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Old 25th September 2007, 12:23   #1
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This post is about me.
A s/w guy, I love my bike and appreciate my car.
pleasure is looking at my hands covered in grease and grime and working on my bike.
am not an expert mech, but I know my nuts and bolts.

History:

My first ride was cycle, a bsa slr somewhere in 1990.
the only ride, which got performance upgrades in form of gears.
I had a 7 freewheel setup in the rear and a twin in the front.
craziest thing ever done was riding her down the Anna Flyover Chennai.
used to ride fast, was not expected to survive adolescence.

Kinetic Pride: 1994
was a nice lil bike, which was bought at about 18k or something.
I would work on the engine. Once managed to open the whole thing, saw what a piston was, how a bore is and all that.
dont know what went wrong but the speed was now down to 30 but mileage was at 90.
finally sold off at about 2k.

Morris Minor:
Uncle's car, he did not have parking, gave me his car when he bought an Omni.
Smashed the car into a wall, the next day.
wall suffered damage, Car headlight glass broke.
She was capable of some speed, if driven well.
Used to race snobby chicks in their 800's....those were the days.

800:
second hand, bought at 1lakh in 1999, sold for 70k in 2001
Bought cause my sister joined college and we needed a car to drop her off.
I volunteered, spent the next 2 years driving inside SIET Chennai almost everyday.
Nothing much about this car, cos my dad made me promise that at no point of time, will three things appear together
the car, me and my toolset.

Splendor:
my PG college was a good 30 kms from home.
a fantastic bike in terms of long city commute with economy.
have 6 stitches on my finger to remind me off her.
hand slipped when trying to remove the oil nut.
ever seen blood, grease and dettoll mixed together. I have
sold for 20k to a friend.

Got myself a job.

RE Thunderbird:
2003, I have a job, making some decent money.
Need a bike, told my dad am buying a bike.
DAD made it clear, its either a bullet or wait and buy a car.
did not like the TB's look, but when I sat on her, felt her move, swaying and dancing on the road, fell in love.
bike runs stock, I donít add anything, but like to remove stuff.
no odo/speedo console on my bike.
done a couple of nice day trips.
longest ever was about 1000 kms in between 5 PM day 1 and 10 pm day 2.
donít think I will ever let her go.

Wagon R:
am married and stay with my in laws in Hyd. My folks are in Chennai.
its a lil difficult getting 4 people on my bike so needed a car.
for my usage it was a petrol. and if its petrol, its a maruti for me.
picked up the wagon from truevalue.
love the car cos she is comfy, and good and all that.
hate it cos I feel its so stereotyped as a s/w eng. car.

ME:
in cars I love technology. In a bike I want it simple.
I feel a bike can easily outlive any car.
My driving/ riding style has changed over the years.
am a lot more sedate and calm today.
no longer race anyone, I like to keep the revs easy.
but once in a while the old flame burns fiery and I let myself go.

I am not a people person. without my bike, I feel I will land up in an asylum of some sort.

OK, now you guys can welcome me, and tell me how nice its to have someone like me here.
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BBlost - welcome . you certainly won't feel lost in here.

Nice introduction there. have fun.

EDIT - Just noticed - an introduction after 49 posts. you wanted this to be your 50th post kya ?
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I wanted this to be my 50th post.
the reply to my intro i.e.

the name actually means bad boy lost in a world of goodness.
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Hilarious autobiography man....welcome aboard. Admit it, you got the Wagon R for that mother-in-law ride quality didnt you ? Oh wait, does she drive? Then its surely for that mother-in-law gear shift quality!

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I wanted this to be my 50th post.
the reply to my intro i.e.
Bad on you, bad boy. Posts in the introduction (and some other) section does not add up to the count. Do have a quick look at The Announcements section and the board rules to know our forum protocol.
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my mom-in-law actually wanted me to get a bigger car.
I still remember the look on her face when she saw me at the end of a ride. hair all messed up, a layer of grime on my face...and asked me.
how does your mom let you do this.

yo, tough luck on my count. but hey I can always say, I introduced myself before my 50th post.
never was good in maths.
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hey bro .. really nice intro .. detailing in on the phases and stages

you are in the right place for sure .. more like minded people in one place than you shall ever find elsewhere ..

have a nice stay .. and hope to have lots of inputs from you as well .. take care .. drive safe ..
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made it as a bhpian.
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Thats a very nice intro there. Hope you get lost in the Team BHP domain

Do take a look at the rules to see how to make the forum work best for you. And yes Welcome to Team BHP after becoming a Bhpian
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