[S2 – Eps. 45] Royal Enfield Himalayan Maintenance needed!

[S2 – Eps. 45] Royal Enfield Himalayan Maintenance needed!

Good morning Internet! It is 06:50 hours in the morning and welcome back to the channel! Everybody here in the hostel is still sleeping so I have to be a little bit quiet I am now, as you can maybe hear by the seagulls, very close to the coast. I am in La Serena in Chile and today I am riding to a town called Copiapo I will show it on the map Let me see, so I am now here in La Serena and Copiapo is over here if I would go and follow the main highway it’s about 330 kilometers and super boring. There are not a lot of other roads I can take but I can go close to Vallenar, I can ride more to the coast and follow a smaller coastal road and then go to Copiapo. And taking that road will extent it with 100 kilometers so then I’ll be doing 430 kilometers today but it still seems nicer to me because I asked around a little bit to the locals what are nice roads and the main highway is just extremely boring and I can’t really pick.. I just don’t have a lot of options.. so I hope that the coastal road will be nice I haven’t been riding on this coast anyway so I think it’s quite nice Temperature wise it will also be a little bit better It’s quite cloudy now as you can see but that seems to be kind of the normal weather here in La Serena I’ve been here a couple of nights and in the morning it’s really cloudy and then in the afternoon the sun comes out so let’s see what the day will bring I wouldn’t park like that, but hey.. “Policia asesina” all this graffiti is also all from the protests around here see this must be a government building of some sort see? not sure what everything means.. ‘a new constitution’ not sure because I’m leaving early, I’m leaving again before breakfast time but at the hostel you could buy these lunch packages so yesterday I bought two, one I had now for breakfast and it was a sandwich and an apple and cookies. Well, I didn’t eat the cookies for breakfast, but hey and then I have another one for lunch, so this day I don’t have to worry about finding food Thank you! I am now in Vallenar let’s fill up here if that is possible How much? Full So I just filled up on petrol and the plan was from here to then go the coast and make my 100 kilometers detour but I am reconsidering it because the visibility is really poor, there are these low hanging clouds and you can’t see anything so there is really not much point to ride another 100 kilometres if I can’t see anything so I’m going to change my plan again and ride straight to Copiapo from here it’s a really boring ride today, it’s just not super interesting and yeah, the visibility is poor but, it doesn’t matter it’s one of those days let me see because now from here, Copiapo is still a little less than 150 kilometers and it’s still super early, it’s now 09:15 hours in the morning because I left so early and it’s all highway so I’m just like uhm but no it’s actually nice if I arrive in Copiapo early because Dhanno actually needs an oil change because when I arrive there I’ve covered again about 3000 kilometres since the last oil change and especially with all that desert stuff I think it’s good to change the oil so that’s actually nice if I arrive early then I have time to do that maybe give her a bit of a clean, a bit of a wash as well because it looks horrific so that’s the plan for now because riding wise it’s not super interesting let’s go! we are stuck behind some I don’t know.. what that is something very big but I’m almost in Copiapo and suddenly all the clouds went away literally, I take the turnoff and it’s 26 kilometers to go and the sun comes through so finally I can actually see something of my surroundings because of all these low hanging clouds I couldn’t see anything I could see the road and that was it so this is quite nice great setting and I have all the time to enjoy rolling into town because I can’t overtake this or well, I’m not allowed so I’m first going to find a service station to get the oil changed and then I go to a hostel I made a reservation for a hostel. Hostel Cactus it’s called but let’s take care of Dhanno first Can I help you? I don’t understand No? You need anything? Ah, you work here? Ah yes! I need an oil change Oil change? Yes. What kind of motorcycle is it? Royal Enfield Hello! So I stripped Dhanno of the bags because she is going to get a wash and an oil change he is even taking the bash plate off, to clean really underneath there as well so I think that is quite necessary to give her a thorough rinse get all the salt and all this stuff off her as well. The oil that they are going to use is 15W50, fully synthetic and then obviously I have filters with me I still have one left I carry around 3 to 4 oil filters with me so then if I’m not in an area with a Royal Enfield dealer then I can still do the oil changes with the filters So, that is that done. That’s just great that that’s settled and when it comes to the washing I have to do that more often now because I’m riding on these very mineral rich grounds with salt and all sorts of really bad things for a motorcycle also when I was riding on the volcano, that kind of stuff and I think it’s only going to get worse when I cross back into Argentina there is going to be a lot of salt flats and that sort of thing so I need to start washing Dhanno on a regular basis otherwise this is going to eat away on parts this is the main square of Copiapo I think very pretty these taxis, well they are taxis but they are actually called ‘collectivos’ so you see this one is number 21 so they are kind of like a bus service but then in cars and usually it doesn’t matter how long you ride in it you just pay for one ride, the same amount wow that doesn’t sound very good but as a foreigner it’s almost impossible to figure out the routes I mean, I don’t have to use them really because I have my bike but if you want to use them is not so easy to figure out exactly which one is doing which route it’s supposed to be somewhere here hostel cactus ah there it is yeah, hostel cactus hello. I have a reservation. Ah yes, look I don’t have safe parking You understand me or not? there is no parking? No.. but after 20:00 hours in the evening, you can put your motorcycle here Ah, now it’s closed? Yes. Ok, so for now.. where is… here? Or not? Over there you can put it You will take your things off? Yes, yes Alright, well that’s a shame because now I have to take everything off and then Dhanno only can go inside after 20:00 hours at night So this is where I’m staying, look this is my room let’s check out the rest of the hostel I haven’t even looked here yet ah they do have the cactus oh wow, it’s quite big it goes all the way more cactus I am glad I’m here and that it is still early and that I did the service for Dhanno with the oil change and the wash that’s really nice because I mean, the ride today was a little bit boring but it’s kind of good that I arrived here so early because for tomorrow, I have again a very long day. Tomorrow I’m going to cross back into Argentina again another border crossing and again it will be over a high pass almost as high as Paso Agua Negra and also passing volcanoes and all sorts of things so I think tomorrow is going to be a super awesome ride but also very long because in total I think tomorrow I want to ride 470 or 480 kilometers including the whole pass and the border crossing and everything so that will take me again probably 10 hours or something, so it’s kind of nice to have an easy ride today and preserve my energy for tomorrow’s ride which is going to be pretty intense so that was it for today, I hope you liked this video if you did, please give me a big thumbs up and subscribe down below and then I’ll see you in the next video!

