Indonesia

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

  1. BobPS

    BobPS Been here awhile

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    Bejo udah dijual om, sekitar setahun yang lalu. Sebenernya sayang, tapi gak kepake. Jadi setelah 10 tahun setia nganterin saya ke kantor, dia saya jual.

    Nama Bejo itu ada asal muasalnya om. Lagi pengen cerita nih:

    Beberapa tahun yg lalu, tahun 2004 atau 2005 saya gak inget, saya dengan seorang teman (dia pakai Suzuki Bandit) berangkat jalan-jalan ke Jogja. Rencananya tek-tok, sampai Jogja langsung balik ke Jakarta.
    Perjalanan berjalan lancar dari Jakarta sampai Tasikmalaya. Di Tasik mendadak kopling motor saya mulai terasa gak enak. Seperti ada yang gak pas. Saya setel clutch adjustment-nya. Setelah disetel jadi enak.

    Perjalanan saya lanjutkan. Sampai di Ciamis, saya ingat setelah isi bensin di SPBU terakhir di Ciamis, motor mulai ngadat lagi. Setel clutch adjustment, beres. Lepas dari Ciamis sampai di daerah Majenang motor ngadat lagi. Pertama karburator ngadat, spuyernya tersumbat kotoran. Bongkar dan bersihkan karburator, motor jalan lagi, Tapi gak sampai 1 km, ngadat lagi. Kali ini koplingnya lagi. Kami harus berhenti utk perbaiki, dan saat itu hujan sangat deras. Sampai jam 10 malam baru beres. Perjalanan dilanjutkan dan kami berhasil sampai di Jogja, jam 3 pagi. Kopling mulai ngadat lagi. Saya ingat sekali, sampai di Kantor Pos sewaktu belok kanan ke Alun-Alun Utara, kopling ngadat lagi.

    Di Jogja, kami nginep di satu guest house milik teman dan pagi2 sekali kami cari mekanik utk perbaiki. Kebetulan ketemu dengan mas Andi, kalo gak salah waktu itu dia pengurus MACI Jogja. Kami ke rumahnya dan di sana motor dia perbaiki. Tenyata bukan pekerjaan sederhana, karena transmisi motor harus dibongkar.

    Singkat cerita ball bearings (klaher) di transmisi hancur, jadi harus diganti. Mas Andi kemudian berangkat cari ball bearings tsb. Pikiran saya waktu itu, paling apes motor gak bisa diperbaiki dan harus diangkut pake mobil ke Jakarta. Cukup lama menunggu, mas Andi kembali dari perjalanan cari ball bearings.

    Begitu parkir motor dia langsung ngomong: "Waaah, bejo tenan ... ono sing duwe ning toko mobil eropa." Terjemahannya: "Waah, beruntung sekali...ada yang punya (jual) di toko mobil eropa"

    Akhirnya motor diperbaiki dan kami kembali ke Jakarta sore itu.
    Mas Andi, sama sekali tidak mau dibayar. Dia hanya mau dibayar harga ball bearings yang dia beli, hanya Rp 50 ribu. Padahal dia harus bongkar motor. :thumb:thumb

    Sejak itu, motor saya beri nama Bejo. :D
  2. foxaviz

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    Wah, pengalaman yang unik juga nih jadi inget turing ke Jogja juga waktu masih bujang dari Jakarta, temen juga trouble di tengah jalan. Ya mirip mirip bro Bob juga, sebentar²
    melipir. Tapi sayang juga ya bro tunggangannya udah di lepas.

    Btw, kayaknya kudu bikin thread baru mengenai asal muasal nama tunggangan nih :D Motor saya yg sekarang namanya Vixen, tapi karena ada inmate yg hewan peliharaannya vixen, ngga jadi pake username itu disini :D hehe
  3. RDT953

    RDT953 Been here awhile

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  4. foxaviz

    foxaviz Adventurer

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  5. indomoto

    indomoto n00b

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    Absen masbro . . .

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  6. teja

    teja Adventurer

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    Sunday tracking on Oray Tapa Offroad track Cimenyan Bandung...with New Vixion scrambler
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  7. ice`breaker

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    halo apa kabar semua nya .. kapan nih kumpul - kumpul lagi
  8. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    Greetings from Hong Kong.

    If I was to travel to Indonesia to do holiday by motorbike, are there bikes I could rent? Or would I be better to buy, then sell before I leave?

    For driving could I get away with only USA or Hong Kong driving license or would I need special driving permit for a short time stay?

