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Old 03-18-2013, 02:55 PM   #2131
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Thanks for the reply, farp. I was figuring that it would be okay but it's good to hear confirmation that it's even better than ok. I almost brought one home today, maybe tomorrow I will.
It might be gone, by tomorrow.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:34 PM   #2132
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Hope it's not gone. It was sitting next to a bunch of sport bikes so it's probably safe. The problem is, I may have the money but it takes some stewing before I can part with it.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:15 PM   #2133
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Just got mine on Saturday though it cost me my Speed Triple, eitherway I'm excited about riding when the snow finally goes away
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:02 AM   #2134
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Should rack up another 2,000k on mine over the next few days.

Close to 10,000km
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:17 AM   #2135
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Just got mine on Saturday though it cost me my Speed Triple, eitherway I'm excited about riding when the snow finally goes away
That'll be the perfect bike, for where you live.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:03 PM   #2136
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TerraStrada question

I think I've ready every post but may have missed this ...

If you have a Strada with ABS for road use or mild dirt, and also have a 21" front wheel (without an ABS ring) for dirt use, is there any problem with this? You're essentially disabling ABS for dirt use, which you'd presumably do anyway. At worst you'll have an ABS light glaring at you and you cover it with tape.

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Old 03-19-2013, 04:29 PM   #2137
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I think I've ready every post but may have missed this ...

If you have a Strada with ABS for road use or mild dirt, and also have a 21" front wheel (without an ABS ring) for dirt use, is there any problem with this? You're essentially disabling ABS for dirt use, which you'd presumably do anyway. At worst you'll have an ABS light glaring at you and you cover it with tape.

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Yes. However, you can make the 21" front work with the ABS by simply moving the ABS sensor ring from your cast wheel to the spoke wheel. This is precisely what Eurosport is doing for me.

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Old 03-19-2013, 05:53 PM   #2138
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Im thinking about one of these or a newish Vstrom.. How smooth are they compared to the DR, KLRs?
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:06 PM   #2139
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Im thinking about one of these or a newish Vstrom.. How smooth are they compared to the DR, KLRs?
No comparison. Internet forums do not do a good job transmitting "feel." Just ride one.

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Old 03-19-2013, 07:46 PM   #2140
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Im thinking about one of these or a newish Vstrom.. How smooth are they compared to the DR, KLRs?
The 2nd gen KLR is beat in most every area ..except wind protection...and it's probably a tie in "pack mule" capability. The suspension is much better on the Husky..the brakes look to be similar but the TRs are better. The TRs motor likes to rev...the KLRs does not..the choke on the KLR is from the old testament ..lol nod to the H again...the aftermarket for the KLR KILLS the aftermarket for the Husky...that may not change as fast as we'd hoped after the change over to KTM..? I have owned three 2nd gen KLRs...still have a old "Barbie" I'll likely keep till doomsday. But if a guy has a KLR & a TR In his stable...the KLRs probably in need of a odessy battery.....because it'll be awhile before the guy picks the K bike.....long live the mighty TR650! ..(YMMV)
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:58 PM   #2141
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Im thinking about one of these or a newish Vstrom.. How smooth are they compared to the DR, KLRs?
KLR=Not Smooth, Vibration High
TR650=Smooth, Vibration Low
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:21 PM   #2142
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Im thinking about one of these or a newish Vstrom.. How smooth are they compared to the DR, KLRs?
I traded a 2010 Kawasaki Versys in on my Terra. The Terra is as smooth or maybe a bit smoother than the Versys. The Terras' performance on the street is at least 90% as good as the Versys and the Terra totally embarrasses the Versys when the pavement ends. I rode my Versys down to Laguna Seca (I live just a few miles south of Vancouver BC) for the MotoGP race last July and I wouldn't hesitate to do the same on the Terra. I also previously owned a DR650 for a couple of years and the Terra is a hell of a lot smoother than the DR and has significantly better performance both on and off road. Buy the Terra, you'll be glad you did.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:44 AM   #2143
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Im thinking about one of these or a newish Vstrom.. How smooth are they compared to the DR, KLRs?

Jake... I think you will like it. It is the bike I have been waiting for.

If they stop making them I'm gonna buy another!
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:04 PM   #2144
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I have been in on this thread for a while now, and I might have even asked this question a 100 pages back who knows, but… anyone riding a terra now that was riding a Dakar or serato? How much better is the factory USD fork and shock package then the old school BMW design? I assume the motor is just as smooth if not smoother then the beemer. I have ridden my Dakar back to back with a new wee storm and its just as smooth as that.

Bottom line is it worth putting my Dakar up for sale for the fine folks of this site and upgrading to the terra?
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:36 PM   #2145
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look here

Looks good.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=872271
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