building your own custom motorcycle
Gasoline Motor Co. is always up to the task of helping people create their own dream motorcycle. We've been creating custom machines for over 10 years and have been through the process many times with many different clients and always strive to go above and beyond to make sure you get exactly what you have in mind. We can work on all makes and models and within any budget constraints, all while keeping the entire process easy and transparent.
As veterans of many custom build projects, we've used our expertise to compile a list below of some helpful tips to get your started on your custom journey.
refine your Idea
Take the time to make sure you have a really solid idea of what you want to achieve as an end result and to consider as much of the build and process as you can. That way, with a solid plan in place, you can hit the ground running and not waste any time or money figuring things out.
gather some Reference materials
Collect as many reference materials, such as images and videos as you can from the internet and magazines, this will help us understand your idea in a much clearer way so you can get to the finished product quickly and efficiently. Maybe you like the look of a rear fender, or the headlight on another build? Save those images and keep them on hand, it will go a long way to explaining exactly what you're after.
have a realistic Budget
As the old saying goes: if you have a budget in mind - double it. By prepared to spend more than you might have initially estimated as many costs can add up quickly including parts, labour and specialised manufacture. If you want it done right the first time there isn't much point in trying to scrape by on cheaper, less reliable parts and brands as it will only cause headaches further down the road. The last thing you want to do is compromise on your dream build!
What to look for in a donor motorcycle
Having a solid idea of the make and model your want to craft your custom build from is the first big step, but finding one in the right condition is another battle entirely! Pay close attention to the year model, kilometres and overall condition. Also make sure to inspect any parts that you will be modding or customising to make sure it can handle the transformation.
pricing and enquiries
Unfortunately we do not discuss pricing or give quotes over the phone, as we want to give as accurate a figure as possible. We love talking motorcycles and are more than happy to discuss the project in person as well as put together our own research so we can come up with a comprehensive quote and agree on the costing so everyone is on the same page right from the start.