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  • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    ALthough I would be on my RTR , but yes who would miss riding the beast in those area. Will try to get some jumping and mud slinging shots

    No pics as I have left photography, will try to get more videos for you all.
    Leaving on 2nd July,time left
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    • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

      Took my bike to 120 today. As mentioned before, it feels reluctant to go beyond 90, but after staying at 120 for a while, 100 seemed so natural on it. Great stability, no vibrations. True bliss 😇

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        Originally posted by batMobile View Post
        Took my bike to 120 today. As mentioned before, it feels reluctant to go beyond 90, but after staying at 120 for a while, 100 seemed so natural on it. Great stability, no vibrations. True bliss 😇
        Right. 85 to 90 is the sweet spot, and pushing it to 100 on a good high-way is doable, but what I would love to know is the vibe nature, and engine clatter. Any more user insights as to this, would be really helpful.

        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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          Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
          Right. 85 to 90 is the sweet spot, and pushing it to 100 on a good high-way is doable, but what I would love to know is the vibe nature, and engine clatter. Any more user insights as to this, would be really helpful.

          Cheers!
          VJ
          100 is not only doable, it's fun. Surprisingly, you feel very little engine clatter or vibrations at this speed. Push it further and the engine gets thrashy. Only let-down here is the braking. I really wish this bike had ABS. 😔

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            Hi guys. This question is for the riders who have crossed 2k Kms. Has the gear changing improved? i mean is it softer now? I test rode the TD vehicle. it has around 2500kms on it but the gear shifts are really hard. Harder than before the 1st service. Thanks in advance.
            One life to ride....

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              • I came across all types of roads.
              • Engine never gave up even once.
              • Amazingly designed chassy gave me enough confidence to attack any kind of corners (with a pillion & luggages).
              • I was so much careful on using the breaks since there is no ABS, but after the ride I got enough confidence to live with this.
              • Engine loves to be between 80 to 95 km with a pillion & luggage, and it can run all day (waiting to go for a solo ride and see how it performs).
              • Top speed was 115 km at 6k rpm.
              • Mileage was 28 which is not bad for a new 410 cc engine with luggage & pillion.
              • Gears are butter smooth and finding neutral has improved now.
              • Seats or awesome, not even a bit of wrist pain or fingers pain (am using TBG gauntlet sports gloves)
              • Found head lamp is not that good for the twisty roads in the mountains, wish it could have been mounted on the fork itself, but managed it with the auxiliary lamps.
              • Climbs uphil easily in 3rd gear, sometimes in 4th gear with right speed and handling.
              • Most important part is everybody looked at the bike and some are taken photos with that felt so happy & proud of my choice.


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              • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                Originally posted by Mohanlal View Post
                Today I got all these fixed

                1. Crash Guard - 700/-
                2. Projector LED Fog Lamp - 3800/-
                3. Mobile charger - 1350/- (From NH4)
                4. Fitting charges with switches 500/-

                How important the Brake guard is?
                Hi, Mohanlal. I too got the crash guard and Master Cylinder protector fixed from fixwell motors. The LED fog lamps look great!! I want to know where have you mounted the fog lamps? Is is on the Jerry cans mount frame? Could you please share photos of the same, along with the switches. Also can it be used in the city for night rides, or is it too bright? Thanks in advance. Many happy miles to you.

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                  Originally posted by vikky3319 View Post
                  Hi, Mohanlal. I too got the crash guard and Master Cylinder protector fixed from fixwell motors. The LED fog lamps look great!! I want to know where have you mounted the fog lamps? Is is on the Jerry cans mount frame? Could you please share photos of the same, along with the switches. Also can it be used in the city for night rides, or is it too bright? Thanks in advance. Many happy miles to you.
                  I got the LEDs Projectors from FixWell itself, it costed me 3,800/- Rs per pair and got it fixed from them only (Mechanic who works with them). The mechanic called Imran knows where to mount this and fix it well but make sure the wires are arranged properly. Mine has been fixed right above the Indicators, the clamps are connected to the Big bold behind the Indicator plastic guard.

                  In City, yes it might be too bright but you can adjust the angle in such a way that it doesn't bother the vehicles coming in the opposite direction. I do not use the projectors in the City.

