Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners Thread

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

  1. MrDralas

    MrDralas Super n00b

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    Loosing some weight is my plan as well, could loose enough to cover all my camping gear . I found it funny when I was working in the car world, people go through great lengths to make their cars lighter when a little smaller lunch would have gone a longer ways...
    But you’ll like it, it’s not the fastest bike around but it’s enough.
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  2. greatbg

    greatbg Adventurer Supporter

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    Ha! I built hotrods for years, never failed that the biggest guy always wanted the smallest car. I alway thought that was funny. But my sense of humor might be bent.
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  3. Capt. Gary

    Capt. Gary Been here awhile

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    Here is My new throne guys please let me know what you think 11856.jpeg 11855.jpeg
  4. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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  5. Retro Iron

    Retro Iron Been here awhile

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    Damn that is SHARP!
  6. wolftrax

    wolftrax Long timer Supporter

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    Nate nails it.

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  7. wolftrax

    wolftrax Long timer Supporter

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    Crawled out of my tent this AM in the Stanislaus National Forest and saw my Himmy sitting there. I thought to myself, " It sure looks the part of an overland travel bike!" Not only does it look the part, it plays the part very well thank you![​IMG]

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  8. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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  9. Retro Iron

    Retro Iron Been here awhile

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    Some guys just talk the talk (with much hand wringing and fence walking) and other guys walk the walk - or in this case, ride the bike and “DO stuff”.

    Nate and Wolftrax, Jesse and several others have done this bike justice with their rides, their many miles of travel, and reviews. I’m glad they share their stories. They’re informative and inspirational.
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  10. wolftrax

    wolftrax Long timer Supporter

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    Thanks for the nice words. The more I ride this bike the more I enjoy it. The world we live in is a pretty incredible place, and moving through it at 60 mph is much more fulfilling than the blur at 80mph. At the end of a long riding day I'm no longer exhausted and stressed. A lot of that had to do with the excellent suspension, stable platform and easy going nature of the Himalayan. I said it before and I'll say it again. I'd rather ride 10 hours at 60mph on the Himmy than 8 hours at 75mph on other "Adv" bikes I've owned.

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  11. wolftrax

    wolftrax Long timer Supporter

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    I'm at HU California and giving a presentation on the joys a f small bore touring. Kind of surprised by the lack of small bikes here. The only bike smaller than 650cc is Sherpa.

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  12. air4life

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    So, is it safe to say that this is the most active Himalayan point on the internet sphere? I've checked out a few facebook pages, but not much else. Can any one of you folks point me towards the holy site?
  13. Capt. Gary

    Capt. Gary Been here awhile

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    I am a new old man on the cell block most of these guys are serious riders that have compiled a wealth of information. I have read every post to learn from their experiences and help where I can I have become a suppository of information on this new bike and am a do it yourself kind of guy. Now that I have set my bike up to travel you will see me on the road not in my chair at home
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  14. air4life

    air4life Adventurer

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    Of course, it's Alabama you harken from. Well, I guess it's safe to invite you (site unseen) up to my place in the Adirondacks this winter. Provided that is, you ride the entire way on your Himalayan, using its own wheels to propel you.

  15. Capt. Gary

    Capt. Gary Been here awhile

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  16. Capt. Gary

    Capt. Gary Been here awhile

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    I don't relish riding in the snow being from the redneck riviera I never have. Barbers motor sports next week then come home and hit the adventure trail without a destination
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  17. wolftrax

    wolftrax Long timer Supporter

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    Been toying around with the idea of having a rolling rally for the Eastern Himalayan Meet. Maybe do something like Smoky Mountain 500 or part of the MABDR. The SM 500 would be ideal with top notch motorcycle campgrounds with good food(The Iron Horse and TWO). Perfect tracks for the Himalayan,

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  18. spattiselanno

    spattiselanno n00b

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    Thank you!

    Haha, yes, cleanliness is definitely one of our better known features!

    Cannot wait to take delivery of bike, have started to trawl the internet for accessories like crash bars, hand guards, etc!
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  19. voodoochilled

    voodoochilled Been here awhile

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    Greetings from Western New York! I'd totally jump on either of those ideas! I rode my Himalayan through the Adirondacks this past summer and definitely want to go back again. Not too far from the northern PA tip of the MABDR either.
  20. Loadtoad101

    Loadtoad101 Been here awhile

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    Hey Wolf, I'm originally from Kalifornia but don't know what the HU is?