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Old 01-31-2013, 03:13 AM   #571
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:22 AM   #572
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Hmmm but I keep on thinking orange
So buy an orange T-shirt to wear under your bike gear.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:34 AM   #573
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You and your chubby new little itiliano mate seem to be getting along famously DRF...
out and about all over the joint here and there... you seem to be revelling in it... how many kilometrico's now?

Nice neat litte screen on there now as well... stylish!



Other than the few extra kilo's and the seat form (that a personal taste thing of mine), you know this new Husky is winning quite a few
fans as a genuine "dual sport" (soft offroad) alternative... seem's that they (Husky) may have kicked a goal with this one...
especially now that there are some aftermarket bits (bashplates, tanks, racks etc.) coming down through the pipeline...

It will be interesting to see what (if) Mr Pierer does acquire the Husqvarna name, what direction he takes it?
I like the Nuda platform potential since I saw it... and these new 650's have been acquiring a following.
I have been a bit critical of KTM watering down their offerings over the last 5 years... but maybe it wasn't his doing...
the indians? the bean counters? The Husky acquisition by Pierers group (if it goes through) may well be a forum for them to build
some offroad/dualsport/play bikes with some passion in them again?

(Please, please uncle Stefan... promise to make a true 170 kg red SuperEnduro based around the Nuda 900 RR engine as a power plant...?! ).

You are so much the vanguard DRF...


What ya' got planned for yours next...?
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:57 AM   #574
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hunted around a bit for weight reduction mods for the TR650 and it mainly seems to be:
- save a few kg replacing the stock battery with one of those new hi tech ones
- convert to a single exhaust
- chop off the rear peg brackets if you are really desperate.

anyone heard of anything else? just tossing up between this and a DR650SE (again) for my next adv bike and the DR having almost 20kg less lard is a big selling point....
Exhaust and wheels are where most of the weight cuts can be done.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:48 PM   #575
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Is there anything complicated in the servicing of these Chinese BMW Rotax motors?
A friend recently had his Dakar 650 serviced at the Local BMW dealer for a cost of $450.
This seems exorbitant for a single 650 when the Suzuki dealer in the next town does a full service on a DR 650 including valves for less than $150.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:03 PM   #576
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Is there anything complicated in the servicing of these Chinese BMW Rotax motors?
A friend recently had his Dakar 650 serviced at the Local BMW dealer for a cost of $450.
This seems exorbitant for a single 650 when the Suzuki dealer in the next town does a full service on a DR 650 including valves for less than $150.
I've highlighted your problem.


Service intervals on them are supposed to be 10k km (about double what the Jap single cylinders are), 3k for heavy use. I personally would still change it every 5k because they use a wet clutch (unlike the big GS... up till now).

I can't find a maintenance schedule, but it will be the same as the GS650.
http://www.bmwgsclub.nl/schematics/F...20Schedule.pdf
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:12 PM   #577
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I wonder what will happen to this now that KTM is taking over Husky.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:01 AM   #578
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I wonder what will happen to this now that KTM is taking over Husky.

From my experience with KTM here, it will mean they don't carry many parts, they only place parts orders when there are enough parts to warrant it, they don't ring you back as promised if said part does or does not come in. I could go on!
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:43 AM   #579
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So buy an orange T-shirt to wear under your bike gear.
Never know might do that already Have the KTM notebook!
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:24 PM   #580
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:25 PM   #581
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Off to the Karuah River Rally next weekend.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:48 AM   #582
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Off to the Karuah River Rally next weekend.
When are you heading up Dave?
There will be quite a few of us up there on Friday night.
Not able to obtain stickers unfortunately.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:12 PM   #583
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I had a look at one on the weekend.
Unfortunately it didn't grab me like I thought it would.
The wings sticking out in the tank area look pretty vulnerable as does the dodgy looking gear lever.
It did look like there was plenty of grease in the swingarm rocker pivots and no doubt the motor and suspension would be a step up from the DR but I think I will keep the DR a bit longer and live in hope that the next generation is a bit more refined and has a bigger tank. At least the price is competitive.
Maybe the new Husky owners will take it to another level.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:58 AM   #584
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Anyone had a look at crash bars for the TR? A fella on Cafehusky went down, broke the side shroud which is plastic and also mounts the radiator. This is a problem as the radiator was no longer supported on the left hand side.

Would GS crash bars work? Anyone else working on a set? I know I dropped my DR on slippery clay and it worries me a little to think that a simple drop could do that much damage.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:43 PM   #585
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There is a new one in town.....

c'mon mate post pics









or better still bring it around and i'll make sure it's not a dud
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