Rifai Nur Hasan, a builder from Yogyakarta who have specialized in the making of board tracker motorcycles. This time by taking the base of Honda Tiger then a slick custom motorcycle born of his shop named 'NJoy 76'. Everything is custom, even to the smallest components.
"If we talk the board tracker like this, certainly we must re-create the entire frame. Nothing at all of the standard frame part is used, only the machine that still indicates this is Honda Tiger," said Rifai.
|A custom Honda Tiger board tracker from Djogja by Rifai Nur Hasan of NJoy 76. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XflkH)|
For the framework part, he uses two sizes of pipe. "The main bone in the bottom of the tank that serves as the machine holder using a 1 1/4 inch pipe while the other 1-inch diameter," he continued. And for the swing arm also used 1-inch pipe sized. "Overall use of seamless pipe because it's stronger," said Rifai again. For this framework design purely his idea.
He is proficient in the iron rolled up into the form of a unique framework like this. Once the frame is finished then he continued with the manufacture of the fuel tank and body. Certainly, there is no plastic and fiber. It was a taboo and forbidden to him. "By using a 1,2 mm galvanized plate from the tank to the stern," continued the man who known as an autodidact motorcycle modifier.
|Front three quarter of a custom Honda Tiger board tracker from Djogja. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XflkH)|
For the wheels, Rifai also experimenting with a combination of 15 inches rim in the rear and 17 inches at the front. "It's still somewhat rare, but with the right tires choices, the extrem impression of the difference of the rims is more frightening. Matched with the concept," said the owner of the shop on Jl. Ring Road Utara, Depok, Sleman, Yogyakarta.
The rear rim that originally was a customized part that taken of the car. The width of the rim tread reaching 4 inches. With a profile tire of 140/80-15, so the rear wheel became one part that is interesting to look at.
Another unique thing of this custom motorcycle is the handlebars form. Since the distance between the seat and the handlebars far enough so that the steering shaft slightly bent and made more lenght so that it can be reached well by the rider.
|Nothing at all of the standard frame part is used, only the machine that still indicates this is Honda Tiger. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XflkH)|
For the color choice of this custom motorcycle, Rifai prefers dark impression. "If we can called the motive such as the spilled coffee-milk," he said with a chuckle. But behind it all, there is also a realist airbrush elements attached to the custom bike body.
This airbrush painting done by Potlot, a renown realist airbrusher workshop in Djogja. "We make the face of a girl, like a Monalisa smile in the fuel tank. This is so that there is little impression of sweetness in the motorcyle that has appeared in extreme looks," he said proudly.
|Rear three quarter of a custom Honda Tiger boardtracker from Djogja. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XflkH)|
Let's look at some of the detail section that is made by Rifai himself. For example, the front suspention. "It was one of customized parts that taken of Yamaha Vega shock," he continued. Likewise with the rear suspention, has basically taken also from Vega but already overhauled.
The most eccentric or brave enough to do, ie the fuel tank cap. Rifai using custom result of gear. So has a fairly sharp serrations. If judged in terms of modification is obvious a new breakthrough. Indeed worthy of respect and appreciated. But if we're talking safety then of course this would be a very dangerous component. If an accident occurs it is likely part of the body of the rider be punctured this section and can be fatal. Hopefully it was not to happen!! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NJOY 76 | ENG-KIEE]
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