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hmm, i might have to buy one of those MX type magazines...

heavy as in handles the woops better?

slow as in better hook up?

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They hated it! Well they liked the shock. Unfortunate really. It almost seems as though Husky should delay the TC250 for now until they can build one specific to the class. Working off the 450/510 platform is not going to get it done in that class of bikes. It might be OK for the off-road scene but it will never do in the MX world. And for Pete's sake, take the electric start off the MX models and affix the damn kickstarter. All that weight isn't going to sell bikes. Let the button be the option. Not the other way around. Would somebody call Italy now so this doesn't happen again. They talk about how great the button is but bash it in the next sentence with how heavy the thing feels. Until they get the weight down that bike will never sell. Also, don't make a MX bike whisper quiet. Let the thing breath a little(sans battery and exhaust restrictor) and get back some of that top end.

Travis Epperson

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It doesn't matter how light the bike is when you can't get the bike to kickstart after stalling it in a turn. MX bikes are all too loud. AMA needs to start enforcing a sound rule. 110 db bikes do not make nice neighbors.

Jim

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It doesn't matter how light the bike is when you can't get the bike to kickstart after stalling it in a turn.

Jim

Oh it matters all right!!! Correct me if I'm wrong but we are talking about magazine tests right?

Besides my '05 450 fires right up with the kickstarter after a stall. Get it jetted right and the kickstarter is all you need. Especially for MX. It's a no brainer really.

Travis Epperson

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Also, don't make a MX bike whisper quiet. Let the thing breath a little(sans battery and exhaust restrictor)

The FIM limit is 98db which I'm pretty sure is what the TC comes set at.

Noisy 4-storkes have been the cause of track closures all over the place so the sooner the rest follow the quieter route the better.

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The FIM limit is 98db which I'm pretty sure is what the TC comes set at.

Noisy 4-storkes have been the cause of track closures all over the place so the sooner the rest follow the quieter route the better.

You are 100% correct about the noise issue but until they have absolute restrictions over here............?

Travis Epperson

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Motocross Fiction is more like it. Jody in his "Special order from Italy" white High Points gives me the willies.

Norman

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The FIM limit is 98db which I'm pretty sure is what the TC comes set at.

Noisy 4-storkes have been the cause of track closures all over the place so the sooner the rest follow the quieter route the better.

No Husky 250TC are quiet my friends Husky 450TE are more noisy!! But my 450TC i Had last year was very Noisy

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What do you think of yours?

I had a TE250 last year and got on really well with it. I raced all sorts of events and didn't have any trouble keeping up with the Japanese fraternity.

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They said the bike only put out 30 HP compared to 34 by the other manufacturers. The fast by Ferraci exh. brought it up to 33 HP but they said it still felt slow. I bet taking that battery out of the airbox along with the aftermarket exh. would bring it right up there. MXA had the bikes weight at 237 lbs without gas. Removing the electric start saves about 11 lbs. That puts it at 226 which is about what the yz 250f weighed when it was first introduced I beleive. I agree offering the MX model w/o electric start is a good idea. If they can shave a few lbs off for next year and spec the bike with the shiver fork they should be right in the hunt for mx.

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make it aluminum, that would save weight and more people would consider it! Make the exhaust lighter and less ugly. Use thicker forks. After riding my new crf i now know what i've been missing, they(husky) need to be faster and lighter. Heck i couldn't lift my te250 on to a stand unless i touched the exhaust. With the 05 crf250r it was very light! Don't get me wrong i loved my te250, it was great. They just need to do some things to make it lighter. :cry:

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Heck i couldn't lift my te250 on to a stand unless i touched the exhaust.

I never lift mine on. You should try the front brake technique.

Roll alongside your stand, grab the front brake to lift the rear and plonk her onto the stand. I can even manage it on my 450.

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te250lover -

Just wondering what Honda has done for 2005 regarding the 300 miles of valve life. This isn't a bashing, rather a serious question regarding this subject.

Thanks

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Maybe Husqvarna arn't paying the magazines enough. Here in OZ they love the Husky they say it's almost the YZ slightly different power band not worse just different and the same goes for the handling. :cry:

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They hated it! Well they liked the shock. Unfortunate really. It almost seems as though Husky should delay the TC250 for now until they can build one specific to the class. Working off the 450/510 platform is not going to get it done in that class of bikes. It might be OK for the off-road scene but it will never do in the MX world.

What does this mean "working off the 450/510 platform"? Are you saying Husky is doing what KTM was doing with their 250 RFS EXC, same frame/cases just different barrel and stroke to make it a 250? I was under the impression that the Husky 250 motor was a separate motor entirely from the 450/510. The technology is the same, but they don't share so many parts.

I do agree that an electric start on a MX bike will never fly with all the purist. And that it should be an option, not the kicker.

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