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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Rebuilding the rear suspension on the NEOS

So the air ride sorta worked but I wasn’t happy with the reliability, and that’s not something I’d want to fail at speed.It was holding up the rest of the project so I decided to go with a regular shock on the back for the time being and come back to the air later.

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First turbo bits for the polo

So tonight I finally got the first round of turbo bits for the polo. There’s a few bits still missing but the key players are there so I can start to figure out how it might actually go together.

Parts kindly supplied from the magical parts bin of VAG-Technik aka mobile-mechanic-northampton.co.uk

If you want to tell me why this is a terrible idea then please use the comments box below.

Testing the air suspension on the Neos

In this video I’m testing the air suspension setup. Not sure quite what the final format of it will be – there’s still a fair bit of experimenting at this point.

Full build thread to date HERE

 

Yamaha NEOS 2002 stretched / “fatty” build – part 4 – The stretch

 

This is part 4 of my catchup videos showing progress on my fatty/stretched yamaha Neos project.

In this video I’m building the stretch frame which should give the scooter that stance I like so much.

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Yamaha NEOS 2002 stretched / “fatty” build – part 3 – Fitting the mini-classic rim

This is part 3 of my catchup videos showing progress on my fatty/stretched yamaha Neos project.

In this video I’m going through the process of mounting the rim from an Austin Mini Classic with a scooter tyre stretched onto it, to the yamaha driveline.

I ended up trying two different approaches, I’ve left the mistakes in since perhaps it might help you or someone else figure out how to (or not to) do something similar.

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, on air-ride.

This bike is actually coming together now so I thought I’d post a bit of a catchup sequence. It’s ended up being several parts though covering the main challenges I’ve had with it so far.

Thanks for watching, next part to follow shortly, please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to see more 🙂

Full build thread to date HERE

Polo 6n1 1.4 AEX turbo – I think this may be happening…

So I’ve been umming and aahing about this for a while now. Lots of people saying it can’t be done, don’t bother etc, but also some notable folks who have done it.

The examples I’ve found have varied from very DIY to full “proper” installs…but I think I have a plan to move forward with this in a staged way which won’t require huge investment up front.

I’m still working out the details but I’ve actually started collecting components for the project so I guess it’s maybe really happening.

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Yamaha NEOS 2002 stretched / “fatty” build – part 2 – Fuel sender modification

This is a quick catchup clip for my yamaha neos 2002 stretched “fatty” build. It’s a regular yamaha
scooter with much of the plastics removed, 7×12″ rear rim from a mini-classic, it’s stretched 18″ and
lowered, on air-ride.

This bike is actually coming together now so I thought I’d post a bit of a catchup sequence. It’s ended
up being several parts though.

This is the second part. By this point I’ve done most of the wiring, this clip deals with modifying the
fuel sender to work with the aftermarket tacho/gauge…which ended up being quite fiddly, but worthwhile
if you want the fuel gauge to work properly.

Thanks for watching, next part to follow shortly, please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to see more 🙂

Full build thread to date: https://www.scootershack.co.uk/threads/yamaha-neos-50cc-build.37580

 

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