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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Quote Originally Posted by GauravD View Post
    BS4 is expected mid year as per Manzil Motors, Sohna Road, Gurgaon
    But BS4 becomes applicable from April 1,2017, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemanz View Post
    Just giving an update after completing 1000kms successfully. The bike is running smooth without any major issue, the suspension is good, tyres are doing well, engine is running smooth etc. A few things that I did notice are,

    4. The back wheel locks. Happened 2nd time for me. I was riding on a service road (50-60kmph)and an XUV guy was cutting in from the highway (he was coming in the opposite direction as mine). I hard braked and the rear wheel locked, it skid, but I didn't feel I lost control of the bike. It's good that I am not losing control of it, but it doesn't give me the confidence to ride at a higher speed. I am trying to brake 70-30 and also trying threshold braking, but there are just times when I instinctively hard brake. It's fine as long as I am riding alone, but what if I am with a pillon and I face a situation? Is it because of the brake pads? Tyre? Need some guidance here.
    5. One another problem I had was, the headlight throw was pretty low, hardly could see anything on roads with no streetlights. Have changed the headlight to Phillips, let's see how that holds up. But one question I had was, what should I do if the person coming in opposite direction is driving/riding on a high beam. I am literally blinded and couldn't figure out what to do apart from slowly down my speed. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tripster View Post
    Rear wheel locking can be of two things, either the braking system is so good that it's too good to be true or the rider is jamming or panic braking. Now, rear brake lock happens on almost all motorcycles, this is especially furthered when the weight distribution of the vehicle is a mismatch. Different bikes have different weight bias, the Himalayan being front heavy, tends to lock the rear wheel. Now, this can be overcome to an extent by using the 70/30 braking rule which means using the front brake 70% and the rear 30%. Try reducing the force on the rear brake, and try to adapt to tap the brakes lightly as opposed to a full pedal to the metal action.

    Secondly, make sure the bike is loaded in a fashion that rear end is loaded extra as opposed to the front end, in case of a trips or tours, this helps lighten the front end and gives emergency braking stability when the front brakes are locked, especially bikes without ABS and that are heavy, there is a reason why that front is 21 inch.

    Coming to high beams. This is an altogether topic of blinding, and we all know how tiring and irritating this high beams parody is. Well, to keep it short, when someone is on their HBs in the opposite direction, try to look to the side of the road, and low your beam immediately, this means your eyes are kept away from the glare and focus on the road, this means you can view actually what's underneath. It's takes a little practice and sometimes it's really hard to even discern what's underneath, but eventually you'll get the knack of it. Secondly, a scratched visor worsens the light scatter rate and blinds your vision completely hindering your sideways vision too, always make sure your helmet visor is spick-and-span, this reduces eye fatigue and helps you clearly see at night.

    Thirdly invest in antiglare glasses or something especially for riding, these come as both prescription and available off the shelf on request, can come in dandy handy. I use prescription glasses, they double as anti glare, so that do a good of reducing light scatter and glare.

    Hope it clears some air.

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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Quote Originally Posted by tripster View Post
    Thanks bro !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pique242 View Post
    But BS4 becomes applicable from April 1,2017, right?
    I had asked them about clarification on the same thing which he wasn't fully aware and declined to make a guess... I guess by mid year he may have meant April or so

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    Quote Originally Posted by GauravD View Post
    Thanks bro !

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    I had asked them about clarification on the same thing which he wasn't fully aware and declined to make a guess... I guess by mid year he may have meant April or so
    Thanks bro. I'm desperately waiting for it. Have been wanting to buy it for so long..
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    Hi Guys, I own a RE Himalayan, (October)Black color, I have clocked around 8k Kms till now.Well, the ownership experiencing has been fantastic and touch wood I have not face known problems which were shared by other owners,gears were hard but eventually became smooth after second servicing.
    Did a long trip to Hyderabad-Varanasai-kolkata-hyderabad in December, just before one day of the trip I was planning to take motorcycle around to check if all is right and the motorcycle refused to start in the morning, then it started and soon as I put it in gear it went off and refused to start.
    Called headway motors Kukatpally and they sent engineers who push started the motorcycle and and then everything went fine,whole trip my fingers were crossed and I refrained from switching off the mototcycle in fear that it might not start again ( in deserted places of course)..but it did happen near Gaya-Nalanda road- where a helpful tractor guy towed motorcycle using a rope and I push started it- that story for another time.

    Last week while returning from office it again happened, it stopped in middle of road and refused to start, I got one road side mechanic and this time push start also didnt help, so embarrassing to push a brand new model and motorcycle in full traffic.
    Well,called RSA guys, they promised to send tow vehicle in 2 hrs and thank god they did come in 2 hrs, we towed it to Headway Motors RE service center Kukatpally.
    The Manager Mr. Chandrasekhar is very nice man, he listened to each and every problem and assured that there is a faulty ( know to RE) part and it will be replaced free of cost, after 3 days part arrived-that is new magnetic coil and the big metal plate attached to it ( dont know what is it called)-both were replaced and motorcycle is running fine after that-there was one more HR number Himalayan there with same problem.
    Request you all RE Himalayan owners to go and get it checked at RE service centers as old starter motor may fail anytime-anywhere, and I assure you-push starting this motorcycle is impossible if you are alone.

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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Quote Originally Posted by Pique242 View Post
    Thanks bro. I'm desperately waiting for it. Have been wanting to buy it for so long..
    Me too bro however am planning to collect mine next month itself .. cant wait any longer :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by xfiasco View Post
    there is a faulty ( know to RE) part and it will be replaced free of cost, after 3 days part arrived-that is new magnetic coil and the big metal plate attached to it ( dont know what is it called)-both were replaced and motorcycle is running fine after that
    Bro is it possible you could let us know the part name once you find out .. am a prospect owner so just wanting to be sure of what i am doing

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    Bro is it possible you could let us know the part name once you find out .. am a prospect owner so just wanting to be sure of what i am doing[/QUOTE]

    It is Magnetic Motor ignition coil/stator coil rotor ( someone more knowledgeable on this forum can shed more light), this is first part if you open left side engine panel.

    But it should not be a problem for new buyers like you as this was identified in January itself by RE and has been rectified in newer models, I have posted only for Guys who bought before December just to make sure.
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    Hi,

    I have bought new REH its been a week. I am facing overheating issues in the traffic but I guess its normal for it being a high capacity engine. Another issue that I face is the cold start issue. The engine has to run at least 4-5 min or I have to use the chalk even when the engine is not used only for an hour or so. Anyone facing this issue or any advise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amal716 View Post
    Hi,

    I have bought new REH its been a week. I am facing overheating issues in the traffic but I guess its normal for it being a high capacity engine. Another issue that I face is the cold start issue. The engine has to run at least 4-5 min or I have to use the chalk even when the engine is not used only for an hour or so. Anyone facing this issue or any advise.
    Engine heating is normal in B2B traffic but you will not feel the same when cruising on highway more than 60+kmph.
    For starting please start the engine and keep it idling at around 1.5/2k rpm for 4-5 minutes, it will help engine to get at idle temperature and it will not stall( that's what I do daily).

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    Quote Originally Posted by xfiasco View Post
    Engine heating is normal in B2B traffic but you will not feel the same when cruising on highway more than 60+kmph.
    For starting please start the engine and keep it idling at around 1.5/2k rpm for 4-5 minutes, it will help engine to get at idle temperature and it will not stall( that's what I do daily).
    Do we have to do that every time the bike is idle for an hour or so.Or is it because of the carb settings I have kept it at almost 1.5krpm. What is the ideal setting?

    Thnaks!

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