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Old 12-23-2012, 06:51 AM   #1
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Husky TR650 - New Owners Stupid Questions Thread

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It's a new bike and it's a new day, but due to the lack of a decent manual (or just my old age), I'm accumulating a list of Stupid Questions faster than I can change into my riding gear. I need a lifeline.

This thread is hereby declared the official SAFETY ZONE for New Owner -Stupid Questions regarding the Husqvarna TR650 (Terra & Strada). A flame free, insult free, exchange zone for asking stupid questions and receiving a helpful accurate answer if there happen to be anyone smart enoough to answer such stupid questions.

Consider it the "TR650 Quick Reference for Dummies". Let's stay on point, and keep the extraneous chit-chat to a minimum. There is ample room for general discussion on the Terra Mega-Thread. That thread is growing fast, and soon it will get huge.....as this bike skyrockets in popularity. Yes, the motor is THAT good. The rest of it ain't too bad neither. If you ask a stupid question on the mega-thread.....what's been asked and answered 50 times already, then be prepared for a lashing. Anything is fair game over there. You may well be told to "read up" or "do your homework" or some such thing. NO WHINERS.....it's nothing personal, don't take it that way. Everyone is invited to the party, and just having fun.

Step into the Safety Zone over here, and you just might get your Stupid Question answered with grace and style, if you're feeling lucky. Or maybe not.....I donno. Let's roll !

Here are a few of my stupidest Stupid Questions:

1) Where is that extraordinary toolkit hiding?

2) How do I get the steering lock to work? It looks like a normal system....push down the key and turn it counter-clockwise, but it doesn't do anything. Feels like I'm going to break something or bend the key. I shouldn't have to force it...eh?

3) Where the heck is the air filter door? The Dealer couldn't even tell me.

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Old 12-23-2012, 07:21 AM   #2
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I'll give a shot at 2)
Have you tried turning the bars lock to lock while keeping a slight pressure on the key?
I know on earlier models there was a problem with the tank vent dumping fuel down the headstock and washing out the steering stem lower bearing due to the lock hole. Maybe they did away with the steering lock???
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:17 AM   #3
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Super thanks, JRP! That did the trick.

I found the lock on the left side by slowly sweeping the bar toward the stop. It's not at full steering lock position, like so many bikes. Rather a good bit away. It takes a fair bit more pressure on the key (pushing and turning counter-clockwise) than I'm accustomed to. I missed the spot several times before finding it.

Kind of a tricky to locate. Maybe mine is just rough around the edges and will wear in better over time. Careful everyone, don't force it and break or bend your key.

That was easy and painless. Who can answer my other two questions?

HF.

Oh....I have more. I'm won't run out of stupid for a while.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:35 AM   #4
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Go here: www.cafehusky.com They have a whole forum just for that bike and have been VERY helpful to me.

I had 2003 BMW single. My guess is the Husky might be similar, tool kit under the seat pan and air filter under the fake gas tank shrouds.




Just checked...air filter under the right side "tank" panel.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:44 AM   #5
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Scott,

The air filter door is at the front right of what would normally be a gas tank. There are 3 allen screws on mine---seems some others have had torx screws.
It's not hidden or under any panels. In fact---it's in such plain view I like to never found the thing first time.

After removing the screws it pulls straight out-------kind off-------but it's not easy---the big wiring harness is in the way. I struggled with it and finally got it out. It's a paper filter.
I used a dremel and ground away some of that door to make it easier---still kind of a PITA.

3,500 miles to date----just 2 things I don't like about the bike----the high beam indicator and the whole air filter thing---all of it.
I'm waiting for you to figure out how to put an ordinary foam filter on this bad boy-----I've already gave myself a headache thinkin' about it

I know---wah, wah, wah, wah,

I just wanted to post a picture to show I'm qualified for this thread.

Now who made that sign I wonder ??????

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Old 12-23-2012, 09:43 AM   #6
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Scott,

The air filter door is at the front right of what would normally be a gas tank. There are 3 allen screws on mine---seems some others have had torx screws.
It's not hidden or under any panels. In fact---it's in such plain view I like to never found the thing first time.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:33 AM   #7
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So, is there a semi transparent tinted nail polish or something we can put over the high beam indicator. I would like to see it still, but I don't need it to give me a suntan either.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:37 AM   #8
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So, is there a semi transparent tinted nail polish or something we can put over the high beam indicator. I would like to see it still, but I don't need it to give me a suntan either.
The idea just popped nn my head, because there is more fingernail polish in my master bath than tools in my garage. Life is not fair....occasionally, you try to even the score.

