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    It's a good idea to upgrade the stock horns if you ride frequently on Indian Highways.
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    Default + 1 more point....

    One should always keep any eye out at road intersections for speeding monkeys (Rickshaws) or may be some natives thinking its the same day everyday and move along intersections without stopping or even without looking......
    (please excuse me this time if im posting this point again even when it existed in the thread as i might have skipped that line while reading) ...

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    Default Request info on touring using commuter bikes

    Request to provide the feasibility of touring using small cc air cooled four stroke bikes..

    What are the dis advantages of using very +small cc bikes for touring as against using bigger cc bikes like suzuki bandit, yamaha fz 8 etc..

    what are the small cc bikes available in india that are tour ready... here i mean the bikes in 100cc up to 200cc engine types..

    thank you

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    Never follow a heavy motor vehicle right between its tyres, coz four wheelers have the habit of covering pathholes, obstocles, dead dogs through there wheels ... i mean

    consider 0 are the tyres of the four wheels and ^ is the two wheeler

    0--------0

    ....dog.....

    0--------0

    .....^......
    .....^.....

    if you are going to follow right between him, you might get the shock of your life and you might even slip and fall its there is enough flesh on the road to pull you down..
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    Some of the items one can carry as part of their personal kit:

    1. Toothbrush and paste. Also keep a bottle of mouthwash, it will come in handy when there is no water or time to brush one's teeth.
    2. A Comb, a nail-cutter, a few rubber bands, safety pins.
    3. A hand sanitiser. (it may appear a ladies' item, but it is quite helpful when there is no water to wash one's hands)
    4. Small pouches of clothes detergent and dishwashing liquid (check for tears on the packs).
    5. A Swiss Army Knife (A traveller's best friend!)
    6. A small pair of scissors
    7. Soap (antiseptic and regular)
    8. Shaving kit (optional, since it may not be possible to shave regularly)
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    Interesting. Some of the posts on this thread remind me of the Indigo Marina ad ..
    ... because we like to carry our world with us!!

    Geez guys, hand sanitizer, 2 types of soap, etc ... by god ki kasam, use a newspaper, or a handpump or keep enough mineral water bottles. God save anyone who ever tours like this esp with his lady - it'll have enough luggage to fill out a Santro

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    Very informative.. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by not View Post
    Never follow a heavy motor vehicle right between its tyres, coz four wheelers have the habit of covering pathholes, obstocles, dead dogs through there wheels
    Something I have experienced

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    it's a great thread..... very detailed info..... good for those who go for touring.....
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    Another thing: Loud noises are fatiguing. On a long ride, the wind and engine noise conspire to tire you out faster than you might think. Get a few packs of those squishy foam earplugs or splurge for some reusable ones with a noise reduction rating of at least 25, and use them on longer rides. You'll still be able to hear horns and other important noises, but the drone of your exhaust and the wind through your helmet will be greatly reduced, and you will have a much more pleasant ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Fox View Post
    Thats a good point. The 'cover note' in any case has a time-limited validity. It would suffice for the first few weeks as at times insurance companies (esp those in the public sector) take a while in mailing the insurance policy but if the cover note is pre-dated a month or more, the cops can and will insist on the original policy.
    Sir, If we keep the original Insurance copy in the bike, then what will happen, if there is some mis-hap with the bike?
    I mean the insurance company might not process my insurance unless I show them the original copy..
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