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Title: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: A/T on October 08, 2013, 12:51:56 pm
Ja Ja I know it is not a "real Husky" but i Like mine and it made the most sense after the KTM 690 that every second guy ride.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on October 08, 2013, 02:20:35 pm
I do! :thumleft:

And it is awesome, I rode a 690 for a while and absolutely prefer the Terra. Much more comfortable, handles better on tar, lots more features. And obviously excellent value for money.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: Jawjo on November 20, 2013, 05:54:15 pm
Does anyone on the Forum own a Terra? Very keen to get one myself...even if it looks like they are discontinuing them after 2014. (according to Cafe husky.com)



Title: Re: Re: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: adv on November 20, 2013, 06:01:04 pm
Does anyone on the Forum own a Terra? Very keen to get one myself...even if it looks like they are discontinuing them after 2014. (according to Cafe husky.com)

Unlikely in sa
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: Straatkat on November 20, 2013, 11:22:43 pm
Very sexy looking bike
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: alanB on November 21, 2013, 07:23:02 am
I think these bikes at the current price are great value.

In fact if you could somehow organise a shock and fork transplant (their suspension is their weakpoint from an off road point of view IMO), then you would be approaching "the ultimate DS bike" people often talk about.

But as it is, I think its a better choice than say the BMW Sertoa, or Yamaha XT660.  Good for touring and not too hectic off road stuff.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: blazes on November 21, 2013, 07:29:16 am
I think these bikes at the current price are great value.

In fact if you could somehow organise a shock and fork transplant (their suspension is their weakpoint from an off road point of view IMO), then you would be approaching "the ultimate DS bike" people often talk about.

But as it is, I think its a better choice than say the BMW Sertoa, or Yamaha XT660.  Good for touring and not too hectic off road stuff.
As Alan says  ;)

Think they are cool imho --nothing hardcore --but has a place in the market --
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on November 21, 2013, 07:52:10 am
The suspension is not as bad as everyone thinks.

I have done a couple of offroad tracks at speed and haven't managed to bottom the suspension out even though it doesn't have lots of travel. On on of the same tracks I did with my 990 the front use to bottom out on the one part. So I don't know, I quite enjoy the suspension.

Would I buy one again? DEFINITELY.

Only problem is there aren't many aftermarket parts available yet, but hopefully the guys will catch on sooner rather than later.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: blazes on November 21, 2013, 09:11:18 am
The suspension is not as bad as everyone thinks.

I have done a couple of offroad tracks at speed and haven't managed to bottom the suspension out even though it doesn't have lots of travel. On on of the same tracks I did with my 990 the front use to bottom out on the one part. So I don't know, I quite enjoy the suspension.

Would I buy one again? DEFINITELY.

Only problem is there aren't many aftermarket parts available yet, but hopefully the guys will catch on sooner rather than later.

Kelly in the USA has manufactured lots of accessories for them --Here in SA - its not worth even looking at getting stuff in for them --only a handful were sold --
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on November 21, 2013, 09:12:20 am
Will they ship directly to SA?
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: BiG DoM on November 21, 2013, 09:16:57 am
I think these bikes at the current price are great value.

In fact if you could somehow organise a shock and fork transplant (their suspension is their weakpoint from an off road point of view IMO), then you would be approaching "the ultimate DS bike" people often talk about.

But as it is, I think its a better choice than say the BMW Sertoa, or Yamaha XT660.  Good for touring and not too hectic off road stuff.

Lets not forget the missing TE610 6th gear  ::)
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 21, 2013, 10:20:43 am
Who sells and services them in SA?

At last years WC bash there was a demo.
My wife only sat on it but liked it a lot.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: sidetrack on November 21, 2013, 10:25:58 am
The Aprilia Pegaso would also be an option.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: Crossed-up on November 21, 2013, 01:23:15 pm
Who sells and services them in SA?

At last years WC bash there was a demo.
My wife only sat on it but liked it a lot.


Try Eddy2Race.

That's the same one I rode. (And almost dropped  :o - the front brake is very much better than my XT's!  :thumleft: ).

