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Thread: All India Road trip on Yamaha R15- Need Advice

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    Day 10 Morning – Kolkatta to Vishakapatanam, 866 Km
    Day 10 Night – Stay at Visakapatanam


    The plan is awesome, no doubt about it

    I've recently done a trip to Vizag, Araku with my bike (and that was Discover, with a pillion rider), and as per me you cannot complete Kolkata- Visakhapatnam 866kms in same day(from morning to evening). Because some part of NH5 is in under construction in Orissa (2 stretch's of around 215kms). It was full of diversions with broken patches and speed breakers. If you try to cover it I think you are taking a risk of break down, no matter what bike you are riding.
    Try to add some more day to your itinerary.
    Check this
    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/8...3hrs-done.html
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    Have a safe journey
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    all the best...

    but Kolkatta to Visakhapatnam is very difficult in a day. pls make it two days and since your stay in Visakhapatnam is only for the night, you might try to do Tuni (100KM from Visakhapatnam) or a little further in two days.

    Route from Visakhapatnam to Chennai is doable in day but having ridden for 10 days already, this is gonna strain you. Riding seems easy there with plain and wide highways and you can easily average 80 or 90 KMPH including your stops. But then, there's a lot of wind that keeps pushing you back... if the day turns out to be a little more windy than normal then your back will start to feel the discomfort a bit as it is already strained in similar conditions for the past 10 days.

    as stated by few guys already, the plan is a bit ambitious... pls extend it by 3 more days at the least.

    carry good torches, a small petrol can (with petrol) and at least two bottles of water each... apart from the tool kit.

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    extend your days guys......the sitting posture on r15 is not so comfortable to do 800km a single day....telling you with my experience riding an r15.....

    also have atleast a half day break every 2000kms for maintenance of bikes..
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    about R15 sitting position.....

    Is it possible to change the handlebar to a diff one rather than the clip ons?

    it'd be really good .....can be called a tourer sports as well
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    To me it sounds like one crazy ride.

    My suggestion:

    1) Instead of doing concecutive 800 kms,spread it across.
    2) As you ae not much intrested in sighseeing then make night stays in small towns. This will reduce the cost of stay. Also choosing small towns will aviod time loss in traffic of bigger cities. Also this will help spreading distances per day evenly.
    3) I think you guys shall keep 1 full day for proper bike servicing and rest.
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    Me planning 15 days from Pune to Leh with R15... I believe up & down could be 5500 Km max.... Please advice

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    Dude Its gone be very hectic.. But as a Biker we don worry . So Hats off to you for thinking such a daring act. Hope you will have a successful Trip. Only thing I can Say.. Go Go Go..............................and do keep us updated about your plan.

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    This seems to be a really damn hectic ride..!! It can be do-able, no doubt about it as it purely depends on the Biker & The Bike.. But to calculate the kms per day one has to also take care about the roads & terrain you may be riding on.
    In cases of hills, its not easy to cover even 500kms per day if you planning not to ride in night.
    Hence try an stretch the days & break up the kms done per day to have a happy & pleasurable ride.
    You need to be very strict on the timetable to implement this kind of ride. You cannot afford to wake up late any single day.
    Do keep few days in Buffer like +- 3 days in case of anything.
    At times, even a puncture can eat your couple of hours.
    Am not quiet sure how easy or hard its gonna be to ride so many kms everyday on a R15 with loaded luggage..

    All the best..!! Ride Safe.. Keep us updated about the progress
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    Quote Originally Posted by jadhav92 View Post
    about R15 sitting position.....

    Is it possible to change the handlebar to a diff one rather than the clip ons?

    it'd be really good .....can be called a tourer sports as well
    +1

    love to see something like that? what are the options? do we have to change the steering T ?

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