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    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.
    Last edited by rossiter; 07-27-2009, 01:51 PM.
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    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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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        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..
        "Tough times never last, but tough people do." - Robert Schuller
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        • #5
          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?

          @Pranay

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          • #6
            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.
            "Tough times never last, but tough people do." - Robert Schuller
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            • #7
              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.
              Last edited by Samyaza; 07-27-2009, 04:44 PM.

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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by prafultripathy View Post
                      It will make you feel sleeply if you are sleep deprived.
                      I felt sleepy even after 7 hrs of sleep Can't take the risk so I would be avoiding it from now on.

                      Any energy rich food one can take for a snack?

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                      • #12
                        Where to get these stuff?

                        Where can I get the following:
                        • Waterproof pouches for mobile, cell (the ones that have a sealable opening
                        • Reflective tape for affixing to luggage
                        • Shoe cover for rain-riding. Don't trust Woddland much
                        My usual source eBay India doen't have any of these.
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                        • #13
                          query

                          How to counter crosswinds on the highway....I always get imbalanced on my Apache whenever there is a crosswind, and it becomes very uncomfortable and scary even to ride at 80kmph...had a lot of problems riding from Chennai to Vellore last night on NH-4.....
                          plz give your inputs on this issue....
                          1986 SUZUKI AX100R
                          1999 KAWASAKI CALIBER
                          2006 TVS APACHE 150
                          2010 YAMAHA SZ-X

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by diffuser911 View Post
                            Where can I get the following:
                            • Waterproof pouches for mobile, cell (the ones that have a sealable opening
                            • Reflective tape for affixing to luggage
                            • Shoe cover for rain-riding. Don't trust Woddland much
                            My usual source eBay India doen't have any of these.
                            How about a Waterproof Mobile...Samsung has launched its waterproof, dust proof & shockproof mobile- the Samsung Explorer...check it out..
                            1986 SUZUKI AX100R
                            1999 KAWASAKI CALIBER
                            2006 TVS APACHE 150
                            2010 YAMAHA SZ-X

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                            • #15
                              A good thread, I think there should be a list of items to be carried while on touring. Also a few must DIYs for tourers to learn.
                              I know the list of tools is subjective, but even to the person who is a total newb at mechanical stuff (like me), the importance of carrying a spare key can never be over emphasized. We saw one guy who lost his brand new P-180 key at Kuntala Waterfalls last time&man was he worried!
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