Husqvarna TE 250 thread!!

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

  1. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    well. i couldn't wait.

    i put a deposit down to reserve a 2012 te 250 on saturday with the Atlanta Georgia dealership.

    "the guy" told me that their first 2 bikes will be arriving either the first or second week of November.



    cant wait to get my grubby hands on it.
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  2. pbreisch

    pbreisch Adventurer

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    I am about to pull the trigger on a 2011 TE250, but I am a little worried that I will be getting the redheaded stepchild, in between model. Seems like there were significant changes from 2010 to 2011 and now the 2012 is going to have another update. Will I be able to find all the trick farkles for my bike or will all the aftermarket manufacturers skip it? Specifically a larger tank, all the manufacturers have a 2010, but no mention of 2011.

    Also, as a side note, the dealer has a 2011 te310 for the same price, but it is a demo bike with 200-300 miles... That is what originally drew me in, but I like the idea of a new bike opposed to a beat on demo bike, am I nuts or should I go for the 310?
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  3. bobnoxious67

    bobnoxious67 Baby steps...

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    You're nuts...get the 310:D
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  4. TaterHarry

    TaterHarry Redneck Emeritus

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    Changes from 2010 to 2011 for the TE250 were negligible. I believe the fuel tank is *slightly* larger and that is about it. The TE310 got the major facelift in 2011, as it is the first year that displacement was available in the new X-Lite motor. The IMS tank is about the only option for the X-Lite bikes at this time; people have had problems with them but IMS is responsive and appears to be addressing the problem. I returned my first IMS tank when it started leaking at the fuel pump plate, but my second one is holding up so far.

    I think for a demo you should be getting a much better price than that. I bought my 2010 TE250 as a demo but it was clean, showed no signs of abuse, and the tech who had put most of the miles on the bike wasn't the abusive type :D The nice thing about a demo, besides the price, is that the power-up mods have probably already been done and the dealer has probably sorted out any new-bike issues, which most Huskys seem to have a few of (though minor).
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  5. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    Do the TE250's have the 'race' maintenance schedule of the 449's and 510's, or the more "relaxed" schedule of a 610?

    They look like cool bikes... probably the lightest street-legal dirtbike you can buy in the US.
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  6. bobnoxious67

    bobnoxious67 Baby steps...

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    Definitely not 610 schedule, but if you're not racing it, it can go longer between oil changes for sure. Valves are pretty much a non-issue with these engines.
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  7. Luke

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    The manual has both a race and a DS schedule, depending on how you ride. IIRC, the DS is 3000 for oil and filter.
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  8. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    picked up my 2012 the day before thanksgiving.


    it comes with a 40T rear sprocket... which is completely useless to me.

    have a 52T on order which should get the gearing where i like it.


    the stock tires suck.


    i need to install bark busters and cut the handlebars down (they are too wide for my liking)

    also need a good skid plate...

    i removed the stock steering stop adjusters. they were too long.
    i replaced them with some shorter bolts.
    muuuuuch better stop to stop handle bar clearance now

    i cut the tail section down.

    removed all of the california tree-huger emissions dooky

    removed all the turn signals and reflectors
    (not required where i live)


    ive never had a fuel injected dirt bike before so.. if it malfunctions in the woods im pretty much screwed :lol3



    the bike is super light weight. .. really its amazing how light this bike is.

    very narrow.
    well balanced machine.

    going to be a very good single track machine.






    ... oh yea. and it looks cool !




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  9. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    Congrats on the new bike, Swamp :clap

    She's a beauty, for sure :D

    Of course, so is the trials bike in the background...:loll




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    (WR144, WR250, SM610, TE610)
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  10. Matticus91

    Matticus91 Been here awhile

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    Nice thread guys figure I'll keep it going. Just got a 2011 TE250 myself on black friday. Love the bike so far it's my first one. Check out my noob thread for pics if you haven't seen it already haha

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=743831
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  11. Slimie

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    That is a beauty!

    Congratulations :freaky

    I put a new front tyre on mine at the weekend, fresh oil and filter today and I'm all set for playing in the mud!

    Cheers

    -Simon
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  12. TaterHarry

    TaterHarry Redneck Emeritus

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    I want to share with the fellow TE250 owners - if you haven't installed the JD PowerSurge 6X fuel controller yet, you don't know what you're missing :deal The low end bog that plagues the XLite bikes is GONE. Seat of the pants dyno says that power is UP. I'm still playing with the settings, but even with the settings out of the box it has totally transformed the bike. Well worth the $200 (cheaper than a Power Commander), tuning is similar in principle to tuning a carb, and you don't need a computer so you can make adjustments on the trail.

    I am not trying to :spam, just sharing my experience. Best farkle I have bought for the bike yet..
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  13. Matticus91

    Matticus91 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for sharing! I did notice the lower end bogging.

    Also, anyone find the clutch to be crazy sensitive on these bikes? I feel at low speeds I need to use it more than normally with other bikes.
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    I've got a power commander and a 12 port injector on order, they should be here in a week or so. I sure hope they're 3x better than the JD tuner. :lol3

    My impression is that the clutch is really good, but I had to flog it badly due to the high gearing and the bog.
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    I thought about going the Power Commander route, and it is more adjustable; if you're into the geek factor of infinite tuning possibilities it's the way to go. In the end the JD kit won out for the on-trail adjustability and the price. It will be nice to be able to lean out the mixture for those 10,000+ elevation days in Colorado. Even with the FI compensating, I was finding the bike was running pretty fat in the high country.
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  16. Luke

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    Geek factor? I don't know what you're talking about. :augie

    It's running pretty rich down at sea level, too. I figure since I'm using the quiet pipe insert and the big injector that the extra adjustability will be nice.
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  17. Matticus91

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    I'm also at sea level seeing the same thing. Going riding Saturday so that will be the first real test. Still breaking in the motor!

    Has anyone had any electrical problems? I heard a few people say they had an issue with the starter cable melting to the exhaust and also leaking fork seals. Yikes!
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  19. SBG

    SBG Neville1 to TT boys

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    I'm curious, when looking at the stats for the 2012, they mention the bike having a 2" lower seat height, but in the specifications, it says the suspension travel is 11.8 and 11.6 front and rear, which is the same specs for the 310, which does not have shortened suspension. How much actual suspension travel does the 2012 250 have? I'm guessing the spec sheet has to be wrong, since 2" doesn't come from carving a seat, which isn't how it looks when you see the pictures.

    BTW, love the bike.:D

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  20. Luke

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    I'd believe the pictures before the specifications. Although actual measurements trump all. :D

    This is my '11. It looks to me like there's a lot more tire-fender space than the '12. Although, bike angle and suspension preload can change that. It looks like the shock reservoir is different, as well as the location of the top of the fork guards relative to the top tubes.

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