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  • Hi people. I've booked a snow white Himalayan on December end with a long waiting period. I have owned a Fz 25 earlier and sold that off after two years of ownership, riding 26k kilometres of mountain trips and little bit of commuting.
    Regarding the Himalayan, I'm eagerly looking forward to it. Already spoke to the service manager and he reluctantly agreed to let me put engine oil of my choice in the warranty period. I intend to use the Motul semi-synthetic.
    Is the Royal Enfield engine guard good? I also plan on getting the aluminium black handle bar with the aluminium bar end weights. Has anyone installed those? And finally, how much of a hassle is the cone set really? Thank you!

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    • Originally posted by blackice View Post
      Hi people. I've booked a snow white Himalayan on December end with a long waiting period. I have owned a Fz 25 earlier and sold that off after two years of ownership, riding 26k kilometres of mountain trips and little bit of commuting.
      Regarding the Himalayan, I'm eagerly looking forward to it. Already spoke to the service manager and he reluctantly agreed to let me put engine oil of my choice in the warranty period. I intend to use the Motul semi-synthetic.
      Is the Royal Enfield engine guard good? I also plan on getting the aluminium black handle bar with the aluminium bar end weights. Has anyone installed those? And finally, how much of a hassle is the cone set really? Thank you!
      Starting off with the coneset, the Himalayan comes with tapered roller bearings, they stay put just as you would on any normal motorcycle. The bike being heavy, and the braking load concentrated on the front would mean the coneset getting mildly loose at times with a KHAT sound during braking. Getting the T stem slack adjusted in that case solves such an issue. The black bar ends that do come with the loaded Sleet edition and the handle cross bar are a must have. They are extremely well built and they do reduce some vibrations on the handlebar when compared to the stock blocks, strongly recommend the weights along with the handle cross bar, helps reduce handlebar flex.

      It's good to hear someone accepting Motul is a better oil than LG, good for you. Keep a good rapport with the SVC Manager and it goes a long way. Good luck, enjoy your ride.

      Cheers!
      VJ

      Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
      The girl said, 'NO!'


      And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


      THE END

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      • It was a rather funny conversation actually. I told him that I'd like to use another engine oil of the same grade as recommended by RE, and that I'm making it clear before the purchase so as as to avoid hassle I told him I understand that they'd prefer me using the company oil. He smiled and said, "of course, I'm here to do business".
        Yes VJ, I will buy the aluminium bar end weights along with the black aluminium handle bar. It's written in the company website that the accessory handle bar isn't compatible with the stock bar end weights. Also I look forward to your inputs, and the rest of the members here on the journey of my ownership experience.
        Regarding the cone set issue, there is this youtuber whose channel goes by the name 'leuheanrede'. He suggested using sand paper on the T-stem area underneath the nut bolt. His theory was that due to the part underneath the nut being powder coated, it slips over time. Removing the powder coating makes it all metal contact and hence reduces the frequency in which the nut gets loose. I'll try it out on mine when I get the Himalayan. It's rather fun watching his videos.
        It's really tough to wait it out once one has made a decision regarding a purchase. Especially one as beautiful as the Himalayan. I plan on getting PPF done on the tank the day I get the bike. Any idea what it should cost approximately? Have a good day people!

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          • Yup, it seems the news is all around. Good to see some improvements, well, what and how much? Yet to be seen. The component I sorely miss are the knuckle guards, RE should definitely make it an OE one rather than an accessory. If my eye sight is good, seems the calipers have been blackened so ar the exhaust can heat shields. Let's see.

            Cheers!
            VJ
            Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
            The girl said, 'NO!'


            And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


            THE END

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            • hello guys . happy new year
              here is the guard i had bought in Sofia ( Bulgaria) last year .
              Made from a SW MOTECH stuff with better steal ... Hope i might go back there : very nice people
              riding : 70
              martial arts : 73
              loving to tour around : always

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              • Originally posted by varunaFRANCE View Post

                hello guys . happy new year
                here is the guard i had bought in Sofia ( Bulgaria) last year .
                Made from a SW MOTECH stuff with better steal ... Hope i might go back there : very nice people
                varunaFRANCE ,it is not visible
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                • Originally posted by blackice View Post
                  It was a rather funny conversation actually. I told him that I'd like to use another engine oil of the same grade as recommended by RE, and that I'm making it clear before the purchase so as as to avoid hassle I told him I understand that they'd prefer me using the company oil. He smiled and said, "of course, I'm here to do business".
                  Yes VJ, I will buy the aluminium bar end weights along with the black aluminium handle bar. It's written in the company website that the accessory handle bar isn't compatible with the stock bar end weights. Also I look forward to your inputs, and the rest of the members here on the journey of my ownership experience.
                  Regarding the cone set issue, there is this youtuber whose channel goes by the name 'leuheanrede'. He suggested using sand paper on the T-stem area underneath the nut bolt. His theory was that due to the part underneath the nut being powder coated, it slips over time. Removing the powder coating makes it all metal contact and hence reduces the frequency in which the nut gets loose. I'll try it out on mine when I get the Himalayan. It's rather fun watching his videos.
                  It's really tough to wait it out once one has made a decision regarding a purchase. Especially one as beautiful as the Himalayan. I plan on getting PPF done on the tank the day I get the bike. Any idea what it should cost approximately? Have a good day people!
                  PPF varies according to the company and the gloss level of the said PPF.
                  I have installed XPEL's Stealth PPF (gives a satin look to matte paint) on my snow white 2020 Himalayan.
                  I had asked them to wrap my front and rear fender, the tank and the side panels. This costed me 17,600 (without taxes) in Obsessive Compulsive Detailing in Chennai.
                  Would i recommend satin finish ?
                  Yes, since the bike looks fancy now.

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