Husqvarna TE 449 RR

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Trang, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Wild Man

    Wild Man Escape Artist

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Oddometer:
    1,471
    Location:
    Manitou Springs, CO


    The design and build on the carbon fiber crash plate with the water tank is fantastic. I just received mine after getting all the other Speedbrain G450RR parts.

    Would you happen to know the manufacturer of the oil cooler used on these bikes? :ear I've seen the pictures elsewhere on the forum but no sources. I'm trying to locate a source for the oil cooler as well as the extended swing arm. Other than those two parts, I believe I have everything else I need.
    #41
  2. jobr

    jobr Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Oddometer:
    11
    Location:
    Sweden
    Well, oil-cooler is a tricky thing.

    On the BMW/Husky bike they have done some welding on the engineblock to be able to get the oil out of the engine to the oil-cooler.
    This is is NOT recomended from the engine manufacturer, due to material integrity problems after welding in the aluminum engineblock. So if you do not get your engines for FREE, This is probably NOT the way to go!!

    There are some one off solutions used by Dakar riders, but they are pretty secretive about there solutions to the oil-cooler problem (i have asked a few of them, with no luck). So for now this is a "make our own" part.

    I am talking to a friend of mine that will have a look if there is a way to produce a interface to the oilfilter cover, that will allow the use of the original oilfilter. But this will take some time.(I will post updates)

    The long swing arm is probably the same "one of build" so probably nothing we regular people ever will get our hands on....

    #42
  3. Wild Man

    Wild Man Escape Artist

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Oddometer:
    1,471
    Location:
    Manitou Springs, CO
    :thumb Thanks for the info. I saw the picture of the modified engine block in the G450 thread, and I would not attempt such a MAJOR modification. :eek1 I have a feeling that may be the most effective for cooling the oil while keeping it moving - but it's just not practical for us mortals.

    I believe Andrew Gore (inmate in the US) may also try to produce an oil filter cover interface for the G450 but none of us know if that method will be effective or not yet. I'll let you know what we discover here as well.

    Thanks again for the response! :beer
    #43
  4. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Oddometer:
    27,365
    Location:
    Shawangunks
    It would seem the only other obvious take off spot would be the two screen filter plugs down by the drain.
    #44
  5. Trang

    Trang ... 2nd last to the Sweep

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,093
    Location:
    Orange NSW Australia
  6. Muecke

    Muecke Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Oddometer:
    75
    Location:
    Germany
    I know the thread is older but does anyone know where Top buy this gastank for TE449?
    #46
  7. rallye

    rallye Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    601
    Location:
    PERTH
    is that an RXV tank ,? looks like it . I know someone who can get those .
    #47
  8. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,906
    Location:
    Amsterdam or on Twitter @antal
    #48
  9. schattat

    schattat Long timer

    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,446
    Location:
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Or get yourself hold of one of these bad boys!

    [​IMG]
    #49
  10. Muecke

    Muecke Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Oddometer:
    75
    Location:
    Germany
    You're lucky boy, Toni! :)
    #50
  11. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,906
    Location:
    Amsterdam or on Twitter @antal
    Its all about connections :)
    #51
  12. Muecke

    Muecke Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Oddometer:
    75
    Location:
    Germany
    yes, I know and I know Tony. :D
    #52
  13. Muecke

    Muecke Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Oddometer:
    75
    Location:
    Germany
    Question again: does anybody has more Information about Installation this gas tank on a te449?
    #53
  14. italrally

    italrally Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Oddometer:
    498
    Location:
    Berlin

    May be Speedbrain can tell you some secrets :rofl:rofl::rofl
    #54
  15. Muecke

    Muecke Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Oddometer:
    75
    Location:
    Germany

    I mean not the gas tank showed on the foto. I mean this one here in the video by the Chilean importer.
    Does anyone has some more information about that gas tank?
    #55
  16. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,285
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    #56