Monday, March 23, 2009

Pot hole calling the rider chicken

It was our usual Saturday ride, left home at 0830 am to meet up with the rest of the boys at our usual rendezvous point Shell Bt 9 Cheras than later headed to Klawang. There awaits David patiently (not) on his souped up greener than Incredible Hulk zx750r p2 series and Sekhar on his thrusty awwww’ Burung Hitam..then “You F**Kers ahhh, make us wait so damn long one ahhh, you think we have all the time in the world mehhh, You F**Kers you.. You better buy us Breakfast!!!” the usual morning greeting. “Ok, Ok, Ok..I’ll buy breakfast only if you can keep up, got balls??? Then he’ll go aiya I tell to you ahh you know ahh my bike very old one, cannot jalan one heavy some more.. not like your bike la!! UUUU somebody complimenting me..Shut Up la you! Sounds familiar??

So until today the record stays where I’m still not obliged to buy breakfast…hehehe . On our way back the inevitable happened, a rider went down, down where? In a 2 feet ditch that is. What happened was all riders were so hyped up after playing cat and mouse on the way in into Klawang. By then our tires are nicely warmed up and so were the riders.

Unfortunately Watt K2 600(another Suzi rider) became the victim of a pot hole. Was it big? Nope, merely 3 inches deep ONLY!! Misjudgment that caused him to swerve and low sided ended up in the ditch. He landed straight into the ditch with himself still seated comfortably on the bike. What a scene that was. Luckily there was another rider (sightseeing pace on a RSV Factory for F**Ks sake) rode slow enough and spotted him. The rest of the boys were already far ahead. Robin attended to him then later went to get the rest of the boys who were already having their 2nd smoko.

So we rushed back to the scene. It took 5 grown up man to lift the bike out of the ditch. After final inspection no bodily injury, no trees fallen accept for debris from Watt’s fairing. So lesson learned, when in doubt give it a good gas.

The good news is that it's only flat at the bottom ha ha ha

He was here..

Team Suzi & Kawi strategizing on how to smoke the dukes

F**k I wanted to snap my bike

Hey Dave you look kinda wide man..


Asia's best kept secret-iissshhhhh. My very first ride with the lil’ boys was horrendous..imagine keeping up with the group doing immortal speed on the Karak high way heading towards Awana Genting. I went what, where? Worst, still unfamiliar with the roads leading there.. Imagine the feeling. So my frontal view will indefinitely be someone’s arse that sometimes read alpinestars, dainese, clover and taichi. Not one bit did I enjoy it.

The usual lineup every weekend in Awana Genting
Pix courtesy of Cap Nik

Then the discovery of Kuala Klawang!!!! WHOOAAAA!!
Simply smashin!! Endless corners.. heard some said there are about 100 plus all together.. I couldn’t be bothered to count but just RIDE. Thanks to Kevin and the gang for the inaugural ride (errr a year back). Really was a fall in love at first shaggg.. Been doing Klawang since and loving it to bits.

Oh by the way, Angieng on his Suzi 750 did his first ever knee scrapping in Klawang after a short stint with the duke.

Friday, January 30, 2009


My first sighting of a Streetfighter motorsickles came during my varsity days in UK way back in the late 90’s. Sitting like so many other regular Joes bangin bollocks in the back of London’s fabled black cab (fox cabs in Leicestershire), I noticed an odd-looking motorsickle idling loudly next to us at a crowded crossroad (somewhere around Granby Street). The bike’s inverted fork was topped with a pair of cute little foglights and had a funny looking housing that holds it. I reckon it may be some sort of a home made fabrication that resembles fox’s head or even a hogs head. Ironically, Leicester is a fox county hence, the idea of a Fox bike headlight???? Maybe huh…

The rider gripped a set of upright handlebar probably an MX (motocross bike). Reminds me of my unc’s ‘Renthal’ handle bar on his old 125 Yamaha DT. While the end-can or rather, what was left of it as it had been chopped down about 10 inches, and from my little knowledge of exhaust system I could tell that this bastard is only into high-end revving and sprint – buzzed like a beehive set on fire.

While I was analyzing the situation the rider caught me checking him out (the machine of course!!! not his bum bum bluekkk), then he flipped his helmet visors and gave one long stare at me.. heheh I of coursed pretended pointing at something somewhere in the streets and having my mate next to me to agree on me gibberish…and me mate went “wtf that’s a wicked looking bastardized machine, huh! A twat he is if he thinks he really can pull a wheelie or even smoke the rear..” haha Tomas was his name crazy Irish and a smashin good mate ‘god bless him, whatever he is up to nowadays’.. for a while I imagined that the rider may thought we were making fun of him or his rundown machine and the fear of him smashing his helmet into our cab window is just to much for a tiny Asian like me to swallow..I tell you if it happens, guess I’ll be in the royal infirmary for a while, long enough to enjoy English breakfast served in bed I reckon ha-ha..

The factory fitted fairings or body works was mostly missing, and remained was painted an ugly white and grey urban camouflage. As the light turned green the rider once again noticed me staring and he facking hoisted the obligatory, sky-high wheelie!! Smashin! The word uttered from Tomas’s mouth.. unbelievable, shocked and astonished all at the same time..

WTF was this strange beast I just eyed balled? A prop from a final Mel Gibson’s Road Warrior movie sequel? Some poor motorsickle dispatched had dropped his machine once too many time and hadn’t bothered fixing the damaged fairings? Or DID THE MACHINE LOOK LIKED THAT ON PURPOSED, and had I just witnessed first hand, up close but not so personal a new breed of custom motorcycle movement that we hadn’t seen in cruiser / factory superbike- obsessed Malaysia? Couple of weeks later, when I drop by a neighborhood news stand and saw my first copy of Streetfighters magazine, I then realized that the bike’s “accidental-looking” design was 100% on purposed.

I started to grow fond and eventually worship the idea of Streetfighting motorsickle. From the machines to the outfits.. Boo hoo stock bikes and factory cruisers. Hello custom cruisers and Streetfighter-ed race bikes…

The ultimate experience in motorsickle…I get so excited when ever there’s a streetfighter rally and bike show normally held in the NEC, Birmingham. Upon returning to beloved Motherland, I started to work on my own little streetfigther project. From a Standard EN500 pocket rocket cruiser to a Streetfighter, hence the birth of Kwakamunster….

My old man’s famous line “ Maan Muto Nuh!!!!” literally translates “ Eat the bike!!!” hahaha…

From This:-

To this:-

Ignore the blokes..cheapest rate available

Next project maybe baby..