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Old 10-08-2011, 02:18 AM   #31
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wonder if this "lowering" will reduce the suspension travel any ?

anybody have better info on this ?
I't would have to reduce the suspension travel. Wouldn't it?

Unless Husqvarna plan on digging a hole for each wheel?
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:57 AM   #32
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I't would have to reduce the suspension travel. Wouldn't it?

Unless Husqvarna plan on digging a hole for each wheel?


thats what i was thinking too.


i think the benefit of being able to control/wrestle the bike properly in the woods (being lower to the ground) exceeds the benefit of having a little extra suspension travel. well at least for me.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:45 AM   #33
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I'm looking at mine now (phwoar!) and there's what looks to me like lots of room to lower it before the frame rails would be in danger of hitting stuff.

That's assuming you're a mortal, demi and semi-gods of the dirtbike world may have different opinions! I'd also think that better control of your bike would be a good trade off for a little less clearance.

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Old 10-19-2011, 04:14 PM   #34
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I hear from the Atlanta dealer that they already have the 2012 TE310 but not the TE250 anyone know when the TE250s are supposed to go on sale ?
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:33 PM   #35
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The 2010 TE250 is insanely tall with plenty of ground clearance. I'm 6'6" and the bike needed nothing but bar risers to fit me perfectly. I have taken it on trails where the Kool-Aid colored bikes were scraping their skidplates and I would just sail right through. In fact I keep saying I'll upgrade from the stock plastic skidplate when I break it off, but I haven't even scraped it up yet

In any case the "lower" model won't be that low...
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:39 PM   #36
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:54 PM   #37
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I have a 2011 TE 250 on my short list for a new bike this year. Anyone know if this bike will do practice days at a MX track without a lot of suspension work?
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:11 PM   #38
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I have a 2011 TE 250 on my short list for a new bike this year. Anyone know if this bike will do practice days at a MX track without a lot of suspension work?
If it is like they were in 2007, you can adjust the suspension to work decently. Are you just wanting to play on the track for practice and will be doing enduro work the rest of the time?

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Old 10-24-2011, 12:41 PM   #39
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]If it is like they were in 2007, you can adjust the suspension to work decently. Are you just wanting to play on the track for practice and will be doing enduro work the rest of the time
Yes, this will be a mainly enduro bike, with play/ practice time on a MX track. Some of the jumps I hit are 80 - 100ft table tops and the WR250R comes down from them like a ton of bricks.
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:52 PM   #40
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Yes, this will be a mainly enduro bike, with play/ practice time on a MX track. Some of the jumps I hit are 80 - 100ft table tops and the WR250R comes down from them like a ton of bricks.
I think it will be alright, but I am not an MX'er. The bike is lighter than the WR250R by ~50 lbs and has more travel.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:25 PM   #41
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well. i couldn't wait.

i put a deposit down to reserve a 2012 te 250 on saturday with the Atlanta Georgia dealership.

"the guy" told me that their first 2 bikes will be arriving either the first or second week of November.



cant wait to get my grubby hands on it.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:56 PM   #42
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I am about to pull the trigger on a 2011 TE250, but I am a little worried that I will be getting the redheaded stepchild, in between model. Seems like there were significant changes from 2010 to 2011 and now the 2012 is going to have another update. Will I be able to find all the trick farkles for my bike or will all the aftermarket manufacturers skip it? Specifically a larger tank, all the manufacturers have a 2010, but no mention of 2011.

Also, as a side note, the dealer has a 2011 te310 for the same price, but it is a demo bike with 200-300 miles... That is what originally drew me in, but I like the idea of a new bike opposed to a beat on demo bike, am I nuts or should I go for the 310?
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:47 AM   #43
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You're nuts...get the 310
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:34 AM   #44
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I am about to pull the trigger on a 2011 TE250, but I am a little worried that I will be getting the redheaded stepchild, in between model. Seems like there were significant changes from 2010 to 2011 and now the 2012 is going to have another update. Will I be able to find all the trick farkles for my bike or will all the aftermarket manufacturers skip it? Specifically a larger tank, all the manufacturers have a 2010, but no mention of 2011.
Changes from 2010 to 2011 for the TE250 were negligible. I believe the fuel tank is *slightly* larger and that is about it. The TE310 got the major facelift in 2011, as it is the first year that displacement was available in the new X-Lite motor. The IMS tank is about the only option for the X-Lite bikes at this time; people have had problems with them but IMS is responsive and appears to be addressing the problem. I returned my first IMS tank when it started leaking at the fuel pump plate, but my second one is holding up so far.

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Also, as a side note, the dealer has a 2011 te310 for the same price, but it is a demo bike with 200-300 miles... That is what originally drew me in, but I like the idea of a new bike opposed to a beat on demo bike, am I nuts or should I go for the 310?
I think for a demo you should be getting a much better price than that. I bought my 2010 TE250 as a demo but it was clean, showed no signs of abuse, and the tech who had put most of the miles on the bike wasn't the abusive type The nice thing about a demo, besides the price, is that the power-up mods have probably already been done and the dealer has probably sorted out any new-bike issues, which most Huskys seem to have a few of (though minor).
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Old 11-25-2011, 05:24 AM   #45
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Do the TE250's have the 'race' maintenance schedule of the 449's and 510's, or the more "relaxed" schedule of a 610?

They look like cool bikes... probably the lightest street-legal dirtbike you can buy in the US.
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