YouTuber Ayato has a giant mission on his arms: 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 initiatives on YouTube, however in my view, this one is one of the best.
In a sequence of clips, Ayato has been documenting his progress. It’s an enormous mission, that to be avenue authorized should verify 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 residence. (During the course of the mission, he has ordered some objects, however has stored to a DIY ethos in his method.)
In 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.
Here, Ayato talks concerning 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.
Other components, akin to the long-lasting entrance and wheel design, nonetheless, is not going to be modified.
The different factor that makes the Kaneda bike design tough is the way in which the motorbike deal with could be raised and lowered. Ayato determined to additionally maintain this and produce it to life.
He first made the physique out of cardboard, however then created it out of fiberglass bolstered plastic (FRP). You can see the method within the clips under.
It’s much more spectacular whenever you discover out he’s utilizing issues like cat meals bowls to create shapes.
You can actually begin to see the mission come to life.
The mission isn’t but completed, but it surely’ll be attention-grabbing to see the way it seems.
The clips are fairly in depth. And whereas they’re not in English, the footage is intensive and should you mod or customise bikes (or make props and crafts), it is best to hopefully be capable of comply with alongside.