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I just obtained my 2B license on 23rd Oct this year, with sharp decline in COE this week, i managed to secure it by self bidding using the ATM.

 

On the same day itself, i headed over to Evershine Auto @ Sin Ming to purchase the Kawasaki KLX 150 D-Tracker, it is such a beautiful motorbike i wonder why i don't see any on our Singapore roads? If there are any KLX 150 riders in this forum, please show yourself :)

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Sharing some pictures from my past travels to Penang, based on memory, I rode approximately 700kms in a single day, leaving home at about 4.30am before arriving in Georgetown, because the fuel tank on

Yes I am still riding my KLX150, it has brought me to many places in Malaysia, a superb budget adventure bike in my opinion! Here is my bike in various parts of Malaysia...    

Here is another solo trip where I explored Endau Rompin National Johor Park, this time to Lemarko Falls. Highly recommended to use a lightweight motorcycle if you intend to do it alone, the last few k

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@superskareb Kawasaki owners are a rare breed here due to the lack of an authorised dealer and spare parts needing a long time to arrive.

Are you still enjoying your KLX 150? Got any pictures to share?

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On 12/2/2020 at 5:36 PM, SB said:

@superskareb Kawasaki owners are a rare breed here due to the lack of an authorised dealer and spare parts needing a long time to arrive.

Are you still enjoying your KLX 150? Got any pictures to share?

Yes I am still riding my KLX150, it has brought me to many places in Malaysia, a superb budget adventure bike in my opinion!

Here is my bike in various parts of Malaysia...

 

 

Endau Rompin Lemarko Jul 19_8.jpg

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On 12/2/2020 at 5:36 PM, SB said:

@superskareb Kawasaki owners are a rare breed here due to the lack of an authorised dealer and spare parts needing a long time to arrive.

Are you still enjoying your KLX 150? Got any pictures to share?

I agree that the lack of parts in Singapore is discouraging to own a Kawasaki.

I purchase most of my spare parts from Malaysia & Indonesia and have been servicing and maintaining the bike in the MSCP since I bought it. Since the bike is a complete no-frills machine, replacing parts on your own was also relatively easy.

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22 hours ago, superskareb said:

Yes I am still riding my KLX150, it has brought me to many places in Malaysia, a superb budget adventure bike in my opinion!

Here is my bike in various parts of Malaysia...

 

 

 

Endau Rompin Lemarko Jul 19_8.jpg

Harimau Berjemur Adventure_7.jpg

Stuck in sand.jpg

Sungei Lembing_6.jpg

Beautiful pictures.. Can't wait for the borders to be open so that we can travel up North again! Did you bring everything with you in just the 2 saddle bags? You must pack really light!

22 hours ago, superskareb said:

I agree that the lack of parts in Singapore is discouraging to own a Kawasaki.

I purchase most of my spare parts from Malaysia & Indonesia and have been servicing and maintaining the bike in the MSCP since I bought it. Since the bike is a complete no-frills machine, replacing parts on your own was also relatively easy.

Been a common problem in Singapore since forever. Not sure why no one has ever approach Kawasaki to open an authorized dealer in Singapore. Does anyone know?

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6 hours ago, snsd555 said:

Beautiful pictures.. Can't wait for the borders to be open so that we can travel up North again! Did you bring everything with you in just the 2 saddle bags? You must pack really light!

Been a common problem in Singapore since forever. Not sure why no one has ever approach Kawasaki to open an authorized dealer in Singapore. Does anyone know?

Thank you. Yes everything in my 2 bags, including motorcycle tools for minor repairs and spare engine oil! 11L of storage space for each side.

Actually there is an AD for kawasaki in SG already, it is called Evershine, they are located at Sin Ming Dr, but not the best dealer in my opinion for after sales support. They do offer competitive prices if you are planning to get a new bike however.

