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Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 10:20 PM
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Posted By farp
It's probably for heat dissipation. I'd be very...

It's probably for heat dissipation. I'd be very leery about putting any kind of coating on the ECU for fear that it would overheat.

John
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 09:01 AM
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Posted By farp
My trail stand

You can always find something on the trail to prop up your bike. Here is what I used last time I got a flat.

http://www.dualsportbc.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/110_Fixing_FLat.jpg

John
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 10:09 PM
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Posted By farp
Thanks, HF, I didn't know about the airbox drain....

Thanks, HF, I didn't know about the airbox drain. I'll check it out.

John
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 02:53 PM
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Posted By farp
[QUOTE=TRZ...

[QUOTE=TRZ Charlie;23415528]https://24.media.tumblr.com/c331b8f20e16831949e151d0d375e947/tumblr_n086srj9Q21s0mbfho1_400.gif

That's a nasty looking spill in water deep enough to cause problems. Did...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 08:44 AM
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Posted By farp
Thanks, HF, good advice and it will certainly be...

Thanks, HF, good advice and it will certainly be taken.

John
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 05:48 PM
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Posted By farp
Swing Arm Bearings

Has anyone checked out their swing arm bearings and can give me some information on how well the seals work and what kind of life you can get out of the bearings before they need to be repacked. I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 08:45 AM
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Posted By farp
Changing the spark plug.

Can anyone tell me how to remove the spark plug? My problem is I don't know how to remove the plastic fittings that are fastened to the flange above the plug. I don't want to apply brute force and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 09:28 AM
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Posted By farp
Thanks Ks... That's pretty much my experience...

Thanks Ks... That's pretty much my experience with the stock countershaft sprocket and what I expected with the smaller one. Thanks for confirming.

John
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 11:52 AM
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Posted By farp
Hey, Kswaid, what size countershaft sprocket were...

Hey, Kswaid, what size countershaft sprocket were you using?

John
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 10:55 AM
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Posted By farp
If my understanding of the Wuka King is correct...

If my understanding of the Wuka King is correct it works by making the fuel mixture richer. If this is the case what effect on gas mileage does it have?

John
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 04:50 PM
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Posted By farp
Yep, it's an awesome bike alright. I've never had...

Yep, it's an awesome bike alright. I've never had the seat kick my ass but I stand on the pegs all the time when the going gets rough. I've bottomed the suspension wheeling and jumping over cross...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 11:50 AM
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Posted By farp
I've got an aftermarket seat from Rich's in...

I've got an aftermarket seat from Rich's in Kingston WA (Rich measures you up and builds the seat to match your size and riding position). The primary reason I got a custom seat was my short inseam...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 08:27 AM
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Posted By farp
I've been really impressed with how well the...

I've been really impressed with how well the Terra performs off-road for a bike that's so good on the street. But the question remained about how good it would be as a touring bike so last Saturday...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 01:56 PM
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Posted By farp
Same thing happened to me. The whole rear end...

Same thing happened to me. The whole rear end broke off and was dangling by the tail light wires. After I got the replacement parts the fix was really simple. Take the mufflers and rack off and wrap...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 09:37 PM
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Posted By farp
I wonder if it would be better to plug the drain...

I wonder if it would be better to plug the drain holes with self tapping screws and a fiber washer and then put a cup or two of anti-freeze in the swing arm and then seal the mudflap holes. The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 05:46 PM
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Posted By farp
Thanks, Harder1. I replaced the stock...

Thanks, Harder1.

I replaced the stock Metzlers with Heidenau K60 Scouts. The Scouts are a small improvement over the Metzlers but have difficulty hooking up on gravel FSRs compared to legit...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 01:22 PM
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Posted By farp
Thanks for the ride report Harder1. What knobbies...

Thanks for the ride report Harder1. What knobbies are you using and did you notice much difference between them and the stock Metzlers?

John
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2013, 08:27 PM
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Posted By farp
I'm not looking for a plate that bolts on top of...

I'm not looking for a plate that bolts on top of the OEM rack. That won't do me any good when the OEM rack mounts are broken off at the bolt holes. There was a post about some German outfit showing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2013, 08:57 AM
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Posted By farp
My rear rack broke off too. If some aftermarket...

My rear rack broke off too. If some aftermarket company were to offer a metal one (hint hint) I'd buy it in a snap. I suspect there'd be a pretty good market for it too, because the OEM plastic racks...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2013, 11:38 AM
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Posted By farp
It's a true 50/50 bike. Weight makes a bike more...

It's a true 50/50 bike. Weight makes a bike more stable on the street but is not so good off road. I guess they thought that they needed 400 pounds for freeway stability and that any more than that...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2013, 10:55 PM
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Posted By farp
I went from 28PSI to 32PSI but it didn't make any...

