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    Default Long Distance Riding

    Quote Originally Posted by muthucse View Post
    Thank you so much for the detailed list of to do tasks. I will certainly do them, only three days more for the trip and I'm excited!!
    Hope you have a good helmet.(full face is best).Start early & end early.Avoid riding at dusk or night.Early mornings are best. Take frequent breaks for snacks. Drink water regularly. Don’t speed , drive at a steady, normal speed. . Take care.. enjoy
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    Default Re: Would like to add few more on touring

    Quote Originally Posted by Adarsh Kallimath View Post
    And also to be careful of stray dogs which may suddenly turn up towards the road, right from bushes,houses etc... And if a fall like that occurs when there are heavy vehicles behind us.. is extremely dangerous

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    one more to add from my list:
    Drink water at regular intervals like every half an hour. You may not feel thirsty but still this helps in good hydration also you won't feel sleepy while riding.

    If you are not having a proper riding gear. Then wear a shoulder bag with 1 or 2 cloths to save your spine(This may sound so cheap and idiotic but still works).

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    Quote Originally Posted by muthucse View Post
    Thank you so much for the detailed list of to do tasks. I will certainly do them, only three days more for the trip and I'm excited!!
    thalaivare... don't forget to take pictures of your trip and treat us with the pictures.
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    Default Re: Would like to add few more on touring

    Quote Originally Posted by sstherockz View Post

    If you are not having a proper riding gear. Then wear a shoulder bag with 1 or 2 cloths to save your spine(This may sound so cheap and idiotic but still works).



    thalaivare... don't forget to take pictures of your trip and treat us with the pictures.

    Nandri boss, The above point looks like dirty trick that works! Sure, I will update post my ride!!!

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    Default Re: Would like to add few more on touring

    Quote Originally Posted by sstherockz View Post
    one more to add from my list:
    Drink water at regular intervals like every half an hour. You may not feel thirsty but still this helps in good hydration also you won't feel sleepy while riding.

    If you are not having a proper riding gear. Then wear a shoulder bag with 1 or 2 cloths to save your spine(This may sound so cheap and idiotic but still works).

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    thalaivare... don't forget to take pictures of your trip and treat us with the pictures.
    Good idea. Might save the spine 🏼🏼

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    Default Things To Carry On A Long Ride

    Hello Friends,
    I Would Like To Share Some Experience. To Carry Some Important Things When You Go For A Long Ride.
    Spares:-
    *Tool Kit
    A.Cutting Player
    B.10no. Spanner
    C.star&minus Screwdriver
    D.Sparkplug Opening Spanner
    (I Don't Know The Exact Name)
    E.12-14 Ring Spanner
    F.L-Nkies
    *Chain Lube
    *Fuse
    *Sparkplug
    *Chain Link
    *Additional Key Of The Bike
    *Documents Of The Bike
    *Engine Oil (For Top-up)
    *First-Aid Kit
    *Tubeless Puncture Repair Kit
    *Clutch Cable
    *Throttle Cable
    *Fuel(if Necessary)

    Things To Fix To Bike:-
    *Mobile Charger
    *Hazard Light
    *Banging Cords
    *Additional Fog Lights(if Necessary)
    *Mobile Holder
    *Windshield
    *Tank Bag

    Gears To Wear:-
    *A Tight Clotch For Hair(before Wearing Helmet)
    *Helmet
    *Armored Jacket(with Liners If Necessary)
    *Gloves
    *Knee Gaurd
    *Shoe
    *Action Camera(if Necessary)

    I Think These Things May Help You When You Go For Long Rides.
    Ride Hard!Ride Safe.
    Thank You

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    Default Is it true that motorcycle should be ridden in a long ride at one go without any break in kilometers

    Suppose bike is 125 cc, so at one go without any break upto maximum 125km should be ridden and then we must take atleast half an hour break to let the engine cool down and then resume your long journey and then again next halt after 125km and so on.

    100cc=100km ride 'max capacity' of bike and then half an hour break.

    400cc=400km ride and then half an hour break.

    800cc=800km ride max capacity and then half an hour break.

    1202cc=1202km ride and then half an hour break.

    and so on, hope you get the gist what I am asking about. I am in confusion, so please help me out. I'm more concerned about overheating of engine and don't want to ruin my long ride journey due to engine blast.

    Note- Riding under normal weather of India between 30 to 42 degree celsius.(Air cooled engine)

    Thanks guys in advance.

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    Default Re: Is it true that motorcycle should be ridden in a long ride at one go without any break in kilome

    Quote Originally Posted by bikerrider View Post
    Suppose bike is 125 cc, so at one go without any break upto maximum 125km should be ridden and then we must take atleast half an hour break to let the engine cool down and then resume your long journey and then again next halt after 125km and so on.

    100cc=100km ride 'max capacity' of bike and then half an hour break.

    400cc=400km ride and then half an hour break.

    800cc=800km ride max capacity and then half an hour break.

    1202cc=1202km ride and then half an hour break.

    and so on, hope you get the gist what I am asking about. I am in confusion, so please help me out. I'm more concerned about overheating of engine and don't want to ruin my long ride journey due to engine blast.

    Note- Riding under normal weather of India between 30 to 42 degree celsius.(Air cooled engine)

    Thanks guys in advance.

