aboard

Author Topic: August RIDER Magazine  (Read 582 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

hpwaco

  • Grease Monkey
  • ****
  • Posts: 427
  • Karma: 0
on: July 01, 2018, 01:08:31 pm
Full page ad for the Himalayan on pg 43 of the August issue of RIDER magazine.  Perhaps in response to the favorable comparison test in the previous issue.


Guaire

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,214
  • Karma: 0
Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 02:59:41 pm
I have the July. The August should arrive in the mail box soon.
ACE Motors - sales & administration


Merrill

  • Bulleteer
  • ***
  • Posts: 151
  • Karma: 0
Reply #2 on: July 01, 2018, 03:12:22 pm
It would not surprise me.  Business is business . The rule of buissness is follow the money.  Suspicious minds often draw from past experience........
.....that said , speaking now from first hand experience , the Himalayan is a pretty sweet deal when considering the offerings in that category....
However ,, that intake valve is a bear to access for adjustment.  Just a reminder that mine is not a perfect world ...


Blairio

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 686
  • Karma: 0
Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 09:41:01 pm
It would not surprise me.  Business is business . The rule of buissness is follow the money.  Suspicious minds often draw from past experience........
.....that said , speaking now from first hand experience , the Himalayan is a pretty sweet deal when considering the offerings in that category....
However ,, that intake valve is a bear to access for adjustment.  Just a reminder that mine is not a perfect world ...

What is the interval for valve checking, and how often do you find the valve gaps actually need adjusted?


Morgan60

  • Neophyte
  • *
  • Posts: 46
  • Karma: 0
Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 02:42:21 am
What is the interval for valve checking, and how often do you find the valve gaps actually need adjusted?

The owner’s manual says every 3,000 miles on Valve adjustments.  ”how often do you find the valve gaps actually need adjusted?” I don’t think anyone has enough miles on their bike that is on this forum. I only have 2,500 miles on my Himmy right now.
2008 Bullet Electra Gray
2010 Bullet G5 Deluxe Black
2018 Himalayan White
2018 Pegasus Brown on order


Richard230

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,007
  • Karma: 0
Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 08:04:44 am
In my 56 years of riding motorcycles with engines using all types of valve systems, I have found that the more you ride at high rpms, the more often you need to adjust the valve clearances. My guess is that the 3K valve check interval for the Himalayan is to deal with potential valve wear on motorcycles that are used a lot at freeway speeds by riders who don't bother paying attention to the engine redline. So some U.S. owners might have to adjust valve clearances more often than Indian riders of the Himalayan.  ;)
2011 Royal Enfield B5 500, 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph Bonneville T-100, 2002 Yamaha FZ1


Merrill

  • Bulleteer
  • ***
  • Posts: 151
  • Karma: 0
Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 10:37:36 am
My Himalayan just turned 300 miles at under 40mph,
Both valves needed adjustment.  No big deal. The intake is hard to access but no worse than my 65 TR6 Triumph,  and its just the one valve back there. I’d much rather set valves each winter than mess with shims.   The screw tappets were a desirable feature, one of many this bike possesses.  After things bed in I would expect valves to stay ( for the most part) consistent.  And yes hard running at high rpm would require more attention to the valve lash.....


suitcasejefferson

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,414
  • Karma: 0
Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 09:48:34 am
I hope the Himalayan isn't a valve eater like my old 1966 Triumph Bonneville. I had to adjust the valves every 2000 miles, and they were always tight. I had to replace the head and valves once. The valves and valve seats were so badly worn there was no more adjustment left in them.
"I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker"
"Some of the worst things imaginable have been done with the best of intentions'


Richard230

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,007
  • Karma: 0
Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 11:35:56 am
I hope the Himalayan isn't a valve eater like my old 1966 Triumph Bonneville. I had to adjust the valves every 2000 miles, and they were always tight. I had to replace the head and valves once. The valves and valve seats were so badly worn there was no more adjustment left in them.

I had the same problem with my 1971 Bonneville. If I revved the engine over 4K rpm the valve lash would close up and have to be readjusted again. However, I traded it in on a 1973 Yamaha RD350 after riding the Triumph only 9,200 miles so I never got around to replacing the head.  1971 was not a good year for Triumph.  :(
2011 Royal Enfield B5 500, 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph Bonneville T-100, 2002 Yamaha FZ1


hpwaco

  • Grease Monkey
  • ****
  • Posts: 427
  • Karma: 0
Reply #9 on: July 28, 2018, 03:13:04 pm
Another full page Himalayan ad in the September issue of Rider.    Also a product overview for the 2018 Classic 500.