New Member From Soggy Seattle

Regression

Total noob
Location
Seattle, WA
Hello.
Just purchased a Himalayan. Never thought a bike like this would end up in my “stable”, but here it is. Sold my newer FJR 1300ES to make room for it, and Wow!, I can actually move it around my shop without assistance and a forklift. This is my second motorcycle life, the first being before kids, and now I’m retired and enjoying a bit more time to explore on two wheels. Seems I’ve come full circle: I started my 2nd life with a DR650, moved to KTM EXC’s and the enduro world, on to increasingly powerful street bikes. Now: just interested in slowing down a bit and enjoying the journey. The Himalayan seems about perfect.
 

Bluestrom13

Well travelled
Location
UK
Welcome.
And agreed.
The Himalayan seems about perfect.
Talking with a bloke only yesterday, he on a new BMW1250 GS, me parked adjacent with my 5 month old 5000 MILE Himmi. We had a coffee and a chat together. By the time we parted company he was thinking that he could maybe have done better buying one instead of the BMW....Weight, height, fuel economy, sufficient performance rather than needless excess. (And strangely, no mention of price).
 

petespace1

Well travelled
Location
Syd Aus
Welcome to the forum!


Talking with a bloke only yesterday, he on a new BMW1250 GS, me parked adjacent with my 5 month old 5000 MILE Himmi. We had a coffee and a chat together. By the time we parted company he was thinking that he could maybe have done better buying one instead of the BMW...
Don’t you hate it when we do that to people (not) 😀 .
I did just that recently to this quiet gent on a Harley. We didn’t have coffee together, but let our coffees go cold while he quizzed me about my Himmi for over half an hour. We eventually realised that his mates on their table and mine on our table had finished up and left 😂 as we stood over the Himmi chatting away.
Riding away, it dawned on me that I had been used, by RE - I’d just been doing marketing for them … for free… damn. 🤦‍♂️
 
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Morgan60

Well travelled
Location
NW USA
Hello and welcome to this forum. Congratulations on your new Himmy. I bought mine back in 2018 and it’s still my favorite go to bike in my stable.
 

Justdrew

Total noob
Location
Queensland
Good morning, I am seriously considering the purchase of a Himalayan and have joined the forum to see what issues there might be. I am waiting for the sale of one of my bikes so I can finance the purchase. I will look at the various posts here relating to reliability and off road performance, I am not into single track but dirt roads and forestry tracks.
 

petespace1

Well travelled
Location
Syd Aus
Good morning, I am seriously considering the purchase of a Himalayan and have joined the forum to see what issues there might be. I am waiting for the sale of one of my bikes so I can finance the purchase. I will look at the various posts here relating to reliability and off road performance, I am not into single track but dirt roads and forestry tracks.
G’day mate.
Please know that this is not a full on dirt bike; it’s only a ‘little tractor bike that could’.
I bought it because it ( the demo) looked at me at the shop in a puppy dog sorta way. 😀
I love it because it puts a stupid smile on my face every time I ride it.
Its got no power not much anyway and it has plenty of warts, but it’s a lovable torquey little ‘trier’.
Definitely take a good long test ride.
Good luck deciding 👍
 
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