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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ajeet Padhi View Post
    Ouch! Sorry to hear about it.
    Glad to know that only minor damages are there and the parts are cheap and easily replaceable.
    I hope it will be like the "kaala teeka" to ward off any evil eye, boley toh kisi ki nazar na lage.


    Cheers and regards,
    Safe Riding!

    PS: Well, technically it is not entirely your fault.




    Please elaborate. I'm not getting your point regarding a tricky side stand.

    Cheers and regards,
    Safe riding!
    Long time no see buddy, howz your bike now. The first damage always hurts a lot no matter how small it is . Hope to see you around here more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GauravD View Post
    Yes absolutely dust settling issues and rusting are definite potential issues which even i thought of, unless its made of nylon which I feel may not absorb water. But even then I would be going for the un-roped ones. Vibhas quoted INR 3,200 for both, if I went to his factory and had it fitted. Did not query about the courier charges since I would personally go across, would help in checking out the quality myself before I buy it. Yeah totally agree with you - it looks slick with the rear rack, no idea why he took it off though.

    Cheers mate !
    So, I came across this today. I liked the idea of it. There is this person called Monish Patel who designed it. It cost about 2500 + shipping. Person to contact - Jigar Gangar on FB.

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    Exploring new trails on a Royal Enfield Himalayan, Hero Impulse and Karizma. Found a hard packed gravel road and boy did Himalayan deliver. Himalayan in not an Enduro/Trail machine but gravel is where it feels home. This was just recce and we will hit the entire section with the gang soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irumbu_kudhirai View Post
    The side stand is not well angled enough to park the bike on. U need a high ground to park the bike comfortably on its side.
    Haven't encountered such problems, but I noticed that the stand does allow certain degrees of movement which changes the leaning angle of the stationery bike. I use the center stand exclusively and side stand only on flat and solid ground surface. I have always been wary of the side stand, glad to know that it is something to be wary of.

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    Safe riding!

    Quote Originally Posted by masterminds View Post
    Long time no see buddy, howz your bike now. The first damage always hurts a lot no matter how small it is . Hope to see you around here more often.
    Yup, I was away to attend a cousin's wedding, came back this Sunday. The bike is running good and smooth, has done 950kms so far. The lower mud guard of the front wheel has lost 2 screws which has resulted from vibrations. They do get loose with time and need to be checked regularly.

    True that the first damage always hurts a lot more no matter how small.

    PS: Congrants for the new SOL helmet!

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    Safe riding!
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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan First Ride...

    So Guys! I had the Pleasure of Riding the Himalayan for a while as my friend Exchanged it for my bike ( An RS200) and Boy, It Was a pleasure to Ride!
    I Had Some thoughts on it and Made a First Ride Video of it.



    Hope you Guys Enjoy it!

    Also Do Let me Know What you think!

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    I faced my first trouble today... It's been lurking around for 2-3 days I guess... It all started with my battery warning indicator glowing in the evening 2 days back... I noticed the indicator glowing when the headlight was switched on and not when switched off...
    Today had little trouble starting the bike..It was not cranking properly...After 3 attempts it started and I drove to my office (9kms)... Switched off the engine as usual when I reached office...
    My instinct told to try starting again and that's when the battery gave up...It didn't fire at all...Tried few more than 5 times and stopped that...
    Thankfully I was able to start by pushing the bike in 1st gear (felt bad for such state on a FLAGSHIP model)... And drove straight to the service center...

    Was told there might be a problem with the Charging Coil or the battery itself and will get it fixed by tomorrow... Now have to wait and watch...

    If anyone faced this with the Himalayan please let me know how it got resolved!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by irumbu_kudhirai View Post
    I faced my first trouble today... It's been lurking around for 2-3 days I guess... It all started with my battery warning indicator glowing in the evening 2 days back... I noticed the indicator glowing when the headlight was switched on and not when switched off...
    Today had little trouble starting the bike..It was not cranking properly...After 3 attempts it started and I drove to my office (9kms)... Switched off the engine as usual when I reached office...
    My instinct told to try starting again and that's when the battery gave up...It didn't fire at all...Tried few more than 5 times and stopped that...
    Thankfully I was able to start by pushing the bike in 1st gear (felt bad for such state on a FLAGSHIP model)... And drove straight to the service center...

