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Old 05-16-2013, 09:14 AM   #2701
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I'll see if I can address this one.

5) the instability with the wheels at high speed problem
A) I have yet to see this manifest on my bike. I see this mentioned mostly from riders in Australia. Perhaps Husqvarna Australia did something different when importing the bikes? Perhaps it is just a tire balancing issue? I can't help you there, as I have not experienced it.
Interesting observation, perhaps it has something to do with riding up side down!

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Old 05-16-2013, 10:14 AM   #2702
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E-mail into the BMW/Husqvarna shop in Asheville. Crossed fingers. Thanks.
Follow-up that they've been the most cost-competitive so far. A set of spoked wheels using the existing bits from my cast wheels (i.e. rotors, ABS ring, bushings, part of the rear assembly) runs $1019 plus about $60 shipping.

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re: wheels - call Woody's and get a quote on a set of RAD CACR hubs and wheels laced with HD stainless spokes.
Woody's was very expensive at $1460.16 alone for the same bits plus whatever shipping is. They don't have any hub other than OEM at this point.


Since I don't need spokes until 2013 I'll probably hold off and hope some third party starts making hubs. Maybe Warp 9 or RAD CACR.

Additionally, I found that F650GS BMW wheels bolt up (makes sense too) and maybe I'll find something on the used market.

Thanks all for pieces of the puzzle. Still not cheap, but more options out there and prospects look better to get closer to the $1K mark than $2K mark I originally had thought.

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Old 05-16-2013, 12:06 PM   #2703
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Pacifisus,

While the TR doesn't have a regular gas gauge the mode where it reads/shows UG..for used gallons. ...is "dead on balls accurate"...sure helps me determine when to buy or start looking for fuel. Good luck in searching. I think when you live with the TR for awhile you will find she's a keeper!
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:32 PM   #2704
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Hey guys, is the fuel filter (and pump) internal or external on these bikes? I've personally never had any issue with the FI on my R, but I've read one of the fears of FI on off-road bikes or even adventure bikes is if the fuel system died for some reason (dirty gas) it would be more difficult to repair than a simple carb. I guess if a batt went south on a FI bike it would be a stopper due to needing more spark or whatever, but if one decides the FI fears are overblown, and there may be more parts available to fit these eventually, the number of reasons, other than money, not to buy one of these is getting smaller (drumming fingers). And I'd just decided I was gonna get a DRZ400 or DR650 after reading Romanousky's thread, lol.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:15 PM   #2705
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Pacifisus,

While the TR doesn't have a regular gas gauge the mode where it reads/shows UG..for used gallons. ...is "dead on balls accurate"...sure helps me determine when to buy or start looking for fuel. Good luck in searching. I think when you live with the TR for awhile you will find she's a keeper!
Thanks for that. Despite the issues I am 90 % certain I will buy one within the next week or two. The UK model has ABS as an option!


RidingDonkeys,

Thanks for your reply too. I posted a full reply to it a few hours ago, but because I included a link in it - and I am a 'noob' - it is 'awaiting moderation'.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:56 PM   #2706
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Hey guys, is the fuel filter (and pump) internal or external on these bikes? I've personally never had any issue with the FI on my R, but I've read one of the fears of FI on off-road bikes or even adventure bikes is if the fuel system died for some reason (dirty gas) it would be more difficult to repair than a simple carb. I guess if a batt went south on a FI bike it would be a stopper due to needing more spark or whatever, but if one decides the FI fears are overblown, and there may be more parts available to fit these eventually, the number of reasons, other than money, not to buy one of these is getting smaller (drumming fingers). And I'd just decided I was gonna get a DRZ400 or DR650 after reading Romanousky's thread, lol.
FI fears are overblown, if heading into remote country, I'd ensure i had multiple filters to the injector, and if the model was known to have issues with the pump, I'd carry a spare, or even a spare injector. People put in fuel socks at the fuel tank cap, this will help against injector blockages which is the cause of most FI issues
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:02 PM   #2707
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Thanks, I'm just going on my experience with my fuel pump/filter, which was in the tank. Had a fuel sock on the side of the pump and a large filter in there, too. Nice and unobtrusive until the filter or pump goes, then very tedious to replace either.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:16 PM   #2708
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Thanks for that. Despite the issues I am 90 % certain I will buy one within the next week or two. The UK model has ABS as an option.
Got ABS-Terra myself. Its a good bike. BTW I lock my bike against front fork or rear wheel. Plus I use disc-lock. The bike itself is equipped with immobiliser and steering lock and might be alarmed as an option.

