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by nathanm
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.
Replies: 458
Views: 63180

Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

No real differences Onyerbike. I think they tweaked a few little bits; like the throttle cable routing to avoid it snapping as there had been a few cases of it, but definitely nothing major between 18 and 19 bikes. I've had both years and can't tell any difference.
by nathanm
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.
Replies: 458
Views: 63180

Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

I don't think anyone knows at the minute other than that it was a rental bike. Good point about lack of any other damage. I can't say I'm personally fussed by it. Maybe I should be. But my thought is that until it starts happening to one owner bikes with known usage (outside of India) then I'm not g...
by nathanm
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: John O’Groats to Land’s End
Replies: 3
Views: 2629

Re: John O’Groats to Land’s End

This is the route I use. Avoids most built up areas. About 1400 miles all up.

http://www.gettingintoadventure.com/gar ... the-route/
by nathanm
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.
Replies: 458
Views: 63180

Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

Hi Himalyees. A couple of questions please. 1 - I read Nathan Millward’s and Chris Scott’s excellent write ups but don’t remember either of them mention the chain. Is it a quality item? Adjustment? Lubing? Etc.... 2 - It has a very low seat height and I need a very high seat height (my 1200gs is 93...
by nathanm
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: Hi fellow RE Himalayan owners, and all adventure riders!
Replies: 26
Views: 7220

Re: Hi fellow RE Himalayan owners, and all adventure riders!

The brains of RE are mainly based in Leicester at the technology centre at Bruntingthorpe so it's a shame that there's such a disconnect between the niggles on the ground here in the UK and the ability to get them cured back at the factory. You'd think it'd be straight forward, especially with the r...
by nathanm
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Himalayan Compass?????
Replies: 18
Views: 1817

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: 1817

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: 22
Views: 6225

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: 458
Views: 63180

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: 458
Views: 63180

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...

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