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Old 09-17-2013, 10:32 PM   #721
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I can't imagine why I'd fit a larger tank. I just did 850 k in a day from Wollongong back to Melbourne and the seat, even with a sheepskin thrown on, wasn't a pleasure at the end, or the middle. But, I took 2 days to get there thru the hills and on a well paced day, the whole bike as a package was a pleasure.

How crashworthy are Safari tanks normally. From the photo, it appears to protect the radiator so I could justify a bigger tank because it would 'save' me money on not needing crashbars.
I have dumped my safari tank twice at speed. First time the left side tank mount broke ( the suzuki part). The second time was at about 80 kph and it didn't break anything , but severely scratched. I t still held fuel on a 3300 km ride after crash two.
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:23 AM   #722
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I can't imagine why I'd fit a larger tank. I just did 850 k in a day from Wollongong back to Melbourne and the seat, even with a sheepskin thrown on, wasn't a pleasure at the end, or the middle. But, I took 2 days to get there thru the hills and on a well paced day, the whole bike as a package was a pleasure.

How crashworthy are Safari tanks normally. From the photo, it appears to protect the radiator so I could justify a bigger tank because it would 'save' me money on not needing crashbars.
Dont be fooled by the badge, its a Safari tank after a 20metre slide on black top down Cunnignhams Gap.
Amazing the bike didnt catch fire as sparks were flying off the peg and fuel pouring out of that gash
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:02 AM   #723
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I can't imagine why I'd fit a larger tank. I
For me it's Tanami next year for the OCR - still thinking I might be able to do without the new tank - dunno bit of a gap out there between top ups. A 320 k range is ok out east but... Still plenty of time to think about it.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:24 PM   #724
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Hi Dave,

you need an offroad trailer to tow behind the terra.

I can lend you one if need be

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Old 09-20-2013, 12:39 AM   #725
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Hi Dave,

you need an offroad trailer to tow behind the terra.

I can lend you one if need be

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Thanks for the kind offer Gaz, on this occasion I will decline - Those Tiges eh!
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:12 PM   #726
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Looks like Husky is running out of new Terras for sale according to the local bike shop (A1) but plenty of Stradas available into the future.

What are the differences between the two apart from wheels, front mudguard and ABS? Are there any internal suspension changes?

At $7995 + ORC the Strada could be the basis for a decent budget softroader.
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:24 PM   #727
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Looks like Husky is running out of new Terras for sale according to the local bike shop (A1) but plenty of Stradas available into the future.

What are the differences between the two apart from wheels, front mudguard and ABS? Are there any internal suspension changes?

At $7995 + ORC the Strada could be the basis for a decent budget softroader.
Well October is the release date for the new bikes from Husaberg/Husky. I wonder if the Terra and Strada will make it.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:12 PM   #728
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For some reason, I thought the standard tank was 16l. The last two fills on my weekend away were 14.5l so fortunately for me, it's a generous 14l tank. I was filling it right to the lid, but even so, I can't imagine the spout hold 500ml.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:17 PM   #729
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For some reason, I thought the standard tank was 16l. The last two fills on my weekend away were 14.5l so fortunately for me, it's a generous 14l tank. I was filling it right to the lid, but even so, I can't imagine the spout hold 500ml.
... or your local servo needs its pumps recalibrating.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:34 AM   #730
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Plenty about to spend your hard earned on at the moment.

Safari Tank, Uni Filter, Exhausts ...

I just fitted the GPR Single System with a black can... I like it



My wife said "That's an expensive way to clean your exhaust!" & walked off. I hope she's out when the other goodies I have on order come in.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:43 AM   #731
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Well, no demo Terras in Melbourne so it seems, so I took the Strada for a ride out through the eastern suburbs today. :) - no opportunity to try it in the dirt unfortunately.

Lovely handling, easy to toss around and great turning circle, ergonomics are excellent except for the stupid "horn above indicators" a la BMW, brakes have plenty of bite and engine has heaps of high end pull (hit 4.5k and it just takes off, making my KLR look exceedingly anaemic) BUT sadly below that it is has very little grunt and is constantly stumbling - fueling issues seem to be a major problem, how addressable are these? On top of that I burnt my left calf on the stupidly hot exhaust guard and had the whole of my left leg suitably roasted by the heat from the fan when sitting waiting for the lights to change in Ringwood.

Much as I would like to make the financial investment, I can see myself quickly regretting the pain and trouble I will need to emotionally invest in sorting the bike.

At this time, the $10,900 rideaway on the Sertao is looking like a real bargain.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:47 PM   #732
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Nup. got a mate who works for safari - I'll ask him.
Was just reading a report with Lance Turnley and Robin Box in Trailzone about the tank. 32ltr, 2 piece tanks, approx 670klm range, nice.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:22 PM   #733
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I just had my Terra serviced, they said there was a fuel injection software upgrade which was meant to solve the issue of stumbling just off idle. It did, I'm happy. My dealer (city edge in Footscray) still has a Terrra left, don't know if it's his demo though.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:36 PM   #734
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Time for a thread bump. With 29k on the odo, it was time for a front sprocket change. The original was showing signs of tooth curl…



I've now gone for a 15T Esjot sprocket from Metalgear (t/s F650GS 99-07) and I reckon it's a good change to make.
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:16 PM   #735
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29 K that is a good effort.
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