Any Husky TE310 Owners Out There?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Maxacceleration, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    I am looking for reports, good and bad on this bike.
    Drawbacks, complaints. And pluses!
    Oil capacities, holding temperature, gear ratios, etc.
    Dependability!?
    Hours life span (factory recommended service intervals).
    Larger tank available yet???

    I am comparing this bike to the BMW 450X & the KTM 450EXC.
    Street legal versions.
    This bike will be used for general off road, with connecting roads for gas stops, food etc.
    I have looked over the TE310 & 450X as new models only.
    The KTM EXC is pretty well known.

    ADV use, and the ability to strap on a Giant Loop or similar.

    Thanks for any input.
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  2. LRPct

    LRPct Been here awhile

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  4. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    Thanks good links!
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  5. eakins

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    HAD one is the appropriate term.
    sold his & kept the wr290r if that tells you anything.
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  6. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    Just as a note, the 2010 model 250 is a completely different bike from the prior models. Its quite a lot lighter and likely more competition oriented.

    The 310 is the same basic bike as the 250, just with the optional big bore kit fitted from the factory.

    Probably obvious, but if you are looking for the husqvarna equivalent to the BMW and KTM 450's the TE450 is what you want.
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  7. LRPct

    LRPct Been here awhile

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    WTF is THAT supposed to mean..?? The OP HAD it correct with the "had" in the first place. Can you help the starter of the thread with YOUR experiences with the 310, or point him to some owners LIKE HE ASKED???
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    the "appropiate" term.. LOL... :D
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  8. Some Dude

    Some Dude what attitude problem???

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    Ditto on previous comment, TE450 is a much fairer comparison to the G450X and 450EXC.

    The TE310 is heavy by current day 250 standards (new 2010 TE250 included) because it has been built on the TE450/510 platform with same block, frame, transmissin, etc. With the 310cc's it has a bit more bottom end grunt to pull out of low speed situations, however I'd put it up against the new TE250 any day as the 2010 TE250 is almost 30lbs lighter which equals any extra hp the 310 puts out. And just to be clear, the 2010 TE310 is built on the 09 250 platform.

    Great bike for the right purpose, but not comparable to a 450 but definitely comparable to a 400exc of past.
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  9. eakins

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    ramsey is a die hard trail rider albeit a self-admited slower one.
    he is the source for central colorado trail riding.
    he owned a 310 and bought a wrr. he sold the 310 and kept the heavier wrr for his trail work. maybe other issues going one, but he's retired & obviously he can own whatever he wants and choose to let the 310 go. i used caps just to reinforce bemmer pat's point. no doubt the 310 is a great trail bike but when i see someone like ramsey letting a highly desireable 310 go for a more common wrr i wonder out loud what's wrong with the 310? i see you're a husky fan so i understand you getting upset when someone is dogging "your" brand. anyway maybe ramz will chime in. i came to no conclusions with my post. you can deduct what you want from his actions. i for one would like to know he reasons as i, on paper, love the 310.


    QUOTE=LRPct]WTF is THAT supposed to mean..?? The OP HAD it correct with the "had" in the first place. Can you help the starter of the thread with YOUR experiences with the 310, or point him to some owners LIKE HE ASKED???
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    the "appropiate" term.. LOL... :D[/QUOTE]
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  10. BikePilot

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    eakins, the WR-R and TE are extremely different bikes (the WR-F is rather similar though). I suspect the issue wasn't that the TE was a bad bike, but just not as well suited to the mission. That's like hearing that someone sold a corvette and bought a hybrid and determining that the hybrid must be faster:lol3
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  11. mountain eagle

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    I asked ramz about that when he was selling. The short story is noise, gearing, tuning. I'd however prefer to let him chime in. I didn't get the impression that he thought it was a bad bike but rather not the bike for his needs.
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  12. Maxacceleration

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    I compared the 310 to the two 450's as the KTM or BMW don't offer a 300cc capacity bike (I'm looking 4 stroker).
    I am looking for a 'tweener' sized bike (between 250 & 450).
    I have an XR 250 - too slow.
    I had an CRF450X. Great bike but too much in certain woods situations, for me at least.

