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Old 04-30-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
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Husqvarna TE 250 thread!!

So, I don't see any specific thread for this bike (and if necessary will accept the TE250/310/450/510 designation for it).

I am buying an 07 TE250 and would love to see some info on this bike from the ADV'ers. I am also on Cafehusky looking for info, but I really like this site for some reason (it must be all the adventure).

Let's see who can post some pics of their small bore TE before I get my bike and add some pics (you have about 8 days from now!) of my own.

Info for upgrades and such is great, I would like this to be a nicely consolidated thread for the Husky.
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:45 PM   #2
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I have a Supermoto that I also ride in the dirt. Great bikes.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:40 AM   #3
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For what its worth the 2010 250 is completely different from prior years and the larger bikes so take care to note the year when you are looking for info.
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:23 AM   #4
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For what its worth the 2010 250 is completely different from prior years and the larger bikes so take care to note the year when you are looking for info.
Yes, I briefly thought about the 2010 but that whole new price thing made me run away. The price on these things has gone up about $1000 in the past 3 years...

The bike seems like an awesome bike and I have yet to hear people complain about the bike but there is plenty positive (much like the KTM's).
I have seen some things to watch out for, known problems and all.
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:53 PM   #5
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I've got an '08 TE250. I started a thread for the smaller Husky's a while back but it never caught on. Hope yours does better.

My TE250 has been a great bike. I use it for woods riding here in southern Ohio. It's very light, very powerful and it soaks up the bumps nicely.

I bought it new in '08. Only mods are removal of throttle stop, Uptite Y connector, and replaced crossover tube with FI hose. Haven't done the power-up kit 'cause it just doesn't seem to need it for what I do. Haven't had any mechanical trouble, did a valve check last fall, all in spec.

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Old 05-16-2010, 07:43 AM   #6
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Did routine maintenance yesterday and added some 7602 parts in prep for riding today. I got the Zeta handguards on but didn't add the deflectors or lights yet (it took longer to get the maintenance done than I thought).

I returned the forks and shocks to stock with the exception of setting sag (I don't have a proper wrench to adjust the preload) and will see how that feels today.

Once I get the last few pieces on the bike, I will post my pics of the bike.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:04 AM   #7
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Thanks for sharing! I did notice the lower end bogging.

Also, anyone find the clutch to be crazy sensitive on these bikes? I feel at low speeds I need to use it more than normally with other bikes.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:53 AM   #8
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I've got a power commander and a 12 port injector on order, they should be here in a week or so. I sure hope they're 3x better than the JD tuner.

My impression is that the clutch is really good, but I had to flog it badly due to the high gearing and the bog.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:01 PM   #9
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I've got a power commander and a 12 port injector on order, they should be here in a week or so. I sure hope they're 3x better than the JD tuner.

I thought about going the Power Commander route, and it is more adjustable; if you're into the geek factor of infinite tuning possibilities it's the way to go. In the end the JD kit won out for the on-trail adjustability and the price. It will be nice to be able to lean out the mixture for those 10,000+ elevation days in Colorado. Even with the FI compensating, I was finding the bike was running pretty fat in the high country.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:34 PM   #10
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I thought about going the Power Commander route, and it is more adjustable; if you're into the geek factor of infinite tuning possibilities it's the way to go. In the end the JD kit won out for the on-trail adjustability and the price. It will be nice to be able to lean out the mixture for those 10,000+ elevation days in Colorado. Even with the FI compensating, I was finding the bike was running pretty fat in the high country.

Geek factor? I don't know what you're talking about.

It's running pretty rich down at sea level, too. I figure since I'm using the quiet pipe insert and the big injector that the extra adjustability will be nice.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:13 PM   #11
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I'm also at sea level seeing the same thing. Going riding Saturday so that will be the first real test. Still breaking in the motor!

Has anyone had any electrical problems? I heard a few people say they had an issue with the starter cable melting to the exhaust and also leaking fork seals. Yikes!
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:18 PM   #12
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Has anyone had any electrical problems? I heard a few people say they had an issue with the starter cable melting to the exhaust and also leaking fork seals. Yikes!
Thanks for asking.

My bike died today on a trail. I had taken the horn off and the horn connector got loose and shorted on the frame, blowing the main fuse. Fortunately there was a spare mounted next to it. Interestingly, with the fuse blown the bike would run and could be bump started; but I couldn't kick start it (or e-start it, obviously). The idle speed seemed a little low and irregular, though.

Apparently the positive cable for the battery can chafe through where it's held by the frame bracket. I re-routed mine around the bracket. As a bonus, now the battery is even easier to remove. I'll check the e-start cable routing, thanks for the tip.


Also, new sprockets are on order. 12/57. Yeeeeaaaaahhhh.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:02 PM   #13
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Also, new sprockets are on order. 12/57. Yeeeeaaaaahhhh.

where did you order your sprockets from ?





im running a 13 / 52T and its still not low enough for me.
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where did you order your sprockets from ?





im running a 13 / 52T and its still not low enough for me.

http://pbisprockets.com/

They've got everything from 38 to 61 teeth rear on the on-line store, and they may be able to make bigger ones.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:13 AM   #15
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Also, new sprockets are on order. 12/57. Yeeeeaaaaahhhh.
Wow. That combo will be beastly in tight trails, but will probably give you a top speed of about 35mph


Sort of O/T, but I've heard of more than one TE dying a premature death from a combination of highway speeds and not keeping the oil fresh. With only a quart in there, the oil shears out of viscosity rather quickly. Better keep that oil clean if you have to connect trails or spend any time at cruising speeds.
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