Lazarus Rising, WeekEnd LED Custom NF-125 “NIGHT_BREAKER” Project

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Writer’s block, is one phantom that frequently bugging me around. It restrained the creativity flow, blowing out any ideas on my head, without further treatment could be done. And the world..the world suddenly stop spinning. Maybe that’s the reason Shootupnride.com rarely give forth of new post, just Dr. Dre and his Detox project…

To expel said phantom, I gone through various practices; Riding intensely (always the best cure!), doing what I never did before (Ikebana, maybe), or as WeekEnd LED Custom’s Kakek did to himself; Carry on with an unfinished-old project…Enter NIGHT_BREAKER.

Writer’s block, adalah momok “mistis” yang rutin menjangkiti saya. Kreatifitas tertahan, ide-ide hanya melewati otak tanpa berhasil diwujudkan, dunia seakan berhenti. Bisa jadi itulah penyebab tulisan Shootupnride.com jarang muncul layaknya album Dr.Dre selanjutnya…

Untuk mengobatinya, beragam ritual saya lakukan, mulai dari mengendarai motor secara intens (always the best cure!), melakukan kegiatan yang belum pernah dikerjakan (Ikebana misalnya), atau seperti yang dilakukan Kakek dari WeekEnd LED Custom; Melanjutkan proyek lama yang belum diselesaikan…Enter NIGHT_BREAKER.

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NIGHT_BREAKER, are Supra-X 125 that had accompanied Kakek, sailing through the thick & thin on the world of motorcycle lighting, ever since WLC’s embrio phase. The 1st born, a bike that called “The Elder Brother” by this Hayate. Too bad, because WLC intensity of increasing another bikes lighting capabilities, NIGHT_BREAKER drowned into the darkness, waiting with patiently for getting resurrected again…

Well, its like NIGHT_BREAKER’s schadenfreude chanting finally becoming reality. Agitated because his creativities lane getting stagnant, Kakek, just like Ra’s Al-Ghul seeking ways to eliminate Batman, realized about the quintessence section for finding a book essence : The first chapter.

NIGHT_BREAKER, adalah sesosok Supra-X 125 yang menemani Kakek mengarungi kilaunya jagat pencahayan motor sejak WLC dalam fase embrio. The 1st born, motor yang dipanggil “Kakak Pertama” oleh Hayate ini. Sayang, akibat intensnya aktifitas WLC dalam meningkatkan kemampuan pencahayaan motor lain, NIGHT_BREAKER tenggelam dalam penuhnya To-Do-List Kakek, menunggu dengan tegar untuk dihidupkan kembali…

Well, kesialan kita mungkin menjadi keberuntungan bagi orang lain, untuk kali ini “orang lain” itu adalah NIGHT_BREAKER. Gelisah dengan jalur kreatifitas yang mandek, Kakek, layaknya Ra’s Al-Ghul mencari cara menyingkirkan Batman, tersadar bagian terpenting dalam mencari intisari dari buku : Chapter pertama.

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Kakek initial mission for NIGHT_BREAKER was similar where it enter WLC’s operating table : Able to pierced its light into the darkness of Indonesia night road. With benchmark like the notorious Dark Z (our next WLC’s bike tale), of course Kakek will unleash his whole bag of tricks to implemented into this NF-125…

Misi Kakek akan NIGHT_BREAKER tetap sama seperti pertama kali masuk meja operasi WLC : Mampu menembus pekatnya malam Indonesia dengan efektif. Dengan tolak ukur mahakarya seperti Dark Z (tunggu kisah lebih lanjut akan Z250X legendaris ini), tentunya semua skill yang ada dari Kakek akan di-implementasikan kedalam tubuh NF-125 ini…

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…For example, installing another bike headlamp, like asymmetrical eyes of F800GS. An easy trick, get done the job quickly. But for Kakek, that ain’t answering this project challenge. Anyhow, one of WLC signatures was creating new “face“, without depriving its bike initial identity.

