2013 Husqvarna 650 Terra

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

  1. aviatorbdm

    aviatorbdm Been here awhile

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    That is good info. I appreciate the feedback. It is very helpful to hear from someone who owns both. Helps me narrow it down.
  2. krussell

    krussell Long timer

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    Hopefully BigDog will way in, he's got a lot more mileage on both bikes, especially the WR. Keep in mind my priorities are MINE, and others will be different. Depending on what you are looking for the TR650 may be a better option, they are fantastic bikes.
  3. William42

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  4. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    I'd send that skidplate back. Pretty pathetic piece, especially, for Husky.

    And, the Booster Plug has a loyal following amongst Tiger 1050 owners, too. It's a simple fix.
  5. Aprilia

    Aprilia Long timer

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    Looks like that skid plate design was farmed out to 3rd party newbie engineer who has never thrown a leg over a bike much less taken one off road. I'm sure Husky engineers are not happy but marketing guys can stand there and say we have a skid plate available! Pretty sad actually....
  6. big-t

    big-t Been here awhile

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    Mark,

    Can you verify the part number on the unit they sent ? They list several different units for the 650 line.

    I spend a lot of time working with drivability problems and was aware of the lean "feel" first time I rode it but have been waiting to get a few miles on it before diving in. I was going to to hack the air temp sensor and do a Thermister mod,but I would really rather have a plug and play unit.

    Thanks for the write up :thumb
  7. isldtime

    isldtime The oldest kid I know

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    Used a Booster Plug on my Triumph Tiger 1050 and it worked fantastic!
    Elemenated touchy throttle and 30 to 45 mph surge.
  8. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    Thanks for the work and the write up on the Booster Plug. :thumb
  9. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    I wonder why they have 3 different model booster plugs for the X-Country, X-Challenge and X-Moto.

    I thought all 3 bikes had identical engines, EFI, air box, ect...
  10. mario33

    mario33 Howling around...

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    Mark, does that mean 6% or 6 percentage points ? Coz that would be whole much of a difference...
  11. mario33

    mario33 Howling around...

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    Thanks for advice - checked it - really interesting indeed. Good read....And its 6% (percent), not percentage points that I was afraid of.
  12. gunnr

    gunnr optimsm

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    Hey Mark, thanks for all of your information here. I have been following this pretty close. I have been thinking to replace my 950 with one of these. I test rode a demo last weekend, overall I liked the bike for what it is. But the lean/stalling issue was there. So I am glad to hear about the booster plug and will be looking forward to hearing the mileage you are getting with it.

    Also the demo bike had the factory skid plate on it and I had the same thoughts as you about it, cheezy! But it is better than nothing. I think it could be stiffened up some like Eakins said, but I'd rather not go that route. I would just build one. I do see Motosportz has his available now. It is nice looking and beefy but I would like to see more case protection in the front kind of like the factory plate. I sent Ricochet an email awhile back about if they were on board yet but haven't heard anything.

    One more thing, Do you have any thoughts on radiator protection? Looks pretty open to mud and crap.

    Keep it coming.....:thumb
  13. OldPete

    OldPete Be aware

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    BigDog,
    Better mpg with booster?
    Consider less pumping loss with more fuel.
    Compressing a nearly full cylinder with weak/lean fuel takes more effort than compressing a partial cylinder with the correct a/f ratio.
    While both may yield the same torque.
    Running 14 to 1 will also keep detonation at bay because of cooler combustion chamber temps and lighter throttle openings.

    Just a thought anywho.


    I like the Terras and hope the rims are up to the build of the MotoSporz bashplate.
  14. Blaise W

    Blaise W Been here awhile

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    Great work on the Booster Plug Mark, and thanks for the tip today on stripping things down. Just as soon as the "approved" plug is available, it's on the way.

    The Motosportz plate looks appropriatly stout, I have my name on one, but I sure do want some wings up front for case and water pump protection as well. I guess they can be added locally unless Kelly will make some custom modifications. 'Glad to pay for it too. The cases and pump are just too exposed if you happen to be riding thru rocks, or fall just right. I don't plan on getting too crazy with the Terra, but things happen even on the easy trails. Rocks live everywhere!
  15. Harder1

    Harder1 braaaap!

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    I have to agree that the Husky one sucks. I was hoping for some stout wings on the motorsportz plate. I'd pay more for wings because the design is stout. I guess we can wait and see what Altrider, Touratech etc come out with. It is winter afterall...Patience is the hard part!
  16. gunnr

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    I was thinking something along the lines like this. Touratech has this for the GS650/Sertao for less than $200. So I would think they will have a similar one for the Terra for about the same price.

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  17. K1W1

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    I just spoke with B&B. At this stage they have no plans for a Terra plate because they have not had any other calls (not suprising seeing as the bikes have not arrived in Australia yet) but they will look at a plate if there is interest.

    If you are in Australia or you want a real plate contact B&B and lets get them working on something.

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  18. Blaise W

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    I think the Motosportz plate will be just the ticket to protect all that stuff below the engine and I wouldn't want anything less beefy, but I just may have some wings welded on similar to what Scheffelmeier Metal does in Germany. Have to play with it a bit to see what works with all the fasteners and such. Need to protect that water pump and other side case in case I go down in a rocy area. Just tipping over on the right rock would end your day.
  19. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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  20. rcd389

    rcd389 GSARIDER

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    Bought a Terra at BMW Motorcycles of Las Vegas on Wednesday 5 Dec 12. It's the second one sold in Vegas! All the guys at this shop are awesome! Third bike I have bought there and have been happy everytime.

    Have a GSA for long distance but felt it was too heavy and expensive for off road. I will use the Terra for exploring 2 track trails in Nevada, So Cal and Utah.
    I have plated 3 off road bikes in the past and they were killer off roaders, however they sucked on the street. With those bikes I used to haul ass off road and took a lot of risks. Now I want to slow down and enjoy the scenery and I feel that the Terra will let me do that. Plus, I can ride it on the street and not get beat up.

    I have only 100 miles on it and love it so far! First thing I noticed was the bars are too low and the bend doesn't want you to stand up. Easy fix, different bars. Of course off road protection is the next thing. Skid plate, radiator guard and handguards are a must have before I take it off road. I've bought AltRider farkles for my GSA and the fit and finish of their stuff is awesome. They are in development of a skid plate and radiator guard so I will get them when they are available.

    Tires are another thing. I want a 50/50 tire so I will try some TKC80's and see how that works out.

    That's really it for right now. I will post some pics later and post when I start tricking it out.