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Old 19th January 2006, 11:40   #1
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Default I ride a thumper now

The Tata keys are on the key holder, and she is parked in the basement, with wiper blades standing just as the cleaner left them.
Bullet electra 350 is what I am riding now. Just serviced, polished and gleaming. No I havent defected yet, and wont until I can manage 90 degree turns at 60kmph. right now I am scared to cross 60 on a straight line
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Old 19th January 2006, 11:47   #2
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welcome to the clan tsk! You're soon gonna forget about those keys altogether.
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Old 19th January 2006, 11:51   #3
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You're soon gonna forget about those keys altogether.
Very true. Used to take my car to work very often. Have taken it only once or twice in the past 2-3 months. Always take my MAchismo.

And yes 90 degree turns Can be taken at quite ease at 60kmph. Have tried 40-50 but done have enough confidence (on myself) to go faster on those turns . Just get used to the bike at 40kmph for a 100-150 kms. You'll get confidence. And we want pics.
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Old 19th January 2006, 12:09   #4
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Nope . I am too much of a car freak. Those keys will be forgotten when the new steed comes, till then its two timing!
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Old 19th January 2006, 12:15   #5
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Just serviced, polished and gleaming.
Make sure those oil stains dont remain for more than a few days. Will be difficult to clean later. Takes a lot of time and effort. Anyways did u get a brand new Electra. Just asking cos u said "Just serviced".
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Old 19th January 2006, 13:42   #6
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Talk about patriotism, and buying only from Indian manufacturers. First the Tata, and now the Bullet!

Good job - You got yourself a bike with character.

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Default I ride a Trike now

Been a couple of days since I got into this trike have left the keys of the gaint and the thumper at home, feel a lot more comfy as I do not have to bother about the traffic, however miss the wind in my hair / Ac in my hair feeling but the stress is gone, not to mention the workout I get by bouncing all over, having voice navigation da*n miss the choice of music. Thanks to the humble Indian Trike called Bajaj Autorickshaw .

However tsk1979 I can gaurentee that you will have a grip of a Pro - Wrestler if you keep up with riding the Thumper through traffic and at the signals(Kinda causes you to defect once in a while). Enjoy your ride man.

PS: Have owned Thumpers since '94 and cant shake em off however hard I try. I even went to the limit of selling it and bringing it back home in a day, the one that I ride is the 350 Std. 1970 and it still wears the orig British Hubs.
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I do not have to bother about the traffic,

however miss the wind in my hair

the workout I get by bouncing all over

having voice navigation da*n miss the choice of music.

PS: Have owned Thumpers since '94 and cant shake em off however hard I try. I even went to the limit of selling it and bringing it back home in a day, the one that I ride is the 350 Std. 1970 and it still wears the orig British Hubs.
Trike ??? Haha good one psycho ..

Tell me about it !!!

Get urself a convertible trike or one with a sunroof ..

I guess u already have had enough workout in a day , one thats enought to last a lifetime !!!!

Talking of voice navigation, just remembered someone here will even go to the extent of killing us the next time we try it ... What say psycho , extreme nos & v1p3r ..

Huh , when did u try and sell off that beauty ??? U never mentioned this one before .. Lets talk about it in the next meet ..

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Default will go back to the indy, she's evil

As for the electra, well she's 2001 model, my bro's
So landed with me as IIT D has a strict no bike policy!

But after 4 weeks will be back to indy. Why?
Read the street stories section.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/buckle...tml#post166958
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If you are new to biking, then a bullet is wrong bike to start with.
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If you are new to biking, then a bullet is wrong bike to start with.
Don't worry, i started on a bullet too and i turned out fine

It was infact a `66 350cc, then proceeded to a newer 350 and then finally a 500cc. Theres a night and day difference between the 350s and the 500s!

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Well, a 1970 350 u say? Original British hubs u say? Well, the original British (Dunlop) hubs ceased being fitted on Indian Bullets in the late 50's. I guess by original hubs u mean the offset drums with the speedometer drive gear fitted onto the rear wheel instead of the now common front wheel. Or maybe you bought the Dunlop rims and hubs and got em' fitted to ure baby. But anyway, a Bullet is awesome to ride and own. Happy thumping!!
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