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Old 02-18-2013, 03:58 PM   #286
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So, I followed procedure on the oil change and I'm still not getting a reading on the dip stick.
-Drained from that odd line under the body panel
-Drained from the bottom plug
-Changed the oil filter
-Buttoned it all back up
-Poured in 1.5 liters
-Cranked and let it sit for a minute or so running
-Got the bike vertical
-Screwed the dip stick all the way down


No oil on the stick, added the other .5 liters. Still nothing on the stick. Would it be safe to add even more? What's a safe amount to add and what would be an absurd threshold I don't want to cross. My understanding was that the bike held 2 liters and I'm at that with probably a little more given the little bit of extra old oil left in the lines.
The correct oil volume is definitely 2.0 liter (2,000 cc). It usually will not show on the dipstick until the engine reaches normal operating temperature. Make sure your engines warmed up fully, before checking the oil level. Do NOT overfill....2.5 liters is too much.

My complete oil change procedure can be found in Post #33 in this Thread (about Page 2). Please note my "Edit" at the end of article, which verifies correct oil volume.

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Old 02-18-2013, 04:00 PM   #287
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So BMW 800 pegs work on these correct? I love Fastway pegs and wonder if they have ones that will work for the Husky??
Affirmative.

Note: a lower peg will also help solve the rear brake position issue. I moved my pegs down & forward (stealing my Touratech Adjustsble Pegs) from my F800.....and they are perfect!

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Old 02-18-2013, 06:13 PM   #288
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That was before Giant Loop came out. None of the Giant Loop bags require any side racks. They've been around for over 4 years now and off-road (and everywhere else) proven. Save yourself around 10lbs or rack weight too. True side racks protect some if the soft bags weren't there.

Anyway just wanted to throw it out there.

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Hi Dave,

I'm not worried about the protection but rather the extra strength a proper set of side racks provide which comes from a strut that ties in down near the foot peg... This strut substantially strengthens the rear sub frame which is what you want when your loading the back end... Even if I was to run a Giant Loop I would not remove the racks, especially when carrying a load over rough ground...
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:37 PM   #289
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Well I had quite the misadventure taking the Terra offroad for the first time today. Here's the linky:
How not to break in your brand new Terra 650

I learned a few things today about the Terra. And I learned them the hard way:
-There are tubes in the tires.
For some odd reason I assumed these were tubeless tires.
-The front suspension is great.
-The rear suspension is awful.
This may be due to high tire pressure, and needing to adjust the rebound/pre load. I weigh 190 so with my gear on its about a 200# load on the bike. Whenever the rear tire would lose traction I got an awful chain slap/ horrible noise from the rear end. and the bike would bounce around terribly while ascending/descending a rocky slope. Also when you lock up the rear wheel the chain slap and awful noises occur.
-The Terra 650 is NOT a dirt bike.
-Never leave your house without tools and tire repair crap.

Is the pre-load adjustable on these bikes?
Can someone more knowledgeable than me do a write up on this?
Is a spanner wrench and what size necessary?

I had to ride 25 miles through rough, horrendous trails on a flat tire today, while still keeping the bike in its 'break in' RPMs and not lug the engine. Needless to say, this bike is not new anymore.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:09 PM   #290
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The front tire does not appear to be ruined, but it does have some smooth spots on the inside of the tire from the wheel rubbing it. It also does seem to be pretty flexible.

I decided to swap out the tube and tire from my DR350 and put it on the Terra since I need to go to work tomorrow morning.

Since I moved out here to the ranch in December, and left a good deal of my tools and equipment at my shop in Las Cruces, I have to get creative. How can I swap out tires from two motorcycle at the same time without jacks, blocks or motorcycle lifts? hmmmmmm....

Rafters in the barn and tie down straps!


You can see Bolt Dog in the foreground checking out my straps... wondering to himself if they will hold.

And they did. I successfully swapped out the Shinko Golden Boy 3.00/21 with tube from the DR350 to the Terra. The tire is a little more aggressive and is pretty new.

Next time I'm in town I'm going to buy a few more tubes...

Also, I noticed that my Terra has no working brake lights. Does anyone else have this?
The tail light is bright as all Hell, but nothing else lights up when you activate the front or rear brakes.
Did I break something else today?
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:22 PM   #291
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Picked up my new Terra today.

