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Old 02-06-2013, 01:14 PM   #241
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BMW have sold Husky and the new owner says road bikes no mas.

How will this effect the Terras?
Wrong Thread: Take it over to the general discussion Thread for the Terra. The debate rages endlessly over there.

Now back to the regular scheduled programming....

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Old 02-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #242
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Hey HF, you should make a stack of those plastic brackets. If you could get them CNC machined, but leave the plate holes un drilled, I would buy one. Im sure you could sell these to a bunch of us terra owners who want retain the rear fender for roost protection.


I could do that, no problem. How many want one? I’ll start a list. Probably not worthwhile, unless we get 10 or more in a production run. Why wouldn’t you want the holes pre-drilled?

I’ve still got one tailrack plate remaining, if anyone wants it. I’d be willing to do another production run on those, as well, if I had 10 orders for it. I actually lost a little money on….making only five. But, that’s because I’m a Stupid Dog, and don’t charge enough. Just glad to help the Collective. There’s so little aftermarket stuff available….even less from people who actually ride the bike. Which would you rather have?


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Just finished browsing through this thread, I put some money down on the next Terra that arrives a few hours away in El Paso, TX. (Should be the 15th of this month). Ironically I put the money towards the bike the same day Husky got sold... grrrr....
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Anyways, since I'm a fair distance from the dealership, I'm more than likely going to be doing the services myself. Unfortunately I heard this machine has to be plugged into the BMW mothership. They informed me at the 600 mile break-in service, there is an oil change and the computer is reflashed (it comes from the factory in a low power mode for the break in period).

Is this true?

I look forward to this thread growing.


Well….you ain’t old until your regrets out-number your dreams. This won’t be one of them. You’ll love the bike. Consider it a collector’s item. Wish I could buy a couple more to hide away in the crate.


I think that’s bull-O-nee…..what the dealer said…..at least regarding the USA shipments. There are reduced power rules in other countries for new riders, but I’ve not heard of any TR650’s receiving such treatment.

IF my bike is de-tuned, then Double Ho-Chi-Momma….am I ever gonna enjoy the upgrade, because the MPG factor (Miles per Grin) is pretty significant already. I seriously doubt its not fully powered up in its current state. I have no plans to make any engine performance mods on my Terra. I love the motor exactly how it is. Shocking to the Collective, I imagine. Hope you-all aren't too disappointed.

Honestly, it’s a wonderful feeling not having to mess with the motor performance on a new bike. It’s a GREAT feeling, actually…..quite refreshing. Maybe I was a lucky one (that would be a first for me....I don't even bother buying Lottery Tickets cause my luck is so bad).


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Good stuff HF...
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As far as the KLR add on, I did notice it right off. I have one off my old KLR and was scratching my head pondering about it. You beat me to it. Not sure what will do yet about a skid plate. Seems more are coming out. I like yours tho, but I don't want to be a "copy cobbler" !!




Just turn your KLR skid pan upside down…..fits pretty good that way, maybe even better.
I was having a hard time deciding which way to attach it. In the end, I went with the air flow. But, upside down offers a little better protection up high, as you will see.

GO FOR IT ! ! !

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Old 02-06-2013, 01:59 PM   #243
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I could do that, no problem. How many want one? I’ll start a list. Probably not worthwhile, unless we get 10 or more in a production run. Why wouldn’t you want the holes pre-drilled?





GO FOR IT ! ! !

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Ontario license plates have the holes drilled in the the wrong location compared to US california sized plates. I can drill them out when I have plate in hand. This will also keep the cost marginally cheaper.
I think a good price point would be $10 plus shipping.
If you can do it,Im in for one.


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Old 02-06-2013, 02:34 PM   #244
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rear rack plate

Scott--------I'll take that rear rack plate if you still have it.

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Old 02-06-2013, 03:18 PM   #245
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Ontario license plates have the holes drilled in the the wrong location compared to US california sized plates. I can drill them out when I have plate in hand. This will also keep the cost marginally cheaper.
I think a good price point would be $10 plus shipping.
If you can do it,Im in for one.


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This is what I'm using on the Terra. It's lightweight plastic. I think it will fit most nationalities.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:49 PM   #246
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You mean this isn't the thread where you ask stupid questions regarding the new owners of Husqvarna and how that might effect the TR650?

