Royal Enfield Himalayan

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  1. Richarde1605

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    A bit over 6000km.
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    My K100RS's have a 'choke' lever, really just a fast idle lever as it does not have IAC, idle air control. On the k it also richens the mixture about 5%. Really just a way to use a less complicated throttle body.
    I would expect it to help with cold starting more, just so it can warm up while you put your helmet and gloves on, I can't speak for the Kehin system on the himma, but it is really only used for the first start of the day in cold conditions on the K. My himma is a carby version.

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    Gallery of photos of Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycle[/paste:font]

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    Looking like a motorcycle gang just hitting town, members of the press
    go looking for trouble on the new Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure motorcycle.
    Professional photographers stalked the launch of the Royal Enfield Himalayanlast week, capturing official photos that showed the new adventure motorcycle in use on road and off.

    I even turned up in two of the least exciting photos distributed by Royal Enfield North America. Better riders showed off what they — and the Himalayan — can do. Here's a selection of the images I liked best:

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    Hitting the tracks just right launches a Himalayan.

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    The Himalayan is capable on road.

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    Looks as though the inside foot and centerstand will touch down first.

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    Someone liked the mud puddle.

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    Off-road course was a winding pathway through woods.

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    Himalayan reaches for the sky.

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    Deeply rutted mud threatened to toss riders.

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    The mud puddle got more treacherous with each passing motorcycle.

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    Caked with mud.

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    Fighting to stay upright.

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    ...and losing. Note the substantial skid pad under motor.

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    Blond hair gives away a rare woman rider.
    Women should like the Himalayan's mid-size and low seat height.

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    My elderly eyes found the small instruments a bit busy.
    Tach is at upper right, digital compass at lower right.

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    Royal Enfield Himalayan, looking a bit too clean.
    The tight front fender is quickly removed for off-road work.


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    That is interesting that front fender can be removed quickly.
    I thought something odd over the last couple of days.
    Seemed like the motojournalist would have mentioned that.

    So, if you are making time on a rainy day on a 50mph country road, you can keep the front fender on.
    Then, when you need to travel through some mud, you can take it off.
    Cool.
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  4. Richarde1605

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    It just took me less than a minute to unbolt the brace with guard attched, you wouldn't need, or want the the brace if it was that glue mud section, so an easy on off if needs be.
    I personally like low front guards, less crap in the face in most conditions, nice to know how easy it is, the toolkit has the required tools, but I cheated by using a 5mm allen at hand...


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    Excuse the bug guts, I do wash her occasionally, whether she needs it or not :-)
    Damn, another 30 seconds bolting back on...
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    Looks easy enough to add 4 spacers or several washers & 4 longer bolts and get a low fender lift.

    I'd keep the brace even if you lose the low fender. People pay $100+ for a traditional fork brace.
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    Nice!

    Why can't Suzuki do that with the DL650?

    With the MIGHTY DR you get really wet under your arms in raining conditions.

    I feel a HIMALAYAN vs DR650 thread coming down the pipe.

    JK.

    One is a dual sport, the other is an ADV BIKE.
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    How do the 705s work with this bike?

    I might go with a TR8 front & 244 rear.
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    A few owners out here, OZ have done that, I have could easily make spacers, I have a lathe and the material, just haven't bothered as I have had no problems thus far. The brace would clog fast anyway as the guard is recessed into it, you would only gain 3mm at most, with mad knobbies on you expect to be roosted...

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    My hardware store has round drilled metal rod in various lengths. Aluminum I think.
    Pick you raise - I'd go 3/4 or 1" and use Zinc coated 10.9 bolts. Run them longer than the fork threads and add a nylock nut on the other end & bam strong fender lift. Happy Trails builds K9 KB fork braces like this.
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    Tyres are very personal, you cheeky barsteward :-)
    What lube do use...

    I like thinned dishwashing liquid, but each to his, or her own...

    :-)

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    Redline or Motul 300v motor oil
    Belray grease
    RK chain lube

    And that tire choice...has worked great on every dual-sport I've owned.
    Alt might be E07 rear but 244 rears for the $ & life are great.
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    The front is solid, I have have and had other, including a few pushies that twist the front under braking, and braces are cool. Probably not needed unless motarding, in which case a flat 6mm alloy plate would do it with 17" wheels.
    Most of the predrilled stuff is used for standoffs not structure, and soft.
    Depends where you ride, the tyre clearance and 'the style' you fancy
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    Hahaha, I was asking about tyre mounting lube, I like a local diesel oil penrite, though I wish the the Shell Rotella available in the US was here also, it has a great reputation

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    Some of the stuff I carry, never seem to use it on my bike...[​IMG]

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    I us to use RuGlyde but NoMar tire mount lube is that much better.
    I have a Harbor Freight tire changer w/ Mojo adapters & a Mojo lever. I use a Marc Parnes static balancer. I'm into home mechanics.

    I have have used that Rotella oil.
    It's appeal is it's Walmart cheap.
    In the end it's only a type 3 hydrocracked dino oil. I use only ester based type V synth for engine life blood. I'm not a cheap bastard.
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    Yes an oil that meets the specs, I'd rather rely on more frequent changes, than the the theoretical benifits of expensive oil that has the same actual specification as a high quality dino oil. Some synth oils are rubbish, depends on what it is used for...
    I like tyre changing, very therapeutic :-)

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    "Once the bike has been inspected, it won’t go to a dealer until the dealer wants it. This is another break from the norm. Bikes won’t stack up at dealerships waiting for customers. Currently, there are 75 dealers throughout the US. Royal Enfield would like that number to rise to 125. In addition, Royal Enfield selects dealers in an unusual way. While some dealers are already selling other brands, Royal Enfield also enlists dealers who have small shops. The main thing is to have dealers who are enthusiastic about the brand."

    Now that is some excellent journalism.

    RENA have my vote of confidence!

    Great to read!
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