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Old 11-23-2012, 09:52 PM   #316
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Checked it out at the Expo last night - a very nice piece of equipment and have my name down for a demo ride in the next couple of weeks.

The reviewer above is correct about the side stand though - it springs back far too easily and I reckon a few owners will find their nice new piece of machinery having a little rest if they don't park carefully.
That's a very easy fix though, hardly a problem.

How some dickwit came up with the idea a self retracting stand being safer than riding away with it down dumbfounds me.

I have seen so many people drop their bikes because of the stand not staying down when they over balance.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:04 PM   #317
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I noticed the Terra is oil in frame with the filler cap very easy to get at on the steerer tube. I like that.
Just like my old XT 550
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:38 PM   #318
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That's a very easy fix though, hardly a problem.

How some dickwit came up with the idea a self retracting stand being safer than riding away with it down dumbfounds me.

I have seen so many people drop their bikes because of the stand not staying down when they over balance.
The fix

The 630 had the a self re-tractor
1 min with a hacksaw problem solved
The 650 ss design looks more smarter

After watching that vid i might have to sell the 630
650 does bigger wheelies
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:07 AM   #319
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The side stand is not actually auto retracting which I had read and was looking for when we checked it out at the expo. It stays down but just takes very little force to kick it up. I wondered if it is actually different to the ones in the US.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:29 PM   #320
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The side stand is not actually auto retracting which I had read and was looking for when we checked it out at the expo. It stays down but just takes very little force to kick it up. I wondered if it is actually different to the ones in the US.
Yeah I got on and off it quite a few times, the side stand didn't retract once.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:34 PM   #321
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Yeah I got on and off it quite a few times, the side stand didn't retract once.
Same here.
I think the problem with it is that it doesn't extend very far in front of vertical so it will be easy for the bike to move a little forward and then have the stand retract. I suspect 10 seconds with a grinder on the stop will probably solve things.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:34 PM   #322
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I've heard a rumour dealers have to purchase a 'diagnostic pack' to sell the terra/strada and some husky dealers may not take it on
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:45 PM   #323
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Them Huskies are all right

Huskys are not bad to look at ..


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Old 11-28-2012, 10:39 PM   #324
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Good thing she's wearing appropriate gloves and boots, otherwise she might have got hurt!

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:31 AM   #325
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^^^ Gee... the pipe's a bit rusty...
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:58 AM   #327
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Huskys are not bad to look at ..


Typical Husky, soft rear end!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:11 AM   #328
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And Troy is looking at the exhaust pipe....

Everyone knows a supple, well damped back end is more important than pipe bling.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:39 AM   #329
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Good thing she's wearing appropriate gloves and boots, otherwise she might have got hurt!

Cheers, badmanners.
Word was she sustained a nasty gash.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:47 AM   #330
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