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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 02:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,816
Posted By K1W1
If buying a motorcycle has come down to...

If buying a motorcycle has come down to spreadsheets and cost-benefit analysis as it appears to have from some responders the future of motorcycling is bleak.
To the OP you are riding a Ducati a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-06-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 922
Posted By K1W1
Bayles 2013 - the photo essay

The ride report when there was no ride (for me) and I can't be bothered with words.
Let the Fuji X100s do the talking. One camera one lens this year.

The bikes
#1...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By K1W1
With a rack like that I would say that it may...

With a rack like that I would say that it may have started life as some sort of (Yamaha probably) Ag or Farm bike.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 581,273
Posted By K1W1
Longer shift lever = more leverage also you are...

Longer shift lever = more leverage also you are probably shifting up with your toe area now rather than more above the instep.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-03-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 565
Posted By K1W1
Three Bridges Vinduro

Some shots from yesterdays Vinduro held at Three Bridges in Victoria (Australia)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8515/8524232906_a402d5bcf8_c.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 581,273
Posted By K1W1
It's quite a common occurence here, sticks and...

It's quite a common occurence here, sticks and small branches getting caught in the footpegs or under the bike somewhere. Different riding terrain I guess.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 581,273
Posted By K1W1
HighFive. I suggest that you put fly wire or...

HighFive. I suggest that you put fly wire or something similar across the front of the grill. The way it is at the moment you are asking for trouble if a stick flicks up and jams in there.
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 694,863
Posted By K1W1
The story is more likely to refer to the Nuda...

The story is more likely to refer to the Nuda than the Terra despite what the journalist wrote. There is no question that the Nuda is finished.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 581,273
Posted By K1W1
I love the little Husky crown shapes on the...

I love the little Husky crown shapes on the exhaust pipe tips. Somebody should paint theirs red or something to make them stand out. :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 581,273
Posted By K1W1
Okay it's Touratech ad but what the heck. ...

Okay it's Touratech ad but what the heck.

1500 miles on a Terra (http://youtu.be/9godhny67fk)
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,581
Posted By K1W1
I don't know what the budget is but have you...

I don't know what the budget is but have you thought about the new Husqvarna 650 Terra? It has a lot going for it and it ticks most (all excluding price I suspect) of the boxes you mentioned.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 694,863
Posted By K1W1
Because it's a stock photo just like many...

Because it's a stock photo just like many manufacturers use. They are advertising the hand guards not the bike.



Check ALL the prices. These are pre production photos and the prices shown are...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 694,863
Posted By K1W1
Their web site also shows a center stand ...

Their web site also shows a center stand

http://shop.sw-motech.com/cosmoshop/pix/a/n/hps_03_302_10000__b1360926153-10988.jpg

footrest kit
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 694,863
Posted By K1W1
It's your bike you do what works for you.

It's your bike you do what works for you.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 694,863
Posted By K1W1
Thanks. Didn't think about thorns as a cause, ...

Thanks. Didn't think about thorns as a cause,

As to reving during break in I have never been a strict adherent to arbitrary rev limits and never get had a car or bike that has suffered. In my...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 694,863
Posted By K1W1
I'm surprised you punctured a tyre riding at...

I'm surprised you punctured a tyre riding at those speeds on that track. What pressure where you running? Now that you have repaired the tyre was there an obvious cause?

Around about the 1 minute...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 581,273
Posted By K1W1
Cos if you don't have something between the soft...

Cos if you don't have something between the soft luggage and the wheels you run a very real risk of the soft luggage fouling the wheel.
In the old days with twin rear shocks it wasn't really a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 581,273
Posted By K1W1
sheesh. You are about a month and 500 posts...

sheesh.
You are about a month and 500 posts late and total inaccurate.
If you are going to spout rubbish and late rubbish at that please do it somewhere else.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By K1W1
Mods why not merge this with the other multi page...

Mods why not merge this with the other multi page thread on exactly the same topic?

Other thread here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858488)
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 581,273
Posted By K1W1
In Australia all Terras and Stradas are shipped...

