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    Post Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Quote Originally Posted by hd_hardikdesai View Post

    I just had one question as I am getting a lot of wind noise in my helmet as the windshield is short as I am 5'11 the wind directly hits the visor and causes a lot of noise from 65km+ speeds. Earlier I thought it could be a windy climate ������.
    I am a newbie to riding with big plans. Soo I have searched for a windshield extender will it suffice?
    The windshield deflects air causing flutter and vortex in front of the helmet which will make the helmet flutter rapidly left and right, happens with the Himalayan. The solution is to either remove the windshield completely or cut a portion of the visor, as Bhpians recommend. Aesthetically it isn't pleasing to watch the Himalayan without a visor a trimmed down one. But installing an aftermarket visor extension really helps. Check Aliexpress, you have clip on visors.

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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Quote Originally Posted by zestbiker View Post
    @hd_hardikdesai
    cut the windshield by a few inches and the windy weather at the helmet level will disappear-i have also done it-i cut off 130mm from the top
    I don't think soo i would like to cut it, I am thinking of extending the windshield or if that doesn't work then I'll completely remove it.
    Anyways planning an upgrade from my existing helmet which served me for over 3 years, so maybe that might help me bring down the noise levels.

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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Quote Originally Posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
    The windshield deflects air causing flutter and vortex in front of the helmet which will make the helmet flutter rapidly left and right, happens with the Himalayan. The solution is to either remove the windshield completely or cut a portion of the visor, as Bhpians recommend. Aesthetically it isn't pleasing to watch the Himalayan without a visor a trimmed down one. But installing an aftermarket visor extension really helps. Check Aliexpress, you have clip on visors.

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    Thanks a lot shedding some light on the windshield extender, I'll book it from bangood or AliExpress and share the review how does it feel then.

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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Quote Originally Posted by hd_hardikdesai View Post
    Thanks a lot shedding some light on the windshield extender, I'll book it from bangood or AliExpress and share the review how does it feel then.
    You can buy WS extender from Bike n Biker. Online or from store (Bangalore). Bit expensive though.

    https://www.bikenbiker.com/collectio...or-ergo-232-82

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_Ride View Post
    You can buy WS extender from Bike n Biker. Online or from store (Bangalore). Bit expensive though.

    https://www.bikenbiker.com/collectio...or-ergo-232-82
    The same windshield I am getting from bangood for 2400~ 2600. I have loved the products of bike and biker but they all seam to be on the pricier side.

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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    In my case, the wind hits exactly at the top of my helmet, as I am shorter than you. I bought a 3M ear plugs for 139rs and used it with a balaclava. The wind noise was reduced considerably at 100kmph. Still a slight buzz. I think it's manageable. But, I tested it only for 20-30 minutes ride due to lockdown. So, I don't know, how it will hold for long duration.

    Also, I had seen a wind deflector from a website called themotostore.in for 2500rs.

    https://themotostore.in/products/air...cle-windshield
    Quote Originally Posted by hd_hardikdesai View Post
    The same windshield I am getting from bangood for 2400~ 2600. I have loved the products of bike and biker but they all seam to be on the pricier side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackspark3 View Post
    In my case, the wind hits exactly at the top of my helmet, as I am shorter than you. I bought a 3M ear plugs for 139rs and used it with a balaclava. The wind noise was reduced considerably at 100kmph. Still a slight buzz. I think it's manageable. But, I tested it only for 20-30 minutes ride due to lockdown. So, I don't know, how it will hold for long duration.

    Also, I had seen a wind deflector from a website called themotostore.in for 2500rs.

    https://themotostore.in/products/air...cle-windshield
    These are the same visors that are available from Aliexpress at much cheaper prices. I've used these on my Himalayan and yes they do make life much comfortable from wind buffeting.

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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Quote Originally Posted by blackspark3 View Post
    In my case, the wind hits exactly at the top of my helmet, as I am shorter than you. I bought a 3M ear plugs for 139rs and used it with a balaclava. The wind noise was reduced considerably at 100kmph. Still a slight buzz. I think it's manageable. But, I tested it only for 20-30 minutes ride due to lockdown. So, I don't know, how it will hold for long duration.

