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.

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

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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Yamaha NEOS 2002 stretched / “fatty” build – part 1

 

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 first part which goes from arrival of the bike, a bit of an overview of roughly where I’m heading with it and a look at some of the components.

Then we’re on to stripping the bike down and figuring out what to do with the front part of the frame so that I can get the look that I want.

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

Full build thread to date HERE

Carenzi wheel adapter woes…

I just got this Carenzi hub adapter today for one of my Yamaha Scooter builds which I was hoping to drill holes in to mount a mini-classic rim for a ruckus-stylee fatty/stretch conversion.

However, having learnt from my past mistakes the first thing I did was take some measurements to check it was actually round, which it turns out it probably isn’t. 🙁

Continue reading Carenzi wheel adapter woes…

Street Outlaws vs Fast ‘n’ Loud

Couldn’t have said it better…

 

I do find it a little sad how it went down in the end since I’m a fan of both shows, and I don’t think RR really showed his best side. But hey in the end I reckon the best team won – and that’s racing. Props to the whole 405 crew who made the Crow #2 happen. You rock! 🙂

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