The thread title is very misleading.

Hhhmmmm…..you actually have a point. I see that now, pumkin640. And its funny!

So, you've made me reconsider.




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BMW have sold Husky and the new owner says road bikes no mas.

How will this effect the Terras?
Forgive me, RaY YreKa…..I assumed to much. My apologies.

The answer is: It won't affect the Terras at all. Mine still runs just fine, as does all the others I imagine.

If you meant La Pierer.....who knows.

I swore off guessing after buying my Husaberg 70 degree dream-machine. Guessing was just so over rated.



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Scott--------I'll take that rear rack plate if you still have it.

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:06 PM   #247
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Mine came from the factory in full power mode - some first shipment bikes needed the reflash. I hope to never see the inside of the dealer shop.
Anyway I can verify this?

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I think that’s bull-O-nee…..what the dealer said…..at least regarding the USA shipments. There are reduced power rules in other countries for new riders, but I’ve not heard of any TR650’s receiving such treatment.

IF my bike is de-tuned, then Double Ho-Chi-Momma….am I ever gonna enjoy the upgrade, because the MPG factor (Miles per Grin) is pretty significant already. I seriously doubt its not fully powered up in its current state. I have no plans to make any engine performance mods on my Terra. I love the motor exactly how it is. Shocking to the Collective, I imagine. Hope you-all aren't too disappointed.

Honestly, it’s a wonderful feeling not having to mess with the motor performance on a new bike. It’s a GREAT feeling, actually…..quite refreshing. Maybe I was a lucky one (that would be a first for me....I don't even bother buying Lottery Tickets cause my luck is so bad).





I hope I enjoy it. My DR350 took a massive dump on me in December (my first suzuki, probably my last) and I'm jonesing bad for some dualsport riding. I'm counting down the days.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:20 AM   #248
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In Australia all Terras and Stradas are shipped with the detuned motor configuration as standard. If the buyer is eligible to ride the full power version the dealer obtains a copy of their drivers licence and then does the factory mod to make the bike put out full power. The bike is then registered as a full power model and is not able to be legally ridden by somebody with a licence restriction.
The power mod consists of an EFI remap and I believe some sort of throttle action re calibration.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:16 PM   #249
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Some of the best money I've ever spent for cold weather protection, not to mention rain & mud too, has definitely got to be these MSR Hand D-Flectors (aka Elephant Ears).



Slam dunk, no contest…..its a no brainer for only $36. You can buy them at Motorcycle Superstore, or many other places.

I've had this pair several years, and used it on every bike thru many winter months. Quite handy in the pouring rain too, if you prefer to keep your gloves dry and water out of your sleeves.

You probably noticed them on my recent ride to the Kiamichi Mtns, last weekend. No...?? Well, look again:






Yes, I have heated grips and even use heated gloves. That's all fine and dandy, but it gets even better when I strap these Elephant Ears on. These thingys completely block the air flow over my entire hands and wrists…..substantially improving the effectiveness of the heated grips and gloves.

Easy to pack flat in a bag and strap on fast. BUT you must have some kind of hard handguards on your bike BEFORE strapping these on. They do not work as stand-along handguards. The wind force will push them into your levers and hands, if you don't have a stiffer handguard in place already. These are supplemental wrap-arounds and simply work great.

To be sure, there are other manufactures of similar things. I don't care if or which you use. Just pointing out how nice they are to have, when the going gets tough. And they are pretty dirt cheap, all things considered.

I've even slipped these under my jacket (like a chest protector) to block the cold wind from blasting me in the chest. That worked surprisingly good, as well. Try them…..you might like them.

If I was concerned about "looks", I would have bought a Ducati and just let it sit in the garage.

Now get off your duff and go ride! It ain't too cold! We need some real action photos posted here.

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:01 PM   #250
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We need some real action photos posted here.

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Well not to much action---but at least something to look at.








I said this bike was going to replace my 950 and my KLR.

As of 2 days ago they are both sold and gone---will miss the KLR--the 950 not so much.

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I said this bike was going to replace my 950 and my KLR.

