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Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,645,329
Posted By TrailPunter
Getting ready to sell

I've got an 09' bought new in Feb 10'. I've had the suspension revalved, XPC Racing seat, Safari Tank, Uptite skid plate, and a Leo exhaust. It's got 5000 miles on it. It's been on 4 big trips...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By TrailPunter
My Dad had one and it was great fun. He even got...

My Dad had one and it was great fun. He even got it plated. Look at the KTM Freeride and the Scorpa T-Ride for inspiration. The stock gearing is very short, the fuel range is limited, and the seat...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 11,888
Posted By TrailPunter
Submitted. Asked for an updated XR-400. Street...

Submitted. Asked for an updated XR-400. Street legal, bigger tank, stronger sub frame. Told them to look at the Beta 400RS for an example.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By TrailPunter
For question #2 do a search for Brandon R's...

For question #2 do a search for Brandon R's capacitor mod for the TE610's.
Forum: Vendors 01-20-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 85,596
Posted By TrailPunter
My biggest complaint about my current Coyote bag...

My biggest complaint about my current Coyote bag is that it is hard to pack a pair of shoes. Having the roll top in the main bag just might fix that. Nice work Wachs.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10,292
Views: 473,512
Posted By TrailPunter
I've got an old school Husky mechanic here in...

I've got an old school Husky mechanic here in Escondido. Ron Bishop motorcycles. It's a one man show. He has both Husky's and KTM's. He doesn't pull any punches and he tells me when I'm being...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10,292
Views: 473,512
Posted By TrailPunter
I don't regret buying a WR250R because I didn't...

I don't regret buying a WR250R because I didn't buy one. After checking prices and what I needed to do to any of the bikes I was interested in (DR, DRZ, KLR, XRL, XR, EXC, WRR...) I bought the last...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 15,722
Posted By TrailPunter
I've got one of each. The 250 is an awesome...

I've got one of each. The 250 is an awesome trail bike that just happens to be street legal. The 610 is a true dual purpose bike. I can take it on almost all of the trails that the 250 goes on if...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 91,269
Posted By TrailPunter
The JD needles are colored on the top. Red and...

The JD needles are colored on the top. Red and blue. When you pull the top cover off of the carb and remove the piece that holds the needle in place you will see what color it is.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 91,269
Posted By TrailPunter
From the instructions that came with my jets. ...

From the instructions that came with my jets. "Install the #175 main jet for riding above 8000ft elevation and use the Red marked needle in the 3rd from top clip (#3) position".
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 91,269
Posted By TrailPunter
You're very brave. The TC has a close ratio 5...

You're very brave. The TC has a close ratio 5 speed gearbox. Look at Gearingcommander.com for chain and sprocket combos. Use the TE250 and omit the 6th gear. These guys have racks for the TE's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 91,269
Posted By TrailPunter
I've got the Uptite skid plate and it's nice, but...

I've got the Uptite skid plate and it's nice, but pricey. Hyde Racing makes a composite one that is less expensive. If you go with Uptite use the phone. George doesn't do email or online ordering....
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 91,269
Posted By TrailPunter
I use the Giantloop Coyote bag on my 610. No...

I use the Giantloop Coyote bag on my 610. No racks to worry about. Comes off easy, stays put when riding. I've put it on my 250 and it fits just fine. http://www.giantloopmoto.com/
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By TrailPunter
The VIN number of your bike should already be in...

The VIN number of your bike should already be in the system. The 06' TE's were street legal from the factory in all 50 states (part of the reason I bought one). Make sure it's not a 05' that was...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 91,269
Posted By TrailPunter
Here is what the big tank looks like on the 250....

Here is what the big tank looks like on the 250. http://www.cafehusky.com/attachments/p1010058-jpg.3196/
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 91,269
Posted By TrailPunter
Motorcyclewriter, instead of the Rotopax you...

Motorcyclewriter, instead of the Rotopax you might consider the IMS 3.8 gallon tank. I've had one for 4 years now with no issues. It allows an easy 150 mile range. The subframes on these bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 91,269
Posted By TrailPunter
I saw this happen on a buddy's 08' TE250. The...

I saw this happen on a buddy's 08' TE250. The fuel injection is not of the "battery less" type. It uses the battery as a filter for the alternator. If the battery is weak it can (and did) cause...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,645,329
Posted By TrailPunter
Giantloop

I used the passenger peg brackets to mount the bag. I also used one of their heat shields.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By TrailPunter
Gas Gas was supposed to import this...

Gas Gas was supposed to import this http://www.bikeexif.com/gas-gas-ec-450-desert back in 2010. They didn't of course. They probably would have sold quite a few of them.
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,343
Posted By TrailPunter
The biggest problem for me with the smaller...

