Why “Remix” A Motorcycle?

For my “remix” assignment, I chose to look at a passion and hobby of mine, customizing old motorcycles.

Remixing has been present in the motorcycle industry from the beginning. Makers have always been taking factory produced bikes and tweaking them to make them their own. However, now, with the availability of the internet, more and more people get to share their creations, and more and more people have access to information that helps them learn how to work on and customize their own motorcycle. Personally, I have worked on four or five motorcycles. Everything I have learned I owe to Youtube (and trial and error). Working on, repairing, and customizing a motorcycle is a tremendous learning experience, and one that I think resonates well with the “maker” culture.

References

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