YouTuber Ayato has an enormous mission on his palms: making a DIY Kaneda bike from Akira. The Kaneda bike is among the most iconic bikes in anime—no, make that in style tradition writ massive. There are quite a few Kaneda bike tasks on YouTube, however in my view, this one is the perfect.
In a sequence of clips, Ayato has been documenting his progress. It’s an enormous mission, and for it to be avenue authorized it should affirm to Japanese legislation, however Ayato has been tackling it with aplomb and talent.
Ayato began this off with a Yamaha Majesty 250 bike, however set down the parameter that he wished to attempt to make the Kaneda bike with what he had at dwelling. (Through the course of the mission, he has ordered some gadgets, however has stored to a DIY ethos in his method.)
On this video, uploaded 9 months in the past, he strips the Yamaha Majesty 250 down and energy saws away any undesirable steel on the bike’s naked body. He then soldered within the components he does want.
Right here, Ayato talks in regards to the modifications he’s going to make from the unique design. For instance, he’s not a fan of the seat on the precise Kaneda bike within the anime (and the manga), so he’s modifying the design to a bucket seat, which he prefers.
Different components, equivalent to the long-lasting entrance and wheel design, nevertheless, won’t be modified.
The opposite factor that makes the Kaneda bike design difficult is the best way the motorbike deal with will be raised and lowered. Ayato determined to additionally hold this and produce it to life.
He first made the physique out of cardboard, however then created it out of fiberglass strengthened plastic (FRP). You may see the method within the clips beneath.
It’s much more spectacular if you discover out he’s utilizing issues like cat meals bowls to create shapes.
You may actually begin to see the mission come to life.
The mission isn’t but completed, but it surely’ll be fascinating to see the way it seems.
The clips are fairly in depth. And whereas they’re not in English, the footage is intensive. If you mod or customise bikes (or make props and crafts), you must hopefully be capable to comply with alongside.