Husky TR650 - New Owners Stupid Questions Thread

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

  1. hansi

    hansi Teurer Abenteurer

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    Thanks, BigDog.
    Just coming up on the 1000 mile oil change and its time to order a filter. Been eyeballing the KN 151 for the Sertao on ebay .
    When I changed the oil the first time the bike took 2 liters and 250 ml (250 ml=1/2pint) to get to the upper mark on the dipstick warm. Figure having to add the additional amount of oil because I pulled the bike upright of the sidestand while draining the oil?
    Just passed 900 miles on the odometer today. Bike seems to be running stronger every mile, I think the exhaust note has changed a bit too.
    Really impressed what this great little bike can do- on and off the road.
    Got a good bit of power improvement from this boosterplug http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=841919, courtesy of the "Wuka King"since I installed it at 300 miles.
    Thought I would miss the 105hp of my Triumph Tiger 955i a lot, but to the contrary I enjoy riding my Terra way more. Tons of grin factor. :D
  2. Blakebird

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    my stupid question of the day:



    when did torx fasteners completely take over ? :lol3


    my offroad tool kit just went thru some changes :nod
  3. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    Very interesting installing the Booster Plug on your Strada. Could you elaborate please, what did it do to milege? and can you talk a little more about the power increase.

    Thanks
  4. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    Do they check and adjust if needed the valves at the 600 mile service?

    BTW, the Strada is fantastic playing go fast on some of these twisty roads up here. I stayed with a guy on a Kaw 1400 Ninga and a guy on his K1300S, the lean angle on this bike is amazing. I find that I am in full WFO mode on some of these fine mountain roads. Only have hit the rev limiter once, but spend a lot of time between 6 and 7.5 K R's. :D. this little wonder really hauls ass. :clap
  5. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    Regarding Torx fasteners, I'm not sure when....but 2010 F800GS was the first bike which I had them on. Then, my 2011 Husaberg came with them.

    At first, I was bummed about it because I had to buy new tools for them. Then, I realized....Hey, I get to buy new tools :evil

    Now, I like them better than any other fasteners. They grip the tool superbly and don't seem prone to stripping or wearing out. Plus, there are only 2 or 3 sizes (typically) across the entire bike. It's changed my thinking....and the size of my onboard toolkit.

    I carry a ratcheting screwdriver-type wrench with the bits stored inside the handle......and little else.

    HF :thumbup
  6. trapperj

    trapperj Been here awhile

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    My experience too...use the whole face of the tach...change when it feels like its nosing over...repeat! Big smiles...
  7. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    A trick for oil changes. Get a small water bottle and cut the end and part of the top out of it. Stuff a few rolled up paper towels under the oil filter and place the opened end of the water bottl under the oil flited cover. Pull off the cover and most of the oil will pour into the bottle. Use a fingernail or a small screw driver to slide the oil filter into the bottle too. A practiced hand can catch all but a few drops of oil. BMW also makes a service tool for this that probable cost $$$.



    Can't say about the 600 miles service but I have 23K on this motor and the valves are still on the high side.:clap

    LOL That's great!
  8. hansi

    hansi Teurer Abenteurer

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    The boosterplug on my Terra seems to have increased the power in midrange
    mainly . Very noticeable gain all the way through the power band, more responsive throttle and quicker to rev. Bought the booster plug to get rid of the stumbling/stalling issues that I had often in 2nd gear coming off the throttle, which still happens, but very rarely.
    Fuel consumption seems to be right around 55mpg
  9. Blakebird

    Blakebird Solo Backwardo

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    Mine is new, about 80 miles on it, so not ready to have the re-flash done and I'm enjoying the fluffy off-idle throttle for now.

    I just noticed when turning my key on, while the "needle sweep" opening salvo is happening....I get a brief flash of "RACE MAP II".

    My TE 310 had a switch to alternate between Race Map I (performance) and Race Map II (rain).
    There does not appear to be any way to toggle between maps with the settings buttons - so my question for those who have had the re-flash:

    Does your LCD display briefly flash "RACE MAP I" when you turn the key on?
  10. trapperj

    trapperj Been here awhile

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    As I understand it..the Nuda was to share the same speedo...it had a reduced power map for rain....hence the MAPII insignia.
  11. Nev..

    Nev.. wannabe advrider

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    Yes, The Nuda has the same dash unit and uses the Mode button to switch between engine maps. Which explains why the mode button on the Terra dash is never used except when setting the clock.
  12. davorallyfan

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    Check this baby:deal

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  13. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    Holy Friole :eek1

    I want to see you put that on by yourself.

    HF :lurk

    Ps. I've collected all my parts; just haven't had time to start building yet. Darn business travels keep getting in the way.

    Soon...very soon...
  14. trainman

    trainman Been here awhile

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    This being a Stupid Questions Thread about the TR650, does anyone not care where KTM will take Husqvarna in the future, what bikes will KTM continue to produce in the Husky line and what will they discontinue. Will Rotax service KTM and sell them engines and parts, or does BMW have say so over the 650 Rotax engines that they buy for their bikes from Rotax. Maybe KTM has issued a statement on this and I missed it, did that happen. I like the bike and have considered buying one, but before I do, I need some answers as to where KTM is taking the Husky line and what models they will keep and what will go.

    John
  15. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    In short, the answer is no.

    A bike is not an investment. It is both a mode of transportation and recreational toy.

    If you like the bike, you buy it. If you don't like the bike, don't buy it.

    Just look at the Honda Transalp. Arguably one of the best dual-sport bikes ever made, and only sold in the USA for just under 3 years. They are still running strong and demand a premium on the used market.

    So the Terra might be an orphan? At least I've got mine, and I love it!
  16. Blakebird

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    I'm willing to wait and see what shakes out. Parts have to be provided for a certain number of years, so nobody's going to be left holding the bag.
    I had a TE 630, which was a one-year bike, I never worried about it being orphaned and unsupported.

    And our engines are built by Loncin in China, under license, etc. We don't care what Rotax has to say anymore :lol3
  17. Beemermcr

    Beemermcr Big, Dumb, Happy!

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    +1!
  18. trapperj

    trapperj Been here awhile

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    Well most of us Adv. Riders seem to avoid the dealer like the plague anyway. Only willing to return if there's a catastrophic failure that would be warranted. The filters/plugs tune up parts are handy from BMW..the aftermarket has already started up with farkles. I am glad I bought before the change. If I had read the gloom & doom "sky is falling" threads before I bought I might have chickened out too. I really like my TR. I've wasted more $ on stupid stuff back in the day. Not this time.This was/is a smart buy IMHO. Ymmv.
  19. davorallyfan

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    The shadows could be fooling yah Hi5!

    Put the rack on and it slides straight in - like a bum in a bucket. With a little jiggling.
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  20. gregjet

    gregjet old noob

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    Anyone done any research into putting a 17" front wheel onto the Strada? The ABS appears as if it could be a problem because of available tyre sizes.