Good to see you. I really like the scoot. I've always thought those 250-300s were cool because they are a big scoot that still looks like the small scoots that many of us love. With the work that you've done, it reminds me much more of a little tuner scoot than the big 300 that it is.
Great craftsmanship as always. Really came out very nicely. 👌
Yamaha Aerox NS50 2016 project Yamaha Aerox NS50 2016 Piaggio Typhoon 2019: Great scooter, poorly built (sold) Yamaha Slider 2002: The problem child (sold) Yamaha BWS NG: The Family affair (son now owns) Yamaha Aerox YQ50 2008: The fast one (sold) Yamaha Jog RR 2004: The first one (sold)
Mrs Bud 10/06/22 you are not going to pull that engine apart and put lots of new bits in it, are you?
A warm up run done at 8AM, on my second lap I started scraping the center stand. I got bolder and bolder in my turns and really experienced how that can be a serious danger. But this was planned. So the stand came off. On my subsequent runs I picked up a lot of confidence and speed. At some point I stayed on the tail of a talented young gentleman on a CBR 600 or 900 on his entire run through the curves. I of course did not beat him but the fact that I held my own is testament to amazing handling of this GTS. The brakes have such good dosage. I went with 12mm pistons so I need a little more pressure but my pressure dosage is great, I can break deep into a turn, keep power on the belt and accelerate hard on the apex. All whilst correcting the line with a little rear brake. You can see me 2 Finger/1 Finger braking on each lever. These shocks and bushings give you great road feedback and grips even on fast direction changes. I am tall and heavy, any movement on the bike is usually felt but with some tweaking and the right compression/rebound setup I never even felt the slightest wobble. At the very end are the tires. These Kenda KD1 are very soft and great for these mountain roads. My rear one however is about done. After a measly 1000 miles. Can't have both I suppose. Let's also talk about the exhaust. this thing has held up 1000 miles without the slightest issue. My welds are apparently great. The sound is... well it is loud. My neighbors... we will see. It kinda sucks on the highway. But boy is it fun up there, decelerating, hearing some pops, jumping back on the throttle and feeling like a KTM 450 Supermoto flying through the turns. It does also give me some more ground clearance. I think. Have you guys ever felt like you would scrape the OEM exhaust or even one of the Akrapovic pipes? I am curious. I did a re-tune with a Malossi Forcemaster 2, and it is peppier. But truth be told it is lacking in power. I kinda knew that going in yesterday. I can only take so much speed with me through the turns, at some point i don't have enough lean angle. So more power is definitely on the menu soon. I do have some video footage I will go into detail again, but not everyone wants to watch a 10min YT video. Hope you enjoyed this little write up as much as I enjoyed my ride. I am very stoked, the chassis part is done. It scares others while it kept me very confident and cool. Mission accomplished.