Yamaha MT-07 from Thomas Neus

Yamaha MT-07 from Thomas Neus
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Yamaha MT-07 from Thomas Neus

Yamaha MT-07 from Thomas Neus

Yamaha MT-07 from Thomas Neus

Yamaha MT-07 from Thomas Neus

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On a Cafe Racer ride with the Yamaha MT-07 from Thomas Neus.

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Road and off-road suitable.

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Mini rear light on the short stern.

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Handcrafted applications spice up the MT 07.

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Rust-colored cover as if riveted.

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Bellows for a casual look.

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Design elements from an old coffee maker.

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End pot with own contribution.

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Carbon protective shield as a cover.

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Screen for the harmonious whole.

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Ignition lock cover made of aluminum, self-made.

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The connection from the tank cover to the bench is covered.

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Belt material with a show factor.

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Handcrafted radiator grille.

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Color-coordinated applications.

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Hidden cables for multifunctional indicators.

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Fabric cover for the shock absorber.

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YSS shock absorber with rebound adjustment.

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Fine transition from the seat hump to the tank.

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Small front fender from JvB, Jens vom Brauck.

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Fine decorative panel on the Sym-Roller rear.

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Character actor with driving fun.

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Shortened rear silencer with aluminum covers.

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This is what show winners look like, well done.

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The shortened rear frame carries the rear of the Sym-Roller.

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Still fit: The tuning forks from Yamaha.

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Original instrument on the LSL touring handlebar.

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As if made for it, belts with rivets.

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Fall protectors from excess.

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Original brake with braking pads.

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Headlight cover from an old coffee machine.

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Coffee-brown parts as if from one piece.

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Nameplate of a modified Yamaha MT 07.

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Rust coating from a friend’s hand.

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Already in the original with convincing details.

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Footrest system of the Yamaha R6.

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Studded tires for a rustic look.

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Fine delicacies

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Thomas Neus has made a cafe racer from the Yamaha bestseller MT-07. And the result is more than impressive.

Cafe racers are the big hit these days. What could be more obvious than building parts of a coffee machine onto your motorcycle? Thomas Neus from the beautiful Sauerland did not have a Cafe Racer conversion in mind. But he made use of his Yamaha MT 07 also parts from his old coffee machine, which he found defective and forgotten in a corner in his garage.

The dashing Yamaha MT 07 is not a bread and butter bike, even if it is not exactly a hit on the slopes. How you can spice up the little street sweeper, the Sauerland proves here very unconventionally and without having reached into any parts shelves. “A few months ago I was able to get hold of the motorcycle for a really cheap price. But no moped remains original for me anyway. I always have to change something. But if possible with a kick. “

Bracket for the round headlight self-made

That should then happen to the resourceful craftsman who has been working on the most exotic motorcycles for twenty years, also with this actual ‘normal bike’. So the round cover of the coffee machine found its completely new purpose as a small panel above the headlight. Of course, the bracket for the round headlight also had to be invented and built in-house: “This is a do-it-yourself, made of aluminum, with the route simply from the upper fork bridge down to the headlight. It looks like he’s floating free. “

Thomas also modified the electrics for this, because he changed the routing of the cables, both for the headlights and for the front and rear indicators: “At the back, I put the indicators in a tube and led the cables in the middle back under the Seat. ”The rear direction indicators act as brake lights and indicators at the same time – small but nice. And thus cautious, just like the entire rear. This comes from a “Sym-Roller that I don’t know exactly,” also found in the ominous garage. “I purposely did not paint the part in an elaborate way but only made it black with plastic paint. That just suited the material better. “

Eye-catcher at every biker meeting

Thomas shortened the rear frame by around 30 centimeters so that he could mount the original solo seat of a Yamaha XSR 700 on it. From above he screwed the part. The transition from the tank cover to the new seat was really tricky: “The tank cover is original from Yamaha, but I changed it in the rear area for the new seat. Its transition turned out to be difficult. “I covered it with leather, also up to the tank. The material comes from a belt that I found on ebay at some point, ”he laughs. Everything else, such as the panels below the bench, both front and rear, on the air filter box, Thomas made all of this individually from aluminum and coated these surfaces with a kind of rust paint.