    Thank you in advance.
  9. blek

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    Hi there. Of course there will be a lot of bike rental here in Indonesia, but it is depends on where you wanna ride. May I know the destination?

    Nah, your Hong Kong driving license is OK, but it'll be better if you have International Driving Licence if you planning to go to big city like Jakarta or Bandung.

    Oh, and if you plan to ride long, consider buying a second hand bike. It is cheap, around $600-$700.
  10. nikhuzlan

    nikhuzlan Been here awhile

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    Salam Semua. Kami baru sahaja pulang dari Pulau Sulawesi, touring menggunakan moto Bebek yang kami beli di Makassar. Mulanya kami ingin rental tetapi olih kerana tidak ada moto remtal kami terus beli 5 moto bebek.
    Cerita sepenuhnya akan saya poskan di lain masa.

    Salam dari Malaysia.

    Tip to Tip Sulawesi on little 115cc twist n go scooters.

    5 Malaysians. Alex has ridden from Terra Del Fuego to Alaska on an XT660 in 2010, and recently returned from a ride across China into Russia then the Stans using his Tenere. Robert Cheong recently did Thailand/Laos/China to ShangriLa and back. Aki Anis rode Kalimantan and Sumatra apart fro the Malaysian Borneo. Nordin has ridden Borneo extensively. I did West Coast US on an RT then after that rode the Himalayas on Enfields.

    We started from Makassar after flying in from our home country Malaysia 13jan2014 and returned 28jan2014.
    Tired of playing Charlie and Ewan with our bloated GSAs, the brief was simple. Go there, buy used twist n go scooters and find our way from Makassar to the Southernmost Tip of Sulawesi and make our way up to the most North Eastern Tip.

    We could have brought our big DPs along from Malaysia, but where's the fun in doing an ADV Tour on 'real' ADV bikes.

    Adventure is about riding to far flung places on the most unlikely vehicle we can find. So the little 115cc 7hp 14inch tyre scooters seems like just the 'right' choice.

    There were plenty of travel warnings especially pertaining to the Religious and Tribal issues in Central Sulawesi. Adventure with danger. On scooters. Right down our alley.

    We had a blast.

    Sulawesi Rocks. We saw only a handful tourists at Makassar, Ratenpao and Manado. Truly "Off the Beaten Path" kinda place.

    This is a simple 'off the top' story. A full story will be posted as a thread. Sorry for the poor quality pictures, most were off my Samsung mobile. Better pics in the real thread.

    The Beginning

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    Choosing and purchasing our bikes.
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    Choices made and paid. Two Honda Varios 115cc, One Yamaha Soul 115cc. One Honda Revo 100cc and a conventional Honda 160cc bike ( Nordin cheated )

    L - R; Alex, Robert, Me, Aki & Nordin on our bikes.
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    My Honda Vario - quite a change from my Honda Integra 700D Scooter back home. But mine all the same.
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    Day 3. Chilling at Tanjung Bira, about 220km from Makassar. Near Jeneponto, where we found the Southernmost tip of Sulawesi.
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    The Boatyard, where big wooden boats are built without plans, all using Rule of Thumb.
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    Passing Kajang heading for Soppeng.
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    Rain, winds, potholes, little wheels and dim lights.
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    Roads were well...this is part of the main highway....
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    Crossed mountains on twisty roads....NICE
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    Many beautiful beaches
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    Nordin with friendly village folks
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    Fishing Villages
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    I won a little Minion at the local fair, so that kinda followed me all the way to Manado.
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    Lake Poso. Big waves like an inland sea.
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    Alex installed a fancy windshield for 1/20th the price of of a Touratech Handguard for my GSA.
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    Saw a traditional Toraja Funeral Rite ( 12 buffaloes slaughtered )
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    And their cliffside graves.....
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    Crossing the Equator. I jumped off the Southern Hemisphere and landed on the Northern Hemisphere.
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    We took a short cut
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    To end up by the beach. Again.
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    I rode my little scooter to places I would not dream off doing on my BMW GSA.
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    Kids swimming in a clear river.
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    Eventually we reached Manado, which unfortunately had its worst flooding in recent memory.
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    Success. Scooters in Sulawesi.
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    The Manado offshore volcano.
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    Some craters and an active volcano spewing steam off its fissure.
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    Our treat at the end of the journey - 5 Star accommodation after rooms with no A/C, hot water and hole in the ground toilets.
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    Our Victory Dinner of Sorts.
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    My trustee 115cc 7hp 14inch scooter. The exhaust mount came adrift and the fix was only USD1, and it took all of 20 minutes.
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    Our Route. Simplified plan.
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    Small capacity ADV Touring - well "It's the Size of Adventure that counts, not the size of the bike"

    I guess a bicycle will be more minimalist than this.....

