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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Anthiron, Sep 2, 2017.
Won't these stop you from using the steering lock?.
Is there a good good handlebar cross brace that works with the Bark Busters? I'd like to stiffen the bar assembly up a bit before big offroad trip.
Had a little ride out today and found i may have a problem. Am sure i remember that am meant to pull the clutch lever to enable me to start the bike. I can start mine without doing that. I've had a look at the plug and wires that has a micro switch attached. Cleaned up the switch with an electric cleaner but still the same. Where do the 3 wires go?. I can't start the bike whilst in gear with the side stand deployed but am sure the switch on the bars stops me from starting without the clutch pulled in.
I can't see it...??... starting a vehicle in neutral without a depressed clutch is 'normal'(however I had 'special' training so depress the clutch as a reflex on any vehicle)…I'll check my bike tomorrow(unless those west of GMT beat me to it) and let you know.
I just went out to the Entropy Lab to check. Side stand down, gearbox in neutral, clutch lever out, starts fine.
IN gear, clutch out ... no spinning from the engine room.
hope this helps
Welcome aboard. We're mostly a nice bunch of fellas except when you start an oil discussion.
Ahh;...!!...so no 'jerking forward/rearward' whilst in gear(sometimes a useful feature in 4X4's low gear when pulling tree stumps to tension steel cable in slippery conditions)...might miss this when the time comes to pull a GS upright/out of the sh*t...
P.S. yes I know 'battery'…it's a wishful thinking 'concept thing'
@Doctor T I hope you get your bike starting issue sorted. On the KLR there is a semi-adjustable clutch bypass screw under the left handlebar control that few people know about. There is a screw and an adjustment, maybe 2mm back and forth movement in total. Maybe ours has this? You just unscrew it, and move the movable part one way or other and try to start it, screw it down when it does. . I've only done it once, so cannot recall.
To answer your question about using the steering lock with the steering stops now "rubberized" the official answer is ... I don't know, I didn't think to try. All of this is conjecture until I get my new screen (and oil filter ) from India. It may be different? Cut different? a slightly different mold from different years? I honestly rarely use the steering lock. Guess I should.
My bike is in a fenced, locked yard under a covered awning "car port" type thing, under a cover. My cat likes to sleep under there on her piece of foam, and she doesn't take kindly to...well, people, other animals, other cats, amoebas, helminths, single celled organisms...really any living thing.
I'll try it and let you know.
Gotta love cats... er, I guess...
Went down to the local dealership at "test sat" the Himalayan. Fits nice. Only a matter of time I think. We'll see. I like the blue. Nice dash too.
if anyone still wants a headlight and/or an instrument panel bracket, I still have some left.
Both brackets are made of 5 mm thick aluminium and anodized to matt black. All fixing hardware is included and no changes to the triple clamp or frame is required.
Instrument panel bracket and hardware is 50€. Shipping to UK and EU is 11.20€, to USA is 14.95€.
Headlight bracket and hardware is 55€. Shipping to UK and EU is 16.90€, to USA is 21.50€.
Shipping both brackets together to UK and EU is 16.90€, to USA is 21.50€..
For EU individuals, VAT is added to the price of the brackets.
If these brackets are of interest, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I don't think you have a problem, except if you are able to start the bike in gear without pulling in the clutch. This is dangerous and can wreck the starter motor.
Normal to not be able to start bike in gear with the starter without pulling in the clutch. Only able to start bike in gear when doing a bump start.
Normal to be able to start bike when not in gear and not pulling in the clutch, this is able on/off sidestand or centre-stand.
So bottom line...you only need to pull in the clutch when using the electric start with the bike in gear, which sorts of makes for common sense.
Welcome to the Himma club. You will get lots of enjoyment out of your new ride. Love the views.
Swaped my whole clutch lever assembly out not long after getting the bike. Do not like clutch assemblys that have a single pinch bolt... just means you either have to break it or take eerything off (grip/switchgear) to remove/relpce it.
Realised the three wire switch is the same as Kawasaki use on a ton of there bikes so picked up a really nice assembly of a ERF6/ER6N (2012 - 2016), as it had a mirror mount, for penuts of fleabay.
Personally I find the overall action of the lever far better/more feel/smoother than stock.
Anyway enought selling the swap... long story short i have a spare Kawasaki swicth if you would like it just in case yours has an intermitant fault
Sidestand switch has been my only problem to date but now I just pull off the rubber and fill with dialetric grease every few months, or after heavy rain/puddle jumping
Drop me a pm and will send it.
Bit of Blue and white there!
Thanks for the welcome. As far as oil goes we only use Extra Virgin Olive Oil here in Greece so I won't get into that discussion
I have seen some comments and information on different luggage solutions in this thread and I wanted to contribute with some more info.
Motea in Germany has a lot of luggage options at extremely good prices. Add the discount code EXTRA25 (changes over time) at checkout to get an extra 25%. Shipping to Greece was cheap (€9 each time for me) and very fast. They use DHL.
Here is one example:
✨ Crashbar Bag for Royal Enfield Himalayan Bagtecs K5 Set for engine guard in black ✔ buy here (motea.com)
If you bought them you have good taste ! IMO
And the Smell ? anything like Castor Oil ?
Thanks for the comments. So what is the point or what is this plug with 3 wires meant to do?. On my Tiger 1050 unless the clutch was pulled in the bike wouldn't start.
I used to run a long wheel base 4x4 Mitsubishi Shogun, on pure veg oil. Ran lovely, only problem it smelt like a fish and chip shop.