Of all of the projects we’ve seen come and go on The Kneeslider, the Musket V-Twin by Aniket Vardhan is special. It first appeared here in April of 2009 and over the years it’s evolved and grown and been refined by Aniket into the beauty it is today. Of course it was begun long before […]
Beautiful New Harley Lawwill Street Tracker by Bob Netherton - You don't need to be radical to stand out
This is a very clean street tracker, built by Bob Netherton, and it isn’t until you take a closer look that you realize what a nice job he did here. Twin carbs on the right, exhaust on the left, it looks perfect. Bob was a big fan of bikes sliding sideways around dirt tracks, but […]
A couple of years ago, JT Nesbitt released the first drawings of a new motorcycle, looking more like a fantasy concept, it was hard to believe it would ever be built, let alone look anything like what he envisioned. Yet here we are, two years later and the Bienville Legacy Superbike, has been built, three […]
Bob Horn’s EXperimental500 recumbent racer had its first appearance on the Road Warriors segment of Discovery Canada’s Daily Planet TV show. It’s not a complex technical discussion or really extensive report, but Bob had the opportunity to talk about the racer and show some of the details plus you get to see a bit of […]
Workshops and tools
Yes. Next question? — Unfortunately, there are those who don’t agree and in the past few days the discussion of whether you and I should be able to fix or modify things we own has been getting a lot more attention. Right now, cellphones are the issue, there’s quite a debate and some pending legislation […]
It’s been an interesting week, and if you’ve been around here for a while you know that when I say interesting like this, I’m using the meaning inferred by the old Chinese curse of, “May you live in interesting times.” While my computer was sleeping I was rather involved and, while so occupied, it made […]
R18 Reverse Trike Kit for the Honda Gold Wing GL1800 and F6B - Will all trikes eventually be reverse trikes?
There are a lot of trike conversions available, but very few kits put the dual wheels up front, Qtec Engineering is one, offering a Harley Davidson kit, and Hannigan has a Gold Wing quad, but they never offered it as a reverse trike, so when I noticed this Gold Wing for sale, I was curious. […]
A little over a year ago, we looked at a new company in Louisiana called Elio Motors. They were promising to build a new, enclosed three wheeler with two tandem seats, capable of 84 mpg on the highway, meeting automotive crash standards at a price of $6800. I was a bit skeptical that it would […]
Robots and Regulations
NHTSA Proposes Requiring Vehicle to Vehicle Communication – Just Like We Predicted - Is the NHTSA reading The Kneeslider?
Just over a month ago, I wrote this: you still have a little time before the mass adoption of robotic vehicles makes every trip a chance to catch up on your sleep, but, near term, there may be some intermediate steps in the process and I think transponders will be among them. Just like the […]
A little while back we had a pretty lively discussion about robots on our roads, but, even with the rapidly approaching technology, you still have a little time before the mass adoption of robotic vehicles makes every trip a chance to catch up on your sleep, but, near term, there may be some intermediate steps […]