Author Topic: 2019 Himalayan stalls whenever throttle is released completely, post mishap  (Read 1425 times)

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linearB

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after I had a stall that would not immediately come back to life, I stopped riding. The bike is at the dealer now and they are working w/Enfield warranty.

So far they don't see any reason to think my little slip in the mud is related to any of what's going on. They can hear a "tick" in the engine and the compression is low, but as of the last time I talked to them, it was unclear if there was a valve issue or something leading to low compression leading to a "tick", or, more worryingly, something wrong in the block. It doesn't sound like it's going to be an instant process because they have to work with Enfield Corporate as they proceed; on the other hand I'm tied up with work stuff for 2 weeks anyway, so I made it pretty clear they can keep me pretty happy if they have a safe and working bike for me at that point.


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It's always good to get a update on how things are coming along, I have heard of one instance of a exhaust valver sticking  on these engines. Hope all goes well.
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if they tell me the warranty repair involves cracking the block open and messing around I am going to push hard for a new block, I don't want a basically refurb'd block on a bike w/800 miles on it.

We'll see.


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well, they're replacing my f'ing cylinder head. low pressure at intake, they say


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Seems to me  like they are doing the right thing, you will probably find bike rides much better once complete.
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Okay, some updates -- this was a little disturbing, but hats off to the dealer for how they are handling it.

I got the bike back, new cylinder head assembly, $0. I rode 30 miles up into the mountains at 25-50mph with no issues. The next day, I went to a doctor's appointment. I topped off my gas, and then headed home a different way that involves a faster road.

After ~5 miles at 50-60 in 5th, the bike straight died. Battery light, total power loss, and suddenly I am just coasting in traffic. I'd been riding like I wasn't sure the bike was sound, which probably kept this from being very scary or potentially worse.

The bike would NOT fire back up. After a few minute wait, it did, but would not idle at ALL, died instantly when not throttled -- so I gimped it as close to town as I could before it just totally died, then stashed it in the driveway of a friendly but extremely suspicious woman, and actually hitchhiked back to town, my first time trying to thumb it in ~20 years.

I had a bunch of back and forth with the dealer. Basically, at this point, they are going to have to do MORE invasive stuff to the bike, and I don't want a bike that's been this chopped up at 800 miles. Also, after that last fail, I just can't imagine ever really feeling "safe" on this unit, I feel like there's some deeper problems with it.

The dealer was very understanding of my point of view. If I was trying to get full cash back, it might be a slight battle, but it sounded like they were willing to cash me out at pretty close to that. But, really what I want, is a bike that works, and not to be towing it back and forth all the time. After talking to corporate, the dealership offered to give me a brand new (different) 2019 Himalayan for $0, and also to drive and meet me half way so that it's less of a chore for me.

I think that's a very reasonable offer, so that's what I am doing. For the moment I believe the dealer when he says he's sold a bunch of these, and aside from people dropping them at speed, mine is the first one that's had any weird bullshit around it. So, if I really just got unlucky, then bike #2 should be solid and off I go.

Fingers crossed....


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Good luck with no. 2!  8)
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