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  1. Are the NVTR hosting any dual sport rides this year? I don't see anything on their website schedule. Did I miss something? thanks!
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    GPS reception .. better on the larger units?

    Thumpers all: Thanks for your input and advice. I agree that mounting the unit on my ride would help somewhat. The main reason I wanted to get the 276c was ease of use with gloves and it is much easier to see while going plus you can have more than one view displayed. Too many choices! Thanks again. Majordog
  3. Thumpers all: Thanks for your input and advice. I agree that mounting the unit on my ride would help somewhat. The main reason I wanted to get the 276c was ease of use with gloves and it is much easier to see while going plus you can have more than one view displayed. Too many choices! Thanks again. Majordog
  4. Since a lot of us Husky drivers are dual sporting, I thought I would copy this post I made on the dual sport forum. Hej all, I have a hand held Garmin etrex vista c. I am planning to get a Garmin 276c in the near future to mount on my TE250 regardless of any answers I may get in response to this post. The question I have is this.. Do the larger units, Garmin or others, have better antennae or ability to receive signals in the woods? I had my unit on in my pocket during a dual sport last week. I am missing about half of the tracks because of being under cover of the trees/hills. (and possibly, in some cases, because the GPS was in my pocket instead of being mounted on the bike) In other words, would I have a more complete track from the days ride if I employed the larger GPS device? Thanks for any input. Majordog 06 HSQ TE250 90 KTM 250 E/XC PS By the way, the ride last Sunday, the 7 Mountain Dual Sport (12th running) near State College, PA hosted by PATRA was awesome!! It was a good 80 mile workout on the main trail. If you don't like rocks, don't go! I hear those who took the hero section made the parts counter happy at their local dealers the next week I saw only one other new husky, a TE450. If the guy with the flat who rode with me for a while is reading this, send a pm!
  5. Hej all, I have a hand held Garmin etrex vista c. I am planning to get a Garmin 276c in the near future to mount on my TE250 regardless of any answers I may get in response to this post. The question I have is this.. Do the larger units, Garmin or others, have better antennae or ability to receive signals in the woods? I had my unit on in my pocket during a dual sport last week. I am missing about half of the tracks because of being under cover of the trees/hills. (and possibly, in some cases, because the GPS was in my pocket instead of being mounted on the bike) In other words, would I have a more complete track from the days ride if I employed the larger GPS device? Thanks for any input. Majordog 06 HSQ TE250 90 KTM 250 E/XC PS By the way, the ride last Sunday, the 7 Mountain Dual Sport (12th running) near State College, PA hosted by PATRA was awesome!! It was a good 80 mile workout on the main trail. If you don't like rocks, don't go! I hear those who took the hero section made the parts counter happy at their local dealers the next week I saw only one other new husky, a TE450.
  6. Dark Paw, Please check out the new Huskys as part of your "due diligence". I'm thinking either the TE510 or TE610, both of which are street legal. The 610 dual sport is heavier but better suited for higher speeds on the road and would be better to carry a passenger. Both come with footpegs. The 510 , basically a high cc enduro bike, is lighter and better suited for the woods or desert riding and less so for the street. Both rides are in the budget range you mentioned and maybe less if you can find a used one. Aftermarket options will pinch your wallet a little more. Check out the numerous threads on these topics. Good luck & ride safe Majordog 06TE250 90250E/XC
  7. All, I've a 06 TE250 As you know it comes stock with a 120/90- 18 tire. Any thoughts, comments, experience, pro/con to replacing it (when needed) with the stock tire size on the 450/510, namely 140/80 -18? Obviously this question isn't confined to Huskys. Would you get more grip? Lose horsepower? Better or worse on hardtop? Inquiring minds want to know! I think you would theoretically lose 1/10 inch in height with the lower profile. Thanks Heading to Acapulco & Mexico City Thursday Cheers! Majordog 06 HSQ TE250 90 KTM EXC 250 plated
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    Front tire size

    All, I've got a 06 TE250 As you know it comes stock with a 120/90- 18 tire. Any thoughts, comments, experience, pro/con to replacing it (when needed) with the stock tire size on the 450/510, namely 140/80 -18? Obviously this question isn't confined to Huskys. Would you get more grip? Lose horsepower? I think you would theoretically lose 1/10 inch in height with the lower profile. Thanks and Happy Memorial Day Heading to Acapulco & Mexico City Thursday Cheers! Majordog 06 HSQ TE250 90 KTM EXC 250 plated
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    Periodic Maintainence List

