Rajdooth

Little journey in to choosing a motorcycle, preparing for a long haul by myself, and the joy of getting her ready on the road for this incredible journey!

an old pic...

This sheila is too old for this ride…next..

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got her for this big trip, she’s so big and heavy, i could not even lift her, when she kissed the ground few times. I mean, this Yamaha Tenere, 660cc was awesome, but too big and powerful. moved on…

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She’s an old friend. I have taken her on few rides in India. I knew, she’s going to be troublesome…so, moved on!
IMG_4427found this sheila…Finally my search was over! picked her up from a cattle farm. not been looked after.

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Good clean, full service, rego, stripped apart, work began at Josh’s garage with minimal tools. I had a drill, Jigsaw and rivet gun. Of course, found a old door for bench top and nice atmosphere from Josh and Jill’s house in Preston.

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Custom built crash guard 2.0.  after several templates and time, finally found a design. built it, however it had other problems. Built another one with more refined…..3.0!
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Panniers built with recycled road signs and sikaflex automotive for vibration and S.S rivets. lots of hard work with jigsaw and r gun to figure out the best possible way of securing the panniers.

IMG_4643Finally the panniers were ready on a autumn day! Water right, solid and strong. I may be even float on them across darwin to Indonesia!…..(kids, don’t try this at home)

IMG_4704so, panniers were on, Fuel tanks or on…few test rides to feel the weight and balance…nearly there!

IMG_4951so, there she’s on the road!…..fully stripped and plastidipped, with sheep skin on to keep me warm…journey began!

IMG_4950IMG_4956Its not bad…comfortable you know!

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then, middle of somewhere – this happens. Panniers and other extra fittings fabricated by me, take the grunt and survived for another day!…well, journey continues….

4 thoughts on “Rajdooth”

  1. Good on ya mate. Keep the dream alive, give me a call when you get to Darwin i would like to shake your hand. Geoff.0447 944 930

  2. AR Ramesh says:

    Truly remarkable expedition. One in a million get to do stuff like this. With all your effort i hope you have a wonderful trip back home. Can’t wait to see you. Have fun. Wish you good health too.

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