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Old 09-23-2013, 06:56 AM   #3286
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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.

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Old 09-23-2013, 10:23 AM   #3287
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Just in case someone is looking for a used one, there is one at Foothills BMW in Denver. I was down there getting parts for my Dakar and saw it. Oh so tempting to replace the ol Dakar and would go nicely with my TE450, but it is so reliable and built the way I like it.
Has some farkles already on it. Think it was marked $6200.

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Old 09-23-2013, 11:09 AM   #3288
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Just in case someone is looking for a used one, there is one at Foothills BMW in Denver. I was down there getting parts for my Dakar and saw it. Oh so tempting to replace the ol Dakar and would go nicely with my TE450, but it is so reliable and built the way I like it.
Has some farkles already on it. Think it was marked $6200.
Here's some more history on the bike

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ighlight=tr650

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Old 09-23-2013, 11:48 AM   #3289
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yep....my old Terra.

Still has the Seat Concepts tall seat, Ricochet skid plate, Touratech handguards, and the Wuka King on it.
Somewhere around 2800 miles IIRC....
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:13 PM   #3290
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yep....my old Terra.

Still has the Seat Concepts tall seat, Ricochet skid plate, Touratech handguards, and the Wuka King on it.
Somewhere around 2800 miles IIRC....
Ha, tall seat, no wonder it fit well when I sat on it... Nice bike.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:31 PM   #3291
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I now have my Terra in the garage with a whole 231 miles on it Very nice bike really enjoying thus far. Bought a few items for already and hope this will be a good commuter and semi-trail bike come next riding season.

Items installed so far:

Touratech handguards with spoilers
Touratech adjustable shift lever with folding toe
SW-Motech skid plate
SW-Motech centerstand
Power Commander 5
Powerlet Powerplug at handlebars
Ram-mount on handbars
Battery tender SAE dongle for overnight charging

Have removed the evaportive canister from the bike; now it idles like it should.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:16 AM   #3292
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I now have my Terra in the garage with a whole 231 miles on it Very nice bike really enjoying thus far. Bought a few items for already and hope this will be a good commuter and semi-trail bike come next riding season.

Items installed so far:

Touratech handguards with spoilers
Touratech adjustable shift lever with folding toe
SW-Motech skid plate
SW-Motech centerstand
Power Commander 5
Powerlet Powerplug at handlebars
Ram-mount on handbars
Battery tender SAE dongle for overnight charging

Have removed the evaportive canister from the bike; now it idles like it should.
Here is free easy mod for you...
http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/exh...7/#post-289537
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:04 PM   #3293
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I've got some new video from a weekend trip of the Terra getting nasty in the rocks, in case anybody is interested. She is just rolling up on 6k miles this week without any problems, and I have been treating it like this the whole time . The worst thing about this video is that I wasn't even talking to the camera, just to myself. Does that make me crazy?

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Old 10-02-2013, 02:14 PM   #3294
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I've got some new video from a weekend trip of the Terra getting nasty in the rocks, in case anybody is interested. She is just rolling up on 6k miles this week without any problems, and I have been treating it like this the whole time . The worst thing about this video is that I wasn't even talking to the camera, just to myself. Does that make me crazy?

Video no worky for me.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:30 PM   #3295
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:06 PM   #3296
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Video no worky for me.
Odd. link: http://youtu.be/HwmcFLkkHHk
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:32 AM   #3297
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Er here I am

Hi everyone. Well I did it..a big deal for me...Pulled the trigger on Terra ABS

... Sadly only a couple left in Oz. Probably quite a few in the factory that may trickle out but anyway.
So as I think and type I reflect on why.
I was deciding tween Terra,Sertao, 6yo Dakar,G650GS, 800GS ,KLR650. Suzie,Yam 650,Tenere.even looked at KTM 690. You know ..the usual bunch of suspects.

I expect to use it 50/50 Road/ rough roads/tracks but mainly latter .I already have R1200R with 80,000 glorious km .
So what got me.. Engine ,EFI, Safari tank potential , better legs than BMW650 (yep 46 v 41 mm & Inverted) , price, warranty..a new bike has that well newness about it compared to a 7 yo bike. I know its a little heavy but lighter than 800GS and same weight as Sertao with better struts. Expect significant weight to carrying potential .Comfier seat than KTX given hundreds of km on tar before off road starts for me (otherwise I would have got a pure dirt bike.) and better high speed road manners cf KTM.
Interestingly BMW was flogging off Sertaos at same price.

Have downloaded options for farkles. Best bedtime reading there is.
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I guess with time I will know if I regret it. I suspect not. Some reviews have been exemplary apart from the motorcross crowd who dont understand why you would only trailer a bike to the dirt.

Biggest CON...colour choice..wanted a faster bike you know black.

Anyways just sayin' and thanks for reading.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:49 AM   #3298
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Biggest CON...colour choice..wanted a faster bike you know black.
Easy to fix. Just order the black plastic that comes stock on stradas.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:09 PM   #3299
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Looks like Safari Tanks made something that will make me love the TR just a little bit more
You got'a love that they kept the TR's original tank look with it's wings

"Husqvarna Terra 650 long range Safari Tank
Litres: 32 (18 litres +plus 14 litre standard tank)
Colours: White, Red, Black, Translucent White"

AUS $690 - US $650


Rough calculation - I would go from about 170 mile to about 400 miles per tank - that is some serious mileage

Did anybody get a close look at these tanks??





http://www.safaritanks.com.au/home/14-Husqvarna/78-Husqvarna-Terra-650/flypage.tpl.html
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:29 PM   #3300
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A plastic tank? No thanks. I'd rather have a metal one, which is not as easily ripped apart or fractured by a fall.
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