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Old 03-29-2013, 03:03 AM   #541
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Jake, just buy one and stop stalking us Top donk, 2 year warranty, cheap and suprisingly good suspension.
Even the girlfriend says buy it so we can go two up...
Oh there's another question, how's it go two up?
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:53 AM   #542
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Even the girlfriend says buy it so we can go two up...
Oh there's another question, how's it go two up?
Just buy it, you'll love it. With the money you save over buying a Sertao or a 690 Enduro, you can get your ladyfriend some riding lessons and a CRF230L. Life will be better for both of you then.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:20 AM   #543
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Even the girlfriend says buy it so we can go two up...
Oh there's another question, how's it go two up?
My GF and I rode for an hour or so last weekend and she said she did not like it. My KLR had a Seat Cosepts seat and I think she just got spoiled by it. If I get a SC seat for the TR...it will only be because she is complaining. In the mean time I told her to give the stock one a chance and break it in.

As far as riding 2 up, it takes a bit getting used to. From a stand still I need to work the clutch a bit more but that might be because I have not had the bike reflashed with the MOSS tool yet (havent got 650mi on it yet). Once you get going there is plenty of power available so freeway speeds is not an issue really. After the 650mi service/MOSS flash, I will let you know how it goes.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:27 PM   #544
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Looking for a TR650 Service Manual

Just picked up a Strada, love it, but would be lost without this forum.

My stupid question:


Anyone know where I can get the Service Manual. Closest dealer is 60 miles away and they say they cannot get it for me.


Thanks for any assistance,


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Old 03-29-2013, 04:30 PM   #545
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How much does it take to find the limits of the stock suspension? Say compared to a DR650, which has much more travel, but also very softly sprung so most of that travel is wasted.

I think the TR would make a good platform to improve its off-road performance while maintaining excellent onroad manners. Would it be feasible to increase suspension travel by swapping components? Or is there a chassis limitation of sorts...
Jake, I think your way of thinking goes right alley but dont know if its enough for you...

This bike is a good platform to build much better off-road machine. Rotax engine with Husky modification to power output is a marvel and tad reliable.

Stock suspension is suprisingly good despite low travel. Rebuilding it with classy components (cone valve ?) will get it much better. Mind you 46mm forks are not really popular nowadays and might require some deeper tweaks (replacement yoke). thinking about that myself already.

What you cant change is too much weight for serious off-road. You can decrease it somehow (no aftermarket exhausts available yet, would love to see some 2-in-1 lightweight replacement) but not THAT much. Unless you change rear swingarm into something aluminium....

If you need good universal bike with off-road capabilities and occassional 2-up ride, get it ! On the other hand I dont know other ADV machine that lets you test the off/on limits as much as Terra does. You'll be amazed with this bike anyway.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:31 PM   #546
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Anyone know where I can get the Service Manual. Closest dealer is 60 miles away and they say they cannot get it for me.
Service Manual or Owner's manual ? the latter is available for download here, together with parts list:

http://husqvarna-motorcyclesna.com/manuals.php
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:06 PM   #547
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Service Manual or Owner's manual ? the latter is available for download here, together with parts list:

http://husqvarna-motorcyclesna.com/manuals.php
Thank-you. I have the parts and owner's manual, looking for the service manual (maintenance procedures, torque specs, etc.).
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:19 PM   #548
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What you cant change is too much weight for serious off-road.
Cheers mario, the concern isn't the weight so much, it's just the suspension. I've owned a few KTM 950s, they weigh up to 250+KG Loaded, but the WP suspension is top notch and it won't get upset at speed on rough terrain.

I've seen some interesting WP swaps onto DR650s and the F650.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:36 PM   #549
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Cheers mario, the concern isn't the weight so much, it's just the suspension. I've owned a few KTM 950s, they weigh up to 250+KG Loaded, but the WP suspension is top notch and it won't get upset at speed on rough terrain.
Unfortunately its no longer... KTM learns quick off BMW how to make money and now they put cheapest, simplest WP shocks into their machines, be it ADV or 690R. Better forks are limited to EXC range, which is hardly any ADV and/or 2-up option. For 98% users its no difference, the other 2% needs to change the suspension, no matter what they buy. And if so, I rather prefer much more reliable Rotax platform. And cheaper to buy and maintain. Suspension needs working in any option.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:36 PM   #550
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Has anyone found an online parts fiche for the Terra yet?
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:30 AM   #551
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Has anyone found an online parts fiche for the Terra yet?
That factory parts catalog serves as fiches (in fact those are the fiches, only its in pdf, not html).
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:55 AM   #552
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That factory parts catalog serves as fiches (in fact those are the fiches, only its in pdf, not html).
Not only that, you can order any part there from www.ktm-parts.com. Haven't tried to get any part yet, but as a test, I did enter the part # for a random obscure part and it came up with a price. I stopped short of paying for it, but it took the order. The $0.99 phenolic washer had a $6 shipping cost, as expected, but the first signs of KTM support are very encouraging. Guess we won't know until someone orders and receives a part for real.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:39 PM   #553
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Not only that, you can order any part there from www.ktm-parts.com. Haven't tried to get any part yet, but as a test, I did enter the part # for a random obscure part and it came up with a price. I stopped short of paying for it, but it took the order. The $0.99 phenolic washer had a $6 shipping cost, as expected, but the first signs of KTM support are very encouraging. Guess we won't know until someone orders and receives a part for real.
I can't pull up any 2013 models...
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:08 PM   #554
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I can't pull up any 2013 models...
I used the parts catalog to find the part number, then entered it in the KTM-Parts search box and up it came.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:11 PM   #555
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I used the parts catalog to find the part number, then entered it in the KTM-Parts search box and up it came.
Working ! Seems original seat costs 90 bucks...
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