100 thoughts on “[S2 – Eps. 45] Royal Enfield Himalayan Maintenance needed!

  1. Noraly: you may want to remain in gear and "watch your six" when you're waiting for a traffic light, aimed at a gap you can escape into. I see the neutral indicator light up with some regularity. Awesome channel and journey!

  2. I really appreciate the two video's each week. Im also amazed your windscreen shield is still hanging on, you must have done a god job re attaching it.

  3. Hi love !
    You advertise This Motorcycle Royal Enfield Himalayan for free?.
    The company must give you a present new Motorcycle and maintenance much more for life time
    .I think you deserve good luck

  4. Another very nice episode, I look forward to each and every one. The hostel you are at, the bamboo sitting area is very nice and calming feel to it.

  5. Center stands come in darn handy at times. I've always considered them indispensable but that didn't stop some manufacturers from making them an expensive option. Is it almost time to stock up on more oil filters? In a pinch if a big city dealership isn't nearby maybe an auto parts store would carry an equivalent.

  6. I like your style of narration. It's almost like an intimate talk with each of your subscribers. And when you say, "Let's go!," everyone , I am sure, feels like hoping onto the pillion!

  7. Hi!! Noraly,
    Goed dat je vroeg bent vertrokken! Dat zorgde ervoor dat je vroeg op je bestemming aankwam & een kleine service ook boven de riem! Je kunt nu een beetje ontspannen / relaxen. Rijd veilig!!

  8. Saludos amiga, soy seguidor fiel de tu canal, que disfrutes de estas tierras, saludos, desde Concepción Chile 🇨🇱

  9. There's a huge political problem in Chile, and the grafittis are right: "policia asesina" = "cops are murders".
    This is what happens in each Latinoamérica country.

  10. You never mention anything about oiling your chain. I hope your doing that, I'd hate to see you broke down in the middle of nowhere.

  11. I have never stayed in a hostel, but I'm a convert to Air BnB. Regular hotels are off my list of places I'm willing to stay.

  12. Yes
    High ways are always highly boring. Good thing is dunno finally got a good bath.she is now pretty nice a beautiful. Hostel name is suited well to the geographical location

  13. Hi there ,Bienvendio a Chile , que pena que nos no pudimos juntar . I live in Puerto varas, Chile and I am from India. I have a bullet 500cc. I recently visited La Guarida Cafe in Punta Arenas. The girl who hosted Camila me told me about you.

  14. Love your videos…your a beautiful courageous inspirational adventurous women, with a beautiful positive soul, keep it up !!!
    Very smart to bring filters with you !!! ❤❤❤

  15. You are ticking along just nicely Noraly, a lot of sameness in the countryside, surprises yet to come, Dhanno happy with TLC

  16. Another great video. I did have to chuckle at your wording "so I decide to just blast my way to Copiapo so I have time to get a service for Dhanno." The word "blast" and Royal Enfield just don't seem to go together. Safe ride. Many thumbs up.

  17. I dont have to be on the edge of my seat to enjoy your videos. Good ride today, get some good food and rest. Thanks again and stay safe.

