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Old 02-20-2013, 01:38 PM   #1936
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On my Strada.....I don't think that I ever went ....much over 7K R's.......very often.

the thing runs like a fine watch and uses no oil.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:46 PM   #1937
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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.
I'm pretty obsessive about break ins on new bikes.

I changed the oil at 100 miles,

and will do it again at 500-600 and 1k.

Just gives me that piece of mind.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:41 PM   #1938
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On my Strada.....I don't think that I ever went ....much over 7K R's.......very often.
the thing runs like a fine watch and uses no oil.
Good to hear. Is your motor fully broken in yet? I'm curious how this new motor will do when run at highway speed for long distances, figure running at 75 to 80 mph?

I know on both my former KLR's and my Honda XR650L , at continued high speed or hard riding they would use some oil. Not a lot ... but something you had to be aware of. Mild riding caused no oil use.

Has anyone got their Terra/Strada beyond 3000 miles (fully broken in) and ridden highway at higher speeds?

(San Jose BMW Founder? Wow! ... Do you remember a 1981 R100RS custom built (with lots of SJ BMW parts and ideas) for Dr. Arthur Ting?
(Orthopedic Doc to MotoGP stars)
I ended up with that bike ... 2nd owner. One of the best out there ... with long list of mods. I think I just read in City Bike that San Jose BMW moved to a new location? Hope they are doing OK ... one of the best dealerships in the USA, no matter the brand. )
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:03 PM   #1939
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On my Strada.....I don't think that I ever went ....much over 7K R's.......very often.

the thing runs like a fine watch and uses no oil.
My Daytona 675 saw every bit of that, when they brought it out to me when I bought it. Hell, it had a pipe and I wanted to hear that triple growl. It didn't quite see redline before the break-in miles were up, but, close. At ~600 miles, it was on the track, three days in a row. So long as you're not giving a bike full-throttle or loading it down hard, running it up a bit doesn't hurt it. When several other new 675 owners were having oil consumption issues, mine never needed a drop, between oil changes. For sure the rings were seated; not glazed.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:05 PM   #1940
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(San Jose BMW Founder? Wow! ... Do you remember a 1981 R100RS custom built (with lots of SJ BMW parts and ideas) for Dr. Arthur Ting?
(Orthopedic Doc to MotoGP stars)
I ended up with that bike ... 2nd owner. One of the best out there ... with long list of mods.
Do you have a thread/pics on that bike?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:32 PM   #1941
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Do you have a thread/pics on that bike?
Just old film slides I've never digitized, someday . It was 10 years before I was on the internet, so no thread. Just one good bike out of 50 or so, but one of just two BMW's i've owned. (the other was a 1980 R80GS ... which I wished I'd kept!)
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:17 PM   #1942
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Sorry for the delay,

Here's the 2nd video, shows how I got in my predicament:

http://youtu.be/4LDbcVdJXPQ
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:32 AM   #1943
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My Strada now only has about 350 miles and It constantly gets properly exercised thru out the rev range, it will easily cruise in the 80 to 90 MPH range. I belive strongly in the Motorman method of running in an engine. (Google it). That is the way all the San Jose race bikes have been broken in and the way all of my bikes as well. Also a fan of an oil change at the 100 or so mile mark. I also go to full Synthetic at that first oil change. Never had the slightest issue with any engine from oil usage to anything else.

I don't specifically remember Dr. Tings bike. San Jose did and does a lot of tricked out bikes starting in the mid 70's. The move after all these years in the old San Jose Post office is back to the origional BMW car store location that I first visited in 1972. The move has not been finished yet, expect the grand opening to be around the time of the release of the WC R1200GS.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:54 AM   #1944
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Hey Dean! Good to see you!

I take it that you like the bike? I was pretty sure that I was going to pull the trigger on buying one later this year, until the announcement that BMW was selling Husky. Now, not so sure.

How does it compare in general with an F800GS for maybe 15% dirt/85% pavement touring? I want something to explore some of the Texas and Mexican dirt roads.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:47 AM   #1945
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I'm pretty obsessive about break ins on new bikes.

I changed the oil at 100 miles,

and will do it again at 500-600 and 1k.

Just gives me that piece of mind.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:14 AM   #1946
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PJ, I have not had a or ridden a 800GS. I had an '05 Kaw 650 KLR, then a '09 G650GS thumper and now this. For me, this Strada is the perfect bike of its type, very smooth, great power, great milege, easy to ride and to live with. Of the 3 modern era Thumpers I have had, this is the best. I am a Fire Road and a Forrest Road type of guy, not anything more severe off road. The cast wheels are the way to go as far as I am concerned because it is so easy to fix a flat, lots of thorns in Texas. This bike will be a keeper for me, also simply outstanding on these amazing roads around our new home in the Smokies.

I am not concerned with BMW selling Husky, the TE650 sales numbers are very good.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:22 AM   #1947
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Looks like TR650 stays. Nuda is gone.

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Interview with Stefan Pierer, OWNER HUSQVARNA

What will change in the range?
I'd keep for good 650 road models. But Husqvarna also has a huge potential in the segment supermoto-Sport, I would see a good new model of this type. The Nuda 900 has not sold well, for me it is too far from the roots of the brand.
http://www.motociclismo.it/i-numeri-...ita-moto-54172

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Old 02-21-2013, 08:13 AM   #1948
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I hope they've worked out something to keep the 650 around, seems like it would've really increased the value of the brand being able to continue producing this bike.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:23 AM   #1949
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Looks like TR650 stays. Nuda is gone.



http://www.motociclismo.it/i-numeri-...ita-moto-54172
Good article there. Oh, and Husky to India...

http://www.motociclismo.it/pierer-ld...quo-moto-54068
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:32 AM   #1950
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PJ, I have not had a or ridden a 800GS. I had an '05 Kaw 650 KLR, then a '09 G650GS thumper and now this. For me, this Strada is the perfect bike of its type, very smooth, great power, great milege, easy to ride and to live with. Of the 3 modern era Thumpers I have had, this is the best. I am a Fire Road and a Forrest Road type of guy, not anything more severe off road. The cast wheels are the way to go as far as I am concerned because it is so easy to fix a flat, lots of thorns in Texas. This bike will be a keeper for me, also simply outstanding on these amazing roads around our new home in the Smokies.

I am not concerned with BMW selling Husky, the TE650 sales numbers are very good.


Thanks Dean, I appreciate your opinion. Sounds like your fire roads mirror the Texas oil field roads and Mexican dirt roads that I am encountering.


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