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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by kittycactus, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. kittycactus

    kittycactus Banned

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    Contrary to what some people say, the Italian made Husky is still a Husky :fitz .

    Mine is an 07 purchased in November 07 and since taking this picture we've removed 9 pounds of accessories, including blinkers and all the smog equipment. Installed the JD jet kit and did the other must do mods according to the guys on TT and George at Uptite Racing (a very helpful and uptight man indeed).

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  3. tbirdsp

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    Another one:D

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  4. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    Woo hoo! Our own thread!:clap

    Here I am on my first ever dirt ride, on the TE250 that was shortly thereafter to become my first ever dirt bike....:D
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    And here's Lambo's ride report:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=307887

    I have a deposit down on a F800GS...which of course has been delayed until September or October. :(: So I started thinking, hey, I'll get a dual sport thumper instead...so started looking seriously at a G650X or TE610E. After riding the TE250 though, it became really clear to me that THIS was the bike to learn to ride in the dirt on. As it turned out Lambo was amenable to selling the bike...:evil The deal was done. :wings I'm in the process of getting appropriate boots and armor, looking forward to getting out and learning how to do this!

    Lambo had already done a great job setting up the bike with the JD jet kit, rerouting breather hoses, and an IMS tank. My next step is to figure out how to carry lightweight overnight camping gear, for the occasional foray. Seems it is possible to fit anything that fits the TE450 or TE510.

    Rob in Seattle
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  5. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Post often. I'm thinking about getting one. I will follow this thread to see if they're right for me. Street legal lightweight trail/race bike. Right?
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  6. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    Yep, that's a good description of a TE250:clap
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  7. EuroFreek

    EuroFreek Been here awhile

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    Here's My buddy Paul's '06 with my '04 laying to the side. This is the two day Suzuki dual sport in Louden, NH two years ago.
    I'll get some newer pics when she's back together. Just installed the 300 kit from Athena along with new plastic and the usual eastern type maintenance due to MUDD
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  8. EuroFreek

    EuroFreek Been here awhile

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    here 's my buddy Steve at the same event wishing he had a Husky:wink:
    The TE 250 of any year is a great race or trail bike. Some '04's had valve issues-I changed mine to stainless steel.
    The bike has been very reliable and a blast to ride. I've been downsizing my dirtbikes. i find less weight and power combined with good brakes and suspension has made me faster and less tired.
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  9. kittycactus

    kittycactus Banned

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    Hey Rusty, you should take a peek over at Thumpertalk in the Husky Forum. Some very knowledgable guys and some good technical info and threads on just about any issue you can think of with the Huskys. Lots of discussion right now on the 08's with EFI.
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  10. kittycactus

    kittycactus Banned

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    Wow Rob! That's a pretty nice bike for your first one.:clap I had to work my way up through a series of shitty bikes before I was able to convince my husband that I was "worthy" of a decent bike!

    Did the previous owner replace the radiator hose and fitting connector from a T to a Y? Apparently that's a weak point on the bike. Here's a link if you want to read up on it: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5182434&postcount=35
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  11. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    LOL--thanks! The TE250 is my first real dirt bike...(though it is a dual sport.) See my sig line... My first bike was a '78 Yamaha SR500.

    I have to ask Lambo about the radiator hose... The bike came with spare countershaft and rear sprockets, spare air cleaner, JD jet kit, radiator guards, skid plate, exhaust guard, Fastways hand guards, and he had already one one way carb vents routed up under the seat and a one-way drain out of the airbox. Now I can get into REALLY deep water....:D

    Rob in Seattle
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  12. sled_rider

    sled_rider DESERT ADV RIDER

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    Here is mine
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  13. Sonymalc

    Sonymalc I'm Just Here

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    I too have a husky TE250, but it has been converted to a 310:D , If you really want to make this bike the ultimate do the athena 300 kit. It is well worth every penny. The other 2 TE250 riders I rode with put them on theres after riding mine.

    I really love this bike, currently I have the electrical system for the lights torn off it and I am making a completly new harness that will be better then factory clean I hope.

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  14. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    cool bikes,
    how big of a fuel tank can you put on? max range and all that.
    thanks
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  15. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    How quiet are they with the stock exhaust, and will they run that way or are they too weak? I would like nothing better than to only have to put on a skid plate and barkbusters.
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  16. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    An IMS tank came with my bike. I haven't tried mounting it yet. It's 3.9 gallons. I just got the bike and haven't run through a tank of gas to know what kind of mileage I'll be getting, but I'm hoping it'll be at least 45 mpg.

    What kind of mileage do you all get?

    Rob in Seattle
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  17. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    I see you have the Pro-Moto rear rack? How'd ya do that?

    I'd really like to be able to do a few of the local GS-type rallies this summer with the bike. I need to figure out how to carry tent/sleeping bag & pad, etc.

    Easy when you have a bike with two big honkin' Zega bags...(like my old R80G/S) more of a challenge with this bike! I like a challenge...:D

    Rob in Seattle
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  18. kittycactus

    kittycactus Banned

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    I like the skid plates - who made it and what did it run you if you don't mind me asking. That's something I still need to get for mine.
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  19. Sonymalc

    Sonymalc I'm Just Here

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    They are actaully very quiet, The intake suck sound seems louder then the exhaust, and they run great that way. Main thing you gotta do is just get the jetting dialed. The sound is actaully really deep, alot of people think its a 450. I put the rooster skid plate on mine and the pro bend acerbis bark busters using triple clamp mounts.
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  20. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    Those look like Uptite skidplates, I have one also, very nice units
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