Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners Thread

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

  1. RowBust

    RowBust Long timer

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    I'd think the chain would be much better than the nylon gears that some use,DAMHIK
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  2. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    New owner. So far, so good. Looking forward to reading all the remarks.
  3. rockt

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    For sure on that. Plus the chain is immersed in oil and as mentioned, it's under a low load. So hopefully it'll last more or less forever.
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  4. JBeK

    JBeK Been here awhile

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    Perhaps so..
  5. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Just got through the entire thread. There is a lot of helpful information here and I wanted to thank the people that contributed some of the great thoughtful, relevant, and useful information in this thread. It is kind of difficult to sort it all out because there seems to be a lot more philosophizing by people that don't have much to do with actually owning a Himalayan. :dunno

    I guess the bike is what it is and the people that bought one (or decided to buy one when they can) sorted out all their philosophical "issues" ahead of time. I hope to see some more useful insight here in the future. If I come upon anything useful to other owners I'll be sure to share it. Thanks again for sharing helpful information! :thumb
  6. JBeK

    JBeK Been here awhile

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    Do not forget that we have two separate (sort of) Himalayan threads here...

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  7. eakins

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    You bought one?
  8. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Yes. it would have been ideal for the MABDR - even getting there on the interstate. But, the owners probably already know that. :D
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  9. Richarde1605

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    Welcome Cannonshot, happy trails :-)

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  10. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Thank you. I'm really looking to find the right solution for a pannier rack and saddlebags. I want to preserve the "image" of the bike so I don't want to do my usual accessorizing. I hope to find the right saddlebags (canvas, leather, maybe nylon) that will be somewhat usable but will compliment the bike design. I plan to use it on adventure rides where I will pack lean and maybe rely on motels. I was trying to figure out the "image" of the bike. A buddy says he thinks it has some military lines. Military could be interpreted as utility so I see the connection. I haven't dumped my Tenere, DR 650, or KTM 500, so this will find a place of its own for some rides and probably as a go-to bike for general local riding.

    If someone has some ideas or leads on the saddlebag and pannier issues, I'd appreciate any links or info. Thanks in advance.
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  11. cyclopathic

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    How about those FS roads UP MI, also good?
  12. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    . . . er, sort of. :lol3
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  13. Cannonshot

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    I have not ridden it in deep sand yet so I don't know how it manages that. Maybe one of the other owners that has could share some insight based on actual experience. I'm anxious to know myself. Apart from soft sand, I think it will be fine for the rest of the UP. It would be ideal for those shore roads on the Keweenaw peninsula. I am anxious to head up there with mine.
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  14. Coopdway

    Coopdway Curiouser Supporter

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    I’ve got some side frames ordered but not here yet. This weekend is GR3 and for their first use ever, I’ve got Ortlieb sort bike throw-overs on and like what I see; they may be a more permanent solution than I’d planned. This weekend and some time on Chad’s IA section of the Trans Wisconsin will be a nice test.


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  15. Cannonshot

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    Please share some pix and feedback after the ride. I'd be curious to know the positive and negative attributes. Thanks!
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    Will do. I’ve got a few sets of soft bags that I move between bikes; some fit and function better than others. I like how these Ortliebs ride high and long on the Himalaya. The plastic insert provides some support and it looks like they’ll adapt to smaller and larger loads. When my frames arrive, these will fit just that much better.




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  17. Cannonshot

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    Really looking forward to seeing your setup and getting you impressions once you get it all together and give it a test ride. :thumb
  18. cyclopathic

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    How about these:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Z1239G/
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    Thanks, I looked at those yesterday. Kind of aligns with the image, but they don't look to be as durable as they need to be.
  20. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Himalayan. Enfields first bike with plastic fenders and side covers.
    Enfield Factory stuff will get here eventually. You could buy it from Oz or Europe but shipping..enough said.

    Courtesy of Antherion in the other thread.
    "NH4Motorheads pannier racks (Buyer beware of quality here) - http://www.nh4motorheads.com/store/saddle-stay-for-royal-enfield-himalayan.html

    Zana Motorcycles (This guy is in India too but makes much higher quality accessories like crash bars etc) - https://www.facebook.com/Zana-Motor-Cycles-265274847290230/?fref=mentions

    Noosa Motorcycles/Scooter Style in Australia (For factory parts and accessories. These guys do free shipping for orders over $50) - https://www.scooterstyle.com.au/pro...re-parts/royal-enfield-accessories-and-parts/

    IndiMotard Grease House Grunt V3 exhaust - https://indimotard.com/product/grunt-himalayan-black/

    Dynamic Ryderz front pannier bags - https://www.facebook.com/groups/143851439142723/permalink/693792607481934/

    Barkbusters hand guards - http://www.barkbusters.net/what-fits-my/royal-enfield/himalayan-2016-on

    OEM hard luggage (Pricey!) - https://www.scooterstyle.com.au/product/royal-enfield-himalayan-aluminium-panniers/


    Part Numbers
    Royal Enfield Continental GT master cylinder heel guard - # RE859071

    OEM aftermarket exhaust (Louder) - # RE888562

    K&N Air filter that fits REH - # RB-0510"


    Stuart Allen's youtube channel (He has some videos he is making on the REH) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbYGfTBp227o9_WhYfs2nzg "

    Dangar Stu has a video on the Donowyn Rodricks saddle bag supports. Machine bent TIG welded powder coated stainless steel they're primo stuff.

    Wolfman, Giant Loop and all that you already know about.




    Swiss M90 rubberized rucksacks. Not counting the side pockets they're 17 x 5 x 13 and probably 20 liters or so capacity with the rubber throat rolled all the way down and the over flap fully cinched. Expanded up to max I'd guess 30- 35 liters capacity. I been using them for like over 10 years.

    Not my bike, not my pics but these are the ones I'm talking about.
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