RSW | Crowd Funding Campaign

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RSW | Pop up space

As a sequel to our crowdfunding video we share the journey of our six month pop-up space in the heart of Sydney's eclectic suburb of Newtown. We share our excitement to see the cafe & workshop in action and supported by locals, giving us the confidence to fix our sights on a bigger, better and more permanent home in the same suburb.

How to #1| Chain Conversion

This is a how to guide on how to convert a belt drive motorcycle to a chain drive. In the video we do the chain conversion on a 2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster 48 that we have used for custom build.

The Rising Sun Workshop + H-D Hill Fighter

Bike by Rising Sun Workshop Directed by Davros Shot by Tyler Freeman Smith Music Composition and Sound Design by John Vella Words by Joshua Capelin Voiced by Alex Relic, Rising Sun Workshop Member. The Hill Fighter is a custom build by Rising Sun Workshop members in partnership with Harley-Davidson Australia and The Shed.

STORIES OF BIKE | Two Cities: Part 1

Two cities, two communal bike workshops, two bikes and one build competition. We follow Melbourne workshop, Kustom Commune and Sydney workshop Rising Sun as they face off against one another to build a custom Harley 48 Sportster. This is Part 1 of a 3 part mini-series.

STORIES OF BIKE | Two Cities: Part 2

The story continues between the Rising Sun Workshop in Sydney and The Kustom Kommune in Melbourne. Both communal workshops have taken to the builds of their Harley-Davidson 48 Sporters, engaging their communities and managing all the set-backs and challenges that come with a customising any bike.

STORIES OF BIKE | Two Cities: Part 3

The conclusion to the Two Cities series sees both workshops, Rising Sun in Sydney and Kustom Kommune in Melbourne, complete their Harley Davidson 48 Sportster custom builds in time for their meet-up. They both reflect on their journey and what it took to complete the biggest project they've undertaken so far and the workshop communities that made it happen.


Heleana and Adrian talk about what is happening to the Rising Sun Workshop after they had to move from their temporary pop-up location. We had to omit this clip from the final Part 3 episode due to timing and have re-edited it here for your enjoyment.