I liked it a lot for what it is - an easy DS runabout and a great city-bike that can also tour a bit.  Given the choice of an XT660R, Sertao, or the Terra I'd pick the Terra in an instant.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on November 21, 2013, 02:06:14 pm
I think these bikes at the current price are great value.

In fact if you could somehow organise a shock and fork transplant (their suspension is their weakpoint from an off road point of view IMO), then you would be approaching "the ultimate DS bike" people often talk about.

But as it is, I think its a better choice than say the BMW Sertoa, or Yamaha XT660.  Good for touring and not too hectic off road stuff.

Lets not forget the missing TE610 6th gear  ::)

It might be missing the 6th gear, but it certainly has legs... I have seen strange speeds on mine for a 650...
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: blazes on November 21, 2013, 02:55:10 pm
Who sells and services them in SA?

At last years WC bash there was a demo.
My wife only sat on it but liked it a lot.

All the Husky agents --

Some nice bargains will be up for grabs soon on all red and white Huskies as soon as the blue white and yellow one's land ---- ;)
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: BiG DoM on November 21, 2013, 07:50:25 pm

My wife only sat on it but liked it a lot.


Ja that is what they all say  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: blazes on November 21, 2013, 08:32:17 pm
Will they ship directly to SA?

Nope --they have a issue with the US Postal service nowdays --- they will ship to someone in the usa for you who can send it along as a gift

Halls send via one of the islands to SA --but I don't think they have accessories --maybe look on their web --
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on November 22, 2013, 08:09:30 am
Thanks Blazes.

So who knows someone in the USA?

Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: alanB on November 22, 2013, 09:04:54 am
Open a Bongo account. 

www.bongous.com (http://www.bongous.com)

You use their warehouse address when you order stuff, it gets sent there then they ship it to you.

A few issues though.

1)If the parcel is sent to them via US Postal Service the US gov then requires you to prove your ID, this can be a challenge (they didnt like my SA ID because that didnt expire. They accepted my passport but then needed some other doc as well, they didnt like my drivers licence because that didnt have me name spelt in full, they didnt like my council bill because that had the same problem, it turned out none of my other documents had my name spelt out in full............... ::),  ::) :P :-\, went on for a while until I said they should just keep the bloody part it wasn't worth the hassle, then they made a MASSIVE concession - Americans have no sense of humour that's for sure!)

2) They ship via Fedex and claim very good rates but its still quite pricey shipping via Fedex to SA.  But they are fast and efficient.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on November 22, 2013, 10:29:00 am
Open a Bongo account. 

www.bongous.com (http://www.bongous.com)

You use their warehouse address when you order stuff, it gets sent there then they ship it to you.

A few issues though.

1)If the parcel is sent to them via US Postal Service the US gov then requires you to prove your ID, this can be a challenge (they didnt like my SA ID because that didnt expire. They accepted my passport but then needed some other doc as well, they didnt like my drivers licence because that didnt have me name spelt in full, they didnt like my council bill because that had the same problem, it turned out none of my other documents had my name spelt out in full............... ::),  ::) :P :-\, went on for a while until I said they should just keep the bloody part it wasn't worth the hassle, then they made a MASSIVE concession - Americans have no sense of humour that's for sure!)

2) They ship via Fedex and claim very good rates but its still quite pricey shipping via Fedex to SA.  But they are fast and efficient.


Thanks this will definitely come in handy in future.

But after thinking about it, I have the means and skills to make my own crashbars and seeing as parts like these will be difficult to source in SA maybe I should make a couple and then the guys can just get it from me.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 22, 2013, 11:15:26 am
WP what kind of fuel consumption are you getting on the Terra?
Kilos per tank?
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on November 22, 2013, 01:12:51 pm
I haven't checked too much on km per tank. But for weekly commuting in town, no highways and weekends two up lekker rondjaag I am averaging in the region of 20-24km/l. So realistically about 270 - 300km's per tank. Depending on your hand. But I ride mine reasonabally and don't nanny it.

