Royal Enfield Himalayan Saddle Bag Stay

Most of our one day or weekend rides require little regarding luggage space. But, for an upcoming trip, it became evident that I would need a Himalayan saddle bag stay to figure out a way to load saddle bags onto the bike without fouling with the either the silencer or the rear wheel. I could either buy an existing one or build one from scratch.

This post is part 1 of 2 where I cover:

  • purchase
  • alteration
  • installation
  • size comparison

Once I am back from the tour, I will publish part 2 of 2 with real world usage data based on how the saddlebag stays for the Himalayan performed.

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BOBMC RiderMania 2016 – Leaving rains behind

Riding to BOBMC RiderMania 2016, the largest congregation of Royal Enfield clubs in India. And, I’m riding solo on my new version of ThunderDuck (opens in a new window).  On the back is a dry-bag and on the tank is a Via Terra tank bag.

Heading to BOBMC RiderMania 2016
What I should have left on the fridge door before running off

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DSLR tank bag review: ViaTerra Fly Universal

On a whim, I picked up a ViaTerra DSLR tank bag to see how it would be after using two trusty old Cramster Turtles over time. Cramster Turtle was on its last legs, and I needed a DSLR tank bag to replace it. If you need more or accurate information, leave a comment at the bottom, I will update this. Continue reading DSLR tank bag review: ViaTerra Fly Universal

Stormtrooper – The first 500km

Stormtrooper, May the 4th be with you.

Alright, Stormtrooper, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is home. It has been home for a while now. 535kms to be exact. These are my initial impressions and modifications to it. More from a fricking practicality point of view. Daily use report. Do not expect to see lifestyle photos, like the kind where people go 5 feet off the main road to make it seem like they’ve been riding dirt all day. If you’re looking for that, leave. Now.

Thanks to the Star Wars site.
Thanks to the Star Wars site.

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