Husqvarna TE 250 thread!!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by midengineracer, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. bobnoxious67

    bobnoxious67 Baby steps...

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    I ride Pachaug maybe once a year...but I have so much great riding out here, I don't usually bring my bike out there.

    I don't know of any riding between us...you on the island?

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  2. TigeroL

    TigeroL n00b

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    Changed oil to my TE250 couple days ago, and i was suprised with the little amount of oil that came out of it; only about 7 and half dl :eek1 from the plug and main filter (i didn't tilt it too much tho).

    But the scariest thing is that i added about 4 dl's of oil one ride session before the change because the oil was way below the oil window bottom edge and thaught it might be safer to add some. The guys at the shop said that you should put 9dl in there which is understandable because it is a racing model but like i said i had added some more and yet less than what they had put in the shop came out.

    Am i just freaking out and there was oil on other places like pump and head etc. or is it really consuming that much oil?
  3. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    you are fine. just make sure its halfway full in the glass
  4. TigeroL

    TigeroL n00b

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    But the thing is it was quite a way from the bottom of the glass before the small fill-up and that sort of freaked me out. But i have also read that these things are not That picky about oil level, and a bit less would be even better. I did notice a slight smoke and not-so sensitive throttle response after changing ad filling by the glass.

    Maybe this specimen want's a bit less, it is a cold-blooded beast almost straight from the Enduro world championships Husky team. (It's used once by Mikko Seistola in some kind of 'show' and then moved to private use of the shop.) Doesn't have a real performance exhaust tho, but a fully deristricted Husky one. (Brag :wink: )
  5. JRP

    JRP Old guy

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    Did about 30 miles of single track today, I did get a workout :lol3 The snow wasn't too bad but lots of places with ice covered rocks, made an interesting day.


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  6. Beer_me

    Beer_me JY

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    I'm planning on picking up this 2011 TE250 on Sunday. Come the summer of 2014, I hope to ride it coast to coast with some buddies via the BRT and TAT. I've done a lot of research and I think I'll enjoy having such a light weight bike and traveling light way more than I would bringing a ton of crap on a big pig (I once had an '85 XR600). Anyone done some big miles on their TE250?
  7. Liza

    Liza Dirty Girl

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    I'd suggest a more comfortable seat. :D
  8. jxg

    jxg Been here awhile

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    agree, and make sure you are NOT geared the way i am...yikes...
  9. SmileyRider

    SmileyRider With lots of Teeth

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    IMHO the te250 is not a long distance machine, I love mine at speeds below 50mph. Anything above that I find quite uncomfortable for long periods. The front wheel wanders at 70 pretty bad for me and the motor is really strung out. And the vibes suck, my hands go numb. I have dirt oriented gearing and tires, which accounts for half of that.

    What are you planning to use for storage? you are going to be limited to soft luggage, which isn't too big a deal.
  10. Beer_me

    Beer_me JY

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    I'm thinking of going with a Giant loop Coyote. Plus my buddy is likely to buy a Terra. He can bring a few nice-to-have items I can't fit. ;) The 250 may admittedly be a stretch. I'll assess over this summer and sell if need be to find a slightly bigger bike. But with the gearing and seat swap I'm hoping it'll work.

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  11. SmileyRider

    SmileyRider With lots of Teeth

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    Check out kriegas setup, the overland 30. A fellow advrider pointed it out to me and I think it looks better than the gl coyote

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=778304

    You will have fun no matter what bike you take.

    In my experience the te uses quite a bit of oil, especially when you rev it. So make sure you keep an eye on that. Its much worse during breakin.

    Just make sure you take lots of pictures on your trip
  12. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    change your oil often. the bike doesnt hold very much of it.
  13. Beer_me

    Beer_me JY

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    Thanks for the heads up on the Kriegas. Does look like a quality setup. The current GL Coyote bags are presently on clearance (new model coming out next year) for under $250. Might be my deciding factor although I've got time so I suppose I ought to be patient. Hard to do when you've embraced a goal and just want to jump right in.

    Good to know about the oil. I was figuring on bringing at least on 1L or 1.5L cannister for fuel; sounds like I ought to plan on a 2nd liter for oil. That's +1 for the Krieger as you can get 30L of capacity in the saddlebags and still fit an additional tailpack. But that *could* lead me to packing too much. ;)
  14. Beer_me

    Beer_me JY

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    Swamp,
    Clicked through to your Entelecheia blog/thread/project/commitment. Bad ass bro. Just started it but will read it through.
  15. creaky

    creaky Been here awhile

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    I replaced my 250's seat with an oak 2X4, big improvement....
  16. Beer_me

    Beer_me JY

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    Seriously funny. I can't wait to replace mine with maple or pine. If I was where I grew up, I'd go with Douglas Fir so as to get the added bonus of grip from the pitch.
  17. jxg

    jxg Been here awhile

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    funny thing is, i actually do not have issues with my seat. way more comfortable then my klx250s...
  18. sunset_ryder

    sunset_ryder aka "toots"

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    Why can't you put a tail rack or tank bag on the Husky.:ear
  19. Beer_me

    Beer_me JY

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    Well, I'm sure one could fit something small up at the front of the seat but it would hardly be a tank bank in the traditional sense. As you can see, there's barely any tank between the seat and the steering head.
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    As the rear rack, the only one I find that fits out of the box is a small little thing from Touratech.
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    But it may be all the rack I'd really want. Obviously it's not good sense to choose a 250 and then try to pack as much as I would on my Multistrada.

    There is another guy--and I have the link somewhere--that sells a kit to fit this rack to the 250.
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    The attraction of the Giant Loop bag for me is that you don't need any additional hard parts on the bike. My buddy bought one so when I get my 250, I'm going to borrow it and see if I think I can get all the stuff I'll for sure want to take (tent, sleeping bag & pad, fuel cannister, etc) and see if there's room left over for the stuff I don't yet have sorted. Should be interesting.
  20. sk8er406

    sk8er406 n00b

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    Maybe you guys could help me make up my mind. I'm looking at getting a new bike and have been looking at an 09 te250 or ktm 450, 400 exc. all are street legal for Ca and I ride forest service roads, trails and some single track. Some road to get to trails and to connect trails. What bike should I get?