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I live in Oregon where DMV is busy pulling the plates on Baha kitted dirt bikes, so am shopping for a factory built street legal on and off road bike. I live just a few miles from the mountain roads, and do not want to trailer for every fun ride.

I have it narrowed down to the choice between a TE450 or a TE510, or the 50 pound heavier TE610.

Now I need your considered opinions.

I live and ride in mud, and do some street and freeway riding. The vast bulk is off road and muddy.

A tall bike is a plus for me, and so is good suspension.

What are your considered opinions as to the best way to go?

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I would go with th te 510 and a 1 tooth taller countershaft sprocket.

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The best why I have ever heard this put is:

The 610 is if you want to ride on roads and have some dirt roads connecting them.

The 450/510 is if you want to ride on dirt and need to hit the pavement to get to the next trail head.

From the sounds of it...get the 450 or the 510.

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I love my 610 in the mud. It digs and you floor it. It kinda sucks when you have to pick it up though.:applause:

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You make it sound like the Husky is a forced decision....

I can't wait till you get the 510 and your shoulders get sore from that arm ripping deliciousness.

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TE510 is for you.

I've got the 610 but am getting away from the real gnarly stuff..........BUT, I'm still suprised at how well the 610 does.

I like the old SOHC motor. Easy to ride, forgiving etc. I have a feeling the 450 and 510 are more for experts.

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TC 450/510 aren't street legal here in California. Dont know about your state though?

On their web site it says the TE's are legal in all 50 states

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On their web site it says the TE's are legal in all 50 states

Yes - the TEs are but not the TCs. Different bikes.

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Yes - the TEs are but not the TCs. Different bikes.

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Thanks I noticed the difference:thumbsup:

I wonder if the TC's can be registered in OR or just the TE's (like CA):applause:

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Only the TE's are street legal in Oregon. I asked the right question, but hosed the title.

I will go with the TE510.

Thanks for the input.

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How are the maintenance schedules like on the 450, 510, 610. I was told the 610 is the best for street only and the 450/510 is more track oriented, needing more maintenance more often.

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That is my understanding also.

Feel free to download the specifications and owners manuals from husqvarnausa.com.

Weight, gear ratios, sprockets, all kinds of good info.

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I'm going through all that as I type this, I'm seeing that there isn't a whole lot of difference. I'll keep looking.

the 610 holds close to 3 qts of oil giving it a 3000 mile service interval, the 450/510 hold a little more than 1.5 qts giving a shorter interval (of course depending on use and oil type). The 610 also has longer valve check intervals, but the 450/510 is sooooo easy it can be done while the oil drains. I know you hear it a lot but the 450/510 is a street legal dirt bike and the 610 is a bike designed to be ridden on the road.:applause:

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The 610 SM would be the best commuter then. When I go out joy ridding, it is usally a long run. So the 610 SM might be for me.

Does anyone know the hp of the bikes off hand? 405/510/610???

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I looked at all the periodic maintenance intervals, the 450/510 need a engine rebuild at every 6k miles. The 610 can keep going. Other than that, they look similar.

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