He left the fork in the original, but provided it with Wirth springs and attached the bellows for optical reasons. He liked the short front fender by JvB-moto (Jens vom Brauck) so much that he dared to try this new part and simply threw his low budget principles overboard at this point. A bit of luxury is a must when it is possible to save money elsewhere. And still find his eye-catcher at every biker meeting for his bike. He left the fork in the original, but provided it with Wirth springs and attached the bellows for optical reasons. He liked the short front fender by JvB, Jens vom Brauck, so much that he dared to try this new part and simply threw his low budget principles overboard at this point. A bit of luxury is a must when it is possible to save money elsewhere. And still finds his eye-catcher at every biker meeting for his bike.

Footpegs come from a Yamaha YZF-R6

The coherent overall picture is also due to the fact that the frame remained basically original, but Thomas repainted all the covers and the footrest system including the heel guards and all levers from silver to matt black: “With the paint can. That works too.”

He would also like to mention that he owes his friend Matthias Riedel and his son Jan some advice on style issues as well as the idea of ​​the rust-brown coating on the small but fine elements. Oh, and the exhaust system he topped with a smaller rear silencer and the smaller footrests come from a Yamaha R6.

All in all, no colossal interventions on an already well-designed motorcycle, but with fine delicacies it is a real eye-catcher, not only at first glance.

Technical data Yamaha MT-07 from Thomas Neus


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The Yamaha MT-07 with and by Thomas Neus.

Yamaha MT 07, year of manufacture 2014,

Builder / Owner: Thomas Neus

Engine: Modifications: air inlet modified; Electrics: changed for headlights and indicators; Air filter: original

Front: Fork: original, with Wirth springs and bellows; Triple clamps: original; Handlebar: LSL touring handlebar, additional handlebar mount increased by 20 mm; Instruments: original; Tank / Cover: modified for other bench seats, covered with leather above; Mask: sheet metal over the headlight of an old coffee machine; Headlight: round, diameter 160 mm; Lamp holder: self-made, aluminum; Fender: JvB, Jens vom Brauck, complete with holder; Fittings: original

Disguise / bodywork: Original Yamaha tank cover, modified in the rear area for other seats, everything else like the covers under the seat, front, rear, on the air filter box, everything self-made from aluminum, coated with rust paint. Transition seat / tank made of plastic, covered with leather, also to the tank high made of belt material. Plastic rear section, from an unknown Sym-Roller, blackened with plastic paint

Frame: original, all original frame covers and the footrest system including heel guards and levers painted matt black.

Rear: Rear frame: Shortened by 30 cm, modified for an original Yamaha XSR 700 seat. Hump: Yamaha XSR 700 solo bench, screwed from above. Exhaust / manifold / end top: modified original catalytic converter, provided with a small rear silencer. Footrest system: original, footrest Yamaha R6; Swing arm: original, modified with aluminum turned parts for stand mount.

Shock absorber: YSS shock absorber with rebound adjustment, stepless spring preload and height adjustment

Braking system: Original, with braking pads. Brake and clutch lever aluminum, from ABM

Tires / Wheels: Front rim: 3.5×17 original; Rear rim: 5.5×17 original; Tires: Studded tires, type Golden Tire GT 201

Painting: Original tank cover, silver matt by Yamaha

Miscellaneous: Old-style rubber grips, self-made license plate holders, mirror accessories. Milled aluminum cover for brake fluid reservoir in front, LED front indicator with parking light, rear LED, complete with rear and brake light and indicator function. Aluminum rear hugger with chain guard from the Yamaha range of accessories. Installation of a 1 kilo battery. Self-made radiator grille and panels. Racing tank cap made of aluminum in black

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