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Scooter Part 7 – Progress Update

This is part 7 of my build series showing progress on my fatty/stretched yamaha Neos project (at last!).

Because it’s been so long this is a bit of a general catch up from my camera roll of photos I took along the way while doing stuff, but didn’t necessarily have the energy to film as well.

In this video things are coming together a bit more and we can start to see the bike take shape and become an actual bike that you can sit on and moves under its own power \o/

Most of this video is about working on the frame and lower panels.

The bike is a 2002 Yamaha Neos, 2 stroke, 50cc Minarelli engine in a stretched, “fatty” style. It’s a regular yamaha scooter with much of the plastics removed, 7×12″ rear rim from a mini-classic, it’s stretched by 18″ and lowered a lot.

Little update on the stretched neos – it goes!

first time I’ve been able to work on the scoot for a while, was just trying to see sorta where I got up to and check it still runs etc, which it does \o/.

I remembered to drain the carb this time and she fired right up.

This is how she’s looking – sorry for the terrible pic. New phone, camera sucks.

very stretched yamaha neos scooter

I feel like the lines of it are actually coming together nicely this time. Tapering the vertical bars inwards made all the difference so was worth the hassle i think.

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Stretched Yamaha Neos updates…

Here are a few pics from recent progress…

I’ve been working on trying to get it as “together” as possible, all trim, bodywork and stuff, before putting the floor bars on to get the best idea of how to do them. I think now I know what I’m supposed to be doing and now just have to actually get them in. Hopefully I’ll get into that this week, weather permitting.

The back rides up when there’s no weight on it which makes it look a little odd, but when you’re on it, it all lays flat and lines up right.

The last pic is with me sat on it as you can hopefully see  then both the rear mudguard and the exhaust come into alignment. It’s very, very long for a scooter but looks to be headed the sort of direction I was hoping (japanese “big scooter” style).

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Extending the exhaust on the Neos

Now that the rear suspension is sorted I was able to figure out the positioning of the exhaust. Obviously with adding offset and the wider wheel the exhaust needed a little bit of “editing” to clear the wheel. Was a bit nervous about messing this up but it actually went ok.

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I’m a one-person operation who sits somewhere on the scale between artist/engineer, mad scientist and vehicle/engine hoarder. I’m passionate about my projects (some would say obsessive) and am primarily building these things just so that they exist.

I currently work from my small home workshop building and modifying my various vehicles and machines. In the past that’s mostly been Mk2 VW golfs but I’m currently also very much enjoying tuning and modifying the Yamaha YZF-R125 as well as Yamaha NEOS/Jog-type scooters along the “fatty/stretched” lines seen in the Honda Ruckus scene (see my build thread here). Ultimately though, anything with wheels (preferably fast-ish) is fair game. If it goes sideways too then so much the better 😉

My main area of interest has traditionally been old VWs, particularly Volkswagen’s Mk2 Golf Syncro, though at the moment I’m loving tuning the bikes.

I run the biggest/only forum dedicated to VW syncros and over the last 15 years or so have done extensive restoration and modifications to my own syncro, as well as numerous other Mk2 golfs I’ve owned along the way.

My main medium is steel, and I do Welding (MIG & TIG), sheet metal working (hammer & dollies etc), some paint & airbrush stuff, and am getting into doing little bit of light machining too.

Whilst I’m open to custom requests this isn’t really about that. It’s more about building something I find interesting and cool.