Rolled my bike and she still runs great

Matt

Well travelled
Location
Australia
So long story short, on a 5,000km ride I rolled the bike down a track while doing 80kmph, it tumbled down the road about 80m and bent my gear lever, broke my left indicator and spotlight and broke my right mirror, bent the cluster/,speedo and wind sheild and handle bars.

Yet after bending the speedo cluster back and wind sheild into place, bent the gear lever back (ish) and fixed the indicator the bike is running great! I did another 1500km after this to get home with no issues appart from my own bruises and aches. I'm just very surprised how well the bike held up after rolling down the road. After that, gave her a clean and checked the frame and forks and she's all good a straight. Engine runs amazing, infact it feels better than when I set off for the trip lol.
 
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Laserman

Well travelled
Staff member
Glad ya didn't bust yourself up too! These bikes are mean to take a beating, and with crash guards they can probably take a lot of it!

From the many videos and threads I've watched on taking Himalayans apart, it seems like it wouldn't be a big deal to rebuild one after busting it up, too. It's all quite modular and straightforward, almost all the parts are available on eBay.
 

Cobbler

Finally made it
Location
Hampshire, UK
Glad your OK, did it start ok I have seen reports of just being parked on the side stand on a gradient can trigger the “Rollover sensor” and prevent the bike from starting, I think you well tested that!!
 

Matt

Well travelled
Location
Australia
Glad your OK, did it start ok I have seen reports of just being parked on the side stand on a gradient can trigger the “Rollover sensor” and prevent the bike from starting, I think you well tested that!!
Ironically the bike feels like it runs better now than it did before. No issues with it starting up after rolling.
 

madbiker

Well travelled
Location
United Kingdom
Dropped mine a few times off road. Couple of issues with it. The metal used to make the brake lever is soft it bends very easily. The plastic indicators are the first things to break when it goes down. Mine are now held together with superglue and black PVC tape. I wish RE would use flexible rubber indicator casings like were standard fitments on most of the Japanese trail bikes in the 1980/90"s .
 

Matt

Well travelled
Location
Australia
Dropped mine a few times off road. Couple of issues with it. The metal used to make the brake lever is soft it bends very easily. The plastic indicators are the first things to break when it goes down. Mine are now held together with superglue and black PVC tape. I wish RE would use flexible rubber indicator casings like were standard fitments on most of the Japanese trail bikes in the 1980/90"s .
Yea my gear lever bent all the way around and I had to shift from underneath it until I found a bar to bend it back. The metal is soft but better than brittle. I'd have been completely buggered if it had snapped off. And my indicator completely ripped off. Another issue I had was the bike pulled right after when you let go of the steering but after loosening the forks and giving them a few pumps before re tightening and re aligning the rear wheel fixed that.
 
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