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TE 450 advice
« on: December 02, 2011, 10:58:25 am »
Need advice, was looking at getting a TE450 to replace my Aprilia Pegaso, would the 450 be capable of commuting approximately 90km per day, I know my butt will have to get used to the seat and I would possibly have to change the gearing slightly...any other comments/advice?

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Re: TE 450 advice
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2011, 11:17:14 am »
Not sure about the specific intervals and stuff but with those kinda k's you'll have to service it probably twice a month and rebuild the top end twice a year
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Re: TE 450 advice
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2011, 02:09:01 pm »
Bliksem Dwerg , van wanneer af het die fiets 'n service interval van 1000 km ?
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Re: TE 450 advice
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2011, 02:10:01 pm »
Is die intervals nie iets soos 16 ure nie?
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2011, 02:18:02 pm »
As ek dit nie mis het nie is dit olie elke 400km en valves op 1500
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Re: TE 450 advice
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2011, 02:18:20 pm »
Onder "race"omstandighede.

Daar is 'n groot verskil tussen wat ons doen , en wanneer mens "race"

Selfs dan is die checklist basies , ie brieke , grease van alle bearings en axles , plugs , filters , olie etc .

Die probleem met die , en ek is seker dieselfde geld vir sekere van die KTM's , en ook die BM 450x , is dat mens net altyd die slegte sal hoor.

Kyk na die DRz , 'n ruk terug wou niemand hulle ry of koop nie , want drie het gebreek hier op die forum. Geen vrae was ooit gevra oor onderhoud of rystyl van die eienaars nie , hulle het eenvoudiglik kak fietse geword.

Nou is daar weer 'n hele paar op die forum , hulle hou goed , perform goed etc etc.

My nuwe 510 is veronderstel of meer "stressed"te wees as die 450 , so kom ons sien. ek is egter bereid om jou geld te wed dat die fiets gaan hou...want ek gaan haar behoorlik onderhou :thumleft:
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Re: TE 450 advice
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2011, 02:18:40 pm »
It doesn't sound like it's the right bike for what you need. You want more Off road ability, but must still be able to commute. Everything is a compromise. How much would it cost to change the gears by the way ?
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Re: TE 450 advice
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2011, 02:20:16 pm »
Die valve het shims op die fietse , en meeste van die mense wat ek ken het in 10 000 km;s nog nie nodig gehad om eers die shims te verander nie.
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Re: TE 450 advice
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2011, 02:21:37 pm »
Onder "race"omstandighede.

Daar is 'n groot verskil tussen wat ons doen , en wanneer mens "race"

Selfs dan is die checklist basies , ie brieke , grease van alle bearings en axles , plugs , filters , olie etc .

Die probleem met die , en ek is seker dieselfde geld vir sekere van die KTM's , en ook die BM 450x , is dat mens net altyd die slegte sal hoor.

Kyk na die DRz , 'n ruk terug wou niemand hulle ry of koop nie , want drie het gebreek hier op die forum. Geen vrae was ooit gevra oor onderhoud of rystyl van die eienaars nie , hulle het eenvoudiglik kak fietse geword.

Nou is daar weer 'n hele paar op die forum , hulle hou goed , perform goed etc etc.

My nuwe 510 is veronderstel of meer "stressed"te wees as die 450 , so kom ons sien. ek is egter bereid om jou geld te wed dat die fiets gaan hou...want ek gaan haar behoorlik onderhou :thumleft:

Eks met jou. Wou net uit punt dat dit nie die regte fiets is om mee 90kilos 'n dag te commute nie  :deal:

Ek sal nie eers met my 640 dit doen nie want dit sal my te veel in onderhoud kos
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Re: TE 450 advice
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2011, 02:22:09 pm »
The bike is no commuter Panjo , that is for sure...there is a nice 450 motard which is mnuch better suited.

The gearing cannot be changed , only sprockets , but it will kill the punchy nature of the motor.

