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Old 21st February 2014, 14:28   #106
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Delvac1?;isnt it supposed to be for oil burners?

Yes the very same. Delvac 1. Wonderful oil. The oil which was used by BMW when their service representative came was also HDEO oil. They use the same from the 320D to the M5/M6.
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Yes the very same. Delvac 1. Wonderful oil. The oil which was used by BMW when their service representative came was also HDEO oil. They use the same from the 320D to the M5/M6.
I casually asked Dr. Arn, what oil he uses in the CBR and it was some oil, meant to be used in diesel cars. It too was Delvac IIRC.
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Old 27th February 2014, 00:10   #108
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Yes I have had discussion with him as well as some other riders regarding HDEO oils.
I know people who use it in R1, Vmax, Busa etc.
These HDEO oils are really good.
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I am not sure how did i manage miss this thread.Read the entire thread in go.

So apologies in congratulating your for the GS so late!

I must have been one of those odd kids who were never enamoured by the fully faired superbikes.To me,the superbikes used to get so much love and no love for the 'other' bikes.Huge brutish tourers,old japs like Honda CB750s,Hornets,Suzuki Bandits,Bonnevilles,BMW enduro/adventure tourers,Aprilia Caponord,Moto Guzzis,Yamaha Super Tenere so on and so forth.Once spotted a KTM 990 Adventure in Bangalore,what a beauty.I love these bikes because they are,in a way understated but at the same time well engineered for what they do.I guess like a lot of kids in India,the first large capacity i saw was the BMW F650,which today has got lost in the footnotes of Indian biking history.I recently had checked out the Triumphs,and my word the Explorer and Tiger are ginormous.But what beautiful brutes.

The attitude of BMW Motorrad Delhi was surprising,in a positive way.How nice of them to ride all the way to Dehradun to give you company! I was always of the opinion that BMW was not really interested in selling bikes in India except for the odd S1300RR here and there.I really hope they get more customers to get them buy their bikes.I am not in the know,but how well is BMW Motorrad doing sales-wise in India?

Kudos to using your GS the way its supposed to be and not just a 50km drive to CCD on sunday morning with 20 other superbikes.Respect.From Dehradun you have the whole e Himalayas at your disposal with this bike!

How many kms have you put on the Odo now? Did you have to ever send your bike to Delhi for any major service or do they come to Dehradun?

Wish you many happy kms on the GS.Looking forward to your Leh trip.

-Avishar.
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How many kms have you put on the Odo now? Did you have to ever send your bike to Delhi for any major service or do they come to Dehradun?

Wish you many happy kms on the GS.Looking forward to your Leh trip.

-Avishar.

Thanks Avishar.

Since I and the bike are now separated by quite some distance (Dehradun-Pune), I haven't been able to put too many kms on it. approx 4500 on the odo now.

BMW reps came over for the first service after 6 months. Then on I have been doing service on my own. I believe I am doing a way better job.

I am equipped with handling any major service better than BMW India for the 1200GS.
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Thanks Avishar.

Since I and the bike are now separated by quite some distance (Dehradun-Pune), I haven't been able to put too many kms on it. approx 4500 on the odo now.

BMW reps came over for the first service after 6 months. Then on I have been doing service on my own. I believe I am doing a way better job.

I am equipped with handling any major service better than BMW India for the 1200GS.

Hi Navpreet. That's interesting to know. By any chance do you own the GS-911 interphase?
We could catch up sometime as I am also currently in Pune and also own the same beast (the adventure version though).

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Hi Navpreet. That's interesting to know. By any chance do you own the GS-911 interphase?
We could catch up sometime as I am also currently in Pune and also own the same beast (the adventure version though).

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Hi plimsollmark,

No I don't have the gs911 as of now. Great that you have the GSA. Only thing is that I've now moved back to Dehradun. We can catch up when any of us are doing a tour de india.

On another note, just did the third service. Changed all oils.
Mobil Delvac 1 went into the engine.
Mobil fully synthetic 75w90 GL5 went into the gearbox as well as final drive.

Interestingly BMW india does not want you to have oil filters. They want to change it themselves.

So I ordered oil filters, oil filter wrench and a Hanes manual from NippyNormans website. UK based team. Very good service and good prices too. All of it landed in roughly 8k.

Bike is moving really good. Had an awesome offroad session in thw hills. Was really fast with the rear sliding on acceleration as well as braking. Left behind some real pros on thw turns. Felt good!
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Hi plimsollmark,

No I don't have the gs911 as of now. Great that you have the GSA. Only thing is that I've now moved back to Dehradun. We can catch up when any of us are doing a tour de india.

That's a pity. Are you planning to do a tour de India? Thanks for the info on the oils. I also ordered the filter, wrench and the Hanes manual last year.

Happy riding ! PM me whenever you are in Pune.

