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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 19:49
canthai55

RE Himalayan 555

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Man I had a go on one of these they are not that nice to ride at all,really underpowered  loads of vibrations, didn’t actually know what they really were when I had a go on one,,,posted it on here about a year ago..

dont know what we gonna do with you Thaiguzzi...😂😂😂

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28 minutes ago, taninthai said:

Man I had a go on one of these they are not that nice to ride at all,really underpowered  loads of vibrations, didn’t actually know what they really were when I had a go on one,,,posted it on here about a year ago..

dont know what we gonna do with you Thaiguzzi...😂😂😂

Same bhp as your CRF. But at only 6500 rpm

50% more torque. At only 4000 rpm.

CRF is into 5 figures rpm?

Apples & Oranges.

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i think a Honda 250 CRFL or Rally is a better choice for traveling

 

i did 40.000 kilometers during 18 months in TH.... 0 problem on RALLY 250....still on the road :)

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7 hours ago, pbas400 said:

Plenty of reports of cracked frames on BMW's and broken rear subframes on CRF 250's.

 

No bike is without faults - and Google can find 'em all.

 

I've toured on my CRF with no issues, except for the tiny fuel tank and horrible two-up comfort - and would consider a Himalayan for the better range, better luggage capacity and better pillion comfort - if it had ABS in Thailand.

 

But of course CRF and Rally also had ABS deleted for Thailand.

 

I still don't think we have the ideal smaller adventure bike yet?

 

Kawasaki 300X is nice, but costs same as the CB500X and revs like a 2 stroke, BMW 310 costs more!  

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Study the picture.

The break is the perfect distance from the weld filet to indicate an improper weld.

And check out how thin the metal is in the frame backbone.

To me this indicates either a poor design or poor manufacture.

I bet the originals never had this problem - only the 'New and Improved' version.

Caveat Emptor

 

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9 hours ago, pbas400 said:

 

10 hours ago, pbas400 said:

Do your research first please.

These were the first carb models called BS3.

Your quotes are BS3 models from 2016-17.

Had a lot of problems and issues. inc footrest snapping off whilst an American  journo was riding it standing on the pegs- caught on camera.

All were Indian market models, before it was released worldwide.

What did Enfield do?

Shut the production line down for 7 (SEVEN) months, rectified all faults, and brought out EFI, calling the model BS4.

No such problems reported in Europe or America where it has outsold above all expectations.

 

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5 hours ago, canthai55 said:

Study the picture.

The break is the perfect distance from the weld filet to indicate an improper weld.

And check out how thin the metal is in the frame backbone.

To me this indicates either a poor design or poor manufacture.

I bet the originals never had this problem - only the 'New and Improved' version.

Caveat Emptor

 

Well, i have to eat Humble Pie.

This is the top Enfield mechanic/independent workshop in Lak in the Himalayas.

Admittedly all rental bikes - however 10-12 frame breakages - all the same place on the newer BS4 models with efi...

Looks like the box section is too thin, but there is also, more importantly, no gusset there joining the headstock to the rectangular tube...

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The work shop in Lak now specializing in beefing up and repairing. 555 I hope the factory is paying attention which I am sure there are. I still really like this bike and if I had the cash would still buy on and do the appropriate gusseting. And thanks for you honesty in posting this TG

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