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CustomWar 2016 - Denpasar, Bali (English Edition)


MOONEYES Staff Steve's Bali Trip Report
CustomWar 2016 in Denpasar, Bali - Indonesia - January 29 & 30, 2016

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Greetings! This is Steve from MOONEYES. Mooneyes was invited to attend CustomWar 2016 held in Denpasar, Bali on (Fri-Sat) January 29 and 30, 2016. As the event was held on the same weekend as another event, I was sent alone but met up with Mooneyes Dealer Art of Speed from Malaysia as they were going as well. I soon found out that there were other Mooneyes Dealers going too so it would be a great time to meet up again. In fact, many people that attend KustomFest in Jogja and Art of Speed in Malaysia also came to this event. It was awesome to meet new people and see old friends as well.

CustomWar 2016 was an amazing event. I didn't know what to expect as it was my first time to Bali. The two-day event was from 10am-10pm and the majority of spectators came in the afternoon to avoid heat stroke I guess (which makes sense). January is considered part of the "wet season" or "off season" in Bali and as the season suggests, it was overcast - but didn't rain during the event. I was blown away by the cars and bikes on display. I didn't expect to see that many big-bikes and especially classics too.

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We were picked up from the airport without any delay. We headed straight to the hotel to drop off our baggage. The roads in Bali were much wider and more modern than I had expected.

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We arrived at our hotel, which was off the main street and down a private road where we were met by security. The hotel was amazing. If you ever stay in Denpasar, Bali look up Puri Santrian. After dropping off our stuff we had lunch near the beach and even drank coconut water straight from the coconut.

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After we ate, we headed for the event location before it got dark. The event was held at Kertalangu Cultural Village (Desa Budaya). In the parking lot was a huge statue of a young Ganesha. As you headed towards the main entrance there were two huge schedules and a floor plan of the event. Most people didn't show up for setup until after it was dark. We decided we would come back in the morning when the event started.

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Friday morning, the artists were making progress on their murals.

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Most of the morning was very quiet. The bands kept to their schedule and played regardless. A stroll through the vendor area during the day was relatively quiet as well. This makes sense because it's an outdoor event. Most people will wait until the afternoon or evening before heading outside, especially if the event is open until 10pm. Sure enough, in the late afternoon, more people began to show up and even gather to watch the bands play.

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There was an artist area featuring pinstriping and more.

The bicycles on display were like an art exhibit. Each bicycle was suspended by wires in a metal frame.
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As the sun began to set, more people began to show up, especially for the bands. There were actually three stages and they used two as the primary stages for live bands so there was continuous music all day and night. At the end of the day, we had dinner before returning to the hotel. Scott Jones (Noise Cycles) was a guest of the show as well.

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The second day we headed to the event as we did previously. It seemed that Friday, most people worked all day but Saturday would have more people. Although it was not crowded in the morning the parking lot was more crowded than the day before. It was an overcast day so at leas the sun wasn't beaming down. It was still very hot.

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The famous Peace Gong at Kertalangu Cultural Village (Desa Budaya).
(photo right) Mooneyes Dealers: KustomFest/Shifter, Art of Speed and Gearhead Monkey Garage.

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Unique fact: This event has a first aid station. Maybe for people that overheat or exhaustion. The artist murals were mostly compete. Most of the art was done with roller brushes.

There were 16 cars total on display under three canopies. Very nicely done. I didn't expect to see this many.
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There were four elevated and covered stages showcasing the motorcycles. The motorcycles ranged from classics to modern, stock to full custom.
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The elevated and covered stages.

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This was the raffle "give-away" bike. Yamaha based chopper built by Kedux Garage/NK13

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Full custom Triumph chopper in pink. Nicely done.

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This Panhead was the MOONEYES Pick. It features cool hot rod parts like the Radir Wheels and beehive oil filter.

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There was a separate area featuring vintage and no-so vintage MX and enduro bikes.

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As the sun peaked at high noon, it seemed that most spectators went for cover. However the bands played on and there were a few brave viewers willing to challenge the sun. The two MCs did all the talking for both days.

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Another look before the crowds. As you entered the event, NK13 had a booth on the left and Hurley had a booth on the right.

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Just beyond the entrance and two booth were the vendor booths, stages, catering and more.

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Just before the crowds.

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As the sun began to fade, the crowd came.

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By sundown, there were barely any open spaces. At around 8PM, we had the awards presentation.
All the awards presenters gathered at the center for a group photo before we set out to place our awards. As mentioned, the MOONEYES Pick went to this cool looking Panhead shown above.

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As night settled, the event area was packed with people. After the awards, the MOONEYES Booth was also packed. A traditional shadow puppet show was taking place on the main center stage. It was over an hour long telling a classic story and a lot of humor as the crowd would burst out in laughter. The puppet show was in traditional Balinese language.

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After the puppet show, was the grand finale, the raffle "GIVE-AWAY". People gathered in front of the stage. The first number was called but no one claimed it. They waited 60 seconds before moving on. The second number was called and instantly a young member of the audience made his way to the stage. After confirming his number, they all cheered and took a group photo.

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Once the bike was given the show was over. It seemed time flies when you're having fun and the two day show went by very fast.

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Some of the Bali art and statues.

In the morning, we visited Kedux Garage. Kedux has been building motorcycles full time since 2008. Before that, it was a hobby but now he finishes one bike and moves directly to a new customer project. His shop features everything from fabrication and maintenance to paint and a retail shop. He also does artwork and sign painting with pinstriping and graphics as well. All the bikes at his shop, in various stages of work, are customer owned bikes. He's a huge fan of MOONEYES and has been coming to HCS for a number of years. Naskleeng 13 was a group of guys that love motorcycles and custom culture, Kedux included, that began CustomWar and are the reason MOONEYES was able to go this year.
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Thank you to Kedux Garage and Naskleeng 13. We appreciate your support.

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TR owns this Honda Cab "Lil' Lee" and it features some cool MOON touches.

BONUS Driving Photos of Bali
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Thank you for reading my CustomWar 2016 report! Hope you enjoyed the photos.
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