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Old 02-26-2013, 05:21 PM   #331
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Wow/bump

I got to demo ride the strada 650 in rock hill sc Friday. It was raining so I didn't get to do all I wanted, but did get the idea,great power,it had legs on the road,and I loved it!!!! My stupid question. Do you love it even more when you own it? Anybody want a 1100gs? Bump had to dig to deep to find the thread.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:51 PM   #332
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Yes Hambone, it does indeed!

Shockingly good.....ain't it?

No one "gets it" until they take a test ride. Never had a 650 thumper this smooth & nice with this kind of handling. And, I've owned a lot of bikes.

Snatch the red-head while you can....it's the real deal!

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Old 02-26-2013, 06:51 PM   #333
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I got to demo ride the strada 650 in rock hill sc Friday. It was raining so I didn't get to do all I wanted, but did get the idea,great power,it had legs on the road,and I loved it!!!! My stupid question. Do you love it even more when you own it? Anybody want a 1100gs? Bump had to dig to deep to find the thread.

Picked my Terra up at Bill's in Salem, OR on Saturday ( fantastic dealership, a really great bunch of guys, best dealer experience in my 30 something years of motorcycling!!) and rode it home 250 miles to southern OR with mostly Freeway and I'm just blown away how this bike performs. It exceeds all my expectations. I was a little apprehensive about the Terra's LD road performance, but no worries there. It will cruise at 65-70mph at around 4500rpm and will have lots of power left to do the quick dash for passing at illegal speeds.
It really feels more like a twin than a single! Nary a vibration at any rpm, light, nimble, stable, corners great - a hoot to drive.
Took it out on some forest/fireroads and mild off-road on Sunday and again I can not believe how well the Terra did. I took it to places where I would have never even dreamed of taking my Triumph Tiger 955i.
I was looking for a south America bike and I think I found the perfect one with the Terra!
Sell your 1100GS and get a Terra, you will not regret it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:15 PM   #334
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GS for TR?

Well...it does get better for me as I get more miles. The TR wouldn't compare IMHO two up,,or fast long distance slab. I have a newer GS too (cam head) the TQ down low is much better than the TR. If you use the available RPMs and don't lug it around it'll go down the highway just fine...and seems to like to rev for a single. The after market will catch up with farkles soon enough....I hope more choices for windshields and such. I have the stock Husky screen..seems ok...but doesn't block wind at higher speeds. Also not sure what hard luggage will do to disrupt the bike at speed? I like the bike a lot. Gets better all the time!
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:05 PM   #335
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I was looking for a south America bike and I think I found the perfect one with the Terra!
Okay it's Touratech ad but what the heck.

1500 miles on a Terra
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:50 AM   #336
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Awsome

Thanks to everyone who spoke up. Yes it is shockingly good,awsome bike. The gs thought, My reality is I don't have time to tour,(much)the older I get the more smiles per mile I can get the better. Ride to work,take 2to 4hrs for myself when the family gives me a break,and every now and then a whole day. I only got in 8000 miles last year doing this, SO the strada for me smiles for ME! Oh I love the terra also,but could anyone post some stupid question pictures of the stada. 2nd stupid question what where you guys able to them out the door for? (Price)
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:14 AM   #337
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A few pictures of a great little bike.



The rack that High five made.





Took a short ride around the block at BMW of Atlanta, was just down there to help a friend with a Ducati, liked it so much that I road it into my friends trailer, went inside and wrote them a check.

Really enjoy riding it in these twisties that are every where in the Smokeys, fantastic on these fire and forest roads also.Will cruise at 80 with out breathing hard at all.

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Old 02-27-2013, 04:28 AM   #338
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Took a short ride around the block at BMW of Atlanta, was just down there to help a friend with a Ducati, liked it so much that I road it into my friends trailer, went inside and wrote them a check.
So glad you are liking your Husky-------that is exactly the way I bought my last 2 bikes----the Husky and my WR250R-----I rode them and wrote a check-------awesome.

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Old 02-27-2013, 05:05 AM   #339
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Ordered a set of Touratech hand guards yesterday, will be here next Monday, I'd like to get some heated grips and a little better back bag to go on HF's rack.

Boy oh Boy, am I ever ready for Spring just around the corner.....
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:28 AM   #340
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Dean---I have HF's rack too---although not installed yet in this picture----but I just wanted to show you the Wolfman "Wolftail" rear bag I've been using on the Terra.

It's awesome----expandable-----3 nice size outside pockets-----and I ordered the optional rain cover----although I've found they are pretty waterproof without it.

Abut $140 from Wolfman I think----------used this bag also on a recent trip to Baja on my WR250R.




It held all my camping gear----and when I got warm----I took off my gortex shell and use the built in bungies on top of the bag to strap my jacket on to.

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:28 AM   #341
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Motorsportz skid plate

Got it bolted on yesterday. Quality product, fits great and seems bomb proof.




I chose not to use thread locker on the install.
The front bolts already have locking nuts on them, and I'm worried about shearing off the rear ones.
If they got sheared, the thread locker would make it nearly impossible to get out and repalce.
besides, this skid plate is firmly held in place with only the two front bolts.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:10 PM   #342
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I knew that red would look sweet! I can't wait to get mine on.....just gotta get the TR still...lots of parts laying around waiting for the bike to come
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:40 PM   #343
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I knew that red would look sweet! I can't wait to get mine on.....just gotta get the TR still...lots of parts laying around waiting for the bike to come
I actually ordered mine before i bought the bike!
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:41 PM   #344
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hmmm...

No turning back now.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:49 PM   #345
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I love the little Husky crown shapes on the exhaust pipe tips. Somebody should paint theirs red or something to make them stand out.
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