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Old 20th May 2024, 10:40   #571
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Review

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Loaded with luggage for 10 days, will be covering about 1000 kms. First trip to the hills on a 2-wheeler. Will share more details on trip, bike, performance etc later but for now the top heaviness and weight are the 2 major drawbacks of the bike.
You can't do much about the top heaviness or weight of the bike, but you can help yourself by keeping your luggage as light and as central and close to you as possible. I did a post on small duffel bags and how much they hold and how much a rider actually needs in the tailbag thread. On the road on tour it makes the riding and living and mounting and dismounting daily so much better and safer.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motor...ml#post5678824 (The Saddle & Tail Bag Review Thread)

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Old 21st May 2024, 11:50   #572
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Update after 2500 kilometre.

Certain issues have crept in:
  1. After 1800 kms I realized that the high beam has gone. Neither the high beam is working nor the pass light.
  2. The fuel gauge has been malfunctioning since the last three refuels. Once the gauge was stuck at the first segment and the motorcycle was about to run out of fuel.
  3. Yesterday there was a sudden ABS malfunction while I was going down the slope.
  4. I have encountered 2-3 abrupt stalling while starting the motorcycle in the past week.
  5. After the recent update which I installed two days back, I realised that the OK click is not working in the joystick, directional inputs are working though.

I hope this helps.

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Old 22nd May 2024, 11:27   #573
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Review

hello fellas, im riding H450 HB and having terrible experience with RE service at Dhone Automobiles in Pune. After first service, clutch alignment is totally screwed and experiencing issues in gear shifting. Visited their 3 service cetners to fix the issue but no solution. How is your experience in Pune? Any suggestion for service center with good technician? ok to visit outside paid service if it's going to solve the problem. thanks
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Any suggestion for service center with good technician? ok to visit outside paid service if it's going to solve the problem. thanks
1- Slipstream Peformance, a bit pricey but does a good job
2- Pitlane garage
3- Brahma Motors (ASC)
Neither affiliated nor promoting any of them.
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Old 22nd May 2024, 12:01   #575
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hello fellas, im riding H450 HB and having terrible experience with RE service at Dhone Automobiles in Pune.
Its just a cable. How difficult can it be for 3 centers and 3 sets of technicians to get it wrong. Dhone is (or used to be one rime, many years running) the No. 1 Bullet dealership in the country (by Sales). Lots of Poona RE guys here. Surja, Nilesh. Maybe they could help. Its a new bike. Maybe the gearbox is just naturally sticky. In which case it will get better with time and use and experience, as you figure out how ro shift it. And it gets used to your hands and foot.

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Not sure if it's only cable issue. I find that bike behavior changes after riding contineuosly for more than 30-40 mins after engine temp goes beyond 120. All Dhone SC tried to only fix cable settings. But I suspect something related to engine - may be it will go away after some time after few hundred kms. thanks for response.
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Just received this message on WhatsApp.
^^ This can be a good time to test the Himalayan.
Thanks for tagging but too far from Central Mumbai. I do intend to do some longish test rides. Also waiting for the tubeless version of spoked wheels to come.
Kaza Brown or Slate Himalayan Salt is the colour am eyeing
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Also waiting for the tubeless version of spoked wheels to come.
I would love to be proved wrong but don't expect it for atleast 3 to 4 years. After the initial launch talk, RE has gone completely silent on the topic.

RE took close to 5 years to provide alloy wheels on Interceptor after promising they would be available within 6 months after launch. And alloys in India have been standard for close to 2 decades now - tubeless spokes are just coming up.
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I would love to be proved wrong but don't expect it for atleast 3 to 4 years. After the initial launch talk, RE has gone completely silent on the topic.
There will be gasps of protests and rolled eyes, and instant banishment from AdvRider illuminati, but it is my belief that the best and only combination one needs to ride all over and around India is simple alloy wheels with tubeless tyres. And if you are scared of your allow rim lips getting bent and burping, then simply carry a spare tube, inflator and tyre irons and learn how to take tour wheel and tyre off and put them back again. Which is something you will anyways need to know with a spoked wheel (tube or tubeless) as well for the same degree of self sufficiency and peace of mind. The spokes only provide increased strength and redundancy from hard hit cracks or breakages. The lips of both rims can ans will bend equally. And as I have shown in a previous post of my experience on my Bullet 500 in north Bihar during my 2004 winter solo all India ride, even spokes are moored eventually into alloy hubs. And if the hit is hard enough, if the spoke/s won't break, the alloy hub flange will. End result as far as you are concerned is the same. So buy and ride practical. Not AdvRider. And for God's sake do not mount a bike on its side stand, while we are on this rant.

