One of the most satisfying chores of owning a bike, is servicing it and to tackle it you will need the proper tools to get you started. Most motorcycles come with a standard toolkit under the seat, the first thing you should do is take it out from under your seat and throw it away. Throwing the tool kit away serves two very important purposes- the first being saving weight, the second is saving you the headache of stripped bolts and broken bits. Continue reading Building a tool kit for your motorcycle
Someone once said “Education is important but lap times are importanter”, and I would totally agree, if you plan to make a career out of racing. For most of us it really doesn’t make a difference. Continue reading Lap times, lap dances and everything in between
There comes a time when you find your motorcycle limiting how much you can push yourself on a track and you decide it is time to upgrade and you buy yourself a bigger better motorcycle. However for our lesser mortals who spend a majority of our time wondering if our bank balance will ever get to see more than 3 or digit figures, new motorcycles aren’t exactly our piece of cake. Continue reading Getting Faster and why we are doing it wrong
Riding season is here and everyone we spoke to has either got Leh’d or is on the way to getting Leh’d
We thought this would be just about the right time to help you get prepped for your highway adventure. Our crew has tens of thousands of solo and group long distance miles under their belts. And it took a few tries to get it right but we think we have got it down to a science and here is what we have learned during our time on the open road.
1) Have a plan. We know, we may get a lot of hate for this but trust me when we say this, a long trip whether it is with a group or a solo ride needs to be meticulously planned. When you are covering huge distances in unfamiliar and remote territory, your idea of taking a path less taken…
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For track junkies there is no better protection than some smart looking race leathers but when you are in a country like India, they don’t come cheap. A set of the cheapest Alpinestars Race Leathers will set you back about Rs.75000/- or more. Most of us either end up importing our suits & leathers or end up using the cheaper options that come from across the border in Pakistan. Continue reading BBG Race Leathers – Review
I am a gear head and I also tend to be slightly paranoid while commuting on my motorcycle, mostly because the last 3 accidents I was involved in happened to be while I was stationary. In fact the last one ended up with me getting pinned under an SUV and dragged for about 10 feet. Needless to say I was always geared to the teeth and the most severe injury was a torn rotor cuff.
I know how to wring the throttle , I know how to break , I know how to release clutch and to shift gears,
And, most importantly, I know how to Honk
I am a Master Rider now…
Aaah , Now I got a Bike ( 50 to God knows how much ??? cc, Displacement doesn’t matter here coz all that matters is ME the Master Rider)
Let me check the Post Delivery Action list
1. Remove the rear view mirrors , ( or keep it in an angle that it shows my handsome face)
2. Get a helmet ( Else Cops will fine) and a helmet lock.
3. Paste / engrave some dangerous looking quote to rear mudguard.
Let’s go for a ride…
Oh, Police is not around, what a waste that I bought a costly 200 rs Helmet from roadside (PS: you know the screen guard which I put in my smartphone costs 900 rs). Now what to do with this helmet, I have heard that wearing helmet will lead to hair-loss ( Ooooh, it is worse than head-loss if I didn’t wear helmet)
Option -1 : Place it on the fuel tank – It will help to protect the Metal tank
Option -2 : If you have the mirrors still on, hang it around it ( will protect the glass, Glass is a delicate thing , you know ??)
Option -3 : Give it to the pillion so that he/ she can hold to this (I heard that helmet is a life saver, so in case they fall down due to the high speed that I drive , helmet will help them)
Option- 4 : Hang it using the helmet lock, in pillion hand rail or in Saree guard ( so that it can hang around and hit other vehicles who dare to come near my superfast machine )
I have decided to keep the helmet in tank, so that if cops appear all of a sudden I can wear it in a jiffy …
Now I ride, the way wind falls on my face … FEEL LIKE GOD…
Oh my smartphone is ringing, I have to pick up the call urgently. I feel around the pocket and find the phone and answer it while keeping one hand in throttle.
See , I am able to answer the call easily, coz I am not wearing Helmet. I am an Intelligent Master rider.
I am traveling in center line, I need to take that right turn. I adjust phone between ear and shoulder and start changing lines
What, you telling that I forgot to put indicators ??? Indicators are not needed man, I have horn, others will be anyway looking in awe at me the Master rider following each move taken by me. So I don’t bother with indicators… And anyway as they are looking at me what is the need to check those inferior mortals in me rear view mirrors ( that is why I removed it apart from adding street hero look to my bike)
I turn , I carve corner, I swing and sweep like a Japanese sword…
Did I see a bus coming in my way ??? or I crossed his way ????
The biker escaped from bus and continued his ride… He will be thinking how smart I am to escape from a bus…