The Yamaha Aerox Blog

April 2009 - Posts

  • Modifications

    As I'v just started the blog, I'l add more pictured as I take then while playing with the bike ect.

    The first thing I changed was the rear tyre because the Michelin Bopper was worn. The rears seem to ware out much quicker than the front.. obviously this is because its carrying the most weight. I replaced it with a Michelin Pilot Sport Scooter 140/60/13. The Front Michelin Bopper is still fine althought it will be replaced soon, the compound seems to be getting hard because of its age or ware. I'd much rather get New Michelin Boppers but I cant find anywhere in Australia that sells them and when I phoned Michelin headquarters, I was told I'd need to import the as they are only sold in Europe and U.S.A. Hmm

    Above is a recent photo.. the tyre is still great after 1year and 18000kms :D

    The Next mods I did was abit of Painting.. I painted wheels gold/champaine colour, rear undertray white to look more racing style and kick starter black. I also added some Red Dirtbike handgrips which dont slip like the originals in the heat and feel great. The rear mudflap also got chucked in the dump.. yuk! ..And I added matching red anodised alloy tire valve caps to the wheels.Yes

    I got given a Malossi Sticker pack with about 100 stickers in it and sort of went nuts applying em the Aerox recently Cool. I'l post more recent pics over te next few days. I'm happy with the overall looks of the scoot now, although I still have a few plans to add BMX anodised alloy foorpegs to the pillion passengers foot rubbers because they are wider and provide more comfort for the Girlie Friend passenger. Having a guy passenger that close to me would feel strange and make me nervous Lmao Embarrassed

    Adding the mechanical mods very shortly to this blog... stay tuned..


  • Distmantling for a sparkplug change and a looksie underneath the panels

    After owning the bike for short while and have enjoyed many happy rides, I decided to change the spark plug and have a look under the farings to see your things and put together ect. You might notice the spark plug is not in straight.. I certainly noticed when I had a closer look, whoever serviced the Aerox last had screwed in the plug on an angle Tongue Tied.

    I removed the cylinder head and cleaned off a big bunch of carbon deposits from piston and head, then screwed in a new plug properly.

    I lubricated all the cables while scoot was in peices.. oil pump, throttle, choke, rear brake.


  • Introduction

    This blog is about my Aerox 100cc YQ100 project that I have been working on sometimes slowly as sometimes ofter over the last year. I've owned the Aerox for 2years now and It started life with me at 13000kms and completely standard.

    I've been modifying and racing small cars over the last 10years, like the BMW 2002 (1975model), Toyota AE86 and Alfa Romeo GT2000. This is my 1st scooter and I just couldn't help myself so I'm modifying it also Smile

    I love this scoot, it's build so well and even with its current 32000kms on the clock, it's never missed a beat or even failed to start not once. Great quality and fantastic handling. Its completely standard top speed was about 78kmh when I first bought it. I'm on a quest to reach 120kph or around abouts.

    I'l be adding more to the blog as time goes on and adding more current pics of bits and peices when I get a new digital camera. (Warning-Dont carry your camera in shorts pocket whilst riding your scooter[:'(]) lol

    Here's a few pics of the Aerox standard and a couple pics after I painted my wheels gold and detailed a few little things.

    Dealership pic I seen of my scoot

    First day riding

    A bit of painting and detailing