7Gear Falcon Tankbag, Best Solution for Commuting Bikers

What kind of bag do you use to keep your belongings when riding? Backpack? Slingbag? Waistbag? You will give many answer, but you know? Unnecessary weight when riding is affecting against physics. In other words, you can get tired faster when you carrying the belongings on your body. When tired, your concentration will be disrupted. Concentration is a vital element when riding in order to watch the condition around us, reasoning, and making decision.

So, what’s the solution for it? You can use tankbag. Just simple, you just put it on your fuel tank ( sport type only) and you can ride freely.

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Recently, I bought 7Gear Falcon tankbag from riding gear shop named Dab Hobbiesshop Jogja. It cost IDR 325000. This bag can be functioned as tankbag, slingbag, or backpack. The size is adequate to keep personal belongings such as gadget, digital camera, wallet, notes, and many more (as long as enough). It is suitable for commuting riders who needs to keep their own belongings without any difficult. One more, rain cover is also available in each purchase of tankbag.

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We will find how well it works. The first attempt, I use my friend’s Suzuki Bandit GSF400. It’s perfectly mounted on the fuel tank. Still looks proportional for daily use.

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Next attempt, I use it on my own Yamaha SX-225 New Scorpio Z. I need to adaptate with the fuel tank since there are airscoop on each side. But it’s not a big matter when I found how to put it properly. I still can control my bike easily without getting distracted with it size.

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That’s all of my “at a glance” review about this product. Hopefully, it can be your reference to buy right gear for right purpose 😉

Itasha Indonesia Gathering Alam Sutra Tangerang

Sorry for late post, but I think it’s better than never . These are our last meeting at Living World Alam Sutra, Tangerang in a Japanese Festival 29 June 2014  . More than 20 itasha, itansha, and itachari were met. Here is some photos of us, enjoy!

Mitsubishi Lancer EX

Mitsubishi Lancer EX

Daihatsu Terios

Daihatsu Terios

Honda Jazz I-DSI

Honda Jazz I-DSI

Suzuki SX4

Suzuki SX4

Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Mirage

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

Yamaha YZF-R15

Yamaha YZF-R15

Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Kawasaki ER6-F

Kawasaki ER6-F

Kawasaki KR150L

Kawasaki KR150L

YZF-R15, LC135, Honda Beat / Icon

YZF-R15, LC135, Honda Beat / Icon

Honda Zoomer-X

Honda Zoomer-X

Honda CBR150i

Honda CBR150i

Yamaha SX-225 New Scorpio Z

Yamaha SX-225 New Scorpio Z

Itasha 15

 

Credit to : Irfan Dhafirwan

Kantai Collection Itansha Project

Four months after bought this Yamaha SX-225, I have been thinking to build an Itansha because it’s very potential as trendsetter in Indonesia eventhough not famous as we think. Not all Indonesian people know and like this style since they think it looks childlish and weird. Most of them prefer the another one such as Thailand Style, Touring Style, etc. But no problem, uncommon style makes it eye-catching and out-of-the-box. Remember, ” The fewer, the better “. We fight any mainstream taste to open their mind 😉

I named her Mutsu-chan

I named her Mutsu-chan

Back to the main talk, my project has been started since March. The first step I choose the right character which suitable. Then, I give my choice to the Mutsu from Kantai Collection by Kadokawa Games. The game which inspired by Imperial Japanese Navy  in World War 2 is getting famous since last year. It means still few itasha-lovers  gonna use it. I think Mutsu also suitable for sport-bike since she is a battleship. Mutsu also the member of Big Seven together with her sister Nagato , the biggest battleship group before Washington Naval Treaty . My bike not the strongest bike, but still strong enough for any roles of riding. It’s same with Nagato-class battleship after presence of Yamato-class.

I tell you something , I love  short-hair girl. It looks clean and simple for me. Beside of that, bit chubby also my favorite.

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Work in progress…

To make it happen, I ask for help to my friend. He can design it for me, of course it’s not free. Any job needs payback for their service, even the art so. Anyway, sticker printing also needs money. Eventhough in May the design was done, still need few weeks to fix it . First week in Juny, I started to install it on my bike. It’s needs about less than 6 hours to complete it since it’s not full body ( thanks, bro!) . Now you can see it…

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We did it! Mutsu-chan is exist now! Not only her name

How about the price I paid? It could be cheap or expensive depends on material, design, and service you wish. I can’t tell it more detail since many people can’t respect arts when talking about money. Well then, see you on road, brother!