Please keep in mind that it is still breaking in and I reckon one can improve on that figure. I only have about 2500km's on at this stage.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on November 22, 2013, 01:14:16 pm
Oh, I forgot to mention the ABS... It works beautifully! Really alot better than the abs on my 990. Also very nice and easy to switch on and off. Would have liked to be able to switch it off on the go, but to me that is a minor.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: Straatkat on November 22, 2013, 03:57:42 pm
Wow 24km/l, 300km per tank...and ABS.....I am starting to like it more and more! Lots of boxes are getting ticked.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 22, 2013, 04:41:03 pm
That is about the same I got from my Dakar. :deal:
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: Straatkat on November 22, 2013, 10:26:21 pm
My 610 gives me around 18km/l, if I take it really easy (not possible!) I might get 19-20. Only 210km on a 12l tank. Real value for money!
The tank on the Terra must be the best looking  on any bike! reel pretty.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: sidetrack on November 23, 2013, 01:26:53 pm
My 610 gives me around 18km/l, if I take it really easy (not possible!) I might get 19-20. Only 210km on a 12l tank. Real value for money!
The tank on the Terra must be the best looking  on any bike! reel pretty.
?? I get between 20 - 24km/l on my carbed 610
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: blazes on November 23, 2013, 02:40:28 pm
My 610 gives me around 18km/l, if I take it really easy (not possible!) I might get 19-20. Only 210km on a 12l tank. Real value for money!
The tank on the Terra must be the best looking  on any bike! reel pretty.
?? I get between 20 - 24km/l on my carbed 610

Yep same on my efi model -- between 20 and 24kmpl ---

Best was 305 0n a 12 liter tank
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: Straatkat on November 23, 2013, 07:12:40 pm
Jeez, what fuel are you using?
The stuff I put in must be cut with water or something!
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on November 25, 2013, 07:49:53 am
Ok just to update on the good and the bad...

Took the bike out on the weekend with a pillion on some gravel roads past Nkwe and through to Cullinan.

The rear "fender/numberplateholder" broke off on the one side. I am going to discuss this with the dealer and see what they say.

But it was a dream on the ride!
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: BiG DoM on November 25, 2013, 08:13:31 am
Did it bottom out and break it or vibration? ie user abuse or defect?  ::)
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on November 25, 2013, 08:38:41 am
I believe it is vibration because I was doing gravel highway type of roads. Also didn't feel it bottom out. Furthermore the part that broke and the place where it broke there is no way any part of the wheel could have touched it.So I believe it must have been caused by vibration.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: BiG DoM on November 25, 2013, 08:51:14 am
I believe it is vibration because I was doing gravel highway type of roads. Also didn't feel it bottom out. Furthermore the part that broke and the place where it broke there is no way any part of the wheel could have touched it.So I believe it must have been caused by vibration.

Then they must replace under warranty IMO.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on November 25, 2013, 09:59:24 am
I hope so, but will have to hear what they say, but even if they do replace hopefully one can get a stronger or better part which won't break again.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: BiG DoM on November 25, 2013, 10:21:53 am
I lost at least two or three number plates on my Husky - eventually made a kaniedood tailtidy unit with a small light plate ... not exactly legal but saves me hassles. These class of bikes are notorious for wrecking rear carrier subframes and fenders through vibration.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on November 25, 2013, 10:23:25 am
I lost at least two or three number plates on my Husky - eventually made a kaniedood tailtidy unit with a small light plate ... not exactly legal but saves me hassles. These class of bikes are notorious for wrecking rear carrier subframes and fenders through vibration.

That was the first thing I thought I would do when I eventually saw that it broke, but the problem is the key-lock to remove the seat is mounted on this fender thing.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: Jawjo on November 25, 2013, 02:19:37 pm
Here is an interesting DIY fix for the back license plate done by a Terra owner in the states...

Check out the blog link bellow.

http://www.bigdogadventures.com/11HuskyTR650.htm (http://www.bigdogadventures.com/11HuskyTR650.htm)

Does anyone thing the price will come down at all in 2014 from the R72 000?  :pot:

- George
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: blazes on November 27, 2013, 03:15:19 pm
Here is an interesting DIY fix for the back license plate done by a Terra owner in the states...

