Husky TR650 - New Owners Stupid Questions Thread

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

  1. Johnn

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    17 year old tyre on the rim for 17 years. Bead would not break by the methods suggested.:hmmmmm
    I resorted to a car jack to break the bead.
    Support wheel so it is level and the jack won' slip out.
    Place jack under something solid or heavy (like motor vehicle) with the base as close to the bead,but not on the rim,as it will go.
    Start raising the vehicle and; 'why didn't I think of this earlier'.
    Job completed by Beer O'clock.
  2. duibhceK

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    If the bike has a center stand, lean it over and use the side stand to break the bead. That's my go-to solution on the road but it works just as well in the workshop.
  3. Pacificus

    Pacificus Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I'll try and think of a way to use a jack.

    There's no centre stand, but nice idea.
  4. Pacificus

    Pacificus Been here awhile

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    My Terra just failed its MOT test, meaning it can't be legally ridden on public roads in the UK. The front brake caliper seals need replacing. The mechanic told me to buy a seal kit - a brake repair kit, apparently.

    I'm having trouble finding this online. I'm awaiting a call back from a Husqvarna dealership. Could you please advise me on this; is there a compatible kit that is easier to find, please?

    I'm in a bit of a rush to fix this as the Terra is currently my only transport, hence this post. I'll look through the forum for compatible brake repair kits, but in the meantime I'd be very grateful for suggestions. Thanks.
  5. mysery1

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    Most likely a BMW dealer can help you out. Probably the same caliber as they used on their 650/800 bikes.
  6. Pacificus

    Pacificus Been here awhile

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    That's what I'm thinking, but I doubt they would know if I were to call a BMW dealer. Perhaps there is a part number or some sort of brake component code I can use, but I haven't one and now the bike is separated from me by several miles (it's with the mechanic still). I'm hoping to tap the knowledge base of members here on the matter! Thanks.
  7. Fitz Fortune

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    The caliper is made by Brembo, so I'd give these guys a shout as they claim to have good quality seal kits for Brembo calipers.

    N.B. I have no monetary connection with them etc etc.
  8. reini1982

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    Thank you for your hints. It was as described, black crud was inside. I also dropped the hoses and flushed the system seperately. And I removed the coolant pump cover to see and to be able to clean the area behind it.
  9. Pacificus

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    Thanks. I just missed them, today, but will try again soon.
  10. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome Supporter

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    I've used a trailer tongue jack before. Hitch my trailer up to my truck, slide the tire under the base plate of the tongue jack, and crank the handle.
  11. OConnor

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    Who is the goto for parts in the US? I've tried AOMC and they can never give me an ETA for things like the air-box. Is that just how it is?
  12. Pacificus

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    Does anyone know the specific model of Brembo caliper/brake that is used on the front wheel of the Terra, please? Does anyone know which other bikes use the exact same caliper?
  13. Johnn

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  14. Ahun01

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    Advice needed:
    I recently bought a used TR650 strada. The bike was running well. I installed Booster plug and everything was fine. Few hundred kilometers later during the ride my bike started to stall during the run. It was like jerking. It happened at different speed randomly. In many cases it stalled fully. After 10-15 minutes I was able to run it again. I have replaced the spark plugs and the bike was even better than before those issues. However, after 10-20 kilometers all started again. I tried to remove the booster plug, reset the ecu, but it is still having the same issues. I also tried to use fuel system cleaner, suffered again with the stalls by runing around 60 kilometers, but no improvement. I plan to disassemble the fuel pump and check the filter maybe. I would appreciate if you could give me some advice.
  15. Pacificus

    Pacificus Been here awhile

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    Thanks for this. In the end, I bought a seals kit and pads from a BMW parts dealer. They were sent to the pro-mechanic direct, and apparently they were compatible as the repaired bike's awaiting my collection.
  16. Fitz Fortune

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    @Pacificus Glad to hear it's sorted. Do you have a part number for the seals kit, in case anyone else has the same issue?
  17. Johnn

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    OConnor, Fitz Fortune and Stuntdude like this.
  18. Stuntdude

    Stuntdude The Big "C"

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    yo Ahun01, how did you reset?
    The fuelling system is pretty solid in these sleds.
    How many miles?
  19. Ahun01

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    Thank You John. I will check during the weekend.
  20. Ahun01

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    I did the ECU reset steps found on CafeHusky:
    ECU Reset Procedure;

    1. Disconnect battery for 30 minutes or more.
    2. Reconnect battery and you should here the dash make a click sound.
    3. Turn ignition key “on” and wait 5 seconds.
    4. Twist throttle from idle to full and back to idle 3 times.
    5. Turn ignition off.
    6. Turn ignition on and start engine (DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING)
    7. Let engine warm up until fan comes on (VERY IMPORTANT)
    8. Check dash, Fuel used, Trip meter will have been erased and Time should need to be reset.
    9. Go ride….did this help….?