Husqvarna TE 250 thread!!

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

  1. losiu

    losiu wheelie addict

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    Thanks Swamp but I don't think that's the case.

    Before I bought the used 2006 TE250, I test rode a 2010 TE310.
    The suspsnsion felt completely different. The 310 had much more sag under its own weight and then when I sat on it, it felt soft and but didn't seem to suddenly stiffen up at one point.

    My 250 is not as soft and the suspension feels stiff after going down maybe about 10cm (which would be a normal = acceptable sag with the rider on board).
    It simply seems extremely hard at that point.
    Is it normal with these bikes (a 2006 TE250)?? Maybe it's the suspension characteristics - I really don't know. That's why I'm aksking.
    I don't know the bike's history so if the shock needs a rebuild then I'll understand. One thing I know - it stiffens up in a weird way but it's far from bottoming out.
    I checked the spring preload and messed with the compression and rebound settings and the shock reacts to the adjustments like it should but even with almost no spring preload and low compression it still seems to get crazy stiff pretty fast.

    As for the carb, the described (or poorly described) problem does not have much to do with the jetting (I think...).
    The bike loses gas and there is a bog at the low revs when the throttle is open. Seems to me like the float level is too high and it floods the engine when throttle is whacked open at lower revs and causes the gas spills. This is the first thing I'm going to check tomorrow.
    The bike starts fine, idles ok, revs ok, rides ok, but when stopped with the engine not running, after you shake it to the sides, there are small gas spills coming from one of the hoses. This makes me think that the same happens while riding offroad. Not good. This plus the bogging makes me think that there is too much gas in the float chamber.

    Thanks for any help you might be able to provide. I've only had the bike for a week or so and I'd like to get it to run fine.
  2. Roughseas

    Roughseas Adventurer

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    Has anyone grafted the FI from the 2008 up bikes on an earlier model with the carb? I am picking up a 2007 and have no problems the with the stock carb set up for where I stay but wondering if it will be a problem at higher altitudes?

    P.S. - Does anyone have a owners manual scan?
  3. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    Here you go mang. It should be in there.

    https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B...edit?pli=1&docId=0B87JGKEoBQdzbmFjYjFnZEJXVzA
  4. losiu

    losiu wheelie addict

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    Hey everyone,

    Just wanted to share - the bogging was cured with the o-ring mod to the FCR carb. Turns out it's an FCR thing, and not a TE problem :)

    I now only have the shock to sort out - any ideas? (posted a few posts above)
    Thanks,
  5. Roughseas

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    :freaky thanks!

    Going to replace the GS with this :)

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  6. MotorcycleWriter

    MotorcycleWriter Long timer

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    The '07 TE-250 I bought this past winter came with the JD Jetting kit and the o-ring and jet for the o-ring mod. Now I just need some directions to perform the mod. Anybody know where I can find them?
  7. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    ... alabama , woot woot
  8. Mulley

    Mulley stay dirty my friend

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    What he said.

    Hey motorcycle writer don't we know you from Bamarides?
  9. Roughseas

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    Looking for a higher output stator for the 06 TE250, anyone got any experience with this? all I want to do is run a 100W headlight.
  10. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    Try trailtech
  11. The Letter J

    The Letter J lost in the 690 mega

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    I have had Ricky Stator http://www.rickystator.com/04technical/stator_rewinds01.html rewind stators in the past, they may be able to set you up as I doubt there is a bolt-on high output replacement available. Out of curiosity, what kind of light are you planning on running? HID and LED lights can put out an ungodly amount of light with a lot less than 100w.
  12. Roughseas

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    I was planning on a Hella reflector with a Halogen from the Suzuki Samurai in a home made frame :D Was looking for a bolt on as shipping from India and back is going to cost a bomb if I have to get the stator rewound anywhere abraod.

    Guess its makes more sense to go LED on the tail lamp and get a decent 50W headlamp. Another line of thought is this...

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    together with the dash since its already knackered

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  13. derm75

    derm75 I'm a brother shamus...

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    New owner of an '09 TE250. Went for my first ride today and had some problems with the idle. The bike starts and idles fine, but if I pull the clutch and try to coast while I'm moving the revs drop down to idle and then die. It will fire up if I let the clutch back out for a bump start or if I stop and use the starter button.
    800-ish miles on the bike, JD power programmer, power-up done by the dealer when new. This bike belonged to my Dad before me; he said it happened once or twice to him, but I rode in Moab with him for a couple days and we traded bikes a couple times and it never happened to me.
    Could the altitude in Colorado be affecting it?
  14. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    yes. if the computer was monkeyed with in the desert lands then they probably set it up for that type of climate.. at least thats what i would think. i would connect it to an iBeat computer to see what the settings are.





    also check the rubber boot that is connected to the motor and the throttle body/airbox . make sure it has a tight seal.
  15. derm75

    derm75 I'm a brother shamus...

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    I'm not sure the "computer" was changed at all. Is that normally part of the "power-up" procedure?. The bike was purchased in Minnesota and lived in Wisconsin. My dad installed the JD power programmer, mostly to cure the low rpm twitch. Pretty sure he used some settings he found online. I have them written down but I haven't found the JD manual to see what they correlate to.
  16. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    i wish i could be more of a help to you. maybe someone will chime in.
    i was thinking you lived in denver colorado (your location below the avatar).

    the fueling is probably off. if the idle is dropping down super low when you pull in the clutch to the point of it dying its probably not getting 1. enough gas or 2. enough air.

    im betting on air.

    i dont know if removing the airbox cover on a fuel injected bike would have any effect but ... try removing the cover and riding around to see if it has any effect on it. worth a shot at least.
  17. jxg

    jxg Been here awhile

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    Find the jd instructions (pretty sure they are on the jd website) and adjust the settings of the tuner. That is the beauty of that box' should clear up your issues.
  18. TrailPunter

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    I saw this happen on a buddy's 08' TE250. The fuel injection is not of the "battery less" type. It uses the battery as a filter for the alternator. If the battery is weak it can (and did) cause the symptoms that you are describing. Have your battery checked out with a load checker. Static voltage checks will not show you how healthy your battery is.

    If you look over on the TE 610 thread (I got one of those too:clap) there are several discussions about the crap batteries that came on those bikes (ask me how I know after a 40 mile tow behind my buddies Xchallenge in eastern Oregon). Good luck.
  19. Roughseas

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    Might be a dirty air mass sensor
  20. MotorcycleWriter

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    I bought this '07 TE 250 last year to go out to Colorado this summer and, wonder of wonders, it looks like it may actually happen! I've stripped the bike of road gear and have been riding it as a pure trail/enduro machine for about six months now and absolutely LOVE it. But, time to start getting her ready for the August week in Colorado. I've ordered a Nomadic rack and plan to mount an appropriate Pelican case and possibly a RotoPax 1Gal aux tank. I was wondering what other mods might be necessary for a largely dirt trip but with some road sections. I do need to put the signals back on and get it plated and I have a JD Jetting kit to experiment with. What else have the veterans found to be important mods for this bike on this kind of trip?

    John