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Old 08-24-2013, 07:50 PM   #46
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Cruising speed ?

You can ride all day long at 60 mph - provided its not on the Husky lol. Jk the seat is rock hard and expect a ton of vibrations. Oh; and the stock tires need an upgrade. Mine will cruise 60 easily. The motor has much more and sense I have added the FMF I have her to 98 before I got a bit of a death wobble out of the stock tires lol. Not sure what the top spend is?
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:03 PM   #47
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You can ride all day long at 60 mph - provided its not on the Husky lol. Jk the seat is rock hard and expect a ton of vibrations. Oh; and the stock tires need an upgrade. Mine will cruise 60 easily. The motor has much more and sense I have added the FMF I have her to 98 before I got a bit of a death wobble out of the stock tires lol. Not sure what the top spend is?
I guess the top spend is depleting your bank accounts and maxing out your credit cards....

Thanks for the reply. I have just heard so much about the "close ratio" transmission limiting cruising/top speed it made me think it would be winding out at 60 MPH

Bill (@Bills Husky) is checking availability of the TE511 now. Not to drift off topic......but even the dealers are not sure what the future models will be with the sale/merger.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:32 PM   #48
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I have the TXC511 and it is def not wound out at 60. Wish it was geared taller but then woods riding suffers.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:29 AM   #49
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Thanks Sailah. If the TE doesn't come in they have a great deal on a 2011 TXC511. But the Beta 520RS is tempting for the wide ratio gear box.

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Old 08-30-2013, 06:38 AM   #50
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Thanks Sailah. If the TE doesn't come in they have a great deal on a 2011 TXE511.
I probably don't need to rehash the struggles I had with my 2011 TXC449, which is why I got a 2012 TXC511 as a straight swap from Husky, but my advice is to go with a 2012 or newer. Mine would have this cutting out problem, not flame out, and I guess it was fixed in 2012 as they found the wires going to the computer were stretched too tight? Something like that,maybe there is a fix already. That said I love the TXC vs the TE but you give up a lot of convenience for that. For me it was worth it.

I do know that the 511 in any flavor is a beast. at the time I was buying, the TXC was a better deal, enough to pay to dualsport it myself. I started out that way then put it back to just dirt. The reasons I went with the TXC were closed chamber forks (awesome), the titanium Akrapovic pipe, and I think the motor is juiced just a little over the TE.

The TXC forks, to me, in a woods riding east coast rocky, muddy, rooty environment were way too harsh. It was recommended to pull 20cc out of each fork leg and that made a HUGE difference. These are the closed chamber forks not sure about the OC versions.

I do wish it had a better top end, the gears are pretty close, but I rarely find myself out of 3rd gear on a typical woods day and once a blue moon on the road.

I really like what the OP has done to make his a mini ADV bike. I thought long and hard about making it my rally bike for the ALCAN then decided it was too much work.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:59 PM   #51
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:22 PM   #52
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I probably don't need to rehash the struggles I had with my 2011 TXC449, which is why I got a 2012 TXC511 as a straight swap from Husky, but my advice is to go with a 2012 or newer. Mine would have this cutting out problem, not flame out, and I guess it was fixed in 2012 as they found the wires going to the computer were stretched too tight? Something like that,maybe there is a fix already. That said I love the TXC vs the TE but you give up a lot of convenience for that. For me it was worth it.

I do know that the 511 in any flavor is a beast. at the time I was buying, the TXC was a better deal, enough to pay to dualsport it myself. I started out that way then put it back to just dirt. The reasons I went with the TXC were closed chamber forks (awesome), the titanium Akrapovic pipe, and I think the motor is juiced just a little over the TE.

The TXC forks, to me, in a woods riding east coast rocky, muddy, rooty environment were way too harsh. It was recommended to pull 20cc out of each fork leg and that made a HUGE difference. These are the closed chamber forks not sure about the OC versions.

I do wish it had a better top end, the gears are pretty close, but I rarely find myself out of 3rd gear on a typical woods day and once a blue moon on the road.

I really like what the OP has done to make his a mini ADV bike. I thought long and hard about making it my rally bike for the ALCAN then decided it was too much work.
Thanks for the info. I had no idea there was that kind of a problem on the 2011. The bike is at Bills Husky and he has a great reputation so I think any such problem would be corrected.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:11 PM   #53
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Thanks for the info. I had no idea there was that kind of a problem on the 2011. The bike is at Bills Husky and he has a great reputation so I think any such problem would be corrected.
I have a buddy who has the EXACT same TXC449 and has had zero problems. I have two other local riding buddies who have TXC511 and have had zero problems. I think I had a lemon, but other have reported similar issues. I don't fault Husky for an isolated problem, happens with every brand. I was very pleased to get a brand new bike out of the deal at no cost. Especially since I really put some hard miles on the 2011
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:07 PM   #54
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Added 1 inch bar risers

Sorry no write up or pictures right now but I added some 1 inch bar risers tonight.....hopefully that will make it a bit more comfortable while standing on the trails. Hopefully I will get a chance to try them out this weekend.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:27 PM   #55
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Bruce,

I know you said you probably won't add a license plate light, but if you do, this one is pretty slick. It's what I picked up for the Xc.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It even matches the huskys hard lines.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #56
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Bruce, wasn't even thinking dude. If you want that light, lemme know.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:15 AM   #57
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PC'ed my swingarm today

Why did you PC your swing arm? Just do as I do; cover it is nicely caked on mud and dirt and bingo -- Husky in her natural state.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:48 AM   #58
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Bruce,

I know you said you probably won't add a license plate light, but if you do, this one is pretty slick. It's what I picked up for the Xc.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It even matches the huskys hard lines.
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Bruce, wasn't even thinking dude. If you want that light, lemme know.
Thanks for the information...I will get back with you on it.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:38 AM   #59
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Bruce,
How did the power- up jumper work out? any problems?
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Bruce,
How did the power- up jumper work out? any problems?
Today is my first outing since installing the jumper and what I did notice is that my mileage has gone down quite a bit, 54 miles on 1.5 gallons whereas before I got 105 miles on 2.1 gallons before. A bit of a power increase but nothing substantial.
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