Yamaha XT motorcycles were very popular in their time. They were manufactured between 1984 and 2003, being designed for both road and field. Lately they start to be used a lot as a customization base. Such is the case with this Scrambler that Lord Drake Kustoms just made.
In his case, the motorcycle presented an unfortunate state, but the client knew very well what he wanted. Her dream was to bring it back to life by turning it into a Scrambler with taco wheels and where black predominated, except for the gas tank. The fork, which would go inverted and should be silver.
Fran Manen and his team of Lord Drake Kustoms soon got to work. The first thing they did was to disassemble the Yamaha XT completely. Once awake, they began with the hardest work, adapting the chassis to insert the fuel tank. These types of models have a tank with an oil plug on the upper bar of the chassis that prevents correct modification.
Once this problem was overcome, they began adapting the inverted fork to which a 19 ” wheel was put. As for the front suspension, a longer shock absorber with an air bottle was placed, instead of the standard one.
Then came a series of handmade details such as the air filter box, the turn signals on the grips, the front fender or the seat itself. But what attracts the most attention is the BMX type handlebar with the yellow lens headlight of 5.75 inches.
Finally, and as the client wanted, they were sent to paint the pieces in gloss black or textured. The exception was the fuel tank, which was chosen for a military green color.
And finally, it was time to switch on, and what better thing is that you are the ones who listen to how it sounds.
There was only to try it outside. And that was what Fran Manen did in a field outside his workshop, where we can enjoy that moment in this video.
Today, this Yamaha XT Scrambler can be seen through the streets of Algeciras (Spain) and its surroundings.
- Base: Yamaha XT 600 E
- Year: 2001
- Engine: 600 cc Carburation
- Chassis: Original modified
- Deposit: Honda
- Air filter: Artisanal
- Exhaust: 2:1 modified with Spark tail
- Handlebar: BMX 1″
- Rear fender: Made of plastic
- Mudguard front: Made of metal
- Seat: Manufactured and upholstered
- Front suspension: Inverted fork
- Rear suspension: Air shock +1”
- Wheels: 19″ front and 17″ rear tires with off-road tires.
- Others: Headlight, License plate holder, Odometer, cuffs, turn signals in grips, etc.