Revolt Cycles of the Philippines continues to turn out customs full of moxie and nostalgia. Today, we’re proud to feature the shop’s 35th build, RVLT35, a 1980 Yamaha DT100X Enduro dubbed “Noli” — built for Mr. Boots Brandon of Redeemed Tattoo, whose grandfather owned the bike for many years.
Louie of Revolt Cycles explains it best…
“We often associate memorabilia with a certain event in time, a special memory, or a prominent person in our life. Our latest build for Mr. Boots Brandon is the perfect example of what a memorabilia is. This hard-to-find Yamaha DT100X was rebuilt in honor of Mr. Boots Brandon’s grandfather who first bought this motorcycle a long time ago when he received his first pay in the San Miguel Corporation. This bike brought many memories for the grandfather-grandson duo, now hitting the streets of Cebu once again. You get the best of both worlds with this bike — reminiscing the good old days but at the same time being able to make new moments for generations to come.”
Below, we get the full story on this lovely Yamaha two-stroke scrambler, along with a deck of stunning photos from The Jeb – Photo Mercenary.
Yamaha DT100X Scrambler: In the Builder’s Words
This little DT100 took us almost four years in the making — about since the time we Revolt Cycles started. Me and Mr. Boots Brandon met through Mike one evening, stating he has this 2 stroke motorcycle of his grandfather “Noli” that he wanted to be done up to something unique and back on the road.
Since the day I pulled out the bike from their shed and creeping its way out from the tight alley space to the main road. The bike has seen better days. it seems like it was used by his grandfather to the point of anything goes as long as it will run and do the job.
Progress of the bike was at a snail’s pace as we could only work on it when he can save up money for it. It wasn’t a full-on straight-through job where you have momentum doing it. It stopped because of financial issues. Nevertheless, I didn’t mind as I know how hard it is to save up money for something.
The bike was in 1000 pieces as we did the engine up for a total overhaul and rebuilding. Then doing up the frame and wheels setup so to get the look we can imagine for it when it’s a roller.
What I had envisioned was for it to be nearly just like stock, but with simple changes, and keeping the original paint on the tank — the way it’s preserved by a generous amount of top coat paint.
No fancy wirings and electricals so to keep a clean see-through look of the bike, just a single headlight and tail light was all it needed for it to be seen.
With all hard work, my brother Kevin, and team Jerry & Madsci Alvin who made huge efforts in finishing Noli, as I could not managed to as I have moved to Australia to start a new chapter. Rough in the works nearly four years but made sure it gets that look it deserves to shine from the rest. Boots received the bike in full service from Revolt Team and delivered to his shop Redeemed Tattoo for it to stand in its new home.
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