Lindol: The Hyper Modified Yamaha Sniper from Puerto Galera 

Date posted on June 9, 2021
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The bike is owned by Mr. Kurtley Donald Tumang, a motorcycle enthusiast formerly based in Puerto Princesa City Palawan but now, he is permanently based in Puerto Galera, Mindoro, the hometown of his wife. 

He started his hobby way back in his college days. He used to just borrow the Yamaha Sniper Sniper 135 of his classmate before and from there he was hooked on the Sniper model. “Kaya nasabi ko sa sarili ko na balang araw magkakaroon rin ako nyan. Dumating na nga yung time na may kakayahan na akong bumili or magkaroon ng motor, nagkataon naman na may Sniper 150 na that time, so Sniper 150 yung kinuha ko. Pero bago pa ako bumili ng motor, nag-ipon na ako ng mga accessories na ilalagay ko sa Sniper 150 ko. Mostly plug and play aftermarket accesories and parts pa lang ang alam ko nun kasi wala pa akong idea about sa modification,” Kurt narrated.

With his growing interest in modified bikes, he attended his first motor show as a spectator. “Doon na ako napaisip na magsimula sa Project “LINDOL”. Gusto ko rin magkaroon ng motor na kakaiba o bihirang makita sa kalsada. Una kong nilapitan si 5j Customs Jerick Waje at Cesar Caadlawon ng Pro Arm Philippines. Nagtanong ako at dun na rin nagpagawa ng naisip kong concept which is yung “Big Bike Concept”. Super excited ako kasi bago para sa akin yung magiging resulta ng motor ko. Syempre gastos dito, gastos doon pero walang problema sa akin kasi doon ako masaya. “LINDOL” ang pinangalan ko sa motor ko kasi palayaw ng anak ko yun which is nung pinagbubuntis pa lang siya eh palaging lumilindol dito sa amin,” explained Kurt.

He was racking up wins in the motor shows he has joined and that’s where he noticed a new trend which is the hubless wheel. It really sparked his interest despite the common feedback or misconception for this feature which is expensive, unreliable, durability and doubt that it can  still be driven like a regular bike on Philippine roads. Kurt said, “Minsan lang tayo magkaroon ng pagkakataon at kakayahan magkaroon nang ganito bakit ko ititigil eh kaya ko naman at pinakaimportante sa lahat, dito ako masaya. Passion ika nga. Una kong nilapitan si Fatty Tires Custom Bikes owner Bryan Ubaldo.  

Pinaliwanag niya lahat sa akin at nagkasundo naman kami agad. Nung una, hubless lang balak ko talaga ipagawa, kaso na amaze ako at na-excite nung binanggit niya yung air suspension, ghost roar, and wireless bang bang. So sa madaling salita, pinakabit ko na rin lahat.” 

After the bike was complete, Kurt was able to verify for himself the misconceptions related to the hubless wheels. Many were saying that it would not last and it would not function like a normal bike but when he rode it for the first time, all those misconceptions were completely debunked.  He shared, “Lahat nung nakakabit sa motor ko fully functional talaga. Imagine 129 kilos ako pero kaya ako ng motor ko. I rode it hard kaya umabot ang max speed ng hubless na yan nng 70 kmph.”

The bike sports a lot of high tech and remarkable custom-made parts and sub-systems such as the custom-made hubless wheels (front & rear), custom-made air suspension system (front & rear), custom wireless bang bang, custom ghost roar, custom Bluetooth command interface system, fingerprint ignition system, custom voice activation system and custom air brake system all made by Fatty Tires Custom Bikes headed by Bryan Ubaldo. The major body panels of the bike sport custom hydro dip paint by JuanDip. It also has legit custom carbon fiber seat, original Brembo Corsa lever set, F.I. pulser, CNC transparent crankcase left and right, extra big aftermarket radiator and carbon fiber muffler.

“First of all, I would like to thank InsideRACING Magazine for this opportunity to share and express my passion in the world of motorcycle modification. Salamat sa pamilya ko, sa asawa, magulang at mga kapatid na todo suporta sa hilig ko. Maraming salamat sa Fatty Tires Custom Bikes, Mr. Bryan Ubaldo, Fatty Tires Custom Bikes family, Don MJ Shop, MSL Minolo Shipping lines, Cesar Caadlawon and Jerick Waje of 5j customs. Dahil sa motor show at bike modifications madami akong naging kaibigan at natutunan hindi lang about sa motor pati sa importance of friendship and dedication para sa mga bagay na nagpapasaya sa atin,” Kurt expressed. 

Parts and Accessories Used:

custom-made hubless wheels (front & rear) by Fatty Tires Custom Bikes

custom-made air suspension system (front & rear) by Fatty Tires Custom Bikes

custom wireless bang bang by Fatty Tires Custom Bikes

custom ghost roar by Fatty Tires Custom Bikes

fingerprint ignition system by Fatty Tires Custom Bikes

air brake system by Fatty Tires Custom Bikes

hydro dip paint by JuanDip

legit carbon fiber seat

legit Brembo Corsa lever set

F.i. pulser

voice activation system by Fatty Tires Custom Bikes

Bluetooth command

CNC transparent crankcase left and right

extra big radiator

carbon fiber muffler

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