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Old 10-03-2012, 10:26 AM   #166
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Well see how 5 days of camping does her.......

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Old 10-03-2012, 11:02 AM   #167
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is that bag going to get burned?
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:52 PM   #168
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Best sprocket combo?

OK. I know there is no perfect combo but I am trying to find out how to get the maximum fun out of my 2011 TE250. It came with both the 40 and 50 rear ( 13 in front I believe) and I immediately put the 50 on. While this is great ( or good) for trails and steep uphill climbs in 1st and 2nd gear anything over 50 feels like severe engine strain. I would like to be able to ride the bike on the street to get to my off road areas which is why I got a plated bike. I know the 40 is better for 55-65 MPH but what would the best compromise be? 12-45? 13-45? 13 -46? and how much difference would there really be? Love the bike ..over a year old several great desert and trail rides and zero issues. Running the JD kit and custom ESP 1 inch lowered suspension. /Users/fontaines911/Desktop/IMG_0056.jpg
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:28 AM   #169
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is that bag going to get burned?
I'll find out today



I put about 6" wide of exhaust wrap where it looks like it would hit on the muffler. Maybe I saved he bag, maybe I wasted $20 and will have a well vented bag.


I put on the 13/40 and it was wayyyy high. It would find 75, but That wasn't fun on non-dot and the light bike.
The 12/40 feels good, maybe a little high, but easily cruises at 50 at 6100rpm and still have some 1st gear. That imideate snatch is gone without slipping the clutch, but it comes pretty quick.
It will be good for forest rds I think.
I "think" a 13/45 would be the perfect mix.
Well see here in a hour.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:06 PM   #170
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Keep us posted on the 13/45 combo. That might be my next move. The 40 not good on the trails/hills and the 50 is screaming at anything above 50 mph
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:09 PM   #171
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is that bag going to get burned?
didnt get burned but the rear tire rubbed a hole in it
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:27 PM   #172
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I just test rode the new TE310 at the Husky Demo Days at Taskys Metric Cycle. A great handling little bike with good power. I think my TE610 is going to get a new little brother

Now I just have to sell my GasGas and XT225,
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:09 PM   #173
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Laugh 2012 TE250 radiator hose

ive been riding the dog turds out of my 2012 te250. around 4 days / week of hard enduro style single track. it is taking the abuse admirably. Its a great bike. love it.

sunday morning i was out in the woods and noticed that the lower left radiator hose had sprung a pin-hole leak about 1/4 inch behind the hose clamp. strange. i questioned the quality of the oem hoses.

i orded the CV4 hose kit (cv4.net $200) for the 2010 TC 250 hoping that it would just "happen" to fit. no bueno. the newer TE bikes have an inline thermostat blah blah. also, the CV4 kit just wont fit correctly.

so tomorrow i will return it.

then i will order one of these kits

http://racebikebitzusa.com/mx-parts-...icone-hose-kit

i telephoned the business (Nevada). guy named Scott answered the phone. nice guy. helpful.

ill let you know how it turns out.




also ,

I think its time for a new skid plate



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Old 11-01-2012, 05:07 PM   #174
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Poor skidplate, looks like its taken a beating. One too many tree crossings?
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:41 PM   #175
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Hi Rattletrap, last time i saw you was at Minooka.

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Old 11-05-2012, 02:40 AM   #176
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I'd like a little feedback please. I have the opportunity to buy a 2008 TE250 with only 26km on the clock. The bike is almost new. What id like to know is if there are accessories to allow me to carry more fuel, and if the rear subframe can support some camping gear. I'm 47 and am riding bigger bikes like the F800GS but im looking for a bit more excitement and the ability to explore the forests more. Thanks
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:30 AM   #177
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I'd like a little feedback please. I have the opportunity to buy a 2008 TE250 with only 26km on the clock. The bike is almost new. What id like to know is if there are accessories to allow me to carry more fuel, and if the rear subframe can support some camping gear. I'm 47 and am riding bigger bikes like the F800GS but im looking for a bit more excitement and the ability to explore the forests more. Thanks
Spoooooky... I'm 47 too!

I loved the Husky (sold recently, cash flow crisis!) and wish I could have kept it. Perfect on the fairly technical trails around here.

Rear subframe is quite substantial and small racks are available here in the UK (from Touratech f'rinstance).

The 2008 was a short lived model, but accessories and spares are plentiful in my experience.

I'm sure you won't be dissapointed!

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Old 11-05-2012, 12:27 PM   #178
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I'd like a little feedback please. I have the opportunity to buy a 2008 TE250 with only 26km on the clock. The bike is almost new. What id like to know is if there are accessories to allow me to carry more fuel, and if the rear subframe can support some camping gear. I'm 47 and am riding bigger bikes like the F800GS but im looking for a bit more excitement and the ability to explore the forests more. Thanks
Here you go for a larger tank: http://justgastanks.com/product_info...oducts_id=1363
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:34 PM   #179
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CV4 hoses

we dont need no stinkin thermostats those are just more possible fail points. My 2011 TE310 has the TC250 CV4 hose kit on it.

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Hi Rattletrap, last time i saw you was at Minooka.

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Old 11-06-2012, 01:19 PM   #180
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"New" '04 TE250

Sold my KTM 450EXC early this year, been keeping an eye for a replacement smaller bore bike, found an '04 TE250 the other day. Has a professionally rebuilt '06 engine, suspension revalved/resprung for trail/enduro, Leo Vince full exhaust, Rekluse clutch (still in the box), etc. Have about 2 hours on it so far, very impressive, handles great, suspension soaks up all the rough stuff, engine has a surprising amount of grunt for a 250 as long you keep the revs up. Definitely a keeper.


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