Got a good insurance against theft too.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:32 PM   #2709
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I don't have the Hepco and Becker link on me, but if you head over to Cafe Husky, there is a sticky for it in the TR650 section. It is a full rack.



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Old 05-16-2013, 06:08 PM   #2710
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The Strada / Cast wheel / 50/50 tire / high fender approach...



Yeah, I know, it can't possibly work, I'm doomed to catastrophic wheel failure. In the interim I plan to see how long they'll last. I'm old and slow, I think they'll do ok for me. When one fails I'll post a picture and details about the resulting move to spokes.
What 50/50 tire do you have on there????? Where'd you buy um?
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:22 PM   #2711
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What 50/50 tire do you have on there????? Where'd you buy um?
Heidanau K60 Scout - I had my second flat on the rear Tourance EXP, figured two plugs was enough, so I replaced them. Local BMW dealer had them in stock.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:15 PM   #2712
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:55 PM   #2713
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FI fears are overblown, if heading into remote country, I'd ensure i had multiple filters to the injector, and if the model was known to have issues with the pump, I'd carry a spare, or even a spare injector. People put in fuel socks at the fuel tank cap, this will help against injector blockages which is the cause of most FI issues
Excellent advice!
I would have NO FEAR venturing far off the grid with an F.I. bike. The fuel sock filter is a great idea ... also ... you really need to be sure of your battery.

Especially true with ABS. Keep that Batt fresh. If you are running a lot of accessories ... then keep a close eye on how many Watts you are drawing. In super cold weather when running my Gerbing, Grips and other things, I shut off headlight (day time) to conserve Battery.

Some guys get bit by accessories that draw juice even when bike is OFF.
So keep an eye on that. Since the Terra does not have a kick start, if Batt gets low, no start. But there is more: On many bikes (mostly BMW's ... which is what the Terra IS) ... even if the Batt gets low ... it can screw up the F.I. (ECM) ABS computer and electrics.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:22 PM   #2714
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Heidanau K60 Scout - I had my second flat on the rear Tourance EXP, figured two plugs was enough, so I replaced them. Local BMW dealer had them in stock.
That is the only disadvantage of raising your front fender up. When you put a long stiff mudflap on a normal fender, it keeps the front tire from 'setting up' nails for the rear tire to run over (rear flats on the road are about 95 - 99%). I haven't had a flat since I've done that little trick. Although yours looks much cooler than stock, I'm too cheap but to have anything except a low front fender on any motorcycle I own.

After having 3 rear flats in a row, I told a BMW dealer I was going to quit riding because I couldn't afford fixing rear flats weekly: and then he told me the dealer secret about the low stiff mudflaps. And most BMW fenders on all but a couple of bikes are high or don't have a rear section to attach a mud flap on! Consider a normal low fender with a back to attach a mudflap on a grace of God (for you and not the tire/motorcycle dealers).
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:22 AM   #2715
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7) A light switch is essential. I could add one but would prefer an easy-access thumb switch where one is supposed to be located on the handlebars. Mounting any switch might prove problematic as it would need to be waterproof and most likely require a special bracket.
I hate to be Captain Obvious but handlebar mounted waterproof switches have been found on motorcycles for decades. Search ebay for "universal motorcycle light switch" and you'll get hundreds of results. Your local bike shop will probably have a dozen in the dirt bike parts bin.
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