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Old 11-22-2011, 04:31 PM   #1
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Laugh NJ noob bought a bike

Hey all, total noob here *insert insults and mockery*.

Ok, now that that's out of the way I'll introduce myself and my bike.

I'm 20, a geek, drive a 2002 Mustang GT (manual of course), work for a school while still going to school (for more geeky things) and I just bought a Dual Sport.

The bike is a brand spankin new 2011 Husqvarna (Husky sounds better) TE250. I get it this week and this will be my first bike. I bought it for trail riding, laws suck here so there was no point in getting a non road-legal bike unless I felt like getting shot by the police.

Before I say anything else, I can't believe how cheap the insurance is for a bike. $40/month. Nice.

Now I have a few questions for all of you knowledgeable individuals. First things first, who wants to meet up in Jersey and watch me fall on my ass a million times will I try and ride this thing? I will also gladly accept any advice/tips etc you may have for me. Second, I plan to ride alot of trails but does anyone know of any good ones in the central NJ area? I live literally dead center in the state where 195 and 537 meet (a minute from six flags).

Now for my last and most unexpected question. I'm considering getting summer tires/rims for it so I can use it to get around town/to work when I feel like it. Is that acceptable on these kinds of bikes? This is 100% new to me so expect totally noobish questions lol.

I'll get pics up when I get the bike home

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Old 11-22-2011, 04:54 PM   #2
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Let sallydog check out your bike and see if you can go out in the woods with him..
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:01 PM   #3
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Now for my last and most unexpected question. I'm considering getting summer tires/rims for it so I can use it to get around town/to work when I feel like it. Is that acceptable on these kinds of bikes? This is 100% new to me so expect totally noobish questions lol.
Welcome! The highway will be bad but around town may be acceptable to you. I ride my ktm 300 on the road all the time, but it isn't the best part of the ride. I don't ride where I may attract attention, since my bike is really pseudo street legal from an inspection stand point.

As for tires, you could run the stock tires bald first, then buy a tire set designed for your mix of street and dirt. I wouldn't recommend a 80/20 street/dirt tire, to much loss of off road ability. I wouldn't drop the money on a separate set of wheels unless you wanted 17" supermoto wheels.

For the budget minded, I run Michelin T-63's. Not a mud tire but good all rounder for less than the D606.

Congrats on the bike!
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:08 PM   #4
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Did you get any riding gear yet?

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Old 11-22-2011, 05:09 PM   #5
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Let sallydog check out your bike and see if you can go out in the woods with him..
Awesome I'll shoot him a PM.

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Welcome! The highway will be bad but around town may be acceptable to you.......Congrats on the bike!
Thanks for the advice!! The bike is 100% street legal so I'm not worried about cops but I heard knobbies on the road aren't fun lol.

Nope have not gotten any riding gear yet. I plan to go cheap for now since this basically emptied my reserves for cash haha
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:15 PM   #6
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Congratulations on your purchase, and welcome to the insanity.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:16 PM   #7
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Lol thank you I think I'll keep it though

By the way that's an awesome pic!
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:34 PM   #8
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I'd ride that in a second.....nice specs.


http://heroesridehuskys.com/images/2011/2011TEi250.pdf


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Old 11-22-2011, 05:35 PM   #9
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Thank you! the more i hear the more i like it. I'm thinking I made a good decision here.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:36 PM   #10
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Just ordered a GoPro Hero2 (motorsports) so I can film my epic fails haha. Should be here next wednesday. So pumped to get this bike!!
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:45 PM   #11
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I use the chest mount for the gopro, not as likely to get hit by branches.


keep on eye on this thread for donated gear you could use.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=741931


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Old 11-22-2011, 05:50 PM   #12
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Awesome thanks! I have no idea what sizes I am though. I'm 6'2" and 155lbs lol not a common size.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:00 PM   #13
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Welcome

Go back and read all of the Posts by Shickmister and see how he got started..
Thats what this sounds like
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:01 PM   #14
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Did you get any riding gear yet?
that is a nice picture....
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:21 PM   #15
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First dent is the hardest one! ( In your case scratch) ! I would probably just let someone crash it into the prickers to just get it done with.

Lock that MOFO up or it'll be gone in seconds!
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