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  1. Here is some info for those of you in so cal/inland empire: U.S. Senators: Barbara Boxer (909) 888-8525 http://boxer.senate.gov/ Dianne Feinstein (310) 914-7300 http://www.senate.gov/~feinstein/ U.S. Representatives: District Offices Congressional District 43 Ken Calvert (951) 784-4300 http://calvert.house.gov/ California Government: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (Regional Office) (951) 680-6860 http://gov.ca.gov/ State Senator Bob Dutton, 31st District 909-466-4180, Fax 909-466-4185 8577 Haven Avenue, Suite 210 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 http://republican.sen.ca.gov/web/31/ Assemblyman John Benoit, 64th District 1223 University Avenue, Ste. 230 Riverside, CA 92507 (951) 369-6644, Fax (951) 369-0366 http://republican.assembly.ca.gov/members/index.asp?Dist=64&Lang=1 Assemblyman Ray Haynes, 66th District 24375 Jackson Street, Ste. E211 Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 698-2158, Fax (916) 319-2166 http://republican.assembly.ca.gov/members/index.asp?Dist=66&Lang=1 Assemblyman Todd Spitzer, 71st District 1940 N. Tustin St., #102 Orange, CA 92865 (714) 998-0980, Fax (714) 744-6979 http://republican.assembly.ca.gov/members/index.asp?Dist=71&Lang=1 Riverside County Board of Supervisors website: http://www.countyofriverside.us/portal/page?_pageid=133,304409,133_310673&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE CLERK OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 4080 LEMON STREET 1ST FLOOR, RIVERSIDE, CA 92501 (951) 955-1060
  2. I just changed my oil for the first time today (dealer did it previously and my service contract ran out). The manual states it should take 1.8 Quarts of oil if replacing the filter, 1.6 without. I was very careful to measure this precisely, but after starting the bike up for a few minutes, then checking the oil screw, it was way overfilled, probably by 1/2 of a quart. Can anyone tell me the reason for this? Am I missing something? Also, what is the best oil to use? I used Spectra 10W-50 Synthetic, which I have heard good things about.
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    Black plastic

    Since you are in the US, it is probably easier to order them from this website: www.motoplasticsus.com. They are out of California.
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    Jetting on 06 TE 250

    Thanks for the great info. I do have a feeling that there are some other minor issues here. I am going to set the carb up exactly as the JD instructions state and work my way out from there. One thing that I do notice is I do get a little exhaust leaking out of every joint on the pipe. Is this normal? Could this be causing the problem? And if the valves are off, I am going to be a little upset with the dealer. I just had it in for service and they were supposed to check this. Thanks again for the input.
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    Jetting on 06 TE 250

    JD just sent me an email that they accidentally left the leak jet out and will put it in the mail today. I believe it is supposed to help with the low range performance, so we'll see. At $75, I am definately going to try everything out that comes with the kit!
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    Jetting on 06 TE 250

    Evidently so, as I just received mine in the mail yesterday and it is already outdated! Maybe they just have some old kits they are hopefully sending out by mistake!!! I have emailed JD with this problem. Hopefully I will hear back today. Barrowbuild- I will try the blue needle, 5 down. My question to you is what "emissions crap" do you have on the 2005? As far as I know, the 2005's don't have any of the same crap as they are not street legal. I should know as my buddies brand new, smooth running stock 2005 TE 250 is sitting in my garage right next to my much more expensive 2006 that hasn't run right since I got it.
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    Jetting on 06 TE 250

    OK, so I got my JD jetting kit today and am not seeing the results I expected. I installed the red needle four lines in, a 180 Main and the 42 Pilot (did not come with a leak jet!!!), and adjusted the fuel screw 1.25 out. This is exactly as the instructions call for (although they state the leak jet is included as well). It idles a little better, but still getting the backfiring when slowing and stalling wen idleing. And now I am not sure if it is running rich or lean. How can I determine this? I don't have the black smoke anymore, but it does die after letting it idle for 20 or 30 seconds and then giving it gas. The dealer had a 165 main in and their needle was 5 out, and it was way to rich. Am I just in need of some minor adjustments here? Will the leak jet help? Any advice would be appreciated.
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    Jetting on 06 TE 250

