Saturday, 8 November 2008

Head Shot



Hello dear readers,
howz life been so far, pretty good eh?!! So is mine[:)] but we all know more is never enough, especially when it comes to tinkering ur bike[:p] (am trying to hide the visible set of projections on mah head). Well before ur eager ears get to hear how I messed up in the process(as I aslways do, just like any other great scientist the world admires most!), and finally triumphed over the typical indian standards to come out with a state of the art(n Cool of course!) utility mod, I need to share few other things about my life in past couple of months...well being a biker doesn't mean he'll be in his leathers all the time. duh!!
Lemme tell you, when am not me, am a software professional. ya ya...not even a typical 9 to 5 job. You must be having some idea about the global economic meltdown n how badly all industries are hit, same with my industry too!! Am lucky that I got to work on projets which keeps me on my toes, unlike my few other friends who are bored of being bored and are yet being paid...lol.(it's not that bad though if u prefer such a lifestyle!) With job comes responsibilties, expectations, stress n frustration and at the end satisfaction, provided u faced the previous things honestly, enthusiastically and of course smartly!!![Try to read between the lines, else ask someone who's been in the industry for a while[;)] ] Journey from the first day till today was kinda tupsy turvy, learned a lot many things, which while being a student I never understood! hmm....enough I said about my work life(as it has taken 110% of my time for past few months), now lets get back to business, Biking!!!! this blog finally got a breath of fresh air, or for the more gear head kinds, this article is like watching the sunrise on the chrome tank!! oh yeah...
So being busy shouldn't be an excuse for not being active!! Office does demand a lot, but I can't deny the late night rides I owe it!!! Each one was worth a story, cause I never miss to enjoy the rides!
So the last thing(biggest mistake, DO NOT TRY ON YOUR BIKE kinds) that I did was upgraded my front tyres to a 100/90 18 zapper. Indeed it looks cool, but to have a mud flap to cover it took me 3 months and 3 grands:( , but anyways all is well that ends well:)! Then I got inspired by Punisher(a chopper from Walz Hardcore Cycle) and I wanted that mean look, and upon that I was alread a die hard fan of Buell XB9S, so ??? So went ahead and removed the sexy silver cbz front head assembly and went for a black, small, bright n ultra cool head light. Which looked somethin like this..
Go ahead.....u r allowed to drool for a while...... :)
Ok now come back, u'll get more of such moments in this blog. So..., this was the look of my steed for a while, when this one day, I was driving a bit too fast(I don't usually do that), I came across a pothole or u could say a T-Rex footprint. Damn, my front mud flap cracked. It was so irritating, when every mod seems to work fine, something comes outta blue and gives u a sour taste! It sucks! am sorry for being filthy in that last couple of lines, but I really felt that way and am sure u wud feel the same if it had happened to ur bike. But challenges are part of life:p, n a true biker fights back and so did I:) I asked a mech to design a mud flap to suit the bike, and finally I got one!!! It's a imported one and hence quite strong(unlike typical JC road stuff) and well designed one. But he made the colour scheme as black with silver touch ups. Which am not much impressed with, so planning to make it silver with black touch ups. Am sure it wud look cool. But the dawg(dude) charged me two grands for the whole affair:( and upon that he burnt the filament of my ultra cool light:( :( I wasn't sure whether I could get it fixed & I already had plans for a powerful beam for highway rides, so I asked him to enquire about it. And I too did a search online and found this gorgeous piece:D

I thought as if it's OEM accessory of Ducati beast(hope u know what it is). Damn, I want it soooo badly!!! U know what?!! next day was saturday and I wasn't that busy for a change, so there's hardly anything left to guess. I went to JC road, but got dissapointed immediately as I couldn't find this cool hella piece, nor any such thing:( but then, one guy from Royal Motors made few phone calls and asked me to wait........it was killling me as I already know patience is definately not one of my virtues. hmmm.....I checked out few accessories, had a chat with a R15 owner who was checking out exhaust cans for his steed..Then the guy at the shop counter asked me to take a look at something......n this is wot he showed....

Gawwwsh......couldn't believe that i found it. It wasn't a pair of Hella though, but projection lamps aren't that common yet, even from a chinese or malaysian vendor. Few more pics as I unpacked it...

Tomorrow I've got an appointment from a pro welder, who can clamp it up!! Soon I'll upload the pics of my bike with these projection lamps in place.....till then be hungry:p
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