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When you teach once, you learn twice. We strongly believe in the principle it’s better to give a hungry man a rod than a fish. Our Do-It-Yourself motorcycle area is located inside the Outsiders Motorcycles facility on the outskirts of Groningen, the Netherlands. We provide the space, equipment, and atmosphere for you to complete motorcycle-related projects ranging from oil changes to full custom builds. We welcome motorcycle enthusiasts of all skill and experience levels, and riders of any kind of scoot can find a home here.
-We offer a total of 6 workstations for €145,- each per calendarmonth. Your month starts the first calendarday and ends the last calendarday each month. Minimal time is 1 month, there is no maximum.
-We’re open on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 – 18:00. Our weekend is on Monday and Tuesday.
Sometimes we’re here longer and sometimes we’re riding off-road, are off to shows, on vacation or sick. It’s up to you to decide whether you come every day or once a week. There’s a whats-app group for questions regarding opening-hours and other shop related stuff and you’ll also meet some future best-friends this way!
-The workstation is for YOU to work on YOUR motorcycle. No mopeds, no scooters, no bikes from friends. Your friends and/or family are more than welcome, but they’re not allowed to do anything more than watch. Legal issues are not something we’re very fond of.
-We send email invoices around the 20th each month for the month to come. We do not refund un-used days.
-The workstation is empty and clean when you start using it. We expect it to be clean and empty when you are ready with the project.
The workstations are only accessible during openinghours. No exeptions.
Just email us – email@example.com – or even better, pop by the shop and sign up in person! We’ll be happy to give you a tour and explain in depth how it works.
Yes! The common stuff like sheet/tube/square metal in different shapes, tires, grips, fuses, lights, lubricants and solvents is in stock. If the part you’re searching for is not in stock we can probably order it for you. We have dealerships at every major motorcycle related distributor and most stuff can be here the next day or two! If you prefer to buy parts yourself online, feel free to have them shipped to the shop to make things easy.
We are always around to lend a hand. We will answer questions to the best of our ability, but we are not going to do the work for you. We strive to create a community with a wide variety of experience and we encourage members to collaborate and assist each other with projects, from maintenance to custom builds.
In case you require more assistance, for instance on welding, the starting 1-on-1 rate is €75,- / hourly. We also offer turning and milling (manual and CNC) services. The rate for those services is determined when needed.
Machining and welding are difficult processes that serious takes time to master and can be extremely harmfull. The (welding)machines and consumables are expensive and 95% of machining and welding on motorcyles is structural. For those reasons, you are only allowed to use the (welding)machines if you can provide proof of (welding) skills. Motorcycles only, so no furniture or car parts.
We offer a local bike pickup starting at €2,50/KM (Please keep in mind we have to ride your distance twice). Email or call to schedule a pickup.
Though we sometime wished we had less tools, it could happen. Let us know and we’ll consider purchasing or making one for the shop! #realshopsmaketheirowntools
Your membership includes access to a motorcycle workstation, a frame welding jig (when free), WiFi, storage under and above your workbech and a grinding/metalwork area with all metal tools like viles, sheet bender, tube bender (25 and 38mm) battery-powered drills/grinders and such.
The workbenches have hooks and ratchetstraps to secure your project. Use of special (motorcycle specific) tools is also included in the membership, but as they’re mostly expensive we prefer to do that together. You break it, you buy it.
We ask from you to acquire or have your own basic tools. We can advise you on what you need and where to get it in case you’re new to it all and you can put everything away when you’re not there. – That said, a basic toolkit is excluded in the deal but every tool is here in case you only come by for a quick job.
Consumables like drinks and food are logically excluded from the membership but you’re free to use the kitchen with refrigerator/fridge if you bring your own food.
Consumables and a wide variety of materials can be purchased in the shop, so you don’t have to buy a full length of tube when only a short piece is needed.
We offer basic classes for maintenance and fabrication! Please check the “classes” tab under DIY Garage for more info. You can also join a class without renting a workstation.
Classes include TiG welding, electrics, basic metalworking, basic motorcycle tech, engine principles/troubleshooting and the already famous “Just got my licence – now what” course. Shoot us a message if you’d like to take a course or want to learn something else about your bike! Prices vary from €75,- to €350,-