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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan
« Reply #60 on: July 24, 2018, 01:20:51 PM »
The Himalayan really intrigues me but for my use I can't see what has to over over my 88 Yamaha XT350, oh I know E start!

I will say it again. Yamaha needs to put an electric leg on it's 400cc lump, and put it in a  XT frame.  :food:
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan
« Reply #61 on: July 24, 2018, 03:30:16 PM »
Here is a link to a real-world use report from advrider.com:

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/royal-enfield-himalayan-owners-thread.1253460/page-69#post-35187012

Reply #1364

From that thread. Sounds familiar: 

“Re-grease the head bearings, swing arm bearings and suspension linkage ASAP. Think about fitting grease zerks to the linkage in order to lubricate this frequently. The grease work from factory has been sparing and lead to tightening of the head bearings and squeaking/premature wear of the swing arm and suspension linkage. ”

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan
« Reply #62 on: July 24, 2018, 04:20:51 PM »
I will say it again. Yamaha needs to put an electric leg on it's 400cc lump, and put it in a  XT frame.  :food:

I have zero interest in a Himalayan but I'd be all over a Yamaha XT400 like white on rice.  Upgrade the suspension on a SR400, mount a higher exhaust, put a luggage rack on the back and I'd do my best to wear it out over the next ten years. 

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan
« Reply #63 on: December 08, 2018, 03:40:17 PM »
I just happened to run across this really enjoyable, frank review of the Himalayan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQwA5t8cnkE

It's conducted on trails in southern Utah, which is beautiful enough to make me want to leave home.

The series is called "Brutally Frank Honest Reviews." [Fixed it.]

Anyway, I give this review 4 stars, and commend it to you all.

Moto

P.S. The bike itself seems pretty attractive to me.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2018, 04:41:40 PM by Moto »
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan
« Reply #64 on: December 08, 2018, 08:02:37 PM »
Utah has its charms but it is too far from civilization for permanent residence for my taste.
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan
« Reply #65 on: December 08, 2018, 08:24:07 PM »
I almost bought one.... the Stornello charmed me..... Still, a very nice bike and fair price...
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