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  1. Splinter

    A ride out into Argentine farmland

    That nice cold beer that my wife handed to me on my return at beer o'clock didn't even touch the sides. 🍻
  2. Splinter

    A ride out into Argentine farmland

    After meeting up at a popular biker rendezvous and trying our best to avoid the mosquito invasion, my mate and I hit the road to San Antonio de Areco, a colonial farming town about 100kms from Buenos Aires. With a welcome cool breeze we were soon away from built up areas and riding through...
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    Royal Enfield Argentina to open the biggest RE dealer in the world next Saturday!

    I believe the assembly of a Triumph model is in the pipeline. That's all I know at the moment. This article is in Spanish but if you open it in Chrome, right click and hit Translate, you can read it in English...
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    Royal Enfield Argentina to open the biggest RE dealer in the world next Saturday!

    I'm not sure, but I'll try and find out. Also, Triumph now has several dealerships in Argentina and from what I can gather, one of their models is being assembled here. I think it's the 400cc model, but I'll check.
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    Clutch cable snapped at 23,000kms

    On a related issue, thinking that I may be stranded, I tried unsuccessfully to get roadside assistance from my insurance company and, to cut a long story short, their systems were down, so it was a total farce. Lucky for me that my mate wasn't far away and had the cable I needed, which was very...
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    Clutch cable snapped at 23,000kms

    At the lever end and yes, I've now lubed both ends, as it were. On my other bike, the cable snapped at 40,000kms, at home in the garage and that was due to rusting of the cable and the same applied to the speedo cable at the same mileage, when I should have oiled both. We live and learn.
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    Clutch cable snapped at 23,000kms

    The clutch was feeling a bit odd and changing gear became harder, so I made an adjustment down below, but it snapped at the handle yesterday. Fortunately I was in a busy part of Buenos Aires as opposed to out in the sticks and a friend who lives nearby and also has a Himalayan and a spare cable...
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    What to do with old sprockets and chains?

    Some excellent suggestions here, thanks!
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    What to do with old sprockets and chains?

    I changed the chain and sprockets on my Himalayan a week ago at 22,000 kms, mainly because there wasn't much wiggle room left for adjusting the chain and opinion states that it's best to change all three. Also, a few months ago, a friend's master link snapped when we were on a day out at about...
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    Himalayan pronunciations?

    In India they pronounce it Him-aah-lee-an or Himaah-lee-un In Argentina it's Eema-lajan (or soft G) as they do with the word, Royal where the Y is pronounced as a soft G and the O is hard - Rojaal, if you like. Anyway, when Argentines ask me what bike it is and I say, It's a Royal Enfield...
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    Did Royal Enfield open a can of worms and do the buying public a favor?

    My very first bike which I bought 15 years ago was a Mondial 254, dual cylinder and a Chinese copy of the Honda Rebel apparently. It was extremely basic and only let down by the eclectics and would conk out in the rain. I managed to fix that and enjoyed about 40,000kms of fun riding over about...
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    Wives ??

    I have friends who unashamedly bring their bikes into the living room overnight due to not wanting to leave them on the street and not having a garage. The wives are very understanding, apparently.
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    If it Aint Broke Dont Fix It!

    Now that you mention it... I put risers on my Himalayan because I was leaning too far forward and it much more comfortable now. The horn is excellent and is used as a warning down here, so I use it frequently. I added LED spots, more to be seen than for illumination and they perform that...
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    Riding in your old age

    How do you lift a Goldwing anyway? The Himalayan is heavy enough.
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    Wives ??

    I persuaded my wife to watch "Why We Ride" last night in the vain hope that, not only would she understand how riding a bike makes me feel (she already does), but that she may consider, in some distant galaxy, actually getting on the bike with me. It's a forlorn hope, but I haven't given up yet.
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    If it Aint Broke Dont Fix It!

    Like what for example?
  17. Splinter

    Getting my Scram tomorrow!

    Enjoy your new Scram, mate and post up a pic or two!
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    Front sprocket removal is a titanic task!

    My mate sat on the bike in the end, with the rear brake pedal depressed. It needed several hefty efforts, but it eventually cracked. This tube that I found lying around in the street was invaluable and I've used it for so many objects that refuse to budge and I keep it in my wife's car for tyre...
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