Friday, August 26, 2016

My Bike Journey Part 1

  Once upon a time, during my childhood days, i saw a group of biker near my house are in Taman Aman, Senai. Johor. I watched them for quite a time where they tested each others bike. There is one bike which draw my attention, until now i do not know what bike is that was. It has a round shaped bulging headlamp and it made a high pitch whizzing sound which make me fall in love. I said to myself that one day when i grow up, i am gonna get a bike like that too.

  I enjoyed a lot hitching behind my father's bike. He had a 100cc Honda Fame and i can still remember the beautiful headlight shaped like a wing coming out of it. When Boon Siew Honda came out with a new Honda Wave100, my father sold his bike and bought it immediately. I guess i inherited the passion from my father. It was a good bike until the coverset vibrates a lot while riding. That was after my father involved in an accident if i still remember correctly. He sold it for a new bike which enters the market when I'm in secondary school MZ125. This bike has an amazing sporty look but unfortunately its engine is not as amazing as it looks. The gear has some problem after only a year and my father trade it with a new Honda Wave 125 once it was launched.
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  My first bike was Modenas Kriss 100 bought by my beloved mom when i finished secondary school. It was a second hand bike but it was in mint condition as the previous owner is a lady. I rode this bike to send my brother to and fro school and i rode it solo from my house to Kota Tinggi. I made it go full throttled, 100-120KM/H for the whole 6 hours ride back and forth until there is black marks on a few areas of the exhaust and it wil make a metal clinging noise if there is a bump. I guess the exhaust is not so durable to withstand hours of continuous full throttled ride. 

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Unfortunately, this motorbike does not last long. I met an accident while fetching my little brother back from school. An old Volvo hit me on the left leg where my leg cleanly broke while the bike goes under the car. Good thing was my brother is uninjured but he cried a lot, I wanted to tend to him as he looks like he's in a lot of pain but then i realized that my leg was bent and i cannot stand. I went to Hospital Sultanah Aminah JB for a surgery where they put 4 steel pillars in my leg which looks like a TV aerial and i stayed that way for almost 5 months and in cement for another 2 months, I had to postpone my University entrance for 1 year. It was painful memory but it does not break my love for Motorcycle. Thats it for today, I'll continue for another day. Bye!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tribute Black NSR

Februari 2008 menyaksikan perubahan kepada nsr merah dimana warnanya bertukar kepada warna asal seperti yang dinyatakan di dalam geran, hitam. Namun jodohnya bersamaku tidak lama kerana terpaksa dijual sebagai modal untuk memajukan lagi perniagaan.

Dua gambar kenangan terakhir.Dijual dengan harga RM2100 setelah bersama selama hampir 4 tahun. Harga dibeli RM7000. Maka berakhirlah kisah nsrku. mudah-mudahan dia lebih gembira bersamatuan yang baru. Sekian..

Monday, July 7, 2008

Kawasaki latest ER-6N

Apart from Ninja250r, kawasaki also release A Complete Knock Down version(CKD)  of ER-6N with a very good price which is around 28k. the design is quite futuristic but the tail is somehow does not look as goot as the front part. But it is definitely the chepest new 600cc bike in Malaysia. It is said to suit all ages rider andbelow are the specification:

  • Model Year 2006
  • Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
  • Displacement 649 cm³
  • Bore x stroke 83 x 60 mm
  • Compression ratio 11.3:1
  • Valve/Induction system DOHC, 8 valves
  • Maximum power 53 kW {72.1 PS} / 8,500 rpm
  • Maximum torque 66 N·m {6.7 kgf·m} / 7,000 rpm
  • Fuel supply/Carburettor Fuel injection: Ø 38 mm x 2 (Keihin)
  • Ignition Digital
  • Starting Electric
  • Transmission 6-speed, return
  • Frame type Diamond, high-tensile steel
  • Rake/Trail 24.5°/102 mm
  • Suspension, front 41 mm telescopic fork
  • Suspension, rear Offset laydown single-shock with adjustable preload
  • Wheel travel, front 120 mm
  • Wheel travel, rear 130 mm
  • Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
  • Tyre, rear 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
  • Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs, dual piston caliper
  • Brakes, rear Single 220 mm petal disc, single piston caliper
  • Describes the angle that the wheels are turned when the steering is on full lock.
  • Steering angle, left / right 32° / 32°
  • Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,100 mm x 760 mm x 1,095 mm
  • The distance in mm between the front and rear axles.
  • Wheelbase 1,405 mm
  • Seat height 785 mm
  • Fuel capacity 15.5 litres
  • Dry weight 174 kg
  • Automatic Headlights On (AHO) Yes
  • Complies to EU emission limit EURO 3

Honda CBR150R

Before Hong Leong Yamaha release FZ150i, honda have released its own 150cc 4 stroke bike which is CBR150R, Yamaha FZ was released months after that to compete with this cbr market. Altough it have the same engine capacity, CBR is a sportbike with full fairing and of course with full specification and higher cost. Oneof my collegeous bought this bike and it seems pretty small. Not very suitable for big person i think. Malaysian consumer claims this bike as very powerful for a 4 stroke bike as it have the DOHC system built.Many says that it can reach 160KMh. Hoping toget achance to test that one day. For Malaysian buyer who needs power and performance. CBR is definitely better than the nzked FZ.

