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Old 7th February 2021, 15:17   #1351
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Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan thread!

Went for a short 130km ride today. Was pleasantly surprised to find snow just 50kms from my place.

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The bike has been performing well. Highway performance though, leaves me wanting more power. But it truly shines on mountain tracks.
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Old 7th February 2021, 17:15   #1352
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Went for a short 130km ride today. Was pleasantly surprised to find snow just 50kms from my place.


The bike has been performing well. Highway performance though, leaves me wanting more power. But it truly shines on mountain tracks.

Where's this place? If you don't mind telling
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Where's this place? If you don't mind telling
This is Dagshai. Are you located in the tricity area?

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This is Dagshai. Are you located in the tricity area?

Yeah, I worked in Mumbai, but due to lockdown and wfh, I'm in Tri City area is of now

I love Dagshai, there's this road towards the cemetery, it has three most beautiful sitting points
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Old 11th February 2021, 10:55   #1355
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Re: Clatter after 3500 RPM in BS6 Himalayan

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Needed guidance for my Himalayan BS6.

While the bike is in motion, after 3500 (approx) RPM, a clatter type of sound starts coming from the engine which is there in all gears ( imagine a tractor type of clatter).
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Any inputs ?? Will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11th February 2021, 14:34   #1356
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Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan thread!

What happens if you downshift and keep the revs higher?

Is it possible you are lugging the engine.
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What happens if you downshift and keep the revs higher?

Is it possible you are lugging the engine.
Hi,

As mentioned in the original post. The sound does not emanate when the bike is at a standstill. Only when it is in motion.

Also, the sound is there from specific RPM's 3500+ (approx).

Have tried it in multiple gears, the variation differs e.g in top gear, it's not so prominient at 3500 RPM but crossing into 3 digit speeds, the clatter is very high.

To specifically add - if i downshift with same RPM (i.e 3500+), the clatter is higher.

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Hi,

As mentioned in the original post. The sound does not emanate when the bike is at a standstill. Only when it is in motion.

Have tried it in multiple gears, the variation differs e.g in top gear, it's not so prominient at 3500 RPM but crossing into 3 digit speeds, the clatter is very high.
The first thing that comes to mind is the tappet but since you have checked it, i would discount it. Since it happens only in motion, i would check the chain and all associated moving parts like the spigot, sprockets, bearing etc.

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Hi,

As mentioned in the original post. The sound does not emanate when the bike is at a standstill. Only when it is in motion.

Also, the sound is there from specific RPM's 3500+ (approx).

Have tried it in multiple gears, the variation differs e.g in top gear, it's not so prominient at 3500 RPM but crossing into 3 digit speeds, the clatter is very high.

To specifically add - if i downshift with same RPM (i.e 3500+), the clatter is higher.
Because the sound only happens when the motorcycle is in motion, it is possible that it is coming from the drive chain. If the chain is too loose, it could move into a position where it is hitting some stationary thing and cause the noise.

It is also possible the noise is coming from the primary drive that connects the engine to the clutch and transmission. I think this is a chain drive like my RE 500. If this is true and the chain tensioner is not keeping the chain tight, it can oscillate creating vibrating noises.
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Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan thread!

So, I was coming back from Pune to home (Dombivli) yesterday and had stuck in the horrendous Shilphata traffic, where in the motorcyclists had to proceed from the left of the traffic, on broken roads. I was on my CBR and boy my shoulders were busted by the time I was home.

So I went to the Royal Enfield showroom to test ride the Himalayan, but unfortunately the showroom was about to close in 5 minutes, hence wasn't able to get an extensive ride, just 5 minutes of it.

I rode a Himalayan for the first time, and maybe it is the Honda clutch that has spoilt me, but goodness me the clutch was super hard to operate.

I was perplexed, maybe not a good kept Himalayan or the clutch is really that hard.

I was thinking about the Himalayan in the coming months, but if the clutch is so hard as to make my muscles pain in two minutes, it's tough to choose.

Has anyone come around with a solution for this?

I revved her a little bit, and I could sense good amount of vibrations in the tank, but none on the handle bars.

Guess the Honda has spoilt me a little too much.
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I was perplexed, maybe not a good kept Himalayan or the clutch is really that hard.
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When I am on a highway ride, I start with a tankful. My first halt is usually after the low fuel light comes up.

So that is at the 400 km mark.

Is the clutch hard. Yes.
Is it acceptable in hardness, to me, yes.
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When I am on a highway ride, I start with a tankful. My first halt is usually after the low fuel light comes up.

So that is at the 400 km mark.

Is the clutch hard. Yes.
Is it acceptable in hardness, to me, yes.
That is impressive. How many hours of riding is that?
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Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan thread!

Usually about 5 hours or so.

I don't ride very fast and keep speeds at 90-100 if road is fully clear.

This prevents fatigue and let's me cover more distance on an overall level.
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Old 14th February 2021, 14:49   #1364
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Is the clutch hard. Yes.
Is it acceptable in hardness, to me, yes.
No, what I was asking around is, is there a way around the hard clutch?

A longer clutch wire maybe?

It would be a pain in city rides if the clutch is really that hard.

They're getting version launched day before in a couple of days. I'll try test riding again to see if the clutch is really hard.
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Usually about 5 hours or so.

I don't ride very fast and keep speeds at 90-100 if road is fully clear.

This prevents fatigue and let's me cover more distance on an overall level.
I think the key is the 90-100 range. I have found very little fatigue at that speed as well.
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