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Old 02-03-2013, 09:35 PM   #1771
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anything less than a free part for you is a rip off. that's how it works.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:36 PM   #1772
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No shit!
This thread could now suck-start a Harley.


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Old 02-03-2013, 09:44 PM   #1773
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No shit!
This thread could now suck-start a Harley.

In an attempt.to change direction, I could only get 2.4 gals in the tank with 140 miles on the trip meter last fillup. I think that's 58 mpg. Gotta 're-check that but if true that's pretty close to a 200 miles range.
Discuss.
That would be 58.333 mpg's. And anyone who says .333 doesn't matter has never had to push a bike .333 miles.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:39 PM   #1774
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That would be 58.333 mpg's. And anyone who says .333 doesn't matter has never had to push a bike .333 miles.
Up a hill...in the rain....after 10pm.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:00 AM   #1775
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Off topic but I pushed 11 KM a month ago.... I really do believe though that pushing a vehicle is one of the best total body workouts if you can't squeeze in time at the gym... that's not to say I did it on purpose; that was just the bs I used to encourage myself in the middle of the night!
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:06 AM   #1776
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small gas tank, skinny thin seat, hmmm- im not sold.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:32 AM   #1777
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small gas tank, skinny thin seat, hmmm- im not sold.
Good, that will make it easier for some one else to get one.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:26 AM   #1778
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Now what?

I was trying to decide between a DR or Sertao for a TAT/highway mount but read a review of the Terra in MCN. All three bikes have sub-35" seat heights enabling me to stay upright when going slow through the rough stuff, but the 48 rear-wheel HP, 400 watt alternator and $7K price was enough to get me interested in the Husky. Then I hear the news about the KTM CEO buying Husky and saying BMW was taking the company in the wrong direction. Am I off-base when I start thinking the Terra model is what he is referring to? Also, my local BMW dealer is the only Husky dealer for 180 miles, and it appears they are going to drop the brand. They dropped KTM a couple years ago. I guess I'm back to the DR or Sertao.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:08 AM   #1779
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small gas tank, skinny thin seat, hmmm- im not sold.
Skinny seat? Jeez! How wide is your ass?
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:33 AM   #1780
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Also, my local BMW dealer is the only Husky dealer for 180 miles, and it appears they are going to drop the brand.
I wouldn't let that stop me. I have Triumph dealers closer, but, I choose to patronize one that's about ~200 miles away. If I need parts, I just call and have 'em shipped. For service (valves are the only thing I don't do), I make an appointment and haul the bike. Not a big deal, as I enjoy BS-ing with the guys, while I wait.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:34 AM   #1781
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:26 AM   #1782
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I wouldn't let that stop me. I have Triumph dealers closer, but, I choose to patronize one that's about ~200 miles away. If I need parts, I just call and have 'em shipped. For service (valves are the only thing I don't do), I make an appointment and haul the bike. Not a big deal, as I enjoy BS-ing with the guys, while I wait.

I wouldn't on a used bike out of warranty. I do most of the maintenance on my bikes, anyway. But a new bike, especially the first model year? 360-mile round trips for the 600-mile first service, and any warrranty claims that come up, might get a little tiresome, especially with local Beemer and Japanese dealers a few miles from my house. BTW, what is the warranty on the Terra?
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:31 AM   #1783
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I was trying to decide between a DR or Sertao for a TAT/highway mount but read a review of the Terra in MCN. All three bikes have sub-35" seat heights enabling me to stay upright when going slow through the rough stuff, but the 48 rear-wheel HP, 400 watt alternator and $7K price was enough to get me interested in the Husky. Then I hear the news about the KTM CEO buying Husky and saying BMW was taking the company in the wrong direction. Am I off-base when I start thinking the Terra model is what he is referring to? Also, my local BMW dealer is the only Husky dealer for 180 miles, and it appears they are going to drop the brand. They dropped KTM a couple years ago. I guess I'm back to the DR or Sertao.
My interpretation of Pierer's "wrong direction" remarks point more to the "Nuda 900" than any other Husky model. I'm convinced the "NEW" Husky company will not only support the current Terra/Strada bikes but will evolve them over time. I would not hesitate ... buy the Terra.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:41 PM   #1784
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My interpretation of Pierer's "wrong direction" remarks point more to the "Nuda 900" than any other Husky model. I'm convinced the "NEW" Husky company will not only support the current Terra/Strada bikes but will evolve them over time. I would not hesitate ... buy the Terra.
I completely agree.

I bought a Strada.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:56 PM   #1785
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Octane rating. I am keen on the terra but in the specs it mentions 95 octane (RON) fuel only (Australia). Has anyone tried low octane or normal pump 91 octane (RON)? I am planning some trips with this bike where you are lucky to get normal fuel dropped for you let alone premium.
I see that the BMW 650 suggest normal fuel but it is also running a lower compression and different engine management.
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