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Old 12-03-2011, 09:18 PM   #61
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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!
Thanks for asking.

My bike died today on a trail. I had taken the horn off and the horn connector got loose and shorted on the frame, blowing the main fuse. Fortunately there was a spare mounted next to it. Interestingly, with the fuse blown the bike would run and could be bump started; but I couldn't kick start it (or e-start it, obviously). The idle speed seemed a little low and irregular, though.

Apparently the positive cable for the battery can chafe through where it's held by the frame bracket. I re-routed mine around the bracket. As a bonus, now the battery is even easier to remove. I'll check the e-start cable routing, thanks for the tip.


Also, new sprockets are on order. 12/57. Yeeeeaaaaahhhh.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:43 AM   #62
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Thanks for sharing man I'll have to check mine out as well. Enjoy the new mods!
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:02 PM   #63
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Also, new sprockets are on order. 12/57. Yeeeeaaaaahhhh.

where did you order your sprockets from ?





im running a 13 / 52T and its still not low enough for me.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:40 PM   #64
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where did you order your sprockets from ?





im running a 13 / 52T and its still not low enough for me.

http://pbisprockets.com/

They've got everything from 38 to 61 teeth rear on the on-line store, and they may be able to make bigger ones.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:13 AM   #65
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Also, new sprockets are on order. 12/57. Yeeeeaaaaahhhh.
Wow. That combo will be beastly in tight trails, but will probably give you a top speed of about 35mph


Sort of O/T, but I've heard of more than one TE dying a premature death from a combination of highway speeds and not keeping the oil fresh. With only a quart in there, the oil shears out of viscosity rather quickly. Better keep that oil clean if you have to connect trails or spend any time at cruising speeds.
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:49 PM   #66
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i just ordered a 12T front from supersprox



its worth mentioning that the 2012s come with supersprox sprockets from the factory .. which is pretty cool.




also, ive been running cycra probend bark busters on my other bikes. but for this new husqy my old mounts wouldnt fit the stock bars.

the mounts that need to be ordered from cycra is called the "magura" (or something like that) mount.

hope this saves someone a return trip to the parts store
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:08 PM   #67
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i was on the KTM site trying to decide which new bike i can't afford and can't touch on and for some reason i decided to go to the husky site and all my dreams came true! $7,500 and i can touch!

swamp please give us a ride report of the 2012 i must know how it rides and runs ect ect!!
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:37 PM   #68
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Sort of O/T, but I've heard of more than one TE dying a premature death from a combination of highway speeds and not keeping the oil fresh. With only a quart in there, the oil shears out of viscosity rather quickly. Better keep that oil clean if you have to connect trails or spend any time at cruising speeds.
Hey Monte, I thought the TE250 shared the bottom end with the bigger TEs, mine holds the spec below, which is actually a spec I found for a 2009 TE250:

Oil Capacity Transmission: 1.8 qt. (1.7 l)
http://www.ccbmw.com/new_vehicle_detail.asp?veh=128276
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Hey Monte, I thought the TE250 shared the bottom end with the bigger TEs, mine holds the spec below, which is actually a spec I found for a 2009 TE250:

Oil Capacity Transmission: 1.8 qt. (1.7 l)
http://www.ccbmw.com/new_vehicle_detail.asp?veh=128276

Earlier models, you are correct, but 2010 and newer models with the X-Lite engine have a 0.9L (0.95 Quart) capacity.
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:22 PM   #70
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..... but 2010 and newer models with the X-Lite engine have a 0.9L (0.95 Quart) capacity.
Dang, that skinny Italian mistress is skinnier than I thought....
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:44 PM   #71
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Any way to make this bike a bit more streetable or am I looking at a WR250R?
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:20 PM   #72
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Any way to make this bike a bit more streetable or am I looking at a WR250R?
How streetable?
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Any way to make this bike a bit more streetable or am I looking at a WR250R?
Not really.. if you plan on any extended slab, you should go the WR250R route, I almost did myself. You can make the gearing taller, say 14/48, so it's not totally wrung out at 55MPH, but you'll lose a lot of low end grunt. It's not a dual sport in any sense except for the license plate.

I read rumors on Cafe Husky of a taller 6th gear coming out in the hard parts catalog if it comes true, and I already have a reason to split the cases (which I hope doesn't happen for a long time), I'll probably go that route.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:02 PM   #74
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New sprockets came in. Who wants to climb some hills?





Unfortunately the front sprocket doesn't fit. It's for the pre- xlite motors. The rear sprocket fit (after cutting a bit off the chain guard and adding a few links to the chain) and it looks mean.




Hmmmm. Maybe I should do something about the chain guide.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:07 PM   #75
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Hmmmm. Maybe I should do something about the chain guide.


It looks like you could just fab up a small piece of aluminum or steel to lower the rear mount a bit, and just pivot it down at the front.
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