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  • #16
    Originally posted by Anoop Desai View Post
    The best route is Mumbai-Pune-Kolhapur-Belgaum. Halt at Belgaum. Its almost the midpoint for your ride. The next day you can cover Belgaum-Hubli-Chitradurga-Tumkur-Bangalore. Its always recommended that you cover the Hubli-Chitradurga stretch during day time. Lots of private buses ply on this road. They are very rash.
    Now the chitradurga - haveri stretch is almost done. It is just 3 diversions of not more than 1 km each so you can do it in day time also.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by kartikpai View Post
      No one is sayin its not good to do the ride The route you had chosen would be a tedious one. NH4 would be butter smooth comparably.

      P.S If you dont have prior experience of NH4 its advisable to just make short trips so as to season up for the roads. The roads would be straight, give you an invitation to rip apart, but the dangers are totally unpredictable and just take moments to come in front of you.
      Cool thanks so NH4 it is... i wish the Mumbai Pune expressway could be open to me bike just for once... but anyways i guess i will have to do a detour via old highway

      Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post
      I did this stretch - Benguluru to Pune just last week. Whole route is excellent. Only thing to watch out is 3 diversions of 1 km each near Haveri. Otherwise, you can easily maintain an average speed of 120kmph.

      NH4 is THE way to go.
      Thanks Vishwas

      Originally posted by Centaur View Post
      +1
      Just came that way from Kerala on Saturday..... butter smooth roads, except, as Vishwas said, the 3 stretches... was able to make the 980kms journey in 16hrs in a M800...so figure
      Thanks

      Originally posted by satyenpoojary View Post
      Route info is much clear, have you tried searching for a similar thread!
      PS: You modding the FZ... what all do you have in mind?
      Coz from what I remember Joel only has the exhaust as of now. And having that shipped across probably makes more sense than riding it all the way
      Yup Joel has given the green signal regarding mods provided for FZ as already mentioned by mitz.

      I am planning a stage wise build for me bike.
      Stage 1: 180cc and the exhaust and if race camshafts are available then that too

      Stage 2
      : All major upgrades, bigger carbs, cdi etc.

      I guess for the 180cc kit i would trust no one else other then Joel Anna to fiddle around with my bike's engine internals..

      But that all depends on the doktor when is he ready with the performance goodies.

      Originally posted by Anoop Desai View Post
      The best route is Mumbai-Pune-Kolhapur-Belgaum. Halt at Belgaum. Its almost the midpoint for your ride. The next day you can cover Belgaum-Hubli-Chitradurga-Tumkur-Bangalore. Its always recommended that you cover the Hubli-Chitradurga stretch during day time. Lots of private buses ply on this road. They are very rash.

      CITY LIMITS:
      Yes there are interceptors, and they are mainly for the Cabbies who drive rashly. The interceptor will not be there always but, why take a chance right? What you can do is, catch hold of a Tourist bus which will be doing speeds of 70-80kmph and tail gate them till traffic comes upto your neck! Tailgating them makes the interceptor less aware of a two wheeler coming behind 6 or 8 wheeler. Make sure you maintain safe distance doing this.

      This stretch between Nelamangala(Outskirts of Bangalore starts from here) and Yeshwantpur(also known as Yasvantpur) is very dangerous now. They have done a toll road here. Sometimes the toll road is flyover and other times its on par with ground. Pedestrians are allowed to cross this so called toll roads. They cross the roads in 'athlete mode' just like some fools cross open railway tracks. Keep a look on them.

      OTHER ALTERNATIVES:
      If you tell me the place where Joel lives, i can tell you an alternative route(like NICE road and outer ring road. former being toll road) to the normal traffic road which you have to follow to reach the heart of the city.
      thats a great amount of info thanks Anoop. I am yet to receive info regarding Joel's workshop address and other details. Can you suggest any specific place to stay at belgaum?

      Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post
      Now the chitradurga - haveri stretch is almost done. It is just 3 diversions of not more than 1 km each so you can do it in day time also.
      Thank you all for providing me all the info i need. Just one last question.. which place would be ideal for pit stop and if you guys can suggest any decent hotel with parking space ofcourse!! I am planning to move out of Mumbai by 6:00 am and hopefully beat most of the traffic and may be the unpredictable weather till i hit panvel and hit the old pune highway... hopefully i should be able to cover 400 - 500 kms at a stretch on day 1 and if the roads are good like you all have mentioned, i can probably do a late start by 9:00 am on day 2!

      thanks again so much for all the info so far really appreciate it.
      Now just eagerly waiting for joel anna to get back to me...

      cheers
      Last edited by shv18; 03-22-2011, 02:19 PM.
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      • #18
        Considering you leaving mumbai by 6:00 am . . The pit stop I can suggest is Hubli. Try to have accomdation alongside NH4, else you would have to drive around 5-7 kms back into the city from the NH4 bypass. You can look around old bustand hubli for budget accomdations. There is one hotel called "Sanman" near old bustand , market circle. Though, for parking you would have to request the owner to arrange for a place. The place is clean and you get a nice double room for 300 bucks and single for 200(No luxury, clean rooms provides bath towels too if you wish to bath ) . . .

