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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Quote Originally Posted by Pique242 View Post
    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.

    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.

    Hey bro, the vibrations that you were facing could also be due to the abuse which test ride bikes actually go through coz the riders who test ride try to get every ounce put of juice of the engine to test its capability without a run in being done. So that may be a very important reason as to why you were facing vibrations.

    I have looked up a winds hield extension on Aliexpress which is manual (need it - pull it up types) so that is bound to help. Did this coz during my test rides I was facing the exact same issues. Not to forget I am 5 ft 9 too .. lol

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Universal-Motorcycle-Windshield-Airflow-Adjustable-Windscreen-extension-Deflector-for-fit-Kawasaki-BMW-Ducati-honda-KTM/32752527757.html?

    As mentioned before the clutch assembly can be changed in full by svc if you raise the issue since the H is supposedly being taken seriously by RE. The hard clutch has a workaround which is to replace the clutch cable by that of the Classic 350 which is longer than that of the H and hence eases up the clutch a trifle.

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    So it's been a month since I got my himalayan, till date clocked 1500 kms of happiness.
    Yesterday got the leg guard for
    the bike (bought it courtesy zana motorcycles).
    The bike is consistently giving an avg of 30 + for now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by masterminds View Post
    So it's been a month since I got my himalayan, till date clocked 1500 kms of happiness.
    Yesterday got the leg guard for
    the bike (bought it courtesy zana motorcycles).
    The bike is consistently giving an avg of 30 + for now.

    Looks pretty cool bro .. Even I have shortlisted this guy for the crash guards and the saddle stays... You have any comments on the quality of the crash guard ? How much did you get them for, if you dont mind ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GauravD View Post
    Looks pretty cool bro .. Even I have shortlisted this guy for the crash guards and the saddle stays... You have any comments on the quality of the crash guard ? How much did you get them for, if you dont mind ...
    It was couriered to me for 1600 bucks, quality wise it is good, fitting it is a bit complicated than normal guards.
    I had to carry a pic to my mechanic to show him how it's installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pique242 View Post
    Hi friends,
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    Your observations are true. The bike heats up in city. Single cylinder 400cc drawback. The TD bikes are messed up and are from 1 st lost so mostly they are bad. Clutch change helped my 1st lot bike a lot. The vibrations can be handled by a bit of torquing which TD bikea are mostly noy given even after the abuse. The windshield works only with closed lid. Its removal just means your torso getting the blast instead of face and you feel tired after say 500 km more than if you are using one. The wind deflector will be a good option to prevent this. The H is a very good compromise of a lot of things. Offroading, touring, commuter. but it solely depends on your personal choice. Its master on none but jack of all. D400 is one other option but then you lose on the offroading capability. Not that you can't take D to offroads bit you won't be much comfortable. The H can take you to a lot of places where we don't wish to take our beloved machines without a heart ache. If possible ride a rider's bike. And if you can wait the Katoom Adv390 will be coming. BUT, a big latino one that is, it would be priced around 3lakh. Just my guess after seeing the pricing of Duke 390.

    The H is a beautiful bike if you can live with its idiosyncrasies. The new ones have smootherand softer clutch. Vibes are far less than for a guy who has been riding a Bullet for years. Other bike owners differ though. Ridesafe \m/
    One life to ride....

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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Quote Originally Posted by masterminds View Post
    Looks good amigo. What's next in line? When are you getting the off-road exhaust?

    Just out of curiosity, what is that red sticker you have on the lower mudguard?

    Cheers and regards,
    Safe riding!
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    Bro just curious - If you look at the front wheel in the pic ... does it not seem misaligned with the forks or is it just because of the way the pic has been taken ?
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    And if I lay down my bike today
    I pray to God I walk away...
    I walk away to ride another day


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajeet Padhi View Post
    Looks good amigo. What's next in line? When are you getting the off-road exhaust?

    Just out of curiosity, what is that red sticker you have on the lower mudguard?

    Cheers and regards,
    Safe riding!
    Thanks buddy, as of now not much on my mind, I haven't heard the other exhaust due to it being out of stock will listen and decide if it's worth it.

    Haha, the red eyesore sticker is my company parking sticker .

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    Quote Originally Posted by GauravD View Post
    Bro just curious - If you look at the front wheel in the pic ... does it not seem misaligned with the forks or is it just because of the way the pic has been taken ?
    Really ?, Will physically have a proper look at it today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterminds View Post
    Really ?, Will physically have a proper look at it today.
    Sure bro... maybe I am wrong however I would hate to see such a beautiful machine live with this defect ... if you look at the distance of the fork from the tyre from the points shown by yellow lines it seems that the gap varies...

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    As I lay my rubber on the street
    I pray for traction I can keep
    But if I spin and begin to slide
    I pray, dear God please protect my ride
    And if I lay down my bike today
    I pray to God I walk away...
    I walk away to ride another day


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