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    Default What are the precautions required for travelling on two wheeler (Bajaj Pulsar 180cc)

    Hello,
    I am planning to attempt first solo(age 35) or pillion (female) (age 32) ride on my bike bajaj pulsar 180cc Nov 2018 model which completes only 2500km till now. The bike is non abs but dual disc.

    There are lots of questions running inside my mind. I will try to pen down here one by one. Please read and clear my doubt I might be travelling with female pillion.
    What are the riding gears required (starts from minimum to maximum requirement)

    Requirement of Riding Gears:-
    1. Good helmet for both - please advice for good helmet within 3000rs-4000rs ... My Head Size 610mm and her is 550mm
    2. Also wants to buy Bluetooth for intercom and other things
    3. Riding jackets for both (does it very necessary to buy) or we can move without them also..
    4. Knee or elbow guard for both - (please suggest good quality with minimum budget)
    5.Handgloves - - (please suggest good quality with minimum budget)
    6. Riding Shoes - Does it require if budget is limited?

    Requirement for Bike
    What are the things required for bike during touring so that tour will run smoothly....
    1. Tool kit
    2. oils
    3. Chain Lube and cleaner.
    4. Puncture kits or tyre inflator pump (please suggest good quality with minimum budget)
    5. Mobile phone holder (please suggest good quality with minimum budget)
    6. Tank bag (please suggest good quality with minimum budget)
    7. Saddle bag (please suggest good quality with minimum budget)
    8. Gel Seat to make journey comfortable.. (Please suggest good quality with minimum budget)


    PLEASE SHARE LINK FOR REQUIRED ITEMS TO BE PURCHASED.

    How we can plan our journey... let’s say we try first time for 300km
    1. Break in between the journey.
    2. Precaution on highway
    3. Precaution on hilly area.

    We stay in New Delhi.. Tour may be to Shimla or Chail or Lansdowne..

    I am not those who like to travel in night, I might start as early as 3am from both side journey.

    Kindly help me as I don’t want to mess up our journey.

    Regards...

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    Default Re: What are the precautions required for travelling on two wheeler (Bajaj Pulsar 180cc)

    Touring Query approved. Here are my replies.



    Requirement of Riding Gears:-
    1. Good helmet for both - please advice for good helmet within 3000rs-4000rs ... My Head Size 610mm and her is 550mm Do check the MT Mugello series from Spartan or this axor helmet series.
    2. Also wants to buy Bluetooth for intercom and other things. Good decision. However, branded ones (sena, etc.) will be expensive, do check the chinese ones from Ali express.
    3. Riding jackets for both (does it very necessary to buy) or we can move without them also..It is recommended that you wear the maximum available riding gear, including jackets. If jacket is not possible due to budget constraints, then go for elbow guards.
    4. Knee or elbow guard for both - (please suggest good quality with minimum budget)
    5.Handgloves - - (please suggest good quality with minimum budget) . Again if budget is an issue, then recon gloves from Rynox should be a good option. https://www.rynoxgears.com/collections/gloves
    6. Riding Shoes - Does it require if budget is limited? Yes, required, But again riding boots will be expensive. The one jugaad solution is the army boots with metal toe. should be available for less than 1000 bucks a pair.

    See, the idea is to wear the maximum protection while riding. However, we understand that quality riding gear is expensive and sometimes out of reach. So would suggest you that you start investing in riding gear in a phased manner and start by buying a good helmet for both the rider and the pillion. Then go for jacket, knee guards, boots, etc. Don't hold yourself back, just ride sensibly.