…Misalnya dengan memasang headlamp baru dari motor lain, seperti headlamp asimetris milik F800GS. An easy trick, get done the job quickly. Namun bagi Kakek, cara itu belum mampu menjawab tantangan dalam menyelesaikan proyek ini. Lagipula salah satu ciri khas WLC adalah mencoba membuat “wajah” baru, tanpa menghilangkan identitas awal dari motor.

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Kakek’s choice of route was classic; Reconstructing Supra-X 125 original headlamp. As usual, retrofitting FXR projector was WLC’s tricks of the trade. But it needs “X-Factor” for radiating more NIGHT_BREAKER’s all-around tourer aura.

Rute yang dipilih Kakek klasik; Rekonstruksi headlamp orisinil Supra-X 125. Melesakkan projektor FXR mungkin sudah khatam dalam perbendaharaan WLC. Butuh faktor “X” agar wajah NIGHT_BREAKER semakin kental aura all-around tourer-nya.

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Lo and behold for quad-Cree, charging into empty space of NIGHT_BREAKER headlamp. Yeah, besides preserving its initial identity, another WLC signatures was using space for additional lamp efficiently. Of course, with considering the lights beam and…

Lo and behold, quad-Cree mengisi ruang kosong dalam headlamp NIGHT_BREAKER. Ya, selain mempertahankan identitas awal motor, ciri khas WLC lainnya adalah efisiensi ruang akan lampu-lampu tambahan. Tentunya, dengan mempertimbangkan pancaran lampu, serta…

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…Its light intensity. Indeed, one of important factor that always Kakek emphasized are finding the most efficient lighting for Indonesia road and traffic, either its size, luminous efficacy & distributive factor. Even with obsessively diverse source & hyper-bright power, a blinding light always get big NO on WLC’s law of lighting.

…Intensitas cahaya yang dihasilkan. That’s right, salah satu faktor yang selalu ditekankan Kakek adalah penerangan paling efisien akan jalanan dan lalu-lintas Indonesia, baik itu faktor terang & ruang. Sekalipun beragam & sangat terang, lampu yang membutakan dan berlebihan tidak ada dalam kitab WLC.

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Here Anas, Kakek’s trusted right-hand man showing NIGHT_BREAKER DRL beam. They chose Indigo, that from a color psychology perspective, was the symbol of reliable and responsible. Phew, that’s deep meaning, except that color chosen because…It’s the last scrap of WLC’s bottom of DRL barrel…

Anas, tangan kanan kepercayaan Kakek, memperlihatkan contoh pancaran DRL untuk NIGHT_BREAKER, Biru, warna yang dalam perspektif psikologi warna melambangkan ketangguhan & kepercayaan. Sangat dalam artinya, meskipun sebenarnya warna itu terpilih akibat…Itulah stok DRL terakhir WLC…

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At least, his full-concentration eyes was scorching again. The Devil is in the detail’s staring, interspersed with his usual vulgar joke and dense whiff of tobacco smoke, he’s finally got his groove’s again!

Setidaknya, intensitas & konsentrasi Kakek dalam mengerjakan proyek kembali membara. Pancaran mata penuh ketelitian, diselingi celetukan vulgar dan kepulan asap tembakau yang pekat, he’s finally got his groove’s again!

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To the extent for finishing NIGHT_BREAKER, WLC closed their highly-demand order for three-straight days. Yeah, three days maybe feels short for this massive project. But, when spirit was burning on, every seconds matters, even that they forgot to take a bath. Yeah, we all know that feels…

Sampai-sampai, WLC tutup akan orderan selama 3 hari, spesial didedikasikan untuk menyelesaikan NIGHT_BREAKER. Yeah, 3 hari mungkin terasa pendek untuk proyek se-masif ini. Namun jika semangat sudah meletup-letup, setiap detik terasa berarti, sampai lupa mandi. Kita semua tahu rasanya bukan?

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Now I’m getting curious how Kakek viewing this monumental project (and his ol’ love)?

