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Old 07-18-2013, 05:26 AM   #1201
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Each time I unload my bike I 'll have to HAMMER the rear shock back to normal? WTF! The bmw singles have a knob to do it with one bare hand for over a decade. Can it be retrofitted to this bike? Is there another way?
You really shouldn't have to mess with it once it is set. If you want an easier way to do it, pick up one of these. They are easy to finagle onto the shock, and then you use a ratchet to move the whole thing. It is easy and it packs light into a toolkit. This one is $8 on Amazon.

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Old 07-18-2013, 10:52 AM   #1202
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In case anyone needs a lowering link for their TR650, I'm selling my Kouba link for 1" lowering:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=904647
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:24 PM   #1203
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I can't claim that this was an original idea, but I thought it was a good one:

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Old 07-18-2013, 07:41 PM   #1204
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The Index on Page 1 has been updated thru Post #1194, as of 7-15-13.

Enjoy! I trust you find it useful.

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Old 07-18-2013, 08:30 PM   #1205
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The Index on Page 1 has been updated thru Post #1194, as of 7-15-13.

Enjoy! I trust you find it useful.

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Good deal.

Be looking to update it again next week once I put up a pictorial of the valves.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:32 AM   #1206
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Mirror wideners

Ok, time for my next stupid question. Would mirror wideners help clean up the dirty air around my helmet. I'm 6'1" and with my bad posture I notice the bad air. If I sit up dead straight it is a lot better, but not very comfortable!

There is some SW motech ones available that fit the Terra. They widen the mounts by 40mm, but raise the height by 38mm, so I'm wondering if these figures would cancel each other out? Anyone given them a try?
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:50 AM   #1207
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Ok, time for my next stupid question. Would mirror wideners help clean up the dirty air around my helmet. I'm 6'1" and with my bad posture I notice the bad air. If I sit up dead straight it is a lot better, but not very comfortable!

There is some SW motech ones available that fit the Terra. They widen the mounts by 40mm, but raise the height by 38mm, so I'm wondering if these figures would cancel each other out? Anyone given them a try?

Nup. The screen won't help neither.

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Old 07-19-2013, 05:07 AM   #1208
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You really shouldn't have to mess with it once it is set. If you want an easier way to do it, pick up one of these. They are easy to finagle onto the shock, and then you use a ratchet to move the whole thing. It is easy and it packs light into a toolkit. This one is $8 on Amazon.

Linky?
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:38 AM   #1209
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Linky?
I'm not endorsing this particular seller, but here is an example.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005SUTYAY

I couldn't tell you where I got mine. I've had it for years, and I think I picked it up at a swap meet for a few bucks.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:47 AM   #1210
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Thanks RD But they do not ship to OZ. There is a bit of that about. Most USA companies that do take our money provide a top service Serously the yanks are great at e-business.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:57 AM   #1211
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Thanks RD But they do not ship to OZ. There is a bit of that about. Most USA companies that do take our money provide a top service Serously the yanks are great at e-business.
There are tons of people that sell them online. You can probably find an Aussie vendor that sells them. I just posted the first link that popped up. Google "preload adjustment tool" and you should see lots of vendors.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:35 AM   #1212
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Spanner

I found a nice spanner tool at Cycle Gear. It was cheap too. And works well with the TR. There's not a lot of room to work with. Im sorry I don't have a link but it works well.
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:45 AM   #1213
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Set it and forget it. Dial in the Sag properly and just ride.

I haven't messed with mine since, and it's worked fine under all conditions. I weigh about 185 lbs in full gear. The spring rate has been fine for me, no matter what I pack on.....which is never too much.

I'm not a heavy weight.
I don't ride two-up.
I don't pack the kitchen sink when I go camping.

If you need a stiffer spring, change it. If you need a big fat adjuster-knob to dial with your hand, buy my F800GS......its a bargain at $14k with all the nice mods.

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Does this bike has footpegs for a second passenger?
Does it have a rear rack?
What my passenger will weigh and what sink I 'll be carring must be the choice of the guy who is paying for the bike. Not some kid with no idea about bikes in a Husqvarna office.

No easy preload adjustment option is a bad choice made either because they tried to keep it cheap, or because they had no place to put it through.

Anyway the more I read about the bike the more I agree with Joy from friends: "Italian craftmanship" and design
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:06 AM   #1214
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Does this bike has footpegs for a second passenger?
Does it have a rear rack?
What my passenger will weigh and what sink I 'll be carring must be the choice of the guy who is paying for the bike. Not some kid with no idea about bikes in a Husqvarna office.

No easy preload adjustment option is a bad choice made either because they tried to keep it cheap, or because they had no place to put it through.

Anyway the more I read about the bike the more I agree with Joy from friends: "Italian craftmanship" and design
I bought the TR to add a third bike to satisfy my craving for a big single. Ive had several KLRs but they didn't excite me much. For two up or kitchen sink hauling I've got a GS that suits that need. I reckon the TR would haul a passenger if I wanted to ...with a spanner tool it's at most a 3 minute job. I will choose another bike myself.

I enjoy the extra power that the Husky has over its cousin clad in BMW clothes. I like the look better too. If hauling stuff or two up was important I'd look at a twin of some sort...sink hauling is for my Dodge Turbo Diesel...ymmv
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:57 AM   #1215
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I bought the TR to add a third bike to satisfy my craving for a big single. Ive had several KLRs but they didn't excite me much. For two up or kitchen sink hauling I've got a GS that suits that need. I reckon the TR would haul a passenger if I wanted to ...with a spanner tool it's at most a 3 minute job. I will choose another bike myself.

I enjoy the extra power that the Husky has over its cousin clad in BMW clothes. I like the look better too. If hauling stuff or two up was important I'd look at a twin of some sort...sink hauling is for my Dodge Turbo Diesel...ymmv
Agreed.

I'm just over 200lbs with gear on, and the Terra works fine. Haven't ridden two up on it yet because the wife has been pregnant since I bought it (I think she's in her fifth trimester). The Terra is for commuting on ranch roads and adventure riding, but I bet it could handle two up ok. If my wife doesn't want to ride her DR350 and wants to tag along with me, we'll take the Meanstreak. And when I need to haul something I use this:
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