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                    Beautiful, @Mohanlal. Just a few questions. I would love to know what saddlebag you are using, and the saddle bag fully loaded did it in anyway touch the exhaust? Secondly, you said two up, with the saddle bag in, how comfortable he/she was with with the saddlebag in place, and were the saddlebag straps routed underneath the seat or over the seat. Overall, very nice impressions. So, the dreaded false neutral and harder gear shifts were they getting bedded in? If you can throw in some thoughts that would be real helpful.

                    Also, would like to know about the luggage setup that you've been using, a little intro on the brand of saddlebags, tankbags, I am interested in those small cycle pannier kinda thing on your tank, let us know.

                    Cheers!
                    VJ
                    Last edited by B7ACKTHORN; 06-08-2016, 06:23 PM.
                    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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                    • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                      Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
                      Beautiful, @Mohanlal. Just a few questions. I would love to know what saddlebag you are using, and the saddle bag fully loaded did it in anyway touch the exhaust? Secondly, you said two up, with the saddle bag in, how comfortable he/she was with with the saddlebag in place, and were the saddlebag straps routed underneath the seat or over the seat. Overall, very nice impressions. So, the dreaded false neutral and harder gear shifts were they getting bedded in? If you can throw in some thoughts that would be real helpful.

                      Also, would like to know about the luggage setup that you've been using, a little intro on the brand of saddlebags, tankbags, I am interested in those small cycle pannier kinda thing on your tank, let us know.

                      Cheers!
                      VJ
                      Hey B7ACKTHORN,

                      Saddles bags are from NH4 Motorheads, Highway 200 is the model name which supports raised exhausts and it does not touch the exhaust at all. You can buy this both online & offline (if you are in Bangalore). These bags are way better than Camster bags made up of really hard material and multi layered construction. and 80% water resistant plus you can get rain covers which is extra. Costs Rs 3000+450/-

                      I placed this on top of the seat only but the pillion was able to comfortably sit throughout the ride, there are 2 ropes in each bag to tie it in the sides, plus one rope to tie behind the tail. The seller did not recommend this to be tied under the seat, as it might get damaged.

                      There is a provision to add extra cushion on top of the saddle bridge which goes above the seat.

                      Tank Side bags are from the same brand, you can even tie this in the crash guards according to you convenient. Costs Rs 1050/-

                      Tang Bag is from Viaterra, it's a magnet one. Costs Rs 3000/-

                      The gears are butter smooth now, and finding neutral is easier from 2nd gear. But still 1 to 2 gear shifting is hard with flip flops.

                      Hope I have answered your questions

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                      • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                        Originally posted by Mohanlal View Post
                        Hey B7ACKTHORN,

                        Saddles bags are from NH4 Motorheads...

                        Hope I have answered your questions
                        Appreciate your answers, Mohan. Thank you. If you can, do make a video of the bike fully loaded up so everyone here can get more insight as to the gear options for the Himalayan and overall the bike looks when fully loaded. Slick setup by the way.

                        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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                          Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
                          Appreciate your answers, Mohan. Thank you. If you can, do make a video of the bike fully loaded up so everyone here can get more insight as to the gear options for the Himalayan and overall the bike looks when fully loaded. Slick setup by the way.

                          Cheers!
                          VJ
                          Exactly! Great suggestion!

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                          • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                            Hello Himalayan Riders,

                            To be honest, I wasn't impressed by its design when I saw the pics. Have gone through a lot videos recently as I'm planning to buy a motorcycle around 1.8 Lakhs and guess what it has grown on me. I mean every review is like cherry on the cake and they all love it despite of few niggles(well which every motorcycle has). Going for a TD tomorrow but, tbf, I don't care coz I'm getting this beaut at extra budget no matter what. So I have few queries.

                            1) PDI.
                            2) Maintanence 'how to'(as I'm newbie in terms of touring motorcycle).
                            3) Must dos for city.
                            4) Waiting period for white one (I'm from Bangalore).

                            Would appreciate inputs from you'll.
                            Saying it again, I'm booking her tomorrow with a test ride. For me its little out of budget, but I can manage it by not eating lunch for for 10 months. That should do I guess. Thanks.

                            HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Pulsar RS200, KTM DUKE 200, Apache RTR 200.

