Indonesia

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

  1. BobPS

    BobPS Been here awhile

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    Monty, how would an F700 perform on roads like those roads you had ridden on? Do you think it can handle those kind of roads, not just the road pictured above, but also the roads in your latest RR to Flores?
    Thanks,
    bob
  2. KTMInduro

    KTMInduro Off Road Montster

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    I havn't ridden a F7 and don't know much about it , but I could have taken my F8 (and therefore I presume an F7) down all the trails shown in my RR with no more problems than I had with my AT :lol3
  3. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Sorry Bob - missed this one.

    I recently took if for a 10K km ride... as much off road as possible from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia to Thailand, Myanamar/Burma, Laos. (I didn't enter Myanamar "legally" - I was in the Karen and Kachin held areas for some NGO work.)

    My bike has been excellent! Nearly 100K km on the bike and about 50K KM on the 351cc big bore engine with pumper carb. As it lasts so long it is worth it to do the mods on it. I've got a comfier seat, 4 gallon Acerbis gas tank (advertised as 3.7 but either it is 4 gallons or all the gas stations are screwing me!). I've also way beefed up the sub frame - it handled a 17KG givi box on over 5K km of washboard.

    As far as the fuel my pumper carb is happy with anything - use bottles all them time. The newer models are FI and probably more sensitive. The newer models have FI instead of carb, shorter suspension, about 8KG heavier, closer gear ratios, a different headlight and other than that are about the same.

    I've also got KX250 forks/suspension; just did that as I found a great deal on a KLX250 in the US that had already converted the suspension. Mine's about an inch taller than the original 2008 which was an inch taller than the new ones. I often do studpid things like leave the keys in the ignition and go watch a movie. My friends think it hasn't gotten stolen because it's too tall! :lol3

    FWIW the 351/pumper and mods almost doubles the HP - there is no other bike I've heard of that has the potential to improve so much power wise. Here on ADVrider I'm kind of moving into the territory of the most miles on the 351 (I like knowing there are others in front of me) but I can say that if it dies today it has been good!
    I've also got a KTM690 enduro. Stock the KLX250 makes about 1/3 it's HP and w/351 it makes almost 2/3. Not bad for being 20 KG less weight and 10X as reliable!
  4. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Tahun lepas I buat ride dari Medan ke Aceh... tapi I rasa kamu mahu tahu tentang Sumatra Selatan? Aceh sangat kasar... sperti MX track :lol3... yang bagus, tak ada banyak kereta lain. Kereta (emmmm "mobil" dalam Bahasa Indonesia!) biasa jalan 20 km/jam... rasa cepat pergi 40 km/jam.
  5. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Wow! What a beautiful way to go out! Actually if the water was deep enough there's a KLX150 (made for midgets and hobbits!)I rode 2,000 KM it would be kind of fun to bury there!
  6. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    I was going to post some pictures up but all the photos I just uploaded to photobucket got flipped upside down... don't know what's up with that?

    So from Bali, what's the best bike for top speed in this kind of stuff? I was thinking a SuperEnduro with Christini and a cow catcher on the front!

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    Here's a few from Sumba:

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    Tons of trails like this thru little villages:

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    Roads like this (I think there is an eagle in that shot)... just turn your computer upside down! Photobucket is taking 10 minutes to rotate 1 pic!!!

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    Honestly it reminded me of Africa. Lot's of topless women with sarongs, mud huts, dirt floors animals in the house, women with pretty big loads on their heads... Bandung seemed so amazingly modern by comparison!
  7. KTMInduro

    KTMInduro Off Road Montster

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    Guess that's Kuta or environs ? I think a helicoptor might be the best option !
    Its a total nightmare there nowadays.
  8. KTMInduro

    KTMInduro Off Road Montster

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    Cool photos. Were those taken in Eastern Sumba ? I'm wondering due to the tin on some of the roofs.

    I've been over there several times but not on a bike. Both times just to South Western Sumba. Agree with you that its very primitive indeed, but the beaches are incredible !

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    The 2nd visit was to the Posala which is an amazing spectacle. Full on warfare between villages on horseback. :turkish

    When we went the police ended up firing machine guns into the air in order to prevent two villages getting too carried away and actually killing each other :eek1 . I can't seem to locate any photos of that trip at the moment.

    We just discovered on our latest ride that there's a car ferry from Sape in Sumbawa to Sumba each day at 9 am. Its an 8 hour crossing. Sumba is definitely on my places to ride bucket list.

    We need a Sumba RR Ricky............ :deal
  9. KTMInduro

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    There was absolutely no warning before this. Total madness.

    As you can see the road surface is in pretty good condition. About 15 metres from the drop I'm still riding towards it thinking the road drops down to the river. At about 10 metres I see the edge and brake coming to a stop where you see my bike in the photo.

    This was one of those :eek2 :eek2 :eek2 moments.


