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  1. divemaster5734

    Lemon TE250i? What to do?

    Dang, there's another $1000.....
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    Lemon TE250i? What to do?

    Word is from a service tech that 2020 on will be TPI only.
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    Lemon TE250i? What to do?

    What I miss beyond anything else is the smell of bean oil in the morning Didn't realize it was synthetic oil only until after I got at home, I'm going to try a capful of blendall n the gas tank just to get that smell.
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    Lemon TE250i? What to do?

    Total disclosure, I also run a 205 YZ250 that was pimped out by Yamaha, then Jeff Slavin Racing. It was one of the Yamaha factory team bikes, who had Slavin do the machine work, it still has his engraved signature on each side of the head. Then someone in Colorado got it from Yamaha and finished it up with Hammerhead pedals, Boysen reed, and every other top end enhancement. It has a Keinin FCR38 carb, I have only had to open it up once in three years, and that was because I loaned it to a friend who used pump gas, so I opened it up just because. I run an SV650S on asphalt track, as well as 6 other various bikes, and am anal about the gas, it's usually a home brew mix of race gas, non-ethanol pump, and bean oil. So I agree about the jetting statement. But there's more to the FI. It mixes at about 80/1, instead of the 40/1 premix. Also, because of the ECU it gets better performance with increased mileage. Even running rich I stayed right next to a 2017 TE300, and even pulled ahead near the end, but that could be due to I just stayed on a little longer. I'm thinking once they start getting these EFI's dialed in, they will be able to release a c prom update, and get even better performance. Besides, once the tune is set, it will never have to be adjusted, even after splitting the case to replace the internals after wearing out. Theres always going to be a glitch or two with new tech, but they have been fuel injecting 4 strokes for decades. It's the identical system in the 2 strokes, except for the ECU, throttle bodies, and then transfer ports and such. I figured the problems would be minor, and so far that has held true. If this was the first FI anything, I would have never even considered it. Just my 2 cents worth...
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    Lemon TE250i? What to do?

    Only know them from parts and service departments, but they have been fair with me. Their prices are close enough to internet for me to not be bothered by sticker shock, and the service I got was done 1 1/2 days before they promised it. The guy at the service desk, Jim, is honest. Knows a lot about a lot of bikes, but will stop me if I get too model deep and say that's a specialist's question. I appreciate that, and respect the integrity.
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    Lemon TE250i? What to do?

    I put colored tape on the fuel jugs and printed "Mixed" on one, "High Octo" on the 2nd, and "Pump" on third. Am going to miss the 123 pump in the pits at Pacific Raceway, can mix it 3/1 with street pump and still get 105. Only bring the mixed one if I take out the YZ, but that's going back to MX set up minus the 19" rear. Just in case...lol
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    Lemon TE250i? What to do?

    Really glad you posted. I thought the clutch drag was normal as that was also from day one, and I assumed the 1 mile on the odometer was put on by the set up crew, so an obvious abnormality would be caught. As long as I keep it above idle it's OK, not a huge issue but has made a couple more difficult single track obstacles a little interesting if I'm not paying attention. I haven't taken it out since the repair except to test out a Scotts damper I just installed, so I don't know if the adjusted idle will cure it. Just a 1/2 block run down the street, but could feel the extra power from the tune. Where did you get yours from? Bremmerton Power Sports sold it, but lost their Husky cert. I went to Tacoma Motorsports for the follow up, they seemed to be pretty good and knew what they were doing.
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    Lemon TE250i? What to do?

    Update: I just got a call from Tacoma Motorsports. Husqvarna contacted them today and authorized the repair. The invoice will be refunded to my card. So here I am, feeling a little stupid. My only weak excuse is I picked up a nasty cold last week, so have been sitting at home pissed off I'm taking time off and not using it to ride, and nothing else to think about except my extreme addiction to dirt riding. I posted this topic without giving the wheels of a large corporation enough time to turn. When I'm right, I'll fight like a possessed mad dog, but when I'm wrong, I'll man up. I was wrong in my assumption. My apologies to Husqvarna. And, my sincere thanks.
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    Lemon TE250i? What to do?

    Appreciate the question, that could be a possible blunder. That said, I can't imagine the person who would buy a fuel injected, bike only to pour in premix, I'm thinking that might take a special level of duh. It turned out to be an couple laptop adjustments. One was an air tube throttle body bypass, one was something else to do with mixture, and then idle speed. Actually, the synthetic oil recommended is $20 a quart. Thinking about it, almost everything is about $20. Spark plug, $24, gear oil, $25, injector oil $20. But then, the smile you get from cracking the throttle and enjoying more power all the way up the entire curve, that's priceless. That said, a couple weeks ago I did 65 miles in Tahua, double and single track, and don't think I even used a gallon of gas. Everyone crashed, I was the only one that didn't break anything, and my only mistake was finding a tree with my handlebar. Top of 2nd, missed a turn, hit the tree about 25 MPH. Got launched 10' in the air, put a 6" mark on the tree, and aside from my hydro pack pressure valve dumping water, just got back up. The Cycra bark-busters paid for themselves, I don't think the stock ones would have protected the throttle or my hand the same way.
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    Lemon TE250i? What to do?