    Requirement for Bike
    What are the things required for bike during touring so that tour will run smoothly....
    1. Tool kit Basic tool is good enough for the route you will be taking. There are enough mechanics on the way should something go seriously wrong. So don't load yourself too much. An army knife, roll of tape, bungee cords, etc., always come handy.
    2. oils No need. Just top it up before the ride and get the bike serviced.
    3. Chain Lube and cleaner. Again, not really needed if space is an issue. Any roadside mechanic can clean the chain.
    4. Puncture kits or tyre inflator pump (please suggest good quality with minimum budget). Puncture kits are available for about 100-200 bucks from Karol bagh. Do check this review of a tyre inflator that i bought online for about 700 INR. Serving me well. https://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcy...or-review.html
    5. Mobile phone holder (please suggest good quality with minimum budget) Rynox have one, do check it out. Also check if your phone will fit in or not. https://www.rynoxgears.com/collectio...ile-gps-mounts Also do check RAM Mounts. https://www.amazon.in/Ram-U-Bolt-Mou.../dp/B006X387ZS
    6. Tank bag (please suggest good quality with minimum budget) Please specify your budget.
    7. Saddle bag (please suggest good quality with minimum budget) Please specify your budget.
    8. Gel Seat to make journey comfortable.. (Please suggest good quality with minimum budget)


    PLEASE SHARE LINK FOR REQUIRED ITEMS TO BE PURCHASED.

    How we can plan our journey... let’s say we try first time for 300km. Do take frequent breaks to keep yourself from tiring. Take lots of liquid while riding to avoid dehydration. 300 kms in a day is very easily doable on highways. However, if you feel tired being the first timer, do keep a day extra in hand so as to be able to stop short of your destination.
    1. Break in between the journey. Stop wherever you feel like. There are plenty of dhabas on the road. With a lady co-rider, cleanliness is a must. For added safety, don't stop at an empty place. Usually, people take first break at Murthal for breakfast, then push it till Karnal at Jhilmil dhaba for lunch break. Then once you are in the mountains, you will be taking a lot of breaks.
    2. Precaution on highway Just ride carefully. Avoid riding if you are tired. Don't stop at secluded places on the highway. Don't keep all your money/valuable in one place. Keep few hundred rupees as loose change separately in an easily accessible pocket.
    3. Precaution on hilly area. Really take it easy. Don't do blind overtakes. Overtake only if you have clear road ahead. Don't stop on the road if you are taking a break. Stop where there is enough space available to park safely. Don't stop on the curves. Always keep your bike's gear engaged in a parked bike. Be very patient while riding behind a bus or a truck to overtake it. Try to keep your bike in correct gear while climbing and especially while taking hairpin bends, or the bike may stall. Don't overspeed. Enjoy the view and respect the mountains.

    We stay in New Delhi.. Tour may be to Shimla or Chail or Lansdowne..

    I am not those who like to travel in night, I might start as early as 3am from both side journey. Starting early is always a good thing. Just make sure you that both of you are not sleepy while starting the ride. Keep a can of red bull handy if that is okay with you.

    Kindly help me as I don’t want to mess up our journey.

    Don't worry and ride safely. And share your experience once you are back.

    Bonus tip: Share your live location with someone you trust while you are on the ride. And do update friends/family about your whereabouts regularly.


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    Default Re: What are the precautions required for travelling on two wheeler (Bajaj Pulsar 180cc)

    Quote Originally Posted by sunilg View Post
    Touring Query approved. Here are my replies.



    Requirement of Riding Gears:-
    1. Good helmet for both - please advice for good helmet within 3000rs-4000rs ... My Head Size 610mm and her is 550mm Do check the MT Mugello series from Spartan or this axor helmet series.
    2. Also wants to buy Bluetooth for intercom and other things. Good decision. However, branded ones (sena, etc.) will be expensive, do check the chinese ones from Ali express.
    3. Riding jackets for both (does it very necessary to buy) or we can move without them also..It is recommended that you wear the maximum available riding gear, including jackets. If jacket is not possible due to budget constraints, then go for elbow guards.
    4. Knee or elbow guard for both - (please suggest good quality with minimum budget)
    5.Handgloves - - (please suggest good quality with minimum budget) . Again if budget is an issue, then recon gloves from Rynox should be a good option. https://www.rynoxgears.com/collections/gloves
    6. Riding Shoes - Does it require if budget is limited? Yes, required, But again riding boots will be expensive. The one jugaad solution is the army boots with metal toe. should be available for less than 1000 bucks a pair.

    See, the idea is to wear the maximum protection while riding. However, we understand that quality riding gear is expensive and sometimes out of reach. So would suggest you that you start investing in riding gear in a phased manner and start by buying a good helmet for both the rider and the pillion. Then go for jacket, knee guards, boots, etc. Don't hold yourself back, just ride sensibly.