  • Model: Honda CBR 150R
  • Year: 2007
  • Category: Sport
  • Rating: 72.3 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
  • Engine and transmission
  • Displacement: 149.40 ccm (9.12 cubic inches)
  • Engine type: Single cylinder
  • Stroke: 4
  • Power: 17.00 HP (12.4 kW))
  • Compression: 11.0:1
  • Bore x stroke: 63.5 x 47.2 mm (2.5 x 1.9 inches)
  • Fuel system: Carburettor
  • Valves per cylinder: 4
  • Fuel control: DOHC
  • Ignition: CDI Direct System
  • Starter: Electric
  • Lubrication system: Wet sump
  • Cooling system: Liquid
  • Gearbox: 6-speed
  • Transmission type
  • final drive: Chain
  • Clutch: Wet Multiple Disk
  • More details Consult a Honda repair manual.
  • Physical measures
  • Dry weight: 115.0 kg (253.5 pounds)
  • Seat height: 776 mm (30.6 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
  • Overall height: 1 mm (0.0 inches)
  • Overall length: 1 mm (0.0 inches)
  • Overall width: 652 mm (25.7 inches)
  • Ground clearance: 172 mm (6.8 inches)
  • Wheelbase: 1 mm (0.0 inches)
  • Chassis and dimensions
  • Frame type: Aluminum Frame
  • Rake (fork angle): 25.0°
  • Trail: 88 mm (3.5 inches)
  • Front suspension: Telescopic forks
  • Front suspension travel: 109 mm (4.3 inches)
  • Rear suspension: Monoshock
  • Rear suspension travel: 120 mm (4.7 inches)
  • Front brakes: Single disc. 2-piston caliper
  • Front brakes diameter: 276 mm (10.9 inches)
  • Rear brakes: Single disc. 2-piston caliper
  • Rear brakes diameter: 220 mm (8.7 inches)
  • Exhaust system: Painted black steel pipe and chrome coated muffler
  • Speed and acceleration
  • Top speed: 160.0 km/h (99.4 mph)
  • Power/weight ratio: 0.1478 HP/kg
  • Other specifications
  • Fuel capacity: 10.00 litres (2.64 gallons)
  • Fuel consumption pr. 10 km (6.2 miles): 3.00 litres (0.79 gallons)
  • Color options: Red/grey, black/grey, blue/grey.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

New Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Last month..Kawasaki released a new ninja 250R. We can call it a new version of zzr. Although it does not sound like ZX2R but at least it has a superbike look. Below isthespecification of the bikefrom

DOHC 249cc Parallel Twin-cylinder Engine
- Compact parallel-twin design offers good mass centralization for superior handling
- Tuned to deliver smooth, step-free power with an emphasis on low- and mid-range power for rider-friendly response
- Pistons feature reinforced heads and strengthening in the pin boss area for increased durability
- Thick piston (longitudinally) rings help minimize oil consumption
- Combustion chamber design optimized to maximize combustion efficiency and reduce emissions
- Ample high-rpm performance will please riders using the full range of the engine

Cylinder head
- Refined intake and exhaust ports contribute to good off-idle response and smooth power delivery
- Valve timing and lift were designed for strong low- and mid-range torque
- Direct valve actuation ensures reliable high-rpm operability
- Valves with thin heads and stems reduce reciprocating weight

- Twin Keihin CVK30 carburetors fine-tuned for good power feel and low fuel consumption

Exhaust system
- 2-into-1 system contributes to the Ninja 250R’s low- and mid-range torque and smooth, step-free power curve
- Slightly upswept silencer extensively tested to determine chamber size, connecting pipe length and diameter to achieve least noise and most power
- Meets strict emissions with dual catalyzers; one in the collector pipe and the other in the silencer
- Using two catalyzers minimizes the power loss
- Positioning the first catalyzer as close to the exhaust ports maximizes its efficiency as well

Reduced mechanical noise
- Cam chain tensioner with an automatic adjuster, like that on the KX™450F motocrosser, eliminates mechanical noise caused by a loose cam chain and reduces power-robbing friction loss
- Silencing mechanical noise allows the use of a freer flowing exhaust for a better sound quality
- Complex construction with reinforcing ribs helps eliminate airbox reverberation and reduce intake noise
- Air filter accessible from the side, for easy replacement

Liquid Cooling
- Latest generation Denso radiator offers superior cooling with minimal space and weight
- Ring-fan uses a quiet-running motor that also saves space
- Fins on the lower side of the crankcase further helps cool the engine

