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Husqvarna TE

You are…I am…We are not worthy!

by Shane Peterson

I was in the midst of for the Desert Dash when the came down I would get to one of the Demo TE 510’s in the Dash.

Oh okay — new plan. Need what to wear, what to

other prep to do…!

Tom says the waiting is the hardest He’s never been on a two day sport through some territory in our own backyard. Prep is the part, then getting then the waiting.

Paul and I up two TE 510’s. My previous experience on a was at a track day some years when I was lucky enough to one of maybe 3 SMR 450RR’s in the country. I realize it was such a special at the time, but once I threw a leg it, there was no mistaking that was special.

I’ve been a rider over the last 7 or so not a MX guy. I’m used to heavier, powered, somewhat less bikes for enjoying off-road I’ve ridden Adventure bikes in Baja and smaller too.

The Jimmy Lewis School was a experience and training tool for me become a proficient dual-sport My philosophy: Hiking with a

I knew the TE would be lighter the bikes I was used to, but I also it was going to be higher strung.

Our stint was into the mountains up Canyon. This is a trail ridden many times in states of repair or disrepair. On day it was in a condition I hadn’t ridden it in. It was wet and and the numerous rocks in the trail bed had from the storms.

Up we went careful not to overextend ourselves in the stint.

Misconceptions shed: The TE is a quite tractable machine. It did not the high strung nature I had experienced on some other bikes. The bike wore D606 tires that are dual-sport tires, but not what I consider stellar dirt yet it worked quite well the suspension.

My bike had been set up for Scott and I found the settings just all weekend.

We had gotten a late so I picked some choice out for the day. We headed over to Vine Canyon and Jasper which were epic as the had provided a perfect level of in the sand to make the trail I had a great time watching drift the rear of his TE through the

Clearly his comfort levels quite high with his MX experience. I hadn’t been out on a ride in 7 or so months (but realize it at the time), which had me a bit tighter, yet still having fun.

We popped out onto the and headed down into for lunch and then back to to catch up with others in the

Mistake one from day one: The new I got on the recommendation of my parts cohort was too good in fact that it me to carry some 35 lbs + of stuff in my My back was done after the though. Still, Kudos to for the pack, it’s a keeper!

Day Two saw us up and ready for more. I was sore day one — mostly my back. In addition to the my only two ergonomic criticisms of the TE one, the seat and two, the to the bars. One begat the other as the was narrow and hard which have been such an except that the bars too low for standing.

Bar risers and the problem have been largely

This day was on trails and sections to be the difficult parts of the ride. We out with our group and led by San Diego Riders President – Randy He has put this on for the last 7 years and it bigger and better every We went to do the infamous Squeeze and the Drop-off.

Things I’d seen in and managed to not actually ride 3 of these events.

Other riders hooked up us as we worked through the sandy and through the Squeeze. I watched riders struggle through the section and thought to myself, “is it?” I found it really which is more a testament to the than my riding skill it was pretty much a cruise. we got to Diablo Drop-off! Okay, seen the pictures and heard the stories for years and there I am at the top “Well, I’m tired, but it should be I remembered the sage advice I had out in the Nevada desert from Lewis: “Never go faster you can stop!”

Indeed the TE and I did a nice slide to the bottom of the drop-off and all was

Hard stuff over, and is where I become complacent. In a sand wash I tip over for no reason other than a bit too conservative and out of practice and shape. crack…ouch, that was my ribs.

up the bike, now thankful it’s lighter than my normal rig and off I go. We had a ride through Fish and back out to Ocotillo. On the way out as I started to I had a chance to open up the TE. This is I realized I was on a rocket.

Aprilia RSV4 Sport Bike

In an open sand wash in 3rd gear the thing would dig in and launch when I rolled on the Yeehaw! I was too sore to get really but the TE showed its power and pedigree I rolled on the gas, man it was fun. that will power through 3 gears with my on it has got some sand!

Out on the road we had gearing that limited us to 60 mph cruising speed without up the motor too much. It’s so to have the magic 6th gear so many other dual-sport lack and desperately need. I say for more road work trails I would opt for one tooth on the countershaft sprocket.

It won’t be any power to pull it along a no worries there.

I headed back to camp to up and lick my wounds vowing to again tackle the trails some more practice and in form.

The TE510 proved to be a tractable bike that my capabilities.

Now that my ribs are healed, I’m beginning to brainstorm for year!

Can’t Wait!

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