    Slightly out of focus its inside the cylinder, piston and sleeve
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    Lemon TE250i? What to do?

    I purchased my 2018 TE250i mid December 2017. The first time to took it out was Jan 1, 2018. It was 27°, snowing, and the ORV park was iced up, so I rode 1.6 miles, then spent the next 1/2 hour waiting for the truck heater to get me through the stage 1 hypothermia so I could pack it up and go home. I noticed it acted like the choke was on for several minutes after I spent 10 minutes warming it up. I called the dealer and they said it was normal, not to worry, the system will adjust itself. This issue did no go away. In 23 hours of run time I went through 4 spark plugs. I ran a mix of non-ethanol pump and 110 VP, and used the recommended BelRay oils. Last week a plug fouled after only 6 hours. The dealer I purchased it from lost their Husqvarna certification, and I took it to Tacoma Motorsports. They had it running in an hour. When I asked what it was they said they "fine tuned it" for me. I asked if that wasn't how it was supposed to be when I bought it and got no reply. I called Husqvarna and explained the issue, and requested they cover the additional cost to "repair" the bike. They called the shop, and have not bothered to reply to me. I'm mad as hell. With the time I lost from work, (1/2 day off to take it in and 1/2 day off to pick it up), the cost of five spark plugs ($25 each), and the $160 repair bill, I could have a 2019 TE300i that ran correctly from the first day. I ran a bore camera down the plug hole, and took some pictures of the massive carbon deposits coating the piston, and sides of the transfer ports. I have a 2005 YZ250 that hasn't been opened up in 8 years that looks better than my 23 hour old top of the line Husqvarna. I love the bike, especially after the additional $1500 worth of extras I've installed, steering damper, pipe guard, Kenya tires with tubliss, better link, etc), and I'm sure I'm going to love it even more after I finally burn out all that massive carbon from the incorrect dealer adjustment. In discussing operating procedure with dealer #2 I discovered that dealer #1 didn't even tell me the correct TPI starting procedure. I'm amazed Husqvarna has decided to ignore the issue. The whole reason I dropped that kind of money down on a dirt bike was for the worry free operation. I trusted Husqvarna, and Husqvarna repaid my trust with incompetency, apathy, and arrogance. It isnt the money so much as it is the principal. Here they are saying they have a motorcycle thats worry free operation, easy and low maintenance, (the air filter is very easy to access to clean after every ride, and the gear oil can be drained with the skid plate in place, I put a SXS on), just trust the Husky name, after all, they care. So here I am, my piston is caked with crap, I have spent thousands above the purchase price, (either direct cost or lost income), and Husqvarna is acting like they just don't give a rats ass that their flagship motorcycle, this next generation of 2 stroke, was delivered to a customer in sub-standard condition. The spark plug shown has 15 minutes of run time, the dealer installed it when they hooked up a laptop to troubleshoot. You can see the massive carbon buildup in the cylinder. I have wiped out at least twice on single track due to the low idle causing the bike to stall at the worst possible time. I wiped out at least once when there was an unexpected rev due to running rich, that time was on a boulder at the top of a nasty hill climb and for no reason the bike just launched itself. I'm hoping to shame Husky into doing the right thing if they have no honor. To be honest, I'm shocked speechless at the whole thing.
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    Which GPS?

    It's time to quit depending on a cell phone for gps guidance, they are way too fragile, even with a Otter Box, and way too fickle. I was looking at various models, and was wondering which brand/model is most widely used by single trackers? I'm not super tech savvy, and wear readers, so the bigger the screen and simplest to operate while offering reliable and accurate operation, plus being able to share trails with other riders. Thanks in advance.
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    One last weekend Tahuya ride.

    Forgot how much I freaking hate moving. Whats SDR? Been having fun getting lost and finding my way back, but almost ran over a hiker that stepped into my path. It's only a matter of time before I tangle with a pedal bike or hiker. 30 minutes is nothing, anything up north was 2 hours or more. There's nothing like a 2 or 3 hour drive home after a day of crashing on single track to test your will to stay awake and drive..
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    One last weekend Tahuya ride.

    I just bought a home at Lake Saint Claire. I dont know the area much at all. Thought I was going to live near Shelton and bought a '18 Riders membership, but the drive would have been too much. I wonder if I could get some location advice? I am intermediate, but will be soon joined by adult son, who is beginner. Thanks you.
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    Riding near Chehalis, WA?

    Have never heard of either one of those areas will have to go check them out sometime but they're pretty far away, about 80 miles. Went and found some logging roads to get my blendal fix. Just started a new job in Olympia, so I'm looking for a place strategically located to be as close to as many different writing areas as possible.
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