“Blossom” Yamaha Fino Triumphs in Bacolod IR Bike Show
Date posted on April 16, 2020
Overall Best in Show, Best Thai Concept and Best in Paint awards at the 3rd InsideRACING Visayas Bikefest Custom Bike Show competition were won by one entry – the Yamaha Fino of Angelo de Borja which was named Blossom.
Angelo de Borja from Bulacan got into bike modification in 2014. He now has a motorcycle shop named Xanderella Customized in Bacolod. He has entered Blossom into different bike show competitions in Bulacan, Iloilo and Cebu and at the 3rd InsideRACING Visayas Bike Fest held at SMX Convention Center Bacolod on July 13 and 14. Angelo is a member of bike modification group THDM Elites.
One of the challenges for Angelo in building Blossom was logistics. He has to travel to Manila and other places to upgrade the engine. But this was all worth it as he gets enjoyment, happiness, experience and self discipline in his participation in motor shows. He also enjoys travelling.
Blossom is indeed a well thought out, intact and detailed bike and the attention to detail and smooth paint finish made the keen-eyed judges at the 3rd InsideRACING Bikefest Custom Bike Show unanimously agree that this is the overall winner. Some parts in the bike are imported from Thailand. Angelo did not just pour out money in modifying Blossom, he and the team behind this bike carefully thought out and planned every detail to achieve his desired outcome. At first look, you might think that Blossom is just a simple bike but once you touch it and see the details, you will be amazed.
“Gusto kong pasalamatan ang asawa ko sa walang sawang pagsuporta sa akin, ang pamilya nya, ang mga anaki ko na sila Xander, Xandrienne and Ate Love at ang mga kaibigan na andyan at sumusuporta sa bawat show. Special thanks to Paul Agustin dela Cruz, Jerick delos Santos, Daniel Lualhati, Gravador (Dempol Works), Jemabang Works, Jhobalistick, Khimpoy, Brian Philip, Egay, Veljim, Brent, Riel and Elmer. For the parts, I would like to thank Japhet Alfonso, Jayson Ibay, Felix Go, Japz Guamasing, Nathan Sy, Renz Mateo, Slow Cruz, Dongski Maldito, Alphon Thailand and Jose Lucas. Thanks to THDM Elites, our President Niño Ferdie Galang (Prime Time), King G-Ar Garcia and PJ Herrera (Boy Satanas),” shared Angelo.
For his fellow builders, Angelo urges them to never give up and never lose hope. He also started from zero and lost hope but he rose and fought and eventually succeeded.
Parts and Accessories Used: Fairing from Thailand by Jonathan Baldorado Original mini GP caliper Original Daengsai 4 big tip Original Ohlins stabilizer IT Salaya handle clamp IT Salaya lever bolts IT Salaya clamp bolts IT Salaya throttle bolts IT Salaya handlebar IT Salaya lever clamp IT Salaya fluid cap IT Salaya bar end IT Salaya banjo bolts IT Salaya caliper bolts IT Salaya front axle nut IT Salaya disk bolts IT Salaya tire cap IT Salaya wire clamp IT Salaya head nut IT Salaya pipe nut IT Salaya 99% engine bolts IT Salaya rear nut bolts IT Salaya oil nut IT Salaya gear oil nut IT Salaya break arm IT Salaya pulley nut IT Salaya tire cap IT Salaya hub and mile IT side stand Heng bolts and bolts on Yayamanin body bolts Original carbon gauge Original carbon headlights Original JRP seat Original JRP alloy tank Original Earl’s hose Original Daytona switch Original Domino throttle Resized hub with original Kingu big logo green Vee Rubber street bike/drag tire Alloy swing arm Alloy SPS t-post Original YSS OZ street bike/ngo 5VV engine sand blasted coat 5VV pulley 5VV drive face 5VV lighten magneto 5VV coil 5VV crankcase 5VV crank shell 5VV crankshaft 5VV magneto 5VV head 5VV bell Engine specs: by Paulpaintracing from Sta. Maria Bulacan and Meck of Jayrcambaog Revalve 24/28 5VV block resleeve 59 Rod 12 Pin 5 Gasket 25mm Stock cam regrind
This was published in InsideRACING Magazine’s Volume 17 Number 7 issue