In Australia all Terras and Stradas are shipped with the detuned motor configuration as standard. If the buyer is eligible to ride the full power version the dealer obtains a copy of their drivers...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 581,273
Posted By K1W1
Thanks for posting this picture. I wondered what...

Thanks for posting this picture. I wondered what the hose guard looked like from the side. Can you let us know how much if any noise it reflects at the rider.
Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 694,863
Posted By K1W1
It already has the BMW rounded on many of the...

It already has the BMW rounded on many of the steel and plastic moulded parts. Even the battery has BMW on it. The only place the rounded is missing is the side of the tank.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 694,863
Posted By K1W1
Pure guess work on his part. The deal has not...

Pure guess work on his part. The deal has not even been approved by the regulators in Europe. Things like distribution and dealerships will not have even been though about let alone having the info...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 694,863
Posted By K1W1
B+B now have photos of their Terra accessories on...

B+B now have photos of their Terra accessories on their web site - link here (http://www.bboffroad.com.au/tr_650_terra.htm)

Bash plate
Rear Master Cylinder guard
Rear Disc guard
Luggage plate...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 694,863
Posted By K1W1
Probably nothing. You will still have a warranty...

Probably nothing. You will still have a warranty and spare parts will still be available.
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 694,863
Posted By K1W1
BMW are parasites. They have a history of doing...

BMW are parasites. They have a history of doing this sort of thing. They buy small companies to milk them of their technology that BMW is unable to develop themselves then dump them once they have...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,897
Posted By K1W1
You didn't see the thread that already has 112...

You didn't see the thread that already has 112 pages?
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,277
Posted By K1W1
It twists even further. :D We have a company...

It twists even further. :D

We have a company with a Swedish name (Husqvarna) that will be owned by an Austrian company (KTM) which is in turn owned by an Indian company (Bajaj) but is based in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,277
Posted By K1W1
Interesting especially as many of the current...

Interesting especially as many of the current Husky now used BMW derived motors so even if BMW sell the company they will still be supplying motors and other parts to it for several years until...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 694,863
Posted By K1W1
At this point I should point out that Photoshop...

At this point I should point out that Photoshop had not been coded or even thought of in 1969. :norton:D
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,729
Posted By K1W1
New Zealand is NOT Australia mate nor is it...

New Zealand is NOT Australia mate nor is it Austria. If you had even bothered to have a cursory read of the posts above yours you would have seen that the bike is from New Zealand.
You seem to have...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 694,863
Posted By K1W1
Does it really matter these days where anything...

Does it really matter these days where anything is actually manufactured? The brand name on the product and the ability of the brand name to stand behind the product is all that really matters imo.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 581,273
Posted By K1W1
Thanks HighFive. This is great info and will be a...

Thanks HighFive. This is great info and will be a big help for many.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 694,863
Posted By K1W1
Having a steel swing arm now means that in two...

Having a steel swing arm now means that in two years when the mid model update comes out they can add an aluminium arm as a nice visual upgrade and tout all sorts of benefits as reasons for people to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 581,273
Posted By K1W1
Did you find any sort of spare connector for the...

Did you find any sort of spare connector for the heated grips? I'm assuming that there must be one somewhere towards the front of the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 581,273
Posted By K1W1
There are factory accessory heated grips...

There are factory accessory heated grips available. There must be a connection for them somewhere. Presumably it is on fuse 2.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By K1W1
Fun bikes. You could always add a chair for the...

Fun bikes. You could always add a chair for the true ADV experience. :D

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3090/3156996645_9a5e07be51_z.jpg

(Note the somewhat noticeable fork flex)
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 694,863
Posted By K1W1
Any issues with cable lengths with the risers?

Any issues with cable lengths with the risers?
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 694,863
Posted By K1W1
If you fitted a front wheel with a sensor ring to...

If you fitted a front wheel with a sensor ring to a Terra it would work fine. If you fitted a wheel with no sensor ring to a bike with ABS the ABS would not work and I guess would show an error code...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 694,863
Posted By K1W1
Over here they list two fuel consumption figures....

Over here they list two fuel consumption figures. The lesser consumption is at 90 kph (55mph) and the higher consumption is at 120 kph (75 mph). At 120 kph the Strada / Terra consumption is listed as...
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