    No, displacement has nothing to do with how far the bike can go before needing a break. Guys on 125 enduros put far more strain on their motors than you would by riding 250km on the road even with a little 125. When riding for distance, the bike will go as long as it has fuel. It's you that needs the break. Stop every 90-120 minutes, take off your helmet and stretch your legs, shake out your arms etc. If displacement were the key, then the really big air-cooled bikes would need breaks far more often than the little ones, because they generate more heat. As long as your engine is properly maintained, has clean oil, nothing clogging up the fins on the cylinder, etc, it'll run until it's out of gas without missing a beat. The only thing that will kill the engine is riding it flat-out at the RPM redline for hours on end. The little engines on most Indian bikes won't take that very well (neither will any engine, really); as long as you're not riding full-throttle all the time, the engine will be fine. Keep your RPMs in the lower third of the range, which on a 125 is probably around 60-80km/h in top gear, and you won't have any problems.

    If you're really worried about engine heat, get the fuel system tuned so the bike runs just slightly rich, and adjust the valve lash (if available) so it's just a tiny bit loose. So if the clearance range between the rocker arm and the valve stem is supposed to be 0.12mm for the intake and 0.08mm for the exhaust, set your valves to 0.15mm intake and 0.09mm for exhaust or so (you'll have to experiment here; too loose and the bike won't run, too tight and you'll burn the valves). The engine might sound a little more rattley, but the looser valve clearances help it run cooler (this is a trick I learned from the old aircooled VW beetles). Also, adding more fuel to a petrol engine (running rich) makes it run cooler, whereas adding more air (running lean) makes it run hotter. The opposite is true for diesels.


    Edited to add: and to help reduce the chance of *you* exploding when riding in 40C weather, pour a bottle of water into your helmet before you put it on and every time you take it off during the ride, so the liner gets soaked (this won't hurt it). Then, either crack the face visor or open the helmet vents (depending on your helmet) while you're riding. As the water evaporates, it'll cool your head and keep you from overheating.
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    Default Re: Is it true that motorcycle should be ridden in a long ride at one go without any break in kilome

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mountain View Post
    No, displacement has nothing to do with how far the bike can go before needing a break. Guys on 125 enduros put far more strain on their motors than you would by riding 250km on the road even with a little 125. When riding for distance, the bike will go as long as it has fuel. It's you that needs the break. Stop every 90-120 minutes, take off your helmet and stretch your legs, shake out your arms etc. If displacement were the key, then the really big air-cooled bikes would need breaks far more often than the little ones, because they generate more heat. As long as your engine is properly maintained, has clean oil, nothing clogging up the fins on the cylinder, etc, it'll run until it's out of gas without missing a beat. The only thing that will kill the engine is riding it flat-out at the RPM redline for hours on end. The little engines on most Indian bikes won't take that very well (neither will any engine, really); as long as you're not riding full-throttle all the time, the engine will be fine. Keep your RPMs in the lower third of the range, which on a 125 is probably around 60-80km/h in top gear, and you won't have any problems.

    If you're really worried about engine heat, get the fuel system tuned so the bike runs just slightly rich, and adjust the valve lash (if available) so it's just a tiny bit loose. So if the clearance range between the rocker arm and the valve stem is supposed to be 0.12mm for the intake and 0.08mm for the exhaust, set your valves to 0.15mm intake and 0.09mm for exhaust or so (you'll have to experiment here; too loose and the bike won't run, too tight and you'll burn the valves). The engine might sound a little more rattley, but the looser valve clearances help it run cooler (this is a trick I learned from the old aircooled VW beetles). Also, adding more fuel to a petrol engine (running rich) makes it run cooler, whereas adding more air (running lean) makes it run hotter. The opposite is true for diesels.


    Edited to add: and to help reduce the chance of *you* exploding when riding in 40C weather, pour a bottle of water into your helmet before you put it on and every time you take it off during the ride, so the liner gets soaked (this won't hurt it). Then, either crack the face visor or open the helmet vents (depending on your helmet) while you're riding. As the water evaporates, it'll cool your head and keep you from overheating.
    Thanks man for the detailed and informative info.
    I always thought "X" no. of cc bike can go only upto "X" km at one go or we are risking the bike to get explode, (my own assumption)

    The tuning part I will discuss with my local mechanic what he can do. thanks again.

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    Default Re: Is it true that motorcycle should be ridden in a long ride at one go without any break in kilome

    Quote Originally Posted by bikerrider View Post
    Thanks man for the detailed and informative info.
    I always thought "X" no. of cc bike can go only upto "X" km at one go or we are risking the bike to get explode, (my own assumption)

    The tuning part I will discuss with my local mechanic what he can do. thanks again.
    Your assumption is very wrong my friend

    The tunning part is Lean vs Rich tunning, look up for it on google and you would have a better idea of it before you go to a mechanic.
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    Default Re: Long Distance Riding

    When you are thirsty , you are already dehydrated. Drink alot of water.
    Cover up . Exposed skin looses water at a very fast rate in that weather. As long as you are moving you will not get very hot will fully covered gear.
    Take a long lunch break - a late one so you avoid the hottest part of the day. eating ,resting.

    My longest day was 1000 km on 38 degree day...it was hot my funny to say but my butt was burnt from the heat from seat.
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