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any thoughts /experiance with 2009 Husqvarna TE450 ?

there are a couple for sale locally, i'm thinking of replacing/selling my DRz400S, which I know is a dated pig, and even with all the work on it I had more fun riding the drz400k at leaf river and now want something modern , woods bike I can trail ride, do leaf river type rides, maybe race at fvor GP/hare scramble type events occasionally , not sure if st leagal is necessary bit need lights for DS rides, I read that the TE is not as race oriented as the KTM, but it is raced, maybe more in Europe than here , I know it will be much better than a drz but I don't know if its exactly what I want or not,,,, any opinions/advice?
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It's too much bike for you.

The TE line is golden. I know a few people with TEs , and they are very happy. 2008 and up are injected , plus they weigh 250 pounds.
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plus they weigh 250 pounds.
uh yeah, don't believe the spec weights
The 08 - 09 TE huskies are around 290 ready to ride.
the old carb'd models were over 300
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yeah, I hear they are heavy , but cant be as heavy as a DRz right? my drz400s feels like its 30 lbs heavier than the drz400K ( kick start no battery) , one side of me wants to get a 250f - 310? light bike for fvor HS so it does not wear me out, the other side thinks my fat ass needs the bigger bike to haul me around
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i need the roman / bug take on the huskies
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yeah, I hear they are heavy , but cant be as heavy as a DRz right? my drz400s feels like its 30 lbs heavier than the drz400K ( kick start no battery) , one side of me wants to get a 250f - 310? light bike for fvor HS so it does not wear me out, the other side thinks my fat ass needs the bigger bike to haul me around
I had my DRZ-k down to the low 270's in supermoto race trim. It still felt 75lbs heavier than a 250lb KTM SMR. Lot's of excess rotating mass in the DRZ engine, even with the lighter crank/flywheel in the kickstart model.

I haven't ridden any of the new FI huskies, but I would guess they feel quite a bit lighter than the DRZ-S or E even though they have a pretty high static weight.

I've heard quite a few people rave about the TE-310 as great a do-it-all bike.
Hard to beat a KTM EXC though.
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i need the roman / bug take on the huskies
Roman is a giant.
he'll tell you his XR650 was light and easy to toss around.
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LOL! Bill you are almost my size=)
Dave those 08+ Huskys are great bikes but a bit compact, also look at the 11+ kymco hyskys they are a bit bigger and you can get them for a steal of a deal.
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went to countryside bmw-husky-ktm , they have one on CL at $4,250 , 09 w 2K miles , 1 owner, looked at it, blown fork seals, ft spkt ready to shed teeth, handlebar moves in the clamps, worn tires, odometer wrapped in tape and zip ties, ft brake hose routed under all the other cables getting bent, 3 Michigan trail system stickers stacked on the r fender, multiple holes drilled in r fender ,,, they offered to go 4K on it ,,, theres another one out west that was maintained by Hall's cycle that might be had for 3500, more miles but probably in better shape, might go look at it later in the week, cant find any decent ktms for sale now....
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went to countryside bmw-husky-ktm , they have one on CL at $4,250 , 09 w 2K miles , 1 owner, looked at it, blown fork seals, ft spkt ready to shed teeth, handlebar moves in the clamps, worn tires, odometer wrapped in tape and zip ties, ft brake hose routed under all the other cables getting bent, 3 Michigan trail system stickers stacked on the r fender, multiple holes drilled in r fender ,,, they offered to go 4K on it ,,, theres another one out west that was maintained by Hall's cycle that might be had for 3500, more miles but probably in better shape, might go look at it later in the week, cant find any decent ktms for sale now....
These bikes got discounted down to $5995 to purge them out . I heard some went for less . Look on ADVrider and Cafe Husky , there are a few available.
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yeah , they are doing 2500 off the 8,299 retail on the new ones now, they have the new 13 tc125 for $3,995
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yeah , they are doing 2500 off the 8,299 retail on the new ones now, they have the new 13 tc125 for $3,995
If you go new , check around , there might be some deals .
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I wouldn't go new unless it was a smoking deal and this dlr is sticking to the 2500 discount
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I know of a '12 250 exc and a '13 300xc for sale. The 12 was raced for a season but is very well maintained. The 13 is basically brand new still.
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I had a 2008 SM510 which might be the stroked Supermoto version of that bike.
It was pretty zoomy but had almost too much engine braking. The 450 might be a little milder (different crank)


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D check cafe husky !
I did some of the stuff on there, had one of those autotune dealios etc.
If I would geared it taller it might have helped.
I sold it a couple of years ago.

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ha, I know you still have husky love in you somewhere

i'm looking around and not sure what to get now, the TXC 310 gets good reviews as possibly the best offering by husky , might be good to go this way vs a dual sport for what I do, maybe throw a light on it for leaf river type rides since they are few and far between, there are some nice used bikes at Hall's cycle in springfield, maybe i'll call them today
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Love for the Old Husky, yes - Like the new stuff too but the more I read about them, they are just painted pumpkins at this point.............which I am okay with as I have owned a few Katooms in my day as well.

If I had to go for what you are looking for (not my type of riding but) I would go 300 2T from KTM - I rode BHs and it was all that and then some - If I was going for MX, the 350 4t would get my nod as well

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What are guys who are vertically challenged (like me) using in these woods races? On the track, the high seat height isn't an issue but, when you are going slower or over obstacles, being able to touch the ground is nice. Are you guys finding your feet touching the ground in these woods races? Would something like a KX100 work in that type of racing?

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I bet I could ride a kx100 really fast in the woods.


It would sound like I was going fast for sure.
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small bikes turn well but the zingy powerband of the kids mxer would not be ideal, and little wheels are tough to get over fallen logs and such, you'd be better off with a 250 4 st set up for woods , like a ktm xc-w or this

http://www.halls-cycles.com/default....p=1&s=Year&d=D

then at the HS there is a mini class that some fast guys seem to enter as a way to pre-ride the course and a built CRF150F or something like that would be fun
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Love for the Old Husky, yes - Like the new stuff too but the more I read about them, they are just painted pumpkins at this point.............which I am okay with as I have owned a few Katooms in my day as well.

If I had to go for what you are looking for (not my type of riding but) I would go 300 2T from KTM - I rode BHs and it was all that and then some - If I was going for MX, the 350 4t would get my nod as well
from what I see the 13s and early 14s are still red/black Italian/cagiva? built bmw owned machines, the KTM huskies will be yellow/blue and be 14 1/2 s and I don't see them out yet, probably to help clear out Italian built inventory
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Something in me just has a hard time with a "Brand New Dirt Bike" - I guess I cannot get over paying that kinda coin for one - Street, Tard, etc etc no Prob but the dirty bikes new just seem "off" to me

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from what I see the 13s and early 14s are still red/black Italian/cagiva?
Negative - Anything after 2010 is a BMW Owned and Kimco Built Motor - Power band is 100% different

At least on the SMs

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small bikes turn well but the zingy powerband of the kids mxer would not be ideal, and little wheels are tough to get over fallen logs and such, you'd be better off with a 250 4 st set up for woods , like a ktm xc-w or this

http://www.halls-cycles.com/default....p=1&s=Year&d=D

then at the HS there is a mini class that some fast guys seem to enter as a way to pre-ride the course and a built CRF150F or something like that would be fun
I guess. Maybe I will try one next year with my RMZ-250. Rig some kind of lights on it. The CRF150F would be cool.
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I see deals like this and that's whats got me itchin for a husky

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