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Old 07-13-2011, 04:37 PM   #76
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Is a 2010 GX450 even worth considering? Local dealer has one with 10 miles on it. Nice looking bike, good componenets.

They are 5 speeds? The HSQ is 6? WTF is that about?

Does it really have a SS frame?

Ohlins shock, marzocchi forks, and that zippy FI motor.

What is a good price?
Or are they just junk? Skip it?

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I enjoy my BMW 450. Mines an 09 and I've never had a thing wrong. Why would it be junk. A good price is what you are happy with paying. I never get into 5th gear much with my riding so I don't see the point in an extra gear. The Husqvarna is a new bike with improvements. I'll be looking at buying this bike at the end of next year with even more improvements
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:47 PM   #77
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I haven't had my 449 into 6th gear yet either. I haven't ridden it on the street more than a few blocks though, I'm sure you'd get up in the gears quick if you were trying to go on the highway or something.

I bought it as a dirt bike, 5th and 6th are fairly irrelevant to me at this point.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:37 PM   #78
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Curious -

Is the 511 service interval anything like the 530?

I read somewhere new crank/piston after 70hrs, or 6000 miles???
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:22 PM   #79
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Sorry for the delay. I didn't see your question.

TE449/511 per service manual
Oil at 10h
Valve Check at 30h

Replace:
Valve replace at 70h
Timing Change 70h
Head Gasket at 70h
Cylinder Head Gasket 70h
SPARK PLUG 70h
Piston 70h
Crankshaft 70h
crankcase bearings 70h

You are also supposed to check a bunch of stuff, but I figure you are more interested in replacement items.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:26 PM   #80
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Sorry for the delay. I didn't see your question.

TE449/511 per service manual
Oil at 10h
Valve Check at 30h

Replace:
Valve replace at 70h
Timing Change 70h
Head Gasket at 70h
Cylinder Head Gasket 70h
SPARK PLUG 70h
Piston 70h
Crankshaft 70h
crankcase bearings 70h

You are also supposed to check a bunch of stuff, but I figure you are more interested in replacement items.
standard race bike stuff. Same as the BMW stuff. Motor is strong, though, and if youre not a high revving wild animal, those things probably wont need changing till they need it. Many of the motors are over 200 hours with no piston or crank replacement.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:02 AM   #81
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Since there has been no posts to this thread for a while....

My TE449 after my (and the bike's) first ever Enduro outing (note minor damage to rear fender):

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Old 10-27-2011, 12:44 PM   #82
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The side stand looks solid unlike BMWs 450. I'll have to see if it will fit my 450
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:06 AM   #83
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The side stand looks solid unlike BMWs 450. I'll have to see if it will fit my 450
Pretty solid and has never lost its spring yet (although note in picture the cable ties that I was using as a stand retainer, as the rubber one (with associated plate and bolt) had vibrated off the bike sometime in the last 200 miles). The cable ties did nothing though and the stand held up fine for the 3 hours.

I suspect the main problem will be the differences between BMW and Husky frame design but still worth a look.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:58 PM   #84
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I just uncrated mine the other day... Here's some helmet cam footage around the city of Saint Louis
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:49 PM   #85
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I agree, I think the transmission is where Husky is striking out. The only thing that keeps me from getting a 449/510 is the gear box. The fuel capacity is an issue, but not a deal breaker. Can't they see how KTM has been successful by offering more of what riders want?
Why not a CR for the TC/TXC and a WR for the TE? They know how to build a WR, the 610 is a very good example.
If they waent back to a WR offering in the 2sts, it would be nothing but good for sales as well.
Also agree. I am a Dual Sport promoter and see two big dirt markets. One is for a high performance non-street legal dirt bike with close ratio trans small gas tank suitable for racing for people who never get more than 30 miles from their trailer (CRF450) and the other is for a street legal wide ratio trans and large gas tank for people who want to ride point to point up to 250 miles on two tanks of gas a day. KTM seems to sell a bike for each market but Husky only services one customer. I have a TE610 which has great power and transmission but heavy. It is ok on easy long distance rides but doesn't hold a candle to a 525/530 EXC or my CRF230 which is slightly better than the KTM except for steep up hill highway.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:15 AM   #86
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Currently have the akrapovic can on my bike but was provided with the 'road legal' can as well when I bought it. It was hinted at when I bought the bike, that putting the standard can on again was not possible (I guess the EFI is now in Race map which causes problems with the standard can?). Does anyone have any further info on whether I can put the standard can back on at any point or should I just free up a little space in my garage by selling it to the scrappy?
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:59 AM   #87
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I took the TE449 out to Flat River on Sunday for some fun in the rain and mud... It's got 175 miles on it and two oil changes so I'm pretty sure it's broken in.

Enjoy





I am also curious about the Race Map II thing on the computer. I have the plug in the socket and it shows Map II. I also occasionally get 5E1 1 (I'm assuming Sel 1) and Fail.

Any insight?

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Old 11-30-2011, 08:26 AM   #88
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brought home my new 2011 TE449 last night. Also go the first snowfall of the year last night. Hope to get it out on the dirt sooner then later.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:38 AM   #89
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The 51E 1 denotes you have a te 449, (the 310 is E41E) . If you have it set to map 2 then it should say something along the lines of SEL 1 FAIL then SEL 2 and vice versa if you have map 1 set. I run map 1 so i get E41E SEL 2 FAIL SEL 1, which is pretty much just saying i have a TE 310 on map 1. The fail message is just telling you it didn't load that map.

This is all from what I have gathered over at cafehusky, and sometimes the bike shows it on startup sometimes not, in either case it is innocuous. If anyone thinks I am spreading misinformation let me know and I'll edit my post as I mention this is just what I gathered from my own research into the matter.

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I took the TE449 out to Flat River on Sunday for some fun in the rain and mud... It's got 175 miles on it and two oil changes so I'm pretty sure it's broken in.

Enjoy





I am also curious about the Race Map II thing on the computer. I have the plug in the socket and it shows Map II. I also occasionally get 5E1 1 (I'm assuming Sel 1) and Fail.

Any insight?

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Old 12-04-2011, 07:23 PM   #90
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has anyone put on the OEM handguards? I am trying to figure out how they fit and best I can tell is I need to remove the rubber covers on the brake and clutch levers, and replace them with the guards. The rubber sleeves seem like the kind of bits that are easy to pull off but a nightmare to get back on, so I want to be sure before I start yanking.

If you haven't run those, what are some good aftermarket models?
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