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Thoughts on my new Husky 510

4505 Views 21 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  Eric Landstrom
Well, after some seat time I have come to my opening argument for my new 05 Husky 510. The one thing I find myself saying more often than not is, "I thought it would be faster." Perhaps I have just under-rated my old DRZ. I would have to say that the bike that I rode in Italy had a whole lot more hit to the power. Whe I jumped on that thing and ripped it up the straight I couldn't keep the front wheel down, and that was all the way through fourth gear. My current bike doesn't seem to have that same unbridalled hit of power. I seriously think I was faster on my DRZ. That is on the local Boundary Bay track wich does not favour high speeds. On the up side, the thing really does stop like all hell. I need to do some research on how to tap into the power on this thing, because it seriously isn't at it's fullest potential. For example: I hit the straight away at Boundary Bay in third gear as we turned out from the bus-stop, I was following Silver on her 450, there was no way I could put a wheel on her. Much credit to Holly, she is kicking ass out there, and I was deep in throtle, I didn't have anymore. My point is, that it almost felt as though she was even pulling away slightly. This same thing happened with another friend on thier Honda 450. I do believe, if the straight was longer and I had a chance to use that 6th gear, I would pull most any of those 450s. But on a straight that you shift from 3rd to 4th, there was no way I could get any advantage over the 450s. Perhaps I will start looking into the pipe options. But Silver doesn't have any pipe or mods on her 450, but she is about 60lbs less body mass than myself. In favour of he Husky, it does seem to come out of the turns with much more agression than the DRZ. Another one of the guys that I always mix it up with left me deep in his wake. On my DRZ I would leave him like a bad habbit, now I can't even hang. I do contribute some of this to my orientation to my new bike but still... My final conclusion is, I like the bike but I am disapointed in the pulling power at higher speeds. If anyone has any knowledge on how I can get the power out of this thing... please let me know... in the mean time I think I will take it to a Dyno to see what it is doing. Stay tuned for more observations...
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youngblood said:
Uncork the airbox on top and rejet, rejet, rejet...
I am at sea level. What would you recomend for jetting, richer, leaner? The bike does seem to have a flat spot when accellerating out, it kind of hickups. :headscrat
Thanks Guys,
Bri, I did mention the double header in one of my previous posts. I'm not really that bummed about it more disapointed right now, but I know it will get better.
YoungBlood, Thanks that sounds like a good idea, seeing as I am not a carb tuning wiz. And I guess I have been lucky with my new bikes, they have all ran pretty good off the top.
bdmmotard, we are both running the stock gearing, 15,42.
Eric, I will be taking my bike to the dyno soon, maybe tomorrow. I am sure that I will not be getting anything close to 55hp. I would venture to guess more like 45-48, if I'm lucky
Umberto, I like that Akro system

At the Kart track here in Vancouver, they have a lap timer with transponders they will lend us. I think I might bring both bikes out next time and see just how I do on a bunch of hot laps on both bikes. :hmmm:
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Okay, here is the Dyno result... not so impressive :lame: I truly expected more like mid 50's before I purchased. Then after I rode it, I figured high 40's. So here it is, 50.2 hp.
Chrome-CRF said:
Wow, I have never seen a motard fall off that bad on over rev :wtf: You are losing over 10hp from peak to redline. Get a top end cam and good pipe on that thing and you should pick up some of that lost over rev. Did you get an air/fuel readout with your dyno run? It should be around 13-13.2 to be optimal. Here is my CRF450 and 625smc on the same graph. Notice how my CRF is still making about 52hp at redline where yours is around 39hp. A pipe and cam will really help you :thumbup:

Unfortunately I didn't get any Air Fuel read out with my Dyno.

I have been reading some mixed reviews with the pipe stuff. Some guys are saying they actually lost power after piping these things, and other claim to get a small gain. I am looking at the Arrow pipes though, at least that is what Seel is running on their factor ride.

Could that Dyno read-out be from the operator cutting the throtle at redline. I know as soon as the bike hit 6.5 RPM, the guy was chopping the throtle. It's not like he was holding it open through the rev limitter.
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