Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners Thread

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

  1. Beemerboff

    Beemerboff Long timer

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    Just wicking in some Toulene, or Laquer thinners, into the cracks might give you a seal, works with most rigid plastics.
  2. byteofthecherry

    byteofthecherry Been here awhile

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    Tends to cloud round the crack…however as most clusters are full of condensation…no real difference
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  3. CaptainTrips

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    I would try a self-adhesive clear plastic sheet such as used on phones or tablets or on window glass to make it shatter-proof -- if the objective is to make it watertight and not worry about the visual aspect of the crack.
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  4. Scottyhumbucker

    Scottyhumbucker Been here awhile

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    Mine has made a resonant knock noise on acceleration from day one. The noise is noted by multiple u toobers riding these bikes. Sounds like marbles in the exhaust. I ignore it. These bikes are quirky.
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  5. Clonkex

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    This is my tactic with most quirks of my Himi :D
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  6. jcw64

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    I have tried wicking with dichloromethane. Works fine for joining perspex. The problem is perhaps stress in the moulded lens material (polycarbonate?) Actually made it worse by wicking with solvent, as the hairline crack has now sheared and look unsightly. Didn't help that I put slight pressure on the lens to allow the solvent in! I may end up doing a full-blown refabrication of the dial lens and heat-forming a flat disc of polycarbonate to match the curved profile. Maybe I can 'unweld' the lens from the cluster fascia with enough solvent. Another fun project on the way!
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  7. Kiwi59

    Kiwi59 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Good call!
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  8. Kiwi59

    Kiwi59 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I want a copy of the book when it comes out please. :-)
  9. CaptainTrips

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    I almost had a spare for you. RE replaced my instrument pod under warranty last year because they used a 2018 pod on my 2019 model that lacked the ABS warning light. They shipped more than 60 bikes like this to CA. There must be some of these floating around somewhere.
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  10. Doctor T

    Doctor T Gruppy old git

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    Sounds like the best bet, John.
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  11. Dool

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    Probably Destroyed them Like they were told to!
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  12. jcw64

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    Coming home tonight. A classic manoeuvre that I'd been expecting one day, but never thought so obviously. The guy in the BMW (left) went berserk, shouting at me when I used my horn. In his defence, the Ferrari driver (right) was the real loser, since he caught up with the BMW and slowed to stay parallel with it. He thought it would be fun to then close the gap by an inch or two. The funny thing is, that on this exact stretch of [Hammersmith] flyover last year, I had a Ferrari swerve to the middle, specifically because he heard 'something' about to overtake him and couldn't handle it. Then he waved to apologise when I glared at him. It's reminded me of a job interview I had recently, where I was asked, 'How do you deal with hierarchy?' I love riding a motorcycle. I get to raise my finger and laugh like a pirate sometimes. I didn't say that in the interview, by the way.

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  13. Kiwi59

    Kiwi59 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Glad I do not have put up with that crap. Keep safe over there!!:photog
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  14. CaptainTrips

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    Oh. My. God...
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  15. dcoop

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    So happy I don't have to deal with Ferrari drivers where I live.

    Subarus, on the other hand . . .
  16. CaptainTrips

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    Spent the past couple of days getting ready to check the valve clearances on my Explorer. All I can say is, I love my Himalayan even more now. :-)

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  17. CaptainTrips

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    As I Subaru owner, I have to say that I represent that remark. ;-)
  18. byteofthecherry

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    Many…many…many years ago, I always found that a size 7 motocross steel toecap boot planted firmly into the centre of the driver's door(before disappearing into the traffic...the golden rule...'forward observation'...:-)) most probably taught a valuable lesson(in my day primarily Jaguar/early BMW 2002's/Mini Cooper/Lotus Cortinas)
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    piloting underpowered vehicles teaches a great deal.
  20. jcw64

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    On a more positive note, I saw this today in the city. The tank was hand painted, which was disappointing, but the owner has made it their own, that's for sure. What do you call this look? Rat bike? I must admit, I'm toying with the idea of removing the upper, front mudguard on mine. To me, it makes the Hima look even more utilitarian and dirt-bike looking. It's the only piece of the bike that's there purely for aesthetics and it's starting to get to me.

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