Six-speed Transmission / Clutch
- Involute splines reduce friction and backlash between gears and shafts for easier gear meshing and smooth shifting under power
- Spring-type clutch damper reduces jerkiness at very low speeds and minimizes shocks when rolling on and off the throttle for a smoother clutch feel
- Paper-base friction plates help increase clutch durability

- Sturdy and durable diamond-style frame of thick-walled steel tubing offers confidence-inspiring stability at both high and low speeds
- Beefy swingarm bracket contributes to the frame’s rigidity and helps achieve an ideal chassis stiffness balance
- Square-tube swingarm with a 60 x 30mm cross-section further adds to rigidity

- New 37mm telescopic front fork with firm settings contribute to the Ninja 250R’s smooth, stable handling and enhanced ride control
- Uni-Trak rear suspension compliments the rigid frame and re-tuned fork and provides great road holding ability
- Rear shock features 5-way adjustable preload, enabling ride height to be maintained whether riding solo or with a passenger

Wheels / Tires
- Features 17” wheels like its larger supersport brothers
- Low-profile sportbike tires on wide rims contribute to its easy, neutral handling at low speeds

- Large-diameter, 290mm front petal disc and a balanced action two-piston caliper offers excellent braking performance and a natural, direct feeling at the lever
- Two-piston caliper grips the rear 220mm petal disc

- Natural riding position with slightly forward-slanting seat and wide, raised handlebars

- Styling matches its larger-displacement Ninja supersport siblings
- Fit and finish of striking full-fairing bodywork on par with that of top-class Ninja supersports
- Aggressive dual-lamp headlight design, slim tail cowl and separate seats further enhance the supersport look
- Front cowling and windscreen offer the rider a substantial amount of wind protection
- Two helmet holders conveniently located under the rear seat
- Under-seat storage can hold a U-lock or similar device
- Two hooks under the tail and the rear passenger pegs provide anchor points for securing items to the rear of the bike

- Instrument panel features an easy-to-read, large-face analog speedometer along with an analog tachometer, odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge and warning lights

I was hoping to grab one of this bikes but it is out ofmy budget. OTR price is around 20k. NVM, i just wait for the rivals to release competitive bikes to this one

Engine Type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin

Displacement 249 cc

Bore & Stroke 62.0 x 41.2mm

Maximum Torque 22 Nm (2.24 kgf/m) 16.2 lb-ft/9,500 rpm

Compression Ratio 11.6:1

Carburetor Keihin CVK30 x 2

Ignition Digital

Transmission 6-Speed

Final Drive O-Ring Chain

Cooling Liquid

Frame Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel

Rake/Trail 26 degrees / 3.2 in.

Front Tire Size 110/70-17

Rear Tire Size 130/70-17

Wheelbase 55.1 in.

Front Suspension / wheel travel 37mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.7 in.

Rear Suspension / wheel travel Bottom-Link Uni-Trak® with 5-way adjustable preload / 5.1 in.

Front Brake Type Single 290mm hydraulic disc with two-piston caliper

Rear Brake Single 220mm petal disc with two-piston caliper

Fuel Tank Capacity 4.8 gal.

Seat Height 30.5 in.

Dry Weight 333 lbs. / 337 lbs. (CA-model)

Overall length 82.1 in.

Overall width 28.1 in.

Overall height 43.7 in.

Color Lime Green, Ebony, Passion Red, Candy Plasma Blue

Warranty 12 months

Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24, 36, 48 months

Monday, June 30, 2008

Yamaha FZ 150i

Its quite a time since i last wrote in this blog..will buy the yamaha FZ150 i in a few weeks more n will post my view about this bike. this is the latest model whic hong leong bring in to malaysia apart from 600cc's onward. I asked some shops in ipoh area until lumut and the lowest price i can get is RM8100 OTR. The main thing i like about this bike because its the first model below 150cc comes with injection system,will trade in my 125Z for that by next week. Here are the specification and pic from the internet.  
Technical Specifications
Overall LxWxH : 2,000 x 705 x 1,035 mm
Seat Height : 770 mm
Wheel base : 1,282 mm
Ground Clearance: 167 mm
Dry weight : 114 kg
Fuel capacity : 12.0 litres
Clutch type : Wet, multiple-disc
Transmission : constant mesh 5-speed
Cooling System : Liquid
Brake front/rear: Single disc brake / Drum Brake

Top Speed : 150kmph (fyi its meter is accurate)
Crusing Speed : 110kmph (for fuel efficiency)
Fuel Consumption: 35km/1 liter
0-100 kmph : 30 seconds

Although singapore and indonesia version of FZ150i is better, still its a good choice considering malaysia new petrol price.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Penangan Cameron

14 April 2007
Misi membawa pulang moto panadol_sehat dari Cameron selesai dengan 3 rider kemalangan termasuk aku. Tayar botak membawa padah bila bertemu pasir.