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    Quote Originally Posted by Shibadip View Post
    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..
    I guess this link answers your query Shibadip:

    Delhi Traffic Police Now Accepts Copy of RC and Insurance Documents

    In short 4 documents are needed:

    DL and PUC in original
    RC and Insurance as photocopies
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    old fox sir , this thread is very interesting and important for the person like me, as i have a habit to go for the long distance rides for the most of the times, but havent done saddle sore yet, so im looking for yours guidance for the dos and donts for the saddle sore point of view..
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    Quote Originally Posted by shardul View Post
    old fox sir , this thread is very interesting and important for the person like me, as i have a habit to go for the long distance rides for the most of the times, but haven't done saddle sore yet, so I'm looking for yours guidance for the dos and don'ts for the saddle sore point of view..
    Glad to know that you found this thread useful. As for 'time and distance' rides like the Saddlesore, ideally I wouldn't recommend anyone doing these in our country. We neither have the roads nor the traffic conditions to do so safely. The necessity of high average speeds and the low reserve power available on most bikes such attempts are made on make the attempts inherently unsafe. Ride for the fun of it. Chasing the clock is actually taking off a large chunk off your safety margins.
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    To add to this very informative thread, I would like to share the above 3 photographs.

    The first one : I hook the bottle with my belt while driving so that it is always handy, the second one is the camera case of compact camera ( I don't have to stop and get down from the bike every time to take a photograph) and the third one is the motorcycle keys with the hook which while driving, I always hook with the cables near the switch so they never get loose while driving on hilly terrains, water streams or uneven roads. Besides, while taking rest or at other times when I am not driving, I hook the keys with my belt loops so they are readily available.


    Besides, I always carry few sheets of newspaper tugged inside my shirt. Purpose ? On long drives for days, we generally upset our stomach and it is always handy while attending a nature call in emergency circumstances.

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    There also is one more point to consider and suggest like one going on a long tour maybe with a pillion and he enters into a remote area like a ghat section or forest or a village where you may sometimes not see signs of life for kms and suddenly the worst nightmare for every rider hits up i.e. the tyre gets punctured and its almost dusk so what does one do in a tight situation like this. say not every one knows to change their bike tyres or repair the puncture themselves
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    Quote Originally Posted by BENOY.NAIR76 View Post
    There also is one more point to consider and suggest like one going on a long tour maybe with a pillion and he enters into a remote area like a ghat section or forest or a village where you may sometimes not see signs of life for kms and suddenly the worst nightmare for every rider hits up i.e. the tyre gets punctured and its almost dusk so what does one do in a tight situation like this. say not every one knows to change their bike tyres or repair the puncture themselves
    This is precisely one of the reasons why you should not travel on a single bike alone. Next, learn how to remove a tyre and put it back. In case of puncture, you can remove the tyre take it in the other bike to the nearest town and get it fixed. That is the easy way. The other way is to learn how to fix the puncture. Tubeless ones are easy. Carry a puncture repair kit with you along with a foot pump and fix it when the puncture happens. A few bucks to the neighbourhood puncture repair guy and he would teach you how to remove the tyre, fix a puncture and all that. Also, riding with tubeless tyre helps in these cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rharish90 View Post
    This is precisely one of the reasons why you should not travel on a single bike alone. Next, learn how to remove a tyre and put it back. In case of puncture, you can remove the tyre take it in the other bike to the nearest town and get it fixed. That is the easy way. The other way is to learn how to fix the puncture. Tubeless ones are easy. Carry a puncture repair kit with you along with a foot pump and fix it when the puncture happens. A few bucks to the neighbourhood puncture repair guy and he would teach you how to remove the tyre, fix a puncture and all that. Also, riding with tubeless tyre helps in these cases.
    Excuse me Such incidents are a part and parcel of the ride. if it happens it happens, Period. Yeah tubeless are less headache, but can show you examples of Tubeless tyres bursting out ie. rip open right in the center, impossible to repair, replacement is the only option.

    Such incidents usually happens when the owner neglects the signs of aging of the tyre. I am not saying this cant happen on the first day of your purchase, but still the tyres usually open up due to aging generally. Also Tyres are not the only cases or breakdown. Things as simple as fuse/battery gone kaput can have you stranded in the middle of nowhere.

    @Benoy: If you are travelling with a female companion, would suggest you to stick to 6AM(earlier the better) to 6Pm riding schedule. If you want to do a night ride, preferably do it on a route that you have more confidence on, and you are sure of getting some sort f help.

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    the golden rule is if you are travelling with a female companion in night for a considerable distance on unfamiliar route, always do it in a group, atleast 2-3 bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phanikar View Post
    Excuse me Such incidents are a part and parcel of the ride. if it happens it happens, Period. Yeah tubeless are less headache, but can show you examples of Tubeless tyres bursting out ie. rip open right in the center, impossible to repair, replacement is the only option.

    Such incidents usually happens when the owner neglects the signs of aging of the tyre. I am not saying this cant happen on the first day of your purchase, but still the tyres usually open up due to aging generally. Also Tyres are not the only cases or breakdown. Things as simple as fuse/battery gone kaput can have you stranded in the middle of nowhere.

    @Benoy: If you are travelling with a female companion, would suggest you to stick to 6AM(earlier the better) to 6Pm riding schedule. If you want to do a night ride, preferably do it on a route that you have more confidence on, and you are sure of getting some sort f help.
    Agree. It is a part and parcel of the ride but the pillion should also feel it as a part and parcel
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    I would say never tag behind any four wheeler or + wheeler. Because if they brake you won't be able to stop instantly. Leave some 10m-15m distance between the vehicles. This will give you a better view of road and it's surrounding.

    If you are riding slow then don't be at right side lanes. I have seen few bikers riding at 50-60kms on right most side of the road.

    Any wet patch should not be considered as water, it may be oil patch. So slow down before it's too late.

    And most important don't race with any one whether it's a bike or car what ever !! Just concentrate on ride and destination.
    Most of the mishaps happens due to we indulge into death race !! How can he overtake me ?? or That girl on pillion is awesome!! "Come on Focus!!"

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