Hi fellow RE Himalayan owners, and all adventure riders!

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

Post by Landsurfer » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:38 am

The strange noise is vibration between the headlamp rim and the shell ... lots of them have it ... I put 2 layers of electrical tape between the rim and shell and it has gone forever ...

My number 1 tip .... get some mirror extenders from Amazon ..... all the wind buffet disappears ...
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HIMALAYAN. :)

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

Post by Jak* » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:04 pm

Still loving mine. I intend to do my own servicing once it is out of warranty. I expect I will change the oil and filter every 3000 mile but do a full check every 6,000.
More accessories etc are starting to appear now, Hitchcock have quite a few including some go faster bits if that is your thing. The biggest improvement I have made is cutting the side stand down. The bike was far too vertical before and you has to be really careful when leaving it in the side stand. I would be interested to know what tyres people use if they have changed them. I find the standard Pirellis okay on the road and dry dirt but they clog up easily in wet mud. Once they get over about 3,000 miles they start to feel a bit skittish when going over white lines etc.
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Re: Hi fellow RE Himalayan owners, and all adventure riders!

Post by crofty » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:33 pm

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

Post by Godspeed » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:31 pm

Hoping to go test ride one tomorrow and maybe part ex my CB500X in for one....
We shall see 👍
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Re: Hi fellow RE Himalayan owners, and all adventure riders!

Post by dave h » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:36 pm

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

Post by Baldybloke » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:30 pm

Bought a Himalayan just before Xmas and love it. Also had a few Armstrong MT500's year's back which were ok and probably more solidly built. Only time will tell.

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

Post by Godspeed » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:01 am

Baldybloke wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:30 pm
Bought a Himalayan just before Xmas and love it. Also had a few Armstrong MT500's year's back which were ok and probably more solidly built. Only time will tell.
Yep, remember my MT500 well. Motor was nice, but awkward kick start on the left which sometimes could be a little temperamental especially when it stalled halfway up a slope off road.... or under mud 😂
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XR125L (workhorse)

ANF125 (Distance, loads up well)

Monkey Bike (Fun, for light off-road)

C90 (off Road mean machine)

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

Post by Tonibe63 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:53 am

Godspeed wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:31 pm
Hoping to go test ride one tomorrow and maybe part ex my CB500X in for one....
We shall see 👍
I would be interested to hear how they compare :?:
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Re: Hi fellow RE Himalayan owners, and all adventure riders!

Post by Godspeed » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:39 am

Tonibe63 wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:53 am
Godspeed wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:31 pm
Hoping to go test ride one tomorrow and maybe part ex my CB500X in for one....
We shall see 👍
I would be interested to hear how they compare :?:
Loads more down low torque, much like the MT500 but in a better road bike chassis. Took it down a potholed lane and I’d be more comfortable taking the Himalayan down it than the CB500x. Felt like weight was much lower down. May see what they’ll do on a part ex. cause I really enjoyed the ride
CBF125 (Sports tourer)

XR125L (workhorse)

ANF125 (Distance, loads up well)

Monkey Bike (Fun, for light off-road)

C90 (off Road mean machine)

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

Post by chunky butt » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:54 am

Really like the look of these, and havnt heard a bad word said about them, enjoy :D

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