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A Duke through 3 states in 4 days

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  • #16
    Excellent trip dude. After long time, I have read the complete log from start to end since your narration made me to read the entire log. I am waiting to do solo ride like yours..got inspiration from your triplog basically. While start, you thought of buying bungee cord during the ride, but for the full trip you have managed to wear the backbag.
    2012 HONDA CBR 250 R C-ABS
    I really love to ride my motorcycle. When I want to just get away and be myself and clear my head, that's what I do - Kyle Chandler

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    • #17
      Originally posted by satheez_7 View Post
      Excellent trip dude. After long time, I have read the complete log from start to end since your narration made me to read the entire log. I am waiting to do solo ride like yours..got inspiration from your triplog basically. While start, you thought of buying bungee cord during the ride, but for the full trip you have managed to wear the backbag.
      yea. But i wouldnt recommend it at all to anyone. Anything longer than a day and carrying the bag on the back just feels like torture. And it really restricts your movement on the bike.
      For any future long trips im stocking up on bungee cords.

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      • #18
        since most of the travelogue put up here are overshadowed by pictures than words, but this is different . really loved every bit of it. just want to know what thoughts made you to chose this route? and your write up flows very smoothly never felt like skipping any text. keep the spirit up!
        regards,
        satya.
        got bhp?? oh yeah..its Xbhp

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        • #19
          Wonderfully narrated

          I am happy that my thoughts have been shared by, or rather I share the thoughts of, so many. It's been quite sometime, I really don't remember when was the last time I read a trip log from start to finish. Normally I get lost in the piles of pictures and lose track of the narration. However, I must say that your narration is commendable and makes up for lack of pictures, and I feel the reason why so many people have read this log, including myself, is because we all experience the same emotions during a ride, especially a solo one, and no one puts them in words, and you did it. "Why the hell did I embark on this trip, instead of just staying at home enjoying a movie or sleeping " I am sure every rider or for that matter every adventurer would have had these thoughts one or the other time.
          Amazing ride. I sincerely wish you all the best with your studies. may you get the best job which would help you to afford better bikes and may you enjoy many more such rides without having to worry about a fight between food and fuel

          Ride safe. Ride long
          TN & Kerala Solo
          Saddle Sore
          Joy of Motorcycling Part 3
          Joy of Motorcycling Part 2
          Joy of Motorcycling Part 1
          Rann of Kutch Solo
          Western Ghats Solo
          True Wanderer 5 Finalist blog
          True Wanderer 5 Qualifying blog




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          • #20
            Awesome ride and a beautifully penned log ! We had done a part of that route recently and yes the goats on the ECR can be really tricky sometimes. Glad that are safe !

            Ride On & Ride Safe

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            • #21
              @satya_3d
              Thank you
              I chose this route because it had a little mix of everything; there were the wide expressways and the narrow side roads, the long straights and the twisties, the places with hot weather and the chilly areas, the cities and the jungles, the beaches and the mountains. And i wanted to experience it all.

              @experimentalhead
              Wow thanks for those wishes. i genuinely hope they come true.
              Wish you the same

              @ridermax
              Thanks and yea those goats are the worst. They're EVERYWHERE!!.
              Its like the they have goats instead of the dogs problem we have in Karnataka.

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              • #22
                A Duke through 3 states in 4 days

                great blog and even better seemed the trip bro!!.. Glanced through a part of blog and saved the whole for later.

                'Insanity is the Sanity' for some people keep living the dreams man!


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                • #23
                  @rarest_kind
                  Thanks bro, I hope that ill always be able to do the weird trip ideas that pop into my head every now and then..

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                  • #24
                    A Duke through 3 states in 4 days

                    right bro.. know exactly what you mean !


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                    • #25
                      Leg guards and Rear Brake foot leavers are cheap and weak in quality . cant even survive from 20kmph crash i'm telling from my own experience with my orange beast its better to install Frame sliders ...
                      AB Patel
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                      Hero Honda Passion (2004 December-)
                      Kawasaki Ninja 250R (2010 March-)
                      Honda Dio (2010 May-)
                      Yamaha YZF-R15.V2.0 (2012 May-)
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                      Future bikes
                      KTM RC390
                      KTM Duke 1290
                      Ducati Monster 796
                      KTM Duke 690
                      Yamaha YZF-R6R
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by demortion View Post
                        Leg guards and Rear Brake foot leavers are cheap and weak in quality . cant even survive from 20kmph crash i'm telling from my own experience with my orange beast its better to install Frame sliders ...
                        You're absolutely right, but the thing is the frame sliders are so expensive. Im trying to atleast get the front and rear crash bobbins first. Will fit the frame sliders when I can afford it.

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                        • #27
                          Universal Motorcycle Extended Frame Sliders Crash Protectors - Red (2PCS) - Worldwide Free Shipping - DX

                          affordable universal frame sliders. If you search the site properly you'll find them in various colours. Bought these for my CBR 250r.

                          p.s - they offer free shipping worlwide

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by 2wice View Post
                            Thanks.
                            Sometimes when i'm really exhausted i wonder if i'm really cut out for touring on a bike, but looking at your comment, its good to know that i'm not the only person who experiences all these emotions.
                            btw Nice display pic.
                            Thanks.


                            Originally posted by demortion View Post
                            Leg guards and Rear Brake foot leavers are cheap and weak in quality . cant even survive from 20kmph crash i'm telling from my own experience with my orange beast its better to install Frame sliders ...
                            Even my Rear brake lever and crash guard came off with a minor fall at 20kmph. and plus since they are made of aluminium they cant be welded back easily.
                            Imagine what if i had fallen to my left, The gear lever would have come off and then one cannot even change gears to take the bike to SVC. I am thinking of buying a spare gear lever and brake lever for long trips..

                            Even the Handle Bar bends easily, And the svc will ask to replace the handle bar. I know its difficult to repair any bend in handle bar but small bends should be rectified easily. Even i am looking for Frame Sliders now.
                            Last edited by devesh38; 01-24-2013, 05:18 PM.

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                            • #29
                              A lovely log buddy keep riding and writing
                              ASHWIN NARVEKAR

                              My Blog - http://driftwiththeclouds.blogspot.com/
                              Leh Ladhakh Trip
                              Sikkim - Bhutan Trip
                              My Bikes: Honda Unicorn, RX 135(Sold)

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by taher70 View Post
                                Universal Motorcycle Extended Frame Sliders Crash Protectors - Red (2PCS) - Worldwide Free Shipping - DX

                                affordable universal frame sliders. If you search the site properly you'll find them in various colours. Bought these for my CBR 250r.

                                p.s - they offer free shipping worlwide
                                Yea thanks for the link. They are actually really affordable though i'm not sure of how effective they'll be. I'm gonna order a pair of them anyway, something's better than nothing.
                                If you could share your experience with them if u ever had a slide that'd be great. Not that i'm hoping you had an accident or anything.

                                @drifter
                                Thanks buddy.

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