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Old 10-25-2012, 05:27 AM   #646
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Hope to pick up mine tomorrow.I was sold the first time I saw it as it was exactly what I've been looking for.The 990 is way to much for my antique butt to throw around and the little WR wears me out on the highway.The Terra should fill in the niche between the two nicely.Yea I could have bought a DR,KLR or an XRL,but I'm always looking for something a little different..

I'm also too lazy to read the 45 or so pages to see if there are any maintenance intervals posted yet and whats involved in the first service.

Anybody check it out yet...
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:49 AM   #647
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:19 AM   #648
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:47 AM   #649
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Looking for a bike for seat deveolpment.....

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Hey guys, if anyone near Riverside Ca. would like a free seat, or anything else we can come up with to fit the bike,
please get in touch with me. Need a local rider to help us.

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PS the pic above is exactly what I had in mind for a tall flat version.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:54 AM   #650
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from the linked article: " It is probably the ultimate utility bike out there. If I owned one, I would find plenty of excuses to go riding."


I'm glad he's in love with the TR650 and think it's the new "best bike ever". Really.

Edit: That is a really good write up, and I find it telling that all the pictures are from the dirt portion of the ride. I mean, who doesn't think it's a ton of fun to ride up steep hills, catch a little air here and there, and get sideways on dirt roads?
Not sure who "best bike ever" refers to, not something I said. But, yes you got me on the dirt pics. I referenced that in the comments section, about how hard it is to get interesting looking street bike pics, so it is all dirt. Overall, for what it is, the TR650 is a pretty nice bike and a very good value. You can quote me on that one.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:14 AM   #651
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Not sure who "best bike ever" refers to, not something I said. But, yes you got me on the dirt pics. I referenced that in the comments section, about how hard it is to get interesting looking street bike pics, so it is all dirt. Overall, for what it is, the TR650 is a pretty nice bike and a very good value. You can quote me on that one.
Hi Chilly, I was quoting Bobnoxious. I posted my positive impressions of the bike and...
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I'm glad you're in love with the TR650 and think it's the new "best bike ever". Really.


Cleghorn road was perfect for that bike, I think.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:31 AM   #652
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:01 AM   #653
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Correct.

The bike is sold with ABS as an option in Europe, not in the USA (to keep the price down).

Also, the European edition has a 17" rear wheel.
The 18" is an optional extra here.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:10 AM   #654
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Drum roll please. BigDogs 2013 Husky Terra 650 Video
I hope you guys enjoy this---I had fun doing it.
All of this riding was in the beautiful Shawnee National forest in Southern Illinois.
The fall colors were almost at peak ------it was a perfect day for riding.

One thing I noticed---in a couple of the video's in which somebody else was videoing me the mechanical
noise of the motor sounds like a washing machine full of marbles. I don't have any idea why it sounded like that---as
I'm here to tell you---------it is a very mechanically quiet motor.

Thanks for taking the time to film that and post it up
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:14 AM   #655
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Great stuff Big Dog!

On a side note, I have to get down to Shawnee National Forest.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:48 AM   #656
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Great thread, I've been following it from the beginning. I can't wait to try one of these out. I'm hoping this bike will do for me what I thought the KLR I had was going to. I just didn't warm up to it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:43 PM   #657
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The Husqvarna TR650 Terra is the best 50/50 bike out there. I sat on one today and basically climbed all over and under it. I like just about everything on the bike. The rear brake lever is odd and hangs too low. Not an issue for my use. Also, the oil return line from the head to the crankcase is VERY close to the header. Other than that, there is not much, for me, to dislike about the Terra. One feature that I really liked was the bolt-on footpeg brackets. Nice bike!

I believe that I'll be ordering one next month!
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:54 PM   #658
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In my opinion,The Husqvarna TR650 Terra is the best 50/50 bike out there for me, based on what I think I need a 50/50 bike to be. I sat on one today and basically climbed all over and under it. I like just about everything on the bike. The rear brake lever is odd and hangs too low. Not an issue for my use. Also, the oil return line from the head to the crankcase is VERY close to the header. Other than that, there is not much, for me, to dislike about the Terra. One feature that I really liked was the bolt-on footpeg brackets. Nice bike!

I believe that I'll be ordering one next month!
FIFY

Hope you enjoy it
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:04 PM   #659
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Bob, don't be so bobnoxious! :) It's a great bike!
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:30 PM   #660
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I have been following this bike for awhile now and really like it. I may downsize my 950 to one of these. I was wondering if anyone has any info on the maintenance requirements as far as valve adj, what oil is recommended? Also I would suspect these use premium gas. A friend has the new Sertao and was told to run it on regular....any comment on that?
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