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

CarlosL

Total noob
Location
Portugal
Hi there guys, not directly on the Himalayan, but with it. Just upload a video of a trail circuit we rode at North of Portugal. Hope you enjoy:
 

tom_d

Well travelled
Location
US
Since my encounter with a deer, I have installed a few replacement parts. Front light bucket (I had epoxied the old a couple times), a brighter LED headlight, RH and LH tank guards to straighten up the front and and point the light in the right direction again, a mirror, and a front turn signal.
Improvements and maintenance wise, I installed some EBC brakes, HH front, R rear, which I had picked up cheap over the last year. At 17,000 miles, the originals could might easily have done double the distance as a guess.
I picked up a cheap 10 dollar quad lock clone which is actually really nice, waiting on the dampener. My phone is a lower model but why take the chance though I did by a clone instead of the real thing.
Changed out my spark plug. I have been running one of the popular NGK's for the last 15,000 miles. I'll post the picture below, but it looked really good to me.
Ebay dealers are strange, I have one which reliably ships within a day and delivers within a week sometimes 3 days, and now I am waiting on a foot peg from another which is still an estimated month away though it has been shipped. lol Strange as the first foot peg ordered from another dealer was cancelled for some reason after a week.
The positive in the repairs is that all of the needed parts have been easily purchased, except for the foot peg, and very affordable. Even my incoming handlebar with controls included was barely over 110 US dollars. Happy rides.
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RideWithYanu

Getting there...
Location
Portland, OR
Have been meaning to get around to painting the exhaust pipe and the silencer to make it match a bit better with the engine color. Last week I painted and then cured them with Rust-Oleum High Heat paint. Over the weekend I took it out on some rough single track to see how it holds up to rocks flying up - held up great!

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MotoDoug

Getting there...
I fixed the parasitic battery drain by cutting out the ‘always on’ power to the gear position sensor and moving it to a switched power supply. Drain dropped from 9 mA to about 0.8 mA. I think this is similiar to Hitchcock fix.

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And in the process found the source of the oil scum on the back of my engine, hole in breather hose. 12881
 

Dartymoor

Well travelled
Location
Devon, UK
For anyone considering removing their pillion foot pegs; my MOT guy says they must be fitted if the bike has a pillion seat otherwise it is an MOT fail.
Looks like your guy is correct. Having a pillion seat makes it not a "single seat motorcycle" and then viable for the major failing "missing footpegs"

Now, where did I put the things?

 

TarkMalbot

Total noob
Location
Cumbria
I strapped a hedge cutter onto the back and went round some local trails to trim spikey bits back so that posh cars wouldn't get scratched when I take them on a Charity Tour. Its faster to get about on the Himmy than go in the Defender although Gates are a bit of a pain on the bike!

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The TKC 80s came with the bike and have been surprisingly great performers on tarmac, but the rear is wearing out too quickly. Putting them on the shelf for a future adventure and looking forward to getting the Motoz Tractionator GPS mounted both front and rear. Figured it was the best choice for both urban and occasional off-road exploring. $330 which included tax and shipping. Pricey, but hoping they last close to 10k like the reviews say.
 

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Dartymoor

Well travelled
Location
Devon, UK
I live in Ireland - no test for motorcycles.....yet....
Really? That seems surprising for an EU country, but fair play - a good deal. (And I love some of your roads over there, and how so many are relatively clear from traffic!)

As for the UK MOT, it's occured to me that you could probably bypass that MOT rule by simply removing the pillion seat before you go for your test...
 

Bikeguy

Well travelled
Adjusted my valve gaps today. not as easy to do as I thought they would be. I bent the blades to shape but getting them right wasn’t easy. Would like some proper blades with a handle to make it easier to adjust but the only ones I see available are in inches and are in the US. Does anyone know of good quality feeler gauge blades in the UK?
 

excollier

Well travelled
Location
North West EUSSR
Really? That seems surprising for an EU country, but fair play - a good deal. (And I love some of your roads over there, and how so many are relatively clear from traffic!)

As for the UK MOT, it's occured to me that you could probably bypass that MOT rule by simply removing the pillion seat before you go for your test...
Most of the rural roads here are ideally suited to the Himalayan, rough and narrow, no need for speed, much less in the way of (legally accessible) dirt roads though, most of those are private or government owned and you ride them at your peril.
 
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