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Old 04-29-2013, 06:20 PM   #691
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Cool, looks like it will work. Good to know if the original gets banged up a bit. This also could be useful for Strada owners wishing to put a high fender on.

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From the Terra/Strada parts manual: http://husqvarna-motorcyclesna.com/a...3TR650part.pdf

Drawing number 30, pages 74 & 75, parts number 19 and 20:
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:02 AM   #692
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Touring in the Brindabellas.

Hey,.. that's not a stupid question.

I was nearby on the weekend. I rode the Wee Jasper road on Sunday afternoon, but on my DL1000, and wishing I was on my Terra.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:54 AM   #693
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I'm at over 4k miles on the Terra now, and I seem to be getting a 'clunking' noise from the front suspension while going over washboards and rocks/bumps. The bike has always had a little bit of a clunk noise when bottoming out the front suspension or unloading the suspension quickly.

But now with more miles, the suspension seems to be a little rougher and noisier. Anyone else have this issue? Could it be from the huge rock I bent my front wheel on a few weeks ago?
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:43 PM   #694
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I'm at over 4k miles on the Terra now, and I seem to be getting a 'clunking' noise from the front suspension while going over washboards and rocks/bumps. The bike has always had a little bit of a clunk noise when bottoming out the front suspension or unloading the suspension quickly.

But now with more miles, the suspension seems to be a little rougher and noisier. Anyone else have this issue? Could it be from the huge rock I bent my front wheel on a few weeks ago?
BMW's in all their bikes put real thin fork oil that bangs a lot. Put heavier weight fork oil and it will be like a new bike, especially if you are over 200 lbs or so. That's assuming the usd forks are similar (but a fork's a fork I would think - it's just heavier duty for off road riding wear).
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:00 AM   #695
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Got almost 10,000km no clunk in front suspension but things are bedding in. Time to put a few more clicks in the rear preload. I might work out how to do this on the weekend.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:34 AM   #696
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Check your steering head bearings. If they are loose or have some play, they will cause the front end to "clunk". If you can, elevate your bike so that the front end is off the ground; think dirt bike stand. Then grab the front forks at the bottom and see if you feel any play. If there is, you will need to remove the upper triple clamp and tighten the bearing nut. Also check the smoothness of the bearings when the front end is still off the ground by turning the handlebars side to side. If you feel any snags or catches, the bearing has probably been damaged and needs to be replaced (both upper and lower). Hope this helps.
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I'm at over 4k miles on the Terra now, and I seem to be getting a 'clunking' noise from the front suspension while going over washboards and rocks/bumps. The bike has always had a little bit of a clunk noise when bottoming out the front suspension or unloading the suspension quickly.

But now with more miles, the suspension seems to be a little rougher and noisier. Anyone else have this issue? Could it be from the huge rock I bent my front wheel on a few weeks ago?
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:15 PM   #697
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:04 AM   #698
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The mail man delivered this a few days ago so I thought I'd better put it on the bike too..











Pelican 1520 kit from Caribou Cases.

Very pleased with the result

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Old 05-10-2013, 03:12 AM   #699
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Got a fair bit of sideways (east west) play in the throttle tube.

Its not a cable issue ...but perhaps wear related? Anyone else?


I was thinking of re gearing down but I am doing a 2200km ride next weekend - a lot of tar and some short unsealed road sections.

I am finally getting the MOSS treatment next week. That might improve the bottom?

Question: what do I need to remove to beef up the preload on the rear shock?
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:37 AM   #700
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BMW's in all their bikes put real thin fork oil that bangs a lot. Put heavier weight fork oil and it will be like a new bike, especially if you are over 200 lbs or so. That's assuming the usd forks are similar (but a fork's a fork I would think - it's just heavier duty for off road riding wear).
I don't think BMW uses the same Sachs fork the TR650's do.

Just upping the viscosity will change a lot more than damping out a clacking sound... I'd have a look at all the things that can work loose over time before I changed the fork oil.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:41 AM   #701
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Pre load

The tool kit that came with mine had a kinda silly spanner wrench but a generic wrench will probably work better. I found it easier to adjust with the rear wheel off the ground. Not much room in there to get a grip.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:23 AM   #702
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The mail man delivered this a few days ago so I thought I'd better put it on the bike too..





Pelican 1520 kit from Caribou Cases.

Very pleased with the result

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Hate to tell you this, but if you even think of taking that across anything other than paved roads, this is going to happen:


You're going to need a metal rack mate.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:19 AM   #703
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Damn Rugged! That sucks man. I was about to go the same route for extra fuel. Now I have to think twice about mounting...I tend to ride the Terra like a jumbo Dirt Bike.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:24 AM   #704
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I don't think BMW uses the same Sachs fork the TR650's do.

Just upping the viscosity will change a lot more than damping out a clacking sound... I'd have a look at all the things that can work loose over time before I changed the fork oil.
No, but I'd bet they put thin oil in every BMW sold, especially since that is what was described: bang at every up and down deviation of the road, acceleration, or deceleration. It drives you crazy and is exactly what the problem is. It may not be bad if you weigh under 150 lbs. It's an easy and fast fix. It's worked perfectly with all my BMW's (4).

I don't have any idea what you are talking about worrying about what can work loose. It BANGS! Stop the gd banging at the root source. It's pretty much a well known fact for beamer owners, and is an excellent substitution instead of new springs, forks, valves (ugh!) $5 and 30 minutes with just a higher viscosity oil will do the job. BMW shops always have one on hand: every one of them.

But you can look all you want and do lifetime vibration testing on all your components for thousands of dollars testing service to find nothing out years later, except now you need a new front end replacement ...
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:25 PM   #705
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I've had a half dozen BMW's....airheads, oilheads, K-bike. I've never felt the need to change oil viscosity in any of them.

The only one that made a clacking sound was the '81 R100RS, and that had nothing to do with fork oil viscosity....it was fork internals, they clack on rebound not compression
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