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                            • Originally posted by tripster View Post
                              Hi guys. This question is for the riders who have crossed 2k Kms. Has the gear changing improved? i mean is it softer now? I test rode the TD vehicle. it has around 2500kms on it but the gear shifts are really hard. Harder than before the 1st service. Thanks in advance.
                              Hi tripster. I've covered more than 2500 kms now. Yes, gear shifts are a lot smoother now, and it's considerably easier to find neutral, except when the bike is stationary. The test vehicle you rode might be in desperate need for a service, as was the case when I went for a test ride as well.

                              Originally posted by Mohanlal View Post
                              I got the LEDs Projectors from FixWell itself, it costed me 3,800/- Rs per pair and got it fixed from them only (Mechanic who works with them). The mechanic called Imran knows where to mount this and fix it well but make sure the wires are arranged properly. Mine has been fixed right above the Indicators, the clamps are connected to the Big bold behind the Indicator plastic guard.

                              In City, yes it might be too bright but you can adjust the angle in such a way that it doesn't bother the vehicles coming in the opposite direction. I do not use the projectors in the City.
                              Hi Mohanlal. Thanks for sharing all the details. Do these LED lights have any brand? Can I order them online? I've never made any changes on my bikes, so I'm a little sceptical about it. Do these affect the battery life and performance? And don't you feel the single horn is a little weak?
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                              • Originally posted by batMobile
                                Hi Mohanlal. Thanks for sharing all the details. Do these LED lights have any brand? Can I order them online? I've never made any changes on my bikes, so I'm a little sceptical about it. Do these affect the battery life and performance? And don't you feel the single horn is a little weak?
                                Hey Bat, I have used these lights for my previous ride which is 770kms and haven't faced any issue with the other electricals. The seller said there won't be any issue using this as he has sold many of them so far but still he is a SELLER so i can't give you a solid answer as of now but after few rides and months only i will get to know.

                                I'll post my findings after fair amount of usage.

                                It doesn't affect the battery performance for sure because it works fine with the 12v power output. my only concern is about the overload on the fuse but as i said earlier there was no issue during the long ride.

                                I'm not much concerned about the horn because it has solved its purpose whenever i used it. Its an individual's preference. :|

                                They will courier it if you want, it doesn't have any brand name but i trusted because it has been sold by an authorised RE dealer.

                                Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
                                Appreciate your answers, Mohan. Thank you. If you can, do make a video of the bike fully loaded up so everyone here can get more insight as to the gear options for the Himalayan and overall the bike looks when fully loaded. Slick setup by the way.

                                Cheers!
                                VJ
                                Sure will do it whenever i get enough time. I'll also post a review of each saddle bags I have.

                                Yesterday i have given my white stallion for the below issues
                                1. Oil leakage from the engine head
                                2. Bad Engine noise in the continues ride / post 10 - 20 kms
                                3. Misfire
                                4. Tunings for mileage

                                Service centre people said they want to go for a long ride to check the noise issue so she will be there for couple of days or a week.

                                I want all these issues to be sorted out before next week as i hv plans to go to Sakleshpur.

                                After 4 days of continuous follow up I got the bike yesterday from Electronic city Motors, Bangalore.

                                Good things first
                                They have fixed all the above issues but I will get to know the real outcome only after a long ride.
                                1. Oil leakage - will get to know after a long ride.
                                2. Engine sound is better
                                3. Misfire has reduced.
                                4. Gears shifting is way better than earlier, very smooth actually.

                                waiting to have a long ride and check on these issues.

                                The technician (Sonesh) who has handled my Himalayan has told that, engine noise is a common issue across all the Bikes but no one has complined about it. He also said that RE is still collecting feedbacks and improvising the engine performance, may be the new batches are not having this issue and he wanted some time to evaluate this. He also said that he can fix new Engine's head from the new bike to figure out the issue, if it works then he will have to adjust the "Play" by giving it to the lathe workshop. I said I will have a long ride and come back on this.

                                Shockers They have crashed my bike during the test ride and did not even inform me while delivering, luckily I noticed it andgot really shocked with the way they handled the bike. Immediately I reported this to the Service Centre Manager Mr.Reddy, he has given a shock reaction and really got pissed off with his workers, then he promised to replace all the parts as soon as it reaches the store. When I asked for written confirmation they have given a promising words and sent me off (I do trust the Manager guy but still worried about this).

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