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Underbone tuner is a free online magazine for Underbones, Scooters, Backbones and occasionally we might squeeze in a big bike or two . We have been covering small motorcycles modifying culture for over 8 years already and still counting. We have the latest updates/news on motorcycle racing events from all over the country such as circuit, motocross, flat track, endurance, trail and supermoto. We cover motorshows from all over the country. We cover the latest bike launches and the latest trends in bike modifying culture.

But at the core of Underbone Tuner is the bike modifying / customizing culture. We scour the country for the best motorcycle builders/modifiers. We feature the owners of these amazing bikes and the talented teams and individuals behind these bikes. We give you the story behind those builds and hopefully we inspire others to keep this fascinating culture alive.

This website is dedicated to all motorcycle enthusiasts, this our life, this is our passion, this is who we are. We may be riding different bikes but we share the same fascination and love for motorcycles. We are all brothers in two wheels.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Post Apocalypse Scrambler by Revolt Cycles

By: Arnel B. Santos-Ynigo, Ralph Planteras

For this week we are featuring something special, a bike you could have sworn just blasted its way out from the Mad Max Fury Road and right in front of our lenses. The bike is the creation of  brothers Jon Kevin Yu and Louie Yu of Revolt Cycles Cebu. We saw the bike several weeks before the photo shoot through social media but it was a whole new beast when you see it personally. It is enigmatic and imposing you can’t help but hear the words of Immortan Joe "You shall Ride Eternal Shiny and Chrome!!!" when you grab its handle bars, you feel like a War Boy ready to take on the Fury Road.

Just like the chase bikes from "The Citadel" the Team at Revolt Cycles created a Scrambler
that can take on whatever the post-apocalyptic world can throw at it. They made sure it was
agile and lightweight but built to last for long rides on and off road.  "The concept for this bike is a Scrambler, what generally characterizes a Scrambler is the adaptation of a road bike into an all-terrain ride.  As these bikes historically would go from crossing a stream to climbing a muddy hill while trying to get from point A to B as quickly as possible, it was important that they be lightweight, powerful, and reliable. Some key characteristics of a Scrambler is a shorter, padded seat. Torque over top end power, Visual simplicity, Lightweight components, Smaller tanks, Mini gauges, a tucked in headlight, Chunky off-road tires with spoked wheels." Jon Kevin added during an interview.

The build process was really interesting and the team really did some fascinating steps to give the bike that aged and rustic look and the lengths they had to go through to rebuild the rotting Honda TMX 155 and transform it to one mean highly capable machine.  "It took around 2-3 months to finish the bike. We bought the bike second hand, the bike was just left to rot in a small shed with ducks and a dilapidated roof. The bike was full of mud, duck droppings and rust.”  Louie Yu added during an interview. The team completely dismantled the bike, they had the engine completely overhauled. They also replaced all the rusted out parts, bought new rims, new tires, new speedometer, new cables, basically everything was new except for the engine, frame and gas tank. The team wanted it to look rusty and beat up, so they scraped the tank bare metal, then sprayed on a homemade secret concoction to hasten the rust, they then proceeded to remove the excess rust, sprinkled it with water and left it under the sun for a day or two, after that they applied clear coat to stop it from rusting further.



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