September 20th, 2011
No, our XS is not yet running, but we did get a history lesson that promises this machine will make music once it does:
While applying this particular vinyl graphic to our tank we were inspired to look into the origins of the emblem… What is now the Yamaha corporation got its start as a manufacturer of pianos in the late 1800’s – thus the logo formed of interlocking tuning forks. Design with 1st read graphic appeal (It looks sick on raw steel) and rich historical meaning(it has soul)? It doesn’t
get any better.
Having completed the teardown we needed to set a vision for reconstruction. The rare feat of designer consensus was achieved with a CMF strategy best labeled “rat black.” Carburetors reinstalled we can see our first attempt at combustion on the horizon.