    Full story will be posted in time.
  11. crt

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    13-28 = about 2 weeks riding, Awesome :clap
    ride GSA and then move to Honda Vario:rofl


    I'm from Sulawesi (South East), but i never ride that far :D
  12. Sparqq

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    next week I will be on Lombok and I want to rent a 690 enduro or a 990 adventure. Does some know a shop that is renting this bikes? Or another shop that rents big dirt bikes?

    I look forward to get some contact details in advance. BTW I have my international driving licence for big motorbikes.
  13. RDT953

    RDT953 Been here awhile

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    I rode through Indonesia from Timor to Sumatra last year and dearly wanted to go to Sulawesi but was running out of time. Now you have me wanting to retrace my route from Thailand back to Indonesia to go to the places I missed out on.
    Thanks for posting and inspiring me to return. :clap
  14. crt

    crt Adventurer

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    I don't have any info about rent a bike in Mataram
    but i'm sure enough that will be hard to find a BIG BIKE

    Maybe you should go to Bali first, i had read some news that Ducati and Husqvarna dealer allowed to rent a bike daily (but sorry i don't have any further infos about that)

    Don't forget to report :clap:clap:clap
    I'm envy to all of you, that can ride thru several country :eek1
  15. WillieKing

    WillieKing n00b

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  16. Jsparks

    Jsparks n00b

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    Hi all, I'm headed with my girlfriend to Indonesia next month, and I'm hoping to do a self-tour of Ijen and Bromo after taking the ferry over to Java from Bali. I'd like to rent a bike in Banyuwangi for 3 days or so to do a large loop (Banyuwangi -> Ijen -> Bondowoso -> Probolinggo -> Bromo -> Probolinggo -> Bondowoso -> Banyuwangi [via the 3]). Does this sound possible? Any advice for finding a solid bike in Banyuwangi? Thanks for any advice you can offer! Cheers!
  17. blek

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    Confirmed. No such big bikes rental in Mataram. Consider renting a Megapro or Tiger series from Honda lineup. Those bikes are considered big in Indonesia.

    I am really sorry for not gonna be able to offer any help around West Nusa Tenggara right now, since I have some works to do on the capital city, Jakarta.
  18. Tyyson

    Tyyson n00b

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    Mike, I have been lurking for a while and came across your comment. i am going to be moving to Indonesia this summer and I have been searching for what bike i will bring with to be able to get around and handle any kind of terrain. I had just about settled on the BMW HP2 and your comment has me a bit shaken. you wouldnt recommend the HP2 for getting around? you would have preferred something else? please explain.

    and i would like to put the question out to the community? do you all think the HP2 is too much bike and too big for Surabaya? HELP!!!
  19. blek

    blek Adventurer

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    There are lots of motorbike rentals in Banyuwangi. The price will be around 300k for one day. You need to leave your passport only. It will be around 10 days for complete sightseeing within the big loops. Too much things to miss if it is just 3 days, since, practically, you sleep half day for each and that means only one and half day for sightseeing withing 3 days.
  20. blek

    blek Adventurer

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    Too big. Consider buying Honda Verza. It can handle any terrains and using carburettor system, not the computerized injection system, so practiaclly, you can easily fix it on your own without rellying too much on Honda's dealer. Also, plenty of cannibalized spare parts lying across Indonesia so if somehow you busted one or two parts, you can just easily get one. Even from your neighbour. The engine share same parts with Tiger, GL series, Megapro series, or should I said, any sport motorcycle series in Indonesia. And best of all, it is the cheapest manly look motorcycle that you can get.

    Also, if you need to do some modification later, like putting brackets, box, or whatever, Surabaya is the city of crazy mechanics and welders. You even can turn Verza into chopper style motorcycle with 500$.

    But if you want a big mean look, go for Yamaha Byson, then change it's handle bar with jap style bar, put on some big, round headlight, and repaint the gas tank it with satanic motif on local airbrush shops. There you go.

    Now if you care less about looks, then FIND A SECOND HAND HONDA WIN100. It wont let you down.

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    Don't believe me on this one. Go ask those Vietnam riders.