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Old 03-31-2013, 09:38 AM   #2251
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They have all kinds, sizes, and alloys. They will sell you 3'or 300'. They are quick to ship it too.
Ah, very good. What diameter/thickness tubing did you use? In the past I've bought some from a local wholesale supply dealer but he's reluctant to sell to the general public and he just acts like a real dick. Very hard for me to deal with him. I'm glad to find another source. Thanks.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:49 AM   #2252
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I've only got about 60 miles or so on The Terra so far and the jury is still out on it. Some things I like very much but I have a long way to go to get it set up right for me. I've got some goodies on order and we'll see how it all comes together. I haven't decided yet if I'll take it on the SBR or just use the trusty old KLR.
Other than personal set up I think the Terra needs more gas on board, a good set of tires, a skid plate and some crash bars to protect the radiator. I am waiting on SW-Motech crash bars and skid plate.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:36 AM   #2253
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Sounds like we're about at the same stage William. I'm waiting on crash bars and a skid plate too. I put on hand guards and replaced the shift lever a couple of days ago. Currently working on a fuze block install. Speaking of additional fuel, I really like that aux tank that Gary made for his BMW. Seems like if the husky could work with a single exhaust then a tank like Gary's could fit nicely in place of the other muffler. Ah, but I'm thinking way ahead.
I went for a spin and just came home for lunch. Got a little over a hunert miles on her now. Gotta go back out again and get some more.
Hope to see you on down the road, and for what it's worth, I don't care much for mud either!
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:12 AM   #2254
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Sounds like we're about at the same stage William. I'm waiting on crash bars and a skid plate too. I put on hand guards and replaced the shift lever a couple of days ago. Currently working on a fuze block install. Speaking of additional fuel, I really like that aux tank that Gary made for his BMW. Seems like if the husky could work with a single exhaust then a tank like Gary's could fit nicely in place of the other muffler. Ah, but I'm thinking way ahead.
I went for a spin and just came home for lunch. Got a little over a hunert miles on her now. Gotta go back out again and get some more.
Hope to see you on down the road, and for what it's worth, I don't care much for mud either!
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After looking at what Gary is doing for his Alaska trip I went with a Roto-Pax one gallon container on a Touratech rear rack. That should work until Safari Fuel Tanks come out with their 25L fuel tank.

I got lazy and used an Eastern Beaver 3 circuit fuse block to wire the Terra. He makes good stuff.

What shift lever do you go with?
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:16 AM   #2255
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After looking at what Gary is doing for his Alaska trip I went with a Roto-Pax one gallon container on a Touratech rear rack. That should work until Safari Fuel Tanks come out with their 25L fuel tank.

I got lazy and used an Eastern Beaver 3 circuit fuse block to wire the Terra. He makes good stuff.

What shift lever do you go with?
Are you coming up to Alaska?
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #2256
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Hello all. Have even actively reading posts of the last year or so and find that some of you are not too far away from me.

I have been riding for 25 years, did tons of touring (Conours owner for years), got into road racing back in 2004 til now (still racing) and got off the street.

Picked up a XR 400 and was able to get it street titled/plated and I think I have discovered the next chapter in riding for me. I am really enjoying buzzing around the backroads near me in Salem IL (Marion, Fayette, Clinton Co so far).

Trying to deck out the XR a bit without going totally stupid just yet. Conti TKC80s, rear rack, bark busters and skid plate for now.

Just trying to have fun with it, which I am.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:58 PM   #2257
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After looking at what Gary is doing for his Alaska trip I went with a Roto-Pax one gallon container on a Touratech rear rack. That should work until Safari Fuel Tanks come out with their 25L fuel tank.

I got lazy and used an Eastern Beaver 3 circuit fuse block to wire the Terra. He makes good stuff.

What shift lever do you go with?
I had ordered a Centech AP-2 fuse block because it offered a lot of circuits, both switched and unswitched, actually much more than I need. Unfortunately I found no place to mount the darn thing, just not enough room under the seat even after removing the tool kit. I think that Eastern Beaver 3 looks like a good option and I believe I'll order one. Looks like there should be various mounting options with that one. I'll control it with a relay and then run a separate unswitched circuit with fuse for GPS and charger. Thanks for the idea.

I went with the IMS folding shifter made for a Yamaha. It sticks out a little further than stock but I think it will work out OK. A 15 tooth counter sprocket from Tourtech showed up in the big brown truck today. :) I probably won't put it on for a while but I'm looking forward to a shorter 1st gear.

I agree that Roto-Pax option looks like the best thing out there right now and I'm tempted to order it but I don't have any rides planned right now that would require the extra miles so I should probably hold off on that for a while. I'll have to check out that rear rack from Tourtech. Does it simply attach to the existing rack or does it have replacement brackets? I would like to stay with the stock rack if I can but I just don't know if it has the strength and surface area that I'll need.

It's a lot of work to get a new bike set up right but I guess that's supposed to be part of the fun, huh?
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:03 PM   #2258
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Hello all. Have even actively reading posts of the last year or so and find that some of you are not too far away from me.

I have been riding for 25 years, did tons of touring (Conours owner for years), got into road racing back in 2004 til now (still racing) and got off the street.

Picked up a XR 400 and was able to get it street titled/plated and I think I have discovered the next chapter in riding for me. I am really enjoying buzzing around the backroads near me in Salem IL (Marion, Fayette, Clinton Co so far).

Trying to deck out the XR a bit without going totally stupid just yet. Conti TKC80s, rear rack, bark busters and skid plate for now.

Just trying to have fun with it, which I am.
Welcome Mark. I had a couple of Connies myself and got a lot of smiles from them. I'll bet that XR is a blast to ride.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:11 PM   #2259
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Welcome Mark. I had a couple of Connies myself and got a lot of smiles from them. I'll bet that XR is a blast to ride.
Thanks Jeff! Yep the XR is a hoot. Nothing this slow and underpowered should be this much fun
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:58 PM   #2260
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Are you coming up to Alaska?
Not this year.

Are you up there now?
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:23 PM   #2261
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Fuses, switches, racks, cargo? Just get on the damn thing, push the button and ride it like you stole it.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:25 PM   #2262
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:35 PM   #2263
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:20 PM   #2264
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950SE riders got it going on.

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Old 04-01-2013, 04:34 PM   #2265
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