Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners Thread

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

  1. Doctor T

    Doctor T Gruppy old git

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    My 2019 manual is the same. In 40 years of riding ive never had to replace the throttle or clutch cables. Brakes, oil, wheels, and tyres are on my first list whilst servicing. followed by the bolts and a grease up and also a good look over the bike. I only replace if the parts have worn out or have deteriorated in any way. I think you may have to remember that the manual is a translated Indian book where the road conditions and temperatures that we do not get in Europe.
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  2. JustinP

    JustinP Bike Curious

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    The stock tires are pretty "exciting" in the mud.


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  3. ToasTje

    ToasTje Been here awhile

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    Ohh what a day, almost 3 weeks after my exam I finally got my license :wings

    Also a lot of goodies have arrived:
    1. Topcase
    2. Tuttora chain oiler
    3. disc lock
    4. bike cover
    5. tooltube
    6. LED headlight unit
    7. LED lights to mount on the crash bars
    8. Feeler gauges
    9. Iridium plug
    10. and a cargo net ;)
    Still on their way:
    1. strobe brake lights
    2. first aid kit
    So this weekend I'll try to get the crash bars and pannier racks installed.
    Still have to order a extra fusebox for all the electrical goodies ;)
  4. ToasTje

    ToasTje Been here awhile

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    Any1 know what the red connector is for in the headlight? My guess is day time running lights.
    The new unit has different connectors of course.
    Also how do you remove the outer ring from the unit?
  5. CaptainTrips

    CaptainTrips Long timer

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    I'm also a retired technical writer (among other things). The devil is in the details.
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  6. JustinP

    JustinP Bike Curious

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    Correct on the red connector. To remove the outer ring, you have to pop out the clips holding it on. This video should help:

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  7. CaptainTrips

    CaptainTrips Long timer

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    It's a badger, badger, badger, badger (mushroom, mushroom)! *

    * Let's see if anyone gets this :D
  8. BGRooster1

    BGRooster1 Adventurer

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    S.S. Badger ferry.
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  9. jcw64

    jcw64 Been here awhile

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    I've finally managed to upload the 4Gb trail video of inmate Nik (Sqeeezy) and myself in Spain 3 weeks ago. No thrills or spills, just raw footage of a couple of guys taking it easy on a dirt trail.



    Nik - if you're wondering, YouTube auto-selected the thumbnail image for the video!
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  10. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Hold fast Supporter

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  11. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Hold fast Supporter

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    And in the usability.
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  12. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Hold fast Supporter

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    Ok … having proven to myself that the stock bars are made out of cheese, and not particularly firm cheese, at that ….

    I’d like some bars with an identical bend that are a bit stronger.

    is there such a thing?
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  13. jcw64

    jcw64 Been here awhile

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    I have these: https://www.topfun.com/en/handlebars/9676-tag-x5-ktm-handlebar-metal.html
    The rise is slightly lower, but the rake is more enduro style, so at the ends they're the same height as the stock bars. I did post a photo comparison way back. Doubt I'll ever find it, but I'll try!
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  14. jcw64

    jcw64 Been here awhile

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  15. CaptainTrips

    CaptainTrips Long timer

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    Absolutely. I worked for very small engineering software company. I also did alpha testing. When I ran across a feature that was too difficult to use or that could corrupt your work, I would flag it for my boss. He would always say, well, you need to write that up in the manual. And I would say, why don't we just fix it so that it works properly. Lots of arguments...
  16. CaptainTrips

    CaptainTrips Long timer

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    That's part of it...

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  17. benebob

    benebob Been here awhile

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    The enfield aluminum bars are very close as well but here is the issues. The enfield bar ends for the aluminum bars are junk and will vibrate out on your first of road ride and without a bar end you can't use any hand guards I came across and also use the bar support in the center. The good is they don't bend like the stock steel one.
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  18. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Hold fast Supporter

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    You sure we didn’t work together ?
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  19. ScottFree

    ScottFree Long timer

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    “We don’t need no steenkin’ Badgers!”

    Funny, I just mentioned the S. S. Badger in a comment on the “Biker Rally Cruise (with no bikes)” story on the ADVrider home page. I rode the thing several years ago, and it is all the cruising I ever need to do…

    Meanwhile… I am in Hannibal, MO, on my way to Arkansas. Re-routed from my original plan (which had me in DuQuoin, IL today) because of this rain system moving NW-SE. Original plan had me in all-day rain today; revised plan had me on mostly dry roads, just a few spatters, and even some sunshine in the afternoon. Going over to the “Day Trippin’” section to start an on-the-fly RR.

    Update: for those who are interested (it’s more about the trip than it is about the bike), the RR can be found here.
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  20. Kiwi59

    Kiwi59 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Well spotted.