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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2013, 10:29:00 am »
Open a Bongo account. 

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.
 

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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2013, 11:15:26 am »
WP what kind of fuel consumption are you getting on the Terra?
Kilos per tank?
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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #22 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.
 

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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #23 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.
 

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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #24 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.
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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2013, 04:41:03 pm »
That is about the same I got from my Dakar. :deal:
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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #26 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.
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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #27 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
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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #28 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 ---

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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #29 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!
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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #30 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!
 

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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2013, 08:13:31 am »
Did it bottom out and break it or vibration? ie user abuse or defect?  ::)
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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #32 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.
 

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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #33 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.
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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #34 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.
 

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« Reply #35 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.
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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #36 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.
 

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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #37 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.

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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #38 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

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Re: Anyone ride a terra 650?
« Reply #39 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.