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Old 11-30-2012, 02:01 PM   #1021
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I can't see why the shifter would not physically fit it's the same engine so presumably it has the same spline on the shaft. The only issue would be whether the relationship between the shaft location and the foot pegs is the same on the BMW and Husky.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:08 PM   #1022
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The Yamaha YZ shifters from early 2000's should just bolt on and are a better shifter than the Touratech model, and around a fifth of the price over here.

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Old 11-30-2012, 02:17 PM   #1023
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The Yamaha YZ shifters from early 2000's should just bolt on and are a better shifter than the Touratech model, and around a fifth of the price over here.

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Big Dog has a WR am I correct? Fit one up sometime when you aren't livin the dream
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:24 PM   #1024
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There is a much better brochure available on the Australian web site. The bag is described as a soft top case.
Good list of extras here with European prices: http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.nl/...ires/show/559/

And Chris Scott Terra review here: http://adventure-motorcyclingh.com/2...ra-quick-spin/
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:57 PM   #1025
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Speaking of Stradas...............

Picked this one up at Atlanta BMW yesterday, they just got it in the day before. Took a test ride and compared to my past KLR650 and G650GS, liked it a lot more. Much more mechanically refined, faster, more comfortable.

I like the cast wheels (Tubeless Tires) and sits a little lower than the Terra, easier on the old hips.

Perfect for all the fire and forrest roads up here.

Thanks DEAN!!!! Look forward to hearing some stories and who knows, might even see ya out and about in N Georgia sometime now that we're kinda neighbors!
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:58 PM   #1026
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I pick up my Terra from them today
How was the ride home Blaine??? Thanks again!
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:38 PM   #1027
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Quick question for owners.

Am I correct in assuming that there is no provision to mount a centre stand?
There doesn't appear to be from any photos I have seen and a stand isn't listed as an option.
It's no real issue I'm just curious.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:50 PM   #1028
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Has anyone in the Seattle area stopped by Touratech to see if those F650GS shifter fit? I bet their sprockets will fit to if you want to gear down in the front.
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...ar-Accessories
I will let you know by Sunday evening as my Touratech F650GS shifter arrived in the mail today. It looks to be a perfect fit, is maybe 3/4" longer than the stock (yipee!) and looks like a quality piece. The folding tip is going to be great!
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:08 PM   #1029
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No need to wait until Sunday for news. The Touratech lever fits! It has to go on more or less level with the footpeg top. One notch up and the lever hits the case on the up-shift, but no problems as my Sidi Rain boots fit it fine. The extra lever length is nice. Pricey little item it is, but I think it will be worth the coin vs. the stock lever. When I get a good skid plate I think there will be adequate protection for the lever from frontal attack.

Cee Bailey's windscreen shipped today and I should have it on by the end of next week. One more farkle for the bike: a Wolfman Beta Plus. Since I don't have racks for the bike, I thought the Beta Plus would be good for now in conjunction with the Wolfman Enduro side bags. These should hold me over until proper racks come out. Of course, if BigDog wants to build a few more custom racks for the Terra........
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:14 PM   #1030
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2 weeks till they are for sale down under. Holidays booked, luggage loops ready to go on - we just need the weather to cool down a tad.

After how many miles is the first service due? and

What does it entail?

Guys

When is the first service due according to the handbook?
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:45 AM   #1031
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I suspect around 600 miles. I'll have Atlanta do my first service and install the heated grips and hand gards at the same time. I haven't figured out where to put the bikes papers yet???? Under the seat??? How do you get it off???

Love the motor on the bike as I subscribe to the "Motormans" method of running in, downshifting and running it up to around 7K R's in 2nd, 3rd and 4th to pass something, pulls hard and sounds great....
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:44 AM   #1032
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Gee that Strada looks like a very handy motorcycle for a lot of things. Pretty thing too.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:52 AM   #1033
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How was the ride home Blaine??? Thanks again!
Pretty different than the old bikes I'm used to!
It is very smooth like everyone was saying. I can feel a slight buzz around 65mph but nothing that makes me uncomfortable. Haven't gotten it over 5k rpm yet, taking it easy.
It feels a lot lighter than it looks. It could be just me coming from vintage 450lbs bikes. The suspension is, of course, stiff. I need to lower the pre-load waaaay down on that back shock. I almost wish it had a little more grunt to the sound but I'm sure an after market 1 sided pipe will cure that :)
Really waiting for the motosportz bash guard to release before I take it off road.

For me, this is a 50/50 bike but my 50 off road is not single track. It's north Georgia trails and fire roads and some of the belt line stuff here in down town atlanta.
I have a Bultaco for single track and technical stuff.
I plan on getting the giant loop tank bag and rear set up and doing a week on the TAT this spring with the husky.

I'm doing a lot of riding today, hopefully so I'll get to really see what it feels like.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:02 AM   #1034
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I'm curious to hear how the 650 Terra handles tip overs/low speed crashes. Have any new owners dropped one yet & was anything hurt other than a few scratches/scrapes? Of course a high speed crash will ruin any bike, I just want to know if I'll be out a ton of cash in a minor spill.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:20 PM   #1035
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Dump the exhausts for a single ti. can,there's a good few kg/lbs dumped straight away......
I can see it's potential in the US,if Yamaha cant over there.......XT660/Tenere etc!
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