I am experiencing the exact same thing. Interesting. Perhaps these bikes were subject to some sort of deteriorating agent during shipping? They fill those ocean containers with chemicals to prevent anything surviving the trip over.I have a 2019 model and my issue was dry rot on front tire. dry rot on the fork gaiters. and deterioration of the rubber boot that holds the ECU unit beneath the seat. luckily, everything was still under warranty. so I had the dealer take care of it.
Damn - and I once had the opportunity to emigrate to Adelaide. Was offered a job there by IBM in about 1984, but my wife (at the time) was vehemently against it. Should have taken it and split up. We split up a couple years later anyway, but everything I learned about Adelaide then made me want to go. That and my cousin (and good friend) had already emigrated to NZ, so I could've seen him a bit more often that I see him now (10 years on average!) Oh well, everything happens for a reason. Met my soul-mate here in the States a few years later. Been married for 30 years now, so no big regrets.sounds like the ideal place to live!
Just saw a new video from ‘Nathan the postman’ and he has a Euro5 green Himalayan. Reported stalling issues- turned out to be relays for the fuel pump ( apparently 2 relays and one failed ) that he replaced and now runs fine. Apparently RE switched suppliers for relays or something. Hope this helps.My 21 has been frustrating. It had the 300 mile service. It is worse now with stalling for no reason and at no particular time.
It still takes a few minutes of warm up to idle. After riding 20 miles it still stalls when pulling off stop or even just randomly.
I am not happy. The bike is not reliable.
In my experience (2 Himmys 2018 & 2019) and a friend's with a 2020 model, bike needs to warm up/ run for maybe 10mins to allow idling to climb a bit before it stops stalling on low idles. Normal for many bikes especially in the morning. If it continues to stall after, it's significantly warmed up , then you have a problem.Mine is a 2021 USA model with 185 miles. She suffers from the chronic stalling issue during warm up and very often stalls at idle during daily rides. The dealer is 3 hours away, so I've also performed the TPS, Idle and Iridium spark plug fix to no avail. Yes she runs, rides and and handles great at speed, but my new owner experience has been ruined with a dash of buyers remorse on top. Another live and learn experience.
Hmmm. have to pay more attention to that this winter. usually during the winter months, I'll start the bike up, and by the time I put all my gear on, including plugging in my electric gloves, the bike has already warmed up, and she's ready for take off. sometimes, if it's really cold, I'll use the enricher? to give her a little more fuel, so that she warms up a bit quicker. Otherwise, no issues. I know, during the summer months, she sounds like she has more umph, when starting. I recently had my fuel pump replaced under warranty, when she left me stranded by the roadside.I meant when the engine is cold as in first running minutes
People like to talk. People who like bikes like to talk about bikes, rides they had, and stuff they have to fix. So it's automatically going to be about a third of a forum's content. It may get construed as bitching and moaning, but it's really just the emotion we feel about our bikes not running, recollected in tranquility.We all bitch and moan about things but it’s because we want so much more out of our little bikes.
It's so obvious how cool RE owners look on their bikes that we don't even need to mention it any more.Except maybe some forums, where all they talk about is how cool they look on their crotch rocket,
2021 Model (SPUD) . I love the thing, absolutely love it.
Sadly, only been able to put about 1100 miles on the bike in the 6 or so weeks of ownership.
Young SPUD is in for a fix, after the abs sensor failed. Symptoms were, ABS light staying on, MIL light staying on, No Speedometer.
No big deal, i'm just missing riding the daft thing, having to slum it and ride my Tenere 700 (which I am selling because the Himalayan is jsut such a great wee bike)
Teething problems, not fussed. Just waiting for the part and we'll be back to hurtling around the b roads giggling and laughing.
I bought the T7 , and set it up so I could head off and tour europe and the middle east for all of this year. However, a certain 'rona' put paid to that, and the T7 is wasted in Scotland, where offroad riding is illegal. The T7 is vastly superior to the himalayan in almost every way, but it is just rubbing salt in my wounds having a round the world tourer and not being able to leave this stupid little island.Funny... I'm thinking of selling mine and a Tenere 700 is one of the bikes I am looking at. I love my Himalayan and it so far has suffered none of the problems that you guys have mentioned. Sure it's a little cold blooded, but a little throttle, for about 30 seconds, then let it idle while I grab my gear and I'm off with no stalling or running issues.