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    Great stuff! Congrats to you both for a nice ride! Great pics there as well!

    We have just got a Scalarider G4 pair set for us and it works phenomenally well inter-bike as well. Even at speeds of 150kmph we can hear each other (though anot as clearly as at speeds of 100 kmph or so). Look around for a pair, it will go a long way in creating a more memorable experience, even if its just between rider - pillion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aargee View Post
    Its a HD; probably a Heritage Classic or Road King
    Quote Originally Posted by Rockkyyy View Post

    The other bike is HD. With bike they had given a puncture kit and road side assistance no in case of any issues. See sporty rentals online.
    @Aargee: you are great. Bike encyclopedia.

    @Rockyyy: Can you post some more pictures ..?
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    Fanatstic ride Ashwin...loved your pic of the bird with that lantern(correct me if Iam wrong)..

    Great to know that even your better half supports and loves touring...
    It is very tough to find some-one who is a good pillion...

    looking forward for more pics...

    PS: Is it necessary to get an US 2-wheeler license to ride a bike or an Indian or International license will do?
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    Great trip...some nice pics...and congrats for the FZ6...

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    Thank you sunny.

    More Pics on Day 1



















    Quote Originally Posted by strider View Post
    Fanatstic ride Ashwin...loved your pic of the bird with that lantern(correct me if Iam wrong)..

    Great to know that even your better half supports and loves touring...
    It is very tough to find some-one who is a good pillion...
    looking forward for more pics...

    PS: Is it necessary to get an US 2-wheeler license to ride a bike or an Indian or International license will do?
    Thank you. Indian license will do in Texas. Different states has different rules.
    And good to have International Driving Permit.

    Quote Originally Posted by suvo View Post
    Great trip...some nice pics...and congrats for the FZ6...
    I didnt buy it

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    @Rockkyyy...

    Fantastic narration, and lovely photos doing the vivid story telling alongside.

    The red FZ sure looks stunning, with all the right curves at the right places!

    Yamaha would do India a huge favour should they launch this bike officially here.

    .....Simba

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    Amazing Trip and Pics brother
    Simply Mind blowing
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    Quote Originally Posted by simba_smiles View Post
    @Rockkyyy...

    Fantastic narration, and lovely photos doing the vivid story telling alongside.

    The red FZ sure looks stunning, with all the right curves at the right places!

    Yamaha would do India a huge favour should they launch this bike officially here.
    .....Simba
    Thank you and yeah wish they bring this in. Its a great tool for touring.
    And as per the Rental guy its much more refined and good for touring than 650R as per his/customers experience.

    Yamaha - you can bring this one - are you guys hearing ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiran_borra View Post
    Amazing Trip and Pics brother
    Simply Mind blowing

    Thanks buddy.

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    Rockkyyy is back with what he does best. Rain+Fog+Greenery

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockkyyy View Post
    So this is more of like a Honeymoon Ride
    I liked this line very much. People here will be jealous after reading that beacuse not everyone gets such an opportunity
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    Day 2 Being Stupid



    Plan was to go to Mt Magazine and then ride to Jasper and Camp at Dogwood Springs @ Jasper Resort . Tent space was available. Got up by 6. For some reason I switched on the bike and forgot to switch it off. By 8:30 we were ready to go completely saddled up. I sat on the bike and tried to start the bike. It didnt, then I realized not switching off the ignition. The battery was dead.

    It was July 4th and a Sunday . I had no other option than to call the rental service. He asked me to do couple of things but bike didnt start. He said will try to arrange some one to come and get it re-charged.

    Meanwhile I called up the resort owner Catty and she said she would come with her husband and get the battery charged. After 10-15 they both came. By this time I got a call from rental service saying that he has send some one and will come over in half an hour. So I said Catty will wait for them.

    He arrived pretty soon. Remove the tank and got the battery up. By this time it was already 11:30. We went back to Mena, had Brunch, and fueled up. It was 12:30 by then.



    I was trying to set the route in GPS to Mt Magazine. But it couldnt find it. Reason was I was setting the City as Magazine, which was wrong. Then I set the route to Magazine, Hyw 10.





