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SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
Started at 11:00pm on the 21st February, 2018 by SMLE
SMLE Subject: SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
https://youtu.be/Aivfp6g8OHo
Posted: 11:00pm 21st February, 2018
SMLE Subject: SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
If someone knows how to embed the link, please do. Chris.
Posted: 11:00pm 21st February, 2018
Leon Novello Subject: SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
That is one plumb- ugly muffler.
Posted: 07:43am 22nd February, 2018
papasmurf Subject: SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
Posted: 07:48am 22nd February, 2018
Mark M Subject: SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
I enjoyed that thanks. And you are a naughty boy for riding through those puddles in the layby, test the off road capability by all means but think of the poor apprentice who has to clean it! (Must clean the Interceptor, I reckon I found the muddiest 5 miles of road in Northamptonshire on Tuesday, near Fawsley Hall if you like patina...)

REgards, Mark
Posted: 08:14am 22nd February, 2018
SMLE Subject: SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
Cheers for embedding the link papsmurf. Leon, it's nowt special, but saves a load of weight and sounds good. You won't be ab le to see much of it withe the panniers on anyway. I think, although I don't know, that they were trying to match the shape of the original some what. Mark M: It was already dirty. I was just making sure (wink). I've asked for a quote for a standard Himalayan in black and white, plus the larger front screen (when it becomes available is open to guesswork), engine bars (again, guesswork to when they will be available), heated grips, accessory power socket, spot lamps, engine guard (if not standard fit), full pannier kit, and the new exhaust end can. I think that's all. I will then make my decision. Thanks all, Chris.
Posted: 11:02am 22nd February, 2018
Mark M Subject: SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
I was only joking Chris! Wayne at Hitchcocks has just bought one and l know they are working on accessories for them now so l might wait a bit before buying Factory exras, H's stuff generally being better. They wanted to start making parts earlier but had to wait and see what the delivered models had fitted. REgards, Mark
Posted: 11:53am 22nd February, 2018
hagis Subject: SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
Lucky man to be getting out on a bike, our roads are still white with salt every am so bikes are still under wraps in the garage, so the long awaited test ride on a HIMALAYAN is still a week or two away, or when weather improves, But super video well worth watching.
Posted: 10:52am 25th February, 2018
Rattlebattle Subject: SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
That’s a great video. Thanks. Reminds me of some of my old riding haunts way back when. Good to see a dirty Himalayan; keeping that sort of bike spotlessly clean misses the point in my view. One wonders what it would go and sound like with the standard exhaust...Personally I’d wait until the twins are available. I’d be gutted to buy a Himalayan and then be bowled over by the twin. BTW are you a distant relative of Jasper Carrott?😀
Posted: 12:42pm 25th February, 2018
Alan R Subject: SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
Hi Chris------we haven't heard from you for a while......Good to see that replacement engine is holding out......As usual a great video...Looks really good on my PC at FULL SCREEN setting..I even started to "ease off on the throttle" when that silver car pulled out in front from the R/H side --LoL !!.......My last Classic 500 Bullet came from Jones and Shipman a few years ago......If you go out to the Stafford showground entrance there is a miniature steam railway that I go to ...You'd be most welcome to come and have a ride..........In the video, just before your first lay-by stop you can see a smaller one on the left hand side...I got to know that one quite intimately as my throttle cable nipple pulled off just there after a full day's riding up in Matlock etc.....It was 2 hours before that recovery truck arrived !!......I'm approaching 70 now so I don't think the "Himarlee-un" is for me but I can see it's a fun thing to ride...A Honda Transalp was briefly considered not long ago but proved to be too tall, as did the Triumph Tiger I think you mentioned....Have a look in and around Knucklas Viaduct for some good rides.....Are we going to have a Breakfast meet-up at the Quatt cafe some time ??...Ride Safe, Buddy !!
Posted: 11:54pm 25th February, 2018
SMLE Subject: SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
Rattlebattle: No relation whatsoever to Jasper Carrott on the grounds that he's a Brummie and I ay'. Alan R: So no RE for you anymore??? Re a run/meet up, well, I've more or less given up on a small convoy/group thing after the last few attempts and being messed about. However, I've recently been doing some RE reading and back in the days of yore the REOC, as was then, back in the 60's, used to pay a visit to the factory on Good Friday every year. The thought did cross my mind for a meet up at the factory site on Good Friday this year, probably in the afternoon, now that the redevelopment is 99% completed, followed by either a stop off at the RE pub in the town for some nosh, a yak, and maybe a little trip out in the countryside, or the other way around for the latter two. Somat' like that anyroad. But, as I mentioned previously, being messed before about sort of puts me off the idea. Chris.
Posted: 02:31am 27th February, 2018
Rattlebattle Subject: SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
Yes I know; only joking. You sound more like my sister-in-law who comes from Penkridge, which I visited often until last year when my mother had to go back into a care home and her house was sold. Asa young man I used to hang out at Milford, on the edge of Cannock Chase. I remember seeing a Kawasaki Z1 for the first time then. Worth a fortune now...
Posted: 10:44am 27th February, 2018
Alan R Subject: SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
Hi Chris----slight change of plans----I'm now staying with the Red Baron ( Bullet '65 ) but still selling the 750 Triumph Tiger and the Honda XBR 500 ( Anyone interested ?? )....I'd go along with a meet-up for a Breakfast ( anywhere ) followed by a ride to the Factory followed by a trip to the Pub for a late dinner or tea...Let's keep the idea active via a dedicated thread on this Forum which we can up-date from time-to-time ?.......In the past I've had some success by advertising a particular run that I'm going on anyway but have invited riders to join me at the start.....For example BEEZABRYAN's meet-up at that Pub in Leicestershire in the Spring...........A run up to the Ponderosa............A ride over to Lake Vyrnwy------- A day trip along the full length of the SVR ( the Bike meet at Arley )......A visit to Sleap Airfield Museum......These are all ones that I have planned for myself anyway but am happy for others to join in....There's only the one time given and that's the departure time from the Breakfast place...other than that it's a free-and easy scenario...
Posted: 05:06pm 28th February, 2018
RocketRR Subject: SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
Getting my Himalayan ready for my 12 islands trip. https://ibb.co/cW8Unn
Posted: 09:57pm 3rd March, 2018
Alan R Subject: SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
Here you go, mate !! -------> ------> DSC_2498
Posted: 11:57pm 3rd March, 2018
RocketRR Subject: SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
Thanks and there was me thinking it had worked 🤔
Posted: 11:31am 4th March, 2018
Alan R Subject: SMLE Goe To The Himalayan
Try using this in future-----> ------> https://imgbb.com/
Posted: 09:39pm 4th March, 2018

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