Yamaha Neos 50cc build

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    i think the tubing is 30x30mm and about 2-2.5mm wall thickness. There's some smaller (15mm) square verticals to join it to the frame up by the old suspension mount to keep things rigid too.

    yes about that
     
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    Few pics from recent progress...

    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 know what I'm supposed to be doing and now just have to actually get them in. Hopefully I'l 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. Last pic is with me on it and 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.

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  3. kp46

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    this looks amazing.
     
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    frame bars - *finally* \o/

    The rear mounting isn't pretty but it'll hold them in place till i figure out a neater solution. In these pics I've taken one of the rear shocks off so it sits level as it would with rider on rather than riding up like it did in the previous pics.

    i now cannot move.

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    I'd also quite like to get some of this going on (the green lightning bit) particularly on the back. I might have figured out a way to achieve something along these lines without adding any rotating weight at the outside of the rim like the tyre-valve ones you can get on ebay do.

    possibly something with green leds projecting outwards reflecting off the dish of the rim, activated by motion switch etc. I need to test but I think it's doable. the idea would be that it only activates momentarily when you gun it (like in the film) so batteries should last a reasonably long time.

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    got the first couple of cross-structs cut and tacked in place. These should form the support for the checkerplate foot-plate. They're only little bars but for some reason took a long time to shape so that they fitted properly.

    There's currently a box-section beam which is supporting the back of the frame bars which is going to be replaced with something a bit more elegant, or at least tidied up, but I haven't decided on how yet.

    I think the next step is probably to un-melt the starting part of the wiring loom, and make sure she still runs. I think the problem last time was that the fuel wasn't getting into the carb because of the reduced tank height or something. It sits quite a bit lower because of the stretch.

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    :rolleyes:Looking good bunnymum!! Hurry up and finish it lol and post glossy photos
     
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    ugh - sorry for not posting, a friend got really sick and it sorta took over my life for the last few months, and now I'm exhausted as a result. He just finished radiotherapy now so hopefully a bit more chill/scooter time for me.

    I've been doing little bits here and there but only just had the time/energy to actually do the bits rather than then photograph and post about them.

    Scooter now runs and starts as it should and is starting to look a bit like a scooter. I'm working on getting the front brakes functional so I can take it for a little test spin up a private road or something just to check it drives/rides reasonably properly.

    Next step seems to be making the checkerplate bits for the fairing.
     
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    so - little bits of progress... I've acquired some checkerplate tiles from a friend's bathroom floor (with his permission) and started seeing if/how it might go together. I'd like to extend it futher back and further forward (up the curve of the bars to stop spray etc) but these are the key bits.

    It'll need some extra support bits adding and I haven't had the spoons to do that yet but it's next on the list.

    Also - I fixed the front brake so was able to take it for a little test run up and down the drive. Obviously cables and crap hanging out everywhere but it moved under its own steam for the first time since the stretch, which is significant progress.

    The steering felt a bit weird, like if you got off centre it would tend to pull to that side. It seems like a rake/trail thing based on the adjusted geometry so I might have to flip the fork legs around and see if that helps. Wasn't a complete surprise...

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