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by nathanm
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Himalayan Compass?????
Replies: 18
Views: 683

Re: Himalayan Compass?????

I don't know about anyone else but on a £4k bike I can make do with a compass that doesn't work. Head gasket issues seem to be the order of the day at the minute though. If I was RE that's where I'd be focussing my resources first.
by nathanm
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Himalayan Compass?????
Replies: 18
Views: 683

Re: Himalayan Compass?????

It's a very common occurrence and deemed by many to be one of the quirks of the vehicle. There's no fix to it. It just sometimes doesn't work. Try riding in figure of eights is the common suggestion. I'd also suggest you head over to the Himalayan owners thread on advrider.com or one of the UK owner...
by nathanm
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: W2 Touring Adventure Boots
Replies: 21
Views: 632

Re: W2 Touring Adventure Boots

I tested the W2 as part of a group test of adventure boots for RiDE mag a few years ago. They were okay. Middle of the road. My pick of them all were the Gaerne All Terrain. A trials boot really but for an on and off bike adventure where you need comfort, support and waterproofing they were my pick ...
by nathanm
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.
Replies: 410
Views: 37570

Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

I think realistically they're never going to do a full recall on it because it would involve a redesign and re-issuing of the clocks, and I'd imagine commercially it makes 'better' sense just to keep chucking new ones on, much like Honda with the spokes on the Africa Twin. It is a shame they've not ...
by nathanm
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.
Replies: 410
Views: 37570

Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

It sounds like he did get a dud, and there have been a couple that have needed some extensive warranty work. Misting clocks and notchy head bearings seem to be the most common and it is a shame they can't get on top of those, especially given how basic the problems are. If you're looking for perfec...
by nathanm
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.
Replies: 410
Views: 37570

Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

It sounds like he did get a dud, and there have been a couple that have needed some extensive warranty work. Misting clocks and notchy head bearings seem to be the most common and it is a shame they can't get on top of those, especially given how basic the problems are. If you're looking for perfect...
by nathanm
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.
Replies: 410
Views: 37570

Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

Just been out on the bike with the Powertronic fitted and kind of working okay. It's still running a bit rich, even after running the configuration programme. You can fine tune but I've not got my head around that yet. Subjectively it seems to give more zip and surge in the midrange. Objectively, ri...
by nathanm
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.
Replies: 410
Views: 37570

Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

It's a shame you have to make it personal Sweeney Todd but if that's your take on it, fair enough. Grown men happy with the bike they've purchased. Can't see anything wrong with that. Why experiment with performance enhancing products? Because there are some out there claiming amazing things about t...
by nathanm
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.
Replies: 410
Views: 37570

Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

.......I was over at the development centre the other day and I have a fair idea as to what's coming next. It may or may not suit you down to the ground. I'm thinking it might, but it's a good way off yet. Anynews/rumours of an "Adventurised" 650 ? Unfortunately I'm not at liberty to say, but needl...
by nathanm
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.
Replies: 410
Views: 37570

Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

I'm getting confused here. Surely, by putting the Interceptor engine in a Himalayan, you'd be making a bigger, heavier more complex twin-cylinder motorcycle which is moving away from the ethos of what the Himalayan was all about: a simple, relatively light, low-powered single that'll go anywhere. N...

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