Check out the blog link bellow.

http://www.bigdogadventures.com/11HuskyTR650.htm (http://www.bigdogadventures.com/11HuskyTR650.htm)

Does anyone thing the price will come down at all in 2014 from the R72 000?  :pot:

- George

NO Red and white Huskies being made or coming into SA --- All the stock 2013 they have will most probably be sold at a good discount price as they making room for the Blue White and Yellow Huskies --

Keep your eye open for specials --all the red kit etc have also been sold already at a song ---
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on November 27, 2013, 03:35:14 pm
Spoke with the dealer, he said if there is no damage to indicate that it was broken by bumping it or dropping the bike they will replace it. So I'm happy.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: blazes on November 27, 2013, 05:25:32 pm
Spoke with the dealer, he said if there is no damage to indicate that it was broken by bumping it or dropping the bike they will replace it. So I'm happy.

Good to hear --

 ;)
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: BiG DoM on November 28, 2013, 06:46:39 am
And what ismstopping it happening again? Just too much force on it with numberplate and light IMHO.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on November 28, 2013, 08:02:39 am
And what ismstopping it happening again? Just too much force on it with numberplate and light IMHO.

That is true, but I already have an idea of how I am going to support it with two struts.

But apart from that I have to say I absolutely loved this bike on the gravel and it handles great even with the standard Metzeler Sahara tyres.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: Rough Rider on November 28, 2013, 08:54:54 am
My 610 gives me around 18km/l, if I take it really easy (not possible!) I might get 19-20. Only 210km on a 12l tank. Real value for money!
The tank on the Terra must be the best looking  on any bike! reel pretty.
?? I get between 20 - 24km/l on my carbed 610

Yep same on my efi model -- between 20 and 24kmpl ---

Best was 305 0n a 12 liter tank

I don't know how you okes ride, because my reserve comes on at 120 - 140 km's. I very seldom see 180 km's on a tank.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: alanB on November 28, 2013, 09:27:52 am
When my 610 had a normal tank I also battled to get much over 200ks range. Fuel light would come around 180 and you maybe had another 30-40 is after that
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: Rough Rider on November 28, 2013, 09:30:26 am
I need one of those safari tanks for each of my bikes; but big dollars  :-\
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: Rough Rider on November 28, 2013, 09:33:24 am
I get even less mileage on the SE than on the 610  :'(
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: alanB on November 28, 2013, 09:37:52 am
Ja they are very expensive, ugly, and adversely affect the bikes handling when full. But 400 ks plus range is still nice!

I would prefer tail tanks like they put on rally bikes they would look nicer and not affect the bikes handling as badly when full. Pity they aren't available for the bike though.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: BiG DoM on November 28, 2013, 10:11:03 am
Ja they are very expensive, ugly, and adversely affect the bikes handling when full. But 400 ks plus range is still nice!

I would prefer tail tanks like they put on rally bikes they would look nicer and not affect the bikes handling as badly when full. Pity they aren't available for the bike though.

Agree - fugly as all hell. Will not inflict that on my svelt filly. I bought a Nomad bumtank and it works great -  easy on, easy off and can be tranfered to other bikes. On standard tank alone can get 200km gravel travel and the Nomad adds probably at least 80-100.  I do not need another mothership - had a 1200 ADV!
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: alanB on November 28, 2013, 02:29:46 pm
Now that's not nice, comparing my bike to a 1200!

She may have lost her looks and put on a bit of weight, but she still performs like a pro!
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: sidetrack on November 28, 2013, 03:49:33 pm
My 610 gives me around 18km/l, if I take it really easy (not possible!) I might get 19-20. Only 210km on a 12l tank. Real value for money!
The tank on the Terra must be the best looking  on any bike! reel pretty.
?? I get between 20 - 24km/l on my carbed 610

Yep same on my efi model -- between 20 and 24kmpl ---

Best was 305 0n a 12 liter tank

I don't know how you okes ride, because my reserve comes on at 120 - 140 km's. I very seldom see 180 km's on a tank.
Normal riding, I always get more than 20km/l. I weigh less than 80kg maybe that helps as well ?
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: BiG DoM on November 28, 2013, 04:23:40 pm
Now that's not nice, comparing my bike to a 1200!

