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Old 02-16-2013, 07:49 AM   #1921
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:09 AM   #1922
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Where is the air box intake located on the Terra? My off road riding includes some moderate water crossings and having no experience with this bike I'm a little concerned.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:29 AM   #1923
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I know this thread should be about the bike not the business, but this snippet of interview with Pierer is interesting as it puts the whole acquisition in the context of the global motorcycle business, and especially the huge market AND low cost manufacturing location that is India. In that big picture, the long-term plan for the Terra seems pretty insignificant.

http://www.moneycontrol.com/video/bu...s-_818643.html


-dman (Not a Terra owner yet, was very interested as a replacement for my DR and DL, but now waiting to see what happens next)


no more guessing then - no more Rotax engine or BMW parts within two years - done -

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Old 02-16-2013, 05:05 PM   #1924
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Luggage for the Terra

Well, I finally did it. After test riding a Terra at Bill's Motorcycle Plus in Salem, OR yesterday I bought one. Bill runs a great dealership with really nice, friendly, honest and easygoing people. Check them out!
My new Terra is going to replace my Triumph Tiger 955i as my ADV tourer. So it is time to fit some luggage.
Has anybody the Givi racks and sidecases on their bike yet? Anybody tried to fabricate sideracks for hardcases? Guess Touratech will have some racks and cases available soon. But who wants to pay their prices?
What tankbags are you using?
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:49 PM   #1925
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Well, I finally did it. After test riding a Terra at Bill's Motorcycle Plus in Salem, OR yesterday I bought one. Bill runs a great dealership with really nice, friendly, honest and easygoing people. Check them out!
My new Terra is going to replace my Triumph Tiger 955i as my ADV tourer. So it is time to fit some luggage.
Has anybody the Givi racks and sidecases on their bike yet? Anybody tried to fabricate sideracks for hardcases? Guess Touratech will have some racks and cases available soon. But who wants to pay their prices?
What tankbags are you using?
One test ride is all it takes to open up the wallet and part with some cash. Check the link below for siderack fabs.

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/terraformers.30499/
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:13 PM   #1926
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One test ride is all it takes to open up the wallet and part with some cash. Check the link below for siderack fabs.

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/terraformers.30499/

Thanks, good stuff.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:36 AM   #1927
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Thanks, good stuff.
How do you know if your dealer is selling you a second or first batch bike? I'm really considering this bike as a funster/mini adventurer. I admit I'm concerned about parts and labor now that KTM owns them though. One dealer here.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:41 AM   #1928
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How do you know if your dealer is selling you a second or first batch bike?
Ask them to connect it to MOSS computer before you collect it, whatever batch it is.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:30 PM   #1929
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:21 AM   #1930
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Ask them to connect it to MOSS computer before you collect it, whatever batch it is.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:21 PM   #1931
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Here's the 1st of two videos (I'm still loading the 2nd)

This is the one leading up to the beginning of my troubles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9815zt1Sahs
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:20 AM   #1932
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I'm surprised you punctured a tyre riding at those speeds on that track. What pressure where you running? Now that you have repaired the tyre was there an obvious cause?

Around about the 1 minute mark it sounded like you were slipping the clutch. I guess the track was steeper than it looks but what are your thoughts on the gearing?
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:54 AM   #1933
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Where is the air box intake located on the Terra? My off road riding includes some moderate water crossings and having no experience with this bike I'm a little concerned.
I recommend that you keep the front wheel at least three feet off the ground when approaching water crossings.

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Old 02-20-2013, 08:07 AM   #1934
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I'm surprised you punctured a tyre riding at those speeds on that track. What pressure where you running? Now that you have repaired the tyre was there an obvious cause?

Around about the 1 minute mark it sounded like you were slipping the clutch. I guess the track was steeper than it looks but what are your thoughts on the gearing?
The air pressure was too high, probably around 25psi.

The mesquite thorns down here are horrendous. If I had slime in the tubes I would have been fine.

The gearing is kind of tall, and since I can't rev it above 4k (break in stage) steep climbs are a bit of a challenge.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:35 PM   #1935
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Thanks. Didn't think about thorns as a cause,

As to reving during break in I have never been a strict adherent to arbitrary rev limits and never get had a car or bike that has suffered. In my experience a bit of tough love from time to time for a new motor vehicle during break in is far better than constant babying.
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