Letter of Appreciation from French Traveler

Patrick – The French traveler was in the Yoga class at Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. As I was leaving for Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, he requested to join. I reached Allahabad day before the start of Maha Kumbh Mela, and he reached the next day early in the morning and lost his luggage at the Maha Kumbh venue. Anyhow, I helped as much as I could and he reached safely to New Delhi.

The above letter is sent by him appreciating India and its people.

Thank You Patrick. Love you.

Welcome to India…

Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark Swing Arm Bush Replacement

I have a habit of visiting Royal Enfield Service Centers on an average once in a month or sometimes twice to meet head mechanic to check whether all is OK with the motorbike or not. This time I was at Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.

After driving for few km head mechanic suggested – You should change the Swing Arm Bush. They are old now and in not proper condition that is why there is wobbling while driving and if you do not change wobbling will increase further.

Ok – said I.

After few days I again visited Friends Enfield house (Vicky bike zone), Koyal Ghati, Haridwar Road, Rishikesh – The service center and requested the owner of the center to test the bike whether all is OK or not.

Again the reply was same to change the bush as there is wobbling while driving. And he also suggested to change the brake shoes.

What if I do not change the bush for long time? – I question.

It will slowly-slowly damage your motorbike chain sprocket teeth and maybe while driving chain will break if wobbling is too much.

Ok – said I.

And I requested him to change both – Swing Arm Bush as well as Brake Shoes.

(Older damaged Swing Arm Bush and the brand-new ones shown in the picture)

While replacement I question: Why is there a difference in older damaged Swing Arm Bush and the brand-new ones?

He said: Older ones or the ones that is with brand-new motorcycles are with plastics but trust I am replacing the best for you.

During the replacement he also suggested replacing Rear Brake Shoes Cam as it is worn now.

Ok – said I.

The cost:

Swing Arm Bush: Rs. 145

(also known as Rear Jhula Bush)

Rear Brake Shoes: Rs. 260

Rear Brake Shoes Cam: Rs. 94

Labour Charges: Rs. 300

Grand Total: Rs. 799/-

And Rs. 700 I paid plus Rs. 50 to wielder for fixing Bush. Total Rs. 750/-

But what the best about Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark motorbike is:

It is more than 3 years 6 months old, more than 28,000 km driven and it was the first Swing Arm Bush and Rear Brake Shoes Cam replacement.

Rear Brake Shoes I have replaced earlier too.

I am happy now as wobbling is no more there while driving. Hope the cost is OK. Thank you – said I.

Aloo Tikki Chaat

This photo was taken at Maamchand Tikki Wale, Chowk Fawara, Kakkar Ganj, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

60 years old shop. I paid Rs. 50/- for two plates of Aloo Tikki Chaat. Delicious it was.

Daal Ghati, Bachhelikhal

During Devprayag to Rishikesh journey by Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark motorbike a friend enhance my knowledge by saying – This is Daal Ghati famous for growing Daal (pulses), Ginger, and Haldi (turmeric).

He also said Chamrara Devi temple is nearby.