Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners Thread

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

  1. sqeeezy

    sqeeezy Been here awhile

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    I fitted Givi bars on my 2018 Euro 4 a couple of months ago and I didn't touch the rear brake reservoir, didn't use the supplied extender bracket. I offered it up, it looked like it wasn't going to foul the bars, fitted the bars and I have clearance, not a lot but enough to get a slice of British Rail ham in there. I was prepared to uncrew it all if it did foul, but it didn't. Ditto a French geezer with a 2021 model on YT whose vid I watched who also mentioned the hose is too short

    so you may be lucky. Give it a whirl.
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  2. Dool

    Dool Been here awhile Supporter

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    I have relocated my Reservoir, no bleeding required, it's just a gravity feed hold your finger over the hole to stop losing fluid the air will make its way upwards.
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  3. JustinP

    JustinP Bike Curious

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    I ran into the same issue when fitting the Givi crash bars. When I bolted it all up, the reservoir fit it in it's original position without touching anything, so I left it.
  4. OnTheNaughtyStep

    OnTheNaughtyStep Been here awhile

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    Won't cost any more than the rip-off French diesel subs - you'll just have, say, 6 nuclear powered subs instead of 12 diesels. Given the incredible resolution of modern spy satellites and the modern computing power scanning those images looking for subs, having to surface to recharge and refuel screaming "HERE I AM!" every couple of days makes the things pointless.
  5. Dool

    Dool Been here awhile Supporter

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    WE are lucky we are not getting Solar Powered Subs the way the Green movement is taking Hold.
    Does Tesla make Subs ?
  6. Doctor T

    Doctor T Gruppy old git

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    This is the history i like. Since being on this forum i have learned more about the laws and rules of the USA than ive read from books. Very interesting.
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  7. Doctor T

    Doctor T Gruppy old git

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    I know MAG have responded regarding the paper but i think i have gone quiet due to Covid and leaving the EU. The government has slipped a few new laws in whilst in Covid that was not reported in newspapers as they were not big news at the time.
  8. jcw64

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    Same crash bars, and I used the bracket. The hose is [intentionally] just long enough. I didn't have to disconnect it, but recall being flummoxed when I was trying to refit the reservoir. Moving the parts into place slowly, it does fit - or at least, mine did.

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  9. xy3

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    I just got back from an epic journey through SE Europe with my 2020 Himma which I bought new in March this year. I rode with friends (the two of them on a 20 year old Honda 650 Transalp).

    The trip started in Rhodes (bottom right) with a ferry (yellow) ride to Athens, bike ride (red) to Patras, and a long ferry ride to Venice in Italy. We then rode (red) a bit in Italy, along the southern part of Austria, a small bit of Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece. The total distance by bike was 3'500km (ferry rides not included). We only used small country roads.

    The Himma was above expectations. My bike is bog standard. The only thing I have done to it is to add a pannier rack, a phone bracket and 12V plug, and to move the temperature sensor, and I have to say that the bike for me is just perfect as it is. I thought the standard seat was really comfortable (we rode 6-7h / day). I had no "saddle sore" or aches at all. The engine and battery worked like a Swiss watch all the way, and the fuel consumption was extremely low. The bike is light and easy to handle anywhere; dirt, mountain roads, and awkward parkings. All in all for me, my Himma is 10/10.

    I will post some photos below.
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  10. BarKnee

    BarKnee Been here awhile

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    Thx for pointing this one out, seasonal service plans are a great option.
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  11. Doctor T

    Doctor T Gruppy old git

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    The last 2 articles were what i was looking for. Has anyone tested their bike for emissions after fitting say a big bore kit or a complete exhaust change without cats and with the emission stuff removed?. In the articles, there was no mention of bike emissions levels to be tested at annual tests(MOT). Unlike cars In the UK that are tested for emissions.
  12. Doctor T

    Doctor T Gruppy old git

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    I wasn't joking about the implication of these new laws. We did vote to leave the EU but we still use most EU rules and vehicle emissions is a G8 climate commission to which the UK and Europe belong to.
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  13. JustinP

    JustinP Bike Curious

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    Chance encounter with two other Himmie riders. I ran out of skill and wussed out, and had turned the bike around at this point, then I see these two come crawling down the mountain. I was alone and testing out my camping pack-mule setup, and they said I made the right choice bailing out as the trail was brutal. You'll notice one of them donated a turn signal along the trail. Apparently there is an easier alt route for this section of the NEBDR that most big bikes take.

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    The sign at the beginning. "Abandoned Road - No Maintenance - Risk of Vehicle Damage".

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  14. Doctor T

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    Saw this in a YT video. The chap had to buy a longer pipe. You will need to bleed the rear brakes
  15. xy3

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    Here are some photos from my 2021 SE Europe journey.

    2021.08.22 1605 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210822_160523.jpg 2021.08.23 1232 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210823_123216.jpg 2021.08.26 0917 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210826_091738.jpg 2021.08.26 1219 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210826_121941.jpg 2021.08.26 1639 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210826_163908.jpg

    2021.08.29 1130 (Viviana).jpg 2021.08.29 1538 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210829_153834.jpg 2021.08.30 1433 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210830_143354.jpg 2021.08.30 1824 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210830_182457.jpg 2021.09.01 1146 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210901_114630.jpg
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  16. xy3

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    More photos.

    2021.09.02 1637 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210902_163706.jpg 2021.09.03 0842 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210903_084236.jpg 2021.09.03 1034 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210903_103402.jpg 2021.09.03 1125 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210903_112518.jpg 2021.09.03 1717 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210903_171747.jpg

    2021.09.04 1905 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210904_190555.jpg 2021.09.05 1353 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210905_135346.jpg 2021.09.05 1400 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210905_140057.jpg 2021.09.08 1020 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210908_102009.jpg 2021.09.11 1115 (Per's Galaxy A32) 20210911_111520.jpg
  17. sqeeezy

    sqeeezy Been here awhile

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    a quick superficial google returns the figure of up to 4 weeks for AIP subs: it's probably more dependent on air quality and the amount of beans served up by the galley...
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  18. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Hold fucking fast Supporter

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    I am solo, and those trails were a bit too far, truth be told.
    I have a spot, but if I were shopping today, I’d pop for a Garmin InReach. More functionality.
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  19. ScottFree

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    I know how these things work... when it's all said and done the US taxpayers will end up footing about half the bill for those subs. "In the interest of national security," of course.

    Anyway, back to Himalayans... after a flurry of weather-forecast-driven reservation changes, I'm getting ready to leave on a trip to the Ozarks on Tuesday. Six days, hoping to hit two of the Official (GPX tracks downloaded from the state tourism website, and routes are also described and loosely mapped in the state's motorcycle rides book) "Dual Sport Adventure Rides" in the north-central part of the state. One goes from Pocahontas to Powhatan via Mammoth Springs, the other from Mountain View to Big Flat (home of the Gravity Brew Works brewery) through the Ozark National Forest. Up to 200 miles of dirt roads in all; I probably won't ride the full routes. I attempted these in 2018 (RR here), but the combination of >105º heat index, my limited skills and the bulk/weight of the R1200GS I was riding at the time cut the rides short-short-short--I only did about 25 miles of the P-to-P and 15 of the Ozark NF rides before I was completely liquefied. I should at least do more than that. And if I don't, I can't blame it on the heat--it's supposed to be sunny and comfortably in the 70s Wednesday through the weekend.
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  20. Loadtoad101

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    I think it will be more like we will just print money out of thin air to pay for them!