FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I really do this?

Yes! You can. It's really not as hard as it looks, the trick is to believe you can do it, and really get stuck in. The thought of building a motorbike can seem daunting at first, but it's that learning curve and newfound belief that's one of the best outcomes of the course. So long as you come with a 'can-do' attitude, we'll show you the rest!

Want to see pictures?

Pictures tell a thousand words. If you are still unsure whether to sign up, take a look at our gallery where you will find photos of various stages of the build, our fun and friendly atmosphere (lots of laughs!) and some of the various topics we cover.

Ready to Sign Up?

Answered all your questions? Having read the FAQ's if you're now ready to sign up to one of our Build a Motorbike courses and learn the entire build from start to finish, meeting like-minded people along the way click the link below. Next course very soon!

Nope. You don’t need a bike. If you have one at home it will be great to be able to go straight home and start tinkering after the course, but you may just be doing it for the experience, and that’s great too! The tools to build a bike can quickly add up, so we provide a set including everything we’ll need, so you don’t need to buy any. Feel free to bring your own tools if you want to though.

Nope. Nada.
This course is beginner friendly. It’s not necessary to have ever done maintenance on your bike at home, or even know the name of any of the motorbike parts. We will teach you all of that and more. So long as you don’t mind getting a bit dirty and giving things a go, you’ll do great!

The course is a complete start to finish beginner-friendly course over one weekend, setting you up nicely for whatever projects you have in mind to complete with the experience.

For your money you will:

  • Lean the entire build start to finish
  • Get a certificate of completion
  • Receive a group photo (Digital)
  • Meet like-minded people

No. This is an experience. It does not qualify you to build a bike and take it on the road, you will need DVS to sign that off to do so first. It also does not qualify you to do maintenance or servicing on anyone else’s motorbike. This is about learning the fun of a build and enjoying a challenge. If you decide to change career or start building bikes at home, that is of course possible, but you will need to get all work signed off by DVS and maybe do a formal City and Guilds Mechanics Qualification to work in the industry.

Yes! You will get:

  • Certificate of Completion.
  • Group photo

both emailed to you after the course. The photo is great to keep as a memory for something new you have tried, and also great to share on social media! Most people wont believe you’ve really gone and built a motorbike, so here’s your proof!

The most important thing you need to bring is the right attitude.
Other than that:
– short-sight glasses (if needed)
– knee pads if you want (we’re on the floor looking at parts a lot)
– old clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
– comfortable shoes

*** other things you may want to bring:
– your own tools
– a haynes manual (Aprilia RS125)
– notepad and pen
– camera

Of course! That would be a great Christmas or birthday present, or just a special treat. If you know someone who likes doing something different, who is a fan of motorbikes and dressing up in leathers (no funny business folks..) then the course will go down a treat! There’s many presents you can get a loved one, but an experience they will remember, is always the best.

We don’t cover the ‘bottom-end’ of the engine. The reason is simple. There are specialist parts, machinery and skills you need to work on or service this area. More importantly for the general enthusiast if you had something wrong with the bottom-end, costs to remedy problems in this area can quickly outweigh the cost of a new second-hand bike or engine. Other than that, we cover everything!

Specific locations can vary – we like to spice things up! But the course is always hosted out of St. Helier, making it easy to get to and from the course. Full details for your course will be sent via email on confirmation of your place.

Can I really do this?

Yes! You can. It's really not as hard as it looks, the trick is to believe you can do it, and to really get stuck in. The thought of building a motorbike can seem daunting at first, but it's that learning curve and newfound belief that's one of the best outcomes of the course. So long as you come with a 'can-do' attitude, we'll show you the rest!

Nope. You don’t need a bike. If you have one at home it will be great to be able to go straight home and start tinkering after the course, but you may just be doing it for the experience, and that’s great too! The tools to build a bike can quickly add up, so we provide a set including everything we’ll need, so you don’t need to buy any. Feel free to bring your own tools if you want to though.

Nope. Nada.
This course is beginner friendly. It’s not necessary to have ever done maintenance on your bike at home, or even know the name of any of the motorbike parts. We will teach you all of that and more. So long as you don’t mind getting a bit dirty and giving things a go, you’ll do great!

The course is a complete start to finish beginner-friendly course over one weekend, setting you up nicely for whatever projects you have in mind to complete with the experience.

For your money you will:

  • Lean the entire build start to finish
  • Get a certificate of completion
  • Receive a group photo (Digital)
  • Meet like-minded people

No. This is an experience. It does not qualify you to build a bike and take it on the road, you will need DVS to sign that off to do so first. It also does not qualify you to do maintenance or servicing on anyone else’s motorbike. This is about learning the fun of a build and enjoying a challenge. If you decide to change career or start building bikes at home, that is of course possible, but you will need to get all work signed off by DVS and maybe do a formal City and Guilds Mechanics Qualification to work in the industry.

Yes! You will get:

  • Certificate of Completion.
  • Group photo

both emailed to you after the course. The photo is great to keep as a memory for something new you have tried, and also great to share on social media! Most people wont believe you’ve really gone and built a motorbike, so here’s your proof!

The most important thing you need to bring is the right attitude.
Other than that:
– short-sight glasses (if needed)
– knee pads if you want (we’re on the floor looking at parts a lot)
– old clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
– comfortable shoes

*** other things you may want to bring:
– your own tools
– a haynes manual (Aprilia RS125)
– notepad and pen
– camera

Of course! That would be a great Christmas or birthday present, or just a special treat. If you know someone who likes doing something different, who is a fan of motorbikes and dressing up in leathers (no funny business folks..) then the course will go down a treat! There’s many presents you can get a loved one, but an experience they will remember, is always the best.

We don’t cover the ‘bottom-end’ of the engine. The reason is simple. There are specialist parts, machinery and skills you need to work on or service this area. More importantly for the general enthusiast if you had something wrong with the bottom-end, costs to remedy problems in this area can quickly outweigh the cost of a new second-hand bike or engine. Other than that, we cover everything!

Specific locations can vary – we like to spice things up! But the course is always hosted out of St. Helier, making it easy to get to and from the course. Full details for your course will be sent via email on confirmation of your place.

Want to see pictures?

Pictures tell a thousand words. If you are still unsure whether to sign up, take a look at our gallery where you will find photos of various stages of the build, our fun and friendly atmosphere (lots of laughs!) and some of the various topics we cover.

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