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  1. monzta

    TE310 Dual Sport Gearing

    Thanks for your answer. Think I am going to try with 13/40. It seems good for speeds around 90 km/h / 55 mph. I also want to try the D606 when my current Pirellis Scorpion MX wear out.
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    TE310 Dual Sport Gearing

    Has anyone tried 13/40 in a TE250? Mine is a 2005 and I ride a lot on fast rural roads. I will eventually upgrade it with the 310 kit but the thing seems to last forever.
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    05 TE250 maintenance

    I know what you mean. Most of my riding mates have KTMs 450 and for some 'strange' reason, they love to change bikes with me!
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    05 TE250 maintenance

    Thanks a lot for you answer. I know it is not easy to predict what will fail or not, but some bikes are prone to certain problems, and that is what I am trying to know. Like I said before, I really like this bike and I want to keep it running well for a couple more years but I am also trying not to waste money changing good parts. Except for oil and filters, I don't do the maintenance myself and the mechanic charges by the hour... Do you still use the original cylinder?
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    05 TE250 maintenance

    My 05 TE250 is now well above 100 hours, but I don’t know exactly. The piston and valve seals were changed in May and the bike is running great but the mechanic told me the rod and bearings should be changed soon because they tend to fail (sorry if I choose the wrong words, but my English is not very good). I really like the bike and want to keep it for 2 or 3 more years, but according to the manual, half the bike should have been replaced by now! Can someone tell me which parts should really be changed to be on the safe side? Thanks!
  6. It seems targeted at 16 y/o and class B licenses (car licenses) in Europe. Just like these.
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    New AJP PR5 250

    I read somewhere that it is a Honda engine but cannot confirm.
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    New AJP PR5 250

    I don't know if they are the ones that make those components, but probably not because they are a very small company. For photos and specs of the PR5, check out their website. It is in flash so it is not easy to get photos.
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    New AJP PR5 250

    The new AJP PR5 is finally available, with a retail price of 4.850€ in Portugal (inc. 20% VAT). It is targeted to those who want an enduro bike cheap and easy to maintain.
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    2005 TE250 smoking

    That's great info! Thanks. The symptoms are similar in my bike. I took it to the mechanic today and he is going to open the engine and see what it needs. Hopefully it will need just a new piston but if the cylinder is in bad shape, maybe the Athena kit is a better option.
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    2005 TE250 smoking

    The Athena kit is tempting but very expensive! The cheapest I found online is this one. Did you get yours in Spain?
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    2005 TE250 smoking

    Hi, Last week I took the bike for service. Most things were ok, including valve clearance and engine compression. However, the mechanic said the oil level was a bit low (again) and the bike is making too much white smoke, even when properly warmed. He advised me to replace the piston and valve seals. I am in doubt if the piston change alone will be enough to keep the engine running for a couple of years, or if I should replace other things, like the rod or the crankshaft bearings. The rest of the bike is in very good shape and I think it is worth to spend a bit extra cash to guarantee it will last a few more years. Any thoughts on this? Thanks.
  13. I have done it before, but the bike is in a communal garage and there are no conditions to work there.
  14. Hello, Tomorrow I am dropping my TE250 at the dealer for service. I bought the bike one year ago and took it to a guy who is a KTM dealer but has some experience with Husqvarnas. He changed all the fluids, checked compression (was ok) and valves (intake was a bit tight). Since then I have changed oil and filter each 500 km / 300 miles but last time it was a bit short of oil. Except tires and battery, everything on the bike is original. This is the list I am giving to the mechanic, if any of you can think of something else, please let me know. To change: oil, oil filter, air filter To check: brake pads, wheel bearings, transmission, engine compression, valves Thanks!
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    2005 TE250 overcharging the battery

    My mechanical an electrical skills are very limited and I have tried everything I could with no success. I am going on vacations now and left the bike at my mechanics shop. He supplied the regulators I mentioned before and is also intrigued about this problem. He says it could be a wiring issue and he's going to check the bike's electrical system. I hope the problem is solved when I return. Thank you both for your help.
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