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nice picz bro.. do u have any DRZ friends? maybe we can go explore in JB together once borders r opened.. very sian stucked in sg. wat r the tyres you r running on the bike? looks grippy but also able to use on road? i find the tyres good off road.. when on road very very noisy, hard to find an in between tyre

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On 12/7/2020 at 7:19 PM, DRZ_b0i said:

nice picz bro.. do u have any DRZ friends? maybe we can go explore in JB together once borders r opened.. very sian stucked in sg. wat r the tyres you r running on the bike? looks grippy but also able to use on road? i find the tyres good off road.. when on road very very noisy, hard to find an in between tyre

Thanks bro. I know 1 or 2 others riding drz but i don't ride so often with them. Also really looking forward to riding in JB/Kota Tinggi/Kuantan soon.

I might organize an off road ride to Endau Rompin National Park also if there is enough interest (many nice camping spots with beautiful flowing waterfalls)

For now i'am using shinko 244, its a 50/50 tyre, works well for easy to moderate off road, but wet mud its really sucks lol. Definitely no issue for road use as well. Best part is that this tyres are about $125 for a pair at Chong Aik.

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between drz and kawa, which is easier to maintain? i am really considering a scrambler for my next ride.. class 2a one. your pictures are pushing me towards going for adventure and touring!!

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On 12/17/2020 at 12:30 PM, CB150Race said:

between drz and kawa, which is easier to maintain? i am really considering a scrambler for my next ride.. class 2a one. your pictures are pushing me towards going for adventure and touring!!

Hi bro, i never own a DRZ before, so far i only own a KLX150 and XR400... but i think parts wise you will be able to find DRZ parts more easily in SG, for the KLX you gotta order online. But then again, the KLX150 is really super low maintenance. It has been 30000km so far and the engine is trouble free, just change engine oil, oil filter every 3000km. Spark plug every 10000km and air filter if you offroad often... :) 

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Sharing some pictures from my past travels to Penang, based on memory, I rode approximately 700kms in a single day, leaving home at about 4.30am before arriving in Georgetown, because the fuel tank on my bike is just 6.9L, I recalled having to re-fuel about 9 times during the entire journey. Finally when I saw the Penang bridge, it was about 5.30pm in the evening! 

Totally missing Malaysia, the NSHW and all the nature it has to offer now.

 

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On 12/28/2020 at 5:01 PM, superskareb said:

Sharing some pictures from my past travels to Penang, based on memory, I rode approximately 700kms in a single day, leaving home at about 4.30am before arriving in Georgetown, because the fuel tank on my bike is just 6.9L, I recalled having to re-fuel about 9 times during the entire journey. Finally when I saw the Penang bridge, it was about 5.30pm in the evening! 

Totally missing Malaysia, the NSHW and all the nature it has to offer now.

 

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cool pics bro.. 700km in a day is a lot.. u should have done the iron butt challenge.. 1000km a day. what was your average speed travelling up? for sure am heading north once the borders open.. maybe a quick one to malacca first

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9 hours ago, Xmaxer said:

cool pics bro.. 700km in a day is a lot.. u should have done the iron butt challenge.. 1000km a day. what was your average speed travelling up? for sure am heading north once the borders open.. maybe a quick one to malacca first

My average rolling speed on highway was about 80 to 85km/hr only, this bike is quite slow haha. 

I think 1000km will need to ride from day to night already hahaha. 

Yeah Melaka is definitely great for a day trip!

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On 12/30/2020 at 10:01 AM, superskareb said:

My average rolling speed on highway was about 80 to 85km/hr only, this bike is quite slow haha. 

I think 1000km will need to ride from day to night already hahaha. 

Yeah Melaka is definitely great for a day trip!

If there's a will there's a way. I'm definitely looking forward to trying the iron butt challenge at least once in my life.

Tuas checkpoint to Sadao border checkpoint and you'll almost be done! 823km!

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Here is another solo trip where I explored Endau Rompin National Johor Park, this time to Lemarko Falls. Highly recommended to use a lightweight motorcycle if you intend to do it alone, the last few kms to Lemarko falls was steep with moderately deep trenches. The ride alone is about 55km(s) one way after you veer off the main-road and hit the logging trail. Prepare for lots of mud if you intend to ride during the monsoon season.

This would make for a great place for overnight camping and also lots of fun chilling in the waterfall/river area. I had the entire place for myself when I was there.

