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Old 04-14-2014, 01:29 AM   #3466
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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.
Having an OBD2 connector is great for more than just reading your MPG. Diagnostic codes from the ECU alone is worth it. May no longer need to find a dealer with a MOSS.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:22 AM   #3467
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Having an OBD2 connector is great for more than just reading your MPG. Diagnostic codes from the ECU alone is worth it. May no longer need to find a dealer with a MOSS.
It can read codes, but will it be able to reset them?
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:53 AM   #3468
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Going to the dealer with an under-powered Terra any tips?

I'm headed tomorrow to my dealer (Big D, Woodland Park, CO)for a MOSS session, oil change and check up @ 4K mostly off-road miles. MY bike has always been under-powered compared to my BMW Sertao. If the Beemer puts out 50 ponies the Terra could not be greater than 44 IMHO. I had it on the MOSS at 600 miles,which didn't change anything. The bike feels like it has a potato up the tailpipe and will stall unexpectedly, especially in the first 1/2 hour. It runs much better warm than cold, but overheats rather easily at temps above 90F. I have never checked the air filter. I ride alone and don't encounter much dust. If the air box assembly/design is faulty and has dirt in it, shouldn't that be a warranty issue?
I have a fairly loud metallic clunk in my front end. I and a friend spent two hours trying to diagnose and couldn't find anything askew although we both agree it feels and sounds like a lose head bearing. I also have a slightly scary head shake at 70 MPH. We tightened the head bearing nut about 1/4 turn but no improvement. The action is very smooth.
My question: Can any of you think of any culprits that would make my Terra so hesitant? Any tips on what to ask the dealers mechanic to do or check out? Any clues on the clunk? Mahalo
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:46 AM   #3469
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I have a fairly loud metallic clunk in my front end. I and a friend spent two hours trying to diagnose and couldn't find anything askew although we both agree it feels and sounds like a lose head bearing. I also have a slightly scary head shake at 70 MPH. We tightened the head bearing nut about 1/4 turn but no improvement. The action is very smooth.
My question: Can any of you think of any culprits that would make my Terra so hesitant? Any tips on what to ask the dealers mechanic to do or check out? Any clues on the clunk? Mahalo
Is the clunk when the steering turns or when the suspension compresses and then releases? I think every TR650 has a metalic clunk when the front suspension changes direction.

If the bike feels underpowered, might be worth checking the doodah on the throttlebody which controls the throttle cable action is the 43kw version not the 35kw version. The part is stamped with 35kw or 43kw.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:32 AM   #3470
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If the bike feels underpowered, might be worth checking the doodah on the throttlebody which controls the throttle cable action is the 43kw version not the 35kw version. The part is stamped with 35kw or 43kw.
That's the only thing I can think of. I've ridden both bikes back to back and the TR has always felt stronger. Could it be that they let a restricted version in to the US?



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Old 04-24-2014, 10:24 PM   #3471
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still at the dealer

Thanks guys, I took it to the Dealer but they couldn't connect to the MOSS server. Some folks at Husky cafe also thought maybe I had accidentally gotten a power limited model or cable stop. I'll have the tech check that out also. I did not have much dust in my air box, as observed with an inspection camera. There are, I believe, two sounds in the suspension. If I just push the forks down with the FRT brake closed I hear a higher pitched click/clunk type sound. If I drop off into a pot hole I feel a definite metallic clunk.

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That's the only thing I can think of. I've ridden both bikes back to back and the TR has always felt stronger. Could it be that they let a restricted version in to the US?



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Old 04-30-2014, 10:59 AM   #3472
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:35 PM   #3473
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Enjoy. It's a great bike. Let the darkling begin
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:18 PM   #3474
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Enjoy. It's a great bike. Let the darkling begin

Why would you make it dark ?
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:46 PM   #3475
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Why would you make it dark ?
Well, now that I think about it, I did just that. A whole lot of plasti-dip made my white parts black.

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Old 05-01-2014, 05:31 AM   #3476
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Drop my TR650 two weekends ago to avoid hitting an ATV with a trailer attached doing a U-Turn on a single width road . Was in medium speed turn in the mountains when there they were right in middle of a blind spot. Ended up with a big swollen ankle and bruise knee as the my leg was trapped under the sliding bike.

10 days later and back riding again, still swollen ankle but about 80% mobile again. The repairs including new red side plus TR650 sticker, headlight shroud, front fender, and right Touratech hand guard. Total cost was under $400 with the Touratech part being the most expensive piece. Halls Cycle hooked me up quickly and the bike was back to new again in 8 days after ordering the parts.

Really appreciate how cheap it is to replace plastic on our bikes. A lot better had it been a BMW version.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:37 AM   #3477
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Drop my TR650 two weekends ago to avoid hitting an ATV with a trailer attached doing a U-Turn on a single width road . Was in medium speed turn in the mountains when there they were right in middle of a blind spot. Ended up with a big swollen ankle and bruise knee as the my leg was trapped under the sliding bike.

10 days later and back riding again, still swollen ankle but about 80% mobile again. The repairs including new red side plus TR650 sticker, headlight shroud, front fender, and right Touratech hand guard. Total cost was under $400 with the Touratech part being the most expensive piece. Halls Cycle hooked me up quickly and the bike was back to new again in 8 days after ordering the parts.

Really appreciate how cheap it is to replace plastic on our bikes. A lot better had it been a BMW version.
Good to hear you are back riding.

Hall's is a good dealer.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:48 AM   #3478
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You Husky guys might be interested as it will fit the Terra and Strada

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Old 05-02-2014, 08:55 AM   #3479
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What is a good price for one of these sweeties?
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:08 AM   #3480
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What is a good price for one of these sweeties?
TBA - Still minor details to cost up

$95 - $100 Aussie excl shipping
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