    Can anyone tell me what jetting I should be running on the 2006 TE250 (live in So Cal)? The dealer can't seem to get it right, so I am just going to do it myself. There latest attempt was with a 168 main and a 42 pilot, but still no luck. Or is this just a fuel screw adjustment? If so, any ideas of how to get to it? That thing is impossible to get to! Thanks!
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    Tell me what is wrong with Husqvarnas?

    Cowboy Bob: Totally agree with what you are saying about the dealers. But in my recent experience, about 90% of all motorcycle salespeople are jerks that are trying to rip you off no matter what brand you are looking at. Do you agree?
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    2006 TE250 Flooding and Stalling

    Thanks for all the great information guys. The bike went in to the shop today, and I will post the resolution to my problem when I get the bike back. You guys are right, the reason I went with a new bike was the warranty, so the dealer can deal with the headaches and not me. I'll hold off on the emissions stuff for now.
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    Tell me what is wrong with Husqvarnas?

    There is nothing wrong with the Husqvarnas. They build a good bike and I am very happy with my TE250. The problem is their marketing. It's terrible!!! I had no idea Husky was coming out with the street legal 2006 TE's until visiting a local dealer who had them on the shop floor (they have three on the floor now- so I don't think supply and demand is an issue). It goes back to the old saying, "You have to spend money to make money." Obviously, Husky spent some money on R & D, but if you don't market it correctly, there is going to be no demand for it, dealers don't want it because it doesn't sell, and no one wants to make aftermarket products for it because no one is riding it. If Husky is ever going to become a major player in the US, they have to get more US riders on them at national and local events (maybe through their contigency program which looks to be on the rise), and increase their advertising dollars to let people know they are here. Hopefully they are already looking in this direction!!!
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    Whats in the 06 box?

    I just bought the 2006 TE250 about 6 weeks ago at Malcolm Smith's in Riverside and it didn't come with either. I was at the dealer ready to pull the trigger on the Suzuki DRZ as well, but slept on it and decided the Husky was the bike I really wanted. The extra 40 pounds and the immediate need to replace the tires, pipe, gas tank and other random stuff on the DRZ 400 sold me on the Husky TE 250. I am VERY happy with it so far other than a little flooding issue I am having, but the service department at MS seems to think they can take care of it and I am taking it in tomorrow. I'll let you know the results of the problem in case you encounter it as well.
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    2006 TE250 Flooding and Stalling

    Thanks for the advice. My next question is exactly which emissions stuff should I remove? I have no experience with what this stuff is, and if I need to re-route any hoses etc. I think that black canister on the left front side of the bike (under the tank) can come off, but what else? I am trying to get the dealer to do this so I don't have to mess with it, but they are a little hesitant for some reason now.
  14. I bought a 2006 TE 250 about a month ago, and after breaking it in with a few easy rides, I took it out today and rode it a little harder (a few little jumps and some burms). After a while of this it started flooding itself when idling and backfiring (at least what I assume to be flooding due to the backfires). I called the dealer and he stated that it is because of all the emissions stuff on the 06's, and that after a fair amout of "hard" riding (sharp turns and jumping) that flooding is a possibility because it is set-up for more mid-range, level riding. He also said that if I wanted to take some this emissions stuff off, they could do it and it may eliminate the problem (of course I have to tell them it won't be used on public highways if they do remove it!). Has anyone else had this problem yet? Is the dealer correct or is it just a simple carb adjustment? Should I look into taking some emissions stuff off, and if so, what parts? Maybe different jets? Or should I just take it back to the dealer and tell them to make it run right?!!! I was hoping to keep the bike as stock as possible, but if the emissions stuff has to go to be able to ride it aggressively from time to time, I guess I'll have to make the adjustments. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!