GPX TSE250R 2T Enduro

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  1. shinyribs

    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    Looking at the pics where you recently swapped the carbs out, looks like the fasteners are holding up well. Looks these are turning out to be good, solid bikes!
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  2. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    I replaced just about every fastener on my LXR250R with KTM hardware.

    The new gen GPX bikes basically have KTM hardware. Bolts, axles, everything hard is very good. I had a stock rubber grommet thingy tear today pulling the right side panel. Rubber hoses and those are the only bugaboos IMO and the KTM silicone ones pop right in and are cheap. Next time I’m in KTM I will grab a handful of them.
  3. Glenn247

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    Has anyone ran the TAT or a BDR on this bike?

    How do you think it would work for that type of dual sporting?
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  4. Navin

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    Might be the best single cylinder to do that on, smoothest one I’ve tried including TE610 and even a WRR which is a very close comparison (same WR gear numbers too). Gearbox ratios are perfect for long rides, gear it up a bit, 14/46? 14/42?! put tires and a seat on it and go.

    Pack light and prep it with better OI hoses, which is a must do regardless of how you ride it.
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  5. Chadzu

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    I would absolutely need to change out the seat. Something like the seat concepts comfort.
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  6. Glenn247

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    Seat concepts makes a seat for this bike or would it need to be sent to them to be redone?
  7. Navin

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    Staple the SC 2017 Husky foam n cover kit to the stock pan and leave a note on the refrigerator telling them when you will be back!
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  8. Glenn247

    Glenn247 Been here awhile

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    So the TSE seat is the same as which model husky?
  9. Navin

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  10. savetosave

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    One major shortcoming of the 2 stroke TSE will be fuel range. Even with the larger tank, you will be seriously short of range in many spots out West. I doubt a TSE even ridden very conservatively would get more than 75 miles out of a full tank.
  11. Glenn247

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    75 miles range out of the larger tank?

    I'd probably want about 150 mile range total with a couple fuel bottles if necessary
  12. savetosave

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    Just ain’t gonna happen with the two stroke.

    Maybe the FSE250E four stroke could get there with some spare fuel stashed.
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  13. Glenn247

    Glenn247 Been here awhile

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    Crushing my dreams of two smoking cross country
  14. Navin

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    Look for fuel estimates from the Lanza 230. I know running off road in sandy trails it’s a guzzler. With taller gearing, smoother tires and a steady hand it can’t be nearly as bad as my one gallon per hour use.
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  15. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    Commuting on my tse better me around 35mpg. That was with jetting more rich than stock. I wouldn't run the stock jetting cross country.

    If you can get the aftermarket 4.x gallon tank to work, you are close to 150 mile range.
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  16. savetosave

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    Commuting on the road, and running sandy washes in the dirt are two totally different animals when it comes to fuel mileage.

    The TSE has a lot of good traits, but everyone I know has commented about them being a fuel hog when being pushed. Just par for the course being a 2T.
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    Yah, when racing mine harescramble, I was burning over 1 gallon per hour. It's a 2t.....not a fuel conservation machine :lol3
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    Has anyone proven the 4 gallon tank to work?

    Which 4 gallon tank is a possible fit?
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    No one has tried that I know of. I believe IMS is the one, but I believe you will have to relocate the powervalve servo.
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  20. Navin

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    On a cross country trip you could PROBABLY disconnect the PV and leave it closed. Further restricting output and raising MPG, maaaaybe.