Jump to content

How difficult to convert a '17 250sx to a tc250?

Recommended Posts

I'm looking to get a modified tc250 but even searching all of cali I've only found one listing in the past 3 months and the seller and I had a falling out when he cussed me out for offering him $7000 instead of his $8000 OBO asking price. There have been a lot of 250sx bikes listed though. Aside from plastics, how difficult would it be to convert a 250sx to a tc250? Cost of parts? I'll b ordering through RMATV 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Max motor sports in Pelham al has some brand new ones for 7 I believe. 

 

Also, I just read a review of the 17 tc250 and it seems there is no way to 100% convert it to a TC. Seems it has different frame geometry and forks and other things. 

Edited by LukeYZ426F

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, LukeYZ426F said:

Max motor sports in Pelham al has some brand new ones for 7 I believe. 

 

Also, I just read a review of the 17 tc250 and it seems there is no way to 100% convert it to a TC. Seems it has different frame geometry and forks and other things. 

Do u have a link? I thought it had different valving specs but same forks and shock. As far as I'm aware the differences are 1) clutch master cylinder 2) air box  3) plastics 4) valving, 5) brake rotors 6) subframe. But I want to be certain. I found a really low hr '17 ktm with a lot of mods and I think I can get it for $6000. He has already agreed to $6500. But I don't want a ktm to be honest. I have a '16 fc450 and '17 tc65 for my son and want to keep it all husky. I can get the husky rear subframe (3 separate pieces) from rmatv for $400 and get acerbis plastics for $100. I'm hoping I could do the conversion for around $500 but I'm just not sure if it's as simple as slapping on different plastics and changing out the subframe. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, digarcia1987 said:

Do u have a link? I thought it had different valving specs but same forks and shock. As far as I'm aware the differences are 1) clutch master cylinder 2) air box  3) plastics 4) valving, 5) brake rotors 6) subframe. But I want to be certain. I found a really low hr '17 ktm with a lot of mods and I think I can get it for $6000. He has already agreed to $6500. But I don't want a ktm to be honest. I have a '16 fc450 and '17 tc65 for my son and want to keep it all husky. I can get the husky rear subframe (3 separate pieces) from rmatv for $400 and get acerbis plastics for $100. I'm hoping I could do the conversion for around $500 but I'm just not sure if it's as simple as slapping on different plastics and changing out the subframe. 

 

http://www.dirtrider.com/2017-husqvarna-tc-250-review

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a TC and I'm pretty familiar with the SX

Body work won't bolt on. Mounting points of shrouds, side panels/tank are different

at $6K, I'd jump on that SX and would be happy with it.

I rode one several times and while both bikes do feel a bit different, I won't say one is better than the other.

Jetting sucks on both for sure. Finally got mine dialed in but what a pain

Why don't you do a white plastics/custom HVA graphics and call it a day?

Brakes are great on both and the Magura clutch on the TC does not stand out in front of the Brembo setup on the SX.

If you jump from one bike to the other, there's a different feel at first but you get used to in a few laps

It seems not many TC's were ordered by Dealers. Mine came from a Georgia Dealer who sold 3 or 4 and in one year I've seen one only in my area (and it was last week!)

Oh and you you also forgot the rims/handlebars/engine clutch cover are different....

And most important you're gonna have to powdercoat that black frame...TC_Bostwick.jpg

TC_Bostwick.jpg

Edited by mxstate
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone else have any input? I don't care about the plastics really, I just want the husky subframe on the ktm. If I can do that I'm happy. Frame color, rotors, clutch mx, airbox... that stuff doesn't mean much to me. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is no big deal - I converted my 250TC to a 250SX and basically other than the frame color it is just a bolt on of parts. Suspension, frame and engine (except the clutch/ignition cover) are identical. You need the tank (!!!), subframe and plastics. Same bike on the pictures attached - started out as a 2017 TC250, now for the moment a KTusky 250XC ...

Michael

 

 

 

20160811_140801.JPG

20170328_131108.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought the lower subframe mounts were different on the TC. Two bolts on the husky only one on the KTM. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:


×