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    Added to the stable today

    Picked up this Hima today. Only did a few miles getting her home, but what a difference from the NC. The Hima feels so small and light.

    Will start the lengthy break in tomorrow.

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    FANTASTIC Dale! What a schweeet lookin' bike, even better at your place then the pictures on line haha! (is that Mrs Dale hiding behind the bike)? I have high expectations for you my friend, i truly believe you are going to so thoroughly enjoy it!

    Waiting for the Farkling to begin and the rides you take with it before the snow flies at your place! :{P
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    yes, that's Ms. Dale or as we say on the old Nighthawk thread, SOQS.(She Of Queenly Stature)

    Soqs got two rooms of carpet and I got a motorbike. Makes saving up for a new bike much tougher.

    Plan to start the break in tomorrow. Supposed to do 310 miles under 37mph and 1200 miles under 45mph. My neighbors are gonna get tired of seeing me ride around the block.

    I have the givi racks, adjustable levers, soft bags, loud horn, relay for horn, power distribution box, wiring for mounting the garmin, Renthal CR high bend bars, off road mirrors, front mount bags, cigarette lighter and usb outlets ready to go. Also have some misc. bags laying around and a tool roll I will make up for the Himalayan.

    I have surgery Monday with a sedated procedure Friday, so the last day I'll be able to ride for the next two weeks is tomorrow. I'll farkle after that. No adventures planned till spring. Hopefully, this surgery will eliminate the chances of passing out due to a galloping heart. Takes about 3 months for all healing to occur. I'll post farkle photos as they occur.
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    Understood. Hey, awhile back you sent me a link to a picture of your old NightHawk and it had some type of old military aluminum camp/kitchen boxes on it that you used for panniers? Is that correct, and what were they? Thanks Dale! :{)
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    Quote Originally Posted by drdubb View Post
    yes, that's Ms. Dale or as we say on the old Nighthawk thread, SOQS.(She Of Queenly Stature)

    Soqs got two rooms of carpet and I got a motorbike. Makes saving up for a new bike much tougher.

    Plan to start the break in tomorrow. Supposed to do 310 miles under 37mph and 1200 miles under 45mph. My neighbors are gonna get tired of seeing me ride around the block.

    I have the givi racks, adjustable levers, soft bags, loud horn, relay for horn, power distribution box, wiring for mounting the garmin, Renthal CR high bend bars, off road mirrors, front mount bags, cigarette lighter and usb outlets ready to go. Also have some misc. bags laying around and a tool roll I will make up for the Himalayan.

    I have surgery Monday with a sedated procedure Friday, so the last day I'll be able to ride for the next two weeks is tomorrow. I'll farkle after that. No adventures planned till spring. Hopefully, this surgery will eliminate the chances of passing out due to a galloping heart. Takes about 3 months for all healing to occur. I'll post farkle photos as they occur.


    That break-in period will tax your patience for sure but it sounds like it will correspond to you easing back into riding so that might make it a little easier to tolerate It’s all about the RPM’s... after break-in that big single will be so smooth you’ll think it sprouted another cylinder down there and shifting will be flawless as ya wind it up where it oughta be.

    Hope your operation goes well!


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    Very nice! Looks like a sweet motorcycle. I love smaller displacements bikes (the ones like the motopress poo-poos). Take it to the Blue Ridge area and let’s ride gravel! I hope to go down there in a few weeks.

    PS, I just noticed that thing has two front fenders. I’ve never seen that before. Looks more effective than the NC’s 3/4 fender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    Very nice! Looks like a sweet motorcycle. I love smaller displacements bikes (the ones like the motopress poo-poos). Take it to the Blue Ridge area and letís ride gravel! I hope to go down there in a few weeks.

    PS, I just noticed that thing has two front fenders. Iíve never seen that before. Looks more effective than the NCís 3/4 fender.

    Doesn't the XT250 have a similar arrangement?

    One of the common mods on the Hima is to slightly raise the lower fender.
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    Dreaming big.

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    Is that a new bike? Sorry, I don't know jack diddly about RE bikes. Lol

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    Himalayan.....



    DrDubb,

    This is a young lady who picked up a Himalayan and then rode it 30000km with few if any problems.


    YouTube


    Good luck,

    SL0_Rider

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