Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners Thread

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

  1. wolftrax

    wolftrax Long timer Supporter

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    Yes it is the tall. I not sure exactly how much more it raises the seat height but I'm guessing 3". I still easily flat foot it with a 33" inseam. Also appreciate the additional leg room and the dreaded slope to the tank.

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  2. wolftrax

    wolftrax Long timer Supporter

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    Just a quick trip update. The last 3 days have been all road days.
    Day 1 Missoula to McCall Idaho. Nice spirited trip over Lolo pass the south on Hwy 95 to McCall. 277 miles
    Day 2 McCall Idaho to Juniata Oregon. 246 miles
    Day 3 Juniata to Bend Or 193 miles.
    No bike issues at all. Been cruising comfortably at 5000 RPM or 62 mph whether it's flat uphill or into the wind. "Shimla" just seems happy at this speed.
    Only 600 miles to my venue at Yosemite and 4 days to get there so my daily mileage is tapering off and going to do some visits to some National Parks.
    There are a few folks who say this bike ain't built for touring. With over 8000 miles on mine and the last 3500 miles touring, I respectfully reply "BS"!
    I have traveled extensively on a CRF250L under similar conditions and prefer the RE for it's planted stable ride and the torque, enabling the bike to maintain consistent speeds.
    Still disappointed in the mpg's in windy conditions. The last 3 days have yielded 59.3 mpg.
    Just a few random shots from the last week.

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  3. FarklePilot

    FarklePilot Been here awhile

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    Found some great bags for the front racks... Rigg gear part number RG025R... come with a real nice tool roll included. Fit perfectly still leaving the Royal Enfield badge showing. Pics show the perfect fit of the 2Ltr Touratech gas/water bottles. $57 canadian each. What's that? $10US :).
    They have perfectly placed loops on the corners for attaching with zap straps....

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  4. FarklePilot

    FarklePilot Been here awhile

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    Included high quality tool roll with each bag.. 20180922_192327.jpg
  5. canoeguy

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    Nice looking bags. What is the story with the little cook set canister thing below the bag? Is it attached to the header?
  6. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    It is.

    Up there they call 'em " Muff pots " ( muffler pot ) Handy for heating food.
  7. B7ACKTHORN

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    Do you mean to say the probe that is affixed on the right side on the cylinder head up above the clutch case? So, it reads the engine oil temperature and then signals the ECU accordingly, meaning ECU uses this sensor as its primary sensor baring the ambient temperature sensor underneath the seat which is solely for the dash unit.

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  8. TheQ

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    Hi Gents,

    I wonder if anyone has changed the exhaust and what his experience after the change is. I tried to get statements from Grunt, GPR, Termigoni in regards to their claims of x% improvement in power and torque but w/o success so far. Maybe those who already swapped can give first hand reviews?

    Thanks & Cheers
  9. Whisper Gary

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    Man, it's been quite a while since I've been on. Looks like people are doing some awesome stuff with their bikes. I FINALLY got around to adjusting my tappets after the move and found on the first adjustment that both intake and exhaust were quite tight. Here's to hoping I wasn't accidentally at TDC on the exhaust stroke.... Has anyone else encountered this? I couldn't even get feeler gauges from the tight end of the adjustment range under the adjustment screw.

    After getting everything tied up I went to start her up and nothing would switch on. Measured the voltage on the battery and, what do you know, 4.4V... Have a new one on the way and I'm hoping it's JUST a battery issue and not a parasitic draw of some sort.

    That seat concepts seat looks great! I'll have to get one ordered soon. I'm torn between the high and standard, because I could definitely use the high just fine, but kind of like that the standard keeps the look a bit more. Any other advantages to a higher seat other than a less extreme angle for your knees?

    On another note, I know a lot of people have been making their own, but has anyone found a decent source for crash bars? The RE Fort Worth engine guards look decent, but I'd like the guards to help catch the bike a bit so it's not all up to the handlebars and footpegs.
  10. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum Super Moderator

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    Just a heads up to anyone in South Florida either looking to buy an Enfeild or in need of service/parts. K&G Cycles in Homestead FL is now a dealer. I went in to see the new Hima and met the business owner. Seems knowledgeable about the brand and was very personable as well as enthusiastic. He had 4 examples on the floor when I visited.
  11. B7ACKTHORN

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    Hello TQ, welcome to the boards. I do have a free flow slip on installed for the past two months, the bike itself is apparently five months old. My experience has been positive, well, to an extent. I've felt a mild lag post 3.2k RPM where the power plateaus and then kicks in slowly when WOT. This parody is completely gone and the power delivery is smooth all the way till the red line, she pulls with urgency, linearly and predictable. The choppy power delivery with the standard exhaust is completely gone.

    Though I'm loving the sound, it can be quite irritating on long rides where the throttle is partial to WOT and the sound just puttering in your ears constantly is a sucker, both with the DB killer on and off, perhaps the muffler design also plays a role. Nonetheless, all the free flow slip-ons are quite irritating post a couple of hours or WOT riding. Gets the attention, mind you that's a BIG plus in my books.
    Well, it can be just mine, but I've been observing my gas mileage is taking a hit, at least noticeably. The fuel sensor itself is dodgy in the first place, but I've seen my needle bottoming out pretty fast post the slip on installation.

    Rest is good for now.

    Cheers!
  12. TheQ

    TheQ Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your feedback - which brand is it you bought?
  13. B7ACKTHORN

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    Red Rooster, a home brewn brand.

    Cheers!
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  14. Retro Iron

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    Both tappets were a bit tight on the first check and the intake was again on the tight side at future checks - but not by much. (Ya should be able to wiggle ‘em with yer fingers if yer on the right stroke) The process goes pretty quickly now - this thing is simple to get into. No battery issues - the longest she’s sat between rides is two weeks.

    I’m personally leaning towards trying the high version of that seat just to get a little more flex in the old knees. Not too concerned with aesthetics at this stage of my riding “career” :D
  15. Whisper Gary

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    Good to hear someone else had their tappets tighten. It's my first time adjusting valves and I'm thoroughly paranoid even at my comfortable baseline (oil changes still have me checking under my cars for about a week or two after) so of course everything is the end of the world at this point. I guess once I get my new battery she'll let me know how her valves are feeling when I fire her up. Mine sat with no start-ups for about 2 months, probably more, so the battery thing isn't a massive surprise. Especially given others' experiences.

    I've decided ditto on the seat. My knees aren't particularly old, but they're not particularly good, either. I'll likely put in an order in a week or so and can share my impressions.
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  16. Bojer

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    Bill Cairns went to the effort of putting his bike on a dyno after fitting an exhaust - basically it seems if you want more noise it's ok but gives no more and possibly less power than standard -
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  17. wolftrax

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    Doing a bit of maintenance today on both the bike and my body. I've been riding everyday for the last 13 days so a bit of a break is in order. Had my first failure on the trip, blown tail light. Just for those thinking about a new Seat Concepts tall, here's a better view with my luggage off.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  18. Retro Iron

    Retro Iron Been here awhile

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    Looks a little wider, too. I’m liking it more. Has it caused you to lean forward much more on the bars? I’d hate to get a nicer ride in the seat and knees only to get a neck ache from a “lower” bar position.
  19. wolftrax

    wolftrax Long timer Supporter

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    Yes it does a bit more of a lean forward but haven't noticed any problems. I will be fitting a set of Rox risers on when I get home so I can get it dialed in perfectly.

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  20. TheQ

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    Thanks Bojer for pointing me at this video - from Bill´s comment I´d say the money is better spent in gas for trips or any other meaningful accessory.
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