Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Anthiron, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. cwadej

    cwadej Keeper of the truth

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    No pictures, it was a year ago. I'm thinking all the types with the rigid panel in the middle will be similar, depends on that center panel and bag. I went with Giant Loop Coyote, while also large in that area it can packed to allow it to seem smaller at the top, and carries everything I need for a few days, on the Himalayan or Tiger.
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  2. CaptainTrips

    CaptainTrips Long timer

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    Well, there is Vancouver WA as a fallback. :D
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  3. Crankster.aus

    Crankster.aus n00b

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    Did you get a response to your question? I also own those panniers and about to order the RE pannier rails.
  4. Gary K

    Gary K Adventurer

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    I found one of my problems: I didn't know that inner tube in Spanish is cámara de aire. Michelin doesn't seem to make a UHD tube for a 17" tire, but there is a Bridgestone that is out of stock: https://www.motoblouz.es/camara-de-aire-bridgestone-120-90-dr-17-tr-4-76972-v.html.
  5. Kiwi59

    Kiwi59 Been here awhile Supporter

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    That is what happened to my old original battery. Good thing with a carb bike could bump start it. If it had not started I would not have got the bike back up the drive. lasted about 13 months and was bike was used on a regular basis.:1drink
  6. Kiwi59

    Kiwi59 Been here awhile Supporter

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    got
    I agree after your dyno results more to come. Just wish Tec would starting selling there cam.:clap
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  7. sqeeezy

    sqeeezy Been here awhile

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    I stopped my EFI bike using the sidestand method and forget to turn off the ignition while I had a meal. Battery too flat to turn starter motor but started with a push ok.
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  8. AlbySA

    AlbySA Adventurer

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    Yes quite right, I don't know why I overlooked that as a indicator that it was the battery.
  9. byteofthecherry

    byteofthecherry Been here awhile

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    Better still eliminate the air injection system...makes things much easier all round.

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  10. ScottFree

    ScottFree Long timer

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    I like breathing, so for now it stays.
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  11. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Hold fucking fast Supporter

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    i mount my Mosko R80 half on the pillion and half on the rear rack. Works well for me.
  12. windmills

    windmills Gnearly Adventurer

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    Hello All.
    New owner here, although I'm not sure I deserve it... having a heck of a time of it for >300miles :baldy
    No fault of the bike, which I think is great... just what I wanted, as I think someone here described it, a big old friendly puppy of a bike.

    I don't want to bore you all by venting with my first post in this forum, so I won't do that....
    but I do need to ask some advice. Help an eejit out please!

    Has anyone else struggled to get the rear wheel in?
    (I had a puncture, but managed to limp the 2 miles home ok)
    Can anyone let me in to the secret of getting everything lined up to get the axle in? I have tried, but I just can't seem to get all my ducks lined up.

    *handing my man-card in* :dirtdog

    Thanks!
  13. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG Supporter

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    A big discussion on this a few pages back. Supporting the wheel with a ratchet strap over the rear of the bike was my big take away.
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  14. byteofthecherry

    byteofthecherry Been here awhile

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    See my post 25183 & 25186...15 min...tops...'job jobbed' :-)
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  15. Kiwithl

    Kiwithl Been here awhile

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    Wow! Excellent photo. I thought I'd just persevere and put up with the stock set up until it failed. Now I'm not so sure... Same with evap. Ain't broke - don't fix. Given me more food for thought with that photo. Delete all unnecessary bullcrap = much cleaner looking, easier maintenance and possibly better running = more fun?
  16. Kiwithl

    Kiwithl Been here awhile

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    Although I too like breathing...
  17. Doctor T

    Doctor T Gruppy old git

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    I hope they do as i have one fitted.

    As with any mechanical maintenance do not rush because this is when things go wrong. If you haven't done the procedure before. Sit down with a cup of Tea or Coffee No Beer, take lots of pictures of the area on your phone that you are going to work on. Read the manual. If everyone tells you it's only a 10 minute job and you take 2 hours, who cares. You've learnt a new skill that you can keep in your little grey cells. Next time it may only take 1.5 hours. Once finished it's now time to praise yourself and grab a tin of your favourite cold stuff.
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  18. VeryBumpy

    VeryBumpy Been here awhile

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    Is it true the USA FI version has some sort of choke used for starting?
  19. johnny42

    johnny42 Been here awhile

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    Wait till your tank is lowish with fuel. Makes it easier to remove and replace without all that added weight.
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  20. CaptainTrips

    CaptainTrips Long timer

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    Yes, but it is really just a fast idle lever that you have to hold open.