Royal Enfield Himalayan: maintenance, hacks, chops, tips and mods thread

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  1. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    O.k. so there's like boat loads of posts in the Royal Enfield Himalayan thread and the Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners thread.

    Time to list the hacks chops tips and mods.

    The list is going to get lots of changes and updates and morph and re arranges as time goes on.
    There's plenty to list and gathering it all is time consuming so please be patient.
    If you've done it or have something to add chime in, your input is valuable and folks want to know. If you're reading this want to help build or maintain it let me know.

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/royal-enfield-himalayan-dealers-in-north-america-gpx-file.1292374/



    List of faster sizes and the tools to fit them !
    #5951


    Oil & filter change https://motohimalayan.wordpress.com/2018/10/11/vidange-moteur/

    Valve check and adjustment
    #3567 and https://motohimalayan.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/296/

    Idle speed adjustment
    https://motohimalayan.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/reglage-du-regime-de-ralenti/

    Brakes & Pads
    https://motohimalayan.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/un-frein-avant-plus-puissant/

    Replace your headlight bulb #4712 and #4713

    Reset your engine service reminder ( wrench icon ) #1221

    EVAP and Air Injection #6085


    How to re torque if an oil seep develops at the head https://motohimalayan.wordpress.com/2018/11/28/fuite-au-joint-de-culasse/

    Re route your carb vent line to cure a stutter at high speeds or in strong head winds #4868

    DIY Garmin mount plate #6315

    Cut down your windshield #5739 #5740

    Bend your mirror arms to improve the view #5420

    Super sick skid plate #5555


    Chain Oilers - and https://motohimalayan.wordpress.com/2018/07/08/montage-dun-graisseur-de-chaine-tutoro/

    License plate and light relocation mod #4470

    Under seat storage insert hack #1974

    Adding a powered accessory relay #3849

    An ignition switched relay controlled aux power system with SAE and BMW ports #6188

    Relocating the Ambient Temperature Sensor for more accurate readings mod #1518 and from France https://motohimalayan.wordpress.com/2018/03/02/mais-ou-est-la-sonde-de-temperature/

    12V Aux power outlets https://motohimalayan.wordpress.com/2018/10/28/montage-dune-prise-allume-cigare/


    USB charger

    Heated grips #4260

    Conspicuity lights https://motohimalayan.wordpress.com/2018/03/18/montage-de-feux-de-jour-a-leds/

    Aux lights

    Aux tank

    Gas cans & mounting http://www.royalenfieldlesite.fr/spip/spip.php?article621

    Pannier pucks for DIY & universal fit pannier mounting #4496

    DIY soft luggage plates ( now with instructions ) #1

    Probably the slickest tail rack to date #6180
    Matching street duty side racks #6181

    Cheap & easy ammo cans directly mounted #4487

    Adjust muffler to tuck it in under pannier racks with aftermarket panniers #4676
    This also shows the DIY pannier attachment hardware.

    DIY throttle tube cam

    Fuel transfer hose #3039

    Turn signal beeper

    Four way flasher

    brake light flasher

    ABS on/off switch #3001

    Headlight switch

    Fix a busted fuel pump connection #4621 thru #4627

    Adjustable suspension links #5772

    Grease your lower suspension linkage pivots

    Install grease fittings in your lower suspension linkage pivots

    The end of buttsweat - mesh seat over cover ( hijacked from another thread and way cool ) #1
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  2. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light Super Supporter

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    Is everyone paying full retail? Any dealers actually deal?
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  3. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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  4. Kiwiscoot

    Kiwiscoot Been here awhile

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    How about putting links to general technical procedures in this thread too, like oil change or valve clearance settings, etc.?
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  5. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Do-able.
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    kitkat Been here awhile

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    How to adjust muffler to tuck it in under the pannier racks, Post #4676

    This also shows the DIY pannier attachment hardware.
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  7. When I meet God

    When I meet God n00b

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  8. kitkat

    kitkat Been here awhile

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    If this stubby fits "under" the pannier it would solve the problem that I had,
    https://www.lextekproducts.com/XP10/for/ROYAL+ENFIELD/HIMALAYAN+410/2018#prettyPhoto

    I had to adjust the factory exhaust to tuck in behind the pannier. It works but it limited my pannier option to the medium size, because of where the bottom of the pannier lands with respect to the muffler. I have 1/4" clearance where they "intersect".
    [​IMG]
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    Bradster49 Been here awhile

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    Does anyone have experience with the lextek cans ? General quality ? Improved performance ?
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    RoaringTodd Been here awhile

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    Great thread
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  12. JerryH

    JerryH To Each Their Own

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    Here is another great place for information https://forum.classicmotorworks.com/index.php

    My local dealer is selling them for $5100 OTD. But that includes 10% sales tax. I went there today, with the possibility of buying one, but the white one I had my eye on had been sold. The dealer is expecting plenty more. This doesn't appear to be a bike dealers are going to scam people on, as there is very little demand for them at the moment. U.S. models DO NOT have ABS, but I wouldn't count on it staying that way forever.
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  13. AZ Mtn Girl

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    Has anyone lowered their Royal Enfield Himalayan? I am buying a 2019 and I really want to lower it a bit. I have found that Metisse makes lowering links for the Himalayan that will reduce the seat height by 40 mm. My husband would really like to hear of someone's real-life experience of installing them before we buy them though.
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  14. Eatmore Mudd

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    Removing and reinstalling the factory links to check the grease was easy peasy on the front porch with a couple of wrenches. Took me all of 15 minutes. I can't see how the Metisse links could be any different a job.
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  15. AZ Mtn Girl

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    Am lowering my bike (Metisse links ordered and on the way) so I'm going to need a shorter sidestand. Can't cut and weld it ourselves and I'm reluctant to take it to a local shop or welder. Anyone have any recommendations? How about any of the other Royal Enfield models - would a sidestand from one of them work and be shorter?
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  16. AZ Mtn Girl

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    Finally got the first 300 miles of break-in done. :clap Now we get to change oil, check valves, etc. Think we're good on all that. So here's my question - how do you make the little wrench symbol on the dash go away ? What's the magic voodoo spell ? :jjen
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  17. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Thanks for the heads up.
    Added Reset your engine service reminder ( wrench icon ) #1221
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  18. AZ Mtn Girl

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    Thanks !
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  19. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Didn't realize the info wasn't in the Index so thank YOU !

    BTW You put in the Matisse links yet ? Inquiring minds and all ( Hint hint ) :D
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  20. AZ Mtn Girl

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    The links just arrived today :D Gonna be very busy the next few days but my husband is planning to do them along with the all the 300 mile maintenance. For sure, I'll let you know how they fit and work. :-)
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