While we were originally hoping that part 2 of this trip was going to be the last one, the Pakistani consulate personnel messed up our plan. While waiting more than two weeks for some answer regarding the visa application (positive or negative) we were also trying to find some shipping alternative. Unfortunately, all quotes we were getting were higher than the cost of the motorbike.
But one day, as we were riding in Delhi, suddenly the clutch cable broke. This was the last one, being replaced in Vietnam (later I discovered the clutch lever had some bushing problem that was causing premature metal fatigue). So, after pushing the bike for some time, I reached a bike shop. I learned they were in the business of restoring and selling abroad vintage vehicles such as Piaggio Vespa and Royan Enfield. So they hooked me up with their shipper, who gave us a really good deal on the price, not that good on the duration: 25+ days Delhi to Bandar Abbas, Iran.
Soon after, some unexpected issues came up in Los Angeles that determined me to take a vacation break to deal with them. The plan is to regroup with Laura in Shiraz, Iran, in about 10 days and then go to Bandar Abbas to pick up the bike after she arrives.
To conclude our Indian endeavor, I am posting this funny but accurate PowerPoint slide I just got in the mail. Enjoy!