New husky Baja

Discussion in 'Australia' started by gavo, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    I think that "gunna' hurts" already worked the story out... :wink::deal

    The punchline is something like; chewed up countershaft sprocket, rooted output shaft bearing and leaking seal accompanied by horrible f#¤%ing noises from the transmission after 20 - 30 km's or so... :huh
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  2. poppy

    poppy Slow and Steady

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  3. itsgunnahurt

    itsgunnahurt Gravity Enhanced!

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    Funny that... seriously, how tight was that chain in the first place? musta been tight as a drum!
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  4. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    I saw only the aftermath... on the side of the track; about 30 kilometers in on a group ride... a circle of maybe 5 or 6 concerned looking riders, all standing around the afflicted bike... much pointing of fingers :razor and shaking of heads. :nono

    I stopped, and saw what looked like a brand spanking new G650 X-challenge (dealer stickers still all over it) with a far too tight rear chain and a sheepish (n00b) owner getting the "circle of truth" treatment from the trackside brains trust that had convened. :krusty:webers:gerg

    I had noted (earlier at the kick off point for the ride) that the bike in question had arrived on a trailer accompanied by two other G450 x's (curiously though, neither of these were present at the "trial by trailside jury" that had assembled).

    I assumed that the rider in question (or someone) had "overtightened" the chain... probably as a result of some missinformation/group pressure or just a co-incidental n00b inspired screw up... and ended up behind his two "mates" on the trail, on what now was his internally heamorraging new pride and joy. :cry

    After a bit more pointing and head shaking, the concensus was that one of the kind members of the brains trust (borrowed a tow strap) and towed the wounded beemer back to the trail head.
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  5. Chris S

    Chris S Been here awhile

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    It must be somewhere else on Adv by now, but there was a slightly more conventional street ready version out at the Milan show recently. Definitely a TR650 with a BMW engine.

    More pix and info on the BMW Press Site.

    I took the new TR650 Terra trail bike out for a spin last week. Same motor and chassis and not much to complain about that one, so Baja ought to run as good as it looks.

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  6. AdventureDave

    AdventureDave MMMMM Bundy!

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    I'm with you here Troy I have been waiting to see the Husqvarna 900 Dual sport. Cant be far away.......can it?

    Cheers

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  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    They'll probably follow KTM's lead... and build a sporty (dirt)tourer out of it (to compete with all the other GS 1200, Cap Nord, Stelvios and Multistrada "Adventure bikes" on the market :rolleyes) there is no market for a real offroad capable big capacity twin anymore... apparently. :1drink
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