2013 Husqvarna 650 Terra

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

  1. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Well done Mark.
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    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    Hhhmmm.......I use one on my F800GS and it does not affect my dash temp gauge. Interesting.

    HF :lurk
  3. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Note: The Husqvarna TR650 series is using the same temperature sensor for the fuel injection calculations as for the temperature readout in the dashboard. (Most other brands have seperate sensors).
    This means that your dashboard display will show 20°C / 35°F lower than actual ambient temperature when you install the BoosterPlug.
    There's no way around this, and it's probably not an issue for most people, but we want you to be informed about it.
  4. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Long timer

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    Thanks BD, for getting this plug thingy sorted out.
    If I have the issues you mention I'll put one on.
    The ambient temp discrepancy doesn't bother me but I'm curious if it will make the "freezing conditions" warning light come on.
    Nothing a small pc of black tape won't fix.
    I'm used to bikes without all these bells and whistles anyhow and my eyes are to bad to read it.
  5. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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  6. K1W1

    K1W1 Long timer

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    Another question for owners.

    Headlight output.

    I read one owner report (this thread?) that said the headlight was as good as a V-Strom and I read another online ride review that said it was pathetic. Seeing as it's dark in the northern hemisphere these days how do owners rate the light output?
  7. krussell

    krussell Long timer

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    The freezing warning is a small icon in the LCD, not a light. I don't think it will be an issue.
  8. wagonpilot

    wagonpilot Freeeeze

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    Bought my Terra yesterday...

    One day observations.
    Ridden Western Slope Colorado dirt roads for about two hours is all. (snow came)

    It must be compared to a KLR... 690's and such are not in the same game.

    The motor has huge potential... It is way over geared, and has a very heavy flywheel feel. (if you are used to racing 4 strokes like me) That is OK except for the sub 4000 rpm, partial throttle response is way lean. Just like Big Dog says. This makes it quite lazy and surges until you get it a tad higher in the revs, which I am avoiding right now.
    Mine is getting the Boost plug thing as soon as I finish break in and re-evaluate.
    Bike is awesome on the street. Handling is very nice. The biggest issue is the on-off throttle response is just sad enough to cause a bit of front fork dive while modulating corner entry and mid corner speeds.
    Brakes, and composure under braking are very nice.

    Works great on gravel, but it shows it's weight and travel as things get gnarlier... It does not bring it to a halt, you just have to keep a pace that lets you pick the smooth line, or lets the suspension keep up... Not like a big twin adventure bike, but getting there. It is narrow and much more nimble than those bikes so it is easier to thread the gnarl. I poked along on a fairly rugged section of Jeep trail. It will do it, but there are better sleds for it.
    For me, the ergonomics are ideal. I am 5'11" and er uhhhh, prosperous. I like the seat, it is firm and has plenty of front to rear room to rearrange as needed. A tiny bit of forward slope that seems manageable.

    I HATE the rubber footpeg inserts, I don't understand the need for a bike with a motor this smooth.

    Mine will have to have:
    Good skid plate, not what I have seen offered yet.
    Hand guards
    Heated grips
    shorter gearing
    maybe the boost plug thingy
    some sort of wind screen solution
    my wolfman soft luggage
    big wide footpegs
    side stand solution for springy surprise.

    and lots and lots of gas, cause I have a kick ass state that needs exploring and this is definitely the right tool.
  9. wagonpilot

    wagonpilot Freeeeze

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    Crap cell phone pic on maiden voyage.

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  10. DirtyOldMan

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    That was me, I just sold my v strom after 7 years and it had the brightest headlight of any bike I've ever ridden.
    I'd say the Terra's light is every bit of 90% as bright as the strom, conservatively speaking.
  11. K1W1

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    Thanks. I have a K7 Strom and I think that they have one of the best OEM headlight set ups around and if the Terra is near that I will be happy. I was some what disinclined to believe too much of the online review as it seemed to have been written by somebody who things all bike should be equipped with slicks and go everywhere at 100 mph.
  12. Ol'NumNuts

    Ol'NumNuts A Bloke and his Akita- Flynn

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    :wagonpilot +1:thumb

    Thanks for that review. In all I've read so far on the Terra I actually hadn't gleaned whether it would do the rough stuff or just dig its heels in, so to speak.

    I really appreciated your comments in that regard.

    Not that I expect to go single tracking... Just I have a habit of picking the track that got washed out or whatever... Perhaps I should say that if the going gets unexpectedly rough for a bit, with care you can pick your way through rather than turn- round with tail between the legs...

    Lol. I give up, that still sounds lame...

    Congrats and please keep posting as you develop your bike...
  13. wagonpilot

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    of course the day after I bought it, we had a low of 9 degrees and a few inches of snow covering tracks. I will get some miles on it when it aint quite as cold. Maybe by the weekend it will get a little more mild.

    Skid plate, Skid plate, Skid plate.... Mandatory if you plan to venture off the beaten path.

    Did I mention a skid plate??
  14. treborbig

    treborbig Been here awhile

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    Our terras arrive in Aus, W.A. next year and that skid plate wont be going on my terra .Have access to marine alu ,welder and press ,so orders taken :D Not really convinced yet tho .Had a well setup DR 650 which when done, cost bout same as terra and weighed less.Then i still have to buy booster plug, tweak suspension..{.emulators} and put decent tyres on . .OH and radiator protection :eek1 .Also out bush we have a really low octane fuel called opal, does it need a diff fuel map for that ?Bout 90 91 octane .Stiil cant wait for demo ride :clapcant beat good hoon on the demo:wink:.
  15. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    Have you guys considered contacting Hyde racing? I plan to put a Hyde skid plate on my X-Challenge. It will be more than sufficient for my use and they are quieter than aluminum plates. It looks like they cover a lot of Husky models but I don't see the Terra listed yet.
  16. 30Bones

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    For those that are just worried about flying rocks maybe someone will come out with a composite unit that will deflect rocks, stay really light and still take the occasional log crossing. Plus it should be far cheaper.
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    I don't know what the heck type of plastic Hyde makes their skid plates from but every one that I've owned (four) are tough tough tough. I'll take a Hyde product over any aluminum product I've owned.
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    That's how behind the times I am, was not even aware Hyde's were a composite (plastic) :rofl
  19. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Having just seen the TR650 for the first time this past weekend, I noticed the oil lines immediately. I have a tendency to fly my Bonnie down dirt/gravel roads, and have paid the cost on several oil coolers. I'm about to replace another.

    The whole point of me buying a Terra is to go even faster down those roads, and with a lot less regard for the bike itself. Those exposed oil lines are in a very dangerous place.
  20. mario33

    mario33 Howling around...

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    You may find that we got further conversation on this:

    http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/tr650-skidplate-done-here-are-the-details.29232/page-2

    My voice:
    In general, I'm trying to convince him on alternative solution - lighter but with more coverage or just bolted-on side-wings. I think quality-wise his product is top-notch, the only thing is he needs some guidance on DS bikes (he was mostly focused on dirt bikes previously). He's worried about the costs and that nobody would buy it. Everybody's free to voice their opinion - go there and support me :)