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Old 12-11-2012, 01:49 PM   #1126
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I would be interested. I have a Hyde plate on the Strom and it's great for the use I put the Strom to.
The Hyde by itself would not be suitable for the Terra.

They were designed to only be used over top of the alloy BMW plate on the XCH, not by themselves as they will not protect the oil line and drain plugs.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:16 PM   #1127
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The Hyde by itself would not be suitable for the Terra.

They were designed to only be used over top of the alloy BMW plate on the XCH, not by themselves as they will not protect the oil line and drain plugs.
?
Why not?
I am looking for protection mainly from stones and rocks thrown up from the front wheel and the Hyde plate I have on my Strom does that perfectly well. The beauty of a plastic plate is that it can be molded much better than alloy or steel.
I don't consider the Terra to be an out and out bush bashing, rock hopping, tree trunk scaling bike. That's what Trials bikes are for.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:24 PM   #1128
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:12 PM   #1129
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I test drove a Terra today...drove a couple hundred miles to a dealer with the intent of buying but didn't. To me, the bike is just too heavy. Anywhere but the smoothest fireroads or trails and you are asking for a broken leg - even with off-road tires. Where I ride I have to expect to occasionally come across deep ruts and rocks and this bike won't cut it. In all fairness, the engine seemed great, the brakes worked well, but slow-speed maneuvering, which you will need to do when off of pavement was difficult due to the weight and perhaps a street-biased geometry.

And what is with that automatic-up kickstand and the below-frame brake pedal? How could any company do such things?

Add to that the need to take the bike in for code reading (my WR250R provides the codes so you don't need a reader) and I couldn't justify the bike, for what I do.

This may fill a niche for adventure riding, but will not replace the outdated XR or DR japanese bikes for a lot of people, IMO.

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:10 PM   #1130
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?
Why not?
I am looking for protection mainly from stones and rocks thrown up from the front wheel and the Hyde plate I have on my Strom does that perfectly well. The beauty of a plastic plate is that it can be molded much better than alloy or steel.
I don't consider the Terra to be an out and out bush bashing, rock hopping, tree trunk scaling bike. That's what Trials bikes are for.
Because the standard Hyde bends on impacts and the oil line underneath the motor needs solid protection, not just a light stone deflector in my experience. You can squash or puncture that oil line without realising it until the motor makes a horrible noise. What Itsadm has done with his may be sufficient.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:08 PM   #1131
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They can be a bit suseptible.

Slow Bike Small Penis copped a rock in the case of his 650 BMW at Cape York - he DNF'ed.

He got the whole stop. wait. unpack. check oil. fill. pack. ride. stop. refilll.

We need protection.



Looks like I will have to wait another week before I'm terrafied.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:50 PM   #1132
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terra arrival

Not many dealers over here ,from what i can gather pfg not interested in helping the ones they had so they chucked it in .Ther dealer we do have in perth is great bloke ,peter, and we go there for tyre deals ,,Tyres For Bikes if anyone is in perth soon .Any way he closes for xmas on 21st day the demo arrives,so better get there quick .Did you know that W.A means.... wait a while

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:03 AM   #1133
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good comparison of hyde vrs axp.

that guy stephan gets it and knows how to build well coverage plates.
those look like a winner.
I received an e mail back from Stephan today and he said that all he needs to do is make an adapter for the front frame mount and Terra owners will be able to use his range of XChallenge bash plates as mentioned above with a link to his web site.

Also said, " I will offer all parts I make for the G650X for the new Husqvarna 650 models too soon!"

Regards Stephan.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:44 AM   #1134
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:26 PM   #1135
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I test drove a Terra today...drove a couple hundred miles to a dealer with the intent of buying but didn't. To me, the bike is just too heavy. Anywhere but the smoothest fireroads or trails and you are asking for a broken leg - even with off-road tires. Where I ride I have to expect to occasionally come across deep ruts and rocks and this bike won't cut it. In all fairness, the engine seemed great, the brakes worked well, but slow-speed maneuvering, which you will need to do when off of pavement was difficult due to the weight and perhaps a street-biased geometry.

And what is with that automatic-up kickstand and the below-frame brake pedal? How could any company do such things?

Add to that the need to take the bike in for code reading (my WR250R provides the codes so you don't need a reader) and I couldn't justify the bike, for what I do.

This may fill a niche for adventure riding, but will not replace the outdated XR or DR japanese bikes for a lot of people, IMO.

Tom
I have owned a bunch of dual sports over the years, KLX650c, KLR650 and a XR650L totally pimped. This husky has the same dry weight as a new gen KRL650, 20 more HP and USD forks.
The KLR is road biased, the XR was off road biased. The KLX was good at both. I think this will be an awesome bike that doesn't chuff oil like the old stuff.

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Old 12-12-2012, 07:05 PM   #1136
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You're probably right. For some reason I keep thinking about the bike...and that awesome power delivery. Dang -
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:48 AM   #1137
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I have owned a bunch of dual sports over the years, KLX650c, KLR650 and a XR650L totally pimped. This husky has the same dry weight as a new gen KRL650, 20 more HP and USD forks.
The KLR is road biased, the XR was off road biased. The KLX was good at both. I think this will be an awesome bike that doesn't chuff oil like the old stuff.

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I wish for a 2013 KLX ...alas.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:18 AM   #1138
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I think the $1700 skid plate looks great.

If I ever get a Terra, I might wait till the price drops to around $ 1500 though.....

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Old 12-13-2012, 09:26 AM   #1139
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so you bought that motosportz plate and then cut up your husky one;
the front top part and bolted that on too eh?

man that is a $400 cobbled together skid plate ya now own.
wouldn't it have been cheaper to visit an alum. welder during the day and add to the motosportz?
I take it you're in impatient man.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:45 AM   #1140
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