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Re: TE 450 advice
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2011, 02:23:32 pm »
Dwerg , die bottom line is dat bikes nie regtig so goedkoop is om mee te commute nie. Ek gebruik my Yamakar elke dag vir net meer as 100km's , en selfs met die 10 000 intervals van BM is dit maar 'n duur spul.  Bly wel lekker :mwink:
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Re: TE 450 advice
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2011, 02:28:06 pm »
Thanks for all the advice guys.  :thumleft:

Yes, I know that changing sprockets will give the bike less punch, but I'm willing to sacrifice a little...I want a bike that is fun to ride on the weekends, I'm also looking at either a DRZ400 or DR350.

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Re: TE 450 advice
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2011, 02:30:01 pm »
Dwerg , die bottom line is dat bikes nie regtig so goedkoop is om mee te commute nie. Ek gebruik my Yamakar elke dag vir net meer as 100km's , en selfs met die 10 000 intervals van BM is dit maar 'n duur spul.  Bly wel lekker :mwink:

Aai jyt nog nie eers jou Husky vir 'n maand nie en jys al klaar blind  :pot:

Darem hoef jy nie die BM se olie ekle 3 blokke te ruil nie  >:D
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Re: TE 450 advice
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2011, 02:32:18 pm »
 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:

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Re: TE 450 advice
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2011, 02:34:45 pm »
As die Husky nie so goed , en so deeglik KTM gat geskop het nie , sou ek dalk anders gevoel het my vriend , maar dit is eenvoudiglik een befarkte fiets  :mwink:

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Re: TE 450 advice
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2011, 02:36:48 pm »
I really like the Husky, I saw blazes's bikes... :drif: :drif:

If the 450SM can do it then surely the 450TE can with different sprockets...
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« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2011, 02:37:05 pm »
As die Husky nie so goed , en so deeglik KTM gat geskop het nie , sou ek dalk anders gevoel het my vriend , maar dit is eenvoudiglik een befarkte fiets  :mwink:



Ek love alle fietse insluitend Huskies. Al hoekom ek nooit 'n Husky sal koop nie is omdat ek nie daai level van snobisme sal kan hanteer nie  :peepwall:
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« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2011, 02:38:55 pm »
I really like the Husky, I saw blazes's bikes... :drif: :drif:

If the 450SM can do it then surely the 450TE can with different sprockets...

Eks seker hy kan dit doen sonder enige probleme. Gaan jy net baie meer kos as bv jou Pegaso

Eks nie seker waar iemand begin dink het ek sÍ hy kan nie dit doen nie   ??? ???
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Re: TE 450 advice
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2011, 02:42:30 pm »
Ek het met Michael gepraat oor die 450 motard, en hy het voorgestel dat dit steeds nie die ideale commuter is nie.

Vrek vinnig , lig , wheelie vir niks , seker dit gee mens vele meer ereksies as wat enige warm stukkie kan , maar hy is eenvoudiglik nie gebou vir commuting nie.

Die 610 Motard is wat jy soek as jy wil commute , maar dan kan jy nie regtig offroad nie.

Hou die Pegaso en kry 'n stukkie plastiek wat jy behoorlik mee kan speel , daar is baie teen belaglike goeie pryse
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Re: TE 450 advice
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2011, 02:46:23 pm »
Ek het met Michael gepraat oor die 450 motard, en hy het voorgestel dat dit steeds nie die ideale commuter is nie.

Vrek vinnig , lig , wheelie vir niks , seker dit gee mens vele meer ereksies as wat enige warm stukkie kan , maar hy is eenvoudiglik nie gebou vir commuting nie.

Die 610 Motard is wat jy soek as jy wil commute , maar dan kan jy nie regtig offroad nie.

Hou die Pegaso en kry 'n stukkie plastiek wat jy behoorlik mee kan speel , daar is baie teen belaglike goeie pryse

Ek verstaan, maar my budget laat dit nie toe nie, en ek wil nie die Pegaso off-road vat nie.

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