MALAYSIAN Adventure Bikers

Discussion in 'Asia' started by deaninkl, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. nikhuzlan

    nikhuzlan Been here awhile

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    Sahur Full-Moon Off-Road Ride
    3aug2012

    The Holy Month of Ramadhan is approaching its mid-life. The full moon will be out, marking the 14th day. The weather has been good,
    apart from the haze coming in from Indonesia.

    Its time to do something different.

    To get through the full day fasting, Muslims normally wakes up about 1 hour before the first light of dawn creeps into the morning sky.
    Then its one whole day of abstinence from food and any form of water. Smoking and all other 'worldly desires' are prohibited during
    the same period.

    Meaning riding a bike during the fasting period will be particularly taxing.

    Hence the need to do more night riding. Which leads us to this ride.

    24 bikes turned up that night. Including two Lady Motorraders, Justine on her F650GS and Khai on her G650GS.

    Pictures tell the story better;

    My ride started earlier. After breaking of fasting that day, I rode to the local Harley dealership
    to hang out with my harley friends. Coincidentally they were also doing a Sahur Ride, heading
    to Malacca, 170km South by highway.

    The Crossbone and the moon.
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    I 'borrowed' my wife's Baby GS for this ride as it was parked most conveniently in the garage.
    Parked silently with Harleys in the background
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    The Harley Boys
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    By the time I left HD there was about 20 HDs of arious sizes that turned up.
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    It was a short 12km ride to our RV point, a gas station just of the man NSH Highway that leads to KLIA, KL's Airport.
    By the time I got there Cee Kay and 5 others were already there.
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    Within the next 10 minutes more arrived. Plenty of Baby GS on this ride.
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    The Tiger was also present
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    3 Multis turned up including the one ridden by the DCM President.
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    Our favorite whipping boy, Lamb, on his MTS2
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    Waiting for the last two
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    We were scheduled to leave at 2330.
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    We rode the Highway for about 18km.
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    We turned off the highway and found ourselves at the start of the gravel route after 5 minutes riding.
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    ABS n ASC set.
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    26km of off-road awaits ahead
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    Crossing this unused uncompleted bridge.
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    We descended from the bridge into a small complex of 100houses
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    After which the road got really dark.
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    And into a more rugged off-road track
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    After 30 minutes of riding we stopped here for some photos
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    I was pleased with the pictures from my Olympus, shot using just moonlight.
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    After the lengthy stop, enjoying the moonlight, we rode to Banting for some refreshments
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    From there we rode to Bukit Jugra, to the lighthouse viewpoint.
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    the Lighthouse
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    Our sahur was 75km away in KL.
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    We left for home by 5AM.
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    The video below tells a better story.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0lpt2V2YJM
  2. Panny

    Panny motorcycle vagabond

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    Hi!


    We are a German couple riding around the world for allmost 2.5 years now.
    In mid october we´ll ship our bikes to East Timor. Might take us roughly two month to get to Malaysia (app. mid December?). We haven´t yet decided, if we´ll stick to West Malaysia or if we´ll do a detour to the east (Borneo), too.



    The most important and enjoyable thing about our journey is to meet fellow minded local bike riders/travellers!


    If you are interested to meet us, just drop us a message. We would love to stay with you for a night or two and swap some traveller´s stories or talk about bikes or what ever!


    Furthermore we are very interested in the motorcycle club scene. I work as a freelancer for the german MC-magazine (bikers news) and I plan to write an articel about the MC/biker-scene in south-east-asia.
    Therefore we would welcome any chance to get an idea of malaysian motorcycle club life or to attend motorcycle meetings.
    By the way: how do I have to imagine a malaysian motorcycle rally? Is it like in Europe, where many riders gather somewhere in the nature and camp there? At night there´s usually some entertainment programm. How about Malaysia? Or is it more a ride-out and a party in bar, like it is done in some other countries.



    Cheers


    Panny
  3. 4Skins

    4Skins Gnarly Adventurer

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    Hello from New Zealand

    My friend Oscar and I will be coming up to Sepang MotoGP 12/13 October this year. We will be departing from Singapore 18 Oct at the end of the week following the GP. This means we have about three days to travel from Sepang to Singapore.

    Flights are the only concrete plans at this stage and we need to plan the 3 day trip south. This may or may involve riding motorcycles. We would love to hear from some locals with touring suggestions, places to visit, accommodation ideas and travel tips. Rental car and train are the other possibilities I guess.

    Cheers, Johnny
    Wellington NZ
  4. dinar

    dinar DINAR

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    Dear Bikers Malaysia,

    Saya Dinar, pengendara Honda GL200 di Indonesia (Jakarta, Indonesia).
    Saya bersama rekan rekan berencana untuk touring riding lintas Kalimantan (Borneo) menuju Kota Kuching, Malaysia.