Looking forward to joining the Stupid Questions ranks

Cheers,

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Old 02-18-2013, 10:02 PM   #292
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The front tire does not appear to be ruined, but it does have some smooth spots on the inside of the tire from the wheel rubbing it. It also does seem to be pretty flexible.

I decided to swap out the tube and tire from my DR350 and put it on the Terra since I need to go to work tomorrow morning.

Since I moved out here to the ranch in December, and left a good deal of my tools and equipment at my shop in Las Cruces, I have to get creative. How can I swap out tires from two motorcycle at the same time without jacks, blocks or motorcycle lifts? hmmmmmm....

Rafters in the barn and tie down straps!


You can see Bolt Dog in the foreground checking out my straps... wondering to himself if they will hold.

And they did. I successfully swapped out the Shinko Golden Boy 3.00/21 with tube from the DR350 to the Terra. The tire is a little more aggressive and is pretty new.

Next time I'm in town I'm going to buy a few more tubes...

Also, I noticed that my Terra has no working brake lights. Does anyone else have this?
The tail light is bright as all Hell, but nothing else lights up when you activate the front or rear brakes.
Did I break something else today?

Hey Rugged, I had the same experience with the lights. Posted it up at the cafe husky site. There's a tab that activates your brake lights on the foot lever. If the lever hits a rock, it can bend the tab and allow the brake switch to be on full time-bypassing the front lever switch. If you checked a rock etc it's probably bent. Take a hammer and bend it back. Piece a cake.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:05 AM   #293
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Picked up my new Terra today.

Looking forward to joining the Stupid Questions ranks

Cheers,

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:36 AM   #294
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The oil will expand quite a bit when it heats up. Make sure you idle or run your bike longer than a minute - maybe until the fan kicks on. Then measure it and you should get a reading. I had the same experience.
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The correct oil volume is definitely 2.0 liter (2,000 cc). It usually will not show on the dipstick until the engine reaches normal operating temperature. Make sure your engines warmed up fully, before checking the oil level. Do NOT overfill....2.5 liters is too much.

My complete oil change procedure can be found in Post #33 in this Thread (about Page 2). Please note my "Edit" at the end of article, which verifies correct oil volume.

HF
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Thank you guys! Don't know why I didn't think about thermal expansion. I'll give her a good run. I think I read in the manual to let the fan kick on for a few minutes before it's properly where it should be.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:00 AM   #295
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Is the pre-load adjustable on these bikes?
Can someone more knowledgeable than me do a write up on this?
Is a spanner wrench and what size necessary?
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The Rear Shock is preload adjustable; 5-way using a shock spanner (I had one in my tool kit provided w/bike). I think you can use any shock pre-load ajusting wrench, say like an old Honda one. It's just detents on the collar - old school.
The shock damping is also adjustable, I checked mine, and it was like 11 clicks out from factory. I set it to 6 clicks out from seated, and will go from there.

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Old 02-19-2013, 10:47 AM   #296
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The Rear Shock is preload adjustable; 5-way using a shock spanner (I had one in my tool kit provided w/bike). I think you can use any shock pre-load ajusting wrench, say like an old Honda one. It's just detents on the collar - old school.
The shock damping is also adjustable, I checked mine, and it was like 11 clicks out from factory. I set it to 6 clicks out from seated, and will go from there.

Have fun!

Tool kit provided with bike?!

Who all got a tool kit???
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:01 AM   #297
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Tool kit provided with bike?!

Who all got a tool kit???
I know a lot of folks didn't get them - I guess I was lucky. I'll show you where it was, and what it looks like



It even says "Husqvarrna" on it!
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:58 PM   #298
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Tool kit provided with bike?!

Who all got a tool kit???
Yup yup.

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Old 02-19-2013, 02:31 PM   #299
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Tool kit provided with bike?!

Who all got a tool kit???
I didn't------most didn't from what I gather---I just called my dealer and kind of insisted they get me one. The sparkplug wrench is the thing I want most----------it's a long skinny sucker and I don't have anything to get them out------- and I bet I have a dozen different spark plug wrenches laying around.

He's calling Husky-----and I told him to not let them tell him they don't come with it-------as I could send him a picture of one with it in it.

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Old 02-19-2013, 04:45 PM   #300
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Halls Husky just sent me an e-mail after I requested they get me a toolkit.

And I quote "Toolkits On Order"

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