Husky TR650 - New Owners Stupid Questions Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by HighFive, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Got it bolted on yesterday. Quality product, fits great and seems bomb proof.
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    I chose not to use thread locker on the install.
    The front bolts already have locking nuts on them, and I'm worried about shearing off the rear ones.
    If they got sheared, the thread locker would make it nearly impossible to get out and repalce.
    besides, this skid plate is firmly held in place with only the two front bolts.
  2. kjackbrown

    kjackbrown Been here awhile

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    I knew that red would look sweet! I can't wait to get mine on.....just gotta get the TR still...lots of parts laying around waiting for the bike to come :baldy
  3. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    I actually ordered mine before i bought the bike!
  4. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    No turning back now.
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  5. K1W1

    K1W1 Long timer

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    I love the little Husky crown shapes on the exhaust pipe tips. Somebody should paint theirs red or something to make them stand out. :D
  6. hambone650rider

    hambone650rider Been here awhile

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    Thanks Dean for the pictures of the Strada. Talked to the wife no check writing for me dang it, but she's cool with me selling the GS(she only rode 50 miles with me last year) . It will take a little time but its coming to my house. What kind of miles do you lucky owners have on your bikes now?
  7. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Had it for just over a week now, almost 600 miles.
  8. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    4,700 km here.
  9. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Yes, i cut the tail off.
  10. kjackbrown

    kjackbrown Been here awhile

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    What'cha going to do to mount your lic. plate and blinkers? :hmmmmm
  11. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    You'll see.
    Its coming together as we speak.

    But i may need more beer.
  12. kjackbrown

    kjackbrown Been here awhile

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    Good god man....NEVER allow that to happen!!! :1drink
  13. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Found more beer.

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    Need to drill the holes for the turn signals then paint.
  14. kjackbrown

    kjackbrown Been here awhile

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    nice! :thumb
  15. TheBikingEngineer

    TheBikingEngineer n00b

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    Quality work right there. I wish I had a garage so I could tinker a bit more. As it stands I can see a lot of paychecks going towards the betterment of this bike.
  16. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Turn signals installed
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    When the paint is completely dry I'll slap the bags on.
    This thing is stout enough to be a roll cage for the rear.
  17. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    Interesting....RE. Looks Quite nice. Go out and ride in some mud, then have someone take a photo of your backside. I want to know if there's still enough fender coverage to keep the slop from slinging up your spine.

    AND post a photo of the top mount for your bag support bracket (behind the seat).....pleeeease!

    HF :lurk
  18. Bynoid

    Bynoid Adventurer

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    +1!
  19. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Right now this is the best pic i have.
    I used round slices from an old jack handle to make the spacers.
    They fit under the factory rack with longer bolts.
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    Anyone recognize the metal chunk on the left?
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    That's the boat anchor license plate holder flipped upside down, trimmed and the reflector tabs removed.
  20. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    I wondered about the fender coverage too. I'm willing to sacrifice that aspect for a concise rear end.
    Luckily i live in the desert. It only rains once a year. :wink: