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Old 2nd October 2009, 08:52   #91
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right .. I meant this: Samurai's Photos : Travel- powered by SmugMug
this make me want to buy a gypsy
Oh, I call it my image hosting site.

If the travel section makes you buy a Gypsy, what would this following section make you buy?

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Hi Samurai,

Like your narration,I feel as though I was there in my jeep. Why do you say that your jeep may breakdown suddenly, were there issues you were anticipating,would crop up?

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4k is a steal!! But can you confirm the size? Has he changed the rim size of his pick up? I think all pik-ups came with 16 inch rim. (except maxx-maxi pik up truck)

Contact details of the source from where he sourced it will be useful.
Hi Vinod,

From the looks of the pikup,it seems to be pre 2000 or just round the corner of year 2000. Commercial pikup round that time came with 15 inch rim size.

I own a similar pikup, its a double cab.

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Like your narration,I feel as though I was there in my jeep. Why do you say that your jeep may breakdown suddenly, were there issues you were anticipating,would crop up?
Well, I am not very hands-on with the mechanicals. And I have had close calls related to the reliability of Jeep.

1) The oil pipe broke at 1AM in the ghats section. Got saved by the others who were with me in the convoy.
2) The leaf shackle nut was about to fall off once, another driver alerted me before it was too late.
3) I have lost U-clamps on my Jeeps at least twice, even in this trip.
4) I have had battery drain out because of a fused out ignition bulb.

I keep my Jeep in the best health possible with regular visits to Mahindra Workshop and use only OE parts. Still, parts keep falling off or fail. Compared to this Grand Vitara is just rock solid, nothing ever happens to it inspite of all the abuse it takes.

Therefore, I am always wary of driving long distance on the Jeep alone.
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Oh, I call it my image hosting site.

If the travel section makes you buy a Gypsy, what would this following section make you buy?

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.. now it changes the equation , something like : gypsy with SPOA + winch + fat tyres + snorkel + lights + high lift jack.
Did i miss out anything ?
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Hi Samurai,

Like your narration,I feel as though I was there in my jeep. Why do you say that your jeep may breakdown suddenly, were there issues you were anticipating,would crop up?

Andy
OT: Hey Andy finally you and your crazy Pick-Up is here!!! Welcome to Team-BHP

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@Samurai san
On NH48, while coming from Hassan side, after where exactly do you deviate to bisle ghats? How are the road conditions after all the rains? I understood you have to drive upto a viewpoint. Further from there where does it go?

I am impressed with the pictures of bisle Is there any big water falls in the 20 odd there ?

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I don't know the name of that place. It is just before the spot where they had closed Shiradi ghat on the sakleshpur side.

The water falls, they are all small. Nothing bigger than what I have shown.
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@Samurai san
On NH48, while coming from Hassan side, after where exactly do you deviate to bisle ghats? How are the road conditions after all the rains? I understood you have to drive upto a viewpoint. Further from there where does it go?
Hi Lalu,
if you come from hassan, at sakleshpur, take SH8 which goes to Kodlipete. another alternative route is continue on NH48 after sakleshpur and take a deviation on left at Munzerabad fort which will again take you to SH8. on SH8 after around 15km(on either ways from sakleshpur), on the right side, there is a deviation to Bisle Ghat which will lead to subramanya.
So planning to take your Civic eh??
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Thanks star_aqua, Samurai san.
Civic? by your wicked smile, I think I am better off in my Swift
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Hi Lalu,
if you come from hassan, at sakleshpur, take SH8 which goes to Kodlipete. another alternative route is continue on NH48 after sakleshpur and take a deviation on left at Munzerabad fort which will again take you to SH8. on SH8 after around 15km(on either ways from sakleshpur), on the right side, there is a deviation to Bisle Ghat which will lead to subramanya.
So planning to take your Civic eh??
You will not find any directions regarding SH nos. The only route from Sakleshpur to Bisle is on the SH 8 no doubt, but you have to continue on NH 48 till Donigal - Manjarabad fort. You will find signboards indicating directions to Manjarabad Fort. There will be a few tea shops/canteens towards your left. Immediately after these tea shops, the road curves to your right and there is a fork (almost parallel roads). Here you have to take the left side.

From here continue until Byakaravalli junction. This is the first major junction you will encounter on this road. Take a right here. There is a signboard indicating direction & distance to Kukke Subramanya. But, it is in Kannada and even that has almost been erased due to the incessant rain in the region. From here on, it is a straight road to Bisle ghat/Kukke Subramanya. You will pass Hethur, Vanagur & Bisle villages on the way.

@laluks, you are better off taking your swift, but I think the civic can manage except for a couple of places where you might get your underbelly scratched

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You will not find any directions regarding SH nos. The only route from Sakleshpur to Bisle is on the SH 8 no doubt, but you have to continue on NH 48 till Donigal - Manjarabad fort. You will find signboards indicating directions to Manjarabad Fort. There will be a few tea shops/canteens towards your left. Immediately after these tea shops, the road curves to your right and there is a fork (almost parallel roads). Here you have to take the left side.

From here continue until Byakaravalli junction. This is the first major junction you will encounter on this road. Take a right here. There is a signboard indicating direction & distance to Kukke Subramanya. But, it is in Kannada and even that has almost been erased due to the incessant rain in the region. From here on, it is a straight road to Bisle ghat/Kukke Subramanya. You will pass Hethur, Vanagur & Bisle villages on the way.

@laluks, you are better off taking your swift, but I think the civic can manage except for a couple of places where you might get your underbelly scratched
Thank you very much addyhemmige. Very descriptive, now if I miss the roads I must be a dumbo
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Found the ghats guys!! Thanks for the directions.
I got in from Gorur side and got out at Shiradi!!

Roads - what?? where??, it was pure madness and fun! See some pics.Monsoon Offroading/Trail-driving in Sakleshpur and Bisle Ghat-dscn5253.jpg

Some stream crossing!!
Monsoon Offroading/Trail-driving in Sakleshpur and Bisle Ghat-dscn5276.jpg

My log of the travel is soon coming up.
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The water level is lot less compared to last month...

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Found the ghats guys!! Thanks for the directions.
I got in from Gorur side and got out at Shiradi!!

Roads - what?? where??, it was pure madness and fun! See some pics.Attachment 212661


My log of the travel is soon coming up.
Oh my!! the road is virtually washed away. I did not know it was this bad

Which route did you take from Gorur? Did you happen to visit the Gorur dam?
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