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Old 05-07-2013, 12:58 PM   #286
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We run the trials tires here too but only on the back
Simon, where are you from sorry dont know where Debon is.
Sorry, that's a pathetic attempt at humour (there's a clue!).

I'm in Devon, in the south west of the UK. The locals have quite a distinctive accent hence the alternative spelling!

Great trail riding and a huge range from deep sticky mud to loose flints. Just very little sunshine!
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:42 PM   #287
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Great trail riding and a huge range from deep sticky mud to loose flints. Just very little sunshine!


sounds like marriage
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:00 PM   #288
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sounds like marriage
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:36 PM   #289
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Catching up

To "The Letter J,"
Good find on the online parts fische. It's probably not as user friendly (haven't done the comparison), but you do know Husqvarna has a pretty great library of their parts manuals on their website? Link --> http://www.husqvarna-motorcyclesna.com/manuals.php I'm not that familiar with other dirt bike manufacturer's practices in this regard in the "modern era," but I think it's unique to be provided such easy free access to this info ...?

BTW, serious bummer about the motor. With an '08, you can get an Athena kit ... (I think this is the right one) http://www.athenaparts.com/eng/kits/...r-kit-o-83-i-e I'm not that familiar with 'em but I do recall running across a US retailer. Wait, here's a thread on Cafe Husky that'll probably help:
http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/athena-300-kit.164/

....

As to what I've been up to, I finally got some decent two track under my belt about 3 weeks ago. Here's a video I made from my buddy's footage; with him as the camerman, I get to be the star. ;) We did 183 miles this day and I was surprised that I wasn't more sore the next. Maybe all the beer I killed that night helped?! Here's the link to the vid (sorry, couldn't seem to make embedding work) --> http://youtu.be/PVLqe7QtGVk
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:09 PM   #290
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Unfortunately the 2010+ engines (like the blown up one on my workbench) are the "x-lites" and parts don't interchange between the x-lite and the <2009 bikes.

I just need to get both diagrams side by side and start itemizing which parts are different between the 250 and 310 and start ordering!
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:17 AM   #291
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Ah sorry "TLJ," it was late I got it in my head that you had an '08. I'm running an '11 and now looking at your pics I should've seen it was an x-lite.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:25 PM   #292
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Alright, whats the recomended oil change interval for a TE?
I keep hearing stories about keeping it changed often, and don't over-fill.
Local shop said he changes his son's 250 every 3 hrs.
That's twice a day dual sporting. Help!
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:20 PM   #293
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The manual says oil change every 8 hours ridden in MX, 16 hours enduro. That is with the power up kit in place.
At a little over 3000 miles on my 2009 TE250, I have changed my oil every 4-500 miles after break-in. So far, so good.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:22 PM   #294
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i ride in the woods a lot and try to change it after every 3 or four rides.

probably overkill but i can tell the bike likes it.

also,
yea, dont overfill it with oil, it will seep out of the filter cover.

just fill it up to the halfway mark on the sight glass. (doesnt have to be exact or anything, mine is usually a bit higher)
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:27 PM   #295
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Thanks guys that is what I was looking for. Been hearing too many horror stories with this bike. First bike I've owned that needs alot of attention, but man is it a blast to ride! I'ts worth it.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:47 PM   #296
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Unfortunately the 2010+ engines (like the blown up one on my workbench) are the "x-lites" and parts don't interchange between the x-lite and the <2009 bikes.

I just need to get both diagrams side by side and start itemizing which parts are different between the 250 and 310 and start ordering!
Bummer that the Athena 300 kit doesn't work on the '10+ motors. I have it on my '05 and love it. Low end grunt on that thing is amazing.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:52 PM   #297
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I have a 2009, perfect fit....trying to resist the expense.
You have started my thinking on that one again.

Low end ya say.....
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:07 AM   #298
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I bought an 08 te 250 a few months ago, and discovered how hard it is to find aftermarket parts for it. -10 onward seem to be more parts available... For instance i' ve been looking for a clutch plate kit but with no luck. I did read somewhere in here that the bottom end is the same as the bigger bore engines, would that go for the clutch aswell?
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:18 PM   #299
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Question '06 TE 250 - couple of questions

Hey everyone,

I just bought myself a '06 TE 250 and have a couple of questions about the bike.
1. How does the rear shock "behave" on these things?
Mine seems to go down about 7in and then stiffens up in an instant. It's still possible to compress more but when the bike is stopped and I jump on the seat, it seems to hit a point after which it's very hard - regardless of the settings and spring preload. Normal?

2. The bike seems to be losing gas. When loaded on a trailer, lots of gas spills out of the FCR37MX. Is it possible that the float level is too high?

3. When I whack the throttle open at low revs, it bogs down instead of accelerating. When the revs are high, it takes off like a little rocket. I concluded that there may be two things wrong - 1. The accelerator pump gives it too much gas to combust at lower revs, 2 - The problem mentioned in point 2 above - the float leel too high and it floods the engine.

I'll be grateful for answers/tips/advice.
Other than the things mentioned above, the bike rides, wheelies ( ) and looks like it's going to be tons of fun once I sort out certain things.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:43 PM   #300
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Hey everyone,

I just bought myself a '06 TE 250 and have a couple of questions about the bike.
1. How does the rear shock "behave" on these things?
Mine seems to go down about 7in and then stiffens up in an instant.

when the bike is stopped and I jump on the seat, it seems to hit a point after which it's very hard

sounds like you are bottoming out the shock to me .


and it sounds like your carburetor is jetted wrong.
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