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Old 11-01-2007, 07:29 AM   #1
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8000km in India - summer 2007

Hi everybody!!

I'm going to show you some pics of my travel in India this summer.

First of all, I need to find a bike. So, I went to Karol Bagh in Delhi.





I saw strange bike....



Then I found a mecanist. I will spend 3 days to make my bike :

he took old frame (1967)



after paint, 2 young men started the bike :





tools box was impossible to close, so he used rape.... I was scary for my white paint!!!!



but finally, it works...


front fork





now electrical system



handlebar and meters



engine



tank, light, seat...



I'm ready for a ride, let's go!!!!



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Old 11-01-2007, 07:52 AM   #2
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oh, this is gonna be good...

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Old 11-01-2007, 08:01 AM   #3
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u.s. bike builders ain't got sit on those guys!

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Old 11-01-2007, 08:25 AM   #4
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You gotta love the way they do things like that in India and in the developing world!! This is gonna be good

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Old 11-01-2007, 11:36 AM   #5
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Reminds me of Saigon in the late 60s. Had a 2-stroke Peugeot that was primarily held together with miracles. The local hole-in-the-wall shops could make a gearset out of tin cans. Didn't last a long time, but was cheap.
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:49 AM   #6
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:50 AM   #7
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it's beautiful!!! Really nice bike
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:06 PM   #8
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I saw strange bike....

Wow, what kind of bike is that truly? is it just decals on an everyday sportbike they have there?
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:07 PM   #9
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Good choice over the Busa
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:10 PM   #10
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Karol Bagh - Now thats just a stoen throw away.
I know nooks and corners of that place.

Good thing you did was get your bike made otherwise you could have ended up having a Not-so-good bike.


I remember seeing an white enfield about 3 months ago crossing the delhi - haryana border. Was that you? Were you travelling alone ??
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:13 PM   #11
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Wow, what kind of bike is that truly? is it just decals on an everyday sportbike they have there?
Its not a production / company made bike. This most probably is a Bajaj Pulsar 150/180 which has been fitted with fiber glass BUSA kit


It falls in the Not-so-good-bike category.

Enfield was the best choice. I always say, if in india, travel of an enfield bullet.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:17 PM   #12
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Wow, what kind of bike is that truly? is it just decals on an everyday sportbike they have there?
Thats a modded pulsar, about 1150ccs and 3 cylinders less than the real thing, wearing a body kit that will bring the top speed down to an even more modest 90kph. Fabricator seems to have got lost after the tank somewhere.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:26 PM   #13
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Wow, this looks like it's going to be a good ride report!

I have a question for you. Would you say they managed to put the bike together well? Were they rushed? Did they care about the Quality of what they put together?

I'm asking because the chinese bikes that are imported to Chile are put together starting from a much more advanced stage, and I have yet to hear of one that did not have a problem stemming from the fact that the people that put them together don't know their ass from their elbow, and couldn't care less about what they're doing. The warranty is rarely honoured in a way a gentleman such as you or I would understand.

It would be wonderful to show these pics to people back home, and say look: here's two guys starting from scratch, putting a bike together in a messy garage in a chaotic motorbike district, and yet they do it well.

Can I? Can I? Can I?

Cheers,

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Old 11-01-2007, 01:33 PM   #14
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i have to say i dont think i could ever sell a bike that i had wached being made for my trip! it would live in the house after!
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:01 PM   #15
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here's two guys starting from scratch, putting a bike together in a messy garage in a chaotic motorbike district, and yet they do it well.

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These guys took 3 days to assemble. The guys at most junkyards here will strip CARS to their component parts in an hour, and refit them where required in another - with a bare minimum of tools. Of course, some of these guys do this to stolen cars as well........

The story goes that that the Ferrari F1 team boss was really impressed watching them and realised they could save a significant amount of time in the pits, and after letting them practise a bit, got them together on a big Sunday as their surprise weapon.

Here's what happened:
3.6 sec = fuel and tyres + a lot of other unexplained activity
another 1.08 sec = chassis no. filed away, new one punched
Another 3.1 sec = car resprayed
another 1.9sec = car sold to Team McLaren .........

Thats why you dont see those chaps there any more......
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