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On 1/2/2021 at 4:07 PM, superskareb said:

Here is another solo trip where I explored Endau Rompin National Johor Park, this time to Lemarko Falls. Highly recommended to use a lightweight motorcycle if you intend to do it alone, the last few kms to Lemarko falls was steep with moderately deep trenches. The ride alone is about 55km(s) one way after you veer off the main-road and hit the logging trail. Prepare for lots of mud if you intend to ride during the monsoon season.

This would make for a great place for overnight camping and also lots of fun chilling in the waterfall/river area. I had the entire place for myself when I was there.

520951089_EndauRompinLemarkoJul19_42.jpg

1047127112_EndauRompinLemarkoJul19_31.jpg

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Your posts are always fantastic and super inspirational! Do you think a normal bike like a CB150R or even an XMAX would make it through the National Park? Or would you definitely need a scrambler or off-road bike?

Maybe when the borders open you could organise a tour for SBF members to check out all these cool spots, i'm sure a lot of people would be keen.

Appreciate you sharing your photo journeys, please keep them coming!!

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5 hours ago, SBF said:

Your posts are always fantastic and super inspirational! Do you think a normal bike like a CB150R or even an XMAX would make it through the National Park? Or would you definitely need a scrambler or off-road bike?

Maybe when the borders open you could organise a tour for SBF members to check out all these cool spots, i'm sure a lot of people would be keen.

Appreciate you sharing your photo journeys, please keep them coming!!

Thanks for enjoying these photos and small adventures of mine. 

A street bike like the CB150R or scooter could make it through the main logging trail of Endau Rompin (in dry season) but at a slow pace. However if for instance you would like to veer off the main trail and head to Lemarko then you would definitely need at least a small dirt bike with a more generous amount of suspension travel and ground clearance, due to the multiple deep holes and ruts/muddy slopes. 

But even just riding on the main logging trail could be alot of fun for someone who has never been in the national park as well, in the heart of Endau Rompin would be the village of the native orang asli and the visitor centre whereby you can actually stay the night there at the visitor's accommodation lodges.

I'll definitely be keen to put together a riding trip to these places once the border re-opens, if there is enough interest!

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On 1/4/2021 at 9:27 PM, superskareb said:

Thanks for enjoying these photos and small adventures of mine. 

A street bike like the CB150R or scooter could make it through the main logging trail of Endau Rompin (in dry season) but at a slow pace. However if for instance you would like to veer off the main trail and head to Lemarko then you would definitely need at least a small dirt bike with a more generous amount of suspension travel and ground clearance, due to the multiple deep holes and ruts/muddy slopes. 

But even just riding on the main logging trail could be alot of fun for someone who has never been in the national park as well, in the heart of Endau Rompin would be the village of the native orang asli and the visitor centre whereby you can actually stay the night there at the visitor's accommodation lodges.

I'll definitely be keen to put together a riding trip to these places once the border re-opens, if there is enough interest!

for sure count me in bro.. thanks for all the info u have shared here. very helpful. i regret never take more pictures of my bike in cool places like yours.. once the border open for sure i will take more pictures. do u bring any spares like tubes or chain when u go exploring in the forest? i am worried about breakdowns, etc

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On 1/6/2021 at 7:20 PM, DRZ_b0i said:

for sure count me in bro.. thanks for all the info u have shared here. very helpful. i regret never take more pictures of my bike in cool places like yours.. once the border open for sure i will take more pictures. do u bring any spares like tubes or chain when u go exploring in the forest? i am worried about breakdowns, etc

 

No worries bro, glad my information was useful. Yes and I regret not shooting enough videos haha. I bring a set of tyre levers, spare tube and bicycle hand pump in case of puncture. So far my worst encounter was a puncture inside Endau Rompin, in the middle of the Jungle (40km from nearest town). Luckily an Orang Asli nearby came to help me to change the tyre.

Definitely ensure your bike is in good condition before you explore and learn basic skills like changing tyre on your own as well, or ride with a few friends so you all can help each other. For me I normally go solo often, so really need to ensure bike is in good condition.

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