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Old 29th April 2016, 06:26   #121
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Coming to the India Assistance details that you posted above, I am keen to understand the RSA process.
  • How does the Road Side Assistance program work?
  • Do they have a tie up with the dealer to offer this facility? Or is it available for all bikes irrespective of whether the dealer offers it or not.
  • Is there a way to enroll and make an online payment or does it have to happen through the Toll Free number only?
  • Since the program is valid for a year - how many times in a year can you avail of these services?
Thank you v12.

* It's pan India same like the Harleys Road Side Assistance and all services are also the same (because the service provider is the same... Lolz). Please refer to the screen shots I have posted in the previous post which details all services offered besides flat bed towing like puncture repair, fuel etc.

* For Harleys they do. In fact if you call them directly and say you have a Harley and need to get this Roadside Assistance Program, they will tell you to contact the dealership only. It's only when I told them I need it for my Karizma also, did they give me the marketing guys number. It's available for all 2 & 4 Wheelers. Also when I spoke to their Regional Manager and told him that I am a senior member of TeamBhp and will be reviewing their services for the community, he was quite eager to provide me any information I required. He informed me that more than 300 Harleys have been directly registered through them besides the ones from the dealerships.

* Yeah, I made the payment online only through their channel partner, this AARC guy Avinash. His contact details are also in the screen shots.

* Unlimited instances can be availed during the year. It's 799/- for 2 Wheelers and 1799/- for 4 Wheelers.

Hope that helps.

Cheers....

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NathuaKhan - Mukteshwar Ride - 646 kms - 30-04-2016 to 02-05-2016 - Road to Nirvana

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Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears... So it was time to set off for 600+ kms SOLO ride to Nathuakhan Mukteshwar. The thrill of going totally solo is unparalleled. You are alone, at your own pace, no backups (though I had some emergency roadside assistance taken) and can imbibe the actual pleasure of riding.

This was the route - Meerut - Garh Mukteshwar - Garh Ganga - Gajraula - Moradabad Byepass - Rampur - Bilaspur - Rudrapur - Haldwani - KathGodaam - Bhimtaal - Bhowali - Malla Ramgarh - Talla Ramgarh - Nathua Khan - Mewra Gaon - Dervish Estate (stay) - then to Mukteshwar for next day excursion and back.

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Off at 7 am

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After a quick breakfast at Mc Donald's Gajraula, quickly reached Rampur for a top-up

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Time for some 'chai' break

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Nothing can beat the flavour of the 'kullad' vali chai

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There were some bad stretches with lots of patch work between Rampur to Bilaspur to Rudarpur. After Rudarpur the good forest stretch started

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Early Lunch at Udupi at KathGodaam

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Bhimtaal came en-route

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After Bhowali the traffic vanished and the 'bliss' started...

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Road to Nirvana...

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Mountain Birding Lodge at Oak Forest, Maheshkhan. Special permission from the Forest Department is needed for entry

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Fantastic curves. I must have touched my footboards to the road at least 50 times

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The unspoilt Himalayas still exists

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Finally reached my homestay at 'Dervish Estate' at Village Nathua Khan. This hidden gem is run by a avid Bulleteer Tourer and Poet Sameer Kakkar (M: 9810047941). He has done Leh, Kashmir to Kanyakumari and many other mindboggling trips on his ThunderBird 350. He is quite discreet who he allows inside. TeamBHP members may take my reference for a magical stay experience (No commercial interests here, just a beautiful place I have liked to share).

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Only sounds I could hear here were of the cold breeze blowing in my face and birds chirping around me

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Sunrise the next morning from my room

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And we were ready for our day excursion to the Mukteshwar Pine Forest. His Thunder Bird 350 in the background

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Me and the Bulleteer and the pine forests start

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Some fantastic views

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The Himalayas in all it's glory

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Visited the ancient Mukteshwar Temples too. 'Om Namo Shivaye'

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Took some divine blessings

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And then it was time to taste some 'Raan of the Mountain Goat'...lolz

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which was to be slow cooked by Sameer himself to this wonderful stew. You just cannot get this taste with the stuff available in the plains.

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With great reluctance I bid adieu to this 'jannat' the next day

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Crossed the 11000 km mark on my way back at Rudrapur

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The trip finally closed at 646 kms. Back home safe and sound and solo was a experience in itself which words just can't describe.

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Cheers and keep the adventure spirit flowing...
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Nice Dheeraj Saab to read your solo experience. That's quite an adventure you have had for a solo ride. Must say you are lucky in that part of Himalayas but Idly surprised me.
Very happy to read your DIY posts as well. The detailed instructions that you have provided on wiring is really good stuff.

Keep riding and share the ride photos for me to drool
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#WorldRideDay - Short and Sweet 135kms early morning Ride

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Nice open roads. Newly built up towards Shamli, connecting to Karnal

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All's well

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Nearing 12k mark. Ridden less due to the new 'Himalayan' Goat...lolz

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Cheers...

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Another #1000 down

12k up
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Peace...
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Dhiraj Saheb. Truly enjoyed reading this entire post and series. I had the softail classic in mind to purchase but then i gravitated and purchased the Triumph Thunderbird LT(dual tone black and lava red). Why and how, for another day(read 6 month waiting and no dual tone colors for India) but I am encouraged to now play around with my big toy a little more and try some DIY stuff. Starting with few things like a gear indicator, Tach display etc soon. Thanks for the post and keep them coming.
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Smoggy Sunday Ride

Politicians need to wake up to the fact that the 'smog' is not limited to Delhi, but extends all the way upto Dehradun in West UP and Amritsar in Punjab

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Still one hell of a ride with the better half and 'voh'... Lolz

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Going strong, going healthy.

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I really appreciate your patience and will to travel long distances and that too alone. I am in the mid of booking to delivery period of my Harley Fat boy. I hope to get similar inspiration for doing such long trips.
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Dear Dhiraj Sir,

I am an avid follower of Team Bhp and much recently(about an year) became a member. Owning a Harley has been on my bucket list since 8th grade. My dreams never stretched above the sportster Series(especially the Iron 883) due to the financial part and because of the Impression I got about the bigger Harleys being impractical for a everyday Joe like me, from various literature I read about them. But reading your thread was a pleasure I cannot express.

I am a physician and I am 32 years of age, thats like a toddler in physician years. I cannot afford one for like, maybe, when i am about ready to kick the bucket. Thats a long long wait. For me a thread like yours, so detailed, so candidly written and so palpable with the passion i know you have for the bike and riding, it gives people like me, who read it 10-20% of the joy of actually owning one. Heck, i feel like if i ever get round to buying a Harley soft tail, i would buy the heritage just so i can be a member of your exclusive whats app group. Kudos and respect to you sir.

If this thread gets deleted by the mods, as I understand this msg adds no value to the discussion of your thread, I hope the message gets passed on to you. I would have rather PMed you this but being a newbie I do not have that privilege / know how.

Happy riding and cheers.

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A coat of wax and the bike's brand new as ever...

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The rear tyre is showing age and will need replacing soon.

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