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Old 16th February 2009, 22:47   #1
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Hello Guys!

I am Ram Nair, from Trivandrum, currently resident in Dubai.

For the past 50 years Cars and Bikes have been my passion. My first love being my dad's 1960 Royal Enfield Villiers. Rigt from the age of 2 I always used to perch on that whenever it was at home. 2nd being the 1958 Landmaster of my Granpa.

Learnt riding cycle at 6 and started balancing on a bike as soon as I was tall enough to touch the ground from the seat of a bike (I think I was 12). Fortunately for me and unfortunately for my dad and grand pa, my house in TVM had a fairly long sloping drive way. I always would push my dads bike (with help of the house boy) up the slop and then free wheel down. Ditto with cars. My grand pa would park the car at the top of the slope and call me out so that I could free wheel down the slope till the garage. By then he had 69 Amby Mark II.

My dad had 68 Standard Herald 2 D model, what a beuty it was. With the Registration No. of KLV 33 it was an instantly locatable car. It had almost a fully "Made in England" engine.

My first vehicle was 1979 Yezdi. Bought for a Royal Sum of Rs 4,000.00 after getting in the Army quota etc. I had that with me till I graduated to Roadking in 1982.

In 1982 by the perks of my job, I was able to buy my first new car Amby Mark IV. had it till 1988 and then went in for a new Padmini Deluxe (Maruti never facinated me as I felt the 800 cc engine was for girls. The Premier was set up with polishe ports, cams 7 the works plus a twin Webber Carburettors. It could easily touch over 120 KMPH in the highways. The floorshift was so positive I still miss that car.

In 1984 I traded my Roadking for 2nd hand Rajdoot 350 (HT). Eversince I am a RD350 man.

In 1985 I bought a new Rajdoot 350 LT. Ex showroom in TVM it was Rs 42,000.00. She is my first wife and is still with me (though living separately since 1993). She is in my home in TVM (hibernating in the Drivers Quarters) and I am in Dubai. Now we live together only for a month in an year. But that is enough to keep me longing for her for ever.

I Dubai I currently have a Nissan X Trail and a Land Cruiser. I still have not decided what bike I should buy, but regularly ride rental bikes of various makes.

Hope to be around a lot. Interested in classic bike & car scene. Also would like to help out guys with maintaining RD 350.

Best Regards, Ride & Drive Safely.

Ram
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Old 17th February 2009, 00:13   #2
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Hi Ram

Welcome to Team BHP.

Would you have the twin webers and the manifold for the Padmini still with you? I have a '54 model that does 120-130 kmph without any mods, would be interested to see what the twin carbs do to the baby.
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Welcome aboard,Ram.
Good to see an RD350 enthusiast! There are quite a few here on TBHP.

Are you looking at getting yourself a cruiser, or more of a touring-sportsbike?

Take care, and drive safe!
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RD350

Nice. And welcome. Just dont tell me that you are in the aviation business. If so, its a small world. Else, forget I even mentioned this.
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hello Ram Sir!

Welcome to the Forum! and here goes the classic line when i say "yet another Mallu from Duffai!" and hope you have a great time out here on the forum and I am sure we can all do with your valuable contributions.

on another note, your mentioning a landmaster, fiat, RD350, bikes in DXB and the fact that you are in Dubai just gives me a bit of a shock!. because you have so much in common with our fellow member Steeroid that its really surprising that you guys dont know each other already :P hehe

well call on a members meet when you are down in Gods Own Country or any other part of India or wherever and it would be nice to meet up

take care. have a nice day. drive safe.
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Namaskaaram!
Welcome to this wonderful forum.

It's nice to see people with so much passion and enthusiasm in automobiles from our god's own country.
Sir, it was a pleasure to read your introduction post. Would be nice to know more about you.

Expecting more and more knowledgable contributions from you.

Enjoy the drive here at Team-bhp. Make yourself comfortable with the guidelines and rules here and it's going to be a thrilling ride ahead.

Cheers,
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Ahlan habibi... Another mallu from the Gelf. And a good set of wheels too. Welcome to the forum and have a pleasant stay. Hope you join us for the meets.
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Hello Mr.Ram,

Welcome to Team - BHP; Njoy your stay.
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Ram, a few of the TBhp members are getting together for a desert drive on 20th Feb with some members from another forum in DXB. With an LC, you are very well equipped for this drive. Not sure if you are already on the list but if not, and you would like to join us, do send me a PM. Will let you know the details.
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Just wanted to say hello when i heard of TVM.. welcome to the team BHP
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Thanks a lot for all the welcome notes.

I have touched base with Steeroid by PM and hope to meet the guys here in DXB soon and in other places in due course.

Wheeler, the 20th Feb trip is out for me as I am currently in the process of changing my job (no I am not in Property Business and my line is so far OK).

Thanks and Regards

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Ram Sir:
That was one great intro post.

Since you aren't joining us on the 20th Feb drive, let's meet some other time in DXB.

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Excellent intro Ram sir. Every word expressed your love towards your automobiles.

Welcome to Team-Bhp.
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