Featured here is a Scrat (Scrambler/Brat) build owned by Michael Konrad San Gabriel from Pasig. The base bike for this project is a Honda TMX 125. Aside from bikes, Michael is also into photography, airsoft, bands and cars.
He got motivated to start building bikes when he saw a café racer
at a gas station. Michael was so amazed how eye-catching it looked, not to
mention, how cool it was. He was then just using a Mio that time and had the
realization that he, too, wants to have his own, but it will be a custom-built
bike that would suit his needs and style.
The Scrat Build project took Michael 2 months to accomplish. Installing the headlights was what he
considers the most memorable, as for him it’s the most challenging aspect of
the whole build. Installing it was easy; however, making it work was
tough. It actually took them several
hours to figure out its proper installation and have it up and running.
“Modifying bikes or your own bike is a reflection of you.
And like any great artists, building bikes for me is creating and showcasing my
own master piece. When you have a vision of what you want for a bike, go for
it. It may be hard at first, as you will have to consider a lot, such as
sourcing for a good supplier and finding the right parts. Opinions you hear
might contradict each other that might cause you to give up and my advice is to
keep building and do not let yourself down. Don’t let the bumps on the road intimidate
you. As long as it’s not on anyone’s way, then you’re good to go. Love your
passion,” shared Michael.
Asked for his future plans and projects, Michael said that
he will definitely custom build a different make and model. He will keep us updated
through his YouTube channel: Let’s Ride Philippines, Facebook page: Let’s Ride
Philippines, and Instagram: @letsridephilippines.
“I would like to thank Tolits Motoklasik for the parts,
accessories, front and rear fender of my bike, TMKG for helping in the
customization of my bike, Paulo Gumatay for the U-bend and seat and John Levi
Cornejo for the sprocket combination,” Michael expressed.
Parts and Accessories:
Fatbar mid rise handlebar
Analog type speedometer
Analog type RPM gauge
Classic headlights with angel eyes and 2 blue water fog
Caterpillar seat with U-bend mod
Takasago rear shocks
Customized front and rear fender
SPD rims 2.5 front and back
3.25 Powertire front
3.50 Powertire Rear
SC Project Pipe
Parts and accessories by Tolits
Motoklasik U-bend and seat by Paulo Gumatay
Front and Rear Fenders by Simon Tesoro
YouTube Channel: Let’s Ride Philippines
Facebook Page: Let’s Ride Philippines
photos provided by Michael Konrad San Gabriel
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