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Old 12-24-2012, 04:14 AM   #481
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2.5 litres, so DRF achieved 283kms on 11.5 litres which is a lot better than the 630 can do. Having said that, DRF may be taking it a little easy during the run-in period.

My 630's economy deteriorated markedly after run in, due to being able to use full throttle and addition of JD EFI kit. On its best day I'd be very lucky to get 200kms from it's 12 litres, & that'd be moderate throttle & open cruising. I have hit reserve (10 of 12 litres) as low as 140kms.

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I reckon that economy will be pretty standard. You have to be really caning it to do worse then 20km/L with the FI Rotax on the X-Challenge.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:49 PM   #482
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I tried to hit the roughest bits on Captains Flat Rd but could not shake it off line.



Slim with a big plastic rack - for a plastic rack it seems pretty solid.



I can find 3 possibly 4 potential mount points on both sides of the bike for pannier racks -2 off the rack and 2 off the pillion pegs / steel mount. It has a steel subframe and swingarm (some people think that this is a bad thing).
Hey DRF - had a ride of Gregs Demo yesterday and was quite impressed with it. Seems like a good package. The factory panniers are the new givi Trekka jobbies. Just my thoughts but if after pannier frames, get the givi frames, then remove the top and the bottom mounting bits and you have a flat pannier frame to strap on soft panniers. Have done this with my strom and it works well. Best of both worlds as I can quickly re attach the mounting hardware and fit the hard panniers for two up touring.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:00 PM   #483
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Done a bit of touring... Got a solution in mind to fabricate a mount need to turn up some sacers to keep the rack and look - I want to swap panneirs between my bikes - less unpacking (soft/hard luggage) I don't think the Terra is a two up bike - at least for any great distance (younger folk might disagee).

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Old 12-24-2012, 10:29 PM   #484
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Hey DRF - had a ride of Gregs Demo yesterday and was quite impressed with it. Seems like a good package. The factory panniers are the new givi Trekka jobbies. Just my thoughts but if after pannier frames, get the givi frames, then remove the top and the bottom mounting bits and you have a flat pannier frame to strap on soft panniers. Have done this with my strom and it works well. Best of both worlds as I can quickly re attach the mounting hardware and fit the hard panniers for two up touring.

Teasing yourself again Doug????

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Old 12-25-2012, 12:28 AM   #485
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:42 PM   #486
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no just curious, Greg offered, I couldn't say no.

DRF, fair enough was just an idea. Full of ideas - some good, some well you know.
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:28 PM   #487
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When just cruising behind other guys I quite often got 360-370ks out the 16litres in my Dakar, bloody impressive mileage.

These Rotax engines are phenominal on fuel.

A while back, the group I was riding with up north was so slow that between naps I had to drain fuel out of my F8GS tank because it was producing its own and over-flowing!!
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:12 PM   #488
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Had a look down the steerer tube and i think i can see where water grit etc can get in.Had a bit of dirt down there.




Bit of a design fault on the 630.Just replace the bearings and it'll happen again.
The slot isn't needed for the steering lock on the te so i'm guessing the triples are left overs from another model.Probably fill the slot and run a couple of plugs to stop anything entering.

Does the terra run the same setup?
Appologies to the 650 thread, but curiousity had me check some pics i took when playing with the 610. I have had no issue with steering head bearings. Looks to be a similar set up Will. They even went to the trouble of deburring the hole on the 630


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Old 12-25-2012, 11:13 PM   #489
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Standard gearing 5,500 rpm is bang on 140kph.

Still very impressed with the silky smooth flexible engine.

When out for an hour today.






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Old 12-26-2012, 02:03 AM   #490
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Appologies to the 650 thread, but curiousity had me check some pics i took when playing with the 610. I have had no issue with steering head bearings. Looks to be a similar set up Will. They even went to the trouble of deburring the hole on the 630
doug i've posted this phenomenon over in the 610 thread

so the mighty 650 can get on with business without the old bikes
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:38 AM   #491
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What do you think Will, have you had a chance to test ride or look at one at Caboolture yet?

Tossing up whether it could replace the Tranny or not?
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:03 AM   #492
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What do you think Will, have you had a chance to test ride or look at one at Caboolture yet?

Tossing up whether it could replace the Tranny or not?
Not yet , got me 6000 service coming up
I'll have a looksy then
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:29 PM   #493
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For those in Perth, Peter @ T4B has just had 2 Terra's come in.
Not licensed yet though.

One of them is mine
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:09 PM   #494
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Yes, I had a close look at one of them. Not bad... would be a bit low for me though.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:27 PM   #495
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Stopped by for a look this morning, I like it a LOT, as I want 2, 1 for me and 1 for Dremented, we may have to wait till Feb. pete is goung to see what he can do next week.
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