Husky TR650 - New Owners Stupid Questions Thread

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

  1. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    You really shouldn't have to mess with it once it is set. If you want an easier way to do it, pick up one of these. They are easy to finagle onto the shock, and then you use a ratchet to move the whole thing. It is easy and it packs light into a toolkit. This one is $8 on Amazon.

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  2. Mayhem_Unlimited

    Mayhem_Unlimited Adventurer

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  3. CatskillBill

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    I can't claim that this was an original idea, but I thought it was a good one:

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  4. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    The Index on Page 1 has been updated thru Post #1194, as of 7-15-13.

    Enjoy! I trust you find it useful.

    HF :thumbup
  5. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Good deal.

    Be looking to update it again next week once I put up a pictorial of the valves.
  6. Northern TerraTory

    Northern TerraTory Adventurer

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    Ok, time for my next stupid question. Would mirror wideners help clean up the dirty air around my helmet. I'm 6'1" and with my bad posture I notice the bad air. If I sit up dead straight it is a lot better, but not very comfortable!

    There is some SW motech ones available that fit the Terra. They widen the mounts by 40mm, but raise the height by 38mm, so I'm wondering if these figures would cancel each other out? Anyone given them a try?
  7. davorallyfan

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    Nup. The screen won't help neither.

    Got the seppo Altrider crashbars, wukka magic wires, oil change (no metal this time?), new (oldish) front tyre and swingarm deH2O to do this weekend. Snow:eek1 forcasted:twitch Chillytimes in the shed.

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    Bumped (almost) into 3x mobs of 30 plus big black bouncing bastards past the water. Riding in first gear, a few Geehad wombats and a dumb big croc sized goanna.

    I love this bike.
  8. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Linky?
  9. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    I'm not endorsing this particular seller, but here is an example.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005SUTYAY

    I couldn't tell you where I got mine. I've had it for years, and I think I picked it up at a swap meet for a few bucks.
  10. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Thanks RD [​IMG] But they do not ship to OZ. There is a bit of that about. Most USA companies that do take our money provide a top service:clap Serously the yanks are great at e-business.
  11. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    There are tons of people that sell them online. You can probably find an Aussie vendor that sells them. I just posted the first link that popped up. Google "preload adjustment tool" and you should see lots of vendors.
  12. trapperj

    trapperj Been here awhile

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    I found a nice spanner tool at Cycle Gear. It was cheap too. And works well with the TR. There's not a lot of room to work with. Im sorry I don't have a link but it works well.
  13. Barbadi

    Barbadi Been here awhile

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    Does this bike has footpegs for a second passenger?
    Does it have a rear rack?
    What my passenger will weigh and what sink I 'll be carring must be the choice of the guy who is paying for the bike. Not some kid with no idea about bikes in a Husqvarna office.

    No easy preload adjustment option is a bad choice made either because they tried to keep it cheap, or because they had no place to put it through.

    Anyway the more I read about the bike the more I agree with Joy from friends: "Italian craftmanship" :rofl and design :lol3
  14. trapperj

    trapperj Been here awhile

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    I bought the TR to add a third bike to satisfy my craving for a big single. Ive had several KLRs but they didn't excite me much. For two up or kitchen sink hauling I've got a GS that suits that need. I reckon the TR would haul a passenger if I wanted to ...with a spanner tool it's at most a 3 minute job. I will choose another bike myself.

    I enjoy the extra power that the Husky has over its cousin clad in BMW clothes. I like the look better too. If hauling stuff or two up was important I'd look at a twin of some sort...sink hauling is for my Dodge Turbo Diesel...ymmv
  15. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Agreed.

    I'm just over 200lbs with gear on, and the Terra works fine. Haven't ridden two up on it yet because the wife has been pregnant since I bought it (I think she's in her fifth trimester). The Terra is for commuting on ranch roads and adventure riding, but I bet it could handle two up ok. If my wife doesn't want to ride her DR350 and wants to tag along with me, we'll take the Meanstreak. And when I need to haul something I use this:
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  16. RidingDonkeys

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    You drove your Ram dually to England?
  17. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Yeah, snorkel kit comes factory for the '05 models.
  18. RidingDonkeys

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    Sweet! :lol3
  19. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Long timer

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    I'm thinking this is probably not the bike for you.
  20. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    Heck yeah it's cheap.....$6,800 OTD!

    Don't be fooled by photoshop. Those passenger pegs & rack are just plastic immitations to sneak it past the anti-dirtbike import duties.

    Forgive me, I mistook you for a New Owner. Not sure why.

    HF :thumbup