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Old 06-19-2012, 04:56 PM   #511
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I just crossed the line...

I've crossed the line and joined the 'Euro Exotics' club, as my buddies call it, with my purchase today of a 2009 TE450. I've always had Hondas, literally since year 1, so this is quite a game changer for me. Anyway, so far so good as I take baby little steps... Initial thoughts, what a thrill !!!!!!

My initial question, I'm sure many more dumb ones will follow, is about the gas tank specifically the size. I read 1.9 gal useable and that sounded small ? Curious to know what mileage folks get out of a tank on the trails, any creative ideas for hauling around more fuel and do aftermarket tanks yet exist for the 2009 ?

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Old 06-19-2012, 06:27 PM   #512
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I think you're gonna love the TE450. I can't get enough of mine.
There are two tanks available: an IMS and a Safari. You would think Acerbis would make one since they make the original tank. I have the Safari on mine and I like it. I need the range out here in the desert. It doesn't seem to affect the handling at all. 2 extra gallons is what, 14 lbs?
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:52 PM   #513
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Thanks drrags for the reply !

Any idea the range on the Safari tank ? I just pulled the trigger on one but curios to know what my range might become.

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Old 06-19-2012, 08:03 PM   #514
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That's a trick question! Depends on how you ride. Some folks are getting up to 53 mpg. I tend to get in the 30's and 40's, but I live and ride in the desert hills and not much of my riding is in 6th gear (or even 5th). My lonnnnnggg distance bike is my TE610 with a 25L Safari tank. I usually get 260 miles or more to a tank on that. Even then, I always gas up before the reserve light comes on, so I know know I could go even farther.
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Thanks drrags for the reply !

Any idea the range on the Safari tank ? I just pulled the trigger on one but curios to know what my range might become.

Thanks again...
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:54 PM   #515
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The first off-road ride I did, I had a lot of stalling happening just off idle. At first I thought it was me, my other bike has a Rekluse clutch on it so I get a bit left hand lazy, but the bike stalled out enough that I know it was an issue. Engine flame out, sometimes even with the clutch pulled in. Is this something an aftermarket FI tuner would fix, or should I bring it in to a dealer to get remapped, or what the hell should I do?
Mine ran lean as most do from the factory (mines an 08 as well), but putting a FI tuner on work perfect for richening it up. No more flame outs and gets through the techie stuff quite well now (of course if the rider is on his game )
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:32 AM   #516
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hy,
ive seen alot of tes here with big luggage on the rear and i always wonder if the bikes can really handle the luggage for lets say a one week trip?
i was touring the australian eastcoast a few years ago on a xr 650 r and had alot of luggage on it, but after it got stolen/recovered/sold the new owner told me that the subframe was slightly bent.
thing is, im having this voice in my head that keeps telling me to go to the sahara dessert. nothing epic, just tunisia like many people here do. but they take ktm adventures, bmw gss, honda nx and so on. im sure, if i ask my husky dealer about a trip like this, he would just laugh and walk away...
so, question is, how much luggage can a te450 handle, and what can be done do improve the stability of the subframe?
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:47 AM   #517
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First trail ride today on my recently accuired 09 te450 and very pleased with it ,starts on the button even after dropping it ,good fuel mileage ,handles good,need to change gearing as engine to hectic on the road running 15/52.Out today on it for 6 hours in the wet south of England UK.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:47 PM   #518
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Anybody know where I can get a replacement tip for my rear brake lever? The triangular metal "peg" that's riveted to the aluminum arm?
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:53 PM   #519
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I'm loving the range the Safari tank gives me. Pyramid Lake, NV in the background.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:58 AM   #520
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Anybody know where I can get a replacement tip for my rear brake lever? The triangular metal "peg" that's riveted to the aluminum arm?
Just the tip? Probably have to buy a whole new brake pedal.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:39 PM   #521
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thought I remember that you could use a gas gas tip for the rear brake. Worth looking at.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:47 PM   #522
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Anybody know where I can get a replacement tip for my rear brake lever? The triangular metal "peg" that's riveted to the aluminum arm?
here you go, copied from an old thread on another site.

After quite a bit of research I have come up with the following substitutes for the OEM rear brake pedal tip -
KTM 200 EXC- 2000-2004 - Part #54603060150 (Larger,brings the brake pedal tip closer to the peg)
TM 2T & 4T - 2002-2006 - Part #69002.99 (Fairly small)
HUSABERG - FE450/550 - TO 2007 - NO PART NUMBER YET( Slightly smaller than OEM )
SHERCO - 4T 2008 - Part #0741( 2 x bolt holes, good size, unsure of fit)
I have ordered the Husaberg one.
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:17 PM   #523
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:11 PM   #524
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I got one now. A nice 2010 TE510!



Previous owner put on a scott dampener, 5 gal safari tank and Fluidyne rads/pump. Also got an oil cooler with it, still in box. And it has an 8" LaPaz headlight.

The only fault I can see with it so far is a bent front rim. Mine usually end up looking like a stop sign anyhow, so not such a big deal to me.

I'm pretty excited to put some miles on it.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:59 PM   #525
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here you go, copied from an old thread on another site.

After quite a bit of research I have come up with the following substitutes for the OEM rear brake pedal tip -
KTM 200 EXC- 2000-2004 - Part #54603060150 (Larger,brings the brake pedal tip closer to the peg)
TM 2T & 4T - 2002-2006 - Part #69002.99 (Fairly small)
HUSABERG - FE450/550 - TO 2007 - NO PART NUMBER YET( Slightly smaller than OEM )
SHERCO - 4T 2008 - Part #0741( 2 x bolt holes, good size, unsure of fit)
I have ordered the Husaberg one.

Well, I didn't realize these bikes lose the brake pedal tip as a common problem. The Husky I recently got had a knurled peg threaded in for a brake pedal and I figured it was because the lady who owned it prior to me had small feet.
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