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Riding Gear and Protection / Safest Helmets List
« Last post by gsubrama on September 13, 2019, 08:40:59 AM »
Tested and rated by UK's helmet testing agency https://sharp.dft.gov.uk/helmets/?manufacturer=All&type=1&min-rating=5
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Solo Rides / Solo ride to Kasargod
« Last post by Abhijitt Murugan on August 13, 2019, 07:48:43 PM »
At times just to escape reality I prefer riding solo and this has to be one of the best things I have done and I must say my GS310 just stood upto the occasion!
400 KMS one way in under 6 hours it was a marathon ride but there were no hiccups thanks to this beast.
I happened to travel via coorg(this was before the floods) and it was an amazing experience.










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I bought BMW 310 GS on 15th Aug 2018 from Kun Motors Chennai, in June i faced the Self start problem, while checking with BMW Motorrad Bangalore they confirmed that the fault is with Battery, and they are having issue with Battery replacement in Bangalore, since I took delivery from Chennai. I took the bike all the way to Chennai and Kun Motors replaced the part on 8th July 2019, They are surprised why Bangalore dealer send me all the way to Chennai since the BMW support is across India (riding 350 Km on a defective Bike).

I see more than 20 riders have reported battery issues in my group. I request BMW Motorrad to find a permanent fix to avoid such issues in coming days.

Lets Report all our experiences related to Battery drain, Alternator fail, Starter Motor issues here for the record.
1. What you have gone through as a breakdown in the middle of a highway, city etc.? 
2. What was done as the 1st step of action?
3. How did you troubleshoot the situation?
4. What action sorted out the problem ?
Please help fellow riders to bring situation in control with your experiences and actions shared here. It would be a BIG HELP  :)


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Riding Gear and Protection / Re: Riding Gear - Low Cost Setup
« Last post by Vivekblr on August 09, 2019, 08:17:25 AM »
Also please buy fluorescent/reflective coat if your jacket is dark on color. It helps especially while riding on the night
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Riding Gear and Protection / Riding Gear - Low Cost Setup
« Last post by gsubrama on August 08, 2019, 09:38:13 PM »
Helmet - LS2, MT, HJC (approx. 6000)
Summer Gloves - Aspida Phaeton, Rynox Shield Pro (approx 3000)
Boots - Royal Enfield Huntsman (4500)
Jacket - Moto tech/Rynox/Solace/Aspida mesh jackets (6000)
Jeans
Knee Armour from Mototech/royal Enfield/scoyco (1500)

Things to watch -
Jacket:
  • Level 2 armour for shoulder, elbow, back. You may have to buy back armour separately (1000)
  • Choose mesh jacket with rain and cold liners to maximise value for money


Gloves
  • palm must be leather to protect from abrasion
  • knuckles must have plastic guards
  • Comfortable fit. But not loose

Shoe
  • Hard inserts in toe, heel, ankle
  • leather only
  • prefer non-lace so it won't get stuck in bike during emergency

Helmet
  • Full face is best
  • Double D ring fastening is best
  • should be tight when bought without pressure points
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General Discussion / Re: Club Stickers
« Last post by ShajuFX on August 04, 2019, 04:45:07 PM »
We need volunteers from other cities to take care of the collection and distribution of stickers. Please contact admin@bmwrci.com for your city. Anything more than 50 can be shipped to you, thereby sharing it within your city or circle of riders.

We are giving 2 stickers per head from the 1st day. One for your bike and one for your helmet. A 20 rider group will need 40 stickers likewise.
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General Discussion / Re: Insurance!
« Last post by flyingmachine on August 01, 2019, 09:26:06 PM »
Did some fishing around for insurance and here is what I found:
Currently ICICI seems to be the only insurance company that is cashless through out the BMW network. I could be wrong, but guys from other cities do give us your inputs. I did get a quote from BMW Mumbai, but it seems to be quite high, and does not include a few critical covers.
Since this bike is model is still within a year of its launch, companies like Acko and Bajaj do not have this bike listed on their websites.

I did get three quotes to compare between, but given the premium amount, declared IDV and basic add ons like zero depreciation, return to invoice, and engine cover United India Insurance seemed to be the most reasonable one. I ended up paying Rs 6200 for an IDV of Rs 330,000 with all these covers. To keep in mind, I did have a claim this year so I could not avail the no claim bonus. However, they DO NOT HAVE a CASHLESS setup with BMW yet and I do not have any experience with them, but I do hear they seem to be a popular choice among the Versys riding community in Bangalore.

Got it through an agent, recommended by the Versys group. Please quote that you are BMW RCI members for a good quote. I have attached his contact details below.

Hopefully we don't have to make a claim this year and life is peaceful : )






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Group Rides / Re: Bangalore : Panchapalli Dam (27.7.19)
« Last post by ShajuFX on July 29, 2019, 10:37:58 AM »
An excellent Group Ride completed with 14 Riders.
Bangalore to Denkanikottai, excellent Breakfast there.
Continued to Panchapalli Dam, enjoyed the dry bed of the dam, photo sessions, bit of trails around Dam.
Continued towards Bettamugilalam route. Totally narrow and frequent hair pins, a 100% off-road track with rocks and sand.
Entered forest area, passed elephant watch spot, back to Denkanikottai and towards Bangalore.

Total Distance covered = Around 225 kms
Total Riding time = 6 to 7 hours



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Group Rides / Bangalore : August Ride to Devarayana Durga hill
« Last post by gsubrama on July 28, 2019, 01:32:34 PM »
Meeting point: Just after Bangalore-Nelamangala toll (don't go into service lane)
Meeting time: 6:15AM
Breakfast:
https://goo.gl/maps/uPqcyf1vJPvF7erL7
Destination: Fort View point
Devarayanadurga, Karnataka 572140
https://goo.gl/maps/UUSGtAgAPMBo63wd7

If time permits we can also hit Irakasandra lake.


Pic copyright Ducati Owners Club, Bangalore
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Group Rides / Re: Bangalore : Upcoming group ride to Panchapalli Dam
« Last post by jayeshgeorge on July 26, 2019, 11:29:22 AM »
I can join in....let me know the meeting point. How are the roads ? hope its good....
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