Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners Thread

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  1. Anthiron

    Anthiron Hell hath no fury like a womans scorn for Sega

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    Its an Acerbis fender. Needed a bit of Macgyvering to fit.
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  2. Richarde1605

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    A couple of pics in support :-)[​IMG][​IMG]

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    I'll plead ignorance as I had never even heard of this motorcycle. We had a bike show Saturday and the RE boys showed up with a few of their bikes. I was intrigued by the Himalayan. I sat on it and felt damn well planted for a small machine. Then I inquired as to the price (expecting $8,000) and the reps told me they had heard it would go for $4499 in the States. That seems like a hell of a good price for this motorcycle! No, I'm not going to buy one...I've got too many others as it is. But if that is truly the price it seems like a hell of a deal.

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    I sat on these at the bike show in Minnesota and was impressed with the fit, finish and ergonomics that fit my height well. Would love to ride one of these some day.
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  5. Anthiron

    Anthiron Hell hath no fury like a womans scorn for Sega

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    IMG_9336.JPG IMG_9364.JPG IMG_9350.JPG Glad to hear the pricing for these is going to be reasonable in the USA. We need them to get into the euro and USA market to get the aftermarket parts business happening.

    In other news I ruined the bash plate on mine on the weekend. The plate itself is very soft and thin alloy. Mounts are also small tabs with welded nuts off the main frame rather than a u bolt or gussetted mount. Due to the cut outs in the bash plate there are a couple of real weak spots which could have been easily avoided.

    Admittedly I was riding terrain that the bike had absolutely no business riding.

    I'll make a new plate that has better coverage and stronger mounts.

    Did ride the Gheerulla Trail Bike Loop from Mapleton - Oaky Creek Road near kenilworth QLD though and the bike performed admirably. The sort of track where a 250 enduro bike would be the weapon of choice.
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  6. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    They are achieving that price point because they crank them out in big numbers in new modern production plants full of state of the art machinery.



    Robots do the painting


    and robots weld the frames too.

    Himalayan frame welds
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    Honda frame welds
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    It gets really interesting right around 19:18 and Harris performance comes in at 21:35
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  7. Richarde1605

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    An old mate from my past just bought one, talking 80's 90's..[​IMG]

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  8. Nanin

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    IMG_20170927_150032.jpg Finally I am gonna carry 6 extra lts with those jerry cans, doesn't affect the handling of the bike at all, looks awsome,it is cheap and doesn't take any room in the rear rack
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  9. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    I like these pics.

    The railing in the first one draw your attention right to the subject. The back ground is nice but distant so your attention bounces right back to the subject while giving it scale and perspective.

    The second one is intense.
    Is the subject of the pic the bike on the left of center or the green lane to the right of center ? Left or right ? Stay or Go ?
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  10. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Question: are those Jerry cans six liters each or six liter total between the two ? Are they Rotopax or another brand ?
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  11. Nanin

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    3 lts each, TZYC chinese brand

    The RE ones are 2 lts each
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    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Thank you.

    Nice farkles on that BTW.
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    Thanks mate, I like them also, I have got some of my k100 at the first place, but the second is a tribute to the reh slogan 'built for all roads, built for no roads' ps. we ride on the left over here, I found this spot by accident. Thanks for enjoying them :-)

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    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Nicely done sir.
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    In the second pic the road just ends, the bike is just to the left of the double centre lines. One of RE's slogans for the Himalayan is 'Built for all roads, built for no roads' so when I found this end of road it seemed an appropriate setting to reflect the slogan...
    :-)

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  16. Nanin

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    Rear racks fitted today

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    Wow. How's the handling when fully loaded? Especially on the top box?

    Here's mine with a view from behind :) [​IMG]

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  18. Anthiron

    Anthiron Hell hath no fury like a womans scorn for Sega

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    Anyone up any updates on their bike? Any new issues?

    Someone on the Australian REH facebook page seems to have suffered the stator failure which has plauged the indian market. Hopefully this isnt going to be a widespread issue with the AUD delivered models.
    There have also been a couple of swing arm issues in higher KM bikes overseas. The lower suspension linkage mounting seems to be the culprit.

    I am currently having the suspension on mine setup including a complete cut open and rebuild of the rear shock to get it working a little better.

    Really interested to see what people are using for replacement bash plates. I haven't made a new one as yet.

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  19. Nanin

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    I am interested on all this issues, which Australian REH facebook pages are You talking about,I haven't find any australian on facebook
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  20. Anthiron

    Anthiron Hell hath no fury like a womans scorn for Sega

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    Just search for Royal Enfield Himalayan Australian and you will see the group.
    Issues with the Australian bikes have been very minimal compared with India however we also have fewer on the road and less KM's travelled.
    So far my bike has been quite good with no real issues.
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