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Old 10-21-2013, 06:36 PM   #3316
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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.
I'm not sure about wiring harness rubbing points? But definitely check the clutch cable.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:12 AM   #3317
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What have I missed? any other suggestions out there?
Perhaps cable tie/duct tape the rear brake reservoir cap before you tackle the dirt. I see a couple of us have lost ours whilst out on a ride. Its cheap precaution & saves ordering a new cap from Europe.

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Old 10-24-2013, 05:51 PM   #3318
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Finally installed my Fuzeblock:


And a switch ($9) for the LED lights :


And finally washed it for the 2nd time in 7k+ miles...
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:47 AM   #3319
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Perhaps cable tie/duct tape the rear brake reservoir cap before you tackle the dirt. I see a couple of us have lost ours whilst out on a ride. Its cheap precaution & saves ordering a new cap from Europe.

Someone needs to check for a more readily available cap. Looks pretty generic in your pic. NAPA? Japanese?
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:54 AM   #3320
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Finally installed my Fuzeblock:

Every time I see a Fuze Block, I have to offer up thanks to Curt Gran. He was an asset we will all miss forever.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:37 AM   #3321
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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.
I would guess that it is similar to the system that Safari uses on the Husaberg FE390/450/570 front tank...
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:09 PM   #3322
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Had a good time today with the Terra. BlackHawkChief rode his SV650 (yes, an SV) through some pretty good offroading along side. We intended to ride from my house to Douglas, then to the Chiricahua mountains and back home:



Within the first 10 minutes BlackHawkChief found some soft gravel and the front wheel came out from under him, and busted off the shift peg... So back to the house, drill it out and put in a makeshift nut/bolt combo to get him back on the road.

Then we found this early in the morning:


He was almost frozen but still alive. So we stuck him on the hood of an abandoned car to warm up.

We hauled ass along the border road and through the desert, and then got apprehended by a Border Patrol helicopter:



Video to come of him circling us...

He let us go once he figured out we weren't doing anything.

Ended up riding through the GTR (Geronimo Trail Road):


And the makeshift nut/bolt combo fell off so we had to improvise with zip ties and a stick:


Hit the border road east of Douglas and went up and down the steep hills:




Time didn't allow us to carry on to the Chiricahua mountains, so we rode the highway home and came across Geronimo's surrender site:
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:54 PM   #3323
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:49 AM   #3324
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Helmet cam of the heli:
http://youtu.be/yQBnp0piVlA
Can hardly believe they wasted the fuel to stop and bother you guys.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:22 AM   #3325
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Can hardly believe they wasted the fuel to stop and bother you guys.
If he didn't have 2 full looking side bags and the other bike with no baggage at all, I might agree with you.

2 empty bikes...day running, OK

2 packed bikes....camping/touring, OK

I have to admit, that does look a bit suspect to me.
Oh and the desert camo theme on the "carry" bike does not help either.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:15 AM   #3326
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Can hardly believe they wasted the fuel to stop and bother you guys.
Every morning the bird flies a run along the border, so he was already out and about.

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If he didn't have 2 full looking side bags and the other bike with no baggage at all, I might agree with you.

2 empty bikes...day running, OK

2 packed bikes....camping/touring, OK

I have to admit, that does look a bit suspect to me.
Oh and the desert camo theme on the "carry" bike does not help either.
That and the area we were in is incredibly remote so we looked out of place.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:11 AM   #3327
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That and the area we were in is incredibly remote so we looked out of place.
That makes sense.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:35 AM   #3328
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[QUOTE=RuggedExposure;22638961]Had a good time today with the Terra. BlackHawkChief rode his SV650 (yes, an SV) through some pretty good offroading along side. We intended to ride from my house to Douglas, then to the Chiricahua mountains and back home:




And the makeshift nut/bolt combo fell off so we had to improvise with zip ties and a stick:


Simple. Elegant. Field engineering at its best.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:07 PM   #3329
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Simple. Elegant. Field engineering at its best.
An allen key cable tied to the shift lever will do a good job of a makeshift shifter tip too :) Wrap the tip in a bit of duct tape to save your boots.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:33 PM   #3330
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An allen key cable tied to the shift lever will do a good job of a makeshift shifter tip too :) Wrap the tip in a bit of duct tape to save your boots.
I've had success with para cord and an allen key/wrench. You can also wrap it in such a way that you won't need the duct tape.
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