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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Anthiron, Sep 2, 2017.
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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...
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..
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.
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.
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.
Or a good reason to pull the head if the straws to short.
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.
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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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.
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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.
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.
Here is My new throne guys please let me know what you think
SWEET!! She does good work.
Damn that is SHARP!
Nate nails it.
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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!
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