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    What have you done to your Himalayan today (or yesterday, or this week ...)

    400' definitely would not be considered high elevation so .56v does seem low compared to most owner's settings for lower attitudes and the fact that it won't adjust any higher leads me to believe something is amiss, but keeping in mind that no two engines and fuel systems are exactly alike, if...
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    Delkevic Exhaust - do I need a heat shield

    I have the Delkovic carbon fiber with Mosko bags about 2" above the exhaust and so far no issues. I was more worried about idling in traffic and kept checking them, but no problems.
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    What have you done to your Himalayan today (or yesterday, or this week ...)

    My sweet spot was 0.57. Haven't had to touch it since, good starts and idles with no stalling. Mine was actually too rich for my elevation. If your idle mixture was truly rich to begin with, it's normal for the idle to rise after leaning. Just bring your idle down now. If you're too lean to...
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    Soft luggage

    Since I had been running the same set of Happy Trails panniers (actual first run set) since 1998 and my old throw-overs, I figured I was due, so I got a set of Mosko Moto Back Country 35L bags a few years ago. They were cheaper then. They're worth every cent and the best built soft panniers...
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    Soft luggage

    Many good options and budgets out there, depending on the bike and needs. Like you said as well, many pros and cons for both hard and soft luggage as well. I've been motorcycle camping and touring for 40+ years, mostly off asphalt and until four years ago I've predominantly used hard...
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    auxito h4 led bulb doesn't fit himalayan housing.

    Totally understandable. I considered it as well but because of the positioning of my holes and the weatherstripping I have between the windshield and headlight housing I was pretty confident I wouldn't have any issues, and so far, in two seasons and many hours of riding in the rain, no issues 🤞
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    auxito h4 led bulb doesn't fit himalayan housing.

    There are a number of LED bulbs that people have had various measures of success with. I found a few that fit but was disappointed with the compatibility of the reflector, bad beam pattern. I found the Cyclops bulb worked well and had a good beam. I'm sure there are others that will work. When...
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    Himmi 450 Specs finally here

    While true for many, I actually felt that way after I first found and rode a Himalayan. It was the bike I had been looking for but didn't know it until I experienced it. I and many here have already or currently own bikes that have the attributes they complain are lacking in the 411, the very...
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    How do you winterize your Hima?

    Yes, you can remove it and it's a relatively simple procedure using water because of ethanol's affinity to water. The caveat is as Andyb mentioned, is the lowering of the octane rating. Due to the average 2 to 3 point drop of the rating after the process, some people believe it's sufficient...
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    Blowed Up Real Good

    Sparkplug torques are so low we don't have a problem holding the gasket in place with our fingers at the wire connection while the plug is torqued down or removed, usually with very little movement. No more than the plug is normally required to be removed I agree with you that it shouldn't be...
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    Long feeler gauges...

    I like those. I found if you taper the tips it makes things much easier as well. I have a long set similar to the photo.
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    2023 Rear Rack

    I've seen several reinforced with gussets in the bends, which seems to be the primary failure point. I'm going to do the same with mine and see how it holds up. I primarily carry light but bulky camping items on my rack, like my tent, sleeping bag and pad. That comes to around 8 to 9lbs when...
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    How do you winterize your Hima?

    My time is pretty much here as well. 1 1/2 foot of snow on the ground and single digit temps. I don't think I'll see my road free of ice now until May. If I was able to ride year round or close to it, some of the following wouldn't be necessary. I drain my tank if I've been running any...
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    Blowed Up Real Good

    I've used Trail Tech gauges with CHT probes on two other bikes and a modded up aircraft gauge on a third. Definitely good for monitoring CHTs on an air/oil cooled engine but when using spark plug gasket sensors you need to establish what you would consider baseline temps for your bike to judge...
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    Blowed Up Real Good

    There are definite advantages and disadvantages to roller rockers. For this bike I actually prefer the reduced complexity and moving parts of non-rollers.
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    People who have modded exhausts please step in

    There are different schools of thought and opinions on backpressure. Some tuners believe that a certain amount of back pressure is needed for certain cylinder dome, piston dome and valve designs for optimum and complete combustion. Others believe the back pressure contributes to energy loss due...
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    Reducing Dash Light Intensity

    Attach one of these above your dash 😁 No light in your eyes either!
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    Reducing Dash Light Intensity

    That was my original desire, installing a rheostat if they have a common current source. Looking at Yangonnerd's photos it may be possible. Now one of my winter projects.
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    Reducing Dash Light Intensity

    Much appreciated. Definitely gives me more options to consider or experiment with. I like the possibility of dealing directly with the LEDs than the film, especially if it doesn't hinder daylight visibility.
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    Headlight bulbs - anyone tried this LED?

    Not familiar with it but if you do get it, or any LED bulb replacement, please do other drivers a favor and test it for proper beam cut-off. Don't be the jerk blinding everybody else or glaring the rear view mirrors of those in front of you. Halogen housing reflectors aren't designed for...
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