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Old 04-07-2013, 02:58 PM   #1891
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This threads been moving too slow, I got bored.

Anyway, kdennan, Twisted throttle sells 20mm handlebar risers and claims that you don't need an extended brake line for them so they're a good bit cheaper. would I regret not paying for the extra 14mm? I'm 5'11".
I'm just about 6' and find that I can just about stand perfectly upright with the 34mm risers. Any less would not be much help imop.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:33 PM   #1892
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You don't need the extended brake line for the 34mm risers. I've been running them for almost a year now without any issue.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:44 PM   #1893
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Next year I am definitely throwing in the Ohlins shock.
Do they make any that fit? I emailed them and was told no...

Dose any one make a serviceable shock for the Sertao?
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:37 PM   #1894
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You don't need the extended brake line for the 34mm risers. I've been running them for almost a year now without any issue.
Even with the front wheel off the ground and forks at full extension?

(Stump jumping and such ..etc)
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:00 PM   #1895
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Back on the Sertao

A hearty greeting fellow Sertao riders! It's great to see this thread alive and well. I am starting my riding year out on my '12 Sertao, as of today 8700 miles done 50/50 street/dirt. Some pics to follow. http://drcornelius.smugmug.com/Motor...motopics/26306
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:55 PM   #1896
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Even with the front wheel off the ground and forks at full extension?

(Stump jumping and such ..etc)
I've had the front wheel off the ground 50+ times and haven't run in to a problem.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:24 PM   #1897
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You don't need the extended brake line for the 34mm risers. I've been running them for almost a year now without any issue.
Which risers are you referring to please (make etc)? I am currently shopping risers. Thanks

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:36 PM   #1898
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I've had the front wheel off the ground 50+ times and haven't run in to a problem.

Well alrighty then !
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:45 PM   #1899
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Touratech risers. I spoke to someone at TT before I ordered mine and they advised me to install with the stock cable and order the extended cable if I needed to. The only issue I ran in to was the throttle cable catching on something which would cause the bike to rev when the handle bars were turned full to the right. A couple of strategically placed zip ties took care of it.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:28 PM   #1900
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A couple of strategically placed zip ties took care of it.
Could you get a picture of those?
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:29 PM   #1901
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Love this thread. I've been going back and forth between Sertao or Terra.
Down here, they both are similarly priced. To me, the biggest advantage Sertao has over Terra is it can use regular gasoline.... Anybody knows a link where I can read some head-to-head comparison between the two bikes?
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:49 AM   #1902
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I'll try to get a pic up tonight, Poznos.

Here's a comparison between to two 650s..

http://www.powersportstv.com/compare...0+GS+Sertao_4/

The Sertao also has:
+BMW Roadside Assistance (has come in handy a few times in my year of ownership)
+Under seat gas tank
-Crap front fender
+/-Standard ABS

I'm sure some other inmates can chime in with more.

Edit: I just noticed that comparison has the Husky's curb weight, not its dry weight listed. The Sertao is not 20 lbs lighter than the Terra, but 20 lbs heavier...

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Old 04-08-2013, 06:06 AM   #1903
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Engine #

Desert Dav I hope this helps but I had to lay down in the floor (i'm getting older and my knees don't work like they used to) and look at the rear of the engine. On the lower part of the engine a couple inchs behind the shifter really tucked up there is the #. Nothing has to be removed but it is hard to find and hard to see. Just be convinced it is there and you'll find it.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:36 AM   #1904
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I'll try to get a pic up tonight, Poznos.

Here's a comparison between to two 650s..

The Sertao also has:
+BMW Roadside Assistance (has come in handy a few times in my year of ownership)
+Under seat gas tank
-Crap front fender
+/-Standard ABS
The Terra is a great bike. Honestly, it's bang for the buck. USD forks, 18" rear, etc. It's about about $1600 difference which goes along way when you start adding farkles. It's doesnt have ABS, which was not my selling point when buying my Sert. This is my first ABS bike so I can honestly live w/o it if I had to. But the 3yr warrenty, and dealer support was what sold me the bike. Husqurvana was just brought by KTM, things are not so pretty and they might be done w/ the bike leaving it an orphan. Plus side is that the dealers are getting rid of them quick and cheap. There are still farkles out there and alot of the Dakar/Sert mod's also work on the Terra. Just my 2c... Ride both and pic wisely.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:50 PM   #1905
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Have any of you installed a GPS unit on your Sertao? Just wondering difficult it is to get it all wired up. I have zero experience with electrical of any sort.

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