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Feedback from the top of the world.

Post by mukund » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:01 am

Hey guys,

bike has done many rides and is doing great.

after 300km in and out of the city, did a running in ride to waynad with boys from the blr rd350 club and this time rdd style after some hair splitting moments for Ron where i had kept the bike below 4k rpm :(

that ride of total 600km done, time to get the bike to the himalaya

300km to madras then by train lugged the bike to jammu. Riding from then to udhampur to srinagr to kargil to the zozilla pass at 13000ft to leh to khardungla to nubra valley to khardungla some 18000ft to leh again.

since i'm mechanically challenged it has been a scary thing to open the carbs and drop the needle

after khardungla up and down twice, i knew i had to drop it as the bike was running very rich. Thanks to Mr. Nair who has experience in this, got the needle dropped 2notches.

today the bike ran a lot better and did the chang-la pass the third highest pass with ease

thanks ron and rdd for all the help. Hope this post gets thru

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Re: Feedback from the top of the world.

Post by SunMysore » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:39 am

Fantastic Stuff. ALl the best mukund saar!

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Re: Feedback from the top of the world.

Post by crazydiablo » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:34 am

Ron, this is a first for RDD! We should have a party to celebrate when muks is back.

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Re: Feedback from the top of the world.

Post by chinoy » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:05 am

LOL we both know this is not a first for RDD but sure we will have a party when muks gets back.

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Re: Feedback from the top of the world.

Post by crazydiablo » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:24 pm

Yeah i know its been RDD guys have been to Leh and back probably 10 years ago. Well Muks taking it to Leh is another thing altogether.

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Re: Feedback from the top of the world.

Post by Prd » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:08 pm

Now Leh is officially the 'highest' road in the world! lol!! :D
Seems like this is the year for a lot RDD boys and girls to be climbing up to Leh. There're a couple of husband/wife contingents also landing up soon, I suppose. Eh, CrazyD!? :lol:

We absolutely have to throw ole Muks' and Captain a really big party once they're back safe and sound. Three cheers to the boys!

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Re: Feedback from the top of the world.

Post by mukund » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:51 am

Hey Guys,

we are finally done with riding around the high mountain passes. Our two Rds have been thru the khardungla, the tanglanla, the changla and many other passes above 15000ft. There is another pass called the marasmik-la which is at 19000+ and is the actual highest motorable road and this road is yet to be managed by the efficient border roads (bro) folks. Besides it is sine 60+kms of dirt road with lots of stones etc so that one is for the next ride around here

the route we have done so far ... Jammu - udampur - Srinagar -kargil - Leh - khardungla - nubra valley - khardungla - leh - changla - leh - tanglangla - moray plains - pang - sarchu - baralachala - darcha - zingzing bar - patsio - jispa - keylong - rohtang - kullu

the bike is doing great and si far necessity is teaching me to go up and down the needles on carbs as the altitute changes. But even with the carb set for rich in blr, ran up the khardungla and back. That shows how much the rdd cdi did for me in the ride. Only cause mileage came ti around 11, i decided to meddle with the carbs as there are stretches of 350km without bunks and carrying gas is the only way around. Otherwise the cdi would have handled it anyways.

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Re: Feedback from the top of the world.

Post by chinoy » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:23 pm

Your driving in places without roads, most of your ride is done in 1st and 2nd gear at these elevations. Your at 15000+ ft and your complaining about a mileage off 11.
Under these circumstances if you got it to give you 15 by changing the needle slot that is indeed amazing.

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Re: Feedback from the top of the world.

Post by mukund » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:11 am

Hey Ron, thanks to the cdi and blessings only the bike made it all the way... I got mileage of 18 riding full throttle from udampur to srinagar. Only after the altitude cross 11k did the mileage start dropping as the bike was running rich.

now i'm very happy the bike and all the blessings , after i have gone down one clip and the altitude has dropped, the mileage has come to around 15. Thanks for all the time you spent supervising the bike at various stages before this ride. Not for you and rdd i bet this ride would never have happened for me

cheers

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Re: Feedback from the top of the world.

Post by chinoy » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:03 am

Not bad for a budget build. On old fixed up liners.
Now forget all that and come home soon baba. We miss you.

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