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Old 10-21-2012, 06:06 AM   #346
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Do you have the service manual? It's available online with some searching. Here's what I pulled, I looked in the suspension section and no specific mention of the torque.







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Old 10-21-2012, 10:57 AM   #347
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Question TXC449 Sprocket

Quick question for those more experienced than I: my new bike has a 15/51 set up and very close gearing. I would like to improve top end speed for straight always and street riding (only to the trails) and I am thinking of a 48 tooth sprocket for this. Will this help enough to justify the trouble? Will I have to get a new chain? Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:35 PM   #348
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Does anybody know of an oil cooler/resavoir for the 449?
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:53 AM   #349
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Over at Cafe Husky, Tinken has fabbed one up with assistance from Zip-Ty, but I have yet to see a commercially available kit.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:07 AM   #350
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I love my TE449!
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:31 AM   #351
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me2!

Looks like you buried her deep! Where was this taken?
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:42 PM   #352
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me2!

Looks like you buried her deep! Where was this taken?
Little Sahara, Waynoka, OK

Yeah, pretty deep. Stopped too soon on some rather fresh blown sand...
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:44 PM   #353
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:31 PM   #354
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Check out your shock to see if there is wear...

The plastic mudflap was wearing into the shock a little more than I wanted because the roughness of the plastic would grab dirt and abrade the aluminum. So I made up a hard nylon standoff and tapped an M6 SS bolt into the swingarm to take the wear instead.







Hopefully it doesn't stick out too far into the tire I can always trim it down on the lathe.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:06 AM   #355
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Ouch, while your there pull both the jackscrews used to tighten the chain and clean them up. They go into a blind cavity that fills with water and corrodes the shit out of them over time. Sheared the left one yesterday on my bike
I suggest packing the cavity with waterproof grease and using anti seize on bolts. The one that didn't snap is in really bad shape.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:45 AM   #356
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I'm well versed in swingarm maintenance. I had that issue on my ktms. Drill a drain hole in the swingarm and you won't have an issue. Every bike I have has copper anti seize on the adjuster bolts the day they come into my garage.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:00 PM   #357
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Anyone had an issue with the tail light staying bright as it the brake pedal is on?

i have checked to make sure i have free play on the brake switches and all is clear. but when i front or rear brake there is no difference in tail light brightness.

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Old 05-19-2013, 07:20 PM   #358
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Picking up a 449 on Tuesday

I am buying a 2011 449. It has a husqvarna power up kit. I am assuming that re-maps the fuel injection? Anybody know how much more HP that produces and what does it do to the Gas mileage
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:50 PM   #359
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I am buying a 2011 449. It has a husqvarna power up kit. I am assuming that re-maps the fuel injection? Anybody know how much more HP that produces and what does it do to the Gas mileage
Yes the power up kit re-maps to suit the new pipe.
Dunno the tech figures but to give you an idea of fuel consumption i just recently did a big day of riding in the mountains on my 511 and got 132kms(82miles) to 1 tank-8.5lts(2.2gal).. this is me assuming the clear section of the tank is 2lt(0.5gal)

I had taken the 2lt of extra fuel in my backpack and poured them into the tank when there was room, once back to the car the fuel level was just at the top of the clear section of the tank.

pretty dam good in my book
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:20 PM   #360
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Yes the power up kit re-maps to suit the new pipe.
Dunno the tech figures but to give you an idea of fuel consumption i just recently did a big day of riding in the mountains on my 511 and got 132kms(82miles) to 1 tank-8.5lts(2.2gal).. this is me assuming the clear section of the tank is 2lt(0.5gal)

I had taken the 2lt of extra fuel in my backpack and poured them into the tank when there was room, once back to the car the fuel level was just at the top of the clear section of the tank.

pretty dam good in my book
Thanks for the feedback. I would like to comfortably get 100 miles per tank plus a little reserve,
I have heard people say they got false fail readings on the gauge. Has that happened to you?
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