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Had some good fun a couple of weeks back. Went to Renuka Ji. Beautiful place and very low on tourists. Good place to relax from the hustle bustle of the city which as it is the super relaxed dehradun. People can gauge my lifestyle requirements from this. Haha. Part of the reason I quit my job in Pune to head back and have some peace.

So back to the ride. A friend on Fatboy, one on a new Std 500 and I on my BMW head out. It was a blazing fast ride! High speeds and all. the Fatboy and GS seeing some silly speeds on the empty stretches ahead of Poanta Sahib. The Std 500 was new with 20kms on the odo and triple digit speeds throughout that section. A good run-in for it.

The lake has an adjoining Zoo which has a pair of Lions and a few Bears and a couple of Leopards. Its decently maintained and the animals look healthy.
The lake itself is amazing! No fishing is allowed. So the fishes are quite friendly. Too friendly. There are also turtles in this lake but we didn't get to see them. Maybe next time.

There were hardly any tourists. I'd peg the count at some 50 tourists in all. That is heaven for people like us.

On the way back we headed to a river shore. Did some good offroading there and some high speed sideways action with the throttle open. The Harley managed to get itself to the shore as well quite easily.

The way back was a different route with an uphill offroad for about 20 kms. Perfect for a nice hill climb. The GS was flawless here and the Fatboy did it with aplomb as well.
Once back on road it was again a high speed back home. a good 12 hour ride with some awesome views and offroading sections! WOW
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A real treat for the eyes Navpreet. Your part of the world is indeed GS territory
Nice to see the Fatboy keeping up to the best of its capabilities as well.
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Beautiful pics Navpreet.

I have almost made my up mind that my next bike will be an adventure bike like the GS,Tiger or Explorer

Your using the bike properly with less of smooth tarmac and more of offroading type of terrain

UK and HP both of which are my favorite states and I normally visit either of them every year in December ( visiting this dec too) and covered almost every nook of both states from my numerous visits to each
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covered almost every nook of both states from my numerous visits to each

Now this is very cool!
I'd really appreciate if you'd list out the scenic places to visit in both HP and UK. We all know the general touristy places but what are the actual places of beauty?
And do connect when you're here. It'll be great to meet up.

Thanks!
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I'd really appreciate if you'd list out the scenic places to visit in both HP and UK. We all know the general touristy places but what are the actual places of beauty?
Well, it would be wrong to say I covered every nook and corner of both states but, have been to a few more places other than the regular touristy places like for e.g

UK

Covered the following areas in a few trips

Dehdradun
Nainital & Surrounding areas
Joshimath
Auli (Beautiful place)
Ranikhet
Syal Sur (Heard its gone after the floods, otherwise it was a beautiful place)
Landsdowne
Hardwar
Rudraprayag (beautiful place)

Himachal Pradesh

Been to the following places in my several visits in the past

Manali
Shimla
Kasuali
Khajjair
Kufri
Mcleodgunj
Chail
Dharamshala
Manikaran
Drove up to Rohtang pass ( never went beyond this point till date)
Drove through the dangreous narrow roads mountain range and valley from Shimla to Manali and stayed in valley ( forgetting the name now) for a couple of nights next to the river ( similar place like Syal Sur)

Each and every time it was a visit by car ( unfortunately never till date by motorcycle)

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And do connect when you're here. It'll be great to meet up.
Certainly. If iam coming towards Dehradun. Will ping you. My dates are fixed it will early to mid-december this year

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The rides have been going on and on and the bike has been performing flawlessly. Enjoying it for weekend rides.
Haven't had the time to go on a long ride as work doesn't permit me from staying away from it. I have entered the world of entrepreneurship and to say it is taxing on time would be an understatement.

The tires needed changing and I tried at every dealer in India for BMW and Triumph. Exorbitant prices kept me away from them and then I found a dealer in Delhi. This guy got me a great set of Metzeler Tourance Next tires. A recent manufacturing date too. I was actually surprised to know that the prices of the tires were relative to their manufacturing dates. These were the most recent he could get me and I think at 26K for the set I got a very good deal. Almost 33% off on what most dealers were quoting. Some even quoted exorbitant prices like 50K for a set.

Another addition has been a set of 40W Aurora Led spotlights. And I was Stumped by the light they throw. In fact I never use them in the city roads which have traffic. I myself feel bad for the other motorists. These are blinding!
Bought them from Tanveer who is the distributor in India. Probably will stock them at my facility once it starts off by the end of this year.
Got opaque covers for them too. The setup looks clean.

Made custom mounts in aluminum for the lights myself and left them in raw aluminum finish. Look really good!

Its time for the annual service and oil change. The parts are here and should be done this week or next.

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The rides have been going on and on and the bike has been performing flawlessly. Enjoying it for weekend rides.
Haven't had the time to go on a long ride as work doesn't permit me from staying away from it. I have entered the world of entrepreneurship and to say it is taxing on time would be an understatement.

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Love the dogs They are lucky to have a similar/tough bike for their company.

How much did the lights cost and how did you wire it? DIY?

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