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There will be gasps of protests and rolled eyes, and instant banishment from AdvRider illuminati, but....
How I wish this would hold true, but it's far far away from the reality! RE fan boys and taking Indian consumers for granted go hand in hand.

The whole saga from launch to price reveal to deliveries to unavailability of spares, accessories and service levels already dropping is a simple proof of how things take ages to change here in this industry and RE has just taken a step towards making it better. (A welcome one)

Don't get me wrong I have clocked 2600+ kms on the bike and multiple trips in various terrains! I love it! But I'm not blindsided by the shortcomings. I love the bike and the pricing by no means is affordable for the quality of the overall experience. The clear list of broken/half functional things on this bike :
  1. Windshield
  2. headlight
  3. phone projection
  4. joystick/toggle switch
  5. mudguards

If you see the list the only thing which is excess is the phone projection, rest all of it is so basic that they should have got it right the first time. Nevertheless the sherpa, chassis and the suspension setup are so high up there that I was sure to give up on these things post my first test ride. (All these things were evidently bad during the test ride as well) because I had my requirements narrowed down to have a better ride quality with my other half, if not for that I would have not let go of my Dominar.
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How I wish this would hold true, but it's far far away from the reality! RE fan boys and taking Indian consumers for granted go hand in hand.
I'm a Bullet fan boy. That's equivalent to loving your country. Not the politician or party that runs it.

All shortcomings aside, RE bikes have character, and you get a lifelong brotherhood with your pay check, second to none.

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Review

Guys, need to get a pair of aux lights for my 450.

Please help me choose between these two brands:

1. Maddog Alpha (link)

Specs:

LED Type : Nichia LED (Japanese Tech)
IP Rating : IP-67-Water/dustproof
Materials : PolyCarbonate & aluminum
Warranty Period : 18-Months
Color Temp : 5000K - 5700K
Watt & Volt : 80W & DC 12V
Current : 5.2 A - Pair
Life-span : Upto 50000 hours
Lumens : 9600 Raw Lumens
Beam Distance : 300M
Optics : Spot 70% and Flood 30% (Combo beam)

MRP - INR 9749 /-



2. Gold Runway GR 40 X (link)

Specs:

Specifications (per light):

Chips: Utilizing 4X USA U3 LEDs or Utilizing 4X USA XPL V5 LEDs
Color temperature: 6000K
Work mode: Fully dimmable switch to change brightness 5%-100% And 3 strobe mode
Lumens: 4,200lm (8,400lm a pair)
Voltage: 9-36V DC
Wattage: 40W
Housing: CNCíd 6063 Aluminium Alloy
Front Lens: Hard Coated Polycarbonate
Hardware & Bracket Material: Stainless Steel
Weight: 550g
LED Life Expectancy: 50,000Hours
IP68 (Waterproof, Submersible to 2.5m)
Warranty: 1 Year
Built-In Overvoltage Protection

MRP - INR 21,500/-

The GR 40 X is more than twice the cost of the maddog alpha, has only one year warranty compared to 18 months on the alpha but has over-voltage protection, dimmable switch and strobe function (don't really need this strobe function). Also, lumens output is 1200 less than the alpha's.

Which one would you recommend I go with and why?

If you would like me to consider other brands or models, please suggest.
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Review

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good place in Mumbai to get aux lights installed? I have my Maddog Scout X's from my previous bike - the ASS said they don't install non OEM parts.
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Purchased the costliest accessory for Bagheera (my Himalayan) : a pair of Gold Runway aux lights for ₹20,500.00
hi unable to source these can you kindly comment on where you got them, thanks
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