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    Arrow Can an old 125 cc bike make it to Khardung La?

    I am a proud rider of a 2003 make Hero Honda Ambition. Rode it on trips up to 550 kms in its heydays. Have been out of touch with biking for a couple of years, but the passion is revving up all over again.

    The bike is not in good shape - needs piston-cylinder set changed (knocking), valve timing set changed, and body checked and fixed to get back to its original glory.

    I wish to ride it to Kardung La and beyond.

    Do you think the biker is crazy to have a high ambition while riding an old Ambition? Can the bike make it?

    What things will hinder most? Any suggestions on overcoming them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shashank_s View Post
    I am a proud rider of a 2003 make Hero Honda Ambition. Rode it on trips up to 550 kms in its heydays. Have been out of touch with biking for a couple of years, but the passion is revving up all over again.

    The bike is not in good shape - needs piston-cylinder set changed (knocking), valve timing set changed, and body checked and fixed to get back to its original glory.

    I wish to ride it to Kardung La and beyond.

    Do you think the biker is crazy to have a high ambition while riding an old Ambition? Can the bike make it?

    What things will hinder most? Any suggestions on overcoming them?
    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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    If a cycle make it to Leh then there is no question for motor bike.
    Go for it Man ! Get the bike in good shape

    An Ambition is good enough to take you there !
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    Quote Originally Posted by shashank_s View Post
    The bike is not in good shape - needs piston-cylinder set changed (knocking), valve timing set changed, and body checked and fixed to get back to its original glory.

    I wish to ride it to Kardung La and beyond.

    What things will hinder most? Any suggestions on overcoming them?
    Is this a serious query or a joke? You know that the bike condition is not good and still want to go to khardungla. Do you intend to ride your bike or push it?

    Yeh... even bicycles can go to Khardungla (only if a backup van is trailing) but it does not mean that your bike will reach your destination and when you mention khardungla and beyond, where exactly is beyond? Siachen glacier?

    Get your bike in top condition and then there is absolutely nothing stopping you from your ambition.
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    First thing. Would be to be make sure that your bike is in very good shape... So all the necessary work should be done with care especially knowing that it is a pretty old bike.

    N i would say you can make it. Its all about passion and determination. Especially with a lower cc bike(lower power,torque) you'll need that much more will to make it around on the hills. And make sure you are physically fit too. The journey might get a little taxing

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    Quote Originally Posted by trustvishwas View Post
    Yeh... even bicycles can go to Khardungla (only if a backup van is trailing)
    OT: Thats not quite true.

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    Yes this can make up to K-Top for sure. I am so sure coz I have done it on Glamour. Wanna to see then visit http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/1...hs-heaven.html .

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    Quote Originally Posted by shashank_s View Post
    I am a proud rider of a 2003 make Hero Honda Ambition. Rode it on trips up to 550 kms in its heydays. Have been out of touch with biking for a couple of years, but the passion is revving up all over again.

    The bike is not in good shape - needs piston-cylinder set changed (knocking), valve timing set changed, and body checked and fixed to get back to its original glory.

    I wish to ride it to Kardung La and beyond.

    Do you think the biker is crazy to have a high ambition while riding an old Ambition? Can the bike make it?

    What things will hinder most? Any suggestions on overcoming them?

    There can be no hindrances if you have the guts and the passion to overcome any heights..MY friends had gone to Leh-Ladakh on their bikes and they saw a group of tourers with one on a Bajaj xcd 125 cc..SO go for it and post up your ride pictures soon ..

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    If an old Kawasaki Bajaj Boxer, HH Splendor, Kinetc Zing, etc can do Leh. An Ambition can definitely do it. Just ensure that your bike is in a reasonably decent shape!
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