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Old 03-26-2012, 10:44 AM   #346
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Liked the Whole Log and Pictures.

There are 'N' Number of Roads in India which are just heaven to drive ( leave the chaotic Town or City Roads )

I would have not advised at any day taking a Royal Enfield for this Tour. It gives Problem time and again, and on a whole, upsets the Touring Spree.

Anyways, Hope you enjoyed everything here.

Would love to provide the Hospitality when you visit next.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:06 AM   #347
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Reminds me of SEA

Great report! Thanks for sharing and all the pictures. It reminds me A LOT of my trip through Vietnam on a Honda (not really) Bonus 125... Had that thing repaired every single freakin day of the ride. Even had to do a complete rebuild in Dalat Luckily I met several Bonus masters along the way. In Vietnam they didn't drink as much
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:52 AM   #348
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Stumbled upon this being an arm chair adventure dreaming of my next great adventure.

Thanks for sharing!! It made me go back through my photos last night and remember my time in that far away land.
Great thread about India! I experienced many of the same highs and lows on my trip to India spent time in Rajastan and Jammu (jammu was for an indian wedding).

I know my wife and I had 2 days during our trip we holed up in our hotel because of the outside world was just so stange and demanding that it took a toll on our nerves. The tourist area's are full of people like those at smart motors from our experience and once we got away from the main attractions and tried to fit in more with the local customs it made our trip better - example taking rickshaw vs. a/c cabs..

I wrote up a review on expoportal awhile back but it is like many other you read on the country.

again thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:06 AM   #349
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Saw the reference on "First Steppe Mongolia" and had to check it out! Another wild ride with the crew from Utah!
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:56 PM   #350
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Originally Posted by Blader54 View Post
Saw the reference on "First Steppe Mongolia" and had to check it out! Another wild ride with the crew from Utah!
Same here. You guys are hardcore! Awesome report and photos. It is hard to get the feeling across how out of one's element a body can feel in a place like that. The story and photos from behind a computer screen are great, but coupled with that 'out there' component, it is truly a great adventure.

Great stuff, and I'll be reading your other RRs fo sho.

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Old 01-10-2013, 01:31 AM   #351
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Excellent RR but sorry about getting a pos pair of bikes unscrupulous people
in Delhi very famous for that kind of swindling also the bullet is known by the local's
as a very high maintenance bike breaks down every other day it was a little easier for
you guys with wrenching skills .......Delhi, esp Mumbai, Chennai etc beware of scamster's,
pickpockets and various other scoundrels
Drink Up Me Hearties
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:00 AM   #352
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Next year I'm planning to ride an enfield from India to my home, here in Belgium, and I got invited by someone in India who told me that I had to come to him, he knows people around there and knows where to get "good" enfields, like the police has.
We're going there this year. Would you mind disclosing the contact data of the person you mentioned? Or: does anyone here have good experiences with a Delhi shop (which?)?
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:28 PM   #353
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Awesome report.... Great pictures.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:12 PM   #354
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This tiny little place was HANDS DOWN the best (and the least expensive!!) meal we had on the entire journey! You just never know where you'll stumble across something like this.
Let me guess what you ate - any combination of Dal Makhni (tasty dark brown lental), Potatoes & Cauliflower vegitable (in a slight yellow colour), Cheese with green peas, Cheese with Spinach, and yogurt with chappaties.

Since I am hungry now, my mouth is watering
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:27 PM   #355
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Finished the entire ride report in two days. Awesome. Loved every bit. It was like I was stuck to it and gasping for more action.

Thank you taking the time and sharing your experience with all of us.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:45 AM   #356
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Got off work, went to ride reports, clicked on this link, and there goes about 4 hours. Its been a great 4 hours.

Thanks for the awesome read!
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:44 PM   #357
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Started reading your report at work this morning and finished it tonight.
Wow, what an adventure.
Thanks for posting
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:26 AM   #358
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This excellent RR...

... helped me a lot getting a feel for what to expect next year. Luckily I have a few months as opposed to your few weeks to do more or less the same trip. So I'll rather buy than rent a bike, and after your experience with the old REs I think I'll look into these newer Japanese-Indian bikes.
BTW, while backpacking in 2002/03 I rented an Enfield for a day just to ride from Udaipur to Chittogarh and back. I had no problems on these well-paved 200km, but I wondered if the RE is good for anything beyond riding from one of Goa's beaches to the next, trying to impress the European girls.
Thanks for the write-up, I really enjoyed reading the whole thing!
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:08 AM   #359
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I was talking to someone that lives near me about trading my XT225 for his RE. The RE is worth more on paper than the XT. He talked me out of it though. He shared all of the RE's shortcoming with me and said he thought the XT225 was a better street bike than the RE was.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:40 AM   #360
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Hats off to the girls!

I would never thought of considering exfoliant as an essential minimalist packing necessity on a moto trip to India.
Good work Ladies!
Now the eyebrow tweezers for those emergency roadside repairs...I would have got that.
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