Nothing like that. Some mod work is on, Already have to remove 10 fasteners to check fit. Do not want to remove 10 + another 40 odd, which is a PITA. No matter what the condition, the gauge stays pasted to 3 bars on the display (normal)
The GPS map did not show any MAJOR road going around the city and I was not in the mood to take the only one which seemed to do that (on the east) and discover that it was as full of traffic, only 30 km longer. I took a path straight through the centre of town, on the eastern border of Hussain Sagar.
Grub done with, it was now decision time. I'd been riding for close to 18 hrs and could either call it a day and go to a hotel for some rest, or keep moving. If going via Nagpur, I had about 1300 km to cover, take it as about 18hrs of ridng, or about 22 hrs before I hit the pillow on my bed, inclusive of meals and the inevitable catnaps which I knew I would need once really tired. If turning into Maharashtra from Adilabad or thereabouts, I would cut at least 400 km off the distance, but it would still take another 16 - 18 hrs, as I knew the rural roads could be pretty iffy and I'd probably be averaging only 40 kph till I hit the main roads where I could again pick up speed. Both ways, a 12 hour hotel halt would mean that I'd reach home in the morning, no earlier than 8am at the earliest - and I had to be at work in the evening.
The hotel stop obviously was a luxury that was not worth it.
North of Hyderabad, the road was again a fast dual carriageway for about an hour and a half, then progress slowed down as construction activity led to numerous diversions for the next 60 km or so. No off road excursions, but the road was narrow and traffic had to keep switching from one side to the other. Finally, I decided to scrap the plan to carry on till Nagpur, and turned towards Maharashtra from Nirmal.