Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners Thread

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  1. rockt

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    A very fair, un-biased and well written review. Can't wait to hear your take on the Interceptor. But man, I would have loved to get your opinion on the Himalayan after riding it through Baja. Next time?
  2. CarstenB

    CarstenB Been here awhile

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    they're not listed in the parts manual. They're standard M6x1 bolts.
  3. gatling

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    Thanks for the kind words. Yeah, I'd like to try the Himalayan, too. I could go for that. We sure had a grand time. We've got about another week's worth of stuff to talk about on the ExNotes blog on the Enfield Baja run. Gresh's take on the Bullet will post early tomorrow.
  4. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    I'll leave this here for ya https://advrider.com/f/threads/roya...t-and-aftermarket-parts-index-thread.1351669/
  5. cwadej

    cwadej Keeper of the truth

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  6. T500Titan

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    This is the article about front brake pads from France that I referred to. He said these pads allowed the front brake to work much much better than with stock pads. Get it translated if need to but those are the exact pads I purchased. All I need now is to buy my Non-ABS 2019.....

    https://motohimalayan.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/un-frein-avant-plus-puissant/
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  7. wintrup

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    I was guessing they're M6, thanks.
  8. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Weld on footpeg wideners

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  9. azgsa

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    Available on eBay

    Available on Ali Express
  10. lipsee

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    Here,s just abit of footage I took last summer.first time over this hill and found it abit steeper then I first thought and was caught out in the wrong gear,,going down the otherside nearly ran out of brakes because the abs kicked in..Sorry but my cheapo cam does not do sound very well..regards all..
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  11. mjhb

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    I see some of the ‘bigger boys’ are announcing Himalayan accessories/luggage as the northern hemisphere season kicks in ...

    Givi is yet to announce prices, but pannier frames, reinforced rear rack, and engine guards on offer.

    SW Motech has engine bars and a luggage system.

    Hepco and Becker have announced frames and a reinforced rear rack, all of which allow the fitting of any of their luggage options, which I think is a fantastic choice. Also a natty little heat shield to protect plastic panniers from hot exhausts.

    I’d like to see how the Himalayan looks with the Gobi Black three-piece set

    Anyway, here’s a link showing all the products from H and B ... best I could find on a phone

    https://www.hepco-shop.de/en/meinbike/royal-enfield/himalayan-2018
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  12. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Thanks man !
    We'll add them to The LIST
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  13. mjhb

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    Thanks Eatmore, thought I’d put it here first for better exposure !
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    For some reason your video didn’t load and play for me. But this is a very valid point. Depending on the conditions ABS braking has longer stopping distances vs a good rider on a bike who know how to brake at the limit. This is because ABS brakes release and apply pressure constantly. I could get my street tires whimmering at various pitches at the limit. No ABS bike will be able to beat that. In a last second pannick on the street, ABS can save your a$$. I feel it’s always best to ride like they’re all out to kill you, and be prepared to pitch, slide and lock up tires if necessary to save my bacon. In the dirt, it makes far less sense. Stopping distances are increased dramatically vs the street and it’s better to just lock up the (rear) wheel (depending on the surface below) and grind to a halt, whilst using careful pressure on the front brake.

    Guys. I am not an expert rider but I’m 54 now and been riding extensively in dirt before 16 and done crazy shit on the street like pitching an 83 VF750 interceptor sideways on an off camber hill to avoid rear ending an idiot on 4 wheels stopping for a rodent! Learning how to ride in the dirt is what saved me in the split second I had. Turn your ABS off in the dirt and learn how to ride and brake depending the multitude of conditions that you will encounter during your adventure rides. You will stop sooner, in shorter distances, I guarantee it, as long as you are reasonably talented. You don’t have to be an expert to do better than ABS in the dirt.

    Point is, bikes that venture in the dirt are better controlled by their masters, not by some computer brain that has no clue what you are facing.

    I want this bike bad so I can venture off road again, go camping and avoid all the irresponsible drivers on the roads today. And enjoy motorcycling like I did back On the trails..,
    Bruce.
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    Mr. Goodkat The Dude abides......

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    I have to say I was impressed yesterday. On Monday we made orders for motorcycles gear from ProCycle, Revzilla, Amazon, and the Himalayan side racks from Royal Enfield King all the way in Delhi. Which did we get first? The racks from India! We definitely got them in time for our trip next month and we saved a lot of money.

    Then my wife entered a Royal Enfield Instagram contest for free swag and gear a few weeks back and she won. She was pumped about that and they gave her some pretty nice stuff. So far the Himalayan is working out well for her :ricky
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  17. azgsa

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    Yeah but he listed the Ali Express item he bought in the video comments, that's where I got info.
  18. JustPedal

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    Three Himalayans out and about in South East Queensland Australia.
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    Back here again! Do you live out this way?
  20. JustPedal

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    No it was Trevors route selection from the Aus Facebook group. Nice country to amble about.
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