She may have lost her looks and put on a bit of weight, but she still performs like a pro!

 :biggrin:  touchy, touchy ... OK I will retract the Weight Watchers voucher I was going to offer  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: blazes on November 28, 2013, 05:16:51 pm
My 610 gives me around 18km/l, if I take it really easy (not possible!) I might get 19-20. Only 210km on a 12l tank. Real value for money!
The tank on the Terra must be the best looking  on any bike! reel pretty.
?? I get between 20 - 24km/l on my carbed 610

Yep same on my efi model -- between 20 and 24kmpl ---

Best was 305 0n a 12 liter tank

I don't know how you okes ride, because my reserve comes on at 120 - 140 km's. I very seldom see 180 km's on a tank.
Normal riding, I always get more than 20km/l. I weigh less than 80kg maybe that helps as well ?

All 610 te should give at least 20kmpl if ridden on the torgue and gears --- the moment the hooligan factor climbs in you can expect less than that with a back wheel spinning constantly -- The worst I ever got on mine was 150 kmp tank set the tp settings and she was ok again ---
And I RIIIIDE that Hussy of mine  ::)

When I did 305 I was running the bike in and doubt if I even exceeded 3000 rpm --Never seen that fuel consumption ever again in my life
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: melior on December 09, 2013, 10:19:09 am
SW Motard offered some nice extras for the Terra but only ship to the country's importer, which is Bike Gear for SA.  When I contacted them they were just in the process of having a container packed and added some stuff for me (handguards, crashbars, side cases, sump guard etc).  It arrived 8 weeks later just as they promised, too.

I will post some pics in due course.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: A/T on December 10, 2013, 11:47:22 am
WP,I will be def in for those crashbars on the terra.who is your dealer?bought mine at echo4x4 and now they dont do husky anymore....I am also looking for raisers and bashplate,Peter at mxadv can maybe help me on this,hyde in process of manufacturing a heavy duty plastic bashplate i think. Do you tnink that this plastic bashplates are any good?
Also my terra runs pretty hot,do you have the same issue? Apart from this I like it ALOT!!
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: BiG DoM on December 10, 2013, 12:05:51 pm
BikeGear dealer for the SW Motech stuff.

Also check out Cafe Husky website for more info on Husky's and possible farkles available.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on December 10, 2013, 03:36:35 pm
Ok... Sooo I noticed oil sweating from the side of my bikes engine from the gasket... Took it into Sandstorm who retorqued the bolts and cleaned it up. Rode it for a bit same issue, they said the gasket will be replaced.

Booked the bike in last week Monday, after hearing nothing phone them today only to hear that the mechanic doesn't see an oil leak... Now the owner/manager needs to ride it to check... I showed it to him when I brought the bike in!!!! :dousing:

Anyway I am still without my Terra, luckily I have other bikes to keep me busy.

WP,I will be def in for those crashbars on the terra.who is your dealer?bought mine at echo4x4 and now they dont do husky anymore....I am also looking for raisers and bashplate,Peter at mxadv can maybe help me on this,hyde in process of manufacturing a heavy duty plastic bashplate i think. Do you tnink that this plastic bashplates are any good?
Also my terra runs pretty hot,do you have the same issue? Apart from this I like it ALOT!!


I also bought from Echo... :dousing:
I was promised a bashplate with the sale of my bike, but am now told the salesman Richard, wasn't allowed to make such promises and that this is now my problem...

I have in the meantime contacted Hyde as I think their products are quite good.

When I have the bike back one day... If I don't sell it immediately... I will let you know about the crashbars, as it shouldn't be too difficult to manufacture.

Mine never ran hot, but the fan did come on as I was doing the mass ride at the toy run.

My only other gripe with the bike itself is the low rev stalling and stuttering.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: A/T on December 10, 2013, 03:44:04 pm
Jees WP thats not good news! Ja richard was only the mechnic there not the sales guy if im correct,also promised me the first service would be aroun R500,it was R1700. Please keep us updated about the gasket leak.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: Jawjo on December 10, 2013, 04:14:15 pm
I was told that with the new bike came with a 2 year service plan with BMW, is that correct?
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on December 10, 2013, 04:28:28 pm
I was told that with the new bike came with a 2 year service plan with BMW, is that correct?

