New Huskys based on BMW 650

Discussion in 'Australia' started by STROM-CRF450X-990SMT, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. jugglingogre

    jugglingogre Exocet Wallaby Target

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    To quote Pauline Hanson, "Please explain????"
  2. TravelDoc

    TravelDoc Day Tripper

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    Had some big problems at only 450km on the clock when sprocket carrier bearings were loose in their mounting, allowing the sprocket to move sideways and impinge on the swingarm. Result: chewed up parts and one unhappy owner.
    Of course it was fully covered by warranty and all damaged parts were 100% replaced, but no recompense for 6 weeks off the road, wasted registration and insurance, costs of transporting an unrideable bike etc. Dealer (and factory) claimed they'd never seen this problem before. I guess they would say that.
    Since then all OK. 300km from a tank of PULP. (Fairly) easily kept up with my brother's R1200RT on winding country roads and quite a bit faster on pot-holed dirt. Can sit on 130 without much stress and did 160 with a bit of effort.
    Yes it can stall easily when cold but seems OK if allowed to idle for 3 minutes before setting off. And yes the oil change procedure is fiddly.
    Overall, quality seems good for the price and performance seems to be more aligned to 'what you need' rather than 'what you want'.
  3. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    The BoosterPlug made a noticeable improvement on my Xch 650 so hopefully will work the same on your Terra.
  4. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    What is that front tyre, Dave?
  5. davorallyfan

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  6. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    davorallyfan Commonist

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  8. Chuffa

    Chuffa TR650 Terra

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    Considering getting one of those myself DRF. Sounds like it's well worth it.

    I took a run along a powerline track faster than I've done before. The plastic rear rack didn't like it much and broke at one of the front mounting holes. I also lost one of the central rack bolts. I reckon you need red loctite on these. The 243 loctite I used just wasn't strong enough.
  9. davorallyfan

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    Its got a sensor, two plugs and a switch. Where to put the switch is the tricky bit - it should not be too hard to do? :ear

    Nev where did you put the switch?
  10. Oz-Strom

    Oz-Strom Still trying

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    err - what is it?
  11. Chuffa

    Chuffa TR650 Terra

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  12. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    More bling


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  13. Chuffa

    Chuffa TR650 Terra

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    11 days & 3500km of Terra goodness around south west WA and the goldfields. Mud, tankslappers, sand and camels were all part of the fun.

    Just needs a decent rear rack in my opinion. The Terra handled everything else really well.

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    Plenty of mud around...

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  14. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Nice work chuffa

    Got crash protection.

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  15. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Drf... 7th Day ADVfarkle-ist. :clap
  16. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Add to cart and bolt on!
  17. regie308

    regie308 Long timer

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  18. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Instant stiffy

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  19. Adventcha UnCut

    Adventcha UnCut Wannabe

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  20. poppy

    poppy Slow and Steady

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    Is that a split tank Davo, how many ltrs, got any more pics?