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Nick Hagman Nick Hagman
5/4/2018 5:21 AM

Good Morning Everyone,
Back in February I posted an animated &t=1s">shock rebuild video that was well received here at Vital, and I'd like to thank everyone for watching.

I have now begun the long process of doing a full animated bike rebuild series on an old 1993 KX250.
Every rebuild begins with the disassembly, so please enjoy watching this neglected old machine fall to pieces.

At some point I'll start a build thread to document this project and draw from the collective knowledge of Vital members. Updates will also be made to my Instagram if you'd like to follow there.

The majority of views on my first video came from the members of this site, so thank you everyone for that!

Instagram @mechanimations
Youtube Mechanimations

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snillum snillum
5/4/2018 5:26 AM

I honestly cannot even begin to imagine the amount of time this video took. The video was awesome and I think you are going to have a fine little project on your hands (bike build and video editing). I'm excited to see more of this.

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MxKing809 MxKing809
5/4/2018 5:31 AM

My god you’re talented. Just doing the sound effects and dubbing them in is impressive!

If only there was a site that could sponsor this, and pay you to do more. (HINT HINT)

Cant wait for the next one.

Washed up moto and enduro weekend warrior.

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Donovan759 Donovan759
5/4/2018 5:41 AM

Very cool video. You're extremely talented, and patient. That was fun to watch.

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Firefly47 Firefly47
5/4/2018 5:46 AM

Nice. I raced one of those bikes in 1993/94.

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DA498 DA498
5/4/2018 5:46 AM

How the hell do you do this?! Love it. Great job.

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kb228 kb228
5/4/2018 5:53 AM

Pretty cool!

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Jordan Dogtown Jordan Dogtown
5/4/2018 5:58 AM

I can't tell which I'm more excited for, the bike or the videos. Awesome work

"A motorcycle is a bicycle with a pandemonium attachment and is designed for the especial use of mechanical geniuses, daredevils, and lunatics"  George Fitch, 1916

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slipdog slipdog
5/4/2018 6:01 AM

Thanks for posting, Nick!

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mx_phreek mx_phreek
5/4/2018 6:03 AM

That was very cool

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TXDirt TXDirt
5/4/2018 6:22 AM

A+ Love it!!

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mikec265 mikec265
5/4/2018 6:29 AM

How many days/hours did it take to make that video?

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Nick Hagman Nick Hagman
5/4/2018 6:31 AM
mikec265 wrote:

How many days/hours did it ...more

I kept track on this one since I get asked that all the time. This was about 170 hours all said and done.

Instagram @mechanimations
Youtube Mechanimations

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mikec265 mikec265
5/4/2018 6:34 AM

Subscribed to your channel. That's different and pretty damb cool!

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Flip109 Flip109
5/4/2018 7:05 AM

That was badass. Never seen anything like that! You could def run a step by step how to video site for working on bikes.

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ttugrad1793 ttugrad1793
5/4/2018 7:22 AM

there's GOT to be some money in this somewhere.
Surely there is a part manufacturer that could showcase the "how-to" install video in such a cool way.

Just think of the free advertising for them - a how-to video on installing a new set of forks, and then the video itself gets shared around just cause of the cool factor.

Congrats, man - that was impressive.

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Moto_Geek Moto_Geek
5/4/2018 7:29 AM
DA498 wrote:

How the hell do you do ...more

Cool video. My guess is he had to either wear green cloak to be able to take out later.

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David934 David934
5/4/2018 7:37 AM

yeah fun to watch, next stop Hollywood

18 Yamaha YZ450F
94 Honda CR 500
90 Honda CR 500
81 Yamaha SR 500
68 BSA Thunderbolt
69 Triumph Tiger 100

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Bultaco Bultaco
5/4/2018 8:20 AM

Very creative. Thanks for posting your efforts.

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3D 3D
5/4/2018 8:34 AM

That was impressive!

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Nick Hagman Nick Hagman
5/4/2018 9:34 AM
ttugrad1793 wrote:

there's GOT to be some ...more

I think you're right, but the money making version of this would look a lot different than my current vision for this project. Hopefully I can still find some companies interested in partnering along the way where it makes sense.

After my first video Race Tech got a hold of me and is on board for the next video. At this point I'm a dude with very little social media following and my videos take months to make, so I'm thankful to them for rolling the dice to work with me. Particularly that they didn't make any special requests and just said "do your thing". Thanks Race Tech!

Hopefully the time spent to make difficult and unique videos will pay off with views eventually. I'm not really interested in doing the standard YouTube hustle that I find so annoying.

Instagram @mechanimations
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Nick Hagman Nick Hagman
5/4/2018 9:38 AM
DA498 wrote:

How the hell do you do ...more

Moto_Geek wrote:

Cool video. My guess is he ...more

Maybe some time I'll do a "how it's made" video.

No green suit for my videos, it's mostly wires from overhead that get masked out later. For this one I actually had a rail made from unistrut overhead so I could easily move things out of frame.

Instagram @mechanimations
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jeffro503 jeffro503
5/4/2018 9:55 AM

Woah!! Dude that was incredible Nick! I haven't got the foggiest idea on how you even made that , but that was one of the coolest little video's I've ever seen when it comes to bikes. You have some pretty damn awesome talent in my book. Make more please! Whenever you get the time anyways.

And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

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jeffro503 jeffro503
5/4/2018 9:58 AM

Nick...did you used to ride at the indoor track Hindsightmx?

And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

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Spydee Spydee
5/4/2018 10:02 AM

Absolutely incredible and very unique! I wish you all the best for the future, as others have said you are extremely talented and I really hope this takes off in bigger places than just Vital. You deserve a lot more credit than a moto forum and I for one cannot wait to see what you have in stall next!

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langhammx langhammx
5/4/2018 10:09 AM

I just blew up everyone’s phone with that video. cool

Pretty damn cool and you did a fantastic job editing that.

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JBecker 72 JBecker 72
5/4/2018 10:22 AM

The coolest video I’ve seen all week. Awesome job!

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Redrcr34 Redrcr34
5/4/2018 10:50 AM

That was awesome

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Hammer 663s Hammer 663s
5/4/2018 10:54 AM

Beer's on me.

Mike, Hillsboro.

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ttugrad1793 ttugrad1793
5/4/2018 11:10 AM
ttugrad1793 wrote:

there's GOT to be some ...more

Nick Hagman wrote:

I think you're right, but ...more

It would seem like YOU wouldn't need the huge following - you would leverage it on THEIR following.

I would do another one similar to your shock rebuild one using a different part obviously. Show the variety of what you could do. I know these aren't easy to make, but if the cost was even close to reasonable, you could have part manufacturers lined up everywhere for this.

Heck, I know NOTHING about maintenance, but after the shock video I thought "This is the coolest visual way to show me how things go together".

Good luck.

PS - the part where the forks bounce off screen was my favorite - that's the part where I went "How in the HELL did he do that?" :-)

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