2013 Husqvarna 650 Terra

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

  1. duibhceK

    duibhceK duibhce Kaelann

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    With the accuracy of the dashboard counter for remaining fuel on the TR I don't really think it adds a lot of value.
  2. rwamf

    rwamf Follow me

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    On mine the Factory "Gallons Used" is spot on, I use it all the time, I am amazed how close it is every fill up, I am now trusting it. I Zero it every fill up.
  3. TEZZA

    TEZZA ADV B4 DEM/TED

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    Hi I am at a point now that the KTM 990Adventureis getting to Heavey for me .
    I still like the power though , from all the repots and Specs that I can find the Terra looks like a great all rounder for what I want to do .
    I have a KTM 990Adventure and a KTM 520EXC , I am at the point of still want to ride on fire tracks and one Main road riding as we'll as keeping up with the other riders on there BMW1200and BMW800 .
    In the past I have had a KTM 640Adventure that had enough power but the buzz on the seat was not good , from the info and your thread that I have read the Terra looks like a good bike as an all rounder but there is not a perfect bike to do all types of riding .
    I would like some input of your thoughts if the Terra would be what I could do both types of riding .
    Are some of the parts interchangeable from the BMW to the Terra.
    Thanks Tezza:rofl:D
  4. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    This is much more important than knowing your mpg.
    If you're searching for the best speed for mpg use a stop watch to time how long it takes to use a specific amount of fuel (.1 or .2 gallons). Most likely your best mpg will be between 2750 and 3000 rpm.
  5. Chazbo

    Chazbo Been here awhile

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    On my last ride I got significantly worse mpg than I have been getting. I had been getting consistently 57 mpg with as high as 62 mpg. This time I got around 50 mpg. Sometimes less. Lots of culprits though. I was cruising much faster, up to 75 mph. It was the first trip with the Madstad windshield installed and it was raised to the highest position. Sure nice riding though. It was windy, sometimes a headwind. I had hard panniers on, but then I had them on when I got 62 mpg. I wasn't going this fast though. Drag increases with the square of velocity.

    But I am also suspicious of the Wuka King. I have out of town for many months and the mpg changes have occurred since my return. It is much colder now than when I last rode. I think the computer module may have recalibrated because it thinks it is REALLY cold. It may be running very rich.
    I seem to recall that the effects are only there during throttle change, though.
    I'll keep my eye on it and report any changes. I was counting on the better mpg to help reduce the extra fuel I would have to carry for my upcoming Alaska trip.
  6. atarijedi

    atarijedi Been here awhile

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    Having an OBD2 connector is great for more than just reading your MPG. Diagnostic codes from the ECU alone is worth it. May no longer need to find a dealer with a MOSS.
  7. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    It can read codes, but will it be able to reset them?
  8. pasomonte

    pasomonte Adventurer

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    I'm headed tomorrow to my dealer (Big D, Woodland Park, CO)for a MOSS session, oil change and check up @ 4K mostly off-road miles. MY bike has always been under-powered compared to my BMW Sertao. If the Beemer puts out 50 ponies the Terra could not be greater than 44 IMHO. I had it on the MOSS at 600 miles,which didn't change anything. The bike feels like it has a potato up the tailpipe and will stall unexpectedly, especially in the first 1/2 hour. It runs much better warm than cold, but overheats rather easily at temps above 90F. I have never checked the air filter. I ride alone and don't encounter much dust. If the air box assembly/design is faulty and has dirt in it, shouldn't that be a warranty issue?
    I have a fairly loud metallic clunk in my front end. I and a friend spent two hours trying to diagnose and couldn't find anything askew although we both agree it feels and sounds like a lose head bearing. I also have a slightly scary head shake at 70 MPH. We tightened the head bearing nut about 1/4 turn but no improvement. The action is very smooth.
    My question: Can any of you think of any culprits that would make my Terra so hesitant? Any tips on what to ask the dealers mechanic to do or check out? Any clues on the clunk? Mahalo
  9. Nev..

    Nev.. wannabe advrider

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    Is the clunk when the steering turns or when the suspension compresses and then releases? I think every TR650 has a metalic clunk when the front suspension changes direction.

    If the bike feels underpowered, might be worth checking the doodah on the throttlebody which controls the throttle cable action is the 43kw version not the 35kw version. The part is stamped with 35kw or 43kw.
  10. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    That's the only thing I can think of. I've ridden both bikes back to back and the TR has always felt stronger. Could it be that they let a restricted version in to the US?



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  11. pasomonte

    pasomonte Adventurer

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    Thanks guys, I took it to the Dealer but they couldn't connect to the MOSS server. Some folks at Husky cafe also thought maybe I had accidentally gotten a power limited model or cable stop. I'll have the tech check that out also. I did not have much dust in my air box, as observed with an inspection camera. There are, I believe, two sounds in the suspension. If I just push the forks down with the FRT brake closed I hear a higher pitched click/clunk type sound. If I drop off into a pot hole I feel a definite metallic clunk.

  12. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    ..of cool kids! I just bought mine yesterday @Motohio in Columbus. [​IMG]

    :rayof
  13. NextAdventre

    NextAdventre Adventurer

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    Enjoy. It's a great bike. Let the darkling begin:evil
  14. hansi

    hansi Teurer Abenteurer

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    Why would you make it dark ? :D
  15. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Well, now that I think about it, I did just that. A whole lot of plasti-dip made my white parts black.

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  16. Delnari

    Delnari Tom

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    Drop my TR650 two weekends ago to avoid hitting an ATV with a trailer attached doing a U-Turn on a single width road :huh. Was in medium speed turn in the mountains when there they were right in middle of a blind spot. Ended up with a big swollen ankle and bruise knee as the my leg was trapped under the sliding bike.

    10 days later and back riding again, still swollen ankle but about 80% mobile again. The repairs including new red side plus TR650 sticker, headlight shroud, front fender, and right Touratech hand guard. Total cost was under $400 with the Touratech part being the most expensive piece. Halls Cycle hooked me up quickly and the bike was back to new again in 8 days after ordering the parts.

    Really appreciate how cheap it is to replace plastic on our bikes. A lot better had it been a BMW version.
  17. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    Good to hear you are back riding.

    Hall's is a good dealer.
  18. Aquatic

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    Rustycage Banned

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    What is a good price for one of these sweeties?
  20. Aquatic

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    TBA - Still minor details to cost up

    ±$95 - $100 Aussie excl shipping