    I agree that its is a very fitting place to bury a "Green Meanie" :lol3
  10. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Any idea what it costs to take a bike on that ferry? And on that note, how long/how much $ to get to Kalimantan? I'd really like to bring my own bike over from Malaysia. The closest Indonesian ferry ride to me is either an hour ride from Melaka to Dumai Sumatra or Johor Baru to Batam island. However, the regs for shipping a Malaysian bike into Indonesia seem to be so fickle and massively expensive some times. I'm thinking to ride Indonesia on my bike it would be less complicated to ship it from Malaysia to Malaysia - the Peninsula to Sarawalk and then cross by land into Kalimantan and then once in Indonesia ship it to where I want to go.
  11. big_jim

    big_jim n00b

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    hahaha .... motor om youk :clap
  12. big_jim

    big_jim n00b

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    HADOOOHHH ... kereeen banget potona :thumb
  13. dZodiaCz

    dZodiaCz MegaProHOLIC!

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    Laporaann.. ane dan istri udah pulang dari touring lintas pulau naa..

    dengan rute

    Jambi - Palembang - Lampung - Cilegon - Serang - Jakarta

    alhamdulillah sudah sampe kembali ke Jambi dengan selamat
    Report nya sedang ane kerjain, sama bbrp foto ( padahal banyak, sayangnya memory nya salah taroooo T_T )

    sekalian titipan nya kak BobPS, Stok pertamax sepanjang perjalanan nggak ada yang bermasalah. saya sempat tanya2 di SPBU yang saya lewatin sekalian isi bensin. kata nya InsyaAllah akan tercukupi sampai habis lebaran.
    dan harganya masih sekitaran harga normal. ( 10500 )
  14. BobPS

    BobPS Been here awhile

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    Mantaab ... ditunggu reportnya.
  15. geniuskidzz

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    Jakarta - Mostly 60-80 km/h in normal traffic, as lows as 15km/h in workdays frenzy ( averaged, actual speed span from 0 to 60 km/h, but really short sprint) Highest speed was 120 km/h. You could ride quite fast in Jakarta when not in workdays frenzy, but you cant maintain it for long ( usually only for 5-10 minutes then u have to stop for something, either traffic light or something crossing the road)
    Intercity rides usually about 60-120 km/h, depending the roads. Top speed all the same in java, but in central java you could ride slower with higher average speed ( not much traffic jam)

    i'm using 23 hp 4stroker thumper, a bajaj pulsar 220 ( about 19 hp on wheel). That thing drink 1:35 on my average ( in jakarta traffic), weight 160 kg, got 18 liters tank, could take some suspicious fuel from sideroads. The downside was it use lots of electrical gimmics, so i dont really want to bring it on wet offroad.

    My ideal bike for jakarta would be a 250-400 cc bikes with 20 litres tanks, thumper or twins (not 4 inlines, you wont use that top end torque) with lots of low to medium torque ( square or overstroke engine). put twin in choices only for less vibration, or thumper with counterbalancer ( pulsar 220 got one)

    yeah, that unfortunately happens a lot here. You must put extra caution to screws and piped nails ( the one used in umbrellas). Not even car tubeless tires will survive that.

    Rule of thumb :
    1. avoid any things in road _ dont overrun them, not even those small plastic bags, or rubbers, or trash - just avoid them. Sometimes those things contain nails.
    2. Avoid the side of the roads - if possible stay in middle of your lane.
    3. Extra caution in jakarta ( if you ride a lots in there). Lots of nail in several main roads ( search for "ranjau paku Jakarta" for the locations - the traffic police and some NGO are inspecting the roads with big magnets every several days, and the always found Kilograms of nail everytimes). If you ride slower ( about 40-60 kmh), tubeless tire usually will survive the smaller one.
  16. rahardiyan_okky

    rahardiyan_okky n00b

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    hello salam kenal dari saya,,,

    okky rahardiyanto,solo,jawa tengah

    megapro hitam

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    :D
  17. foxaviz

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    Baru ketemu thread ini, salam kenal bro & sis, biker Klaten permisi hadir disini. Salam tetot, sehangat knalpot Heehee Stay safe on the road!
  18. kerbiz

    kerbiz n00b

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    Hai salam adventure semua, saya dan istri seneng banget explore Indonesia on two wheels, ini beberapa foto waktu ke kiluan kemarin

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  19. BobPS

    BobPS Been here awhile

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    Salam kenal juga bung Okky dan bung foxaviz. Solo dan Klaten, tetanggaan nih.
  20. foxaviz

    foxaviz Adventurer

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    Salam jempol balik buat bro BobPS, Solo Klaten lumayan jauh sih jaraknya, tapi karena lalin disini lumayan lengang, waktu tempuhnya sama seperti Lb. Bulus - Mayestik kalo lagi padet merayap hehehe.. Btw ada kegiatan apa nih dari ADV Indonesia? Kapan turing bareng lagi nih, ngeliat dokumentasinya jadi gatel pengen jalan :D
    @ bro Okky, salam jempol juga, kalo lagi mengarah ke Jogja, monggo mampir mrene kang