    Requirement for Bike
    What are the things required for bike during touring so that tour will run smoothly....
    1. Tool kit Basic tool is good enough for the route you will be taking. There are enough mechanics on the way should something go seriously wrong. So don't load yourself too much. An army knife, roll of tape, bungee cords, etc., always come handy.
    2. oils No need. Just top it up before the ride and get the bike serviced.
    3. Chain Lube and cleaner. Again, not really needed if space is an issue. Any roadside mechanic can clean the chain.
    4. Puncture kits or tyre inflator pump (please suggest good quality with minimum budget). Puncture kits are available for about 100-200 bucks from Karol bagh. Do check this review of a tyre inflator that i bought online for about 700 INR. Serving me well. https://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcy...or-review.html
    5. Mobile phone holder (please suggest good quality with minimum budget) Rynox have one, do check it out. Also check if your phone will fit in or not. https://www.rynoxgears.com/collectio...ile-gps-mounts Also do check RAM Mounts. https://www.amazon.in/Ram-U-Bolt-Mou.../dp/B006X387ZS
    6. Tank bag (please suggest good quality with minimum budget) Please specify your budget.
    7. Saddle bag (please suggest good quality with minimum budget) Please specify your budget.
    8. Gel Seat to make journey comfortable.. (Please suggest good quality with minimum budget)


    PLEASE SHARE LINK FOR REQUIRED ITEMS TO BE PURCHASED.

    How we can plan our journey... let’s say we try first time for 300km. Do take frequent breaks to keep yourself from tiring. Take lots of liquid while riding to avoid dehydration. 300 kms in a day is very easily doable on highways. However, if you feel tired being the first timer, do keep a day extra in hand so as to be able to stop short of your destination.
    1. Break in between the journey. Stop wherever you feel like. There are plenty of dhabas on the road. With a lady co-rider, cleanliness is a must. For added safety, don't stop at an empty place. Usually, people take first break at Murthal for breakfast, then push it till Karnal at Jhilmil dhaba for lunch break. Then once you are in the mountains, you will be taking a lot of breaks.
    2. Precaution on highway Just ride carefully. Avoid riding if you are tired. Don't stop at secluded places on the highway. Don't keep all your money/valuable in one place. Keep few hundred rupees as loose change separately in an easily accessible pocket.
    3. Precaution on hilly area. Really take it easy. Don't do blind overtakes. Overtake only if you have clear road ahead. Don't stop on the road if you are taking a break. Stop where there is enough space available to park safely. Don't stop on the curves. Always keep your bike's gear engaged in a parked bike. Be very patient while riding behind a bus or a truck to overtake it. Try to keep your bike in correct gear while climbing and especially while taking hairpin bends, or the bike may stall. Don't overspeed. Enjoy the view and respect the mountains.

    We stay in New Delhi.. Tour may be to Shimla or Chail or Lansdowne..

    I am not those who like to travel in night, I might start as early as 3am from both side journey. Starting early is always a good thing. Just make sure you that both of you are not sleepy while starting the ride. Keep a can of red bull handy if that is okay with you.

    Kindly help me as I don’t want to mess up our journey.

    Don't worry and ride safely. And share your experience once you are back.

    Bonus tip: Share your live location with someone you trust while you are on the ride. And do update friends/family about your whereabouts regularly.


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    Paaji tussi great hu.. thanks for the reply

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    Default Re: What are the precautions required for travelling on two wheeler (Bajaj Pulsar 180cc)

    Sunil ji,

    Point by point i will answer .. i will wait for your reply on those.

    HELMETS

    1. For Helmet i saw no one suggest Indian manufacturer like studds / steelbirds /Vega.. ?? why are they so inferior... why i am asking because Indian brand helmet will comes under 3000rs.
    2. Sadly for me max size available in Indian helmet is 600mm which i feel is difficult for me to use as i having 610mm head size.
    3. But some one also told me that these 600mm size helmet will also gets adjusted with passage of time....
    4. As suggested by IJS (Inderjeet paaji) , I also found SMK helmets in my budget SMK MA200 Twister or SMK Helmets - Stellar.
    5. What about female helmet...