    Was told there might be a problem with the Charging Coil or the battery itself and will get it fixed by tomorrow... Now have to wait and watch...

    If anyone faced this with the Himalayan please let me know how it got resolved!!
    There is a issue with the coil, many people have reported the same.

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    Hi friends,

    Due to few valuable contacts, I got Himalayan yesterday evening for weekend ride. It is a test ride bike which they have given me. I shall return it on Monday morning.

    Went to hills yesterday night, I must say its torquey engine makes it a breeze to ride on the hills inclines. But the high front end did make me nervous on corners and thin front wheel made me nervous that it would skid on gravels. Maybe I am not used to it.
    Most of the times when other bikers were changing gears on inclines, I was just relaxing and playing with throttle on 2 gear.

    This morning I left for a 200kms ride to have a good feel of it for touring as well as little off roading. Here are my views, please feel free to correct me if I'm doing something wrong:

    1. The bike does feel heavy in traffic especially when you have to filter in close places between car. The other 100-150cc bikers gave me dirty looks for going too slow or blocking their way :P

    2. The engine is very powerful and never felt underpowered to overtake cars going even at 70.

    3. Engine did heat up in traffic, felt significant heat on my shins and feet. Even in high speed cruising, I felt it some heat on upper shins.

    4. The bikes engine is powerful, but I felt the vibrations a little too much for touring purpose. My feet felt a little numb after 100kms. Even the handle bar were vibrating a little way too much for me. Even though I was wearing gloves. I feel the engine should be a little more vibration free and refined.

    5. The wind deflector, didn't work that great. But putting down helmet visor did help a little. Otherwise all the air was hitting my face and giving 'gshhhgshhh' sound, after I put my helmet visor down it was much better.

    6. Gear shifting were very hard, I had to rev it to between 2.5-3.5 k to change them. Anything above or less made it difficult to shift.

    7. Clutch was very hard too, my fingers are paining a little right now.

    7.1 the bike is awesome when it comes to mild off roading, there were times when I was cruising at 60-70 when I saw a sudden bad patch of road. I mean really bad patch. All I did was stand on the pegs and let the bike handle the bumps. I simply sat down after bad patches went away. Hehe.

    8. The posture didn't seem the best to be riding for long. It is up right but it did make my shoulders hunch a little. Just a little but still. I'm 5'9 with fairly long hands :P

    9. The bike reached 80kmph at 4000rpm on 5th gear. Even at that speed I didn't feel comfortable with vibrations I was facing. For long tours, the vibrations causes lots of fatigue to me.

    I had test rode the bike for 2 kms thrice before from their showrooms . I didn't face these problems and difficulties before. I guess it makes a difference when you test ride it for longer periods. I still have full day to test it tomorrow. What I can say is I'm not very impressed. Maybe I was expecting too much out of it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pique242 View Post

    3. Engine did heat up in traffic, felt significant heat on my shins and feet. Even in high speed cruising, I felt it some heat on upper shins.

    4. The bikes engine is powerful, but I felt the vibrations a little too much for touring purpose. My feet felt a little numb after 100kms. Even the handle bar were vibrating a little way too much for me. Even though I was wearing gloves. I feel the engine should be a little more vibration free and refined.

    5. The wind deflector, didn't work that great. But putting down helmet visor did help a little. Otherwise all the air was hitting my face and giving 'gshhhgshhh' sound, after I put my helmet visor down it was much better.

    6. Gear shifting were very hard, I had to rev it to between 2.5-3.5 k to change them. Anything above or less made it difficult to shift.

    7. Clutch was very hard too, my fingers are paining a little right now.

    7.1 the bike is awesome when it comes to mild off roading, there were times when I was cruising at 60-70 when I saw a sudden bad patch of road. I mean really bad patch. All I did was stand on the pegs and let the bike handle the bumps. I simply sat down after bad patches went away. Hehe.

    8. The posture didn't seem the best to be riding for long. It is up right but it did make my shoulders hunch a little. Just a little but still. I'm 5'9 with fairly long hands :P

    9. The bike reached 80kmph at 4000rpm on 5th gear. Even at that speed I didn't feel comfortable with vibrations I was facing. For long tours, the vibrations causes lots of fatigue to me.