I've not tried it, but might work. But the heat put off by the 100,000 lumens might melt the polish. Hhhmmm....

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Old 12-23-2012, 10:34 AM   #9
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Tools? What tools? Evidently only the European bikes had them as I have yet to hear from any US owners with tool kits. The only tool of any note included over the pond is the rear shock adjusting spanner. I used an old spanner from the 70's to adjust mine, but it was very tight in there. I don't think I could get it to work in the tightening direction, either. I put my shock on full soft since the bike is set up for a passenger, and stiffened the rebound. More testing needed to see if enough rebound is cranked in.

I had hopes that no suspension work would be needed on this bike, but once LTR or RaceTech get a look inside and determine that something can be improved, I'll probably have it done. Things feel a little stiff for me right now.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:01 PM   #10
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[QUOTE=blaisew;20313921]Tools? What tools? Evidently only the European bikes had them as I have yet to hear from any US owners with tool kits. The only tool of any note included over the pond is the rear shock adjusting spanner. I used an old spanner from the 70's to adjust mine, but it was very tight in there. I don't think I could get it to work in the tightening direction, either. I put my shock on full soft since the bike is set up for a passenger, and stiffened the rebound. More testing needed to see if enough rebound is cranked in.


I got a tool kit with my Terra (2nd batch). It's pretty worthless but it does have a spanner wrench for the rear shock. It wasn't under the seat. My dealer gave it to me in a box with the manual and 10lb plate bracket.
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Tools? What tools? Evidently only the European bikes had them as I have yet to hear from any US owners with tool kits.
My bike came with a tool kit if you can call it that. It's the most basic one I've ever received.
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My bike came with a tool kit if you can call it that. It's the most basic one I've ever received.

Yeah and it probably cost us $40.
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My bike came with a tool kit if you can call it that. It's the most basic one I've ever received.
Utterly useless. You can't even do something basic as remove the front or rear will with the "tools" in that kit. The only thing I kept from it was the spark plug socket.
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[AUS] Melbourne TR Muster 2014 Kinglake 29.Nov

Here is one with plenty of warning…

The Melbourne/ Victorian TR Muster is kicking off on Saturday 29.November 2014.

Goes without saying that Interstaters are also more than welcome!!

For a day of Gawk ‘n Talk, fiddling and prodding, showing off and telling fibs :-), let’s meet in Kinglake in the hills to the north of Melbourne. Plenty of space, a decent bakery, supermarket, petrol station, pub etc. and an endless array of roads and tracks, dirt and tar, to get there.

Let’s see how this flies first…then we can make plans of linking up to get to Kinglake and/ or make plans for some ride in the area later in the day… or whatever folks decide on.

The Basics:

Date: 29.November

Place: Kinglake Bakery/ Main Road
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Time: 10.30am
(leaving everyone plenty of time to get there ….and make a possible lunch stop somewhere within a couple of hours ride, should it turn out that way…or just stay in/ around Kinglake, whatever).

So….grab your TR and rock up at Kinglake for a chinwag and some possible ride, lunch in the bush (bring food/drink?)…or whatever might eventuate.


For anyone not knowing the area too well just holler and we’ll knock up some magic, little route for you... just let us know your starting point and what type of riding you prefer.



I'll bring some tools and small containers for bolts/nuts/clips/bits as I can see removed panels littering the Kinglake main road, exposing hacked airboxes, Wuka-Kings and adventurous bypass-wiring etc...

Got 6 "Yae's" so far (2x Terra/ 4x Strada)....not a bad start, I'd say.
I'm sure there are more out there...now's the time to hit the buzzer, guys!


Please reply in this local thread ONLY!
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1011006
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Old 09-21-2014, 12:29 PM   #15
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Utterly useless. You can't even do something basic as remove the front or rear will with the "tools" in that kit. The only thing I kept from it was the spark plug socket.
I think the most useful thing is the rear shock spanner and the torx driver.

I'll rework the kit to include some other useful items. I have an aluminum 24mm axle nut/tire lever already so that will get included. I need to add a 8mm wrench for the front axle clamp bolts.

I love the torx bolts, they are by far the best bolt type yet. No SAE vs Metric, etc, and they don't slip or bugger easily.
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