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Old 28th February 2011, 15:42   #1
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Hi Guys,

Had been to Bidaraguppe lake and water wading at Dhakshina Thirupathi post Hosur on 27th Sunday 2011

Me & My Bro Shiv were the first to reach Total Mall on Sarjapur road @ 7:10
am, we were later joined by Bhaskar in his Trooper, Later came in Vinod
with his son, and couple of friends & their son too (sorry guys very poor
with names) we also had Andy or Anand come in his MM 540.

Fred was running later trying to pick his friends from ORR & KR Puram.
Dr Salman had a rough night & just wok up so Bhaskar suggested we wait for
other at the Breakfast point & we started off, the force support vehicles a
Toofan LWB and a Judo both 4x2 were at the Total mall in madivala now,
informed Fred, Force Motors Prashand & Salman to meet us at breakfast point
just after Varture junction & we heading to the breakfast point.

While we had Delicious Idli Vada Sambar & som coffe, the force guys & Fred
Joined us, while Salman had just started from Frazer town, we had
breakfast & packed one for Salman & left for the first spot, Bedriguppe
lake. were worried as it had rained the last couple of days.

To our surprise we find the lake bed in great shape, no water, so we start
our crawl, at first all of us did the entire stretch from entry on south to
exit on the North, it was about 150 mtrs long and all kinds of articulating
turns en-route. some of us had a second go at it, later call from Salman, I
went to the road & picked him to the spot.

Now it was about 10:30 am & the real fun started, people were venturing
across the channel from various angles, one better then the previous one,
more steeper than the other !!

Bhaskar was leading with so many new paths and tracks, he makes it look so
effortless and trivial. The trooper performs like a Navy Seal, fits him
like a glove, he is sensible & know what to do and what not to, was a
pleasure meeting him.

Salman was having his own part of fun, venturing in to newer steeper angles
and climbs, was surprised to see the Gurkha perform with Sand Grips so
well!!, we was seldom using the diffs too.

Anand was doing the paths and trails over and again, just crawling and
make it look so easy too, I was impressed at what all a MM540 can do.

Fred with his LWB Judo 4x4 was having a ball of a time, it surely needs a
set of better tires and wee bit more juice to make things easy, He would
provably have registered to a Gym to build his arms after the current stat
of affairs in handling the Judo with out PS through all the narrow and
demanding sections

Vinod was having fun, or should I say the two kids had better of it ! he tried many obstetrical and drove fantastic for a first-timer. kudos to you Vinod.

Me & Bhaskar tried some wearied paths it was fun.

Later we left for Lunch at Hosur, sumptuous planten leaf TN meals then
joined by SV Santosh & his friend (sorry forgot name again), the force
guys left the toofan at the KA border and we all got to the water crossing
point, disappointment struck to see the puny low water leves in summer!!

All is not lost, we had some first timers so it was probably right, so we
had FUN, real FUN. all of us tried the spots and crossed it several times,
then I wanted to try the deep sinking part from last time, we had noting to
worry as we have 2 other Gurkha's to pull me out if stuck and Trooper has a
winch too, so I go in with the toe rope attached to my rear & Salman backs
up with the toe attached to his read, great sync Dr Salman Khan thanks for
all the support, I have SV Santosh at the shore & Bhaskar with me for
Navigation, we try a couple of deep spots, deep enough to get the water in
from the windows above the door, complete vehicle bonnet under water & the
vehicle actually floating, its not sinking !!! we did this like 3 times on
each spot, there are 2 such spots deep about 8 to 10 feet, that what the
locals say!! its not measured, but we made the TANK Float.

Later I don't know what got in to me, I changed from 4L to 4H as I was in 4L
for almost 30 mins, but the shifter got jammed in neutral as I was shifting in
so stranded on the other side of water crossing, no Issues, Salman to
rescue, & toed be to the start side where Force Mech Alla Bakash go to work
and fixed or released the Jam in no time, Thanks a tone guys, it was rather useful to have the Force support team on board. (Dam I didn't see how) we all said
bye & headed back to Bangalore ..

The first time I did this river crossing I was Awestruck, this time we did
more although the flow was low, Thanks Again to SV Santosh for introducing
us to such a wonderful spot.

Some from the first spot:

Some from the first spot:




Andy & his 540:




Vinod river crossing:


Bhasker fixing the toe rope fix & Exhost note underwater.


DO Not Miss the second whirlpool:


Salman Recovers Me & then Alla Bakash Fixes the 4x4 GB Jam





Force Gang


Cheers
Sunil

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Old 28th February 2011, 19:55   #2
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You are crazy..!! I never want to see your gurkha inside water ever again, you were suicidal...!!

Hope all fluids are changed... PS, did you learn how water got into engine oil??
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Sir,

Nor do I, but inevitably, eventually it just gets in.

Remember I waned to go in with the toe cable tagged, you were recommending that I try without it, now you tell me who is crazy
If you have some pics & videos please share them.

Its in the garage now, YTD night I cleaned & drained all the lights.

Some more videos: Credits for shooting some excellent videos should go to my Bro Shiv.













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For folks sitting at work with youtube banned, we want some pictures to satisfy our appetite to enjoy these posts.

Please post some pictures for all the poor IT guys who dont have access to you tube at work. Please...waiting to check the videos once i get back.
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Old 28th February 2011, 22:03   #5
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@ vW2010 I don't have many stills as a section of my iPhone4 is conked and so I cannot switch between still & video mode, also picasa is giving me trouble signing in, others at the event should have lots of pics, but not sure how many have T-Bhp logins to post them.

Attaching some that I did directly load to Tbhp fro Mac, but it takes a long time to load hires pics directly to Tbhp



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Yeah, good point, we need pics... sitting in office with a firewall isnt all fun.

Oh, i agree I was dumb to suggest you go in without the towcable - it would been super fun to see you float around without any chance to be pulled out!!
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Hi,some stills from my camera too. Regret late post

Andy
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some more from me, incontinuation with my previous post
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Guys - see whats in the vids, heights of water fording a gurkha...

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Woah! Seriously courageous lot you guys are. Put an exhaust snorkel also please, a few 100 mls of H2O inside is good enough for few lakhs worth bill.
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Woah! Seriously courageous lot you guys are. Put an exhaust snorkel also please, a few 100 mls of H2O inside is good enough for few lakhs worth bill.
100Ml? You are being very gentlemanly..!! (is that a proper word? never mind)

End result was some choclate cream oozed out below the gurkha from God knows where (Oil + Water churned)... this led us to open up the dip stick which was dripping with water - end result still awaited. Shouldnt be serious, but at least 10-15 liters of oil changed
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Oh damn! i thought these modern EDIT 4x4 are more water resistant! If its not seized then it should not be a big issue, generous amount of flushing oil should work wonders.

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No seizing-weizing, now sunil is gonna loose his sleep

Now, need to brainstorm how water got into engine, any inputs? It never stalled, has got a snorkel and was pretty tight till it went into water, it is understandable in a ol' jeep, but this??
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ok..saw all your videos.....i just have to repeat Jaggu comments

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"Woah! Seriously courageous lot you guys are"
I had tears seeing the force float . Great fun guys....looking forward for more.
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