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Old 12-08-2011, 03:45 PM   #76
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holy crap that sprocket is huge !

right on man !
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:33 AM   #77
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.. well the 12T front sprocket that i ordered from Supersprox.com doesnt fit my bike.

Supersprox does not make a 12T front sprocket that will fit the 2012 TE 250





neither does PBIsprockets.com



anybody know where i can get a 12T front sprocket for a 2012 TE250 ?
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:16 AM   #78
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anybody know where i can get a 12T front sprocket for a 2012 TE250 ?

Call one of the bigger, more knowledgable dealers like Halls or Motoxotica. They can probably order you one out of the Husky special parts catalog.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:57 AM   #79
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TE 250 fuel injection / ECU

i installed a 12 port fuel injector and an ECU from the off road model.

it has helped tremendously.


stock 2012 TE250 4 port fuel injector



upgraded my bike to a 12 port fuel injector...



upgraded to a different ECU






cured the "flash out" problem.

used the laptop to further improve the bottom end response of the bike.

now running 12T front and 52T rear.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:20 PM   #80
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i installed a 12 port fuel injector and an ECU from the off road model.

it has helped tremendously.


stock 2012 TE250 4 port fuel injector



upgraded my bike to a 12 port fuel injector...



upgraded to a different ECU






cured the "flash out" problem.

used the laptop to further improve the bottom end response of the bike.

now running 12T front and 52T rear.


Nice.


I went through similar machinations and it worked really well. How do you like the gearing? I like my giant sprocket more each ride.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:34 AM   #81
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the gearing is ok. my top speed is just below 50mph now.
i mean itll do over 50mph but.. i dont want to blow something up
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:12 AM   #82
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Question TE250 considerations

Semi-n00b here.
I had an '06 TE610 a earlier this year and found less than inspiring on the trail. (My previous bike was a 950 Adventure).
The TE was really tall and fairly bulky for it's power Suspension was great. But I sold it.
I was inspired by my buddy's WR250R. Light and agile, albeit kind of anemic.
But I digress. Point is I've decided to go light from here on out.

I have a couple questions to youse in the know.
I have a chance to pick up a bone stock 2009 TE250 with about 2 hours on it for $4K OTD.
Bluebook on the bike is $4030.

That sound like a good deal?
$4K is the absolute max I can spend.

Is the TE250 bike as tall as say the TE610?
I Koubalinked the TE610 and it was still taller than I liked.

How is the TE250 as a dualsport in comparison to say, something like the WR250R?

Being an old dude with fairly decent offroad skills, I'm going light to keep me from popping a disc (or worse) picking up a beast.

Being a harder-edge bike, how is the TE250 the reliability and maintenance department?

I want to ride more and maintain less...

Thanks forward ya'll.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:53 AM   #83
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I went from a TE610 to the TE250, but mine is a 2010 and is significantly different from the 2009 model (even lighter). As to the cost, it's worth what you're willing to spend . Bikes are never a good investment, except perhaps emotionally.

Height-wise, the TE250s are all very tall bikes, just as tall as the 610. They are lighter though, and that always compensates somewhat.

As a dual-sport, be aware that they are high-strung race bikes, with a very close-ratio transmission, and not suitable for droning down the road like a WR250R. You can connect trails, but that is about it. If you plan on any highway miles, look elsewhere.

As to reliability, the 2009 models share the same bottom end as the bigger displacement models, have a decent oil capacity, and are therefore pretty much bulletproof. I would do oil changes every 1,000 miles or so if I was just doing trail riding and not flogging it too hard. Valves tend to settle in after 500 miles or so and not need too much adjustment after that. However like any small displacement thumpers, there will be a top-end rebuild in your future, so keep that in mind.
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:11 AM   #84
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...thanks Monty, that's the kinda details I need to hear.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:44 PM   #85
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Height-wise, the TE250s are all very tall bikes, just as tall as the 610. They are lighter though, and that always compensates somewhat.

As to reliability, the 2009 models share the same bottom end as the bigger displacement models, have a decent oil capacity, and are therefore pretty much bulletproof.
Are they really that tall, I'm 6' with a 32" inside leg and have never struggled with the seat height?

Oil capacity in my 2008 is 1.7 litres and even after a lot of use on trails the oil is only now starting to discolour. I bought mine from the (former) UK importer and their mechanic also told me that the bottom end is shared with the larger engines and IS robust.

It's also great to ride!

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Old 12-29-2011, 12:46 PM   #86
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It's also a bit of a head turner, the only bike that draws admiring words from fellow trail bike riders!

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Old 12-30-2011, 08:00 AM   #87
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Comments on the height; I find it is a bit high when sitting with no load but after I sit on it she really settles. And I'm a skinny fucker I weigh about 160. Mind you I'm 6'2". But my uncle who's about 5'11" had no problem getting on either.

I haven't looked but I imagine there may be a shaved seat for sale somewhere too. Worth a look
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:51 AM   #88
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I installed a Kouba link 1.5" on the 610 as well as a Seat Concepts saddle. It was still pretty lofty. I'm 5'11" and a 32" inseam.
The WR is about the same. I'd definitely get a Yamalink for that one and a shaved seat.
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:11 PM   #89
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Just put a deposit on a brand new left over 2011 TE 250 yesterday. I couldn't beat the price which includes an extra 50 tooth rear sprocket as well as having the remainder of a "power up" kit installed. I'm also getting the JD tuner along with it. I've barely read a bad word on this bike while scouing the net for 3 days straight.

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Old 12-31-2011, 04:43 AM   #90
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Just put a deposit on a brand new left over 2011 TE 250 yesterday. I couldn't beat the price which includes an extra 50 tooth rear sprocket as well as having the remainder of a "power up" kit installed. I'm also getting the JD tuner along with it. I've barely read a bad word on this bike while scouing the net for 3 days straight.

Congratulations , I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

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