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Old 02-07-2013, 02:03 PM   #1831
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I like this bike, and thinking about getting it ... but having to use 95 octane... hmmm. In the city where I live (and most cities here) 95 octane is available everywhere.. but in small towns or on the road, most of the stations only sell 89 octane or 91 octane.
I always have a small 5 oz bottle of Lucas or other octane booster - dump it in as needed and real handy if you get a tank of bad or high water absorbed fuel.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:27 PM   #1832
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is see Touratech has their skid plate up.
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...na-TR650-Terra

covers those lower lines nicely but now thinking those upper hoses need some kinda of protection. maybe a screen of some sort.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:40 PM   #1833
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is see Touratech has their skid plate up.
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...na-TR650-Terra

covers those lower lines nicely but now thinking those upper hoses need some kinda of protection. maybe a screen of some sort.

I stopped by Touratech in Seattle today and had a look at the plate on the bike. It's very well made and only uses one of the two engine mount bolts on the frame - leaving room for future crash bars hopefully. It's a very nice plate, but does leave that hose exposed and lacks a bit of "wing" type protection. I have a B&B en route as it has much better overall protection in my view.
I hope someone makes crash bars soon as the Terra needs them badly. I went down at about 40mph on a patch of clay and broke all of my radiator mounts on the bike. Plastic mounts hold the rad to the bike and cannot be replaced if broken. Bailing wire got me home. I have pics on the Cafe site.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:05 PM   #1834
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I stopped by Touratech in Seattle today and had a look at the plate on the bike. It's very well made and only uses one of the two engine mount bolts on the frame - leaving room for future crash bars hopefully. It's a very nice plate, but does leave that hose exposed and lacks a bit of "wing" type protection. I have a B&B en route as it has much better overall protection in my view.
I hope someone makes crash bars soon as the Terra needs them badly. I went down at about 40mph on a patch of clay and broke all of my radiator mounts on the bike. Plastic mounts hold the rad to the bike and cannot be replaced if broken. Bailing wire got me home. I have pics on the Cafe site.
those Ozzies are know to make some of the beefiest plates on the planet.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:06 PM   #1835
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Could the moderator Nuke this thread????
I bought a Terra and I'm getting tired of the soap box perspective of who shot JFK.
Or maybe move it to Jomama so I could start swearing profusely.

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Old 02-07-2013, 07:25 PM   #1836
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You can run lower octane. Just be conscientious of your throttle hand and listening for any detonation.
good to know that, and I was about to ask this :

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I always have a small 5 oz bottle of Lucas or other octane booster - dump it in as needed and real handy if you get a tank of bad or high water absorbed fuel.
I never used any kind of octane booster. So... they really work.

Anyway, the Husky dealer here has the bike in the show room. I visited the dealership some time ago, it's less than 2 km from my house, and sat on the bike. No demo bike unfortunately. My impresion is it's about the same height as the T800xc, ergonomic is fine, it's not heavy... oh and the side stand doesn't retract itself like some riders' reports that I read. I specifically tried this

I'm considering either a 650 Tera or T800 xc. The dealer doesn't have the price yet for the Tera, so at the time being I've no idea how much it's going to cost. I'm leaning toward the T800xc though...but I don't know.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:55 PM   #1837
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Crap...I was really starting to get serious on the Terra. Now, my concern is what will happen with the dealer network. Before the Bavarians bought Husky, there were no dealers within a plane flight.
I had the same concern before purchase. The BMW dealer in Asheville said he has no intention of dropping Husky. He said he sells Terras as fast as he gets them in. Why would he drop his fastest selling product?

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:19 PM   #1838
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I had the same concern before purchase. The BMW dealer in Asheville said he has no intention of dropping Husky. He said he sells Terras as fast as he gets them in. Why would he drop his fastest selling product?

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BMW may not approve, then what?

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Old 02-07-2013, 09:20 PM   #1839
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BMW may not approve, then what?

Regards, Paul
BMW can not control what other lines you carry period.
Our local dealer has BMW, Ducati and Triumph.
My guess is the dealer network will increase with KTM ownership.

read this about part/engine supply:
http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/tr6...concern.30380/
if that is true KTM will keep building the bike as is with some upgrades over time (That's the KTM way)
if all true I'd guess parts like the swingarm will go lighter alum. but more than likely will also retro-fit on older bikes.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:20 PM   #1840
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Could the moderator Nuke this thread????
I bought a Terra and I'm getting tired of the soap box perspective of who shot JFK.
Or maybe move it to Jomama so I could start swearing profusely.

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Maybe the mods can nuke websites too? http://www.visordown.com/features/wh...rna/22293.html
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:43 AM   #1841
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Maybe the mods can nuke websites too? http://www.visordown.com/features/wh...rna/22293.html
Thats speculation again. No factual grounds whatsoever, i.e. spam. And even plain lies (its not BMW own engine, its Rotax).

You seem to like negative aspects, kind of boring winter, huh ? Yeah, we finally got your point. No need to put another 10 pages here convincing us.

This thread was crap long before BMW dumped Husky anyway...
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:18 AM   #1842
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I had the same concern before purchase. The BMW dealer in Asheville said he has no intention of dropping Husky. He said he sells Terras as fast as he gets them in. Why would he drop his fastest selling product?

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BMW may not approve, then what?

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I've talked to two BMW/Husky dealers. The corporate memo that went out said nothing will change, and the dealer structure will remain the same. On the flip side, both were in talks to pick up KTM before the deal. This should strengthen their ability to pick up KTM.

But, that is all speculation. Even corporate memos are subject to change.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:59 AM   #1843
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You are wrong about that. BMW may let a dealer carry other lines, but there is supposed to be a showroom division. BMW can pull their models if they want, and it's been done. I went through the process to take over a BMW store and combine it with Yamaha. They wanted a seperate showroom for BMW's and seperate signage as well. I never went through with it because I was having a hard time finding the right real estate. The fellow who took it over moved it to NH and called in Max BMW. Brilliant move and a very successful BMW only store.


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BMW can not control what other lines you carry period.
Our local dealer has BMW, Ducati and Triumph.
My guess is the dealer network will increase with KTM ownership.

read this about part/engine supply:
http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/tr6...concern.30380/
if that is true KTM will keep building the bike as is with some upgrades over time (That's the KTM way)
if all true I'd guess parts like the swingarm will go lighter alum. but more than likely will also retro-fit on older bikes.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:17 AM   #1844
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The bottom line is it will probably be months before we know what the fate of the Terra and Strada is unless they are simply terminated in the near future.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:26 AM   #1845
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You are wrong about that. BMW may let a dealer carry other lines, but there is supposed to be a showroom division. BMW can pull their models if they want, and it's been done. I went through the process to take over a BMW store and combine it with Yamaha. They wanted a seperate showroom for BMW's and seperate signage as well. I never went through with it because I was having a hard time finding the right real estate. The fellow who took it over moved it to NH and called in Max BMW. Brilliant move and a very successful BMW only store.

i had a nice talk with several multi-line bmw dealers about this. they said they could pick up other brands if they wanted to & were available. yes separate space in the showroom floor ie bmw bikes in this corner and others in that corner. the bmw corner is branded nicely and all.

maybe the difference is if this is a brand new bmw dealership vrs an existing dealership that has already multi-lines. bmw will not let you open a new store as multi-line. they want it stand-alone. not sure.
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