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Gupshup / DOCB Gupshup meet September 23, 2018!!
« on: September 17, 2018, 08:33:13 PM »
Hi DOCBians,

We will be meeting at Chai Patty on 23rd Sep 2018 Saturday morning 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

All our DOCB members are welcome to join in for GupShup meeting, This is the occasions where we get to know and interact with our fellow members. It is highly recommended for all new members join this Gupshup meet and catch up on things happening in DOCB.

Meetup and Tee/CAP distribution location: 772, 2nd Floor, 100 Feet Road, Above Royal Enfield Showroom, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038


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Expenses for breakfast ~ (TBU)🙂

Meetup Time: 8.30 AM till 12.00 PM 23rd Sep 2018

See you there!

DOCB Admin Team

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General Discussion / ISI Helmets MisUnderstood ?
« on: August 09, 2018, 10:39:41 AM »
Warm Greetings Everyone!!!

I was just reading through some discussions and social media updates over the need for an "ISI Helmet" to be made mandatory, a few things i read were not only shocking but very odd to say the least! Before we get into the details of things around the standardisation, Indian helmet companies misusing their powers etc,etc. lets spend some time understanding "what is" and "what isn't" ?

NOTE: This discussion is specific to Helmets only and is more about my understanding and opinion against the standards.

Helmets:

We all know what this is, the colourful crown that differentiates a Biker and for some its an expression of what the Rider's emotions are! but, take all of that out of the picture and it is just another Protective gear that is made mandatory by the government considering the growing number of Road Accidents and also a means to hide your face from the traffic cameras so that they get only your Number Plates. LOL

Anyways, every Country/Continent that feels that they are good at talking crap, come up with something called "Standards", be it the US of A, the European Union hell even the world has standards called "ISO" then why not us? I mean "We are INDIANS" and we ain't gonna back off right? even-though our standards called the "ISI" is the same as the abbreviation "our neighbour" uses for their secret services! but, who cares?

Fun Facts ->

  • Any Country can create their own process to allow labels/Standards as long as they match or have something in common with the Global Standards. - This helps Foreign Trade. 
  • You Don't Need to Prove your product quality to the Government on a regular basis, All you need is a "Certificate" for one product and you are good for the next 50 years. There is no one who will walk though your door to test the quality as no Standardisation body has a mechanism/Method to check it.
Now, you could always say "ECE 22.05" is the GOLD Standard but, that's for Europe and their Road Conditions. They did not survey our Bangalore potholes or the EC Flyover or get stuck in Silk Board suffocating in the heat nor did they ride through the dusty Metro Construction Sites. HELL! most of them don't even complain of Hair-fall! (They are definitely not good examples for us!!!)

Coming to Helmet Standards:

If you go through the details of each of the standards set be it DOT/SNELL/ECE or ISI. These are only guidelines as to what needs to be put in as a minimum in order to attain these Certificates.

Categorisation of the Requirements are Based on:

  • Rigid Outer Shell
  • Impact Absorbing Liner
  • Comfort/Fit Padding
  • Face Shield 
  • Additional Face Protection
  • Retention System

Now all of these items only help you understand the shape, material and construction and an expectation on how to provide a degree of protection from injury in the event of an accident provided the helmet is fastened.

In Short, you are at the mercy of the product you own and what your pockets let you afford! People have lost their lives with Studds so has been the case with an AGV Corsar. The blame is not on the Material used, its the way He/She crashed. There is no respect in dying from a head injury even if it was "Shoei" because u still died!

My views are blunt on Helmets:
Fundamentally, if you can come up with a reason why you're riding with a helmet even you think is substandard, I can say with great confidence that you should not be riding a two-wheeler. My helmets don't cross 3 years, Crash or No-Crash, good or bad. My Helmet served its purpose and its time to go!!

So Instead of comparing and wasting time! lets just concentrate on the Road and try to miss those barricades! The Sticker on the helmet aint going to do much there.

Lastly: study and carefully choose the brands you trust. Wear their products because you believe they haven't cut corners. Be hard to please in this regard - there is no such thing as too good a helmet for your head.

If you feel the helmet is substandard, ISI or not. Don't buy it and share the word! People will oppose the brand and the brand will up the standards.

Be Safe! Ride Safe! #ATGATT

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Test Ride Review:

I got a chance to check the bike out and here is my opinion on the bike.

Looks: Amazing paint quality, colourful graphics. has a weird looking grab rail. comprehensive dashboard.

Ride Feel:

Spit Fire pickup
Low end power is pretty good and tourqy to say the least.
ride height is pretty descent
seating is more on the aggressive side
comes with assist and slipper clutch that makes for lighter clutch action and faster gear changes

overall a spit fire bike, did not get a chance to rip at higher rpm's.

Definitely a good buy!


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General Discussion / Tata Nano is no More!
« on: July 11, 2018, 05:10:22 PM »
What started as one man's dreamdid become an achievement years later.  The time, the effort and that undying sense of achievement that in 2008, took the world by storm! is no more.

