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Old 19th July 2016, 11:45   #76
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Hi Dkaile,

Can you 'shed some light' on those auxiliary LED lights? Review, Pics and price if possible. Thanks.
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Can you 'shed some light' on those auxiliary LED lights? Review, Pics and price if possible. Thanks.
Please refer back a few pages. All 'light' has been shed on that subject.

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Please refer back a few pages. All 'light' has been shed on that subject.

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Thanks. I am following mostly all the threads on the Himalayan currently. Guess i wasn't caught with this one. Great price. Can you post a pic of the light throw at night? Do they have a proper beam pattern? or are they like floodlights. I would prefer to have slightly cohesive beam rather than the flood lighting (as they cause lot of issue in fog.)
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Can you post a pic of the light throw at night? Do they have a proper beam pattern?
These lights have a more wider spread rather than a spotlight one. Suits me perfectly. Also has great visibility as a DRL in the daytime. Don't have any long throw photos, just these ones.

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Great bang for the buck. Cheers...
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The carburetor: What is the make/ model?

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The carburetor: What is the make/ model?
I think it's a UCAL. No idea about the model though. Recently 2 Himalayans went up to Leh together. One ran rich and had trouble and had to replace the jet at Leh while the other one ran OK on stock arrangement. Strange! Also this carburetor is supposedly designed to work till 12k feet in stock condition and then requires rejetting. Need to confirm this though.
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The Brutes Together...

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I think it's a UCAL. No idea about the model though.
Guess it will be the Mikuni BS series. If so, tuning/ setup information should not be difficult to find.

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The Brutes Together... Cheers...
Awesome snaps Dhiraj! What's missing from the pics is your Gajraj if you know what I mean.

Keep those revvs high my friend. Cheers.
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Cheers...

You might call me prejudiced. But to me the Himalayan looks sexier than the HD. May be because is almost naked 😜
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1st Puncture today

First puncture in the rear tyre

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The tyre levers turned out to be too small to open the tyre easily. Will need to upgrade to 10" heavy levers for easy removal.

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This puncture thing can be a big headache especially on desolate roads. Luckily this one happened after I had reached home. Most tyre solutions (Seelin etc.) are yet to withstand the test of time and may also hamper high speed handling. Converting to alloys is a total NO NO on this class of bike. Using Tubeless Conversion Kits (like from Outex, Japan) may work but is costly (around 150$+customs) and will require a further investment to shift to Tubeless Tyres and may also not work with 100% assurance on these stock rims. So investing in Rims will again be a costly investment. Best JUGAAD right now is to build some muscle and learn to patch up the tyre yourself...lolz.

Tyre Repair Tip - Keep a inflator handy. Remove the nail ASAP so that there is NO damage to the tyre or the tube. Fill air pressure. It should easily take you for a few kms if the tube was not damaged. By the time I reached the puncture shop the air pressure was still full. Get the tube patched up preferably by heat sealing otherwise OMNI patches have stood the test of time for me. Total expense is 30 bucks here for this. For remote locations carry, at least, 10" sturdy pair of tyre levers so that you can open up the tyre while still on the bike to access the tube. Will require some muscle wrestling. Patch it yourself. You will need OMNI patches, tyre rubber solution and a fine waterproof flint paper. All available within 20~30 bucks.

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First puncture in the rear tyre
Dhiraj,
My 2 cents, have been using Slime Puncture Sealant liquid for my TB in all its years with me. Its still running perfectly fine and I would recommend the same for you.

Ensure you put the right grade of sealant liquid and ride the bike immediately for a good 8-10 Kms. Preferably do it curvy liquid so that the coverage inside is full.

Else look for the sealant that Honda uses for their Activa (Tuff UP if am correct) and that will also be good for you.

They will work just fine for your planned trip but it helps for you to carry a spare tube since these solutions cannot help if the neck is damaged.
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^^ Tuff-up is a type of tube Honda uses for Activa IIRC. Its not a sealant
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^^ Tuff-up is a type of tube Honda uses for Activa IIRC. Its not a sealant
Yes mate, its a tube but comes with a sealant.
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Attached is a Cycle World review, written after test riding one of the Himaliyans imported into the USA for evaluation.

I think you will find the report interesting.

http://www.cycleworld.com/royal-enfi...rst-impression
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