Husqvarna TE 250 thread!!

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

  1. jxg

    jxg Been here awhile

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    I know others have done it, look at the cafehusky site. I don't think you have the xlite motor in your 09, but no way i could imagine going 100 on my '10. i would think at a minimum you will need a 40 tooth in the rear (stock on the '10, but i run a 51).
  2. Monster_TE250

    Monster_TE250 n00b

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    hmm thanks for the comments.
    my current sprocket setup enables my 250 to go 120+ and still has heaps of grunt.

    but that being said low down grunt is heaps due to my riding and i dont need insane low down grunt like i used to have with old sprocket setup.

    so would there be any issues with a motard setup TE 250? so i can solve all the problems before i buy

    also i have heard of guys buying a full motard setup then the hup being to thin for the tire and the chain hits it... but i think that was a fail not a general problem
  3. jxg

    jxg Been here awhile

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    not knowing where you are from, i now assume 100 kph, not mph, so that is a bit more reasonable.

    i use my setup 99% offroad, mostly rocky, muddy single track, so i really like the low down grunt. 40 mph max for the short crossover roads between trails. I have thought about buying the motard setup, but then can't justify the cost for the amount of time i would actually use it. i think if i would spend more time on the road, i would buy a 2nd bike, something a bit more comfy for 2, so i could drag my wife along with me.
  4. Monster_TE250

    Monster_TE250 n00b

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    oh yea sorry QLD australia, i do alot of off road riding but not im getting my bike liscence i think it would be fun to have motard set up so i can enjoy my bike 100% more because i wont go through my nobbbies real fast on road.

    and for the low down grunt i used to need it and all but ive being riding since i was like 5 lol and ive progressed so now i am faster around most trackes and trails etc, therefore new sprocker setup
  5. drw

    drw n00b

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    The '05, '06 and '07 engines seem to be essentially the same, looking at the parts numbers (bottom end parts, anyway) manuals. You can download them here:

    http://www.halls-cycles.com/default.asp?page=catalogs
  6. c3eh

    c3eh Adventurer

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    Just bought a 2010 te250, has several upgrades and a few spare parts. Real excited to ride it except the weather in st louis is shit right now. Got a good deal. Hope there are some people on here who know about them and can lend a hand. Post pics soon enough
  7. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    anyone with a 2012 or newer checked their valves yet ?

    if so what mileage ?

    were they in spec or out of spec ?


    thanks.
  8. tbradbury

    tbradbury n00b

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    I was hoping someone here could help me with this problem. 1st gear seems to bog bad. I have read many different forums about this and still can't seem to find the answer. I have a JD tuner but yet to mess with it. Am I running lean on the low end? Is the JD tuner the answer to my problems? Can anyone provide me with the settings?

    Thanks in advance!
  9. Laser145

    Laser145 Been here awhile

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  10. Luke

    Luke GPoET&P

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    If you've done the standard powerup it's way too rich. The tuner should fix it. I can't help with the settings for the JD -I have a powercommander. I'm sure the default setting on the JD is a huge improvement. The fueling error is not small.
  11. JRP

    JRP Old guy

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    Change the rear sprocket to a 50 tooth if you haven't already done so. Bypass the lambda sensor and remove the catalytic converter. The TXC 250 ECU and 12 hole injector fix just about all the problems.
  12. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    yes. very yes.
  13. Asian Touring

    Asian Touring n00b

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    Looking at doing some off/on road touring through Asia on either a WR250r or the TE250. Is there rear racks available for the TE and will the rear guard frame handle a small rack fitted with three x three liter leather saddle bags
  14. bobnoxious67

    bobnoxious67 Baby steps...

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    The TE250 does not make a good touring bike...it's a dirt bike with a plate.

    If it had a wider gear box with something resembling low end torque maybe (when I say "low end torque", I mean just the ability to maybe avoid constant flame out/stalling).
  15. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    yea,
    not a good touring bike.
    excellent woods bike.

    mine never flames out. after the ecu and injector upgrades that is a thing of the past.



    go with the WR
  16. snowman318

    snowman318 Future Corpse

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    OK my turn. I bought a 08 this winter with 475 mi. Came with a box of parts including o2 bypass plug and wire termination. Running a Arrow exhaust. The question:
    PO isn't sure if the ecu was changed or the injector- how to tell, and
    If it wasn't, will bypassing the o2 help at all?
    Does pop back ( flame-out?) if you quick rev it, but runs like crazy if you wring it out , alotta fun.
    Running 14/50 Thanks folks:1drink [​IMG]
  17. The Letter J

    The Letter J Long timer

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    Yesterday one of my riding partners had his engine lock up while riding a transit section (road) on a dual sport ride. Bike is a 2010 TE250 with ~2500 miles on it and the OEM power up kit, gutted cat, and JD Tuner. He really wants to believe it was his water pump that failed but I would put my money elsewhere as the oil is clean, radiators are full and there are no drips under the pump. I had it dialed in with the stock injector and JD tuner, but then he took it upon himself to install a 12 port injector without spending the time to get it dialed in. It ran too rich down low on the existing settings with the new 12 port injector (no new ECU) so he just leaned it out across the board... bad idea!

    Regardless of what caused the seizure, the motor is now locked up solid, but would turn over with the kicker immediately after it first happened and there was no angry metallic noise at the initial seizure (this makes me ASSume that it is not valvetrain either, my money is still on an overheated piston from running too lean.)

    Knowing that the topend will need to be replaced at the absolute minimum, what are the options for going big bore? I know that Athena had a BB for the 2009 and older, but nothing for the X-lite 2010+ engines. This engine has always been lacking in the bottom end department, so the goal with the big bore would be to improve bottom end. These bikes seem like they are already fairly high compression, so I wouldn't think that a high comp piston is the answer is it? If the cylinder needs plating (likely) it would just make sense to do a big bore now.

    It is my understanding that the 250/310 x-lites use different cylinder heights as well as the 310 having a longer stroke, so the OEM 310 jug does not look like an option.

    te250
    bore: 79mm
    stroke: 50.9mm

    te310
    bore:82mm
    stroke: 57.3mm

    Does anyone know of Big Bore kits that work with the TE250 X-lite?
  18. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    J,
    I think you are correct when you say that the bike ran too lean.

    I have not seen a BB kit for the 250.
    At first i thought you may be able to just go to the 310 but after reading what you wrote .. i GUESS that is not an option.

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    to the other guy asking about the ECU and the injector.
    take the injector out and look at it. if its a 12 port it will have 12 tiny holes in it.

    The TXC ECU has "TXC" written on it.
    if it doesnt say that then you probably have the stock ECU.

    .... at least mine reads "TXC" hope this helps.
  19. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    i gotta know... whats it like riding with the trials tire on the front ?
    I've thought about trying it before but haven't actually done it.

    :ear
  20. snowman318

    snowman318 Future Corpse

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    They didn't stay on long enough to find out. Put the stockers back on.
    They were ok on the street, but I'm not sold off road yet. I know people love them off road, but they seem slick to me.They are for sale if anyone is looking, only 150 mi.The trials tire handled good at speed but this bike isn't geared for that. Riding a hare scramble this weekend and thinking going to a 13.