2013 Husqvarna 650 Terra

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

  1. Blaise W

    Blaise W Been here awhile

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    Installed my HDB handguards and Pro Taper KX High fatbars today. Easy install, and looks great, if I have to say so myself! Anyone installing handguards on this bike, make sure the bars have at least 200mm of straight at the ends. You need it all with the long stock levers.

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  2. K1W1

    K1W1 Long timer

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    Any issues with cable lengths with the risers?
  3. Blaise W

    Blaise W Been here awhile

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    No issues, Mate. The clutch cable is at the end of it's comforable range, and I went with the low mount position on that side to prevent stress. It all mounts up nicely. As always, it seems, the bar end of the guard doesn't sit flush on the bar end (it's close), but they never do unless you want to heat and bend.
  4. ADVJake

    ADVJake ***** dweller

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    hows it go with a pillion? I used to pillion the girl on a dr650 but found it hard work to ride it smoothly, the bike would need to be shifted alot.
    Is the terra happy to be lugged?
  5. trapperj

    trapperj Been here awhile

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    Well..I didn't intend to buy today...but it turns out the BMW dealer in Ashville NC..( Husky too) had 3 Stradas and 1 Terra..so after a lot of thought...it really came down to me liking the black....and really wanting abs. I figure if I want to..I can add wheels later. I don't reckon it'd be easy to ever add A.B.S to the terra. Also, the fact that this dealer had several Stradas and only 1 Terra I was able to save some $ off msrp....only on the Strada. I already have a search going on for Dakar wheels. I believe that I can coax them to work and have abs on both sets...but no sure. I will find out. Thanks for this thread...maybe I can contribute something useful in the future.

    I do want to say that Eurosport in Ashville treated me well. The BMW dealer in Knoxville has closed so for now it's either Chattnooga..or Ashville for BMW.. Although the Chattnooga dealer does not have Husky. Super Street just across the ga state line in Ringlod does have H.
  6. krussell

    krussell Long timer

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    Nice! Ok, There's another $350 I need to come up with.
  7. krussell

    krussell Long timer

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    Congrats. Enjoy the new ride.
  8. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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  9. nomad5326

    nomad5326 Xventurous

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    Good Review. Let's hope BMW pays atention and fully updates the Sertao to compete w/the Terra and let both keep pushing the 650cc single ADV parameters. Neither will ever be a 100% trail bike but the more effort the companies put in to frame, suspension and engine dynamics will forge a new direction in ADV Touring Singles. Can't beat the price of the Terra and SOOOO much room to grow and develop the bike. Will watch with continued interest.
  10. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    How to make a World Class RTW ADV Travel Bike?

    If BMW really wants to develop the Sertao ... and really give it some cred, they'd be wise to assemble a team headed up by Walter Colebatch. Let him and his crew dig into that bike and do some sensible, cost effective mods.

    Ride them on the Road of Bones, beat them senseless, see what breaks and what needs attention. A small price to pay to get expert R & D and cost effective mods. Colebatch's rides across Russia, Mongolia and the Stans are world class torture events ... and NO ONE has done the tracks he has done there ... and ALL on his modified BMW X Challenge.

    Then it would be up to BMW to find a way in incorporate Colebatch's ideas into the bike and still have it be affordable ... and of course make a profit. :D

    How much extra would you pay for a "Colebatch" modified Sertao?
  11. Gundy

    Gundy Been here awhile

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    I've been looking hard at both the Sertao and Terra. Ive only ridden the Sertao, but i have sat on the Terra. The Beamer ergos felt a touch better for me (6'3", can also get a taller seat) and also for my wife on the back. At this point I still lean towards the Beamer: better resale, better aftermarket support, better passenger ergos, better wind protection, longer warranty, and a longer track record (if you count the Dakar). Since my KLR was offroad enough for me, either bike will be an improvement. Wile the ABS aren't top notch, it's still a good feature for most riders. The Husky looks like a good deal, and is probably the better bike for local solo riding, but but for my use the points I mentioned earlier mean something. If you are in the Northeast, Max BMW looks to have some solid deals on their 2012 Sertaos ride now....some are offered at $8500, and I don't think the Huskies are at the point where there is much bargaining room yet.
  12. hudler

    hudler n00b

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    I put a deposit down on the Terra last week. Very happy to see all the great reviews on the TR650 so far. Sure there will be some growing pains , but overall I think it is going to be a great bike. I looked at the Sertao last month and really like it. The F800 and F700 also were very nice machines. Price wise in Canada, I think the difference between the TR650 and Sertao would be close to $2500 OTD.I got the Terra for less then Canadian MRSP(7999) and no extra fee's. The Sertao was around 9600 plus options that were installed and I doubt that you could get one out the door without a freight charge and assembly charge. I will say the BMW holds its value VERY well. I think the demand for the new TR bikes is strong and if the reliability and aftermarket support is there it should do ok in this department also. This is my first bike in over 20 years so as long as it runs OK I will be thrilled!! If you see a old guy on a Husky around Moose Jaw SK. that would be me.:clap
  13. cbxtc6

    cbxtc6 On my Way...

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    My Terra was dropped off yesterday :clap
    50F and sunny yesterday in N. IL!

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  14. lightfighter

    lightfighter where does this go?

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    Some one needs to buy my GS so I can get mine ordered.
  15. SCExpat

    SCExpat Ex-expat

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    Some slight price drops from a new dealer. Just checking CL for a used Terra and saw this. They are for the 2013 so not left overs. Don't think there are any 2012's left. Anyone want to sell me their Terra/Strada??? :D

    CAL CUSTOM NOW SELLS HUSQVARNA DIRT BIKES!! COME DOWN AND CHECK THEM OUT!!
    TERRA 659 MSRP: $6999 OUR PRICE: $6550
    STRADA 650 MSRP: $7499 OUR PRICE: $7050
    TAX AND FEES NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
    916-714-2310
    www.calcustomtrailers.com

    Maybe they make up for it on the taxes and fees?
  16. ducnut

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    It's possible. One really needs to pay attention to their deal sheet, before signing. Be sure to have everything broken down, so as to see where every charge is coming from.
  17. JTucker

    JTucker Long timer

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    A lot of dealers will tell you there are no hidden fees, I guess they don't consider delivery and setup hidden. Some places just add it on to every bike. I guess a lot do as most people are surprised when you tell them you don't. I think these bikes are well worth the $6999 OTD, there really isn't much markup on them at retail.
  18. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Long timer

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    Paid $6950 otd for mine . Donnells in Independence MO.
    No extra bs fees and charges. Actually $50 less than what I was quoted the first time I asked .Good dealer. I recommend.
  19. frontiercat

    frontiercat on the wheel

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    Donnell's is a good dealer....got my TE449 there....before the dealer in OK opened...
  20. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    Maybe???? :rofl:rofl:roflIts ALL about the tack-on fee's and trade in negotiating. The price they list doesn't mean jack if you don't work yourself a good deal :evil