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Thinking about getting a new husky. What are the differences between the TC and TE 450's? Thanks guys...

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Major differences: The TE has a 6 speed transmission, and 18" rear wheel. The TC has a 5 speed transmission and a 19" rear wheel. Both bikes have a lighting coil and voltage regulator. Both models also come with spark arrestor mufflers, but the TC also has a titanium exhaust included. The TC will have pirelli tires and the TE will have michelin enduro comp. tires. Hope this helps! Mike. :cry:

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Is the gearing the same for both and the TE just has the added gear? Any idea of the top speed of the 5 vs. 6? Motor and suspension specs the same between the TE and TC?

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...and, the suspension springs and valving are stiffer, hotter cam and ignition maps. No head light or trip computer. I don't think the TC comes with the kick starter kit.

As far as gearing I think overall the gearing on the TE is taller. Neather of these bikes are good for more than about 65 mph.

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TE has a counterbalencer, TC does'nt. Both are great bikes. The powerband is user friendly yet addicitve and the TE's turn on a dime :cry:. If you have a good dealer, they are hard to beat. If the dealer sucks (see other threads) there can be head-aches (or nightmares)

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Are you serious about 65?

I would believe that for my TE and now with the odometer hooked up, I can verify it. But a six speed TE450 with a 1 tooth taller front sprocket should at least to 80 I would thinkg. Obviously I am speculating here since you have the bike and I don't but 65 seems low for desert guys. So far in the tight woods I have only gotten my 250 into fourth gear and even around my house have not touched 5th or 6th.

Great bike though.

Greg

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Ithink the top speed of the TE is a little higher. I took a jump at Eddieville and while in the air with nothing else to do saw the speedo reading 56 and I wasn't even close to the top RPM

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Are the ratios and final gearing the same on the 510 verses the 450? I really think I would have trouble seeing the far side of 70 on my bike with stock gearing. :cry:

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Here are some specs I copied from the pdf owner's manuals for the respective bikes.

TE250/450

TRANSMISSION

Type ........................constant mesh gear type

Transmission ratio (TE-SMR)

1st gear ..................................2,000 (z 28/14)

2nd gear .................................1,611 (z 29/18)

3rd gear..................................1,315 (z 25/19)

4th gear ..................................1,086 (z 25/23)

5 th gear .................................0,920 (z 23/25)

6 th gear .................................0,814 (z 22/27)

Transmission ratio (TC)

1st gear ..................................1,866 (z 28/15)

2nd gear .................................1,529 (z 26/17)

3rd gear..................................1,263 (z 24/19)

4th gear ..................................1,086 (z 25/23)

5 th gear .................................0,954 (z 21/22)

SECONDARY DRIVE

Transmission sprocket (TC-TE 250)..........z 13

Transmission sprocket (TE 450)................z 14

Transmission sprocket (TC 450-SMR 400-450 *)z 15

Rear wheel sprocket

(TC-TE 250, TC-TE 450)...........................z 50

Rear wheel sprocket (SMR 400-450)........z 45

Transmission ratio (TC-TE 250) ..............3,846

Transmission ratio (TE 450) ....................3,571

Transmission ratio (TC 450)....................3,333

Transmission ratio (SMR 400-450) .........3,000

Rear chain size..................................5/8”x1/4”

(* SMR 450: OUTFIT Z=16 : in case of racing

use).

TE510

PRIMARY DRIVE

Drive pinion gear .......................................z 21

Clutch ring gear ........................................z 64

Transmission ratio ..................................3,047

CLUTCH

Type ....oil bath multiple disc clutch, hydraulic

control

TRANSMISSION

Type ........................constant mesh gear type

Transmission ratio

1st gear ..................................2,000 (z 28/14)

2nd gear .................................1,611 (z 29/18)

3rd gear..................................1,333 (z 24/18)

4th gear ..................................1,086 (z 25/23)

5 th gear .................................0,920 (z 23/25)

6 th gear .................................0,814 (z 22/27)

SECONDARY DRIVE

Transmission sprocket ..............................z 14

Rear wheel sprocket .................................z 50

Transmission ratio ..................................3,571

Rear chain size..................................5/8”x1/4”

FINAL RATIOS

1st gear ................................................21,769

2nd gear ...............................................17,536

3rd gear ...............................................14,512

4th gear ................................................11,831

5th gear ................................................10,014

6th gear ..................................................8,869

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60 MPH is about it on my TE 250 with a 13/52, perhaps a liitle faster but I don't want to go that far...

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The TC does come with a kick starter kit. The ignition components are all the same for the TC and TE 450's so I do not think there is a different map. Mike. :cry:

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I started out the year on a TE450, now I am on a TC450.

I think the TC power is better.

The gearing is definately different. Higher 1st on the TC, and a higher 6th on the TE.

Took a little getting use too, but no problem.

The top speed is lower than a KTM, both TC & TE, the TE closer, but short on a 450 EXC by at least 10mph.

The TC is lighter, barely. Suspension is a little stiffer, but still better than my old KX for the bush.

After getting use to it, the TC seems better???

A local pro, currently 1st in Pacific North West Offroad Series feels he is definately faster on the TC, he too has tried both.

We ride LOTS of tight, really tight stuff here in BC Canada, and the TC is fine. I honestly feel the new TC I have is smoother running, and a better, more controlable power delivery??

Go figure, possibly the slightly higher gearing suits the engine?

They both will take lights, speedo's etc.

The only complaint I would have is the chain on the TC is like butter, junked it after 8 hrs of riding,while the o-ring unit on the TE would have lasted forever.

i talked directly with Husky USA before I took delivery of my TC and I feel they were absolutely correct. They told me it was an identical bike, except for Suspension, exhaust, rear tire, and gearing.

AWESOME BIKE!! :cry:

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