Nope only 2 year warranty...
Jees WP thats not good news! Ja richard was only the mechnic there not the sales guy if im correct,also promised me the first service would be aroun R500,it was R1700. Please keep us updated about the gasket leak.

I was told on the first service one would only pay for consumables... Oil etc... But after they made a mess up with my licensing, Richard told me he would do the first two services for free.

Also when I purchased my bike Richard was the one to do the sale, I did all my communication via him and he handed the bike over to me. Seems as though echo doesn't really know whats going on there.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: A/T on December 10, 2013, 05:48:10 pm
J,no only 2 year warranty for what its worth...
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: Straatkat on December 10, 2013, 08:14:42 pm
When I bought my 2009 TE610 new in 2011 from Smiths in Kyalami and I took it back for the 1000km service I got it back with the fuel overflow pipe fastened over the exhaust!....and from memory it was over R2000 for that priviledge. Needless to say I took over servicing myself after that, and effectively walked away from the 2 year warranty. So it seems everyone is getting shitty service from the agents. I really wish it was different.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on December 11, 2013, 08:25:51 am
I contacted CMH yesterday as they are responsible for Husqvarna and the dealers etc. I have thus far only received ecellent correspondence from them. They are supposed to let me know how things are going to work out this morning, so lets see.

It seems they weren't aware of any of these troubles and problems, so maybe one should make one's voice heard.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: blazes on December 11, 2013, 08:32:49 am
When I bought my 2009 TE610 new in 2011 from Smiths in Kyalami and I took it back for the 1000km service I got it back with the fuel overflow pipe fastened over the exhaust!....and from memory it was over R2000 for that priviledge. Needless to say I took over servicing myself after that, and effectively walked away from the 2 year warranty. So it seems everyone is getting shitty service from the agents. I really wish it was different.

Useless Bunch of Idiots --Did my first 610 TE there for a 1000km service--
Got there and asked if they did the air cleaner and all the check points the manual prescribes --

Huh???? was the Mechanics reply --we did the oil and pumped they tyres for you --2.8 bar as they were flat for road use --- :o :o
Cost only R750 and when I told them they will never see my bike again --the answer was --your warranty will not be valid if you service it your self. Told the twatwaffle warranties are for the bike shops who let idiots work on customers bikes imho --
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: adv on December 11, 2013, 08:46:11 am
When I bought my 2009 TE610 new in 2011 from Smiths in Kyalami and I took it back for the 1000km service I got it back with the fuel overflow pipe fastened over the exhaust!....and from memory it was over R2000 for that priviledge. Needless to say I took over servicing myself after that, and effectively walked away from the 2 year warranty. So it seems everyone is getting shitty service from the agents. I really wish it was different.

Useless Bunch of Idiots --Did my first 610 TE there for a 1000km service--
Got there and asked if they did the air cleaner and all the check points the manual prescribes --

Huh???? was the Mechanics reply --we did the oil and pumped they tyres for you --2.8 bar as they were flat for road use --- :o :o
Cost only R750 and when I told them they will never see my bike again --the answer was --your warranty will not be valid if you service it your self. Told the twatwaffle warranties are for the bike shops who let idiots work on customers bikes imho --

ahahahha

well said.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: Jawjo on December 24, 2013, 10:18:19 am
Any one else ridden a Terra? Have enjoyed the reviews on www.cafehusky.com (http://www.cafehusky.com), would like to see more local ones though.  :ricky:

All the best

George

Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: Jawjo on January 14, 2014, 09:43:30 am
Another question...

Has anyone ridden with a Pillion (ie: their wife) on the back.  Interested to know how comfortable it is for the passenger?

