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  • #2
    thats not a problem....there r more than 5000 xbhpians all over india...if everyone helps u out in there own city u r done...wat the hell do u think u need a guy for
    Life is biking....or I\'m dead

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    • #3
      thats not a problem....there r more than 5000 xbhpians all over india...if everyone helps u out in there own city u r done...wat the hell do u think u need a guy for
      Life is biking....or I\'m dead

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      • #4
        thats an interesting endeavour you are planning for.
        but i guess bunny hs given quite a precise answer to most of the questions asked above.
        I guess meeting out and getting more knowledge shud not be a problem, xbhpians ARE quite widespread and wud be able to guide you. They probably wud be knowing more than anybody else at least in their own region.
        only thing is that I wud suggest you to go ahead and try using enfield because, it s still a cruiser and has a better stance for extremely long long rides like you are planning and it shall be very very easy to repair on the road side shops any where, anywhere in India rather than getting reall frustrated for not getting some cable or something else or the other for karizma, especially, for you shud avoid getting into a trouble of minesweeping the best repair guy or spare parts.
        I still face problems in my cbz sometimes on a god-forsaken highway in UP on my CBZ, what to say about Karizma. Sorry bunny and other loyal karizma owners..!
        thats an interesting effort to go and explore the greatness and magnificence of a rgeat scenic country like India, so biking is the best thing. but yes, it is very very cumbersome. plan it ahead..! best of luck.
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        • #5
          thats an interesting endeavour you are planning for.
          but i guess bunny hs given quite a precise answer to most of the questions asked above.
          I guess meeting out and getting more knowledge shud not be a problem, xbhpians ARE quite widespread and wud be able to guide you. They probably wud be knowing more than anybody else at least in their own region.
          only thing is that I wud suggest you to go ahead and try using enfield because, it s still a cruiser and has a better stance for extremely long long rides like you are planning and it shall be very very easy to repair on the road side shops any where, anywhere in India rather than getting reall frustrated for not getting some cable or something else or the other for karizma, especially, for you shud avoid getting into a trouble of minesweeping the best repair guy or spare parts.
          I still face problems in my cbz sometimes on a god-forsaken highway in UP on my CBZ, what to say about Karizma. Sorry bunny and other loyal karizma owners..!
          thats an interesting effort to go and explore the greatness and magnificence of a rgeat scenic country like India, so biking is the best thing. but yes, it is very very cumbersome. plan it ahead..! best of luck.
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          Thats the figure of my bike

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          • #6
            yup reactor is right go 4 enfield coz u want to cary a lot of luggage and that wont be possible with karizma also if u wana enjoy a true bullet and still want electric start and disk breaks u can go 4 electra or thunderbird(if u dont care for the orignal thump of the bullet and want gears on the right side) bullet 500 is damn gud only problem being that it returns low millage <25kmpl. rest assured we will try to help u on the trip as much as we can.
            Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.

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            • #7
              yup reactor is right go 4 enfield coz u want to cary a lot of luggage and that wont be possible with karizma also if u wana enjoy a true bullet and still want electric start and disk breaks u can go 4 electra or thunderbird(if u dont care for the orignal thump of the bullet and want gears on the right side) bullet 500 is damn gud only problem being that it returns low millage <25kmpl. rest assured we will try to help u on the trip as much as we can.
              Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.

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              • #8
                but den he will hv to adjust to the opp gears on the 500 tiger buddy

                My little big blog bunnypunia.blogspot.com

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                • #9
                  bunny i know but main thing is the feel of the 500 which no other bike has so u win some and u loose some and ne ways as far as i know it takes only a few hours to get use to the gears on the left
                  Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.

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                  • #10
                    bunny i know but main thing is the feel of the 500 which no other bike has so u win some and u loose some and ne ways as far as i know it takes only a few hours to get use to the gears on the left
                    Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.

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                    • #11
                      Amazing, the kind of trip that you've planned. I doubt if any of the xbhpians has travelled so much at one go.

                      ALL THE BEST.

