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Old 01-13-2013, 07:31 PM   #136
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The happy bike is broke....


Found this while washing the mud off after todays ride.I can only assume the light and fender have been vibrating until this happened.As far as I know its never been dropped or hit,however....over half of its 1400 miles have been on rough rocky roads.

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I saw a rear fender problem coming not long after owning the bike.

The rear fender and license plate are really hanging down and flopped around a lot on rough terrain.
Kind of seems it might break off eventually. So I completely removed this metal bracket which is much heavier than it looks.
It was acting like a huge weight at the bottom of a pendulum.








I just drilled some holes above the old mounting as high as I could and fastened with wire ties.
They will hold till the cows come home--according to my dad---that's a very long time.
I've been using wire ties to mount license plates on my extreme offroad bikes for years----never had one come off.

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Old 01-13-2013, 10:11 PM   #137
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http://www.rg-racing.com/browseBike/.../LP0129BK.aspx

Found this recently. They have many US didistributors.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:30 PM   #138
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http://www.rg-racing.com/browseBike/.../LP0129BK.aspx

Found this recently. They have many US didistributors.
Likey but Pricey.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:37 PM   #139
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B&B are making a bash plate now.
http://www.bboffroad.com.au/new_page_1.htm

I've now got bark busters but kept the weights.

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Old 01-14-2013, 02:37 AM   #140
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I've now got bark busters but kept the weights.
Can you show some pictures of barkbusters mounted on your bike, please ?
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:19 AM   #141
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Can you show some pictures of barkbusters mounted on your bike, please ?

If davor doesn't have any-----I've got some.

Cycra Pro-Bend Handguards It seems to always take a little bending of the thick aluminum to make them fit---but I always get it done. It helps to heat the aluminum a bit-----not too hot---when bending. I had to cut the ball end of the clutch and brake levers off to make it all work.














You have the option to attach these to the handlebars---------I never do that.
There's just not much room there sometimes and this is so much better.
When you order these you have to decide which mount to order---this is the side triple tree mount.
Some bikes would mount to the front of the triple tree---and then you have the handlebar option and you'll need to
specify the diameter of your bars when ordering.
I had to use longer bolts to attach this to the triple tree as these side mounts are very thick.







Then later on I mounted high powered LED lights to the handguards---these make daylight out of dark.







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Old 01-14-2013, 09:05 AM   #142
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Very nice BDA! I did not know they offered those triple mount attachments, thank you for posting!

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Old 01-14-2013, 01:27 PM   #143
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B&B are making a bash plate now.
I was told that they were taking the bike I test rode for measurements in early January. They were also going to look at radiator guards.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:45 PM   #144
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Just went out to wash my bike and find broken plastic like big-t.







I think I'm at least 90% pavement, 2112 miles on the bike. The off pavement I've done is gravel roads, nothing serious.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:08 PM   #145
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Just had a ring from B+B to confirm that they have their TR650 parts ready to go.
They have the following;

Bash plate
Rear rack
Master cylinder cover (rear presumably)
Rear disc protector

They are taking orders now and products should be available in about a week.

There are issues with a radiator guard as we know. they are looking at relocating or modifying the front mud guard to see if they can create enough room behind it to mount a radiator guard.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:09 PM   #146
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Just went out to wash my bike and find broken plastic like big-t.

I think I'm at least 90% pavement, 2112 miles on the bike. The off pavement I've done is gravel roads, nothing serious.

This is starting to be a worrying trend.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:31 AM   #147
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Can you show some pictures of barkbusters mounted on your bike, please ?


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Old 01-15-2013, 08:29 AM   #148
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Just had a ring from B+B to confirm that they have their TR650 parts ready to go.
They have the following;

Bash plate
Rear rack
Master cylinder cover (rear presumably)
Rear disc protector

They are taking orders now and products should be available in about a week.

There are issues with a radiator guard as we know. they are looking at relocating or modifying the front mud guard to see if they can create enough room behind it to mount a radiator guard.
Me too....

Bashplate $245
Master cylinder guard $38
Rear Luggage Plate $90
Rear disc guard $55

These should be ready to go by middle of next week

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Old 01-15-2013, 08:35 AM   #149
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This is starting to be a worrying trend.
X2....gonna just invest the $$$$ for the RG Racing Tidy Tail and worry about it. I haven't seen US pricing yet, but on their site it comes upp to ~$170USD after shipping from UK. I imagine the US distributors are going to be about the same cost
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:29 AM   #150
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Broken rear fenders...

Regarding the rear fender breaking, the problem is poor design IMO. You cannot expect the brittle plastic used for the assembly to be adequate for load bearing over time. Bigdog... check out the WR250R assembly for comparison, they use a steel brace that is bolted directly to the frame. The Terra is a great bike, but there are at least three areas that are clearly under-engineered compared to most modern bikes - the footpeg/kickstand/rear-brake assemblies and that rear fender. I doesn't look like an aftermarket fender would be easy to make either. I too dropped the license plate bracket, but I'm not confident that will do the trick in the long run - and I still want the reflectors that are now missing.
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