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Old 01-29-2011, 04:35 PM   #16
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:31 PM   #17
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7602 also makes a nice clutch cover if you put a rekluse in. The stock cover won't fit with the rekluse. Have fun with your new toy!
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:32 PM   #18
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Not a problem. I made it sound like they only do the engine, but in reality, they do radiator guards and other stuff as well. Brake guards, the works. Worth checking them and some other vendors out. There is a Husky specific forum you can go to for a lot of specifics and in a pretty easy to use format.

You're in the southwest, right?
I am going to the Cambridge area at the end of the year and plan on travelling around to ride the areas while I am there.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:34 PM   #19
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You're in the southwest, right?
I am going to the Cambridge area at the end of the year and plan on travelling around to ride the areas while I am there.
Yes, I am in the south west. It's warm and mild here unlike Cambridge which I've found to be dry and really cold!

Does anyone out there know which exhaust I should be looking for, all I seem to see are endpipes for models up to 2007 or 2009 and onwards. I know that there was a lot of monkeying about around then and I wonder if the 2009 engine the is the same as the 2008?

Any ideas wise ones

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Old 02-11-2011, 04:29 PM   #20
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Yes, I am in the south west. It's warm and mild here unlike Cambridge which I've found to be dry and really cold!

Does anyone out there know which exhaust I should be looking for, all I seem to see are endpipes for models up to 2007 or 2009 and onwards. I know that there was a lot of monkeying about around then and I wonder if the 2009 engine the is the same as the 2008?

Any ideas wise ones

TIA

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They do model years different in different countries. If your bike is carbeurated, get the 07 pipe; if you have the FI, get the 09 stuff. I don't know if there were internal changes, but the delivery system definitely matters the most here.
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:12 PM   #21
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The do model years different in different countries. If your bike is carbeurated, get the 07 pipe; if you have the FI, get the 09 stuff. I don't know if there were internal changes, but the delivery system definitely matters the most here.
Great, that's what I was hoping!

Off shopping soon

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Old 02-13-2011, 02:42 PM   #22
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Just had my 09 TE 250 out for a gravel romp, first of the year...woohooo.
Myself and 2 friends bought 3 of these on the same day, the plan was take then to Moab last fall together. Amazing as it may seem, all of us were able to go and the trip worked out great.
We all fell in love with the TE's and I for one plan on putting many good hard miles on this summer. So far I have 1300+ miles on it with no issues.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:24 PM   #23
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New member of the TE250 club here.
I just picked up an 08 with 249 miles on it. It already has all the trick stuff on it pipe and protection pieces.

But I noticed the O2 sensor is not in the box of parts that came with the bike. Are they expensive? I think I want to switch back lambda sensor for better MPG. I am also thinking about putting the stock pipe back on it. While the Arrow is not that loud, I need stealth where I ride. All I am doing is trail riding this baby.

This is not my first Husky. I had a 2000 TE610 and an 04 TE250. After the other 04's started dropping valves I was afraid to ride it so it ended up sitting in the garage for a year until I sold it.

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Old 03-16-2011, 09:59 AM   #24
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My New-To-Me 2010 TE250, bought as a dealer demo with 700 miles on the clock.

I didn't even get it home before I took it out and got it dirty




After the initial shakedown ride I immediately knew I had to do a few things:

  • The Karoos on the bike had to go.
  • The rear tail section was going to have to be removed before a trail obstacle did it for me
  • A bigger tank would be a necessity, and, in general, it was
  • FARKLE TIME!!!!!
Back at home and prepped for surgery:




First up, the tailectomy:

BEFORE


AFTER


Note the addition of a small Touratech rack. I had the big ProMotoBillet rack on my 610 but I don't see the need for it with this bike, as I generally will only be carrying tools, tubes and a snack, with a support truck nearby.
I still need to fashion some crash-resistant turn signal mounts for the rear, but in the front I now have Tusk handguards with built in LED indicators .

However I can't find the flasher relay ANYWHERE. I've looked at the usual locations, behind the headlight, near the fusebox, but it seems to be missing! Anyone with a 2010 model that can chime in where the flasher relay is I would really appreciate the help!

