Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners Thread

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

  1. little ackman

    little ackman Been here awhile

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    I can only get a big toe down on either side, and that's with wearing thick soled boots. I preferred to get used to riding the bike the way it is as I would hate to lose any cornering clearance. I should also mention that I am 70 with a destroyed left knee. Getting a new one in 2 weeks, so will not be able to ride for a while, but the point is, just get used to the height. It is not necessary to have your feet flat on the floor. Just need to exercise more care when stopping and starting. Also practice persuading the bike back onto its feet after it gets tired. This tends to happen a lot when you are a short arse.
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  2. Owain-ap-Dewi

    Owain-ap-Dewi Adventurer

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    The flange actually already has a slight curve to it, but that seems common. PSG don't do exhaust studs, I meant stainless engine casing bolts.
  3. byteofthecherry

    byteofthecherry Been here awhile

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    Fit a new copper 'crush washer'...not essential, just the way I do it and pull down a couple of alternating turns each side until you feel it crush and the plate seats firmly and is even, use a standard L or T shaped Allen key… you don't need massive amounts of force…it's a feel thing...regarding the washers…spring one goes on first so against the head of the bolt followed by the plain washer...let the bike run or go for a short ride...after it cools just check for 'snug tightness'
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  4. CaptainTrips

    CaptainTrips Long timer

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    Me too. I found a cheap LED H4 replacement bulb.
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  5. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Hold fucking fast Supporter

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    I’m running a Chicom LED headlamp … cheap, and has held up well so far.
  6. Dool

    Dool Been here awhile Supporter

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    Silastic the same stuff the Plumbers use, copper washer is left in situ. Tight enough that it doesent move.
  7. excollier

    excollier n00b

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    I like this.....

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  8. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG Supporter

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    Reminds me of 60's motocrossers.
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  9. Doctor T

    Doctor T Gruppy old git

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    Like the idea of using the tank guard as a pannier frame. You can just see it on the other side of the exhaust.
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  10. toslow

    toslow Been here awhile

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    Got a question on putting a booster plug on a 2021 all the bikes Ive seen so far in the US look like they are basically 2020 sold as 2021 the 2021's on the internet show the they have the navigation gauge and the cat on the exhaust is on the down pipe instead on the bottom and some other differences Booster plug says their plug won't work on the 2021 model and it will throw a code so will it work on the so called 2021's that were in the dealers this spring and summer thanks
  11. JustinP

    JustinP Bike Curious

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    Do you have the air intake sensor pictured here?

    https://accessories.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/92120-3-AIT.jpg

    If so, it will work.
  12. toslow

    toslow Been here awhile

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    yes I have the white sensor bolter to the air box and a grey plug plugged into it doesnt the new 2021 models have that?
  13. JustinP

    JustinP Bike Curious

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    From the product page:

    "During 2021, we saw the introduction of the Euro 5 compliant Himalayan models. The BoosterPlug is not compatible with these Euro 5 models and the air intake sensor is no longer present. You can confirm this by checking if you have the sensor present on your bike and compare it to the photo above. Please see the photo and ensure you have this fitted to your Himalayan before ordering this kit."
  14. toslow

    toslow Been here awhile

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    oh boy I've found another thing to spend money on (my wife will be so proud of me) thanks for the reply
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  15. benebob

    benebob Been here awhile

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    Is there a specific sequence to tightening down the valve cover? Got my Hitchcock' cam in place, timed right and can't seem to find any mention of a sequence in the FSM.
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  16. Doctor T

    Doctor T Gruppy old git

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    Under the newish euro 5/6 rules, manufacturers have to safeguard the tampering with the emissions limits and rules. From 2024 tamperproof seals must be fitted, from 2025 motorbikes/cars must be fitted with a speed limiter set at the countries max speed limit. This is said to be fitted with a GPS system that will automatically issue speeding fines. For us in the UK it will be set for 20.30,40.50,60, and 70 mph. The exact date has yet to be set but must come into law by the end of 2025. Some countries state 2023. These are all European rules coming in and will also affect vehicles sold outside the EU. For me, it going to be Big Brother is always watching. Welcome to the USSR.
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  17. CaptainTrips

    CaptainTrips Long timer

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    Sounds like the resale value of used vehicles is going up...
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  18. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Hold fucking fast Supporter

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    Man, I just love this bike.
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  19. dcoop

    dcoop Been here awhile Supporter

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    I’ve used pin lock without success. Maybe I’m just a heavy breather?
  20. CaptainTrips

    CaptainTrips Long timer

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    The trick is to get the inner shield seated evenly. I find that if I ride with the visor open the wind can move the inner shield a bit and break the seal.