The biggest problem for me with the smaller Husky's is the transmission ratios. They are perfect for the trails. Just when the power starts to taper off all you have to do is drop down a gear and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,786
Posted By TrailPunter
The true beauty of the TE250/450/510 is that they...

The true beauty of the TE250/450/510 is that they are real live dirt bikes that just happen to have a plate. And they are great at being just that. Every one that has ridden my 250 loves it. Even...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,786
Posted By TrailPunter
Same here. I really wanted to have one bike do...

Same here. I really wanted to have one bike do it all. And after having owned the TE250 for several years I thought that the 450 or 510 might just fit the bill. I rode both and figured out very...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By TrailPunter
06' was the first year that the 250's, 450's, and...

06' was the first year that the 250's, 450's, and 510's were street legal from the factory. If you find an earlier model that was not designated by the CA DMV as being street legal be wary of it. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By TrailPunter
These guys are in Escondido and do really good...

These guys are in Escondido and do really good work. http://www.banisterironworks.com/index2.html

R/

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,645,329
Posted By TrailPunter
I also went with XPC. It is so much better than...

I also went with XPC. It is so much better than stock. Ask if he still has a 10% discount for ADV members.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By TrailPunter
On my buddies 08' 510 the fuel pump needed to be...

On my buddies 08' 510 the fuel pump needed to be zip-tyed to the pump housing, the exhaust will melt whatever gets close to it, and there were some issues with the airbox's. It's a fun bike if you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,645,329
Posted By TrailPunter
Just don't put it in with the polarity reversed. ...

Just don't put it in with the polarity reversed. They tend to go bang.
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,603
Posted By TrailPunter
Check here. ...

Check here. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By TrailPunter
Great bikes. Mine's an 06'. I got a ride on a...

Great bikes. Mine's an 06'. I got a ride on a 2010 and it was really nice. Change the oil when you're supposed to. Check for loose nuts and bolts. Put gas in it and ride. It keeps up with the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By TrailPunter
Over on the TE-610 thread a gentleman named...

Over on the TE-610 thread a gentleman named BrandonR came up with a battery eliminator. See here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156429&page=1251 Basically a 4700uF 35V electrolytic...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 21,178
Posted By TrailPunter
06' TE250 for the trails. 09' TE610 for the...

06' TE250 for the trails. 09' TE610 for the longer DS/ADV rides. It's nice to have plated bikes here in SoCal.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,645,329
Posted By TrailPunter
610 Suspension

So I've given the bike 1500 mostley dirt miles to break in the suspension. I did the same for my 06' TE-250 and it was much better than when it was new. However the 610 still beats the heck out of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By TrailPunter
Very fun and under rated bikes. Mine's an 06'....

Very fun and under rated bikes. Mine's an 06'. Keeps up with the bigger bikes just fine. You just have to spin it more. It's alot easier to ride in the really tight stuff. Having a license plate is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,645,329
Posted By TrailPunter
I received my new seat from XPC on Friday, and...

I received my new seat from XPC on Friday, and took it for a little 60 mile ride on some of North Counties twisty two lane back roads. It is so much better than the stock seat! They also gave me...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,645,329
Posted By TrailPunter
Ebrew, my 250 is an 06'. I fiddled with the...

Ebrew, my 250 is an 06'. I fiddled with the jetting quite a bit until I decided to purchase the JD Jetting kit. It made a huge difference in how it runs. It now runs clean with no flat spots from...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,645,329
Posted By TrailPunter
I bought the 610 for the longer D/S type rides....

I bought the 610 for the longer D/S type rides. My TE-250 has done several 200+ mile days, and even commuted 25 miles down I-15 a couple of times (60 mpg!). For longer more open terrain rides I run...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 52,030
Posted By TrailPunter
I realize that. I found an alternative that is...

I realize that. I found an alternative that is available here in the US. I wanted a Tenere as soon as I saw one (Charlie and Ewan - long way round warm up ride in OZ). The XT660Z just made that...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 52,030
Posted By TrailPunter
The new tank from Safari will hold 6.6 gal/25...

The new tank from Safari will hold 6.6 gal/25 liters. That is 3.4 gal/13L more than stock. Call it an extra 20Lbs. That should be an easy 300 mile range. With a Leo Vince exhaust, Uptite skid plate,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 52,030
Posted By TrailPunter
I called Yamaha about the Tenere two years ago. ...

I called Yamaha about the Tenere two years ago. I told the nice lady that answered the phone that there were three late 40's guys in San Diego county looking for something that wasn't a KLR. I got...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,500
Posted By TrailPunter
The Husky's are awesome bikes (I have two). ...

The Husky's are awesome bikes (I have two). Light, fast, and easy to maintain. Safari tanks has a 4.2 gallon tank available now for the efi bikes (I have the IMS 3.9 gal on my 250). They are more...
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