Cockpit mods: the parking lamp was missing when I got the bike, , so I just used the existing wires for GPS power. Also for some reason the bike came with the old style mirrors so I splurged and got a folding enduro mirror. Rox Risers are a must when you're as tall as me... I had to reroute the throttle cables but the other lines and wires had enough give to not cause trouble.



IMS Tank Install is next. Here's the old and new side by side. The IMS tanks carries the extra fuel low and shouldn't negatively affect the handling



The bits that come off the stock tank. One problem is that the fuel pump is relocated to the side of the IMS tank while it's well protected on the stock tank. Consequently the red plastic fuel elbow is slightly vulnerable and a potential failure point. This may have to be addressed at some point.


A longer front bolt (right) made life a lot easier when it came time to mount the new tank


Getting the tank to fit was a bit of a chore, and the shrouds don't fit as well as before, but it still looks pretty good... A little gas cap bling helps




Finally taking shape... Karoos are replaced with Dunlop MX tires. IMS Tank is on... Tools on the rack, TT pipe guard and TT case saver installed, which were some surprisingly affordable bits (for Touratech) . Ready to ride again



Last weekend was the shakedown ride with the new tank and tires... My game was way off and I couldn't seem to hang on the singletrack , but that was my fault and not the bikes... The bike handled itself magnificently, and once I got comfortable on the ATV trails with more margin of error, I really enjoyed myself.

Final shot: by the Rio Grande with inmate Mikrow in the background...




I'm looking forward to many more miles and smiles with my skinny Italian Mistress

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Old 04-22-2011, 03:29 AM   #25
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Husky TE 250 assistance

Hi all,
Anyone know the following for a TE 250 - 06 model.
Oil type - i think its about 1.4L
Where the heck the oil level checking screw is located.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:09 AM   #26
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Hi all,
Anyone know the following for a TE 250 - 06 model.
Oil type - i think its about 1.4L
Where the heck the oil level checking screw is located.
G
It should list the amount right next to the fill port, not 100% sure though.

The check screw is on the same side as the fill (right) and is just to the right of the rounded area in the lower case. Take your time filling, it is easy for it to overfill still since the check screw is such a small hole.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:40 PM   #27
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leak assistance

Hi all. A newb here. New to the sport and to the husky. Just got a well loved 07 with a countershaft leak. Anyone know how to get the spacer out so I can get to the oring? I look forward to learning from you all and hope I can add something, too. Thanks much, in advance!

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Old 06-28-2011, 01:51 PM   #28
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Hi all,
Anyone know the following for a TE 250 - 06 model.
Oil type - i think its about 1.4L
Where the heck the oil level checking screw is located.
G
2008 TE250 handbook has the capacities at 1.8 US quarts for oil and filter or 1.5 US quarts for just the oil.

My bike has a window for oil level checking, on the RH crankcase.

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Old 06-28-2011, 01:57 PM   #29
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Last ride out on Friday, (my first for 2 1/2 months, being a grown up is so busy!!) I had my first clutch safety interlock failure. Easily remedied, for now, by a wiggle of the cable from the clutch switch.

Is bypassing it simply a case of joining the wires together (I assume there's only two ) or would better practice be to find the other end and "modify" that?

With thanks in advance to the collective!

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Old 10-07-2011, 03:35 PM   #30
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Question 2012 TE250s will be lowered ?

Im going to buy a 2012 250 or 310 when they hit the dealers in November.

i called the husqvarna dealer in Atlanta this week. they told me that all the TE250 bikes will be a "low" model.

i searched around looking for info on how the factory is lowering them .
all i could find is that they "lowered the forks and shock while adding stiffness".. not sure where i read that but its what i remember from it.

http://www.cyclenews.com/articles/ne...dual-sporters/


http://www.ridermagazine.com/2011/un...line-revealed/

i guess the factory has everything sorted out with the suspension so that the "lowering" will not adversely effect the bikes handling and off road capability ?

wonder if this "lowering" will reduce the suspension travel any ?

anybody have better info on this ?
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