    Dear PMOUST, I've enjoyed viewing TT these last few months. Thank you for your time devoted to this site. I would ask for a "new" sticky. I would submit that THE MOST IMPORTANT topic for everyone is Land Use/Legislation I humbly ask that this topic from the general forum be a sticky, right at the top, in EVERY sub forum, not just Husky. Could anything be more important to our sport? People jump directly to their interest. Perhaps if the sticky is seen more often, more people might take a look and get scared. Is there anyone else that agrees with me? If so, please say so here or PM the moderators and owners. Thank you for your consideration. Ciao Majordog
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    Centennial ride

    Nice post and good friends to let you ride their toys. Thats the first time I saw photos of right hand side motorcycles! Ha! Where in the UK did you ride? Will you have time to attend/ride? the ISDE in NZ this fall? Visited Aukland & Christchurch many moons ago. Went skiing in July! You live in a beautiful, beautiful country. Cheers! Majordog 06 TE250 (just lowered by WER) www.werproducts.net 90 250 EX/C plated
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    Post your favorite Hi Desert Ride

    Just a word of caution... This applies nationwide It's great to share some riding trail info but know that people other than enthusiasts are lurking on these forums. I understand that it can smack of selfishness, but you have to be careful, especially in "less than legal" areas, that you don't broadcast yourself to environmentalists and Five-O... they have Garmins also!Joining local riding clubs is perhaps a better way to learn about new areas and better knowing who your audience is. My six bits 2006 Husky TE 250 1990 KTM EXC 250 plated w/Baja Kit Majordog 1991-2006 RIP
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    Performance & Custon in Maryland is suspect

    I just had to reply to these posts. It is quite extraordinary and this dealer in MD certainly has painted himself into a corner. His reply in response to one poster’s email, if verbatim, is shockingly unprofessional and juvenile with his sarcasm. The staff at the dealership take their cues from the top. I can only go by what others post as facts but if enough people say something looks like a duck, it probably is a duck. I know nothing of this dealer, history, or what lines they carry, but he can’t win with this “tit for tat” with his customers or potential customer over these forums. He has to take the high road. He should acknowledge past problems and individually contact his customers and offer amends (perhaps in the form of a reasonable store credit) and smoke a little peace pipe. And he needs to address the staff. Customer service is EVERYTHING. He will also have resell his dealership to the sales and marketing director(s) of FBF or whoever is responsible for setting up the nationwide dealer network. And speaking of the Husky sales and marketing directors, they too have some responsibility is this situation. I am sure this problem is mirrored with a few other dealers around the country. Finding good dealers is not always easy. The sales guys are under the gun to set up an effective network. Some dealers were already selling Husky but I’m sure they wanted to increase the number. Sales has to make some decisions based on past sales and what they know is coming into the country for the upcoming year. I guess they were very optimistic when they got the details for the 06 models. The problem is sometimes dealers talk the talk just to get the line so as to keep the product out of a competitor’s store. They may just give lip service and don’t really try to sell the product. Salesmen always want to have as many lines as possible in the hopes a customer will buy something in their catalog of wares or to prevent it being sold somewhere else. This then wastes at least a year in trying to build up a brand in a particular area. Then the sales director has to yank the franchise and find another dealer. With the popularity of the 06 campaign the importer will have better choices and can be more discerning when appointing dealerships this summer. Perhaps the importer could setup a customer experience questionnaire like they do at dealerships like Volvo, MB, BMW etc. Customers rate the sales and service experience of the dealership. A reward system is in place for dealers with the best responses. It could be done through mailings or online or both. There would have to be some way to verify the responses are from actual customers so that the results aren’t skewed by shills. Anyway, my two bits IMHO PS: No worries at Town & Country Cycles in Northern NJ Everything delivered as promised and on time. The plate came in 3 days. Vi Ses 1990 KTM 250 EXC plated w/Baja kit 2006 HSQ TE 250 Volvo Saab ExWife export plate "all things swedish" (except KTM)!
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    ICO Checkmate install on a Husky

    Hej Madrob, Good info on the ico. Have you tried to connect the ico AND the stock odo at the same time? Is there power to run both? (This might be handy for dual sport runs?) As a long aside... Last June I spent some time in your "woods". I drove by car from NJ to Minneapolis-1200 miles. On the return I took the LONG way back! I headed north via Duluth, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Parry Sound , Toronto and Niagara Falls staying overnight in Marathon and Parry Sound. AWESOME, AWESOME ride. 2800 miles in 5 nights,6 days by myself. I wish I was on a bike although not my TE250!! I would recommend this ride for anyone. Probably because I had just bought the car off lease, the plate info was not yet in the system (my guess). Anyway Your Mounties gave me a good going over with a detailed inspection in Pigeon River. They were very polite and no worries. It was all good as I was on holiday. Take care 1990 KTM 250 EXC plated w/Baja kit 2006 HSQ TE250
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