George

Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on January 14, 2014, 12:03:09 pm
Ride with a pillion often. Lately even daily. Haven't had any complaints with regards to comfort.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: blazes on January 16, 2014, 07:46:48 am
No more Stock of new Terra's are available --They have ALL been sold and NO other stock coming into SA --So its going to have to be a 2nd hand one  ::) Only some Terra's available --
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on January 16, 2014, 08:29:52 am
I am willing to sell mine should anyone be interested.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: shjakadi on January 16, 2014, 08:36:49 am
I have a Terra as well - thoroughly enjoy the bike.

Done some tricky offroad as well with the bike, no complaints at all.
I have had a pillion on with only really one gripe - Its not that easy to adjust the preload, so just left it. Bike became amazingly stable with the extra weight on.

I managed to do away with much of the idling issues by doing the "Eruption" build as per the husky site. Very easy fix which did make a huge difference.

I bought the crash bars and foot pages from Bikegear, just be prepared for a long wait.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: A/T on January 20, 2014, 03:46:18 pm
Hi do you know where I can look for a bashplate for the terra? Do you think the crashbars will protect the radiotor in a low speed fall over? TX
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: Jawjo on January 21, 2014, 09:52:40 am
I am willing to sell mine should anyone be interested.

PM Sent...
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on January 21, 2014, 10:12:00 am
I am willing to sell mine should anyone be interested.

PM Sent...

Replied.

Hi do you know where I can look for a bashplate for the terra? Do you think the crashbars will protect the radiotor in a low speed fall over? TX

Go and have a chat to Sandstorm racing.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: A/T on January 21, 2014, 01:19:41 pm
Tx Wp but not willing to pay R4.5k for the Husky b/plate, if you want to sell your Terra I will be interested in some of your extras?
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: blazes on January 21, 2014, 01:24:01 pm
Tx Wp but not willing to pay R4.5k for the Husky b/plate, if you want to sell your Terra I will be interested in some of your extras?

Make your own --no rocket science at all --have made many myself for all types of bikes --The Terra motor is very exposed imho and is great need of protection
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on January 21, 2014, 01:50:08 pm
Tx Wp but not willing to pay R4.5k for the Husky b/plate, if you want to sell your Terra I will be interested in some of your extras?

Only extra's I have are Pro taper handlebars and Acerbis handguards. The dealer never came through with the promised bashplate and it didn't seem to phase CMH either.

Therefor the reason for wanting to sell the Terra. I find it a great bike but I do not feel like struggling with dealers from scratch.

I have been waiting 8 weeks plus now for them to do the warrantee claim on the numberplate holder...
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: A/T on January 29, 2014, 10:40:30 am
WP,ok now its a bit dodgy, also see a crack in the plastic on my rear Numberplate/light carrier,matter of time and it will completely break off. did Sandstorm sove this issue for you?
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: melior on January 29, 2014, 04:09:51 pm
I have a Terra as well - thoroughly enjoy the bike.

Done some tricky offroad as well with the bike, no complaints at all.
I have had a pillion on with only really one gripe - Its not that easy to adjust the preload, so just left it. Bike became amazingly stable with the extra weight on.

I managed to do away with much of the idling issues by doing the "Eruption" build as per the husky site. Very easy fix which did make a huge difference.

I bought the crash bars and foot pages from Bikegear, just be prepared for a long wait.


Shjakadi - please tell us where you found the Eruption?  Did you buy it locally?
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: shjakadi on January 29, 2014, 04:26:18 pm
I have a Terra as well - thoroughly enjoy the bike.

Done some tricky offroad as well with the bike, no complaints at all.
I have had a pillion on with only really one gripe - Its not that easy to adjust the preload, so just left it. Bike became amazingly stable with the extra weight on.

I managed to do away with much of the idling issues by doing the "Eruption" build as per the husky site. Very easy fix which did make a huge difference.

I bought the crash bars and foot pages from Bikegear, just be prepared for a long wait.


Shjakadi - please tell us where you found the Eruption?  Did you buy it locally?

The Eruption you make that up yourself. Got all the components locally and followed instructions from the web site:
http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/all-tr650s-need-this-introducing-the-eruption.34831/ (http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/all-tr650s-need-this-introducing-the-eruption.34831/)

The parts i got from here:
http://za.rs-online.com (http://za.rs-online.com)
Do a search for 706-2765P part number.