    BLUETOOTH

    1. No Clue .. as never purchased the same in past. Budget within 1500rs - 2500rs for two set.

    RIDING SHOES

    1. Nice idea .. I will purchase the same from Sadar Bazar, Delhi Cantt. one question safety shoes or army shoes are same.. as both having steel toe.


    SADDLE BAG AND TANK BAG

    1. Saddle Bag :- GODS Triton X2 - 50 Ltr Black Bike Saddle Bag ( I hope this bag will not cause any issue while travelling )
    2. Tank Bag :- Gods Zeon R2 Motorcycle Magnetic Tank Bag

    GEL SEAT ( Do we require this)

    1. FEGO Leather Air Suspension Seat Add-on

    ELBOW AND KNEE PROTECTOR - (feedback on below product plss)
    1. AllExtreme EXPBKG4 Pro-Biker 2nd Generation Alloy Steel Elbow Guard Flexible Breathable Adjustable Knee Shin Armor Protector for Bikers and Riders (Black, 4 PCS)
    HANDGLOVES


    1. RECON GLOVES ( I will try this first)

    TYRE INFLATOR - ( as item suggest by you is not available)
    1. Resqtech Micro Tyre Inflator ( any feedback on this)

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    Finally i did some shopping..here are few pictures...

    Purchased this hand gloves rs 650/-


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    This one i brought in ₹250

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    This elbow and knee guard in ₹950/-

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    This studd helmets in ₹1800.. though size is only 600mm... It is tuff to wear..but he assured that it will fit within 10days.

    I also saw SMK settler Available size was 2xl seems very comfortable but very heavy cost of that helmet os 3500/-...

    All these purchased from chopra, karol bagh

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    Sir may I suggest you get a saddle stay for both pillion comfort and easy and safe attachment of soft saddle bags as they tend to rub with the rear tyre when not tied down properly. It's not an absolute necessity but still having one is really a good thing to do in my opinion. Sir, as stated you might be travelling with a pillion, please invest in a hydration pack or take a lot of water and stay hydrated. On bike rides you will get dehydrated at a much faster rate.

    It's not necessary to but a Bluetooth com set if you and your pillion are the only travellers, try Google App Store there are plenty of apps that help you stay connected with the help of your mobile's own Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, easy on The pocket and effective as well.

    Last thing I might add, If you can please go and purchase the saddle bags personally and have your pillion seated with the saddle bags mounted, it will give you and idea what is the comfort level of the pillion with the saddle bags on.

    I suggest you ditch the phone holder and buy a tank bag with a clear display pocket at front and keep your phone there. No risk of accidentally slipping of phone from the holder, and better as well.

    Hope that helps, plan ahead and have a safe and fun filled adventure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anuvav Routray View Post
    Sir may I suggest you get a saddle stay for both pillion comfort and easy and safe attachment of soft saddle bags as they tend to rub with the rear tyre when not tied down properly. It's not an absolute necessity but still having one is really a good thing to do in my opinion. Sir, as stated you might be travelling with a pillion, please invest in a hydration pack or take a lot of water and stay hydrated. On bike rides you will get dehydrated at a much faster rate.

    It's not necessary to but a Bluetooth com set if you and your pillion are the only travellers, try Google App Store there are plenty of apps that help you stay connected with the help of your mobile's own Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, easy on The pocket and effective as well.

    Last thing I might add, If you can please go and purchase the saddle bags personally and have your pillion seated with the saddle bags mounted, it will give you and idea what is the comfort level of the pillion with the saddle bags on.

    I suggest you ditch the phone holder and buy a tank bag with a clear display pocket at front and keep your phone there. No risk of accidentally slipping of phone from the holder, and better as well.

    Hope that helps, plan ahead and have a safe and fun filled adventure.
    Thanks for the reply brother.. lets dont use words "SIR" (Salve I remain) as we are on biking brotherhood..

    Can you please suggest saddle stay for pulsar 180cc. Like we have in duke ..it is simple and sweet does not kill bike look. As i will put that for permanent.

    Also can you give pointers to Bluetooth app which you are talking about. Did you personally used it.. ??

    Thanks

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