Any TE450 or TE510 owners here?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by SwitchThrottle, May 27, 2008.

  1. benwiggin2

    benwiggin2 Long timer

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    What the hell you went to DAKAR in 2000? Awesome!
  2. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    Looks like I may have a leaking head gasket, at 12,400 miles, on my 2010 TE 450. I had been plagued by what I thought was water in the gasoline for several weeks now, but the problem would only really happen after I had put the bike away after a day's ride and then go to start it later that night or the next day, it would be water logged. I'd get it cleaned out, with the decomp lever and pulling the plug, sometimes draining the tank, but now, after several different sources for the gas and using regular gas which is supposed to be less contaminated than premium, I am still getting water logged, so it's gotta be the head gasket, even tho there are no bubbles in my rad water stream, and my oil looks fine, it must be a very small leak that transfers small amounts of water to the combustion chamber, usually under pressure when the bike is cooling down. I am going to use Treadstone's tip about removing the cylinder studs to do the gasket swap in-frame. I think I'll ride one more weekend and do this job next week....lazy butt that I am...

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    http://www.treadstonecycles.com/Tech_Tips.html#Husky_Tech_Tip

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  3. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    Finally fixed it, took 10 days instead of 9 hours, an electrical gremlin reared its ugly little head after the re-install, then I messed up on the cam timing because I used a slightly thicker head gasket, then I messed up the cam timing again since I believe my cam marks are not right, as a mech, I grade about a D-...., finally got it wrapped up and its running as good as ever. Below are some pics from the head gasket replace. The leak was in between 2 of the layers in the 3-ply gasket. The 2 gasket pics are the 2 sides of the single leak into the combustion chamber. The 3rd pic is where I thought I saw some discoloration from coolant in the piston crown.

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  4. drrags

    drrags Dorkus Malorkus

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    Dang, what a hassle. I'm glad you got it all back together and working :clap
  5. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    I DID use the "in-frame" technique that I referenced in post 622 to get the head out, that save a ton of time and effort, versus pulling the engine. I had the head off in 3 hours.

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  6. benwiggin2

    benwiggin2 Long timer

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    Jake, what's that black thing hanging near the back of the front fender?
  7. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    My rad blocker made from a black plastic trash can from wally world?

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  8. trekkingjon

    trekkingjon Adventurer

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    Twin Falls Idaho, 2008 TE 510.
    currently only 600 miles on the machine. Really would like to get out and do more this year.
    IF anyone has suggestions, I am looking for a slip on exhaust.
    3 dealers said they have nothing that will fit this bike.
    Thanks for all your pics and post.
    Ride More 2013.
  9. benwiggin2

    benwiggin2 Long timer

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    Any pic's? If the machine has been "powered up" then the Arrow can that came with the power up kit is fine IMO.
  10. benwiggin2

    benwiggin2 Long timer

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    Wow! How cold does it get where you ride?
  11. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    Not very, I made those when I was trying to improve my MPGs, when the coolant temp is cold and up to a certain temp (dont know what temp), the ECU tells the injector to add fuel (choke/fuel enrichment). My bike's ECU was reflashed by the PO and it is very rich, it runs cooler than any Husky I've heard of. Except for single-track, I can run all day long with the louvers shut and my fan never comes on, which means my water temp never makes it to 220F, that puts my oil temp around 180-190F . I run the louvers shut while on the road to the trails, then open them up for single track. I can ALMOST get 35 MPGs that way.
  12. benwiggin2

    benwiggin2 Long timer

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    My 08 510 gets horrible mileage. I never run it on the highway so there's really no way get a figure, but all my buddies ride katooms and even though we all have big tanks (IMS 3 gal on mine) I can never really get more than around 80 desert miles out of it safely....
  13. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    Post some pics, then we can see if the Lambda probe is still in or out, we'll be able to see what muffler you have, that's a left side muffler, if it was right side, you could fit something from the orange world.
  14. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    You are probably getting around 30-32, you must ride alot of sand, that'll spin the wheel. And your ECU is probably mapped pretty rich like mine.
  15. trekkingjon

    trekkingjon Adventurer

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    Thanks for your reply JAke.
    This bike is a 2008, so Pipe in on the lsft side. Bike is completly stock.
    SO, no I have not updated to the upgrade. Only thing that has been done is, the air clearner restriction has ben removed and I installed the JD EDI kit. That kirt was one of the best things I have done so far.
    I was hoping Leo Vince has a slip on for the 08's, but thus far, not seeing it. Sorry no pix. I have not joined up with smug-mug as yet.
  16. poppy

    poppy Slow and Steady

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    Hi all, does anyone know the stator output on the 05 TE 510.
  17. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    You might get better response at http://www.cafehusky.com/forums/4-stroke.69/

    Here's the TE 450 with a Kato friend, the Husky is celebrating 13,000 miles, on a bushwhacking ride, we just pulled off the side of the paved road, up a wash, kept going up, great traction, Colorado River/Lake Travis drying up in the background..

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  18. poppy

    poppy Slow and Steady

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    Thanks Jake, info i found appears to be 170 watt mark. Found this info on thumpertalk.

    Looks like a nice place to ride mate. We got some nice places as well

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  19. Bobby Ginger

    Bobby Ginger Cat Herder

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    Sold the DRZ and bought a husky te450 in about 350 miles on Saturday. :clapJust checking in here and wondering if there is a "best" thread for FI TE's on here TT or cafe husky. I have not found much other than this thread so far. A point in the right direction would be appreciated. :deal I took it out on pavement for 30 miles today, oh man, my seat is sore, my teeth are chattering, my feet are numb, and I cannot stop smiling :norton

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  20. Xcuvator

    Xcuvator Justa Venturer

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    Look around at the forums you mentioned and you will find a lot of information.
    Nice Bike!