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Old 05-19-2013, 08:21 AM   #2746
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Okay, Im ready to shoot!

What one should I get?

Stada Out the door $6500
Terra Out the door $6700

I'm torn........because I will probably do mostly Street riding but want to be able to go off the road without problems.....
Get the Strada. As others posted, abs...for street a very nice option. I came so close to buying the Strada, I was quoted 7800 out the door. My dealer did not have the Terra, so I drove to California and bought one Friday, thus the pic of it in my van.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:34 AM   #2747
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I guess you really can fit anything in a minivan.

Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...
And for some reason they put seats in the back of these vans, go figure. I just had to remove the front tire an that was it. To get the bike out, I hooked my engine hoist to the handle bars and pulled it out far enough to get the tire back on and wha la.

Now I must wait until Monday to get it registered and insured.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:09 PM   #2748
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May not still be there...

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Old 05-19-2013, 12:13 PM   #2749
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Selling this would also help to make my decision that is REALLY leaning on the Stada at this point....

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Old 05-19-2013, 12:17 PM   #2750
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And for some reason they put seats in the back of these vans, go figure. I just had to remove the front tire an that was it. To get the bike out, I hooked my engine hoist to the handle bars and pulled it out far enough to get the tire back on and wha la.

Now I must wait until Monday to get it registered and insured.
That is a "Slipstream" picture for the last page of Cycle World
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:47 PM   #2751
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Another reason for picking the Strada is they 17"/19" was the exact size the BMW F/G 650 was designed for. Chassis design is very complex and the 21" front tire is a compromise in chassis design, even though it is psychologically soothing for the rider. But at high speeds on the highway, it is a safety compromise in stability: not to mention it has the the safer mag wheels.

All you have to do is raise the fender like one poster did for offroading. It really looks like the way it should look for aesthetics. Off road 'images' sell bikes even though never taken off road. But now I understand that out in Western USA, off road is sometimes essential and convenient. Still, raise the fender up and put new tires on it: you're done.

I was not aware of the fork differences however, and thought they may all be softer which is geared towards the offroad. I would like to understand the exact differences better. Strada is cool, and they have warehouses full of them, from Pierer's mouth himself, so set your calender to June 30, 2013 and see if any indication of going lower. Pierer has certainly been more active and supportive of the TR650 as of late
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:56 PM   #2752
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Another reason for picking the Strada is they 17"/19" was the exact size the BMW F/G 650 was designed for. Chassis design is very complex and the 21" front tire is a compromise in chassis design, even though it is psychologically soothing for the rider. But at high speeds on the highway, it is a safety compromise in stability: not to mention it has the the safer mag wheels.

All you have to do is raise the fender like one poster did for offroading. It really looks like the way it should look for aesthetics. Off road 'images' sell bikes even though never taken off road. But now I understand that out in Western USA, off road is sometimes essential and convenient. Still, raise the fender up and put new tires on it: you're done.

I was not aware of the fork differences however, and thought they may all be softer which is geared towards the offroad. I would like to understand the exact differences better. Strada is cool, and they have warehouses full of them, from Pierer's mouth himself, so set your calender to June 30, 2013 and see if any indication of going lower. Pierer has certainly been more active and supportive of the TR650 as of late
Wow. I've only had bikes w/ a 21" front since the late 70's. Guess I shouldn't have even survived.
You just may be full of shit.
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:09 PM   #2753
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So you mean to tell me my spoke wheels are dangerous?

Damn, I must have been doing it wrong all these years.
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:12 PM   #2754
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Wow. I've only had bikes w/ a 21" front since the late 70's. Guess I shouldn't have even survived.
You just may be full of shit.
I was thinking the same same thing!
Never ever had an instability problem with a 21" front at hwy speeds
More likely to do with the tire choice
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:17 PM   #2755
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Wow. I've only had bikes w/ a 21" front since the late 70's. Guess I shouldn't have even survived.
You just may be full of shit.

Oh geez! Ya think!?! (best check the history)
Can we go back to having polite discussions about the BMW/Husky/KTM sale and Husky's future yet?

I think you guys have run out of rear rack, skid plate and luggage questions at this point. Anxiously awaiting the first RTW attempt on this bike.

Would Colebatch take the Terra through Mongolia?

pic borrowed from Colebatch's Ride Report
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:30 PM   #2756
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wheres the Pop corn icon?

I don't think he meant any harm about his comment on the wheel size..

geeez...so sensivtive in here. THIS IS A MOTORCYCLE OPINION FORUM; not a polictical party forum.....

We are a brotherhood of motorcycle nut cases. Whether it's a Vespa or a Adventure "R" 990 or a DRZ400; we all share a common bond, (two wheels). Lets not let wheel size tear us apart. What are we going to do next, compare the length of our kick starters?

So back to rummors about the Husky Brand among the KTM Bannor...?
Why speculate?

I just wanta piss away another 7 G's on another motorcycle that has my interest this month......and I can't buy both.....

...just getting OPINIONS......

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Old 05-19-2013, 04:49 PM   #2757
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Oh geez! Ya think!?! (best check the history)
Can we go back to having polite discussions about the BMW/Husky/KTM sale and Husky's future yet?

I think you guys have run out of rear rack, skid plate and luggage questions at this point. Anxiously awaiting the first RTW attempt on this bike.

Would Colebatch take the Terra through Mongolia?

pic borrowed from Colebatch's Ride Report
By using this photo I think you are implying that off-roading can be done with a low front fender. BLASPHEMY!
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:05 PM   #2758
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This thing with 17" wheels sucked in the sand.......



But then again, so did this


This was fun.....



Then this piece of crap....


I could go on and on but get flagged for wasting too much forum space.....

....point is, I kinda get it about the wheels and low fenders.....I just don't know if I want a Terra or a Strada and the STRADA is winning cause of price (untill I farkle the hell out of it....lol!)

I shoulda kept this: (and the Jeep behind it)

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Old 05-19-2013, 05:24 PM   #2759
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This is my RTW attempt on the best ADV beast made:



I made it to the other side of the Alleghaney River.....then I ran out of Spam and had to go back to Philadelphia....

....next time I'll do it on a Kymco scooter with 12" wheels....hell; I'll walk

RIDINGDONKEYS: call me, PM sent
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:35 PM   #2760
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That is a "Slipstream" picture for the last page of Cycle World
LOL, I was just thinking of being a writer for Cycle World, I can dream can't I?

I have a sequence... some strange bug looking thing that emerges from the safety of the metal cocoon, stretching its front legs, reaching for Terra Firma.



Then taking its first steps in it new life...


Fighting the last few inches to freedom...


And fully emerged, without a scratch bump or bruise...



I need to find a nice tank bag and a low profile locking trunk. I can fab brackets. Any suggestions?
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