I went from 28PSI to 32PSI but it didn't make any difference. It's really surprising because there isn't a great deal of difference in the tread patterns between the Saharas and the K60 Scouts but...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2013, 05:41 PM
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Posted By farp
Update - I just put on a set of Heidenau...

Update -

I just put on a set of Heidenau K60s, front and rear, and now I know what you are talking about with the wobble/weave. The bike is fairly stable up to about 65 mph but by 70 mph there is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2013, 10:32 PM
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Posted By farp
I removed the metal lic plate frame and bolted...

I removed the metal lic plate frame and bolted the plate directly to the fender and the whole back end still broke off my bike. If you put in a couple of hundred miles on unpaved FSRs you need to do...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2013, 02:13 PM
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Posted By farp
Thanks, Trapperj, from the posts on cafe husky it...

Thanks, Trapperj, from the posts on cafe husky it appears that it's quite common for the emf eminating from aftermarket LEDs to trigger the engine immobilization system. My main concern was having...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2013, 11:52 AM
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Posted By farp
I did some searching and came up with this thread...

I did some searching and came up with this thread on cafe husky. Apparently it's an EWS (engine imobilizer) problem. There is a fairly good discussion about it with some useful info. Here's the link:...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2013, 11:30 AM
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Posted By farp
Thanks, Rugged. I thought there was more to it...

Thanks, Rugged. I thought there was more to it than a loose battery cable but perhaps I was mistaken.

There's no need to cut the tail off. All you need to do is to remove the mufflers and luggage...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2013, 09:15 AM
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Posted By farp
I bought a Terra last month and I too am...

I bought a Terra last month and I too am concerned about this "MOSS flash" business. I think what Ricky Chuck was concerned about is the same concern that I have - and it's got nothing to do with how...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 10:35 PM
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Posted By farp
It would be a lot better if you secured the...

It would be a lot better if you secured the fender to the crossbrace with a U bolt. Most of the oscillation is in the vertical plane but the way it's set up in the photo the brace only limits...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2013, 11:21 AM
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Posted By farp
I had my terra up to 163 kph (101 mph) and there...

I had my terra up to 163 kph (101 mph) and there was no sign of a weave, or any uncertainty in terms of steering, wheel balance, or anything else. If there was I'd never have gone that fast. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 09:15 AM
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Posted By farp
Hey Rugged Exposure, thank you for all that data....

Hey Rugged Exposure, thank you for all that data. I've been looking for some of those specs and they've been hard to find. Good job:clap.

John
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2013, 10:21 PM
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Posted By farp
I traded a 2010 Kawasaki Versys in on my Terra....

I traded a 2010 Kawasaki Versys in on my Terra. The Terra is as smooth or maybe a bit smoother than the Versys. The Terras' performance on the street is at least 90% as good as the Versys and the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 11:23 AM
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Posted By farp
I've ridden quite a few freeway miles with mine...

I've ridden quite a few freeway miles with mine and you'll have no trouble keeping up with traffic - just the opposite in fact. This bike will out accelerate, and has a higher top speed than just...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2013, 10:48 PM
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Posted By farp
I got my Terra about a week and a half ago and...

I got my Terra about a week and a half ago and totally agree with all the positive comments others have made about it. I've put just over 600 miles on it so far, riding on everything from freeways to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 01:56 PM
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Posted By farp
Uhmmmm..... not trying to stir the pot here but...

Uhmmmm..... not trying to stir the pot here but the front forks are Sachs, not Showa.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2013, 08:40 PM
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Posted By farp
Either the TR650 will continue to be supported in...

Either the TR650 will continue to be supported in it's present form, or it won't be. If it is supported then the TR650 owners have got a great bike for a very reasonable price with no worries about...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,466
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Posted By farp
(Loncin is one of the largest motorcycle...

(Loncin is one of the largest motorcycle manufacturers in the world. Not only do they have a line to produce the X Rotax engine, they have one for the Rotax designed 800 engine. I wonder why?)
They...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,466
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Posted By farp
There are enough differences between the TR650...

There are enough differences between the TR650 engine and the BMW engine that Loncin would have to set up a new production line in order to build it. This would include forges for the crank and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,466
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Posted By farp
By far the main reason mfgrs drop models is...

By far the main reason mfgrs drop models is because they didn't sell. Check this out:

http://www.powersportstv.com/most-popular/motorcycles.php

According to this site the Terra is the 2nd most...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2013, 08:49 AM
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Posted By farp
I have a deposit on a TR650 Terra and I expect to...

I have a deposit on a TR650 Terra and I expect to pick it up within a week or so. I'm not worried in the slightest. I was talking to the Husky rep at the recent Vancouver motorcycle show and he told...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3,466
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Posted By farp
Last week I put down a deposit on the Terra and I...

Last week I put down a deposit on the Terra and I expect to get it in a couple of weeks. Yesterday I actually got to see one and sit on it at the Vancouver Motorcycle Show. I really liked the bike...
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