    I had test rode the bike for 2 kms thrice before from their showrooms . I didn't face these problems and difficulties before. I guess it makes a difference when you test ride it for longer periods. I still have full day to test it tomorrow. What I can say is I'm not very impressed. Maybe I was expecting too much out of it..
    Hey Pique,

    I am glad that you got a chance to test it for such a long time. Most of the points that you stated are in alignment with the experience I have had with my H. I am commenting only on the ones in which my experience has been a bit different.

    3. In city it does it heat up like hell. But when cruising most (90%) times I haven't felt the heat. 10% times, agree with you that I have felt the heat.

    4. Not sure why you felt the vibrations, I have taken it till 100kmph (Not a fan of speed, hence forgive me). Only at 90kmph (4.5K rpm) I felt the vibrations, not sure why only at that speed it's sudden vibrating a lot, but post that till 100kmph, no vibrations.

    5. For my height, 6 1'wind deflector isn't much useful either. Remove it and you will feel better when riding, but trust me, suddenly your H won't look like Himalayan anymore. hence I put it back, and I close down the visor (as you did) works better!

    6. Gear shifting has been a problem. RE is well aware of this and they are taking necessary steps to change the clutch assembly for the bikes that have this problem.

    7. Clutch? If you have gone through the earlier posts, in one of the posts, tripster has re-routed his clutch. It helps. If still it doesn't, use classic 350 ka clutch cable. Very smooth.

    8. I love the upright position.

    9. No clue why you had vibrations. :/

    Hope others can share their experiences on the points raised by you

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pique242 View Post
    Hi friends,

    Due to few valuable contacts, I got Himalayan yesterday evening for weekend ride. It is a test ride bike which they have given me. I shall return it on Monday morning.

    Went to hills yesterday night, I must say its torquey engine makes it a breeze to ride on the hills inclines. But the high front end did make me nervous on corners and thin front wheel made me nervous that it would skid on gravels. Maybe I am not used to it.
    Most of the times when other bikers were changing gears on inclines, I was just relaxing and playing with throttle on 2 gear.

    This morning I left for a 200kms ride to have a good feel of it for touring as well as little off roading. Here are my views, please feel free to correct me if I'm doing something wrong:

    1. The bike does feel heavy in traffic especially when you have to filter in close places between car. The other 100-150cc bikers gave me dirty looks for going too slow or blocking their way

    2. The engine is very powerful and never felt underpowered to overtake cars going even at 70.

    3. Engine did heat up in traffic, felt significant heat on my shins and feet. Even in high speed cruising, I felt it some heat on upper shins.

    4. The bikes engine is powerful, but I felt the vibrations a little too much for touring purpose. My feet felt a little numb after 100kms. Even the handle bar were vibrating a little way too much for me. Even though I was wearing gloves. I feel the engine should be a little more vibration free and refined.

    5. The wind deflector, didn't work that great. But putting down helmet visor did help a little. Otherwise all the air was hitting my face and giving 'gshhhgshhh' sound, after I put my helmet visor down it was much better.

    6. Gear shifting were very hard, I had to rev it to between 2.5-3.5 k to change them. Anything above or less made it difficult to shift.

    7. Clutch was very hard too, my fingers are paining a little right now.

    7.1 the bike is awesome when it comes to mild off roading, there were times when I was cruising at 60-70 when I saw a sudden bad patch of road. I mean really bad patch. All I did was stand on the pegs and let the bike handle the bumps. I simply sat down after bad patches went away. Hehe.

    8. The posture didn't seem the best to be riding for long. It is up right but it did make my shoulders hunch a little. Just a little but still. I'm 5'9 with fairly long hands

    9. The bike reached 80kmph at 4000rpm on 5th gear. Even at that speed I didn't feel comfortable with vibrations I was facing. For long tours, the vibrations causes lots of fatigue to me.

    I had test rode the bike for 2 kms thrice before from their showrooms . I didn't face these problems and difficulties before. I guess it makes a difference when you test ride it for longer periods. I still have full day to test it tomorrow. What I can say is I'm not very impressed. Maybe I was expecting too much out of it..
    Hellos, I would just like to say, If your heart is not happy with it, dont go for it. No matter what people tell you. Try out different bikes from different manufactures till you find the one !
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