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Old 05-10-2013, 09:33 PM   #2641
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Eurosport, on the other side of the country from you. Granted, this was done a few months ago, and prices are always subject to change.
E-mail into the BMW/Husqvarna shop in Asheville. Crossed fingers. Thanks.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:46 AM   #2642
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The rear fender can't be too bad. A pre-ride check yesterday found my number plate had been ripped off.

Must have happened on the dirt somewhere. No damage to the tail section though. I've no idea how or where it was ripped off and the bike hasn't been anywhere where someone could interfere with it. It's a lightweight ali plate but it must have taken a bit of force to rip it off.


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Old 05-11-2013, 12:54 AM   #2643
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The rear fender can't be too bad. A pre-ride check yesterday found my number plate had been ripped off.

Must have happened on the dirt somewhere. No damage to the tail section though. I've no idea how or where it was ripped off and the bike hasn't been anywhere where someone could interfere with it. It's a lightweight ali plate but it must have taken a bit of force to rip it off.


Next time glue or rivet a plastic backing plate to it. Worked well on my XChallenge, which had the same tail. What price are Terras selling for in Perth?
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:20 AM   #2644
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What price are Terras selling for in Perth?

Thanks for the advice. I'm not sure whether you can get the $500 off anymore but I think there is a promotion on... http://www.husqvarnamotorcycles.com....tent.asp?id=38 Around $10k anyway

The Terra must be still tempting you .
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:35 AM   #2645
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Thanks for the advice. I'm not sure whether you can get the $500 off anymore but I think there is a promotion on... http://www.husqvarnamotorcycles.com....tent.asp?id=38 Around $10k anyway

The Terra must be still tempting you .
Sure is, very nice bike. I hope they keep them in production, in reality I'm probably 12mths away from pulling the trigger. I need to stop following this thread...
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:21 AM   #2646
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DynoJet's TR650 test results and comparisons. Charts are here to compare a TR650 with and without a Power Commander, and a stock TR versus other bikes.

Sadly, they didn't test the DR650, so the myth of the carbuerated torque monster lives on. Interesting comparisons to the BMW, KLR, and KTM though.

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/pc5...5/#post-306927
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:43 AM   #2647
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DynoJet's TR650 test results and comparisons. Charts are here to compare a TR650 with and without a Power Commander, and a stock TR versus other bikes.

Sadly, they didn't test the DR650, so the myth of the carbuerated torque monster lives on. Interesting comparisons to the BMW, KLR, and KTM though.

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/pc5...5/#post-306927
Too bad nobody ever dynos the KTM correctly. It's supposed to have 70 some rear wheel ponies, but only shows 50 some. Doesn't anybody ride the KTM with the full power map? I want to see 70 ponies!
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:15 AM   #2648
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Next time glue or rivet a plastic backing plate to it. Worked well on my XChallenge, which had the same tail. What price are Terras selling for in Perth?

Looks exactly like what happened to my xmoto plate last month.

So the plastic would just keep it from ripping?
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:24 AM   #2649
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I want to see 70 ponies!
Well, KTM only claims 66hp. I've spent a little bit of time on one, and it is definitely an unruly 60hp engine. It feels great on the twisties and the forest roads, but it feels like crap at 60mph and above.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:26 AM   #2650
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All the plates I had do that were from vibration fatigue. They get stress cracked then the first bush or even hard roost breaks it off at the cracks. Swapping the bolts for zip ties so the top isn't rigidly mounted or mounting the tag vertically cured it.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:05 AM   #2651
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All the plates I had do that were from vibration fatigue. They get stress cracked then the first bush or even hard roost breaks it off at the cracks. Swapping the bolts for zip ties so the top isn't rigidly mounted or mounting the tag vertically cured it.
Or you could just cut the tail off.

Seriously.

Why am I the only one to have done this so far?
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:53 AM   #2652
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Or you could just cut the tail off.

Seriously.

Why am I the only one to have done this so far?
Because I can't find a hacksaw that is 7000 miles long.

Six more weeks and I'm getting back to work on my TR. Not that I'm counting....
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:37 AM   #2653
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Too bad nobody ever dynos the KTM correctly. It's supposed to have 70 some rear wheel ponies, but only shows 50 some. Doesn't anybody ride the KTM with the full power map? I want to see 70 ponies!
Marketing advertises "crank" hp, and dyno's are "rear wheel" hp.

And KTM definitely does not advertise maintenance, time between or dollars per.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:30 PM   #2654
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I used the Enduro Engineering plastic backing plate...gets rid of the heavy metal bracket that swings around like a big pendulum back there on rough offroad sections.
I mounted it up against the license plate light holder, and so far (knock wood) so good. It's holding up nicely - though the real test would be a week in Baja.



Tomorrow is some offroad....but the next real test will be a Memorial Day trek up to Dinosaur National Monument for four days of offroad riding in some rugged country carrying camping gear - including some offroad getting there.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:42 PM   #2655
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Looks exactly like what happened to my xmoto plate last month.

So the plastic would just keep it from ripping?
Yep, worked for me. A reasonably stiff black poly plastic dampens the vibration and stops the plate getting bent when knocked. If you're using panniers, a support tube around the back is also useful to support the fender
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