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Old 07-10-2012, 08:22 PM   #121
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:02 AM   #122
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I spoke with the Atlanta dealer about the new lowered 2012 bikes and he said the come into the states and they get lowered here! They said that it is killing the $ margins so they will be back to normal in 2013.

I was reading on here that some people where looking at the WR250R and I would say (I had an 08 and tried to make it dirtier and it hated it) in a 50/50 setting yes it is weak but OK. I found that 5th and 6th where too tall and to keep up with big bikes you had to shift 3 times as much as the 400's. On the dirt the DRz400s was better 60/40-70/30 but heavy. The TE250 is 80/20 and at this point in my life I still love the trails and the TE250 keeps me in them and loving them even more!

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Old 07-22-2012, 05:31 AM   #123
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Eek

wow. thats crazy they are ditching the lowered version.

seems like they could just offer the "low" versioin as an optional kit (higher price + labor) to offset their costs rather than discontinuing the model all together.

i love mine.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:27 PM   #124
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Just had to check that... husky site says "exclusive to US market".



Seems like they could have been on to something.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:06 PM   #125
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i dropped my TE250 in the river today. not deep but it was enough to get inside the motor.

the kicker wouldnt kick.

after removing the air filter
we stood the bike up with the front tire pointed at the sky and hammered on the electric starter until it finally started.

looked at the oil sight glass . water in the oil.

i rode it to the truck (slowly) and hauled it home. drained oil (looked like Yoohoo chocolate drink)

changed the oil filter + air filter, ran 5 quarts of fresh oil through the bike.

bike runs fine.


these bikes dont have an air box. just an air filter under the seat.

be careful in deep water.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:01 PM   #126
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Boooooooooyeahhhhhhhhhhhhh bizsnatches











Will the wheels swap????.....

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Old 07-24-2012, 07:55 PM   #127
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Boooooooooyeahhhhhhhhhhhhh bizsnatches

A 310, nice!

What is the market like for them right now?
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:48 PM   #128
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I basically stole this one. Was only for sale for 6 hours!
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:53 AM   #129
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these bikes dont have an air box. just an air filter under the seat.

be careful in deep water.
There is a semblance of an air box! But the filter is right under your bum so couldn't realistically be much higher without being on some kind of snorkel!!

Having said that, dropping my bike in deep water makes me vvveeerrryyyyy careful when crossing rivers!

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Old 07-25-2012, 06:16 AM   #130
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i dropped my TE250 in the river today.

after removing the air filter
we stood the bike up with the front tire pointed at the sky and hammered on the electric starter until it finally started.



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Sure hope you also took out the spark plug before hammering the starter
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:22 PM   #131
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no... but it survived
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:09 AM   #132
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These are for sure nice bikes, great looking too, what kind of REAL top speeds are you guys getting on road, either the 250/310, stock gearing, with lets say a average 170 pound rider? and real life MPG?
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:34 AM   #133
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Should have taken those off I guess





AWESOME bike!!!!!! Just awesome




I was cruising at 50-53 with the 50tooth on the rear and could hit 65.
A 42 tooth and some SM wheels would be insane
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:49 PM   #134
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I believe the propaganda states that those bikes are around 235lbs. Does that sound right? Does it feel that way?
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:00 AM   #135
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I believe the propaganda states that those bikes are around 235lbs. Does that sound right? Does it feel that way?
Not really, I got off a KTM Adventure to ride mine and it feels as light and narrow as a mountain bike in comparison!

Seriously, in the UK handbook the stated dry and "ready to race" weight is 235.9 lbs (Husqvarna supplied inverted commas) so I suppose that's sans indicators, rear pegs and mirrors of which mine were supplied in a box, untouched!

It's a blast to ride, feels to me very light yet it pulls like a train from even quite low down. This was quite a surprise as I'd expected a 250 "ready to race" engine would be quite peaky but it will drag me and itself up absurd hills without any complaints whatsoever.

I feel like I'm writing an advert for the bike, but compared to other machines that my friends ride on the trails around here it's plush, fast and nimble and the only limiting factor is me.

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