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Old 03-20-2013, 10:21 PM   #2146
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New bike in Yorba Linda

I got one.. I'm all . ...It's a not a huge step up from my XT250, but, it's a lot less scary on the freeway. By the second ride it felt very natural.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:50 PM   #2147
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.It's a not a huge step up from my XT250,
that didn't come out right.... I meant it's not a lot harder to ride than my XT250. In performance it's night and day. I really gasped at the extra power when I cranked it open a little bit.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:11 AM   #2148
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I meant it's not a lot harder to ride than my XT250
I know exactly what you mean - I've got an XT225. The Terra feels just so easy to ride .

I took my first pillion passenger today & the bike felt great. Very stable and still a smooth ride. Although it was only a couple of half hour rides, my passenger felt comfortable too and would have been happy to go further.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:39 PM   #2149
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I got one.. I'm all . ...It's a not a huge step up from my XT250, but, it's a lot less scary on the freeway. By the second ride it felt very natural.
Congrats!
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:12 PM   #2150
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Thanks for posting your vid.... That settles the argument for me... Well I'm just sayin that is as far off road as I'd ever want to take a dualie... Well done!

On another line of thought, whilst the bike appears to happily tractor through most of the rougher stuff, I just couldn't help but think a tooth less on the counter sprocket would just make life that little bit easier- especially where you go through that rocky section and the bike stalls a few times...

Loved it, Thanks!
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:42 PM   #2151
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I didn't see any TR650 in that video.. Wrong thread mate :)
I'm on the look out for one to test ride in Sydney, seems most of the dealers have Stradas
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:54 PM   #2152
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I didn't see any TR650 in that video.. Wrong thread mate :)

The camera was on a 630, which is an altogether fantastic bike that I miss from time to time
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:21 AM   #2153
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oh!..... Wishful Thinking... Or.... a silly Ol fart....
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:44 AM   #2154
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I'm liking these thus far, and I love the idea of buying from a small business like AltRider. I'm torn between buying black or holding out for matte black. Yeah, colors, what does it matter...
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:19 AM   #2155
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I'm liking these thus far, and I love the idea of buying from a small business like AltRider. I'm torn between buying black or holding out for matte black. Yeah, colors, what does it matter...
Lol...buy'em, sand'em, paint'em RED
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:29 AM   #2156
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I'm liking these thus far, and I love the idea of buying from a small business like AltRider. I'm torn between buying black or holding out for matte black. Yeah, colors, what does it matter...
That's what your local powder coater is for lol, color of your choice!
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:25 PM   #2157
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:56 AM   #2158
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great thread!
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:06 AM   #2159
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can anyone tell me valve check time/cost at dealer? i got to ride my friends terra last nite, i really like it but the dealer told him 8 hours for a valve check due to having to drop the motor. sounds very expensive.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:39 AM   #2160
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can anyone tell me valve check time/cost at dealer? i got to ride my friends terra last nite, i really like it but the dealer told him 8 hours for a valve check due to having to drop the motor. sounds very expensive.
To check the valves the motor does not need to be dropped. Some plastics and valve cover needs to be taken off.

To adjust the valves, the cam has to be pulled.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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