“For me, this Supra, are my personal lab for experimenting many things. Let’s just say, NIGHT_BREAKER are kinetic; A source of idea, but also problem purveyor. Many concept, genre, method, born and vanished with this bike, not counted lots of matters & time.”

“A personal epigraph of achievement…Maybe that’s the definition of motorcycle for me, especially this bike. Its makes me feels lively on the first time I constructed it, and that feels, still there whenever I need it…”

Saya sendiri penasaran bagaimana Kakek memandang proyek monumental (dan cinta lamanya ini)?

“Bagi saya, Supra ini, adalah sebuah laboratorium akan eksperimen-eksperimen. Sumber ide dan juga masalah. Beragam konsep, genre, metoda, lahir dan terbuang, begitu pula materi dan waktu…”

“Sebuah prasasti pembuktian. Mungkin itulah definisi motor, terutama Supra ini bagi saya. Terasa menyegarkan sekali ketika membangunnya pertama kali, dan rasa itu tetap ada ketika saya membutuhkannya.”

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A walking laboratory, that also becoming a personal epigraph of achievement. That’s Kakek genuine definition that make him rigging wires & different lamp carefully into NIGHT_BREAKER black frame. It’s not just a visual object of artistry. This is a bike, that establish its soul of conceptor & constructor, that also, its rider.

Sebuah laboratorium berjalan, sekaligus prasasti pembuktian. Itulah definisi termurni yang membuat Kakek dengan teliti merangkai kabel-kabel dan beragam lampu kedalam tubuh NIGHT_BREAKER. Ini bukan sekadar objek visual akan karya seni. Ini adalah motor, dengan jiwa akan sosok konseptor & konstruktor, dan tentu saja, ridernya.

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Its always feels wonderful every time we witnessing men create something with their maximal effort, to produce epic things. And it makes me also feels spirited for the final result of “Lazarus Rising” of this bike, that not just rises from the ashes, but also moves its owner spirit for keep passionate for creating on the world of motorcycle lighting.

Yeah, it needs special session and also same intensity like its reconstruction for capturing NIGHT_BREAKER’s light with camera. All I can say was; Welcome back NIGHT_BREAKER!

Terasa hebat memang, ketika kita menyaksikan manusia membuat sesuatu dengan upaya yang sangat maksimal, menghasilkan sesuatu yang epik. Membuat saya juga menjadi bersemangat akan hasil final “kelahiran kembali” dari motor ini, yang tidak hanya kembali hidup, namun juga kembali menyemangati sang pemiliknya untuk terus berkreasi dalam dunia pencahayan motor.

Yeah, butuh sesi khusus dan intensitas yang sama pekatnya seperti proses rekonstruksinya dalam menangkap cahaya NIGHT_BREAKER melalui kamera. All I can say was; Welcome back NIGHT_BREAKER!

20 Comments

  1. Wah dunia motor sudah lama tidak saya jamah… miss all those thing when i ride my baby “jagur”…. semoga bisa cepet dapat tambatan hati baru.. hihihihi

  2. walah, kemaren habis kena dosis racun lampu dari Big D, sekarang malah kena tambah racun lagi…

    matiiihhhh…. ngiler doang hahahaha….

  3. wahahahaha…. sudah muncul nih… kalau diperbandingkan dg Hayate saya, Supra ini masih kalah terang (secara ketebalan cahaya/lux)… tapi ketika dipakai sendiri, sebetulnya distribusi cahayanya sudah mendekati sempurna. karena kenyamanan night riding sebetulnya bukan semata mata tebal cahaya yg terpancar ke jalan. tapi lebih ke tercukupinya sebaran cahaya ke arah mata kita memandang. dan pertimbangan yg cukup berat adalah, utk mengejar terangnya setara hayateku, terkendala ruang yang pantas utk dijejali lampu, karena saya maunya motor terang tapi tetap elegan, tidak terlalu banyak lampu yg “terlihat” nempel

  4. NF125S.. supra gen 1.. godaan berat.. untung dompet sedang kurus jadi ada alasan untuk nggak modifikasi lampu walau baca ini.. :lol:

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