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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Anthiron, Sep 2, 2017.
Get yourselves some fezzes and you’ll have your own little Shriners group....
Do a ride report!
I think we need a Hima rally and ride the thing.
In case anyone was wondering who the OEM supplier is for the panniers and racks;
Himalayan motorcycle display team.
A buddy had panniers from those folks on his Chicom bike. They’ve survived a lot.
I just ordered the 40L top box to match my panniers. Now to weld up some reinforcements to the rear rack.
Could it be listed as a 350/500 classic part?
Came across this last night ... custom paint job ...
A well argued, balanced review with frankly wonderful production values. Certainly some footage in there that would make for wonderful stills !
Certainly shows what the Himalayan is capable of ...
Each to their own on the paint scheme.
Reminiscent of the V85TT
Anyone have any experience painting their tank? I have the black coloured bike and the tank is starting to get little scratches here and there, thought I might use some "plasti-dip" on it, if it doesn't look too good I can always peel it off then.
Finished fitting my new Tag X5 bars today. Exactly the same height and sweep at the ends of the grips, but with a shallower rise, the grips are more 'inverted' for a true motocross feel.
I almost gave up the will to live fitting the hand guards though. I had to use a different pair of brackets, filing and cutting numerous angles to get everything to meet up. The tolerance between them fitting and never going to fit was literally a few mm. On top of all this, I needed to pay attention to the 'full lock' aspect. I'm glad to say that I can still engage the steering lock.
It was definitely worth all the trouble. I remember with the stock bars you could pull down on the end of the bars and see it flex. The same pressure exerted with the new bars compresses the front forks instead.
Here's a before and after, and a shot of the 2 pairs of bars on the ground:
Have you considered Raptor paint? Could be a good look for the Himma! Olive Green or Gunmetal would be my choice.
Maybe you're already aware, but if not, most anything that comes out of a spray can is solvent based. Gasoline is an excellent solvent. This means that rattle can paints will not hold up to gas drips or spills very well at all. For decent fuel resistance you'll need a two part catalyzed paint. Unless you have a spray setup, the best option will be a 2K paint as they can be purchased in single use cans like regular rattle can paints, but are in fact catalyzed paints. Other spray cans can give decent looking results, but don't expect them to hold up, or look good for too long....
Also be aware that catalyzed paints contain isocyanates. Bad, bad stuff. Proper ventilation and reparatory protection is a MUST.
New Russell seat, tushy is happy.
Feet down at stops is more awkward.
excellent vid....a Marmite bike....wonder if that's an expression that works over the pond?
All I'll say is that I love Marmite.