Where to find farkles in India

Discussion in 'Asia' started by AlienMotorcycleMama, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. AlienMotorcycleMama

    AlienMotorcycleMama Adventurer

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    OK. This is directed at the India riders out there.

    My Yamaha (almost a) Fazer (150cc) is finally mine (at least, it's not my landlady's any more) and after having ridden just about every inch of Goa, I'm ready to explore the rest of the country. But, with such a small bike and long distances, I'm looking for a sheepskin seat cover and throttle lock. (Not rocker. One of the ones that locks down.)

    I tried looking at the Royal Enfield rally in Goa in November and nada.

    India Bike Week was a waste of time (a rally that doesn't OPEN until 4:30 p.m.?!?!) and what few local shops there are in Goa don't have anything.

    So, since I'll be in Kolkata for a few days on my way to Bangladesh, I'm wondering if anyone knows if there's ANY place there that sells this type of stuff. And for those of you who aren't here, it's almost impossible to even find bungie cords in Goa. (And maybe Goa's different, but I'm not holding my breath.)

    So, aside from amazon.in (which las the throttle locks but I'm not sure which to buy without trying them), any suggestions?

    Thanks!
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  2. Shivanshu

    Shivanshu Been here awhile

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    Hello Mama,

    Great to hear that you did cover the whole of Goa on your Fazer. Dont worry in India, when you travel interstate you will realise the small bikes are the best rather than having a big bike.

    A sheepskin for seat would be hard to find, you will have to get it made on order. Also you can try visiting the local market, where they make customized seat foam and see what they have to offer.

    About throttle lock, if you are in Kolkatta, then you can try calling from this link and see if they have anything you need - https://www.justdial.com/Kolkata/Motorcycle-Accessory-Dealers/nct-10329700

    Best bet would be amazon, and before buying you can ask the reseller if its suitable or not for your bike. And tell them that if it doesnt fit then you will return. I have never tried throttle lock myself or would have been able to advice which one to buy.

    Cheers
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  3. AlienMotorcycleMama

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    Shivanshu:

    First, sorry about the delay in replying. I was exploring south Goa for a few days, then got a huge writing assignment from my boss in America when I returned. :-(

    Thanks for encouraging me on the choice of bike. As an American rider, I'm used to big bikes and was somewhat concerned but do like the bike and it's good to know it will work.

    I hadn't thought about the local market for the sheepskin. That's a great idea, and I'll head either to Mapusa or Panjim in the next week. Thanks for the idea.

    And I'll try the folks in Kolkata and if it doesn't work, be really careful about the conditions I set on Amazon.

    Thanks again, and I'd love to meet you as I begin exploring India beyond Goa!
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  4. Shivanshu

    Shivanshu Been here awhile

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    I understand Mam, we had a conversation before this also regarding big bikes. And I am happy that you are riding around Goa and exploring the places. Good to get used to the machine. When you plan to come up to Northern side of India, do let me know if possible would love to meet you or may be plan a ride in hills. Till then feel free to ask anything or even if you need anything from this part of the country.

    Take Care.
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