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Discussion in 'Australia' started by STROM-CRF450X-990SMT, Jul 12, 2012.
The Husky Oz website says that a larger tank is in development.
Well I spent the past two days with two 24 hour test rides, first on a Sertao and then the Terra... I was ready to plunk down cash for the Terra tonight, when on the way I got a call from a Husky dealer a couple hours north who just had a TE630 with less then 500 miles traded in. Pics look spot less, bike looks like it has never seen dirt. So now what do I do? Loved my TE630 until it got stolen in the middle of the night but 24 hours with the Terra was fantastic. Which one do you guys think has better prospects of long term reliability and lower cost of ownership? I know I could be very happy with either and that is kind of the tipping point. Well the $1000-1500 cheaper to start with for the used TE630 is kind of nice too.
Lots of bits can be improved/replaced for the price difference between a Terra and a 690R!
I know a couple of blokes that had almost 990 money invested in there 690Rs, still couldn't make them what they wanted, both now sold. Wont tell you what they bought, it would upset some of the Orange precious!!
looks like you need that rain
Davo, These are fantastic and exactly what the TR is for. How does the larger windscreen go protecting you from the elements? The stock screen did next to nothing when I test rode the TR and I couldn't get low out of the wind like I can on the DR.
I does a bit-not a lot. - I am not after much wind protection at the moment - the wind is all clean low turbulance and I'm wearing an open face. In winter I use an electric vest and cover up. The screen is close to the headlight and it kind of pick sup the light from it at night and creates this neat glow around the edges.
I wouldn't mine knowing because I'm tossing up between the two at the moment
You know you need the Terra.
Hmmm but I keep on thinking orange
So buy an orange T-shirt to wear under your bike gear.
You and your chubby new little itiliano mate seem to be getting along famously DRF...
out and about all over the joint here and there... you seem to be revelling in it... how many kilometrico's now?
Nice neat litte screen on there now as well... stylish!
Other than the few extra kilo's and the seat form (that a personal taste thing of mine), you know this new Husky is winning quite a few
fans as a genuine "dual sport" (soft offroad) alternative... seem's that they (Husky) may have kicked a goal with this one...
especially now that there are some aftermarket bits (bashplates, tanks, racks etc.) coming down through the pipeline...
It will be interesting to see what (if) Mr Pierer does acquire the Husqvarna name, what direction he takes it?
I like the Nuda platform potential since I saw it... and these new 650's have been acquiring a following.
I have been a bit critical of KTM watering down their offerings over the last 5 years... but maybe it wasn't his doing...
the indians? the bean counters? The Husky acquisition by Pierers group (if it goes through) may well be a forum for them to build
some offroad/dualsport/play bikes with some passion in them again?
(Please, please uncle Stefan... promise to make a true 170 kg red SuperEnduro based around the Nuda 900 RR engine as a power plant...?! ).
You are so much the vanguard DRF...
What ya' got planned for yours next...?
Exhaust and wheels are where most of the weight cuts can be done.
Is there anything complicated in the servicing of these Chinese BMW Rotax motors?
A friend recently had his Dakar 650 serviced at the Local BMW dealer for a cost of $450.
This seems exorbitant for a single 650 when the Suzuki dealer in the next town does a full service on a DR 650 including valves for less than $150.
I've highlighted your problem.
Service intervals on them are supposed to be 10k km (about double what the Jap single cylinders are), 3k for heavy use. I personally would still change it every 5k because they use a wet clutch (unlike the big GS... up till now).
I can't find a maintenance schedule, but it will be the same as the GS650.
http://www.bmwgsclub.nl/schematics/F650GS-CS-2000 Maintenance Schedule.pdf
I wonder what will happen to this now that KTM is taking over Husky.
From my experience with KTM here, it will mean they don't carry many parts, they only place parts orders when there are enough parts to warrant it, they don't ring you back as promised if said part does or does not come in. I could go on!
Never know might do that already Have the KTM notebook!
B&B do excellent work