Originally Posted by spconley
So who has the most miles on their Terra/Strada and what kind of problems have you had while putting the miles on? I don't have a BMW dealer nearby and am hesitant about the bike given the heating problems and stalling issues, have they all been sorted out on the 2014's? Also... Will BMW or KTM be servicing these down the road and who will supply parts, has there been any info on this?
I just turned over 10k miles. No issues. Several Oil changes....I did replace the crap chain after 8k miles...it had a major kink. Once I added a Booster plug my fueling problems were much better. Several new F/I bikes suffer from being too lean...the TR is no exception....a "fooler" of some sort is needed IMHO..I really like the bike. 20 years from now I think it'll be known as a one or two year bike with a "cult" following. It's not without faults...but pretty damn good value...if you can find one.
I don't have a local BMW dealer either. It seems most Adv. Rider guys avoid the dealer at all cost anyway...except for warranty problems. It is a gas and go bike. I reckon the overheating was a result of a air bubble. The dealer didn't follow directions at set-up. The stalling problems are almost always fixed with a "fooler" ..B/P ...IICE air...there are others. Buy it ...gas ..oil..BP or similar.. Ride..repeat.