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Old 11-21-2012, 03:26 PM   #976
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HP might go up a bit after break in. No matter, its plenty enough for an old fat man as it is.

On another note, I got to ride it at night finally and can report that the headlight is plenty bright, hi & lo beams. Every bit as good as my v strom.
Thanks for mentioning that bit about the headlight. As a strom owner I feel I've been spoiled by the headlights. I've been thinking a terra might be the next bike, and wondered how the lights compared.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:46 PM   #977
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Could I ask one of you Terra owners to measure the side stand foot? I just watched a video on the bike and I noticed that it looks like it has the same foot as the F800GS.

I just need the length and width please! MMs would be best unless you're using calipers.

Thanks in advance!!

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Old 11-22-2012, 07:57 AM   #978
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I've got 2,500 miles on the Husky now and went on a several day camping ride in Missouri looking for more old springs, grist mills and neat out of the way stuff.




























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Looks like you rode near Rocky Falls, A very neat place to ride!

What is your impression of the suspension now that you have done a fully loaded trip?

Great pics as always Mark!!
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:57 AM   #979
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Looking good BigDog-sounds like that rear rack may be better than I imagined.

Is there a specific accessory wire tap to add a power distribution block? Just wondering where your powering gps/heated grips etc from.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:08 AM   #980
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Mark - Now that you have some miles on the TR, what kind of range and mpg is it getting??

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Old 11-22-2012, 11:55 AM   #981
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Been getting 53-58 mpg. I was hoping for 65 but maybe that isn't going to happen I guess.
I don't ride bikes real hard---so others may get less.
These miles were spent poking around in lower gears mostly-------with a little pavement in 5th gear here and there.

I've estimated it might run out of gas at about 210 miles.

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I was pretty skeptical of those earlier mpg estimates. I seem to get 55 mpg on my G650X consistently (loaded with racks and soft bags and I weigh 175). So I find it hard to believe then Terra, with a bit more power in a similar engine and more weight could get 65mpg or more. Not sure how anybody could complain getting over 55 mpg on a relatively high powered 650 dual sport.

Nice to see the real world reports BDA. I think you're single handedly easing people's fears about this bike.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:12 PM   #982
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That's it.

I think there are a few people having a difficult time understanding what segment this bike fits. Obviously, this is not the typical Husky single-track bike. But it checks the boxes of many touring DS riders I think.
If you go over the the BMW 650 Dakar thread, you will see a pile of stripped down Dakars, which should answer the questions.

The Dak, is surprisingly offroadable for such a heavy bike, and the engine is an absolute gem.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #983
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I was pretty skeptical of those earlier mpg estimates. I seem to get 55 mpg on my G650X consistently (loaded with racks and soft bags and I weigh 175). So I find it hard to believe then Terra, with a bit more power in a similar engine and more weight could get 65mpg or more. Not sure how anybody could complain getting over 55 mpg on a relatively high powered 650 dual sport.

Nice to see the real world reports BDA. I think you're single handedly easing people's fears about this bike.
I get 60mpg in pretty much all conditions on my '02 Dak. If I try really hard I can touch 70, but to do that I need to be at 45-50 mph with no throttle variation on flat asphalt.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:18 AM   #984
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Big dog, how does the motor feel at low revs?

Does it respond immediately, no bogging down, not running lean etc?

That is how the motor in the XChallenge behaved until I fitted a BoosterPlug, and then it ran a lot better, more powerful, smoother, cooler and surprisingly with a little better fuel economy.

Booster Plug: http://www.boosterplug.com/shop/bmw-...nder-20c1.html
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:10 AM   #985
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I found a dyno chart!! http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/908/14...irst-Ride.aspx

and nobody wanted a pool "If there is going to be a pool, my money is on 48hp at the wheel"

2013 Husqvarna TR650 Terra First Ride Picture 2 of 9

I wonder if they did a run with the restricted version.
Talking to a husky rep the other day he stated that the restricted version put out 48 hp and that they de restrict them they go up to 58
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:31 AM   #986
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I wonder if they did a run with the restricted version.
Talking to a husky rep the other day he stated that the restricted version put out 48 hp and that they de restrict them they go up to 58
58 hp at the crank with 15-20% loss would be about 48 hp at the rear wheel.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:32 AM   #987
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Latest Motorcyclist mag (January 2013) has both bikes in a "First Rider" road test, starting on page 38.

"Light, neutral-handling, and endlessly forgiving, the Terra TR650 can make even a n average street rider's first foray off-road feel just like Steve McQeen on the beach in "On Any Sunday." "

Can you say Hyperbole?

I do need to get a test ride on one of these,,, still holding out for 450 from somewhere tho.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:29 PM   #988
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I think the XRE got its inspiration from this (even the colors are spot on):


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did husky designers draw any inspiration from the XRE?


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Old 11-26-2012, 02:51 PM   #989
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I do need to get a test ride on one of these,,, still holding out for 450 from somewhere tho.
+1. I want either a lighter 450, or for about the same weight as the TR650, I want the Nuda /R here in the US.

However, I'm beginning to better understand the Terra's performance envelope now. Thanks, BigDog.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:17 PM   #990
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I think the XRE got its inspiration from this (even the colors are spot on):


It took me a second to see it - it's a spy vs spy transformer. Good eye man. How did you figure that out? Very Funny - SBG

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