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    hi rohit here, i am planning trip to kanyakumari from pune it will be my first long trip, i wanted to know how should i plan it? i mean things to be carried personal and regarding bikes,what care to take regarding riding,food,stay,do's and dont's.it will be in may end to mid jun,is it a good decission to go on long trip with a single bike and 2 people?has any one done same trip?we were planning riding in day time and camping wherever we reach is it safe?how much this trip will cost us in general?i am having pulsar 150DTSi,do i need any mods to be done?like more carriage space,lights,tyres etc.please help me in these matters,i would be more than happy if anyone wishes to join from pune or elsewhere,can we get sponserers for this trip like oil companies,biking mags. , shops or ne one else...waiting for reply..

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    Ambitious plan mate... all the best...

    Keep all of us here at xBhp posted about the plan and the run.

    The link below is for your reading... yes, it doesn't cover everything u asked for but let us start here...
    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/1...ong-drive.html

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    @rohit: some random things that came to my mind:
    long journey pillion riding would be trouble enough. always better to single ride and possibly with another bike.
    sponsors... then all of us here would have quit jobs/colleges and would be on roads all the time.
    keeping you bike maximum to stock would be sane. but yes, you can get spark plugs and tyres changed to good ones.
    tankbags, saddlebags, clutch/accl cables, oil, petrolcan... all these would be needed. not to mention good riding gears...
    know the roads... once you have a routemap and a dummy plan let us know.
    check the thread from techno as hydbiker said.

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    Dude try for a solo ride..instead of going 2 on a single bike, will be very tiring..Check out TECHNOCRAT's Thread regarding "essentails for a long ride"..dats really worthy info for a trip..!!!

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    Ill write when my long trip is over , ill know of the shortcomings then.

    okay I am doing a 2000+ km trip so here is what ill be carrying along, it may seem too much but i've almost thought of every aspect.

    For the rider:
    - Carry enough clothing and appropriate accessories like scarf, sweaters etc if the weather is cold or may become cold.
    - Carry enough water with you till you see the next hygienic water supply store.
    - carry along chocolates, glucose water, medicines (if you have a specific allergy or anything like that)
    -have a basic first aid kit assembled (band aids, soframyacin, dettol, cotton gauze, cotton roll etc.
    - Do know you limits and how much distance can you cover in a go. Take rests and nature calls should be immediately attended


    For the bike:
    - A toolkit, if your bike has tubed tyres then carry along the proper spares to remove both the front and rear wheels.
    - A set of clutch cable and throttle cable.
    - extra spark plug.
    - a pack of engine oil
    - a footpump type tyre inflator
    - extra bulb for the headlight.
    - extra tubes in case the tubes on the bikes are damaged beyond repair.
    - a fuel pipe (the pipe from tank to the carb) in case someone tampers with the fuel line.
    will add more points I left out (cause i don't remember) later
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    ^^A few more points:
    1. Always have ur original papers handy especially since u will be traveling out of ur state
    2. Always have a roadmap or highway map of India or S. India or if possible the particular state where ur traveling
    3. Keep ur mobile charged up and roaming active. Store a few numbers more appropriately such as "Home", "Emergency" etc so that people can call these up in case of emergency
    4. Avoid traveling after a full stomach as u tend to feel sleepy.
    5. Try staying in a hotel with covered parking
    6. Fill fuel from proper bunks
    7. Carry a few antacids especially as u will be eating a lot outside.

    Few things that I always make sure I do when I travel on my car. Guess these apply for bikes too!
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    JUST RIDE!!!!......rest everything is just plain commonsense.....

    No amount of planning will ever be enough....
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    @ praful: bang on

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    @ Rohit: Ride on

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