Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners Thread

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

  1. CDRODA396

    CDRODA396 Adventurer

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    Absolutely LOVE the look of the gold on black. Had also read the stock rims are steel, are these aluminum? Should be several pounds of weight shaved?
  2. TheQ

    TheQ Adventurer

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    Soon? It was Oct. 10th when the accident happened - it´now Dec. 03rd and just last week the insurcance company approved the cost estimate - wonder when it finally will be back on the road :2cry
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  3. Flicka

    Flicka Adventurer

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    Alu Rims and increased section spoke set 4–3.5 double butted eco–galvanized. They are 5kg less weight. (Consider there are no tubes each 1,5kg va)
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  4. Capt. Gary

    Capt. Gary Been here awhile

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    Used the farkle thread this morning to order a smoke tall windshield from Argentina shipped to Alabama for $103.00 us which is a little strong but I think it's fair. Still looking for the perfect aux light bracket
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  5. Landsurfer74

    Landsurfer74 The road goes on forever.

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    And the next whinge ...( i do love the bike really ).... Mirrors .... far to narrow ...... fantastic views of my shoulders .... suppose just about any off the shelf, longer stemmed, would do ... what have others used..
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  6. Flicka

    Flicka Adventurer

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    In India they are replaced with the mirrors of the Bajaj Avenger Street or of the RE Continental GT.

    I think that This one can be a Good Choice:

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.it/ulk/itm/372364434339
  7. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Wasn't Warp 9 going to look at the Hima for mod ideas? Rim upgrades are their thing
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  8. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    They are interested.
    We just need somebody to bring them a Himalayan to get data off of or stop riding long enough to mail them the wheels for a day.
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  9. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    Probably not a huge deal but the one thing I really don't like about the Himalayan is the steel rims. It's so 70's :lol3

    Seriously though, steel rims are heavy, they bend and they just kind of look cheap. Alloys are so much better.
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  10. MrDralas

    MrDralas Super n00b

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    That would be a bit of a drive.

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  11. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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  12. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Tuono mirrors (real not Chinese fake) from eBay have served Vstrom owners well for years for the same reason.

    You can also find inexpensive mirror extenders too.
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  13. kitkat

    kitkat Been here awhile

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    The 4x4 guys like the steel rims because unlike alloy rims, the bend!

    The only reason to change to aluminum rims is for the reduced weight, and you already did all the “more important” modifications.
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  14. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Yup, aluminum. Black and silver are the other color choices they offer.
  15. Kiwiscoot

    Kiwiscoot Been here awhile

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    A customised Himalayan at my local Royal Enfield dealer for if you not happy with a standard one .
    himma1.jpg

    wheels close up. Guess they got them specially done. Rim are SMPro
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  16. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    I was talking to fellow inmate Guglamoster (owner of guglatech ) about an in tank filter for us and he tells me their Fuel Filter 8 Magnets - HDM3D AQUASTOP fits our gas tanks.
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  17. TheBritAbroad

    TheBritAbroad Just ride. Supporter

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    Wandering around in the hills... About two and a half weeks and 2000kms on it now and zero problems. Nice bike, fun, friendly and interesting, :thumb
  18. Landsurfer74

    Landsurfer74 The road goes on forever.

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    Sunshine!! .... we don't have sunshine in Yorkshire :(
  19. Landsurfer74

    Landsurfer74 The road goes on forever.

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    Since i'm currently 40 miles away from my bike can someone tell me what the mirror threads are ?
  20. Bradster49

    Bradster49 Been here awhile

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    Well, The Himalayan is an old school style of bike and is built down to a budget both of which for me is a plus and to add alloys could . put another 20-25% to the retail. You can knock a dent out of a steel rim with a rock and repair or stick another tube in and be away again in reasonably short order even if the tyre is slashed its possible to effect a temporary fix with a little ingenuity. Agreed the alloys look great and save weight but I will stick to the old school stuff.
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