    Berencana untuk pergi ke Kuching di bulan Desember 2013.

    Riding melalui Pontianak dan lintas batas di Entikong Indonesia menuju Kuching.

    Saya membutuhkan informasi:
    1. Proses lintas batas di Entikong, dari Indonesia menuju Malaysia
    2. Apakah perlu sponsor dari pihak Biker Malaysia untuk melintas lintas batas tersebut
    3. Apakah kami harus menggunakan SIM / Driving Licences International atau kah cukup menggunakan Driving Licences Indonesia
    4. Apakah ada dari teman teman Malaysia bisa memperkenalkan ke kami Bikers Club Malaysia (di Kuching) untuk kami dapat melakukan korespodensi.

    Apabila berkenan dapat membalas di forum ini, atau melalui email ke: dia.dinar@gmail.com

    Terima kasih banyak
  5. Jusadvrider

    Jusadvrider n00b

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    Hi, planning to ride Thailand and Malaysia. I jus wada check if BMW motorrad malaysia service bikes not register in malaysia? :deal
  6. watchman64

    watchman64 n00b

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    Hey fellow Malaysians, nice to see the enthusiasm in this thread. Hope to meet and get to know you guys sometime.

    Cheers!
  7. TassieMark

    TassieMark Been here awhile

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    I'm researching my return trip from Europe to Australia and I'm looking at avoiding sea border crossings as much as possible, ideally only Timor Leste to Australia.
    Is it possible to catch a ferry from mainland Malaysia to Sarawak and cross the land border into Kalimantan?
    Regards,
    Mark
  8. watchman64

    watchman64 n00b

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    Mark, unfortunately there is none at the moment. The old ferry operator went bankrupt due to poor management. But if you do make the hard decision to call over, you may want to include Sabah and Labuan as well. Historically these states have long ties with Australia and Britain since WWII. Also the adventure will make it up big time. The scenes have strong contrast once you leave the cities.

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    All the best on your journey!
  9. TassieMark

    TassieMark Been here awhile

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    Hi Watchman64
    Thanks for your post, I certainly will visit Sabah and Labuan if I can find convenient sea freight to Borneo. Looking at your photos, they remind me of Sumbawa, Flores and Timor, islands of fond memories.
    I've just sent off some emails to freight companies so we will see.
    Regards,
    Mark
  10. TassieMark

    TassieMark Been here awhile

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    I just received an email from Trinergy Worldwide Shipping confirming that they operate a RORO service between Port Klang and Kuching.
  11. watchman64

    watchman64 n00b

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    That's good to hear. I was away last week in Singapore and met up with a couple of friends who are exploring shipping their bikes to Kuching for a 10 day adventure.
  12. JJaafar

    JJaafar Adventurer

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    Hello all, I'm a small cc thumper noobie advrider from Malaysia :D

    Hope this thread could be ressurected for our Malaysian friends and friends from the world to drop by. My first 1K+ ride will be in July for 4 days and I'll post a RR.

    Maybe next year we could have a rally in the east coast, camping by the beach, bbq and such hahaha
  13. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    You may want to reconsider posting pix as your links don't seem to be working.:becca

    Please resolve these issues before your next post.

    Thanks.

  14. JJaafar

    JJaafar Adventurer

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    Watercat, that post was in 2012... I doubt the poster is still active (I hope he is though). This is (or was) a dead thread until I resurrected it in hopes of finding other Malaysian ADVers.
  15. gavo

    gavo Slacker

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    I would be interested in meeting up with Malaysian ADV's to say hi. My wife and I will be in Malaysia in November.:D
  16. Meor

    Meor Adventurer

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    Welcome to Malaysia Gavo. You're on a rtw trip?
  17. gavo

    gavo Slacker

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    Not there yet, not rtw but around S.E. Asia, will arrive around 10th of November. Fly to Singapore and ship bike to Kuala Lumpur, train up to bike then ride, Malaysia,Myanmar, Thailand,Laos,Vietnam,Cambodia back to Malaysia and ship bike home.:clap
  18. JJaafar

    JJaafar Adventurer

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    Sounds nice! Any specific route u r looking at in Malaysia? I'm based in northern peninsula. If u want, I can suggest some nice routes. I'll be chcking up some in August.

    Ps: salam meor. Hang dari area mn? :D
  19. Meor

    Meor Adventurer

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    Waalaikummussalam. In KL JJaafar :).
    Origin KK, Perak
  20. JJaafar

    JJaafar Adventurer

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    I'm close to Kuala Kangsar. I'm in Bukit Merah Laketown Resort :D Nice to make acquaintance.