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Old 19th October 2010, 14:07   #241
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Sorry to hear that you were unwell. Hope you have recovered by now.

Thanks for the treat offer. Looking forward to the ride more than the coffee
Feeling better thank you.

We will be riding to Coorg on 30th Oct (Saturday), stay overnight at a homestay and returning the next day.

The homestay charges are 1.5k per person, inclusive of all meals.

Let me know if you are in.
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Here are some pics from our ride to Wayand on 30th Oct.

We couldnt get accommodation at Coorg so we headed to Wayanad for an overnight stay.

We were 11 riders in all. 3 riders (the R1, an R15 nd the yellow RTR) proceeded to Ooty and returned the same day (2.30am the next day actually) while the rest of us (8 riders in all) stayed back at Wayanad for the night and returned to blore the next evening.
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I have always been fascinated by the HUGE rear tire of the biggies. Envy them.

I too would have declined an offer to ride it as it would be very difficult to get adjusted to your current Motorcycle post a stint with fire breathing I-4.
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Looks like an interesting ride, how did the big bikes cope with the rest
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....... it would be very difficult to get adjusted to your current motorcycle post a stint with fire breathing I-4.
Fully agree with the above.

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Looks like an interesting ride, how did the big bikes cope with the rest
I guess you are asking about the R1?

The R1 owner was very gentle with the throttle and only on open stretches opened up the bike. Otherwise he was riding alongside with us.

We did not go WOT as far as i can remember. This was a very leisure and sedate ride so we were riding at almost similar speeds.

Some pics of my bike while on the move...
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The second pic is an awesome shot, panning, if I am not wrong. I have read through some of the early pages in this thread. Very impressed with the rides that you have done so far.

Never really thought bikes could actually do these distances. Just have a doubt though, your riding position doesn't seem too sporty like, say an Apache. Is it a compromise between a commuter stance and a sporty position or are you sitting too close to the tank.

And thanks for the Cramster website. Hopefully I can get a balaclava and a knee guard from them soon.

I know it is very late, but congrats on your new Kwacker. The green bike made me go green with envy

Perhaps it is one for future. Right now, it is one for the poster!
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Some pics of my bike while on the move...
Nice pics. What knee protectors are you wearing? They look the bionic sorts. Does it have a strap at the top as well?

Thanks
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Nice pics. What knee protectors are you wearing? They look the bionic sorts. Does it have a strap at the top as well?

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If I am not mistaken, they are Alpinestars Bionic knee pads.
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Very impressed with the rides that you have done so far. Never really thought bikes could actually do these distances. Is it a compromise between a commuter stance and a sporty position or are you sitting too close to the tank. And thanks for the Cramster website. Hopefully I can get a balaclava and a knee guard from them soon.
Thanks SchumiFan. Bikes can do a lot more distances actually. Some friends have ridden the ninja all over the country and this is not something new. Bullets are and have been the obvious choice of most tourers for quite a few decades.

With regard to the riding stance its neutral. Not as aggressive like on an SBK but not as straight as on a normal commuter bike too. Its comfy.

I and many others have had nightmares with Cramster products so stay away from them. The knee guards i bought snapped on day 1 (not the strap but the rivets). Their quality has dipped to an all new low in the recent times so i would advise you to look for other alternatives. Their balaclava is worth a buy though.

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Nice pics. What knee protectors are you wearing? They look the bionic sorts. Does it have a strap at the top as well?
These are the Alpinestars Bionic Knee guards and it has a strap on top as well. Fits very well and is extremely comfy. I could hardly even feel its existence while riding. Excellent quality and VFM.

@schumifan - buy these instead of the cramster ones and you'll not regret it.
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Thanks Aditya and Sammyboy. They look pretty good. I saw some Thor bionic guards and they didn't seem comfortable (lacked the top strap). This seems perfect. Will check out if Planet DSG stocks them.
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This seems perfect. Will check out if Planet DSG stocks them.
PlanetDSG does stock them. In fact i bought these from Orion Yamaha in blore which is a dealer/distributor for PlanetDSG.

P.S. Speak to Vijay at the DSG store. He is very helpful. You can refer my name if needed.
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Nice pictures looks like a good ride! from the pictures it looks like the R1 rider needs to replace his tyres after this ride
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Try Fox knee and elbow guards as well. You get them at Orion Motors for around 2.5k.

I wear the knee guards under my jeans to keep a low profile on the roads. They are good fitting and comfortable as well on long rides.
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Thanks aditya for the great picture. Craving to be there in one of these rides.
Always wanted to see how big a Ninja is when compared to a 1000cc bike.
Ninja sure does fare well except for the back tyre, but what can anyone expect from a 250cc engine.
+1 for the ninja's looks
But the riding posture is sure no no for me.
It seems like sitting on a regular bike. The bikes look and the rider sitting position does not somehow suit my taste.
You need to purposely crouch i think to get the sporty look like in the ads?
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Never really thought bikes could actually do these distances. Just have a doubt though, your riding position doesn't seem too sporty like, say an Apache. Is it a compromise between a commuter stance and a sporty position or are you sitting too close to the tank.

And thanks for the Cramster website. Hopefully I can get a balaclava and a knee guard from them soon.

I know it is very late, but congrats on your new Kwacker. The green bike made me go green with envy

Perhaps it is one for future. Right now, it is one for the poster!
The distances are okish and I did a wyanad trip on my discover 125 and there was a guys on old splendour , so yes anything possible with biker enthu.

Do we need all these bike accessories when touring because I felt these are to be used when racing only.
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