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So I am curious, has anybody done any long rides on the TE 449?

Like the washington adventure trail or the Oregon OHV cross state trail?

That type of stuff.

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I got used to carrying gas on my wr250R. MSA makes a fuel bottle that fits in the water bottle pocket of my back pack.

I was actually reading the owners manual and it says not to run it at a steady speed for long distances. Hmmmm.

I will check out your link on your ride.

Thanks

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An MSR bottle is only good for maybe 10 extra miles. It's great for if you over estimated your range slightly, but not for getting you that extra 75 miles in a remote area.

Remember, that Husky is a dirt bike, not an adventure bike. You can do adventure rides on it, but it's limitations will have to be worked around (such as it's limited range).

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Valkrider,

I am curious.

After reading some of the other threads, what did you do for oil changes on the 1000mi ride?

Seems that many folks are saying 300mi for an oil change.

I like to plan ahead for the worst case scenario and try to avoid that.

So, I appreciate as much input I can get to not be the guy bitching about my bike failing even though it is my ignorence or laziness that causes a problem.

Know what I am saying?

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Why do you want to use te449 for an "adventure bike"?

Just because someone has done "it" does not mean it should be replicated.

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Valkrider,

I am curious.

After reading some of the other threads, what did you do for oil changes on the 1000mi ride?

Seems that many folks are saying 300mi for an oil change.

I like to plan ahead for the worst case scenario and try to avoid that.

So, I appreciate as much input I can get to not be the guy bitching about my bike failing even though it is my ignorence or laziness that causes a problem.

Know what I am saying?

300 Miles is overkill, unless it's 300 miles under full race conditions or during break-in. On a ride where your cruising most of the time and not either wringing the bike out or doing lots of tight, technical, slow-pounding riding you should be fine. Especially since the Huskly carried almost 2 quarts.

I changed the oil and filter before I left and had an extra change ready should I decide to do it - but I never did. I did swap out the air filter on Day 3. Other than that the bikes required no maintenance during the trip.

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300 Miles is overkill, unless it's 300 miles under full race conditions or during break-in. On a ride where your cruising most of the time and not either wringing the bike out or doing lots of tight, technical, slow-pounding riding you should be fine. Especially since the Huskly carried almost 2 quarts.

I changed the oil and filter before I left and had an extra change ready should I decide to do it - but I never did. I did swap out the air filter on Day 3. Other than that the bikes required no maintenance during the trip.

You're experience is with a 510 and the original post is regarding a 449/511 platform. Two completely different dirtbikes, one carrying almost 2 quarts and the other .9 quarts. If you were getting 600miles/20 hours out of the TE510 on such a trip, I'd plan on 300miles/10 hours interval on a TE449 and I have just a little experience with a 449 engine at 5500 miles and two engines under my belt from trying to stretch oil change intervals for "dual sport" use :bonk:

Now with an oil cooler/resevoir set-up a 500-600 mile/20 hour interval would be no problem IMHO. Bill Conger is running a TE449 in Dakar this January with such a set-up and it should provide good feedback after 2 weeks of abuse and oil changes.

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You're experience is with a 510 and the original post is regarding a 449/511 platform. Two completely different dirtbikes, one carrying almost 2 quarts and the other .9 quarts. If you were getting 600miles/20 hours out of the TE510 on such a trip, I'd plan on 300miles/10 hours interval on a TE449 and I have just a little experience with a 449 engine at 5500 miles and two engines under my belt from trying to stretch oil change intervals for "dual sport" use :bonk:

Now with an oil cooler/resevoir set-up a 500-600 mile/20 hour interval would be no problem IMHO. Bill Conger is running a TE449 in Dakar this January with such a set-up and it should provide good feedback after 2 weeks of abuse and oil changes.

I will ride my new bikw this weekend.

The oil cooler you speak of. I haven't found anything specific for the 449.

Do you know were a guy could find such a thing?

Just thinking ahead.

matbe it wont be an issue only time will tell.

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