Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners Thread

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

  1. kokomoto

    kokomoto Adventurer

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    I had to search around a bit to find a good set of feeler gauges with the metric ones that I needed.
  2. Whisper Gary

    Whisper Gary Adventurer

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    Yeah, I used that, but it can indicate TDC on both the compression and exhaust stroke, if I'm not mistaken. I used a .10 mm feeler gauge on the intake and .25 mm feeler gauge on the exhaust. I think it was more in my method and the potential that I was on the exhaust stroke instead of the compression stroke so the rocker arm was pushing down entirely on the exhaust valve. Either way I think a second hack at it is in store. Anyone have tips for not spilling gas all over? The initial attempt was with an empty fuel tank, so I didn't have to worry about it.
  3. Capt. Gary

    Capt. Gary Been here awhile

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    Tdc will be when both valves are just starting to move
  4. Retro Iron

    Retro Iron Been here awhile

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    I just centered up the plate and redrilled the plastic.
  5. Retro Iron

    Retro Iron Been here awhile

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    Go back to post #1669 from Jbek and a couple others in that general range, should be helpful to you. Also, you can purchase the on-line Service Manual which is also a great help. Don’t give up. It’s really not a difficult process to master on this bike.
  6. Capt. Gary

    Capt. Gary Been here awhile

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    Where do you find post numbers l can't find them
  7. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    One of my cheap tricks

    Fuel siphon tank drain and transfer hose.
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    Works like any any other siphon hose ever did and also clicks on the fuel pump with the same quick release fitting the EFI uses.

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    Besides siphoning fuel from your buddy's tank in a pinch its also handy for draining the tank down for removal with out messes and for transferring a couple quarts to your buddy's tank and also filling small fuel bottles and cans. The two ends click together keep out dirt and to contain the fuel smell so you can get rolling now and air it out later when you stop for the day.

    A set of 1/4 inch / 6.3 mm EFI fittings, $8 pair on eBay. Plastic hose from the local hardware store $2
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  8. Whisper Gary

    Whisper Gary Adventurer

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    Ditto on my license plate. It was quite annoying because the hole centers were only about 1/4" off. In hindsight I should have used something as an adapter.

    Also I have the service manual and read JBeKs tutorial, I just think it comes down to how I'm measuring the gap and whether I was really at TDC. Getting to the valves was super simple. I'll take a second hack at it and try a couple of the tips mentioned here as far as watching for the valve movement etc.
  9. Retro Iron

    Retro Iron Been here awhile

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    Very faint numbers in the top right corner of each post
  10. Capt. Gary

    Capt. Gary Been here awhile

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  11. Retro Iron

    Retro Iron Been here awhile

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    When I unclipped the hose connector from the tank it only dripped a little bit. Had to heft the almost full tank - but learned my lesson... :D
  12. Matt TwoTired

    Matt TwoTired Adventurer

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    This is interesting. I didn’t have to make any modifications for my Texas plate to fit. Not sure if this pic shows anything useful, but it’s all I have handy..

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  13. JBeK

    JBeK Been here awhile

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    //

    To be sure that you are on the compression stroke, I always remove the spark plug and rotate the engine in the normal direction by turning the rear wheel (in the forward direction) in 5th gear while on the center stand. Put your finger lightly over the spark plug hole and when you feel the air pressure trying to push your finger away, that means both valves are closed and you are assured that you are on the compression stroke. Continue to rotate the crankshaft either by bumping the rear wheel, or use a socket wrench on the flywheel rotor to bring the piston to TDC. You can use the marker on the flywheel rotor centered in the hole if you want to be exact. Then set your valve clearances.

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  14. MrDralas

    MrDralas Super n00b

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    That’s weird, maybe they have 2 different size plates? Mine plate was 1/4 inch or more short of each hole you can see it in the photo I posted. I know when I lived in New Brunswick Canada they had 2 different sized plates. My Ma had a tiny plate like I have here and my bikes I had there had huge plates for some reason, not sure what the deciding factor was to which one you got.
  15. Ironhorse 332

    Ironhorse 332 Been here awhile

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    A compression gauge or a finger or thumb over the spark plug hole will tell you if your on the compression stroke.
    A plastic straw down the spark plug hole can give you a visual on TDC.
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  16. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Or a good reason to pull the head if the straws to short.


    Don't ask.
  17. spattiselanno

    spattiselanno n00b

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    Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm located in South East Asia, Singapore.

    The Himalayan has only just been launched here so no test rides available as bike model is not currently registered. Market sentiment has been mixed about bike but after lurking here for sometime and reading all the glowing reviews, I was convinced I would be happy with the BS4 for the type of riding I plan on doing with it.

    Appreciate all the information sharing, hope to contribute in the near future too.
  18. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Welcome also from Australia, I am sure that you will enjoy the himma.
    Singapore is probably the cleanest place in world that I have been to.
    Fantastic that you can sit on one even though they can't be registered yet...

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  19. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG Supporter

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    Been working through this thread, up to page 50. This is my method, I start thinking about a bike and then start following the threads or forums. Ended up with a Honda NC700 X that way. I had my list of farkles ready to go when I bought the bike after following the NC forum.
    I've wanted a smaller bike, a 250 or so. Thought about an XT250, but it looks like the Himma is for me. Love the look, the ethos, etc. Wish it were lighter, but I can lose a few pounds myself. Thanks for all your sharing. It helps ease the mind. However, I do need to wait a while to join you. Been fussing at the wife concerning spending money, so I have to make sure she gets something first. Need to sell a boat and an SL350.
  20. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 300 Ft.

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