Yes,  it's true! Tata Motors has stopped production of the people's car! The 4 wheeler that gave so many families a chance to rekindle dreams is now just another page is the automotive history of this value-conscious country, that only looks at value for money. More is never the merrier. The hard work and effort of hundreds is now going to be called a failure! This is sad but a learning for all automotive giants, we are Middle class ruled economy, everybody wants more!

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Good Bye Nano!

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Ride, Rider stories & Travelogues / She is almost a year old!!
« on: July 10, 2018, 02:07:35 PM »
It feels like yesterday that, I saw a TVC from Bajaj saying they have  a 400 cc offering and the first advertisement just swept me off my feet. It was love at first sight, it was just one of those things that tingle your palms for that Adrenaline rush, that hidden craze because these were just dreams that I could not afford.

It definitely wasn't as classy as it seems atleast for me. I was this golden eyed kid staring at the bike looking at me everyday I passed by the showroom on my classic saying "Do you think you are good enough for me?". Well, nevertheless I muscled up the courage to walk-in to the showroom and take a closer look at her and the rest just slipped through me! Its almost a year. She celebrates her birthday on the 19th of July! and man is she amazing !!!!

Here are some glimpses of my time with this amazing beauty! The Dominar 400, My "Harley Quinn" !!!!


Its gonna be lengthy, I hope I don't bore you. I thought, why not take you through my Journey  :P

Chapter 1: How it Happened!

It was a freakishly sweaty Saturday Morning at Chennai, just up from bed for my early morning dose of Youtube and WAM!! the Dominar Ad was on my face. I had the whole weekend to myself and there was obviously the need to get my Classic to the garage for an oil Change. So, I decided to lift my otherwise super lazy rear to the Garage and get her ready for the week ahead.

I don't know what got into me, I decided to walk up to the Bajaj Showroom about a 100mts from the Garage and there she was! Sleek, staring at the Street outside and a Donkey just making her scream for no reason! (lol, no Dirty feelings. I am still talking about the Dominar)

I walk-in, a warm greeting from an unknown Stranger.

Stranger: Hello Sir! How can I help you.
Me: Just Window shopping Sir, I wanted to check this bike out. ( trying to control my emotions!)

Stranger: My name is Mithun, I can show you the bike and also help you with a Test Ride. Let me know if you are interested.

Me: (Inside) BC, Ru serious! get that bike! lets see what it can do! Enough of your Ads troubling my Youtube time!!!

(Reality) Sure Mithun  ;D ;D

(Ain't I an As****e)

So, it happens. I get the bike. Pull the Dominar out for a test ride. (My first test ride for any bike till date) I start the engine (not impressed), I raise the throttle (doesn't sound like the Advertisement), alrite then! lets see what it can do!

I start and the rest is History!

I still make sure I meet Mithun (Currently with KTM) everytime I am in Chennai. This guy introduced me to something I had not felt before. The courtesy, the simplicity of Mithun just blew me away however, he was also the guy who gave me the bad news. No Black coloured Dominar on sale yet! Buggar !!!!

Chapter 2: The Predicament :(


I have always been a fan of Black, I have never thought of a Machine in another Color, a heart breaking thought at the back of my mind in every meeting that I attend at work. What do i do ? Should I go for it? Should I wait? Should I break my Dream Run? I was lost, confused. I wanted to own the Dominar no matter what.

Life had other ideas though, Mom fell Sick, I had to run back to Bangalore. Quit my job. I am now sitting at home, trying to find another job. Listening to the constant chatter of "Why are you not going to Work!" tough times it lasted for a few Months but Determination was all I had. :( :(

Chapter 3: The Good News. :)

Out of the Blue, an unexpected call for an Interview and Guess what I am employed again!! and the next thing, I called Khivraj at Hoodi,


Me: Hello, DO you have a Dominar in Black.
Assosciate: Not yet Sir, We are expecting the Color to come out in July!

( All hell breaks loose! The Dream rekindled! My first 400cc Bike (eventhough, its 373cc my mom wouldn't know, or would she ??? she still thinks I own a Pulsar though)

Me: Ok, I will see you at 3PM, Just confirm te Delivery Dates.
Associate: Sure

Chapter 4: My Fate is Sealed!


I walk-in, pay the leftover part of my savings. Give the Documents, One more test ride on the Dominar and 3 weeks later. I had her.


Like a wave, she came roaring out of the basement parking with shining Pilot lights, still wrapped in her first covers, shining! A Matt Black Dominar. I had it! I bought it! the emotions still in my eyes! the happiness. M bundle of Joy! right there! WOW!!!! the sense of acheivement! Something mind blowing!

I dont know if I would ever feel this way about another bike again but, this was just for the better days to come. I heard the blah blah from the delivery dude and as soon as the Key hit my palm, its GAME TIME!!!

From that day (July 19th, 2018), the way I look at biking has entirely changed. The sense of touring has changed, the passion for biking and adventure is more than ever before. Every Km I Travel, every trip i complete means more than it ever did before.