Special Thanks : Aji Muhardifan from DCP

Ambassador Cafe, All You Can Do ‘Bout Japan

Actually, I don’t always do hangout in cafe. But when I do, the place must be interesting. Fortunately, I found this place when riding with my friends few days ago. It’s located on Jl. Bulungan No. 16 , South Jakarta.

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This place is called Ambassador Cafe. The name seems normal as another cafe, but it has their own characteristic. Everything inside of this cafe related to Japanese culture. When you looking around, you will find so many Japanese manga on bookshelf. You can read it when you want to relax.

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The menu which offered may same as another, but still identical with Japanese culture as their style. I bought onigiri (rice ball) and ice coffee. For some people, it will be expensive since you have to pay at least 50.000 IDR . I’m still believing that ” Price Never Lies ” still exist until today. I have been tried so many onigiri in various places, but this is very delicious! Probably almost same as Papaya Supermarket on Melawai. The onigiri contains konbu (seaweed) and katsuobushi (shaved bonito). Do you still prefer Western-style? They still have Club Sandwich to be eaten!

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Not only for hang out, Ambassador Cafe also open Japanese Language and Manga Course. The class held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (7 PM -9 PM). In weekend, held every Saturday and Sunday (10 AM – 12 PM). For manga class, the tutor come from Japan. Just call 021-2930-6260 for detail.

 

Sirion Time Battle , Standar Sudah Mumpuni!

Jumat (9/5) kemarin saya baru saja dikabari oleh mas Irfan Luthfie dari pertamax7.com bahwa ada undangan khusus blogger di Otobursa Tumplek Blek 2014. Undangan kali ini berasal dari Pabrikan berlogo D yaitu Daihatsu. Gelaran yang diadakan di Otobursa Tumplek Blek 2014 ini bernama Sirion Time Battle. Sesuai namanya, gelaran ini adalah adu kecepatan mengelilingi cone dengan hitungan waktu atau yang biasa kita kenal dengan slalom. Pemenang ditentukan melalui seberapa cepat dan bersihnya peserta melewati rintangan yang disajikan. Peserta yang mengikuti kompetisi ini dibagi menjadi dua kelas, Rookie  dan Professional yang masing-masing berjumlah 140 dan 25 orang. Pada hari Sabtu (10/5) dilakukan babak penyisihan hingga tersisa 50 Rookie dan 20 Pro. Babak semifinal dan final akan diselenggarakan pada hari Minggu (11/5) .

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Tujuan dari gelaran ini secara marketing adalah menunjukkan kemampuan Daihatsu Sirion yang “ready-to-compete” walaupun kondisi masih “standar”. Ubahan yang dilakukan hanyalah tune-up ringan, membobok sektor manifold dan penggantian velg R15 dan ban. Yang terakhir disebutkan bertujuan meningkatkan grip pada saat bermanuver. Selebihnya dibiarkan standar pabrik.

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Walaupun begitu, ini bukanlah pertama kalinya Daihatsu menyelenggarakan acara serupa. Daihatsu sendiri sudah mengadakan Daihatsu Sirion Slalom College Battle untuk melahirkan pe-slalom baru dari universitas-universitas. Kompetisi slalom sendiri sudah ada di Indonesia sejak era 80-an dan berkembang di 90-an. Namun di awal 2000, seni bermanuver roda empat ini mati dan baru bangkit kembali di tahun 2008-2009.

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Untuk para blogger roda dua, jelas ini adalah pengalaman baru. Apalagi para blogger yang hadir (hanya seperempat dari yang diundang) berkesempatan merasakan adrenalin berslalom ria bersama para expert di kejuaraan slalom. Sebelumnya diadakan presentasi dan sharing pengalaman oleh pe-slalom yang sudah berprestasi di tingkat nasional.

Kapan lagi ya bisa ngerasain sensasi berslalom ria? 😀

New Home!

Having visitor and comment problem forces me to move from Blogger to WordPress. I have been blogging for 3-4 years and I think it’s good moment to make refreshment. Easier comment management is an essential aspect for blogging to keep alive.

Here is my old blog http://www.indotetsudoufan.blogspot.com

Well, this my new place for blogging about my interest in railfanning, automotive, and modelling. Enjoy!