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  • MadGear77
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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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  • zestbiker
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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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  • varunaFRANCE
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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

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  • B7ACKTHORN
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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

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  • kiran2508
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    2021 Himalayan LEAKED
    https://www.autocarindia.com/bike-ne...s-month-419628

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  • blackice
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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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  • B7ACKTHORN
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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

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  • blackice
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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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  • kiran2508
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    Originally posted by kingslayer View Post

    Hey, guys. Just wanted to pick your brains about one thing.

    The bike has done about 120 km, and I went to take it out this morning and found that the engine oil was completely gone. Zilch; nothing. I park it in my garage so there's little to no chance of any leakage, as I would spot it, so signs on the engine as well. Could it be that the engine is burning it up due to poor sealing inside? If so, that would be a HUGE bummer. Any other possibilities, you think?

    Regards
    Experts have given their thoughts, let me aswell throw a stone at it while I can.

    A IC engine is guarded by laws of thermodynamics, so if your oil vanished without any clue and no way to back trace it? Smoke? Mixing? Burning? Crack in casing?
    The statement "engine oil was completely gone" needs more detailed post on how it was verified. Was it a dead cold engine, 0 warm up? Was the engine warmed up for 2mins and allowed to cooled for another 2mins? Please fill .... blanks. You are just being overly paranoid be it with bike delivery, how a bike engine operates etc etc. "pick your brains" is fine and fun at times, but request you to please do your do diligence.

    It wont hurt if you can drain the oil out into a fresh clean pan, measure the level in a measuring cup and re-pour the same if the level checks. Remember vaccine costs cheaper than operation in OT. A bottle of oil cost ₹800-1000, a rebuild costs ₹25K.
    Last edited by kiran2508; 01-08-2021, 04:29 AM.

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  • B7ACKTHORN
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    Originally posted by kingslayer View Post

    Hey, guys. Just wanted to pick your brains about one thing.

    The bike has done about 120 km, and I went to take it out this morning and found that the engine oil was completely gone. Zilch; nothing. I park it in my garage so there's little to no chance of any leakage, as I would spot it, so signs on the engine as well. Could it be that the engine is burning it up due to poor sealing inside? If so, that would be a HUGE bummer. Any other possibilities, you think?

    Regards
    KS, with the engine running, the oil level won't be visible, as the oil is being circulated inside the engine. Stop the engine, wait for 10 mins and if you'll observe the window you can get a correct picture. I'd recommend you to either put your bike on center stand or for an even better judgement, ask someone hold to the bike upright on a flat surface with the engine off and peeping down the window, should get the reading.

    Now, if, after the above process has been judiciously followed and yet you still have trouble viewing the oil, or the oil level isn't showing up, don't delay any further and take your bike ASAP to the SVC by topping up a liter to liter and half of engine oil.

    I'd recommend you to double check once again with the steps I've mentioned above. Keep us updated.

    Cheers!
    VJ
    Last edited by B7ACKTHORN; 01-08-2021, 01:28 AM.

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  • Mandar_C500
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    Originally posted by Jerry43 View Post
    Please check oil level after putting your bike on centre stand.
    it's highly unlikely that your new motorcycle will be burning oil.
    If you find that there is less oil in the window after putting the bike on the main stand, please don't jump to the conclusion that your bike is burning oil. Visit A$$ and do topup.
    Then keep an eye on the the oil level.
    It is very unlikely that the new bike consumes oil at such a pace.

    Be easy on the bike and the A$$ and enjoy the ride.

    Regards
    Mandar

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  • Jerry43
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    Please check oil level after putting your bike on centre stand.
    it's highly unlikely that your new motorcycle will be burning oil.

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  • Mandar_C500
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    Originally posted by kingslayer View Post

    Hey, guys. Just wanted to pick your brains about one thing.

    The bike has done about 120 km, and I went to take it out this morning and found that the engine oil was completely gone. Zilch; nothing. I park it in my garage so there's little to no chance of any leakage, as I would spot it, so signs on the engine as well. Could it be that the engine is burning it up due to poor sealing inside? If so, that would be a HUGE bummer. Any other possibilities, you think?

    Regards
    Was the bike parked on sidestand when you checked the oil level. Check the user manual, about how to check the oil level.

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  • kingslayer
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    Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post

    Starting off the bent radiator guard, get it replaced. Secondly, the small chip on the bottom tank weld seam is seen on some lots of the bikes, don't worry about that. Secondly, to the pressing issues; the sealant that you see is absolutely normal, give a small peek under the fuel tank where the valve cover is, and you will see enough sealant oozed out from the factory that is perfectly normal. Most of them will give away after washing and general use, they're absolutely harmless. Most bikes have excess sealant cooled off that way, perfectly normal.

    Secondly, the oil level being visibly high is absolutely normal. You'd be surprised even after your first service, the oil level will seem to be always full, it's nothing of a discomfort and it's perfectly okay. Just make sure you use the recommended 2L every service and you're all set. When you mean, the bike veering to the right with both hands off I reckon you were riding and if that's the case, all you need is to adjust your T stem slack, a tight one would mean it would veer to a certain direction, that's normal on most bikes, and all it takes is a few seconds to get it slacked.

    Also make sure you have the correct tire pressure. From my experience, the bikes have crazy tire pressure values, some extremely negative and some are way too optimistic even from the factory. Set your tire pressure to the recommended SOLO 25 front and 32 REAR.

    There's absolutely nothing to dismantle except the bent radiator guard, that's a bummer to be honest. But from the pictures, the rest seem to be as it should be.

    Good luck.

    Cheers!
    VJ
    Hey, guys. Just wanted to pick your brains about one thing.

    The bike has done about 120 km, and I went to take it out this morning and found that the engine oil was completely gone. Zilch; nothing. I park it in my garage so there's little to no chance of any leakage, as I would spot it, so signs on the engine as well. Could it be that the engine is burning it up due to poor sealing inside? If so, that would be a HUGE bummer. Any other possibilities, you think?

    Regards

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  • B7ACKTHORN
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    Originally posted by Gopi27k View Post

    Thanks mate B7ACKTHORN. I got a call from my dealer about this and he informed (info from RE to him) that Production has been stopped for now, and RE is looking if they can update the Himalayan with new features and release it soon to the recently booked customers or else they will delivery the bike as usual and launch 2021 REH with new updates after some months. Its already 80 days for me, and he asked to wait for some more time... Fingers crossed....!
    Indeed, I was to post the same picture -- two pictures of the same here. Glad you did it. On a lighter note, the only thing that's missing is wings for the motorcycle to be airborne. We'll have to see how this pans out, seems as though it is a production spec version that is being tested. Hopefully, the dash looks concise and doesn't swing a leg afar. Interesting times with RE. Keep your journey logged here.

    Good luck mate.

    Cheers!
    VJ

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