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Old 10-27-2018, 08:25 AM   #1
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Dominar Polar Odyssey - Arctic to Antarctic ride

Lemme start by saying... WOW!

A couple of weeks ago I got to meet a trio of adventure travelers who took a rare day off their bikes to perform services at the shop where I work.

These adventure travelers are from India, on Indian motorcycles (Dominar) riding a 4 month, 50,000 kilometer, Artic to Antarctic ride. They average from 300 to 400 miles a day! For over 31,000 miles!

The Dominar is a single cylinder, 373cc fuel injected bike made by Bajaj (the same company who makes the KTM 390 models).

They flew their bikes to Anchorage where their adventure began.
One of the riders’ wife even flew in and met up with them for several thousand miles of two up riding. She was with them when they came in.

They rode in, parked out back and proceeded to dis-assemble their bikes to change their oil/filters, chains and tires. They had pre-arranged the tires at our shop with a phone call so we loaned them track stands and they did the work.
Once the wheels were removed our tech would put on the new rubber then they reinstalled the wheels.
The chains on these bikes are endless (no master link) so they needed to remove the swingarm to install the new replacement chain. They said it’s no big deal and adds about 20 minutes to the process.

As you can see by the provided links and a few photo’s I took these little 400cc class bikes are loaded for the distance.
Wish I'd have had more time to chat and get more pictures but I was, you know, working.

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Some links to the bike and their Odyssey…

The Bajaj page

The Bajaj motorcycle lineup


Some Youtube vids…

The Bikes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ullFdzyCMzA

The Odyssey
(part 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlyUvpQ56HY

The Odyssey
(part 2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMAL-6g41Ys

I’ll be looking forward to the ongoing adventure and upcoming parts…
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:15 PM   #2
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Old 10-27-2018, 08:36 PM   #3
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That's great! Best of luck to them!
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Old 10-28-2018, 07:28 AM   #4
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lots of bikes come stock with linkless chains, and they're typically replaced with a chain with a master link. I guess it's a good excuse to grease bearings.
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Cool, that's quite a long way around the USA...
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:09 AM   #7
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There missing the pacific coast ride..
Yeah, they have altered their route in a few occasions.
Including the side trip from Arizona up through Utah, Nevada and California.
Hopefully that will be covered in their next installment report.
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Old 10-29-2018, 09:00 PM   #8
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Cool I've met some amazing riders on the road and at Horizon's Unlimited you'll see lots of travellers.

Maintenance is always tough on the road it helps to know your bike inside and out.
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