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  1. rondebbs

    Rear Shock Tunning tc450

    thanks, I will try on the track tomorrow. My weight is 160.
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    Rear Shock Tunning tc450

    I've adjusted the low compression (screw) and high compression (dial) on tm husky 2004 tc450 to stock. These are both on the gold sachs nitrogen tube. With the screw I can feel the clicks but the dial (high compression) I can not really feel the clicks. As I'm turning the dial I can only guess. Is one click a quarter turn? Also I have set the bottom rebound screw to 17 clicks after fully closing per manual. Does this sound approprpriate for my 160 novice motocross riding? It the seat continues to slap me in the ass or eject me over the handle bars when landing a jump should I use more clicks or less clicks on the bottom rebound screw?
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    Hard rebound off jumps.

    I've adjusted the low compression (screw) and high compression (dial) on tm husky 2004 tc450 to stock. These are both on the gold sachs nitrogen tube. With the screw I can feel the clicks but the dial (high compression) I can not really feel the clicks. As I'm turning the dial I can only guess. Is one click a quarter turn? Also I have set the bottom rebound screw to 17 clicks after fully closing per manual. Does this sound approprpriate for my 160 novice motocross riding? It the seat continues to slap me in the ass or eject me over the handle bars when landing a jump should I use more clicks or less clicks on the bottom rebound screw?
  4. I've started riding my 2004 Husqvarna TC 450 on the motocross track (previously desert and fire road type riding). I weigh 160 and ride on the track at around the novice level. The bike handles fine off the table top jumps but it is lousy off the other jumps. It seems to come down pretty hard then trys to eject me over the handle bars. It think it is rebounding to fast and hard. The manual is pretty bad but it has about one sentence each regarding spring preload, compression and extension. I'm guessing that I need to to focus on extension. There is an adjustment screw at the bottom of the shock called the lower register in the husky manual. It looks like I will have to remove some parts below the swing arm before I will have enough room to get a screw driver on the lower register. I'll turn the register clockwise until fully closed. It says to then turn back 20 clicks for the tc 250 - it does not say how many clicks for the tc 450. Am I on the right track here? Any ideas, thoughts, experiences would be helpful. Thanks - Brad
  5. I've started riding my 2004 TC 450 on the motocross track (previously desert and fire road type riding). I weigh 160 and ride on the track at around the novice level. The bike handles fine off the table top jumps but it is lousy off the other jumps. It seems to come down pretty hard then trys to eject me over the handle bars. It think it is rebounding to fast and hard. The manual is pretty bad but it has about one sentence each regarding spring preload, compression and extension. I'm guessing that I need to to focus on extension. There is an adjustment screw at the bottom of the shock called the lower register in the husky manual. It looks like I will have to remove some parts below the swing arm before I will have enough room to get a screw driver on the lower register. I'll turn the register clockwise until fully closed. It says to then turn back 20 clicks for the tc 250 - it does not say how many clicks for the tc 450. Am I on the right track here? Any ideas, thoughts, experiences would be helpful. Thanks - Brad
  6. rondebbs

    tc450 hard seat

    I recently bought a new 04 tc450. I've got a bad back and the hard seat is killing me. Any ideas on how to get a softer seat without spending a fortune. The TE and other enduros seems to have much softer seats.
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    TC450 Chain Tension

    I recently bought a new 04 tc450 from Malcom Smith's shop in Riverside ca. It seems like the chain is too loose. On page 151 of the owners manual (covers te and tc) it has a diagram with a finger pushing the chain up to the grey chain guide from below. It says there should be 2mm (.08 in) between the chain and the guide. I can push my chain up at any point and touch the guide with the chain. I'm guessing it needs to be tightened although this is the way it came from the dealer. Any ideas? Also the on page 286 it shows the maint schedule in 99 different languages. In many cases the last column has a # which refers to the "workshop manual". Has anyone ever seen this manual? Where/how can I buy it. Is there any decent manuals or documentation for Husky's. Looking at the manual I still can't find the recomended oil and viscosity. It seems like many basic things are not covered in the manual and the translation to english sucks at times.
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    Battery on TC450

    My son tried to start my tc450 with the gas off. After several trys the battery started to go dead. I was able to start it and ride it to recharge the battery right before it went dead. During the day I noticed the battery struggled to start at certain times. If the battery goes dead - is it ok to jump from a regular car battery? Does it make sense to buy a battery charger and charge it when it starts to go dead. Would it use a regular car battery charger? Thanks - Brad
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    Shop manual for tc450

    Does anyone know if there is a shop manual or all english owners manual that I can buy for a 2004 tc450. I hate my manual as it is in 5 languages and has left lots of info out. Brad
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    Tc 450

    What was the otd price?
  11. I just bought a new Husqvarna tc 450 yesterday. I quickly rushed out and ran half a tank through it. It seems like the chain has picked up every kind of gunk, grime and grit. I'm guessing the chain was packed in grease and acted like a magnet for dirt. I was thinking of taking the chain off and washing in gas but I also have a white lightening degreaser that I have used on my mountain bicycles. Are either of these a good idea? Also, my 450 is quite heavy (252 pounds dry). Is there a good stand for it? I'd like to get it off the ground a little so I can work on it. Want to be able to rotate both front and back wheels. Maybe there is a stand that has wheels and would let me move it around my garage easily. I haven't had a bike for over 20 years so I'm trying to figure everything out.
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