My Mods Thread - Royal Enfield Himalayan

wachuko

Well travelled
Got the new boots... Now I need to modify the shifter. I need to readjust its height. Let me look and see how that is done with this bike.

EDIT: Found a video that explains it:


Bike is set with all the food, utensils, water, tools, air compressor, batter jumper pack, two fuel bottles (empty for now), and I am also taking a spare front and rear inner tube... Might be a bit of an overkill... but I really want to be ready for whatever happens along the way... I need to make it back on Monday.

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All the camping gear is at the other house, heading there in about an hour or so. It just a matter of strapping those in the back and I should be set.
 
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wachuko

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Hahahahahhahahahhahaha, just got a call that the other friends that I am going with are not going to camp... we will stay at a hotel. Leaving all my camping gear at home :ROFLMAO: . I was so ready to rough it out.

Now in Ocala... I get to repack everything again... too funny...

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wachuko

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So much for heading out early!!! Slept in…

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500 miles later… now in Grayson, GA

Here with one of the other bikes going on

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This is the other Himalayan riding with us…

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Waiting for the last rider/bike to arrive.

Did mostly backroads… but also took it on I-75… worst mileage performance ever… worst segment was down to 49 mpg…

Had to stop at Buc-ee’s!!

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wachuko

Well travelled
Brilliant pic's....how's the bike doing, you pleased with it ?
The good:

1. I will never get a speeding ticket on this bike.
2. Love the low center of gravity
3. Nothing stops it… I did, for me at least being a newbie, some serious climb up the hill in a steep incline with rocks and gravel… First gear and the bike just kept moving along like nothing!
4. Never dropped it!!!!!!! Can’t say the same for my friend in his Himalayan… he dropped it twice during that crossing. We were joking afterwards because his bike was super clean when we got to the beer stop after the day was done :LOL:

The bad
1. Not a bike for someone in a hurry.

That is it. Nothing else…

Let me know if you can see this in 360 degrees. Move the phone around and you should see different angles… or use your finger on the video to move it around. I will edit later when I learn to use the software… but wanted to share something…

This part was not that hard. I will later post the one that I was going all the way saying to myself “Oh shit. Oh shit!”

 
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wachuko

Well travelled
Just realized that I did not edited the end…. I was so nervous that I could not stop… I was trying to get off the throttle and instead kept accelerating…. Did not even occur to pull the clutch.

I tapped the other Himalayan pannier… corner with corner. No biggie. But I was lucky nobody was in the way…

Was fine and doing this correctly afterwards… but man that was scary…
 
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JSP

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Location
TX
Just realized that I did not edited the end…. I was so nervous that I could not stop… I was trying to get off the throttle and instead kept accelerating…. Did not even occur to pull the clutch.

I tapped the other Himalayan pannier… corner with corner. No biggie. But I was lucky nobody was in the way…

Was fine and doing this correctly afterwards… but man that was scary…
Hey who wouldn't be excited to be riding that awesome SM500 route? You're okay... your friend is okay... the bikes are okay.... you look like you had fun..... so that's win all the way round.

FYI the video does show 360 degrees

Thanks for the update really enjoying following along - gives me hope for my Himy and a NMBDR trip I have planned for Sept this year. I have a 550 mile hwy ride to get to the start of the BDR so like your ride from Naples to GA I was happy to see you made that section without any problems other than the fuel economy.

Look forward to the next update........
 

dabs

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Location
Merseyshire
Jeez wachuko, dont scare me like that when i pan the video around 😁 360 working fine, looks a brilliant trip and a lot of fun, yep the slow speed to get someplace can be a little frustrating but you get used to it, then when you get on smaller roads she just flies along, low cog makes it very easy to handle and very agile also, your other bikes will soon become garage Queens, go easy it's not a bumper car as well you know 🤣 I'd say have fun but you've got it by the bucketload seems like, be safe.
 

wachuko

Well travelled
Well... back home. We ended doing only one of the three segments of the Smokey Mountains 500.

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Yesterday one of the guys (also a newbie like me) asked if we could be done and finish another time...

So we just took it easy, rode around the mountains over paved roads, stopped at one of the local towns, had some espresso and some pastry, and then headed back to Georgia.

Today I packed everything and rode back to Orlando.

After a total of 1,429 miles from the moment I left to the moment I arrived to Orlando... I am finally home!!

Even if we only did one segment, it was an amazing experience.

The way back from Georgia to Ocala was all through backroads. It was amazing as the roads were empty, the trees kept the temperature cooler than if riding on the highway... and you simply can't beat the scenery.

I need to get some snapshots from the videos I took... learning the Insta360 software, so it will be a few days before I post those...



Now, from Ocala to Orlando, I just took I-75 and then the turnpike... It was 85 miles at 70-77 mph until I got home.

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Once home I decided to go ahead and change the oil. The bike deserve it... well, that and it is now at around 2,500 miles...

For the amount of abuse I gave the bike, I was expecting chunks of metal in the magnet :ROFLMAO:... all looked normal...

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Out with the old...

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Blood transfusion...

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Before starting... but oil change is done.

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wachuko

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Some more random photos...

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After he dropped the bike twice, I had to force him to stop and rest... He continued to do well afterwards...

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Yeah, it will do it... but only here if flat Florida. And no, it was not downhill with the wind in my favor. Was doing backroads and at one point, it went under I-75, so I got on it just to take this photo and got off on the next exit to continue via backroads...

On the hills, no way... best would be 68-70 mph. As I mentioned, this is not a bike for someone in a hurry.

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wachuko

Well travelled
I have, pending installation, the 16 teeth sprocket… but my concern or question is: Will this modification negatively impact doing the off-road trails??

With all stock size sprockets this little bike went up the trail like nothing…

Would be great to lower rpm getting to and from when traveling, but not if it will make it worse in the trails…

I will also be installing the TEC cam sometime this week…
 
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