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Old 11-26-2012, 09:38 PM   #991
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I just ordered a Cee Baileys "Baja" windscreen for my new Terra. http://www.ceebaileys.com/baja_design/index.html Looks like it should fit up just fine, maybe with some light trim work at the bottom to fit the Husky light. I ordered it without holes so that I can drill my own. It appears to be about the same height as BigDogs, and has the turned up lip at the top to divert air from your helmet. Hope it works and I will post pics when it comes in and gets mounted.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:50 PM   #992
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The Terras STILL have not arrived at my dealer, or even any on the east coast that I've seen.
I put a deposit on mine about a month ago and have just been sitting around, waiting. There's was rumor that they'd arrive the second week of November, which is realistically the third week. In the third week now and no word from my dealer, whom said they would call/email if they got a tracking number on the shipment.
Don't know if the next shipment of Husky's has arrived yet. When my local Pacific Northwest Husky rep dropped off his demo bike at my house for a few hours on 11/11 he said there were 90 units of Terra/Strada on a boat still in transit. It's been a couple of weeks, so they should be getting to dealers.

BTW, I really liked the bike and test rode it for several hours, mostly focusing on the main uses BigDog mentions, and that is a very capable and smooth "dirt looking" thumper on the street. It is more than adequate for the type of offroading most ADV riders will do, namely mild to moderate gravel and dirt roads/two-track. With a capable rider and a bit of suspension work it could easily be ridden on mild to moderate single trail. It seems folks have a short memory of how bikes were 20 and even 30 years ago... not nearly as capable as this "street" dual sport TR is, and people then rode those old heavy beasts (like my XT500 in the late 70's and XR500 in early 80's) in very hard terrain, dunes, technical trails, etc. We're just super spoiled these days with so much choice and super light, powerful and trick bikes available to compare to.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:09 PM   #993
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i was looking at bikes we don't see in the US and saw a picture of the Brazilian only Honda XRE300 that was released a few years ago.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472034
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_XRE300
and it struck me how similar these bikes look.

did husky designers draw any inspiration from the XRE?


What do you mean it's not like they are both red!

Still waiting for the bike to show up at dealers in Canada...or actually BC!

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:03 AM   #994
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I just ordered a Cee Baileys "Baja" windscreen for my new Terra. http://www.ceebaileys.com/baja_design/index.html Looks like it should fit up just fine, maybe with some light trim work at the bottom to fit the Husky light. I ordered it without holes so that I can drill my own. It appears to be about the same height as BigDogs, and has the turned up lip at the top to divert air from your helmet. Hope it works and I will post pics when it comes in and gets mounted.
blaisew- I have the Cee-Bailey on my little wr250r. It has that little flip on top too. It works really great for me. I bought a KTM 690 and mounted their touring screen, which is about the same size. It doesn't work as well as the Cee-Bailey, though. Post up pics when you get it mounted.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:04 AM   #995
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RE toolkit

Looks like T50 is the largest torx bolt on the machine.
My little combo set only goes to 40 so I ordered some L shaped ones from McMaster Carr for the onboard toolkit.
Don't know my torx sizes real well so I ordered all the way to 60.
Nothing wrong with a coupla extra tools. Gonna be a helluva auction at my place one of these days.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:11 AM   #996
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2 weeks till they are for sale down under. Holidays booked, luggage loops ready to go on - we just need the weather to cool down a tad.

After how many miles is the first service due? and

What does it entail?
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:07 AM   #997
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I never change oil filters every oil change------that too is a waste of time and money.
For no more than a filter costs, I can't imagine not doing that. I look at filter money as insurance, since I want more oil going through the element than the bypass valve. Please, don't tell me you use Hi-Flo filters.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:09 AM   #998
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valve adj. intervals

Never have figured out how Yamaha gets away with 26K mile checks.That is double and triple the interval for eveyone else.One reason to like Yamaha.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:27 AM   #999
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I pick mine up this saturday or tuesday..hooray!
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:11 AM   #1000
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Please, don't tell me you use Hi-Flo filters.


O-my-God what have I been doing!? I've been using HI-Flo filters on dozens of bikes for thousands of miles. I'm so lucky I've never had an oil flow related problem yet but my time is coming.... I'm rolling the dice.... poking the bear with a stick...... playing with matches.......... running with scissors... etc.

Pray for me....


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Old 11-29-2012, 10:52 AM   #1001
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For no more than a filter costs, I can't imagine not doing that. I look at filter money as insurance, since I want more oil going through the element than the bypass valve. Please, don't tell me you use Hi-Flo filters.

How about explaining about the Hi-Flo filters, do you see a problem in using them?
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:48 PM   #1002
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Used HiFlo and Rotella for years on several bikes, not the place for this garbage.

Back on track, how many miles are on the Husky BigDog? I looked at some larger ADV bikes this weekend and I can not justify the pricetag, so I am back to looking at new/reliable dual sports and the Italian KLR sounds very promising, just wish Hall's was closer than 4 hours away
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:22 PM   #1003
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Hi 30Bones------------I've got about 2,500 miles on it so far. Oh--heck 4 hrs. ain't so far---------you'll not need to go back anyway after you buy it

The Husky skidplate is on it's way to my house------I'll post it up when I get it mounted-------the Motoportz one has been promised some time ago but has never appeared--------so I just went with the Husky one--------should have it on tomorrow as a matter of fact--------expensive booger------I got 20% off and I think it still was $165 or something like that---I forgot exactly. I've never seen it-----hope I like it.

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Old 11-29-2012, 01:44 PM   #1004
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Seems like you could just get some plastic spacers from the hardware store to lift it off a bit and allow some airflow under the screen. Sort of a poor man's Madstad bracket.
You can also cut small lengths off your neighbours garden hose.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:56 PM   #1005
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you can see a pic of the skid plate here. not on the bike but it looks large enough. http://husqvarna-motorcyclesna.com/i...ochure_fnl.pdf
Here is a pic of it on the bike

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