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Old 10-16-2013, 07:24 PM   #3301
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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.
big plastic tanks are damn tough...you're much more likely to put a serious crease or puncture in a steel tank
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:56 PM   #3302
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big plastic tanks are damn tough...you're much more likely to put a serious crease or puncture in a steel tank
Yep. If metal were tougher, we wouldn't have Pelican cases.

Seriously, I have a small graveyard of metal tanks in my garage.

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Old 10-17-2013, 03:59 AM   #3303
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Safari Tank

I have been in contact with Safari Tanks and they sent me a little more information about this tank. You will keep the original tank in place and remove the shrouds to install their tank over top. The thing I most concern about is they said a fuel supply line will need to be tapped into the existing tank and connected their extended tank. I'm waiting for them to release their detailed .pdf instructions to see exacting how this "tap" is made into the orginal tank. Not willing to put a permanant hole into my OEM tank if that is how it works. Just waiting to see how the install is done at this point.

I like the look of the tank, having used one of their tanks on my TE 450. Never an issue with the tank or it's durability having many offroad falls with it.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:37 AM   #3304
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I actually went with the IMS 6.6 gallon tank on my '06 KLR because I didn't want to add the weight of metal crash bars that I've seen bend & still have damage to the bike. Don't know how well the IMS tank will protect in a high speed, cartwheeling type accident but, on the VERY RARE occasions that I have flopped on mt a$$..... No damage at all.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:46 AM   #3305
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I posted this over on the owners thread where it promptly got buried & ignored but I'm curious as I figured the TR650 could be my next bike...someday. But to keep the dream alive I hit the Husky website periodically. The 2014 site has nothing on the Terra or TR650, the search tool comes up with nothing too. They haven't killed it already, have they?

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The new model range focuses on off-road competition bikes for MX and enduro. (A moment of silence, please, for the capable TR650 series, which didn’t survive the transfer of Husky’s ownership from BMW to the Pierer Group.)

So- is the Terra a one year wonder but after the current stock runs out, a dead bike?
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:30 AM   #3306
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Yes, 1 year only bikes.
The bike has been killed off since BMW sold Husky several months ago.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:10 AM   #3307
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My local dealer has a 2014 terra. When asked if it was from the 13 stock they stated the vin identifier is showing 2014 model year.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:25 AM   #3308
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There is some confusion over the few 2014 TR's out there now.

I have heard they were the last batch of 2013's from the factory when it got shut down and that they got held up in customs during the ownership swap.

Not sure if that is true or how they handled the vin#'s if it is.

I do know the factory that built the TR's got shut down months ago and as of now, no one is building any more.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:00 AM   #3309
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There is some confusion over the few 2014 TR's out there now.

I have heard they were the last batch of 2013's from the factory when it got shut down and that they got held up in customs during the ownership swap.

Not sure if that is true or how they handled the vin#'s if it is.

I do know the factory that built the TR's got shut down months ago and as of now, no one is building any more.
I got one of the 2014's. Bought it in WV end of Sept. Build date shows 7/13. Don't know how long the take to get here but that doesn't seem to be held up long.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:14 AM   #3310
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The factory was closed in 5/13. The employees claimed there were "many" unsold bikes in ware houses.

If true, you can assume they did not have VIN number on them yet, as that ID's the country to which they are shipped.

I am guessing that you got one of those bikes, with the VIN added in 7/13 once it was determined where they were going.
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:48 PM   #3311
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Anyone else broken their rear rack yet?

I've got a batch of 6 in the works:








Should be done with these within two weeks, 3 are still available.
This may be the last batch if interest is slowing down.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:18 AM   #3312
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Just posted my Strada wheels in the Flea Market.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=928336
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:51 PM   #3313
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G'day all,

Took a Terra for a spin at a dealer while the r1200gs mothership was being serviced and been looking for a smaller offroad capable weapon for a while now. I loved it. They now have my deposit.

Not even half way through reading this thread, on and on it goes.
Here's what I got so far-

Fitted at dealer
-B&B skid plate
-Bark Busters
-Radguard
-maybe? a center stand sw-motech

I need to check fix modify the following
-Cooling system air lock possible, burp if required
-Check if it has holes in swing arm to let water out
-Check wiring harness for rubbing points
-Wukaking power controller, ordered
-Remove rear lic. plate steel bracket (if it's still on them)
-make supports for tail section, sub-frame to blinker (thats if it's not already sorted)
-increase clearance of RHS footpeg mount bolt to chain
-check chain tension isn't to tight
-grease or silicon the air filter, sort out foam pre-cleaner, or complete foam relacement, whats best?

Wish list near future
-Safari tank
-small windshield
-pivot pegs
-zumo 660 mount
-Racks for Andy's Strapz panniers and a luggage plate that won't snap off or break bolts.
-knobby tires with h/d tubes
-maybe then sort the suspension out


What have I missed? any other suggestions out there?

Cheers and thanks in advance.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:17 PM   #3314
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Spoofer/Tuner of your choice and canister removal if they have them down under, possible gearing change. Enjoy!
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:26 PM   #3315
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Spoofer/Tuner of your choice and canister removal if they have them down under, possible gearing change. Enjoy!
Thanks, no canister crap in oz
Ordered Wukaking spoofer this morning and forgot to add in the list, now edited. (got the Wukaking spoofer fitted on both the 1200 and 700 gs's and like the benefits very much)

Also have the new AF-Xied units from nightrider fitted to the GS's, and loving it. Anyone tried this on a Terra?
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