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Old 14th September 2014, 21:52   #196
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Today, Purple Cheetah visited Indo-Pakistan border at Attari. Lahore is just 24 km away from this international border. Heavy rains lashed out Amritsar for more than 1 hour making it a city of lakes.

This was how Purple Cheetah brought us to Amritsar.

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Old 14th September 2014, 22:20   #197
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Today, Purple Cheetah visited Indo-Pakistan border at Attari. Lahore is just 24 km away from this international border. Heavy rains lashed out Amritsar for more than 1 hour making it a city of lakes.

This was how Purple Cheetah brought us to Amritsar.

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Good to know everything is happening as planned sir :-) Wish you are having nice time with the cheetah as well, awaiting your feedback's on how well the cheetah is managing the rains and the slippery roads
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Glad the hear that all is well. Eagerly awaiting your long thread about your trip. All the best from all of us at Team BHP...
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Old 16th September 2014, 05:44   #199
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We arrived at Hotel Fifu, Jaisalmer, safely and comfortably at 4:30 am today thanks to Purple Cheetah. Many stretches of roads in Punjab and Suratgarh to Bikaner bypass in Rajasthan are horrible to say the least.

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Good to know everything is happening as planned sir
Thanks, fusionbang. Everything is not happening as planned: Plan A>Plan B>Plan C>Plan D finally!

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awaiting your feedback's on how well the cheetah is managing the rains and the slippery roads
Purple Cheetah was well-behaved in rains and slippery roads. I am writing this after driving Purple Cheetah for 16.5 hours from Amritsar to Jaisalmer without feeling even a hint of tiredness.

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All the best from all of us at Team BHP.
Thanks a lot for the best wishes, Seran Manian.
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Congrats Ravi sir,

I have been following your thread from the beginning and appreciate your spirit and enthu. Thoroughly enjoy your marathon journeys.

here, but had to ask this. I see that your car is TN registered and you frequently travel Chennai - Bangalore. Have you ever been troubled by KA cops for outside state car being driven in blore. Oflate, have heard that KA cops are very strict with other state car. Any feedback.

Once again, enjoy the journey and keep updating the thread.
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Purple Cheetah brought us safely and comfortably to Vapi, Gujarat at 12 noon today. We had left Jaisalmer at 1 pm yesterday. We took a longer route via Jodhpur just to visit Bullet Baba Om Banna temple on the way. The details are here (Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 : My Motorcycle Diaries).

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Congrats Ravi sir,
Thank you, arunu.

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No. My cars used to shuttle between Bangalore and Chennai many times a year. My Bangalore-registered erstwhile Linea enjoyed cosy stay at Chennai. Now, it is the turn of Chennai-registered Purple Cheetah to do so. I don't take out my cars daily for intra city drives. I drive my cars mostly for the highway trips. So far, so good.

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Sir, Well planned and executed itinery. I suppose a lot of hard work has gone into preparing for the trip and mostly with Plans A to D. Hope you will continue to have fun in the rest of the journey. Drive safe.
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We are thankful to our dirty Purple Cheetah for having brought us home safely and comfortably at 9 am today after a hectic, adventurous and wonderful trip of 6,981 km sans any puncture/breakdown/accident/stopping by authorities. Thanks a lot for all, who have posted/thanked/wished/shared the latest infomation.

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We are thankful to our dirty Purple Cheetah for having brought us home safely and comfortably at 9 am today after a hectic, adventurous and wonderful trip of 6,981 km sans any puncture/breakdown/accident/stopping by authorities. Thanks a lot for all, who have posted/thanked/wished/shared the latest infomation.
Congratulation's sir on completing the journey without any hassles Welcome Home!! Now it's time for you to take rest for couple of days and start with the beautiful travelogue
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Sir, congratulations on completing the marathon journey successfully. Oh yes! We are eagerly waiting for your ADVENTUROUS travelogue.
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We are thankful to our dirty Purple Cheetah for having brought us home safely and comfortably at 9 am today after a hectic, adventurous and wonderful trip of 6,981 km sans any puncture/breakdown/accident/stopping by authorities. Thanks a lot for all, who have posted/thanked/wished/shared the latest infomation.
Great news. It sure was an adventurous trip only considering the heavy floods that was awaiting you. Even otherwise a trip of about 7000 Kms is no joke. Congratulations for completing it with no issues. It partly is applicable to the Purple Cheetah which did not let you down anywhere. Great going..
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This was the route Purple Cheetah took during the trip:

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States and UT driven through: 16 [Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Karnataka]

Major cities bypassed: 6 [Hyderabad, Nagpur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Pune]

Expressways driven on: 3 [Yamuna Expressway, NE1 and Yashwantrao Chavan Expressway]

Kilo-metres driven: 6981

Total toll paid: ₹ 4,903

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Expenditure incurred on diesel: ₹ 30,932.77



Fuel efficiency achieved by tankful to tankful method: 13.76
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Congratulation's sir on completing the journey without any hassles
Thanks a lot for the wishes, fusionbang.

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Sir, congratulations on completing the marathon journey successfully.
Thank you so much for the kind words, JoseVijay.

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It partly is applicable to the Purple Cheetah which did not let you down anywhere.
You said it, Seran Manian. Whether it was an expressway or a rough road, Purple Cheetah maintained its poise and calm. Thanks for the nice words.

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Delhi has the distinction of selling the lowest-priced diesel and Gujarat beats Karnataka in selling the diesel, costing the highest during the trip.
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Thanks a lot for the wishes, fusionbang.



Thank you so much for the kind words, JoseVijay.



You said it, Seran Manian. Whether it was an expressway or a rough road, Purple Cheetah maintained its poise and calm. Thanks for the nice words.
Excellent.
Sir there has to be some mistake in Diesel pricing in Delhi; it cannot be 50.XX bucks for sure;can you re check?
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Excellent.
Thanks, akshay4587.

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it cannot be 50.XX bucks for sure;can you re check?
Thanks for the timely pointing out. Here is the modified cost of diesel.

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The FE is marginally higher at 13.98 kmpl due to correction. Sorry for the goof up.

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From the past few days, I have been vacuuming, cleaning, washing and polishing Purple Cheetah, devoting atleast 2 hours every day, concentrating on engine bay, interior, exterior, alloys and tyres. I also checked the levels of engine oil and other fluids. I topped up windshield cleaning fluid [water+shampoo] for both the front and rear containers. All other fluid levels remained at the maximum level even after driving 6,981 km.

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Using a pointed tool, I removed these stones from the gaps in the treads of 4 tyres of Purple Cheetah.

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