Custom Motorcycle Parts Story
My Dad loves motorbikes and spends most of the weekend working on them. He doesn’t just maintain them he builds new bikes from old ones. He is always looking out for custom motorcycle parts which he can buy to make his bikes a little different.
My first memory of my Dad is of us both working in the garage. He would be working on one of his bikes and I would be there trying to copy him. I would take one of his custom motorcycle parts and try and fit it to my pedal bike. I can’t remember how old I was but I must have been around 4 years old.
My interest in bikes was formed from working with my Dad at an early age. That is not the only way that people do get into fixing bikes. My mate thought about taking on a challange for the summer. He had just watched a film called ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ and I think that must have inspired him to do it.
He thought he would buy a bike… but not a new one. He had the urge to buy a second hand one from the internet. When it was delivered the bike didn’t work. This did not worry him as he was going to work on the bike himself.
So for the next month he spent the majority of his time in magazines and on the interent looking for custom motorcycle parts to make his bike work. He spent hundreds and not knowing much about bikes, it took him a very long time to fit things. The best thing about it was he had a lot of fun. The project was a very challenging one.
Anyway after spending all that time on it he just couldnâ€™t get it working. None of the custom motorcycle parts worked. This was a shame so he took it to a qualified mechanic who told him that the bike was dead and there was nothing that he could do.