                      Let me make one thing clear. You're probably used to much more refined and powerful bikes, so our bikes, karizma or bullet will leave a lot to be desired and more so because the distance you're planning to travel is huge. Besides our roads are also not comparable to yours at most places.

                      I personally would suggest that you take a car/suv (disel preferably) so that your journey is comfortable, you can carry back things that you buy on the way & you also have some measure of security.

                      Remember in India no traffic rules apply on the highways and truck & bus drivers r usually drunk. Even Indians who r only used to city driving find it difficult & dangerous to drive on the highways.

                      The weather at that time of the year would also be drastically different as you move from state to state. You'd experience snow, torrential rains & temperatures ranging from about 5 - 40 deg !

                      Besides in a car, you'd have the freedom to rest when you want to & take a guide aboard when you feel like. You could also drive longer distances in a day as one of you could take a nap while the other drives. Yes, the expenditure would be slightly higher on account of fuel, but then you could save on some hotel bills.

                      There is another issue of belongings getting stolen from your bike if you leave it unguarded even for a small time, as when you park it somewhere and go to see some tourist spot. The chances of this could be minimised in a car.

                      Besides in a car, you would have a spare tyre, and could also carry additional fuel if required. You can always hire a bike for intra-city exploration as and when required.

                      I know this is a hard core bike site and I'm a biker myself but then these are some practical issues that I thought I must share with you.

                      Of course, you still have another 8 months to go and by then, I'm sure you would be having lots of advice.

                      And yes, another thing, I'd suggest you alter the route plan for your trip from Kolkatta to Delhi and skip Bihar completely. There's nothing to see in that state anyway !!

                      Ultimately if you do decide to go by bike, carry tons of sunscreen of the highest SPF that you can get
                      LIVE LIFE KING SIZE !!

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                      • #12
                        well the write up shows that you are seriously wanna have a long trip...
                        good but if you are doing it on that bullet then let me tell you that it is not the best to ride on.so decide a bike first that will be comfortable and can carry load.well if you read overdrive then there was a pic of the carrier that are manufactured for people that go on long drives.it is neat and almost looks like a air-bag.it really is worth the money.

                        well the ROYAL ENFIELD THUNDERBIRD is my choice cause it is comfortable and can defnitely carry weight.but it is left to you so decide the bike first!!!
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                        • #13
                          well the write up shows that you are seriously wanna have a long trip...
                          good but if you are doing it on that bullet then let me tell you that it is not the best to ride on.so decide a bike first that will be comfortable and can carry load.well if you read overdrive then there was a pic of the carrier that are manufactured for people that go on long drives.it is neat and almost looks like a air-bag.it really is worth the money.

                          well the ROYAL ENFIELD THUNDERBIRD is my choice cause it is comfortable and can defnitely carry weight.but it is left to you so decide the bike first!!!
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                          • #14
                            well i think you should PM sunny and get all the MODERATORS number so that when you are in the respective town he will be there to help!!!i know that's a nice idea!!!
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                            • #15
                              Thannks guys,
                              Doing a trip on a motorcycle is alot more interesting than doing it with a car for sure. We will be video taping our trip extensively and planning to sell it to TV companies, and sell our stories to magazine companies etc(my fiancee is a writer/reporter, and I am a video artist). I know I will have better chance to sell it if I do it in a more interesting way. Anyway, I want to minimize the danger of this trip since my fiancee is going to be there with me and it is going to be our honeymoon.

                              The reason I want a guide with a bike is that since we have sooo many luggages, so he can help us by carrying some of our luggages. If he knows about motorcycles, then he can help me not getting ripped off when getting repairs etc. We also need him to help us do the sound(boom mic operator) when we shoot videos. I am going to look around some more since we have time left.

                              I looked at Enfiled Thunderbird, and I am just afraid that 350cc might be not big enough for 2 adults+ heavy loads(eventhough the disk brake+leftside gear shift looks good)
                              Are the parts for Enfield bikes readily available everywhere in India?

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