    Also, I had seen a wind deflector from a website called themotostore.in for 2500rs.

    https://themotostore.in/products/air...cle-windshield
    That windshield seams perfect for my liking, but I have a feeling that I might have to trim them little from sides to match with the bikes aesthetics.
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    I was so excited to squeeze in a ride after purchasing the Himalayan Rock Red BS6 version, but lockdown and COVID19 spoied the craze to an extent for 3 months, as I could hardly ride in my area.
    As soon as the ASC opened I got the bike serviced with around 430km on the odo. Instantly after the 1st service I felt the bike got a little smooth overall and also the low end pull started getting better, earlier I had to be around 18kmph-20kmph to shift from 1st gear to 2nd gear now I can shift around 15kmph smoothly and if I use clutch I can even shift around 12kmph, not sure what RE guys did but I am happy. The bike use to vibrate as I cross 3k rpm in all gears I don't know if it's RE trademark 😜
    So I didn't complain that either similarly the vibes to got mild but they are present, have seen many reviews and vlogs on YouTube saying the bike doesn't vibrate at all till 100kmph so maybe as I clock kms it will all settle down.
    Surprisingly the gearshift tends to be clunky at times and the gear position indicator slows -- or wrong gear and it takes a while to correct it.

    Finally this weekend I managed to surprise myself with a suddenly planned ride of around 500km and that connected me with the bike on a different level.

    1) On day one I faced the heaviest rains ever with Thunderstorms and the visibility was reduced to few feets infact the bike was literally moving sideways due to rain and wind but it never felt scary or I was loosing the control or anything and to save the day built in hazard light came into picture.

    2) Day two was a sunny dry day with occasional cloud cover and the temperature was on display was around 40° to 46° during the entire ride which i felt was descent considering the bike is still under 1k kms the engine is still new.

    3) The bike could easily reach the speeds of 80kmph-90kmpl beyond which I had to twist the throttle a bit more to get going this is where I felt the bike could do with some more horses. The vibes used to creep in as i crossed 4k rpm on each gear as probably the bike has never been on those rpms before.

    4) This being my 1st ever 500km ride I was purely comfortable with zero back,wrist, shoulder pain. Only that my butt started to hurt after 50kms, maybe getting use to this seat will take time anyway I am planning for a seat cover with foam 😁 that should help.

    5) During rains I felt like a celebrity as everyone was looking at the bike and complimenting the colour and the looks, but on a serious note when the bike is wet the colour looks really attractive.
    I don't find any options to post pictures as I am using my phone's browser to post this, in future will surely put lot of pics.

    6) I couldn't believe my eyes when I was calculating kitna deti hai stuffs. During the ride I
    Refiled only once and that to as the petrol was 10rs cheaper than in my state 😂.
    I got a mileage of close to 41kmpl that's insane and I was damn happy to see this and to double check I again refuel today and same, the mileage was close to 40kmpl as the guy filled 200ml more even after me saying to stop 🙄.
    TBH this 411cc engine is giving me more mileage than my 125cc access 🤣🤣.
    But in the City I get around 30kmpl that to in b2b traffic during my office commute. This city mileage was before the 1st service by the way

    7) The suspension I found it a little stiff in the city but on the highway it classy just the perfect setup. I went in to two big potholes and I couldn't even feel anything it was like I just went over some regular uneven surface.

    8) The lights are shit I doubt they are even useful even my access 35W bulb does more good. Soo looking for an LED upgrade and still if I find it insufficient then will go for extra aux lights.

    Soo to sum it up i am happy with the bike and a big thumbs up for anyone planning to go for this bike.
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    Post Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Quote Originally Posted by hd_hardikdesai View Post
    2) Day two was a sunny dry day with occasional cloud cover and the temperature was on display was around 40° to 46° during the entire ride which i felt was descent considering the bike is still under 1k kms the engine is still new.

    8) The lights are shit I doubt they are even useful even my access 35W bulb does more good. Soo looking for an LED upgrade and still if I find it insufficient then will go for extra aux lights.

    Soo to sum it up i am happy with the bike and a big thumbs up for anyone planning to go for this bike.
    Congratulations. A couple of things, better lighting, wind screen buffeting and the feel of low power higher RPMs, but that's how the bike is, 80 to 100 is forte, and the way one relearns to adapt to extract the maximum torque is where the bike's sweet spot lies.

    Ride safe!

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