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  1. Ok...I know this thread is a little old...but I just want to make sure you're not overlooking something obvious. The 16 has 3 map settings on the button the handlebar next to the throttle. When the bike is idling and in neutral...give a quick press of the button and see how many times it flashes. If it flashes twice...it's on the slowest map. 3 times is the "mx" fastest map...wakes it up considerably. Map 1 is what they call "normal" and is sluggish as well. Not trying to insult your intelligence but it sounds like it's your first bike with mapping on the handlebar and nothing has been mentioned about it yet. Sending your ECU out to be re-mapped can give a little more power as some places claim to have better mapping then stock. Good luck!
  2. No spark issues are frustrating. Sounds like you guys have done about everything. Did you run the length of connections and look for a wire possibly grounding out against frame/etc?
  3. I guess if they incorporate handlebar mirrors in motocross you could tell the number easier at a quick glance in your mirror. Aside from that...I don't see the point.
  4. Looks like MXR scored big! I bought my riding buddy a new Pro Circuit T4 slip on. His old one is beat up and loud as hell...I'm sure the packing is shot. We'll be testing that out on the ride in a few days.
  5. Just wondering what you folks are getting as presents this year. Last year I got a new Fox V2 helmet, jersey, gloves, pants...so this year is a little lighter. Just getting a couple pairs of riding pants and some misc. parts for the bikes and a few tools. An Athena 300 big bore kit for my Husky was on my wishlist...but it's a little pricey for this time of year so it will be for my birthday in Feb...maybe...lol. I'm off all next week so I plan on getting out Wednesday or Thursday. Merry Christmas!!
  6. Thanks! I really want to put an Athena 300 big bore on it. It's pricey and it's running pretty much perfect right now...don't want to screw the pooch since I've never done a big bore myself before. Itching to try though. Maybe when this piston/cylinder is done I will go for it...might be awhile though.
  7. I do have one...but thanks man...much appreciated!
  8. It does feel like a tall bike...I'm 5'11 and I feel pretty good on it. I would probably feel better if it was an inch or so lower. I knew the 04's had some valve issues when I was looking for a green sticker Husky...so I steered away from that year.
  9. I replaced the steering head bearings earlier this year. They were original and the bottom one pressed onto the stem was rusted on there and a major pain to get off! It's a safe bet the lower shock bolt/linkage bearings are pretty toasty if the steering head is any indicator. I haven't got to them yet. Thanks for the tip!
  10. Actually...all Husky TC 250's are green sticker from 2004-2010! I was originally looking for an x-lite (08-10) for my green sticker bike...but they rarely come up for sale. When this one showed up with super low hours...I grabbed it. Still had the original tires/chain/sprockets/brakes on it.
  11. Great bike! If you get bored watching my average riding skills...skip to the 7:40 mark and check out the crash reel. (it's short)
  12. I've been riding this bike for awhile now...and it makes a great trail bike. I think Husky originally marketed this as a MX bike...and it got a bad rap because of that. It is heavier and not as fast as other offerings in the 2005 motocross category, but it really does make a good trail bike. I have a 2016 CRF250r that I use for racing...but still enjoy my trail time on the Husky. My buddy has a 2005 CRF250X...and the Husky has a lot more going for it IMO. Even though on paper the Husky is 7 pounds lighter, the CRF250X "feels" lighter when riding it. I think the CRF has it's weight more balanced and lower where the Husky feels a little top heavy. Other than that, the Husky wins out in power and it's 5 speed vs the CRF's 6 speed...you are shifting a bit less and it has good bottom and mid. To me...I like that it doesn't have a headlight/taillight since I don't ride at night. Whenever I go to the OHV parks...I have never seen another one out there, so I feel special...lol. Pro's: Easy to work on Reliable Bottom end is somewhat over built for a 250...they used the same bottom for their 450's & 510's...easily handle a big bore Power is better than a CRF250x Green sticker bike...ride all year long (this is huge for us California folks) Here's a video with some clips of her in action. If you get bored watching my average riding skills...skip to the 7:40 mark and check out the crash reel. (it's short)
  13. More Necro...but the article and the interviews of the riders seem to place it at Hangtown...not Sears Point: https://www.mxworksbike.com/index.php/history/mx-history/116-the-ama-claiming-rule-controversy
  14. You should be able to in the big bike support class...that's how it works with the Bay chapter.
  15. Oh yeah...it's got it's hooks in me pretty good! My plan is to try and race a full season next year...about 15 races. If I can remain uninjured of course.