    Bottom line is I settled on a Yamaha WR250X!
    I'm trading the supermoto wheels for 18/21's.
    Yosh pipe & power commander. The bike moves out well.
    Someday it might have a 290 cylinder on it!
    Thanks for the info guys!

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  13. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    The 2011 TE310 has a new frame and a lighter engine (bored and stroked version of the X-Lite engine that debuted last year in the TE250).

    Here's a picture of the one I just picked up this week. :evil
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    It comes with a 13t front sprocket and a 40t rear. It also comes with a longer chain and a 50t rear sprocket. Some may prefer that sprocket.

    I've yet to get her out on any dirt. She rides nice. Goes up stairs well, too. :wink:

    Can't wait to get her out on the dirt.
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  14. FIDOLLAZ

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    i have an 09 te310, its a great bike to go fast on off road and handles so well that going fast is easy.
    the fuel injection is dead on & works great the stock suspension works great for me but im light.
    i have ridden it on the highway for 20 or so miles to go play in the woods, i dont care how you gear it, its just not made for highway....thats why i now have a klx250.
    imho the te310 belongs on a trailer until you arrive at the nasty stuff, whatever you like...mud, sand or rocks.

    reliable? yes for me it has had no issues.

    oversized tank? i have one on my husq 450supermoto and have not found the need for it on the 310 and i do the national dual sports & a few enduros without a problem.

    again keep in mind this is all my opinion

    comfort? zero/none, its an easy bike to ride fast but in no way is it comfortable to go for a cruise.

    would i buy it again? definately but it could not be my only bike

    if i had to have only one bike i would have something slower, heavier & softer than the 310
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  15. ducpilot

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    My 2011 Husky TE310 also came with a plug for the ox sensor, an electical cap for the wire harness, an unrestricted filter frame, an extra filter to keep water out of the airbox, a noise plug, and brackets to relocate the rear turn signals.

    This picture is after I uncorked it but before I got rid of the reflectors and rear license plate stuff and moved the turn signals.

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  16. M N B

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    I'm not sure I got the O2 plug. It came installed, but not hooked up (for the power up).

    Is the spare filter denser? The dealer didn't know why it was included.

    I don't think I got the noise plug. Eetz kinda loud.

    I noticed the brackets, but is there a preferred location to use them? They stick out big time, just wating to be torn off. I wound up ordering some flush LED signals and and Rear light/frame from DRC.
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    Nice, did you get it at Taskys?
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  18. t30

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    I have an 09 TE310. (Uncorked of course) The bike is great for what I bought it to do. I picked it up new for less then 6K. I couldn't see paying over 8K for the (New and Improved) 2011 since I'm not planning to race. As mentioned in this thread, its no real dual sport more like a dirt bike with a plate. I have ridden it to ride locations but its vibes on the highway are taxing. I really like the power. You can't compare it to the anemic 250 DS like the WR250R and KLX250S for off road work. But the gear box is tighter and its not as highway freindly. If you had to only pick one bike to own, this wouldn't be my choice becase of its offroad oriented nature. Luckly I have others, each set up for their own special use.
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  19. MudWalker

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    The biggest drawback to this bike.......mine is an 07 TE250 is its ability to go more than 50 to get around. I did my first spring ride yesterday up the Scroon River Rd. to check out the flooding and the bike just wants to go 45 or less. All those gears and why not just give us an overdrive gear? Yea, I'll try 14/50, the bike came with 13/52 and 13/50 and I like the 52 for woods riding. This is where the bike is at home, in the tight woods.

    Sometimes I really miss my trusty KLR250, it didn't do anything really good but it did do everything I asked. This is why folks have more than one bike, there is no one bike that does it all and shines doing it. Again, I think Husky missed an opportunity here, give me a 6th gear beyond the ratios of the first 5 that will let me run 60 mph at 5500 rpms. It may seem strange to hit that gear but who runs 6th gear in the woods. Just the factory boys being true to their 6-day roots which always includes some road work but they decided to run top speed on the rev limiter.:huh
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