        Ride safe,
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        • #19
          Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post
          Now the chitradurga - haveri stretch is almost done. It is just 3 diversions of not more than 1 km each so you can do it in day time also.
          Yes sir its done, but the drivers on that route especially between chitradurga and davanagere are hopeless. They dont transport people there. They race in competition with other buses.

          Originally posted by shv18 View Post
          Cool thanks so NH4 it is... i wish the Mumbai Pune expressway could be open to me bike just for once... but anyways i guess i will have to do a detour via old highway


          Thanks Vishwas


          Thanks


          Yup Joel has given the green signal regarding mods provided for FZ as already mentioned by mitz.

          I am planning a stage wise build for me bike.
          Stage 1: 180cc and the exhaust and if race camshafts are available then that too

          Stage 2
          : All major upgrades, bigger carbs, cdi etc.

          I guess for the 180cc kit i would trust no one else other then Joel Anna to fiddle around with my bike's engine internals..

          But that all depends on the doktor when is he ready with the performance goodies.



          thats a great amount of info thanks Anoop. I am yet to receive info regarding Joel's workshop address and other details. Can you suggest any specific place to stay at belgaum?



          Thank you all for providing me all the info i need. Just one last question.. which place would be ideal for pit stop and if you guys can suggest any decent hotel with parking space ofcourse!! I am planning to move out of Mumbai by 6:00 am and hopefully beat most of the traffic and may be the unpredictable weather till i hit panvel and hit the old pune highway... hopefully i should be able to cover 400 - 500 kms at a stretch on day 1 and if the roads are good like you all have mentioned, i can probably do a late start by 9:00 am on day 2!

          thanks again so much for all the info so far really appreciate it.
          Now just eagerly waiting for joel anna to get back to me...

          cheers
          Both Belgaum and Hubli are nice options for your overnight stay. If i were you, i would have chosen Belgaum simply because it is a lot cleaner than Hubli(personal opinion) . Also if you plan to pitstop at Hubli, you will have to go deep into the city for good hotels. If its belgaum, there are many hotels just before city starts. They have ample car parking spaces, so squeezing in a bike should not be difficult. I dont know much about hotels out there. Will try to gather some info
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          • #20
            hey, NH4 should be a good path to ride all the way to B'lore in my opinion...

            the route you can use from Mumbai is :

            Mumbai-Panvel-Khopoli-Lonavla-Pune-Kolhapur-Kagal-Nippani-Ranebennur-Tumkur-Bengaluru

            I attempted the Saddlesore in Dec'10 ... So, my trip log should provide some information on this route ...

            Saddlesore attempt

            some patches after Ranebennur were really bad ... at that time ... dont know the current status .....

            route until Ranebennur - almost 700kms from Mumbai shouldn't be a problem at all ....

            If you need any help, please let us know
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            • #21
              Originally posted by kartikpai View Post
              Considering you leaving mumbai by 6:00 am . . The pit stop I can suggest is Hubli. Try to have accomdation alongside NH4, else you would have to drive around 5-7 kms back into the city from the NH4 bypass. You can look around old bustand hubli for budget accomdations. There is one hotel called "Sanman" near old
              Ride safe,
              Pai
              Thanks Kartik

              Originally posted by Anoop Desai View Post
              ...If i were you, i would have chosen Belgaum simply because it is a lot cleaner than Hubli(personal opinion)...
              Thanks Anoop

              Originally posted by CBZ View Post
              hey, NH4 should be a good path to ride all the way to B'lore in my opinion...
              the route you can use from Mumbai is :

              Mumbai-Panvel-Khopoli-Lonavla-Pune-Kolhapur-Kagal-Nippani-Ranebennur-Tumkur-Bengaluru
              I attempted the Saddlesore in Dec'10 ... So, my trip log should provide some information on this route ...

              Saddlesore attempt

              some patches after Ranebennur were really bad ... at that time ... dont know the current status .....
              route until Ranebennur - almost 700kms from Mumbai shouldn't be a problem at all ....

              If you need any help, please let us know
              Thanks CBZ.. if i need any other help will get in touch with you.

              Guys,

              thank you all, i believe an overnight pit stop at Belgaum would be the most ideal option for me. roughly by then i would have covered half the distance. if i maintain a decent speed i should reach belgaum by evening 6 pm. (Including pit stops for bum break and photo sessions.)

              Day 2 would be a relatively an easier one then.

              I guess my riding report on stock bike from Mum- Bengaluru and return on 'Joeled FZ' will give everyone a genuine and fair review about the 'before' mods & 'after' mods performance, FE and other factors.


              i would request the mods to kindly close this thread.

              cheers
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              • #22
                Originally posted by shv18 View Post
                Thanks Kartik


                I guess my riding report on stock bike from Mum- Bengaluru and return on 'Joeled FZ' will give everyone a genuine and fair review about the 'before' mods & 'after' mods performance, FE and other factors.


                i would request the mods to kindly close this thread.

                cheers
                Looking forward to the AFTER MODS report buddy.
                Have a safe trip.

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                • #23
                  watch out for unmarked speedbreakers between chitradurga and hubli. they pop up when you least expect them, right in the middle of the smooth 6 lane highway. there are around 3-4 of them on that stretch
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by angelo_co View Post
                    watch out for unmarked speedbreakers between chitradurga and hubli. they pop up when you least expect them, right in the middle of the smooth 6 lane highway. there are around 3-4 of them on that stretch

                    thanks mate
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