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Old 03-03-2014, 02:21 PM   #3451
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You're all over the place!

Dirt bike: Terra
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In between: Tiger 800
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:25 PM   #3452
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No dirt? Get the Street Triple. It is one of the most fun street bikes out there, and comfortable too. Major bang for the buck.

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Old 03-26-2014, 01:15 PM   #3453
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No dirt? Get the Street Triple. It is one of the most fun street bikes out there, and comfortable too. Major bang for the buck.

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Even in the dirt, the Street Triple rocks... : http://youtu.be/4PBsH4Xry9U

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Old 03-27-2014, 05:56 AM   #3454
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I've wanted to nab a wrecked Street Triple for a dual sport build for years. That triple could make a beast of a dual-sport in the right configuration.



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Old 03-30-2014, 07:03 PM   #3455
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Thinking about selling my terra, Philadelphia pa. [

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I didn't realize that bromley's is within an hr of me and still supposedly carries husky's and performs warranty work...
I just escaped to SE PA from NJ and was concerned my '13 Terra would be an orphan. Good news about Bromley's. It's also about an hour from me. Thanks.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:51 AM   #3456
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Question Real-Time MPG computer

There is a gauge that can calculate real-time fuel consumption called Ultragauge. Do any of you know if it will be compatible with the Terra? Info from the manufacturer's website:


"Does it work on Motorcycles?
Yes, some of the newer fuel injection motorcycles have an OBDII certified interface. Look for an emission decal with "OBDII certified" text. It is very unlikely that carbureted motorcycles will be OBDII compliant."


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Old 04-09-2014, 09:09 AM   #3457
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There is a gauge that can calculate real-time fuel consumption called Ultragauge. Do any of you know if it will be compatible with the Terra? Info from the manufacturer's website:

If we have the port, then it will work. You're looking for a port that looks something like this. Color is irrelevant.



Some BMW cars have a round port, and you have to have an adapter plug that looks like this. I don't suspect they would have this on a motorcycle though.

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Old 04-09-2014, 09:23 AM   #3458
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Thanks, RD.

I think the Terra has a round port near to the battery beneath the seat. I don't know for sure so will check later on.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:21 AM   #3459
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If the port on the Terra is a standard BMW one and the same as that on the S1000RR then here are the instructions to mount an OBDII port:

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I installed a car based OBD 2 real time data reader by making an adaptor wiring set in order to interface the proprietary BMW round connector K and L lines

Ultragauge: http://www.ultra-gauge.com/ultragauge... (no affiliation)

Pinout for OBD2 to S1000RR connector: *BMW connector is round and under rear seat. Pin numbers are marked if you can read fine print)
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Description ---- OBD-PIN ...... BMW-PIN
12 Volts..............16...................*6 (red wire in image)
Ground...............4..................*..4 (black wire in image)
L-Line................15................*..10 (yellow wire in image)
K-Line................7.................*...1 (Green wire in image)

**I can not verify my BMW pin numbering scheme. But the image is right.

***The BMW S1000RR keeps 12volts HOT 100% of the time, bike on or off, key in or out. This may put a parasitic drain on your battery if you leave a OBD2 unit installed 100% of the time, especially if you don't drive it often. I use a CTEK 4.3 trickle charger all of the time so it is no concern to me.
That was found in the notes accompanying this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igj4vt3UXBU


This is starting to look realistic and feasible! Is anyone else interested in real-time fuel consumption monitoring or is it just me? This (fuel consumption in real-time) is useful information for many reasons, especially when runnng low while crossing a desert, for example. I'm considering riding to Asia (depends if I can get a permit to solo ride across China, which is doubtful from what I've read. Does anyone know about that?), and monitoring fuel would be extremely important on such a journey.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:02 AM   #3460
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This is starting to look realistic and feasible! Is anyone else interested in real-time fuel consumption monitoring or is it just me?
I value this feature on a car. I can really maximize my fuel economy. However, on a motorcycle, I personally don't have much use for it. I already find myself watching it too much on a car, so I can only imagine the distraction on a motorcycle.


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Old 04-09-2014, 11:20 AM   #3461
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Is anyone else interested in real-time fuel consumption monitoring or is it just me?
With the accuracy of the dashboard counter for remaining fuel on the TR I don't really think it adds a lot of value.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:02 AM   #3462
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On mine the Factory "Gallons Used" is spot on, I use it all the time, I am amazed how close it is every fill up, I am now trusting it. I Zero it every fill up.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:32 PM   #3463
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Hi I am at a point now that the KTM 990Adventureis getting to Heavey for me .
I still like the power though , from all the repots and Specs that I can find the Terra looks like a great all rounder for what I want to do .
I have a KTM 990Adventure and a KTM 520EXC , I am at the point of still want to ride on fire tracks and one Main road riding as we'll as keeping up with the other riders on there BMW1200and BMW800 .
In the past I have had a KTM 640Adventure that had enough power but the buzz on the seat was not good , from the info and your thread that I have read the Terra looks like a good bike as an all rounder but there is not a perfect bike to do all types of riding .
I would like some input of your thoughts if the Terra would be what I could do both types of riding .
Are some of the parts interchangeable from the BMW to the Terra.
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:12 PM   #3464
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With the accuracy of the dashboard counter for remaining fuel on the TR I don't really think it adds a lot of value.
This is much more important than knowing your mpg.
If you're searching for the best speed for mpg use a stop watch to time how long it takes to use a specific amount of fuel (.1 or .2 gallons). Most likely your best mpg will be between 2750 and 3000 rpm.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:31 PM   #3465
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This is much more important than knowing your mpg.
If you're searching for the best speed for mpg use a stop watch to time how long it takes to use a specific amount of fuel (.1 or .2 gallons). Most likely your best mpg will be between 2750 and 3000 rpm.
On my last ride I got significantly worse mpg than I have been getting. I had been getting consistently 57 mpg with as high as 62 mpg. This time I got around 50 mpg. Sometimes less. Lots of culprits though. I was cruising much faster, up to 75 mph. It was the first trip with the Madstad windshield installed and it was raised to the highest position. Sure nice riding though. It was windy, sometimes a headwind. I had hard panniers on, but then I had them on when I got 62 mpg. I wasn't going this fast though. Drag increases with the square of velocity.

But I am also suspicious of the Wuka King. I have out of town for many months and the mpg changes have occurred since my return. It is much colder now than when I last rode. I think the computer module may have recalibrated because it thinks it is REALLY cold. It may be running very rich.
I seem to recall that the effects are only there during throttle change, though.
I'll keep my eye on it and report any changes. I was counting on the better mpg to help reduce the extra fuel I would have to carry for my upcoming Alaska trip.
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