Indonesia

Discussion in 'Asia' started by T-REDZ, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. bennoit

    bennoit Bennoit

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    Hey wisedog,

    thanxs for thereply. On what basis do youa advise the northerly route? Nicer scenery or more civilized?
    I don't have 1000 dollars to spend on a bike (even if i can sell it afterwards) so will have to look for another option.

    grtz!
  2. Wisedog

    Wisedog Adventurer

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    more civilized. plenty of gas station that opens 24hrs.
    I find it cheaper if you fly to bali. max u spent 250 usd on 2 way ticket from jakarta.
    i almost book a 2way ticket for my wife on 25th and 28th august using batavia air cost around 160usd. but she decided not to go.
    fyi other public trans will cost u roughly the same but less convenient.
  3. andyhol

    andyhol volcano rider

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    hey mate I live in jogjakarta,
    if you've been riding a honda win for the past few months you should set your sights lower in terms of a bike here.

    In terms of budget and bike it would help if you let us know how much you are working with... and of course what you are looking for. Does the bike have to be full manual or is a step though ok? capacity is it really that crucial?

    250cc is the maximun local bike limit with prices for such bikes being high no matter what condition. the only dual-sport (if thats what you mean by all-road) is the klx 150 or 250 both of which are well out of your budget.

    When you get to jogja look in the local newspapers or have a look on tokobagus.com
    http://motor-dan-sekuter.tokobagus.com/yogyakarta-di/ for bikes local to here.
    To give you an idea of prices...
    Manual Bikes-
    '77 honda cg 125 ~350usd
    '82 kawasaki kh 100 ~250usd
    '07 suzuki thunder (gs) 125~ 750
    '95 honda tiger 200 ~650usd
    Step-throughs
    '04 suzuki shogun 125 ~500usd
    '86 suzuki bravo 100 ~175usd

    I've got some tools, some space and can help you find something if you want.
    I can ask around for you to see if someone is willing to rent a bike to you for some time.
    I could possibly be interested in a buy back if its the right bike.

    In regards to your route to bali from Jogja, i strongly suggest that you do not take the north route ie jogja-solo-surybaya-bangywangi it is very dangerous because its the main java highway. not recommended as an introduction to indonesian roads. the southern coast route is much more pretty and sedate.
    if i'm on a bike i always take this route. its nearly as fast but so much nicer. forget the 'more civilised route', its not true, the north route is so much more aggressive and dangerous. there is petrol everywhere in java. you dont need to buy 24hrs from a petrol station as you wont ( i hope ) be 'le-mans' driving. Nice accomodation is easier to find on the south route too.

    I'll be around until the 10th of aug, after that i have to go away for work. PM me if you want my phone number. I can put you up for a night or 2 when you get to jogja and maybe take you for a ride on the volcano.

    Cheers Andy
  4. isgila

    isgila Been here awhile

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    Salam dari Singapore semua..
    Saya ingin pertolongan dari riders riders di Kalimantan. Saya dalam process untuk ride di Borneo tahun depan.
    Saya akan tiba bersama motor dari Kuching, Malaysia. Mahu ride ke Pontianak- balikpapan. Dari balikpapan akan ke Nunukan utk menaiki boat ke Tawau,Sabah, Malaysia. Terus ride pulang ke Kuching, Malaysia
    Adakah saya perlu Carnet utk motor saya?
    Apakah dokument yang saya perlu ada?
    Ada nombor atau email yang bisa membantu saya utk saya masuk ke Kalimantan?
    Boat dari Nunukan ke Tawau bisa angkat motor saya?
    Saya berterima kasih atas pertolongan pertolongan riders indonesia.
    Bisa email saya di
    isgila@yahoo.com.sg atau PM saya..
    Terima kasih..
  5. ripermana

    ripermana n00b

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    [​IMG]RAJA MANDALA..testing trailer buat persiapan turing ujungkulon ke banyuwangi jalur selatan/jln kls 3
  6. ripermana

    ripermana n00b

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    yang penting have fun dengan tipe motor apapun:clap:clap
  7. bennoit

    bennoit Bennoit

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    Hee guys, i have posted on this forum before, but now my plans are more concrete.
    I Will travel to yogya tomorrow and Will try to buy a bike there.
    My budget is roughly 700 USD, less is nicer, but if i can sell the bike well afterwards i can go a littlebit higher.
    Is there anyone who could help me buy à bike the next couple of days?
    Please send me an email. Thanx in advance!
  8. Wisedog

    Wisedog Adventurer

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    See u in Bali :freaky
  9. riders21

    riders21 n00b

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    Nice to met U all ADV Rider.
    long time i search and I found.
    salam kenal dari Kota bandung :freaky
  10. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I saw this the other night, thinking that it was made in the Phillipenes. Imagine my surprise when my mother came out and said they were speaking Indonesian! :eek1 I left Indonesia at the age of six, and have almost completely forgotten the language. Amazing film. I hope there will be more like it. :clap

    http://youtu.be/KGPCzGCTsgY
  11. riders21

    riders21 n00b

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    yes film the raid. actor using Pencak silat martial art. :D:D
  12. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I see we're both from the same city. I was born in Bandung. :thumb
  13. riders21

    riders21 n00b

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    ow my good u are born in bandung to. if you plan traveling in indonesia and go to bandung you can tell me. i will guide some of place wonderful place in bandung Area.:D
  14. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I definitely want to go back some day. I have traveled all over the world, and I still consider Indonesia to be the most beautiful country I've seen. Plus the food is much better than anything I've had in the West. :D
  15. riders21

    riders21 n00b

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    :wink: Indonesia, talk about food Indonesia is haven spices. taste is goods. maybe you can consider to Adventure riding Taste food of Indonesia xixixi...:clap. we are welcome.
  16. emelemkalapom

    emelemkalapom Adventurer

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    Hi everyone!
    I just moved to Malang for a one year scholarship (darmasiswa). It is a real nice city, perfect weather and surroundings! I am a big motorcycle fan, love touring, went from my hometown in Budapest, Hungary to beautiful places like Sicily, Athens, Helsinki and Moscow. I do not want to stop this mania in Indonesia, but I am in need of a bike and also could use someone from the area to discuss the nicest routes.

    So my question is: does anyone know a proper motorcycle in Malang for rent or for sale? As a student I have a rather low budget, thinking about around 600-700 USD for buying one, but it would be better for me to rent long term as I will surely be leaving in July 2013.

    What I look for is something with proper gears and as big/robust as possible: I am very tall and almost all bikes here seem small for me:) I want to travel on Jawa, Bali and Sumatra as well, so a comfortable seat position would be nice.

    Any recommendations, ideas?

    Terima kasih for any possible answer, hope to see you on the roads soon!

    Best,

    Tamas from Hungary - now in Malang
  17. Wisedog

    Wisedog Adventurer

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    i don't think your budget can rent you a big bike for months here in indonesia. And even if you buy, you can only buy 10 years old 150-200cc bike with proper gear if that's ok with you. But who knows...
  18. riders21

    riders21 n00b

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    hi tamas, Bike in indonesia is small for you but you can custom when you buy. :wink: what height u?
  19. aji prasetyo

    aji prasetyo n00b

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    greeting all adv riders...
    so excited to be here...at last :freaky
  20. titanramadh

    titanramadh n00b

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    preparing the last 3 month touring at this year!!...

    see you on the road adv biker..:freaky