arc welding repair on motorbike rack - royal enfield bullet (india)

Arc welding repair on my motorcycle rack (India)

Luggage racks on Royal Enfield Bullet motorbike have the tendency to crack and break frequently, due to weak brackets, poor design and vibrations.­

This guy fixed my cracked brackets in a small village in Sikkim.­

He is arc welding with no protection of any kind, not even welding glasses, which is quite common in poorer areas that only have the bear minimum supplies and equipment.­ Of course he did an excellent job, and charged me the normal price for the repair (a couple of dollars).­

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Damthang-Rabongla Road, Ravangla, Sikkim 737139, India

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­