  18. Hey Noraly. I'm following your video channel for almost 2 weeks and watching it every day since – trying to catch up with all adventures with Basanti. Your videos are so captivating. Big thanks for sharing your adventure with us! Regards from cold Germany.

  19. Many thanks. 😊 terrific commentary and images;
    With regard to your 3 K services,
    do they also include the change over of the Air Filter
    or do you have a K & N or S & S
    Thank you 👌😊

  20. You didn't ask what time you can get Dhanno out in the morning? Another fascinating part of the world and another high pass coming up. Thanks Noraly.

  21. While I too felt the long Argentinine stretches across endless plains grew old, these winding coastal roads through foothills are nice. I like dirt roads as much as anyone, to watch or ride. But I also like the paved sections too. Just like the paved sections in Asia. So please show us just a little more. Not just bounce from one city to another. How are we to share your experience if we cant ride it too?

  22. I hope yourphone has an LCD screen, not an oled or amoled, because high brightness can cause them burn in easily in the screen.

  23. it would be nice to hear more from the locals or else about village life. I remembered talking in the store 😉 eps 23 .
    At the local cafe for guest tables 😜👍

  24. these south americans are pro on stealing motorbikes careful don't park it outside many times, else you'll get out and won't find it

  25. It was funny that you did talk so quietly and then drive out with motorcycle. I'll bet that motorcycle makes more noise then normal voice talking :DD
    Btw. Thanks for videos 🙂

  26. Hi Noraly. Why don't you say anything about the cost of bike service and/or cost of Hostels? Would be nice to hear for some riders planning to be in the area.

  27. @ 10:35 you need to pull into that rectangle on the road so the traffic light knows you're there and gives you the green sooner.

  28. Hi, Noraly. I am with you now, meaning that I watched all the previous videos. Now I know what time of the year is when you travel, but in the past I had to pause the video and check on your phone display to see the date. I am thinking at the people who will watch this channel in few years from now. Sometimes the posting date of the movie is not the the travel date. If you like, you could introduce this info in the movie description if not mentioning it in the opening of it, like you do with the morning hour. Thank you and good luck. All the best. I keep both eyes on you. 🙂

  29. Regular oil and filter changes are important for engine longevity. Fitting a magnetic sump plug is also helpful especially for long adventure rides.
    The Himalayan sump plug size is M14x1.25x12mm.
    The very best magnetic sump plugs are made by an American company called Dimple.

  30. Think of those who sit and complain at home and don't like it. start making something better yourself. It is hard to create such a good channel it is so many hours of work behind the approximately 2500 minutes that Noraly does for us in one year. If you think about it now, it will take TV stations and produce similar longevity. Yes and I am dyslexic so therefore not properly written but you understand me …

          <3 Love and peace on earth B2020 <3

  31. Hello dear big fan from india(delhi) u have been here if you remember….love to see you ride and your constant motivation to be on the ride
    I wud love to marry you lol m jus younger than you if it doesnt matters to u offer is open.dont mind me true intentions only

  32. You gave us a long, lingering shot of Dhanno in its v dirty state, just before the washing commenced – then we were all expecting the next shot to be the 'After' – all shiny clean !

  33. If you enter peru you see people drive different and overtake when ever they want, visibility or not, lines on the road or not what ever haha

    Lot of respect for you do border crossing on daily bade. I crossed from peru into chili took over 1.5 hours a load of papers and stemps xrays checks fouble checks and i was happy to leave that behind

  34. Hey, Noraly!

    Just a quick warn: as you've put this time a 100% synthetic oil on Dhanno, take care if you need to refill the oil somewhen between now and the next oil change. If you add a mineral, or even a semi-synthetic oil and mix it to the existing synthetic, it can create a really mess inside crankcase (like a glue) and then you’ll have a trouble.

    I know it’s hard for you to carry unnecessary load (like carry a spare liter of the same oil Dhanno has now inside its engine), so, take this info in consideration, just in case.

    Have a nice and safe trip!

  35. One thing that really amazes about the terrain in Argentina & Chili is the amount of desert like conditions. I have never been in that region but I expected it to be more like North America along the mountains & coast. …. Good stuff. Looking forward to more.

  36. Hmmm. Boring breakfast, boring drive. Maybe you could take us out for supper. Would love to see some local cuisine. Loved it anyway. Only you could make an oil change interesting. Cheers Noraly.

  37. I started over at the beginning and I am up to [S1 – Eps. 27] I am 72 and also ride but never anything here in Canada like the stuff you do. I ENJOY your videos very much but I wish the music you play and the talking you do could be at the same volume so I wouldn't have to adjust when the very loud music comes on. But I will continue watching as I enjoy all of them very much.

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