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    I think after getting the bike fixed, make some test runs here and there. If u get the feel of bike struggling then avoid this bike. Otherwise you are good to go.

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    My tuppence:
    a. You seem to forget your bike is 135cc. Its over-adequate.
    b. More than any regular test - check the clutch and the compression. The latter is what will tell at high altitude - which u cant otherwise simulate in any loaded test runs
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    @Rpmboy: my blooper - it is 133 cc.
    my first challenge is finding a good mechanic. I have met several mechanics in Gurgaon but none seem to have great knowledge. Any recommendations in Gurgaon or Delhi?

    @Rockkyyy, Urvashi, BholaBhai, & Prashant: Thanks a ton for the encouragement. There is no lack of will or ambition

    @Vishwas: Not planning to take the roads without doing my homework. Will get the bike restored to best possible condition before the ride

    @Hitanshu: I will change the clutch plate. Please elaborate on the compression bit. What exactly does a compression test look like?

    @OM: thanks man, exactly my idea of homework before taking the plunge. Will get the bike repaired and do a test run.

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    If you are unable to find a good mechanic then go to castrol bikezone, they will do a fine job

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    Well i would not recomend the cast bike zone for honda engines...

    I have had a bad experience with them and they had screwed up the carb settings and the bike was runing lean and overheated...

    So for the engine its better that u take some time out of ur schedule,m visit a few mechs and check their work for themselves...

    Especially lookout for the modifiers cos they have better knowledge of the bikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpmboy View Post
    SInce when HH Ambition came with 125cc engine?, its either 133cc or 135cc as far it is kwn to me , and an gd service will revive the opposition to the terrain in Khardungla....have full confidence in mechanic and bike & self,i think ur bike may make it to hills
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    Please check your clutch plates and your brakes, my friend took his platina to 17000ft @ north Sikkim. If he can do that you can take your 133 CC to K-Pass for sure. He had problems but we took all his load and rest he used his will to do it. Refer to Escapade to sikkim in tourer for more details.
    Get the bike in good condition and go... do share some pics after you come back

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    Dude i took my Ct 100 a 100 cc to K top twice and my friend took his 11 year old splendour which has no horn and starts without a key to Ktop we just now returned from Leh so 125 can easily do it ..............just keep ur gear shifts appropriately timed..........

    here is the travelogue have a look i havent yet finished completing it.......

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    [QUOTE=shashank_s;432982]@Rpmboy: my blooper - it is 133 cc.
    my first challenge is finding a good mechanic. I have met several mechanics in Gurgaon but none seem to have great knowledge. Any recommendations in Gurgaon or Delhi?

    Ya i know a good mechnic in SOuth DELHI, Sabu bike care, in Govindpuri
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