As of 2 days ago they are both sold and gone---will miss the KLR--the 950 not so much.
Glad it worked out for you. Should make bike maintenance much easier.
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Since I should be picking up my Terra on friday, and I have a 100+ mile ride home, I'm planning on changing the oil the next day. I've read somewhere that the Terra comes from the factory with synthetic and BMW suggests you only use synthetic?

Which flavor of Rotella do you guys recommend? which weight?
My local wally world only had the Rotella T5 and I noticed the jug said 'Energy saving'... I heard this was a bad thing for motorcycles. But it did have the JASO T904-MA wet clutch rating that someone on this thread recommended.

Can I run the T5 or only the T6?


Also, I got the El Paso stealership to admit that I do not need them to perform the 600 mile break in service to maintain the warranty and no re-flash is necessary. While calling around about this, the store in Tuscon, AZ mentioned that they flash the bikes with an 'offroad' (non street legal flash) before the bikes are even sold. Does anyone on here have any knowledge of this off-road flash and is anyone running it?
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I didn't like the cheap looking white plastic fender so took it down to the local bike paint specialist and had it sprayed black. Also used a heat gun to peel off the cheesy red graphics on the tank panels.


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Since I should be picking up my Terra on friday, and I have a 100+ mile ride home, I'm planning on changing the oil the next day. I've read somewhere that the Terra comes from the factory with synthetic and BMW suggests you only use synthetic?

Which flavor of Rotella do you guys recommend? which weight?
My local wally world only had the Rotella T5 and I noticed the jug said 'Energy saving'... I heard this was a bad thing for motorcycles. But it did have the JASO T904-MA wet clutch rating that someone on this thread recommended.

Can I run the T5 or only the T6?


Also, I got the El Paso stealership to admit that I do not need them to perform the 600 mile break in service to maintain the warranty and no re-flash is necessary. While calling around about this, the store in Tuscon, AZ mentioned that they flash the bikes with an 'offroad' (non street legal flash) before the bikes are even sold. Does anyone on here have any knowledge of this off-road flash and is anyone running it?
I posted my complete oil change procedure previously in ths Thread. Go to Post #33 and you will see a photo of the Rotella I am currently running.

I used Rotella Synthetic T6 Heavy Duty Engine Oil 5W-40 (blue bottle). I do not recommend the T5 (white bottle).

NAPA always seems to have this oil on the shelf. Other auto parts stores & some farm & ranch supplies seem to occassionaly. WATCH OUT.....don't grab an identical T6 blue bottle that says "for diesel engines". Make sure you check the label on front and get the "Heavy Duty Engine Oil" version, if you choose to run this brand.

I've been very pleased with the performance of this T6 synthetic in several of my bikes.......I watch for it to go on sale and stock up. It is JASO rated, and is not Energy Conserving. Always check the circular "API" rating on the back to see if an oil is Energy Conserving.....which means it has slick additives that you don't want to be using with this kind of a wet clutch. Energy Conserving will always be published in the lower half of the API circle; otherwise, it is blank.

Check that API label and ignore any marketing hype elsewhere on the bottle. For example, this T6 bottle says "Energized Performance" on the front. That means absolutely nothing......but could easily be confused and mis-interpreted by a Stupid Dog like me. SO read the fine print carefully to verify JASO and a clean API label (blank lower half of circle) and you're good to go (with any brand).

Regarding offroad ECU mapping......I doubt it.....for this bike. Never heard of such being available, but I'm stupid about a lot of things. Thus, the need for this Thread. My Dealer did that for me on my Husaberg FE390 enduro model.....loaded the more agressive map from the motocross bike (of similar engine displacement). But that was primarily to eliminate the lean stall off bottom. There is a re-flash for the Terra that supposedly fixes this similar issue (if needed). Requires the Dealer to have the special MOSS tool to accomplish. But, I've not needed it for mine (yet).

If the Dealer has the tool and knows how to use it, then I'd have them re-flash it before departing. Certainly couldn't hurt anything. But it might not be needed on your particular bike. You'd just have to ride it first to see if it stumbles off idle (after its at Normal Operating Temperature......I.e. the fan is cycling).

I'm unaware of any "competition fuel maps" available for the Terra. But, it would be funny if they did.

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I didn't like the cheap looking white plastic fender so took it down to the local bike paint specialist and had it sprayed black. Also used a heat gun to peel off the cheesy red graphics on the tank panels.
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