Hope you come right.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on January 31, 2014, 09:07:02 am
WP,ok now its a bit dodgy, also see a crack in the plastic on my rear Numberplate/light carrier,matter of time and it will completely break off. did Sandstorm sove this issue for you?


No, it's been almost 10 weeks and I am still waiting for the "Warranty claim" to be processed...
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: Jawjo on February 12, 2014, 09:15:51 am
Hey Chaps,

Check out this thread from Cafe Husky about tail/license-plate holder replacement ideas.  From what i have read, even if you get the part replaced its most probably still going to break again.

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/tr650-fender-license-plate-holder-eliminator-ideas.28894/ (http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/tr650-fender-license-plate-holder-eliminator-ideas.28894/)

All the best

George
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: melior on April 16, 2014, 01:04:56 pm
I love mine more and more albeit it only halfbreed ...

(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/GS_Jane/Husqy/IMG_0092.jpg) (http://s686.photobucket.com/user/GS_Jane/media/Husqy/IMG_0092.jpg.html)

especially since it has gone Stealth mode:

(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/GS_Jane/Husqy/IMG_0107.jpg) (http://s686.photobucket.com/user/GS_Jane/media/Husqy/IMG_0107.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: shjakadi on April 16, 2014, 01:22:43 pm
ooohhhhh, nice pipes...

If I may ask - where did you get and what they cost?
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: melior on April 16, 2014, 01:32:31 pm
ooohhhhh, nice pipes...

If I may ask - where did you get and what they cost?

Get them if you want to see the red sea opening in traffic - they make the bike sound superserious!

Not as expensive as most others - around R6K
Talk to Mark of Dream Adventure Motorcycles www.dreamadventuremc.co.za (http://www.dreamadventuremc.co.za) he can arrange and oversee fitment.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: melior on April 16, 2014, 01:45:37 pm
Mark (Dream Adv MC) do all work on my bikes as far as possible.  Unfortunately he doesn't have the necessary computer updates for this one's electronics, but neither has Sandstorm.  Fortunately BMW could assist with the hiccup mine developed recently - and even showed me how to get the bike to 'relearn' the environment.  [Incidentally, it has much the same electronics as the new BMW700 and 800.]

Recently I had an overheating problem and Mark discovered that the cooling system was fighting against an airlock and had no coolant in the water - even though it has been for 1000km service recently ............. where I was also charged for adjustment of the gear lever although it wasn't done (I then did it myself).
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on April 16, 2014, 02:23:02 pm
Mark (Dream Adv MC) do all work on my bikes as far as possible.  Unfortunately he doesn't have the necessary computer updates for this one's electronics, but neither has Sandstorm.  Fortunately BMW could assist with the hiccup mine developed recently - and even showed me how to get the bike to 'relearn' the environment.  [Incidentally, it has much the same electronics as the new BMW700 and 800.]

Recently I had an overheating problem and Mark discovered that the cooling system was fighting against an airlock and had no coolant in the water - even though it has been for 1000km service recently ............. where I was also charged for adjustment of the gear lever although it wasn't done (I then did it myself).

Typical Husqvarna...

have you had anything break off yours yet?

I don't take mine offroad at all, because it keeps breaking parts onroad...
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: shjakadi on April 17, 2014, 09:34:44 am
WP, sounds like you got the crappy deal.

I have been offroad plenty, some wild stuff included. Also completed DP1 & DP2 with the bike, no parts other than the pilot ever fell off or broke...

Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: WP on April 17, 2014, 12:02:33 pm
Well on mine the numberplate holder broke off. After they replaced it under warrantee the tail light lens broke, but I suspect they might have broken it with fitment of the numberplate holder. But anyway both are being fixed under warrantee.  And best of all my bike hasn't even fallen over... yet.
Title: Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
Post by: Jawjo on April 24, 2014, 03:09:47 pm
Quick Question:

Does anyone know of a TERRA owner in the western cape/Cape Town?

Still keen to have a look at the bike in real life and sit one one to get a feel.

All the best

George