I found a new me! more than everything, I found a new brotherhood. A Family that I will always cherish. Yes, its DOCB. When I joined the group, I was another Squid that was probably just an unruly mess of speed and power. I tuned myself, I learnt alot, a supportive forum of fun, knowledge and people of all age groups!.


I can never thank Bajaj enough for giving me this Bike and Tushar bhai for what he has done to mould the group to what it is today, not to forget the Admins who are the backbone of this community and every single individual who have been so suportive to make one's dream become a reality!

A heartfelt Thank you to you all! Thank you for accepting me and my Harley Quinn to your family.

I am forever in debt. She will be a year old in a few days and already over 20K on the odo. Looking forward to some more memorable rides and loads of foolishness from me!


Untill next time! Take care Gentlemen. You are all Amazing and special.

GodSpeed!


Just reliving the memories in enough to put me in tears! it's no doubt a machine but, its a machine that gave me a family I never thought I would have. Once again, Thank you!

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Gadget Reviews / Re: BTS2
« on: July 08, 2018, 06:39:29 AM »
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Same here would like to know if it really connects with other brand intercoms . Coz wat I know is only the same brands connect with each other and won't connect to other model intercoms.
No it doesn't connect. I tried again, only Rohit can answer now if he was able to connect BTS2 and E6, that would be much a relief for me as I have both.

KK


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Bhai BTS2 connects with E6 and I have friends who connect BTS2 with Sena also over universal pairing.

It works

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Gadget Reviews / Re: BTS2
« on: July 08, 2018, 06:37:33 AM »
Hi,

Yes it connects, it takes along time to pair first but it does.

I connected with a friend named Junaid (also from DoCb) during the Rameshwaram ride and we are normally paired for other rides also.

It works bhai, and e6 I have tried connection gb to my Sena 10s it works and also to the 10c it works there as well. 

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Gadget Reviews / Re: BTS2
« on: July 05, 2018, 11:04:19 AM »
I would say this is the best intercom kit for a beginner.

If you are not big on group touring and listening to music and calls over bluetooth when you are riding is your thing then, this one is for you.

Easy to use, very functional, budget buy and user friendly. Also connects to Sena, E6, V6 and any other 6 that is there in the market  ;) ;) 

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DC Bhai,

Do share the final Iternary and the estimate or the final expenses with may be things like petrol bunks and places you stayed or would recommend post your trip.

It will surely help first timers getting Leh'd ! (just a thought)

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Trusted Petrol Pumps in Bangalore / 24 hour Bunks in Bangalore
« on: July 05, 2018, 10:52:59 AM »
Here is a list f Petrol bunks around the city that will help you in case you run out of fuel:

These bunks are some of the best bunks around but, keep your eyes open :p

  • Indian Oil ( Bommasandra and Begur) - Below EC Flyover
  • HP - Tin Factory Bus Stop
  • HP - Marathalli towards HAL
  • HP - Murgeshpalya
  • Essar and Shell near Oil Mill Road
  • Shell and Indian Oil - Bellandur
  • Shell - Sankey Tank Road

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I am planning to buy a set of full gauntlet gloves from Shima. They look very good. Only grouch is the ₹7500 price tag. Anyone who is using please provide some info as to whether is it worth it?

Shima is a good and upcoming brand, I did try those gloves in one of the recent meetups from Gear n Ride.

My opinion:

The leather is not that great however, the knuckle protectors and sliders look promising.

If your budget is around 7k, you have alot of full glauntlet options from Aspida, BBG, Alpine Star, Rynox, TBG and so on.


Check out a few more stores before deciding.

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Hey Shreyas!

Thank you for the info. According to the ARAI rule book a manufacturer cannot force you to use an engine oil of a brand however, they can recommend one for best use. 

In the manual page 23, there is mention of the recommended oil from bajaj for warranty benefits however, there is no saying if you cannot use anything else.

I personally feel this should be challenged with the authorities and this is just like one of those ponzi schemes to make money for the company, I have paid my dues and I want to use what I am comfortable with n not what someone suggests!

Also, I am under the impression that bajaj had not officially announced anything and this is with the service centre to decide. Write an email to bajaj, challenge this in court.  Don't let it go.

We have too many people struggling cos all of us are taking these things at our own linience.

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Hello Bhai,

The header is the name of the shop.  I don't know if it would be right for me to change the name of their shop.  ;)

They do alignment work as well, it's generally outsourced but you can leave your bike/car their and they will get it done.

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Dominar TVC / Dominar HyperTours 2018-19
« on: July 04, 2018, 09:06:14 AM »
Get You plans ready ! This year is filed with surprises and miles to be covered before hanging the jacket off one last time.








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Which Pants ? Tips on buying a good Pants / Re: Rynox Advento
« on: July 04, 2018, 08:52:33 AM »
True Bhai,

I looked at other options as well prior to picking this one. Including a Leather pant with Armour from BBG. ( It kinda made my stuff look ugly and the leather needed time to break-in :p)

My alternate option have always been the Riding Jeans from RE. They are pretty good however, I doubt they will bare the brunt from a fall off a Dominar.

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