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Old 11-06-2009, 04:57 AM   #61
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Greetings reaper78ysw,

Glad you could join us.

Shall certainly pm you when there is a meet-up. We will probably post here if we are meeting again.

Have a great weekend.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:30 AM   #62
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hi fellow friends,

im from m'sia, let me know if u guys coming up here or even ride up to thai. ive done my ride upto laos last april and just came back from my europe ride last month. i dont mind (if u guys dont mind ) me follow ur ride. thank u. btw imy ride is KTM adventure..
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:36 PM   #63
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Greetings.

Very glad to have a Malaysian biker friend on our little thread. Will certainly give you ticker if/when we are heading up north. Impressed with you ride experience. Care to share some of your Laos and Europe experience and pictures.

BTW, where in Malaysia are you at?
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:57 PM   #64
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guys... i am selling off alpinestars back protector..

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums...54#post5985154

bought from forum but not suit my bike and my jacket.

RRP 140 US$ from alpinestar. make reasonable offer and it is yours.. :



my bike's pillion seat is raised up and it touches the backprotector..



http://www.alpinestars.com/pd/p/650402.html

Cross Torsion Linkage (patented) shock absorber system,Flexible central linkage adapts and moves with the body,Expanded polymer foam for impact speed reduction,Dual density foam for low impact loads,Comfortable and soft fabric liner,CE prEN 1621-2 certified blade and waist extensions,Perforations to keep you cool and comfortable.

price: $140.00
product id: 650402
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:30 AM   #65
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New to S'pore ... looking for info

Hi all,

I'm new to Singapore, but I've been around the block a few times. Back in the States I ride a 1976 BMW caferacer'd out ... don't have a bike yet here in S'pore, but looking. Any riding clubs around here? Any basic info I should know before I go looking for a bike? Totally new - any help is appreciated. I've ridden up into northern Vietnam - did a 2 week journey with a friend into remote regions, fantastic! Looking to do the same in many parts of SE Asia. Hope to meet some of you soon.

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Old 11-22-2009, 07:42 PM   #66
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Hi 76er,

Welcome to Singapore. There are a few riding clubs around. Check out www.singaporebikes.com for some details of this groups...

Mostly riders here form their own groups with friends or others with the same specific bikes like the Goldwing group, Hayabusa group, Africa Twin groups, etc... there are also brand specific groups.. like the Harley group, BMW group, Ducati group, etc.... so you can pick and choose what you want.. there are also some like us who are not too interested in clubs/groups but rather we just want to go for a ride with anyone who wants an adventure...

you can also find used bikes at singaporebikes.com from private owners or from bike shops around the island... since you are new here get one of us to help you when hunting for bike or you may be quoted a foreigner's price at the bike shops..

Once again welcome to Singapore...
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:24 AM   #67
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last weekend, 1200km, 3D2N, cameron highland.. TDM's comfortable cruising at 160kmh with 2up, 3 box full, can pull 170+ easily while overtaking.. didnt manage to try after that as wify is knocking my helmet alrdy.

only complaint is front knobby tyre caused handle bar vibrations.. may be balancing not done properly? and i dont have heavy balencers neither..

first leg, managed to utilize full tank range and stop for petrol only at Dengkil (after seremban) at 320km.. same on return leg, stop once at seremban, then again at jb.

some bike pics.. while going up Highest Peak (Gunung Brinchang)
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:23 AM   #68
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I strongly believe those tyres are not knobbies.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:02 AM   #69
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I strongly believe those tyres are not knobbies.
well, it's semi-offroad, michelin sirac.. not smooth as pure road tyres ofcuz..
http://two-wheels.michelin.com/2w/fr...103640&lang=EN
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:08 AM   #70
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well, it's semi-offroad, michelin sirac.. not smooth as pure road tyres ofcuz..
http://two-wheels.michelin.com/2w/fr...103640&lang=EN
It could perhaps be the balancing. These semi off-roads can go to speeds excess of 160km/hr, unlike truly off-road tyres, where they will vibrate.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:17 AM   #71
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well, it's semi-offroad, michelin sirac.. not smooth as pure road tyres ofcuz..
http://two-wheels.michelin.com/2w/fr...103640&lang=EN
Is there a possibility that the wrong size front tyre has been fitted on the bike... tyres of a different size other then the stock can also cause the vibration... i know that the stock front tyre for the TDM is 120/70-17 and the rear tyre should be 160/60-17 but Sirac does not seem to have these sizes..

anyway... riding up Cameron Highlands is always nice... went up there many years back...

You should also try the East-West Highway from Kuantan to KL... I rode through there just two days ago... there is a section of about 50km where the road is winding with all kinds of corners, up and down the hill... dangerously fun to ride...
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:28 AM   #72
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cameron highland can go up from 2 different routes..

1 is from Tapah (with Cameron highland sign) it's narrow and sharp corners.
road is bumpy and people on road side.

another is further up near pulai, new road, smooth corners (you can knee down)

and for my tyres, i think it is varadero 125 rear tyre, and speed rating is 180kmh.

i can cruise smoothly at 160kmh... more than that is vibrating..

again need to check balancing
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:54 AM   #73
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i had morning exercise over the weekend ... sweat from head to toe at local trail



that log killed my belly-pan :(







thanks to my friend Tony, who pushed and pull my fat pig whenever it stucked




aftermath of crossing mud pools (too bad i didnt take pics of bike stuck in mud)



and bike wash

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kmax screwed with this post 12-06-2009 at 07:00 AM
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:16 AM   #74
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This must have been at TM. It has been nearly a year since I last went in there... want to go in there again this weekend???

how did you manage to ride the TDM through sand pit?? it must been very tough!!...
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:04 PM   #75
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This must have been at TM. It has been nearly a year since I last went in there... want to go in there again this weekend???

how did you manage to ride the TDM through sand pit?? it must been very tough!!...
yes it is..

well, all sand pit has become mud pools and i just swim thru :P

can manage thru, except for those damn tree logs at tight trail..

washed and polished my bike already.. dun think i'll go back soon until dry season..

you wanna go with ur Gran Canyon ??
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