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How to restore a Yamaha X1

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These motorcycle was a swap out deal with my KHS 26er bike that I was willing to give up to put up a water refilling business. Financially I wasn't ready at that time and its the only way that I can think of in order to have a delivery service for my Water Refilling Station. The Idea then was to put a sidecar on the Yamaha X1 which at that time was really hard for me to decide since the bike is in pristine condition. Only to find out that its paper are still need to be processed since it was in mortgaged with a Financing institution. I will not go into details cleaning it registration as well as putting on its Certificate of registration that we put up a sidecar on it.

But nonetheless after 3 years, we have acquire a new Honda TMX 155 which now gives me the freedom to decide if I have to dispose these motorcycle or to keep it. I go with the latter. Why? Yamaha X1 is an iconic underbone. During that time, it beats all its rivals on its category. Not to mention thought that it can compete with the 125cc engine especially the Shogun R/Pro 125. I'm just hearing now someone murmuring to have a friendly gauge. Sorry the bike is not for speed now and I won't let you do it.

So to start with let me show you how it looks when it's delivery setup. It can actually carry 10 5 gallons of water plus the driver and its helper.

Sidecar are made of metal frames and not hollow which makes it more heavier than it looks. I believe I change the chain set as well as the Front and rear sprocket in order to give more  power sledging water. Any one who sees these bike had pity on it. I remember one guy said, " Would you like to swap it with my bike" and I said no. I know the owner of these bike and I know that everything are working fine. Which will not give me a headache after all. 


How to restore the Yamaha X1?


Since these is a beaten up motorcycle for 3 years. I started changing which needs to be change. 
First stop. Clutch linings and Springs. I bought it online selling Yamaha X1 stuff in Facebook.
I want to change these parts which I believe these are the one that gets all the hard beating.


I then move on to the Air filters, and Chain set. I put it back to the 14/36 ratio in order to keep back its speed.






Some parts are really worn out which really pissed me of so with my anger I change them with a new one. I bought a Kick starter, The frond and rear fender and as well as the original switch. As well as the Black Top part of the Engine cover cowling. Isn't it amazing that they are still available and can be use to make a pristine look bike??? I'm happy with it.





These Engine top cowling I have to replace since we bore a hole on these part in order for the sidecar to be mounted.


Then I said, I'm done. Yippeeeee.. bike is restored and can be use as usual.












NOPE! I not done yet...

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In the Philippines were commuting are as hard as finding a needle on a haystack and were travelling is really a pain in the ass. A motorcycle is a must. If you want to go to Point A to B in the right time at the correct moment. How many of you have missed interviews, meetings and important event because that time that you supposed to be in the event, You still stuck in the god-damn traffic.

But hey!, We live in a world where you have to get your own solution. Thus, many of my friends turn from commuting to motorcycling and also thru biking.  So to make the story short your the same with a friend of mine that wants to ride a scooter now and upgraded your self from being stuck in your cage (4 wheel car) or Jeepney and rather choose to buy a convenient , comfortable but a little expensive Yamaha Nmax. Unfortunately, you don't know much of the scooter and so do I so we grab the manual in order for us to understand what's beneath the beast.

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