    We rode through Y City- BooneVille(71 and 23) to magazine. Now instead of Continuing on Hwy 10 then join 309 and go north from Havana. I went south by taking Co Rd 28. How I did this is I Post Magazine I set the route to Havana and street name Cr Rd 28. As per the initial route which a1fa gave I knew that I had to ride thru Co Rd 28 to join 309 and then reach Havana. I didnt realize that I was coming on a different route. Heights of stupidity.


    Just a few miles before I took south towards Co Rd 28. The moment we entered Co Rd 28 there was no pavement. I went some more distance it was the same conditions. We decided to go for some more distance and see, I didnt want to go back all the way and take a different route. After and mile the vistas completely changed it was like we were riding inside a forest through a hill. I was quite difficult to handle the bike with a road tire and with a pillion and lot of small boulders.



    We kept going, there were no signs of vehicles / people or houses around. I was just praying not to get a puncture. Some sections were steep and so had to be extra careful. I was going only 15-20 because of road condition. We rode around 10 miles almost same scene. Soon we started seeing houses and farms. As we neared one farm house, I could see two dogs running towards us barking. Time to run  I was not sure to speed up or to stop to avoid a bite. I deiced to speed up a bit, luckily we escaped with out any dog bite



    Half a mile post that we reached the road-It was Hyw 80. Now again didnt knew which way to go, because still I was not able to search Mt Magazine.I didnt had a map with me, just had print outs of google map routes. This time I rode towards east and reached Danville. Till then couldnt find any one to stop by and ask the route. We fueled up from there.

    One thing we noticed in the trip is people were so friendly where ever we met. Every one came by as talked. Now I remember when I stopped for fuel and I was not able to operate it on a old station. One lady came out of her car and helped me fuel up. Here also one Old chap talked to us. He too was a rider, so was easy to connect. He told the route to Mt Magazine. This time I was able to find Mt Magazine in GPS when I set the city to Ozark . It was already 5:30 by now. We reached Mt Magazine by 6:30. Lot of bikers on the way.

    Correct Route



    The one I took



    The climb up was awesome, some decent curves. By the time we reached there the visitor info center was closed. We went a looked the Camping area. There was a board saying its full. We came back to the visitor info parking area. I was thinking to camp some where close to ride to Jasper which is another 100 + miles. While I was seeing the route in Google maps a range officer came. He asked If we are facing any issues with bike. Because We looked lost and tiered because of the all the drama we had whole day.



    I said bike is fine, and asked him if there is any play to camp. To our surprise he was also a bike. We talked for some time about bikes and he said he used to ride a lot while he was in college. He advised not to ride to jasper since finding a place to camp at night will be difficult. He told us the route to Over flow camping area in the Mt magazine park itself.

    He said he will come over there and tell us some good routes to ride next day. We went to overflow area there were two tents already there , but place seems to be great. We were about to pick our spot, then he came back and said he has a place for us in the main camping area. Wow awesome. We followed him and showed us the spot. It was proper camping setup.












    He said he will come back after some time with the maps and routes. We put up the tent and waited for him. Then we thought will go for a short ride to see the places around.

    We came back by 8:30- He had left a Arkansas Map and some routes which he took out a print from his yahoo mail box. I was surprised to see this. He was soo helpful, didnt expect that. Now we were hungry. He had told us there is a restaurant in the near my lodge and there are some vending machines too. We decided to walk. It was a never ending walk. Lodge was quite far from the camping area. By the time we reached the lodge it was 9:15. We went in happily thinking to have some food. By the lady over there said they close by 9 and are not taking any more ppl. Damn now only option was vending machine. Bought some snacks and drinks and walked back.













    A walk back in the dark to the camping area. There are 10-12 cabins and all of them have awesome view to the valley. We reached back and crashed for the day. All in all day with lot of twist and turns 

    Quote Originally Posted by MG_Biker1806 View Post
    Rockkyyy is back with what he does best. Rain+Fog+Greenery I liked this line very much. People here will be jealous after reading that beacuse not everyone gets such an opportunity
    Thanks MG - Now you can change the thread title to "We 2 ours 6 !!, A Honey Moon Ride in US " he he

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