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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by grunkster, Sep 11, 2012.
Shim set up for valves??
Soooo, can ya pull the cam and adjust the valves without dropping the motor?
Also, can ya tell me the recommended valve check mileage?
Yes, you should be able to. It will be an involved process, but it is possible.
Recommended interval is 10000km (~6000 miles) for inspection. If everything is within spec, put it back together and go another 10000km. If it requires shimming, you have to remove the cam to shim it.
I haven't done it yet, but I'm sure I will be doing it soon.
i checked with the local euro bike dealer this time. first quote was from a yam/kaw/suz/ktm dealer that just picked up the brand. they said about 3.5 hours shop time. hopefully get one soon!
Service bloke at my local dealer who had done the factory training said to check the valves the tank has to be removed, to remove the tank, the subframe has to be removed. About half a day he said, and the factory schedules them for every 10,000,km (every scheduled service).
That's weird considering the tank is under the seat. Unless he meant the plastics that look like the 'tank'?
Those are all 449/511's in that video...he whores his videos out on every Husky thread he can find
Good. If I can ever afford to step up, then I'll be reasonably familiar with the process coming from a KLR.
Lol...I still have my Doo tools.
It's a great bike, but has its limitations. I love my mine (and am unapologetic about it) but would jump at the chance to get a Terra.
Yes, the tank is "under the seat" and the only way it can be removed is by removing the subframe because it is trapped between the frame on the front and the subframe at the back and the top. The filler is in the normal position, it's all connected.
Remove fuel tank,
Remove air box collector,
In that order, to gain unobstructed access to the valve cover & head.
I tried removing the Collector once, not so long a go, and discovered the tank had it pinned down, and the subframe had that blocked.
It's not something you have to do very often, and probably worthwhile anyway...permitting a thorough flyover inspection.
Ps. Buy a 70 Degree motor Husaberg, if you want to just walk up to it and remove the valve cover directly. Golly....it's a beautiful thang!
Dude wrong thread - very mediocre.
Now onto a video actually including a TR650.
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Not sure the bias of the guys in the video, but it was a surprising outcome. Pretty strong endorsement of the Strada, at least according to those guys. I still say that anybody sitting on the fence on these bikes that misses their chance to buy may be regretting it for awhile.
Interesting comparison of a street bike to a dual sport. The conclusion that they can co-exist is vidicated by their differences.
Compare a dual sport to a dual sport: TR650 vs. 690e and the difference will be components and price. The TR is smoother. The 690e is more athletic. With a large price difference, I believe that these two can also continue to co-exist.
It will be interesting to see what happens at Husqvarna this next year.
I'd say that Motorcyclist Magazine (that's where they're from) is using this video to push KTM into keep the TR650 alive in the lineup; basically saying they would be stupid to kill it off.
That was a pretty well done video. They touched on all the pertinent bases. I think they're typically more sport/performance biased. The Strada sounds like a great do all bike.
hopefully sales numbers will support the Strada ... and Terra. If Pierer/KTM ignore sales results ... well, that would be stupid.
To me it also illustrates well that KTM have a lot of work to do in building a smooth, civilized ... and reliable street single. Sounds like the Terra/Strada are a nice step UP the evolutionary ladder ... about 10 steps above KTM. The Motorcyclist boys rang both bikes out ... and found the KTM wanting.
NO KTM Duke has ever sold very well in the USA. I owned TWO Dukes. This was a Euro bike concept that didn't quite translate this side of the pond.