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Old 05-08-2017
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A motard racer ,Ryan Taylor , races a RS 500 and is a mechanic at Powerhouse Motorcycles , maybe give him a call with what mapping etc. works .I saw he has the Arrows muffler fitted
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A motard racer ,Ryan Taylor , races a RS 500 and is a mechanic at Powerhouse Motorcycles , maybe give him a call with what mapping etc. works .I saw he has the Arrows muffler fitted
Will do mate. Thanks for the heads up
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Enjoy your maiden ride slapper and stay dry mate.

A nice gentle half hour suburban ride today is all I've managed. This will be a fun bike
Stock gearing: yep, sprockets need to change! Rear wheel's as far forward as it will go .. no bigger front cog will fit without a new chain! We'll see ..

I'm sure i could tolerate the type of ride you described

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Pleased to hear you got a ride in mate, was a beautiful day for it

When sourcing sprockets, the JT website has helpful info. The rear is Husqvarna (as well as Gasgas and some early suzukis) so no trouble there. Front is Aprilia 450/550, not Husqvarna.
You could try 1 or 2 teeth smaller rear with a bigger front.

Next ride we go on I'll pm you. Won't be for a few weeks though (after sand n swamp).
What area are you in?
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What area are you in?
in town .. Devon Park

Thanks for the sprocket info .. I'll go down a few teeth in back and see where that leads me first.

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Old 25-09-2017
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SAFARI tank

wellll ... I knew it would happen .. I want a bigger tank
SAFARI have a big tank for the 2010 TE510 but SWM changed the shape of the seat and the side panels .. so it looks a bit shit.



however ...... seat and side panels from the TE450 (and presumably 310 & 510) from that era pretty much "fit" - the seat and left-hand side panel fits perfectly, the right is interfered with by the right-hand exhaust mount. I'd probably trim the plastic or the hanger.

Here's a test-fit pic of the left-hand side:


It's still not perfect .. the silencer stand-offs are in the wrong place, but that should be a minor fish to fry

I have the 20l SAFARI from my pictures waiting in my shed. I scored a 2009 TE450 seat from a wrecker and am awaiting delivery of some repro side-panels .. I will post again when I have fitted it all up

In a potential extra side-win, I suspect the Husqvarna seat is a teeny bit more comfortable than the SWM offering

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That setup using the husky parts look really good. I've been wondering if and how they'd fit......nicely is the answer. Is the tank new?

To address fuel range I've ordered a banana bag from third gear with the intent to just carry a couple of litres in it.
(That's all I need cos I've kept the standard anvil seat )
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That setup using the husky parts look really good. I've been wondering if and how they'd fit......nicely is the answer. Is the tank new?

To address fuel range I've ordered a banana bag from third gear with the intent to just carry a couple of litres in it.
(That's all I need cos I've kept the standard anvil seat )
The one I'm fitting is the used translucent tank in the second pic. The first pic is from SAFARI - they sent it when I enquired about tanks way back

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Curious as to what parts supply is like with swm? Things like brake levers, discs, shifters, pistons, clutches & what not? I'm sure you havn't needed any yet just curious about pricing/availability.
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That's always the worry isn't it.

Being European a lot of those consumable items are common with other brands and therefore aftermarket suppliers

I did need a new rad fan and shock guard (the thing that bolts to the air box) at different times. They both arrived in around a week. IIRC.
For the record, both were replaced under warranty with no hassle.

Hopefully all you 4t husky owners will hassle SWM for parts which will increase their turnover and thus increase the stock they keep on hand....come on guys, you know you want to.
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