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    Quote Originally Posted by Samyaza View Post
    Back in B'lore from Mumbai. The bike performed flawlessly during the whole trip. Rode for almost 450 kms from Belgaum to somewhere after Tumkur without a break. Even then I think the bike didn't need one, my butt did. No oil drinking issue *touchwood* Actually I had stopped to see a BMW i think it was a 650.
    Superb, how much time did you take? Howz the rains on the highway?

    And 450kms without any breaks is huge!

    EDIT: How about a thread in the tourer section!

    Mod Edit: Please use this thread for your general touring queries / route questions etc.

    This thread has been created for this purpose, as well to let people post inputs and / or photos for which they don't want to create a new thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prafultripathy View Post
    Superb, how much time did you take? Howz the rains on the highway?

    And 450kms without any breaks is huge!
    Just drizzles. Didn't encounter heavy rains anywhere.

    I had started on Saturday but got really drowsy after Kolhapur. Parties with the Mumbai xbhp gang ruined my biological clock Didn't wanna a take the risk of riding in that condition. Rested well in Belgaum and the next day rode like a man possessed. While going towards Pune my record was 360 kms and would have reached in under 12 hrs. But couldn't do it coz of the crash.

    EDIT: Tourer section deserves more interesting places. The GQ is bloody boring man. Besides my cam malfunctioned in the rains in Mumbai

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samyaza View Post
    Just drizzles. Didn't encounter heavy rains anywhere.

    I had started on Saturday but got really drowsy after Kolhapur. Parties with the Mumbai xbhp gang ruined my biological clock Didn't wanna a take the risk of riding in that condition. Rested well in Belgaum and the next day rode like a man possessed. While going towards Pune my record was 360 kms and would have reached in under 12 hrs. But couldn't do it coz of the crash.

    EDIT: Tourer section deserves more interesting places. The GQ is bloody boring man. Besides my cam malfunctioned in the rains in Mumbai
    Mumbai to Bangalore in a bike is pretty interesting in whatever respects man. Don't be lazy now! Besides, I am sure you had pretty interesting experiences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samyaza View Post
    Back in B'lore from Mumbai. The bike performed flawlessly during the whole trip. Rode for almost 450 kms from Belgaum to somewhere after Tumkur without a break. Even then I think the bike didn't need one, my butt did. No oil drinking issue *touchwood* Actually I had stopped to see a BMW i think it was a 650.
    Was this over Saturday and Sunday (day before, and yesterday)? Because GS and me were on the same route coming back to Bangalore..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossiter View Post
    Was this over Saturday and Sunday (day before, and yesterday)? Because GS and me were on the same route coming back to Bangalore..
    Yep. I had PMed GS but didn't get a reply. So you guys also stopped somewhere on Saturday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samyaza View Post
    Yep. I had PMed GS but didn't get a reply. So you guys also stopped somewhere on Saturday?
    Yeah GS stopped in Hubli, while I went up there to meet him. We left Hubli by noon yesterday and got back by around 6.15.

    Guru left Mumbai by around 6.30 on Saturday and reached Hubli by 2.30 I think.

    I think we were either front/behind you by a couple of hours..

    We've got some pics.. will put them up soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossiter View Post
    Yeah GS stopped in Hubli, while I went up there to meet him. We left Hubli by noon yesterday and got back by around 6.15.

    Guru left Mumbai by around 6.30 on Saturday and reached Hubli by 2.30 I think.

    I think we were either front/behind you by a couple of hours..

    We've got some pics.. will put them up soon.
    I started from Belgaum in the morning at 6:00. So when you guys were riding out of Hubli I was almost home.

    Went through GS's trip log. I was behind him by an hour or so uptil Kolhapur. Then everything went downhill for me. Got really drowsy and stopped in Belgaum around 4:30. How I rode from Kolhapur till Belgaum I don't remember at all. Only enjoyed riding through Kambakthi ghats. Was freaking awesome overtaking the Safaris and Swifts People were gaping on seeing someone riding with saddlebags, leaning.

    Kolhapur to Hubli is the best stretch. Very little pedestrian activity and traffic isn't much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samyaza View Post
    Was freaking awesome overtaking the Safaris and Swifts People were gaping on seeing someone riding with saddlebags, leaning.
    Ahh!

    The fun of riding a bike through the twisties...
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    Quote Originally Posted by prafultripathy View Post
    Ahh!

    The fun of riding a bike through the twisties...
    It was a Saturday so lots of bikers were there. I showed them a thing or two about leaning with saddlebags

    Advice from a fool: Don't eat chocolates when riding. Its a relaxant and makes you feel sleepy. I took them along thinking it'll be a good snack when I take butt breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samyaza View Post
    It was a Saturday so lots of bikers were there. I showed them a thing or two about leaning with saddlebags

    Advice from a fool: Don't eat chocolates when riding. Its a relaxant and makes you feel sleepy. I took them along thinking it'll be a good snack when I take butt breaks.
    It will make you feel sleeply if you are sleep deprived.
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