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Old 27th May 2006, 17:45   #1
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Hi friends recently wrote a small motorcycle touring guide, like what all to carry for the trip, how to prepare etc. let me know what you guys think http://www.yogeshsarkar.com/articles...ring_guide.htm
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nice one bro...good simple and efficient
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thanks cowiee, any suggestion regarding the guide?
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yogesh, a very well thought out guide and written very well. dint read the entire thing, but browsed thru it. will definitely read it before i embark on a long tour.

keep it up.
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u could additional info on how to prepare r 150 segment bikes or the lower segment bikes also, the luggage carrying facilities u have mentioned is only possible on big bikes like the enfields, so how can others carry there stuff etc. this is one thing which stuck me up front.Overall the manual is really neat.
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Thanks Tifosi

Cowiee in the manual I have mentioned one should get saddle bags as they are easier to carry. Saddle bags like those from cramster or any other company or tailor made are suitable for most motorcycles.

I own pulsar 180, so the information I wrote was from the point of view that many 150-223cc bike owners share. For us getting hard panniers or racks is not an option, since they have little space and are quite heavy.

In case one has a motorcycle for which you are unable to find a saddle bag, then you can simply tie any rucksack on rear seat with the help of bungee cords (which I currently do). In fact it’s quite easy to do and after you tie the luggage few times you get use to it. I did my ladakh trip with my rucksack tied on the rear seat, while for the couple of days it did present itself as a problem, later on I got use to tying it down properly.
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Very goood post buddy, this info is very useful and when this is followed it saves lot of time.
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Good job dude ! Will remember all these points when I prepare for a long trip . Thank You !
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Yogesh
Nice site you have. Great tips and pictures. I am alot impressed.
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Hey Yogesh,

really cool stuff man....

am planning a trip from mumbai to rajasthan in a coupla months.... ur advice gonna come really handy


thanks
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thanks bike_bug, Mistakenguy, satish_appasani and shadow
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