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Old 14th November 2018, 10:28   #916
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Have any of you observed very small spurts of fuel on the fuel tank lid? When this occurs, I open the fuel lid and I can hear some air escape from the vacuum that is formed around the neck of the fuel tank. This happens once in a while and I'm not really sure what the issue is. Any advice/help will be appreciated.
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Old 14th November 2018, 11:14   #917
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Have any of you observed very small spurts of fuel on the fuel tank lid? When this occurs, I open the fuel lid and I can hear some air escape from the vacuum that is formed around the neck of the fuel tank. This happens once in a while and I'm not really sure what the issue is. Any advice/help will be appreciated.
I had a similar issue. When I opened the tank for refueling a loud gasp of air would escape. Almost like a balloon bursting.

This was fixed by the service center during the second service.
I am not sure if they cleaned the breather pipe or did something else.

Its a known issue.
Have them take a look at it.
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Old 17th November 2018, 22:34   #918
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A friend had suggested earlier this week that we need a ride. So quickly found a waterfall to use as an excuse for the same.

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Left home at around 5:45 AM. Met up with him around 6:15 AM.
We rode till Warangal and stopped for some breakfast.
Then proceeded to the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogatha_Waterfall
The wikipedia picture looks amazing. We found a large Jacuzzi with a shower.
But it was not the main reason for the ride. As excuses go, it was perfect.


Total distance a little over 600 kilometers.
Returned home in time for dinner, around 8:30 PM.

The bike handled well.
I have installed a mobile phone charger. It was very useful and my mobile was on charge for most of the trip.

I used the Fego float. Filled very less air in it. Kept it as close to the tank as possible. I however sat as far away from the tank as possible.
This position was comfortable.

I have no complaints of a sore butt.

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Old 17th November 2018, 23:42   #919
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A friend had suggested earlier this week that we need a ride. So quickly found a waterfall to use as an excuse for the same.
Kudos on the ride!

I see you're a fan of reflective tapes, so am I!

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Old 26th November 2018, 20:48   #920
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I sit with feet correct on the pedals.
The handlebar was loosened and brought down a little.

I might change my seat in the future.



Life is too short to waste in waiting. Just get the bike. The road is waiting for you.


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Answer to your question, I opted for the offroader handle right during the delivery since the stock handle was simply too small for my frame.
The offroader handle is good, no questions asked, but I still found it a bit uncomfortable especially while standing on the footpeg and riding, that's when I decided to go in for the handle bar raisers.
You wont need to go through all this hoopla now since the handlebar from the Thunderbird TBX is a straight fit, I didnt know of this option when I bought the Himalayan in June.
On the lean angle or the position, yes the Handlebar can be rotated either towards or away from the rider.
Hope my answers helped you solve your queries.
Thank you guys for the prompt replies. I was traveling (and watching a lot of Himalayan youtube vids in between) so the late thanks!

It seems that the TBird 350X handlebar as also suggested by @rakesh_r is the best answer to handlebar issue.

@bblost : Very true sirji! Ive decided to take the plunge and book the SLeet in Feb 2019. By then will have some preliminary info on ABS issues also, if any.
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Old 9th December 2018, 23:07   #921
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The bike crossed 7000 kms today on a short 200 kilometer ride.
Noticed one interesting thing. The right part of the swing arm has the rear disc brake hose or pipe (I Don't know the exact name) going on top it. There is a small clamp that holds a rubber bush in place.
It does not work very well.

You need to keep an eye on it as the bush and clamp sometimes get disconnected.
If left like that the clamp will over time tear the pipe. So take care and add this into your ride checklist.

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Old 17th December 2018, 23:26   #922
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The bike crossed 7000 kms today on a short 200 kilometer ride.

If left like that the clamp will over time tear the pipe. So take care and add this into your ride checklist.
Mine is little over 7K as well, the major issue that I want to get over is the T-stem / fork issue that shows up every few hundred kms. Its been close to 1.5K now and it has not come back yet, but I fear it may return soon. Looking for a solution in the form of using marine grade grease or machining the fork assembly + new bearings (someone told me that can be one solution since RE has saved some money there in that design), but that may happen only after its outside warranty.
I've recently started to hear some excessive noise after turning on the ignition, its mainly from the console, need to get it checked when I'm at service station next time.
Otherwise, its been a decent touring vehicle so far for the type of distances and places I do. Here are some from my recent trip to Coorg.
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Old 18th December 2018, 11:24   #923
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Any one having ignition switch issue?

My switch was replaced once, the replaced switch is also showing signs of fatigue failure.

Outer jacket ,insulation is already gone & copper strands are also braking.
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Old 18th December 2018, 11:38   #924
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Any one having ignition switch issue?

My switch was replaced once, the replaced switch is also showing signs of fatigue failure.

Outer jacket ,insulation is already gone & copper strands are also braking.
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That particular portion is getting crushed between something. Temporary solution - viny tubing. Permanent solution -Route the wire through a new path where it will not be caught between metal parts.
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Any one having ignition switch issue?
#MeToo
When i turn handle on right everything goes blank. Its very intermittent but its there.
RE guys checked and didnt find any issue which is ridiculous as i know its going to burst some day.
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That particular portion is getting crushed between something. Temporary solution - viny tubing. Permanent solution -Route the wire through a new path where it will not be caught between metal parts.
As i said, its causing due to handlebar turning. (wire is bending at same location every time)

Its not rubbing to anything. ( see video here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1853...4742764576862/ )
See the attached pics.

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#MeToo
When i turn handle on right everything goes blank. Its very intermittent but its there.
RE guys checked and didnt find any issue which is ridiculous as i know its going to burst some day.

Last time the outer jacket was intact but inner wire was broken due to stress on the wire.

This time its broken near the switch itself.

Example
some pics of GT ignition switch ... the wiring jacket is already broken!
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As i said, its causing due to handlebar turning. (wire is bending at same location every time)

Its not rubbing to anything. ( see video here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1853...4742764576862/ )
See the attached pics.



Re routing the cable is the only solution. For that you will have to increase the length of the wire as well. Crimp the connection with a longer wire or if you are OK with it, solder with a longer wire.

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Looking for a solution in the form of using marine grade grease or machining the fork assembly + new bearings (someone told me that can be one solution since RE has saved some money there in that design), but that may happen only after its outside warranty.
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I recommend you use ep2 grade grease for the steering stem bearings. This grade is also good for the suspension linkage and swingarm bearings. Normal allpurpose or multipurpose grease will not do the job as well because it doesn't contain an extreme pressure additive.

Just an example: https://www.amazon.in/Waxpol-Grease-...eywords=Grease
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solder with a longer wire.
+1

Soldering is key here, anything less than soldering + heat-shrink tubing and you're just asking for it.

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This is a picture of my headlight wire where I'd done a HS1/H4 conversion. Each line was soldered and heat-shrink'ed with a bigger heat-shrink over the area worked on.

After that I had wrapped the entire wire in electrical tape(done after snapping this picture) before fixing it back in the motorcycle.

Better safe than sorry.

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Re routing the cable is the only solution.
Lets see, Have asked for new replacement ..

If not ill have to solder it.
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