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  1. Squirrel 66

    Returning biker from England

    Let the adventures begin. 😎
  2. Squirrel 66

    Another 80 year old rider here

    In Britain we can do our own servicing and the warranty won't be void just as long as genuine parts and lubricants are used but in the event of a claim it could be very difficult to prove that at all.
  3. Squirrel 66

    Another 80 year old rider here

    That's a fact! 😮
  4. Squirrel 66

    Hi from Birmingham

    Welcome fae the west of Scotland. I don't own a Himalayan but did sit on one at the dealership, i am 5'11" tall and could sit comfortably on it with both feet flat on the floor and my knees bent. It's not really as tall as it looks.
  5. Squirrel 66

    Oil filler cap

    I have fitted one of those temperature gauges too, mostly for the look. I never expected total accuracy, more an indication of what is happening in the crankcase. I like it and i am happy with it.
  6. Squirrel 66

    500km First Service?

    Yes it is tricky trying to keep the speed down but it won't be forever. Do it right and the bike will last a long time or rush it and pay the price later. I don't have any choice but to ride to my dealership (just over 100 miles away) so when I took it for it's first service I knew that I would...
  7. Squirrel 66

    Another 80 year old rider here

    Welcome I am sure that you will have alot of fun with the Hunter.
  8. Squirrel 66

    installing crash bars

    smilespergallon is right with regards to sending the torque through the fasteners and not the frame. Whenever I have worked on bikes I have placed a block of wood in front of the front wheel and thankfully have never needed to brace the bike any other way no matter how difficult the job was...
  9. Squirrel 66

    Checking the chain, running straight or not

    You are correct about the wheel alignment. If the wheel is misaligned depending on how far the adjustment is out , could have a noticeable impact on handling and mechanical wear. With the wheel misaligned the chain will not run true around the sprockets, this in itself puts uneven strain on the...
  10. Squirrel 66

    Checking the chain, running straight or not

    I have been using one of these for a few year's now, they really are good.
  11. Squirrel 66

    installing crash bars

    No harm in trying. Nothing ventured nothing gained.
  12. Squirrel 66

    Greetings from Tampere, Finland

    Welcome from Scotland.
  13. Squirrel 66

    Returning biker from England

    Welcome Yes these likes have a soul and my 2002 Bullet also has a sense of humour with me being the butt of the joke for it.:LOL: I was smitten with it in 2011 when I bought it. It gets used all year round in all weather's and nothing seems to phase it. Unfortunately it has developed some...
  14. Squirrel 66

    installing crash bars

    Thats good to know, thank you.
  15. Squirrel 66

    Dealership Awards

    I can honestly say that they are a fantastic bunch to deal with. I have fortunately never had any bother with my bike so cannot comment on that side of things but walking into that dealership is like walking into a friends place, so happy relaxed and helpful with no pressure on the sales side...
  16. Squirrel 66

    80yr Rider

    It's all personal preference and practicalities at the end of the day, any bike will do most tasks required of it. The Hunter is a good bike and Is worth considering.
  17. Squirrel 66

    80yr Rider

    Welcome and happy birthday when it comes. The Interceptor is obviously a good all rounder and you have experience with them but have you considered any of the 350 range? I like the seating position of both the Classic and the Meteor. Unfortunately i find the Hunter too cramped with the foot pegs...
  18. Squirrel 66

    500km First Service?

    You should be fine to ride at 50mph on the day of the service. These engines are however not fully run in until approximately 1200 miles so i wouldn't recommend stressing it to much until it has passed that mark.
  19. Squirrel 66

    installing crash bars

    I have fitted the Trapezium crash bars and sump guard to mine. It was a footery job but got there in the end. I fitted the same windshield yesterday but haven't yet ridden the bike since as we are getting a lot of heavy rain and high winds at present. Do you find much of a difference with it...
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