Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners Thread

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

  1. Matt TwoTired

    Matt TwoTired Adventurer

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  2. nathanthepostman

    nathanthepostman Been here awhile

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    I'm amazed you had the water up to the seat and that it didn't go in the airbox. At that depth the air box and inlet would be totally submerged. That's pretty lucky.
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  3. Bojer

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    Yep , as I've posted before at this depth mine was just starting to get a bit unhappy , as I was ! Air filter needed drying and airbox emptying but no water in oil , IIRC it did get a bit condensated in the oil window but soon cleared up . Sorry no action pics we were all too busy trying not to fall off . Not up to the seat but the "natural" level was still above the airbox inlet , think it was the bow wave effect that kept it from being completely submerged - again speed dependent maybe?

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  4. Chalk

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    Careful with spiral wrap if you use your bike off road a lot. All the mud and crap gets inside and turns in to grinding paste. Works well under tanks etc where the loom isn’t moving and your just trying to protect it.
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  5. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Yes the wading speed is important, I was probably lucky to guess it those times, so my simple rule will be to chug through in first . . .
    And to Nathan water did get in the box, just did not drown the filter, or actually even wet it other than some drop stains.
    Ride smooth, be cool, and go almost anywhere :-)
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    Bultaco74 Been here awhile

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  8. Richarde1605

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    Screamed flow bench to me, just late to the party . . .
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  9. nathanthepostman

    nathanthepostman Been here awhile

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    Yeah I'm really not sure then as I entered that water as gentle as gentle can be, barely moving and certainly in first. I think that water height would definitely be the limit for me.
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  11. Bojer

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    Looks bit of a dinosaur .........:ricky
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  12. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Bold new update for 2019,,the letter J in the VIN code
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    The J becomes a K! I am going for a 2019 K non-abs model myself. Can’t decide between Snow with Black panniers or Black with alum/Black panniers. 3 combos is too much for a coin toss.

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  14. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Hey, thanks for catching that ! Appreciate ya man.
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  15. MrDralas

    MrDralas Super n00b

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    With the stock tires I could break the bead with my hands. It being flat might have helped a fair bit. The stock are are kinda floppy side walls so it made getting one bead on and off easy. I have michelin street tires in another bike and would never have been able to fix the tube on the bike, they were such a chore to mount as it was.
    But the Himalayan stock tires much easy to remove.
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    I know with 4wding it is important to keep moving at a fast walking pace in deeper water as it creates a bow wave and lowers the water level behind the front of the vehicle. Always my philosophy with with wading thru deep water on the bike...until something upsets the philosophy...like big underwater rock:muutt
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  18. Mr. Goodkat

    Mr. Goodkat The Dude abides......

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    First ride if the year and the first ride with the Himalayan! That's a smooth single and the bike feels good! It was 38° so the heated grips were a must. It was great to get out on the bikes and the wife is super happy :thumb

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