Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners Thread

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

  1. Kiwi59

    Kiwi59 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Completely Agree with other comments. The Himma runs very lean so more fuel helps. Should not be left for long periods running stationary.
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  2. Kiwithl

    Kiwithl Been here awhile

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    What's the trick to get the male blades out of an electrical connection? Specifically the ignition switch connection about 6-8 inches from the switch. They don't want to push back or pull through.
    A previous owner has wired into the red/black(grey?) side to power the driving/spot lights. And I see the red/black insulation is cracked so I want to replace the wire.
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    Tried to remove ignition switch prior to dismantling steering and triple clamps. Succeeded in rounding off my allen key without the bolt budging!
    If I can get the blades out of the connector I can try removing the ignition switch from the top triple clamp when it's off the bike, when I can see it right way up not upside down against the light with my glasses falling off... Or maybe I can replace the wire without removing the switch?
  3. MitchMan

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    Does anyone use a Gold Plug magnetic drain plug in their Himalayan? If so which is the right size to go for?

    MitchMan
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  4. Kiwithl

    Kiwithl Been here awhile

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    Got the front end dismantled to the stage of loosening the fork top nuts prior to removing forks. Found out my fork top nuts are 22mm not 24mm as per manual and my socket set.
    Off to the shop to buy a 22mm socket. Luckily no lockdown here. (Probably should be. Over 15000 new infections per day. 4 months ago was 30ish per day. No vaccines in sight except sinovac from china.)
    No 22mm socket in stock so got a spanner. Spanner on nut, ready to use some muscle and turns without effort! 70nm must be tighter than that. In fact the fork top nuts were the easiest and loosest of the whole job so far, apart from the finger tight top triple clamp nut.
    Glad I'm doing it myself so when it all goes back together I'll know it's tight.
    Tomorrow I'll find out how tight the fork clamp bolts are...
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  5. Dool

    Dool Been here awhile Supporter

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    Could be like this, needs the Tang depressed to get it out, fancy tools are available , some times thin Jewelers screwdrivers will do it.
    Ignition switch has bolts that snap the stop theives?

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  6. Dool

    Dool Been here awhile Supporter

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    or use liquid insulation, nail varnish?
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  7. Dool

    Dool Been here awhile Supporter

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    They put plenty of glue on those ones. or they did on mine at least. Helps to work them back and forth like the reverse of cutting a Thread.
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  8. johnny42

    johnny42 Been here awhile

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    I fashioned a thin "probe" out of a plastic milk container with scissors. Other plastics could work too. Keep cutting it thinner and thinner until it slips in by the wire and depresses the "barb" or "tang". Then gently pull the wire out.

    Keep a bit of pull tension on the wire as you slip the probe in. You'll know you've released it when the wire pulls out.
  9. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG Supporter

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    Good tip
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  10. Hondapaul

    Hondapaul Been here awhile

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    I always carry a Leatherman Micra with me and, strangely enough, the little thin flat screwdriver blade is the most used as it's the perfect size to pop the tang with
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  11. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Hold fucking fast Supporter

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    After ordering something less than $20 of parts, this arrived in the mail today.

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    I think they are upside down in our relationship, thus far ;)
  12. CaptainTrips

    CaptainTrips Long timer

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    Ooh, nice. I look forward to receiving mine!
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  13. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG Supporter

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    I think I have you covered.
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  14. Kiwithl

    Kiwithl Been here awhile

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    Aw, gee, Mr Dool, Sir. I wasn't really trying to steal the motorcycle. Honest.

    I think the hex and bolt are still ok. Just the allen key's not.
    Decided to always look on the bright side of life. Can get another allen key easier than fixing a broken bolt...
    Thanks for the photo of the tang. Now I know what I'm dealing with.
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  15. Scottyhumbucker

    Scottyhumbucker Been here awhile

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    100 % normal
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  16. Dool

    Dool Been here awhile Supporter

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    31RWHP
    29.9 ft lbs Torque.
    Standard Head 477cc kit Tec Cam.

    Not Too Shabby !
    Check out the Charts.
  17. ToasTje

    ToasTje Been here awhile

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    What charts?
    I assume it's with a powertronic or something similar as well?
  18. slownold

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    Certainly not on mine, and I've had it out a couple of times. Just normal bolts, and they weren't overly tight. The only trick is to make sure the steering lock works when re-installing it, the first time, it was slightly out of position (there's built in slop) and the pin wouldn't drop into the hole (or however it works). Mine's a carby model, maybe the later ones are different.
  19. Kiwi59

    Kiwi59 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I hope I get one as well, spent enough with them.
  20. Kiwi59

    Kiwi59 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Nice tool set.:lol2