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Old 16th July 2010, 10:19   #1
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Default Illugal Betta OTR Saturday 17th July

Prmd the Front & Rear bumper is all steel & hence the chrome kind of look. I am sure Telescopic Mags & Discover STT 31 * 10.5 will look good, but know that they are not required, also learn't Wider tires are not best for offroading but taller & deflated are better (according to research by Dr Mohan).

Yes its Krishna & Happy Wheels who are yet to confirm, for now the line up is as below:

Confirmed:

hiShiv White Gypsy ST
Nishant Trax Girkha HT
hiSunil Trax Gurkha ST

Tentative:
Krishna RedGypsy
Happy Wheels maroon Safari

We meet at Kanakapura Metro @ 5:30 AM ( I really mean GMT+5.5Hours and not IST)
have Bfast in kanakapura, do some birding near lakes, take the route towards Sangam, Later take a diversion for Ikkigul Betta, Enjoy the ponds, climb the tractor/jeep track, visit the temple on top, have (our packed) Lunch en-route our descend, Stop at the Other temple after decent for rest/break & head back to Bangalore, reach by 3:00 or 3 :30

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Old 16th July 2010, 16:43   #2
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Nishant Trax Gurkha HT
This is not some obscure Gurkha, but a very familiar one to BHPians.
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Why is the red gypsy being towed / or towing the Gurkha with the tow strap attached to it's rear shackles?
He obviously does not have a tow-hook. Not that I support towing with the rear shackles.
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He obviously does not have a tow-hook. Not that I support towing with the rear shackles.
I figured that out einstein!

@ sunil: What happened to that flimsy tow hook normally provided on the gypsies?
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He obviously does not have a tow-hook. Not that I support towing with the rear shackles.
My gypsy has Tow hook. Problem was the tow rope was very lengthy and gurkha could not reverse any further. So we decided to double it. now the width of the tow hook in gypsy was not enough to double it. So we attached it to the rear shackles.

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My gypsy has Tow hook. Problem was the tow rope was very lengthy and gurkha could not reverse any further. So we decided to double it. now the width of the tow hook in gypsy was not enough to double it. So we attached it to the rear shackles.
That's why i always keep one large sized shackle with me (5 ton rated). The tow strap goes through it and can be used to double it.
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Posting pics from Sunils Picasa album.

Me trying to clear the obstacle.

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but landup sitting on the newly fitted transfer case gaurd.

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Gurkha pulling out gypsy.

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Gurkha trying to swim.

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Gets stuck.

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one more try.

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Water water every were.

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Tow rope on its way.

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waiting to be pullled out.

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Gurkha pulling out Gurkha

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After coming out of the slush. Sunil doesnt give up, he again gives another try and clears it easily

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Gypsy clears with ease.

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To be continued....

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Hi Krishna,

Did Ajay take some Video? if so please ask him to post the same.

Nishanth Drives his Gurkha like gliding his palm over the surface, feeling all the traction & reflexes, very cool, got learn the tricks.

This being my First OTR with the Gurkha, I will sure cherish the same.
Appreciate, comments & feedback from co offroaders that will help me improvise.

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More pics From Nishi here: Picasa Web Albums - Nishanth - OTR-17-Jul-2010

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These two are actually a pair. They were the two very first new generation Gurkha's (BS3) that were delivered.

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