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

  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Noraly, I know you are a bit away, but before you get to the US, check out These routes look like they will fit into the type of roads you like to explore.

  7. There are people who takes energi from you. And then people who gives energi To you. And you my pretty friend är a energi giver.

  8. I'll bet Dhanno was very happy to have "new" synthetic oil and a thorough washing. I know it's my imagination but my bike and all my vehicles seem to be happier right after maintenance and a wash. Really covering some ground now. Do they have posted speed limits on those long straights or is it the motorfiets-bahn?

  9. I must remember to ask when you do another live q and a if you booked the service or just turned up and how much…

  10. Not much of a breakfast Noraly or lunch for that matter. You’re going to waste away, if you stand sideways we won’t see you! Ah well at least you are looking after the bike.

  11. Noraly, did you check your headlight alignment after you dropped Dhanno a few days ago?
    Maybe it shifted, and it may be aimed too high now.
    Saludos desde irlanda.

  12. Noraly, you inspired me to change the eng. oil, trans, and final drive in my cycle , it was overdue, I do it myself, it's time consuming, and can be painful, both the bike and I are vintage in age, but young at heart. I rather be riding like you. Thanks for being an inspiration to all of us that would love to do what you are doing, Have fun, Marc R.

  13. Hola soy lore de belén Catamarca (Argentina)
    La chica que compro el yogur y la ciruela que era para desayunar no se si se acuerda

  14. Hello ..First I want to say that I love your videos as a bike rider..I want to ask what was the idea started your trips..or the forcing power? Have safe rides. I wish the best.

  15. Hello Noraly,
    Wat kind of navigation do you use on your cellphone? Can you give us the application name?
    Best regards and have a safe trip!

  16. Какая приятная девушка)) но зачем она делает на русском надписи перевода в видео? Не уж то большая часть аудитории с раски федераски ? 😀

  17. I'm not really sure why I'm doing this but Neil Peart died.. he was the drummer for "Rush" .. that isn't my point, he wrote a book "Ghost rider" After his wife and only child died, he got on his bike and rode and rode ultimately into healing.. good read for a long rider like you.

  18. Hello ms itchy boots I was wondering if you could help me I'm doing a motercycle ride to help raise money for great ormand street hospital and was wondering if you could help me share my just giving link it would really help me out if you could many thanks and good luck

  19. The occasional boring highway road will lead you to more beautiful vistas soon. Surprised you changed oil after after so few kilometres – but suppose best to do it while you can to be on the safe side. Wishing you a safe & fun journey.

  20. Gekke Nederlander hoe doe je het toch.. Ik zou ook wel een reis door Europa willen maken, maar dan toch wel met een camperbusje. Ik kan ook motorrijden, maar het lijkt mij zo onhandig zulke lange afstanden (+ik ben lui) en dan moet je maar ergens zien te overnachten, met een camper heb je dat niet lolz. Of heb je altijd een tent bij je ofzo?

    Anyway.. Uiteraard erg vet wat je nu (al meer dan een jaar?) doet! Ook leuke motor btw, en ja.. Dit moet er ook uit, je bent ook nog eens een lekkerding!

  21. How long did you wait at the left turn? I was looking at the sensor on the road in front of you. Sometimes you need to get all the way up front and let the car trigger the switch. Love the show.

  22. At 10:50 I think you're supposed to ride over those magnetic strips below the road to trigger the traffic lights. Nice adventure 🙂

  23. Keep Going Noraly, Brave girl your dreams are big and you are achieving and enjoying it and also inspires us a lot….

  24. Common tell us the truth you are traveling with a hole team, don't you. Ay la rubia que me quiere vender la moto de que va sola por ahí

  25. A day in the life of Noraly, it might be a bit of a boring day for you, but I did enjoy the vid again, today was not a long and winding road for you, but Im sure those days will come again, save trip for the next leg , in lak'ech

  26. Hello, nice as a video, how many kilometers do you have now? My Classic celebrates its 15,000 km, and it's like new. I invite you to take a look at my channel which is translated into English and Vietnamese, good luck and I subscribe to follow you :

  27. Would be cool to tell what the prices for the bike maintenance are. I noticed a few times that you ignore STOP signs and don't your blinkers,imagine if everybody on the road behaves like that.

  28. Bom dia querida noraly 😍😍😍😍🇧🇷👑 tudo de bom top matéria améi 👋👋👋👋👋😍❤️ show

  29. What a pleasant coincidence. In Russia, there is a mountain range in the Southern Urals and is called Nurali! This ridge is a popular destination for riding motorbikes, quads and SUVs.

    The name of this ridge is translated as "Light". There are two options – this ridge consists of light stone rocks or in honor of a man whose name was Nur Ali (Light Ali).

      You must visit this place.

  30. He he. "What motorcyckle is this" he asked. "It's a RRRRRoyal Enfield!" she answers as if presenting the Queen. Great Noraly and funny too 🙂

  31. think it deserves another language for subtitles, so starting this episode, I will translate your next episodes in Czech language 😉


  33. Hi Noraly, besides the oil change, dit you also have the air filter cleaned. On the kind of roads you are riding on it would be wise? Good travels!!

  34. Hola!, Deberías haber salido a la costa. La ruta costera del desierto entre Huasco y Caldera es muy bonita. Saludos!

  35. If you see any protest only one thing…. don't go… r realy dangerous… the chilean people don't go to the downtown for this reazon, the people only go if realy need to do this, take care, we love you and Dhanno

  36. I once dreamed of this, but now I’m 71 and certain doubts have crept in. I do have a Suzuki 800, however…………….

  37. That is seriously black oil for 3000 km! Methinks better air filtration is needed. It really takes 10 hours to go 300 miles? What are the conditions and speeds? Normally it would only take 4-5 hours.

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