2013 Husqvarna 650 Terra

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by grunkster, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. spconley

    spconley Been here awhile

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    So who has the most miles on their Terra/Strada and what kind of problems have you had while putting the miles on? I don't have a BMW dealer nearby and am hesitant about the bike given the heating problems and stalling issues, have they all been sorted out on the 2014's? Also... Will BMW or KTM be servicing these down the road and who will supply parts, has there been any info on this?
  2. betitou

    betitou Thumperized!

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    Came here to ask the very same question! :evil
  3. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    There really aren't any heat problems, there is a cooling problem caused by air in the radiator. This should be solved at delivery, but often is not. It will take you 10 minutes to "burp" the system, and you'll never have problems again. I rushed it the first time, and the issue came back. I did it right the second time and haven't had any issues in the last 2000 miles of summer riding.

    Stalling is a MOSS issue most of the time. A proper flash fixes it, or in the absence of a dealer, a simple mod like the Wuka. In fact, a guy over on Cafe Husky showed everyone how to build a wuka type device for about $10 in parts. I do not know of the 2014s are fixed from the factory. Also, the best tip I've learned is to just let the bike idle for about 2 minutes prior to riding. That alone eliminates most issues.

    KTM will be warrantying these bikes...period. Where you get it serviced is up to you. Frankly, mine has only been back to the dealer once, and that is because I was picking up farkles. I have had 0 need for a dealer on my bike. Half of that is making sure they do it right BEFORE you take delivery. Eurosport Asheville is top notch, and they know these bikes well. It also helps that they are a BMW, KTM, Husky dealer.

    Buy the bike, you won't regret it.

    Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...
  4. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    Go to www.cafehusky.com, click on TR650. They have answers.
  5. betitou

    betitou Thumperized!

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    Thanks William!
  6. trapperj

    trapperj Been here awhile

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    I just turned over 10k miles. No issues. Several Oil changes....I did replace the crap chain after 8k miles...it had a major kink. Once I added a Booster plug my fueling problems were much better. Several new F/I bikes suffer from being too lean...the TR is no exception....a "fooler" of some sort is needed IMHO..I really like the bike. 20 years from now I think it'll be known as a one or two year bike with a "cult" following. It's not without faults...but pretty damn good value...if you can find one.

    I don't have a local BMW dealer either. It seems most Adv. Rider guys avoid the dealer at all cost anyway...except for warranty problems. It is a gas and go bike. I reckon the overheating was a result of a air bubble. The dealer didn't follow directions at set-up. The stalling problems are almost always fixed with a "fooler" ..B/P ...IICE air...there are others. Buy it ...gas ..oil..BP or similar.. Ride..repeat.
  7. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Just in case someone is looking for a used one, there is one at Foothills BMW in Denver. I was down there getting parts for my Dakar and saw it. Oh so tempting to replace the ol Dakar and would go nicely with my TE450, but it is so reliable and built the way I like it.
    Has some farkles already on it. Think it was marked $6200.

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  8. hasenpfeffer

    hasenpfeffer Been here awhile

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    Here's some more history on the bike :evil

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=916322&highlight=tr650
  9. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    yep....my old Terra.

    Still has the Seat Concepts tall seat, Ricochet skid plate, Touratech handguards, and the Wuka King on it.
    Somewhere around 2800 miles IIRC....
  10. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Ha, tall seat, no wonder it fit well when I sat on it... Nice bike.
  11. Delnari

    Delnari Tom

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    I now have my Terra in the garage with a whole 231 miles on it :raabia Very nice bike really enjoying thus far. Bought a few items for already and hope this will be a good commuter and semi-trail bike come next riding season.

    Items installed so far:

    Touratech handguards with spoilers
    Touratech adjustable shift lever with folding toe
    SW-Motech skid plate
    SW-Motech centerstand
    Power Commander 5
    Powerlet Powerplug at handlebars
    Ram-mount on handbars
    Battery tender SAE dongle for overnight charging

    Have removed the evaportive canister from the bike; now it idles like it should.
  12. kjackbrown

    kjackbrown Been here awhile

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    Here is free easy mod for you...
    http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/exhaust-modification.31317/#post-289537
  13. kswaid

    kswaid Adventurer

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    I've got some new video from a weekend trip of the Terra getting nasty in the rocks, in case anybody is interested. She is just rolling up on 6k miles this week without any problems, and I have been treating it like this the whole time :evil. The worst thing about this video is that I wasn't even talking to the camera, just to myself. Does that make me crazy?

    <object width="420" height="315"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/HwmcFLkkHHk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/HwmcFLkkHHk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
  14. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Video no worky for me. :scratch
  15. William42

    William42 Long timer

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  16. kswaid

    kswaid Adventurer

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  17. vodka

    vodka Ipse alter amicus

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    Hi everyone. Well I did it..a big deal for me...Pulled the trigger on Terra ABS
    :happay
    ... Sadly only a couple left in Oz. Probably quite a few in the factory that may trickle out but anyway.
    So as I think and type I reflect on why.
    I was deciding tween Terra,Sertao, 6yo Dakar,G650GS, 800GS ,KLR650. Suzie,Yam 650,Tenere.even looked at KTM 690. You know ..the usual bunch of suspects.

    I expect to use it 50/50 Road/ rough roads/tracks but mainly latter .I already have R1200R with 80,000 glorious km .
    So what got me.. Engine ,EFI, Safari tank potential :yum , better legs than BMW650 (yep 46 v 41 mm & Inverted) , price, warranty..a new bike has that well newness about it compared to a 7 yo bike. I know its a little heavy but lighter than 800GS and same weight as Sertao with better struts. Expect significant weight to carrying potential .Comfier seat than KTX given hundreds of km on tar before off road starts for me (otherwise I would have got a pure dirt bike.) and better high speed road manners cf KTM.
    Interestingly BMW was flogging off Sertaos at same price.

    Have downloaded options for farkles. Best bedtime reading there is.
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    I guess with time I will know if I regret it. I suspect not. Some reviews have been exemplary apart from the motorcross crowd who dont understand why you would only trailer a bike to the dirt.

    Biggest CON...colour choice..wanted a faster bike you know black.

    Anyways just sayin' and thanks for reading.
  18. hasenpfeffer

    hasenpfeffer Been here awhile

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    Easy to fix. Just order the black plastic that comes stock on stradas.
  19. AltRoute

    AltRoute AltRoute

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    Looks like Safari Tanks made something that will make me love the TR just a little bit more <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    You got'a love that they kept the TR's original tank look :ear <?xml:namespace prefix = v ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" /><v:shapetype id=_x0000_t75 stroked="f" filled="f" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" o:preferrelative="t" o:spt="75" coordsize="21600,21600"><v:stroke joinstyle="miter"></v:stroke><v:formulas><v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"></v:f></v:formulas><v:path o:connecttype="rect" gradientshapeok="t" o:extrusionok="f"></v:path><o:lock aspectratio="t" v:ext="edit"></o:lock></v:shapetype>with it's wings
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    "Husqvarna Terra 650 long range Safari Tank<o:p></o:p>
    Litres: 32 (18 litres +plus 14 litre standard tank)<o:p></o:p>
    Colours: White, Red, Black, Translucent White"
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    AUS $690 - US $650<o:p></o:p>


    Rough calculation - I would go from about 170 mile to about 400 miles per tank - that is some serious mileage :clap
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    :eyes Did anybody get a close look at these tanks?? :eyes

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    http://www.safaritanks.com.au/home/14-Husqvarna/78-Husqvarna-Terra-650/flypage.tpl.html
  20. Pacificus

    Pacificus Adventurer

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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.