Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners Thread

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

  1. Loadtoad101

    Loadtoad101 Been here awhile

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    Here it's showing $64 bucks for a bottle!
  2. Tromper

    Tromper Sagaciously Annoying Supporter

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    I'm a fan of "Ride-On" myself.
    https://www.ride-on.com/
    I can verify that it does work on smaller holes, & no corrosion issues through a couple sets of tires.
    Their "No Weights" claim and "Longer Tire Life" I can't verify. I might be able to verify the later at some point this year though since I did just put a fresh set of tires on the burger and added Ride On pretty close to immediately.
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  3. kitkat

    kitkat Been here awhile

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    Thanks for posting this!!

    I can’t make out the part number and size, photo too fuzzy on my phone. Do you have a higher res photo or can you tyoe the part number?

    Thanks!!!
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    Bradster49 Been here awhile

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    You are getting ripped off
  5. Loadtoad101

    Loadtoad101 Been here awhile

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    Plug this into the search bar on Ebay: 261642267617
    The Seller Dangoodbuy list the part # as RFP138
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  6. Loadtoad101

    Loadtoad101 Been here awhile

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    Only if I buy it!
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  7. Bradster49

    Bradster49 Been here awhile

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    Sorry to confuse I was speaking metaphorically
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    No problem, you didn't confuse me, my answer was tongue-and-cheek. :evil
  9. rockt

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    Here's an interesting video riding a Himalayan after EVAP removal. Is this one of you guys? Seems to feel it enhanced performance a bit.

  10. cwadej

    cwadej Keeper of the truth

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    How would removing evap system improve performance?
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  11. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    Don't forget that's a left-hand drive version of the bike.
  12. Bradster49

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    Right hand drive, he is in England. I saw this and questioned the possible advantage in performance myself.
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  13. Loadtoad101

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    I'm heading out to AZ and Calif next month to visit family and wanted to take my bike. My truck is a F250 with large tires and getting the Himma up in the bed alone was not very safe or much fun. A hitch carrier did the trick. Now I can easily roll the bike up on the rack safely by myself.
    IMG_20190208_165433543_HDR.jpg Carrier with some extra support to keep the rig from moving. Very solid with the turnbuckles.
    IMG_20190208_165526844_HDR.jpg The ramp lays across the supports just above the yellow chains and is held in place by the wing nuts and a safety pin. The ramp is 6' long.
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    IMG_20190209_120049058_HDR.jpg Took it for a test ride, solid as a rock. Can't tell it's back there, no sag at all on the bed. Highly recommend this type of carrier for the Himalayan.
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    That would be illegal in most of the civilized world. First, there are limits on weight you csn put on the frame of the car. Not sure what the rack is mounted to, but it needs to be able to support 4 times the weight of the bike. This is considering that the downward force of the whole thing will be multiplied if you, say, hit a pothole. Well let’s say yours is beefy enough as its fkin big, but second - you are covering the tail lights. In other words, they won’t see you braking :) maybe not an issue where you live, but most countries will have you pulled over for a load like this in no time :)
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  15. Landsurfer74

    Landsurfer74 The road goes on forever.

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    So a light board would be a good idea ?:hmmmmm

    My worry would be vertical axis G (VAG) experienced, 4g is a bit hopeful TBH . Looking at the moment arm measured from the front axle i would be a little nervous. The combination of front axle and rear axle moments would give wildly different VAG results but my bottom line .... 4g is not enough of a reserve factor.
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    Dave Cooper here in the UK do bike racks that mount to the towbar plate. I had one to carry a CT110 around on a Ford Focus. Weight limit is about 130 kilos so mainly for scramblers, but I can't see how a sturdier set up mounted to a sturdier vehicle such as that pick up wouldn't take a Himalayan. As Loadtoad said though, just a pain in the ass getting it on sometimes.

    http://www.davecooper.co.uk/bike-racks/motorcycle-racks
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  17. Loadtoad101

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    Re: Bike carrier: Tongue limit on my factory installed hitch is #600 pounds, limit on the carrier is #600 pounds. Right now with wt of carrier and motorcycle i'm at #525 pounds. Led tail, brake, license plate holder with light are in the mail as we speak and will be installed prior to trip. I have read many reviews of the same carrier being used with heavier bikes with no issues. :*sip*
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    LogHouseBikers Been here awhile Supporter

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    I see lots of cars, trucks, and RV's with bike carriers similar to this, some carrying Big HD's and Goldwings. As long as your taillights are clearly visable, or you put some on behind the bike, I think you are good. The REH is not too heavy, so probably OK.
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    I have the same type of hitch mounted rack and I've transported lots of bikes without catastrophic results. BUT, it does move around a bit, which is somewhat un-nerving. I've since added tie-down straps from the rack to the truck frame but I like LoadToad's chain and turnbuckle solution better. Might have to try that.

    With modern LED brake lights and the third high-mount brake light, the lights are still highly visible through/around the bike, at least with my truck and the naked-type bikes I've transported.
  20. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    Boss hitch carrier and class IV hitch is good for 600lbs - no issues.
    My first trip to Moab was the same setup, but with an XR650L instead of the REH - that's a 7000km round trip.

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