Any TE450 or TE510 owners here?

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

  1. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    Here's the best location for Husky info
    http://www.cafehusky.com/forums/4-stroke.69/

    My thread chronicles my 2010 TE450 which now has over 13,000 miles and running strong,
    http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/dual-sporting-a-2010-te-450-with-cheap-tricks.15347/

    just recently had to replace the rear brake pads and am getting the muffler hanger welded up.

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  2. AUtiger86

    AUtiger86 Flar

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    Give seat concepts a call. Best option I have put on my TE510. Also, be thankful you have the safari tank, (wish I could afford one), as the Huskys like to drink the juice. Good looking bike!
  3. Bobby Ginger

    Bobby Ginger Cat Herder

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    I was joking about the seat, it is not that bad. It will be my first upgrade, had a tall one on the Z and loved it.
  4. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    I picked up a 2010 TE510 awhile ago. I can't seem to find the vehicle compliance plate. Not sure if its missing or just hidden. It's not on the neck next to VIN.
    Would someone let me know the location of theirs so I can confirm the absence or presence of mine?

    Thanks.

    J
  5. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    There's a sticker on the rear fender, under the seat, on my 2010 model, have you looked there?
  6. benwiggin2

    benwiggin2 Long timer

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    I have sticker on my front fender too...
  7. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Thanks. I'll have a look tonight.
  8. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Found it. It was under seat on rear fender. Or at least part of it was. The PO had stuck some adhesive on it to hold a little tool bag. Not much left of it.
    I'm hoping to bring the bike north, hence the need for the sticker. Perhaps someone with a US version of a 2010 TE could tell me if the bike is classified as a "motorcycle" or as "restricted use vehicle"?
    That will be on the sticker...
    If someone could even PM me with a photo that would be really appreciated.

    Thanks for the help.
  9. drrags

    drrags Dorkus Malorkus

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    How's this? Off of my 2008.
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  10. drrags

    drrags Dorkus Malorkus

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    At Death Valley last week. Man, I could stay there forever! :deal
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  11. bobnoxious67

    bobnoxious67 Baby steps...

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    Replacing my fork seals...anybody have a good write up on how to do it on these forks? Anybody know how much (volume) oil to put back in (other than measuring the air gap)?

    Thanks
  12. trekkingjon

    trekkingjon Adventurer

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    I recommend you go to the Rocky MTn ATV site, they have a video on these single cartridge forks and it explains everything in detail. After I watched it, I ordered some tools that was needed and now I feel like I can do all my fork seals with great knowlegde. Go for it.
  13. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    I'll second that. Vids are great. I have done both the Husky forks and my Yammie forks on my Dakar from those vids. Good company to get parts from also- fast shipping.
  14. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Thx for that. Still need to know vehicle classification though.
    I'll post up a pic of a badge from a KTM later tonight with what I'm looking for on the husky.
  15. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Here is a sticker from a KTM 640A showing vehicle type: MC
    (Motorcycle)
    I'd like to know if the TE has an MC classification or an RUV sticker.
    (Restricted Use Vehicle)

    Notice "MC" on the bottom sticker:

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    Another image from a different angle:

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    Thanks again.
  16. bobnoxious67

    bobnoxious67 Baby steps...

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    Thanks guys
  17. Tachedoutoffroad

    Tachedoutoffroad Mr. Parrish

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    Got to play a little on my new-to-me '09....

    Power wheelies in 3rd already... Interested to see what the PU kit does next week.... :eek1 :freaky

    Hope to lower a little so I can actually take it on some single track-ish stuff. It's 38.75" with the aftemaket seat :eek1 shits ridicules. Not much desert in lower Alabama.

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  18. benwiggin2

    benwiggin2 Long timer

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    Looks like fun to me!
  19. trekkingjon

    trekkingjon Adventurer

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    Keep us notified on how the Pu kit chages things. I have decided to go against the PU kit and just went with the JD EDI. Once I was able to get through and figure out the changes, I can say that the power is so much more controlled. No more WILD wheelies after the surge. I ride up in the mountains so I can say that TOO much power can be a handful.
  20. Tachedoutoffroad

    Tachedoutoffroad Mr. Parrish

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    I don't think it "needs" a lot more power, I was hoping for a little more bottom end and smoother power really.

    It's already too fast for Alabama single-single track. I take my XR250/300 there. But anything where I actually use all the gears, the TE will go :clap :1drink