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    Himalayan LED aux lights mounting

    That's a smart design Rubicon. Had I known about those earlier I probably would have gone for them. I have mine coming off the side crash bars, but a little worried they are going to interfere with the side mounting bags (yet to purchase)...
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    New Himalayan - preventative maintenance ideas?

    Thanks Roy for the insights. Any tips on how you measure and apply the 1 thou preload to the bearing? Torque on the tightening bolt or some other measure?
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    New Himalayan - preventative maintenance ideas?

    @petespace1 - great video, thanks for posting. @Morgan60 - noted on the Battery tender, I learnt the hard way on this one and have had the tender connected ever since!!
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    New Himalayan - preventative maintenance ideas?

    I have a new RE Himalayan Euro 5. Only 70 miles from the showroom thus far and will be looking to rack up some miles on her this summer. She is fairly immaculate right now, and I am wondering what preventative maintenance/adjustments I should make now to prevent common faults in the future. Any...
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    Himalayan LED aux lights mounting

    @Napom - agreed, they look great! Do they fit both the old type front rack and the new type front rack? I have the newer BS6 with the cutaway rack and wondering if they would do the job...
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    Himalayan LED aux lights mounting

    Hi folks, I am busy getting my Himalayan ready for touring, and keen to mount some LED lights on her. Many of the solutions I see are a little cumbersome, but I really like this option which is mounted to the existing fork mounting bolts. It looks neat and is also well clear of anything that...
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    Hello from south west UK

    @Dreamer Wales sounds great! Which routes did you take? Any recommendations very welcome! I need to do some trawling on the various threads as I am hoping there are a group of like-minded people keen to share moto-camping experiences...
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    Hello from south west UK

    @Andy131 Good shout on the F1 fuse. That would be my quick fix for when I am taking the bike away from home and leaving it laid up for more than a few days I guess. At home I am on the battery tender so no issues there. My grandfather was a diesel mechanic and used to talk very fondly of the...
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    Hello from south west UK

    Hi @Andy131 and thanks for your message. I have found out the alternator regulator is pants the hard way - returning to a fairly flat battery (11.5V) after 6 weeks left in the shed. Now hooked up on a battery tender and hoping that I didn't do too much damage to the battery with it being flat...
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    Hello from south west UK

    Hi @Morgan60 and thank you for your message! Great to be part of the group. I should add some extra info here. The bike is kept at my parents near Bristol. In the week I live & work in London and drive a Honda CBF125 to and from work every day. No congestion zone charges and 140MPG - it's...
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    Hello from south west UK

    Good morning and welcome from south west UK! I took receipt of a RE Himalayan BS6 last July. Last year was busy for me so still only 100 miles on her at the moment. I will get the 300 miles service interval on her in early spring and then after first service planning some touring & camping trips...
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