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Old 03-10-2013, 05:05 AM   #2086
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What size is that knobby? Looks too skinny to be a 140...Either way, the Terra is a whole new bike with some knobs. Youll love it!
Its a 140/80, its just sitting on the ground and not inflated.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:06 AM   #2087
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Are there any clearance issues with that cross over header pipe and the bigger knobby tyres some re fitting to the Terra?
I doubt it as long as you use a 140/80-18.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:11 AM   #2088
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what bags and frames?

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Here is a teaser of my upcoming ride next weekend:


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off topic, but curious to know what bags and frames are you running?
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:31 PM   #2089
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Riding donkeys

Lets see it man,Sidewinderx has already said he spotted you And talk a minute. He said it was a beauty so lets see some pics.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:07 PM   #2090
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Yep, saw him getting gas on the way home. Just finished up a weekend getaway with MrsDonkeys. I take her on a weekend vacation, and she tells me I can buy a new bike. I didnt want to push it by heading out to ride for the NC ABC tag. :cool:

She works tomorrow...and I'm off. Pictures to come.

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Old 03-10-2013, 06:27 PM   #2091
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off topic, but curious to know what bags and frames are you running?
Here is the start: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=350
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #2092
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Getting some break-in miles today. Chasing tags and connecting the dots with some forest roads. I love this bike!



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Old 03-11-2013, 01:46 PM   #2093
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OK, first 100 mile review. I don't count test ride miles in this, just day one on my bike. This is posted from the side of the road while taking a short break.

Pro's:

- That engine is SWEET! So much smoother than the BMW and KTM counterparts. Yes, I know it is a souped up BMW engine, but trust me, it is smoother.

- Handling is a breeze. The bike feels lighter than 400lbs, period.

- Ergonomics are comfy. Controls are easy and convenient.

- A lot of people complain about the bump in the seat, but I like it. It keeps my back in a good position. Jumping out of one too many airplanes has taken its toll, and a lot of seats cause me problems. This is the most perfect seat from the factory I've ever seen.

- Throttle only wheelies.

- Feels very stable off road. I'm not an off road rider by any stretch though. I bought this to do more off road stuff. It feels planted, even on the cast wheels and street tires. I'll still make the change to spoked wheels though.

Con's:

- The mirrors give me a great view of my arms. I do have sexy arms, but I prefer to see the cars behind me in the mirrors. Constantly seeing my arms causes me to admire them, and that distracts me from the road.

- Throttle only wheelies. This encourages hooligan-like behavior in traffic.

Really, that is all I have to complain about right now. I need to get my hands on some crash bars and some soft bags and this thing will become my go-to commuter.


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Old 03-11-2013, 03:04 PM   #2094
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- The mirrors give me a great view of my arms. I do have sexy arms, but I prefer to see the cars behind me in the mirrors. Constantly seeing my arms causes me to admire them, and that distracts me from the road.
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I bought some $10 black mirror extensions off eBay - works great to give me a full view behind with only partial arm view.

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:53 PM   #2095
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what are the best full knobby tire options you guys are running?
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:48 AM   #2096
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Some pix from the weekend

Murrambidgee River



I've done 5,500 km and will replace the rear with a Mitas EO7 tomorrow



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Old 03-12-2013, 01:57 AM   #2097
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Nothing beats the Dunlop D907F for the front. 5000klm. Then on the rear a Dunlop D908RR (rally raid) 5000klm or a Motoz Tractionator for half the price but only good for 4000klm.

TE610e done 35000klm.

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Old 03-12-2013, 03:06 PM   #2098
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Tall Terra Rider

I test rode a Terra a few weeks ago, and really like the bike. But do I look too big for the bike? I'm 74" tall and 215lbs.

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Old 03-12-2013, 03:17 PM   #2099
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I test rode a Terra a few weeks ago, and really like the bike. But do I look too big for the bike? I'm 74" tall and 215lbs.
No. Do you feel to tall for the bike? I'd say it is more about feel than looks.

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Old 03-12-2013, 04:46 PM   #2100
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what are the best full knobby tire options you guys are running?
[tap] [tap] is this thing on? do i not know the secret handshake or something?
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