2011 TXC 250 its short life

Discussion in 'Husqvarna (Pre KTM)' started by jays400exc, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. jays400exc

    jays400exc C level Member
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    The short life of this bike started just a little over 26 hrs. The happiness and joy of what is suppose to be a new bike. All Rag's had nothing bad to say so the deed was done and the bike is home.
    Round 1 no power have to scream the guts out of it, this made the 125 feel like a well tuned 450 and differently not a Husky. So into the forums we go, 12 port Kawasaki, done, JD tuner done its a bit better. Back to the dealer for a reprogram, remove the JD as per Dealer. Seems to run fine, but how can one tell riding in a circle! Another 1.5 hrs ride home so what 3hrs round trip we all do this every day after spending our money on the latest and greatest (that right Husky). Well to keep this going 4 more round trips and the JD is now hooked up by the Dealer so we can have some adjustments with the OMG EFI greatness! This bike reminds me of an XR250 Honda. Well under 10 hrs so far what a gutless piece. TK goodness for EFI!
    Round 2 now the bike starts and will die (POS) with any gas given to it. Back to the dealer(He is doing his best) for this POS. What is wrong I say the fuel pump is gone no problem, they put a new one on, great they have done many seems to be an issue HUSKY! Well the bike is back and is still not running great, it flames out as it going down the trail, I think it just want to kill me.
    Round 3 I get ahold of Husky USA, (WADE LPOS remember this I know his real name too) tell all this too, you need to get the UP GRADE KIT (module/12port) not a fix for this POS UPGRADE! But seeing that I had all of these issues we (HUSKY) will take care of this for you. Here the good one, dont take it to your dealer take it to an other one (only 5 hrs round trip away) they are better equip for this, so sure I take the ride. 3 weeks later an almost $400 later LPOS WADE (have it recorded too) never told this dealer anything about it being covered so out this and time and gas this is getting out of control, but the bike is home again.
    Round 4 the temp changed and issues returned, called the new dealer the 5 hrs round trip one (also a great help) the bike is popping and spitting, heres the kicker after the UPGRADE put the JD back on WHAT!!!! So I do, the setting a lean once the the JD on gives me some setting to try and wow the bike is running great. Finally, this lasted for 2 rides an adjustment here and there but it was working, now for what this was started for.
    Round 5 Its Now Very Hard Starting does matter if its cold or hot cant get to start with ether changed the plug, now it not running AGAIN, what dealer should I call or does any one have a Idea This is just getting too old for me. HELP!!!!!!
     
  2. Andy Winters

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    Jay, sorry to hear of your troubles, it really reminds me of my Husaberg EFI nightmares....I ended up selling the bike and going back to a carborated KTM. EFI just isn't ready for dirt bikes....I don't care what brand!

    I say sell it and follow your username to your next bike!
     
  3. Dave.Smtih

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    My Keihin equipped Honda is spot on. Mikuni and whoever KTM/Berg uses don't appear ready for prime time. I guess that's why Husky is switching to Keihin.
     
  4. Hurricane

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    Wow sorry to hear about the trouble with your bike. I have to say that I haven't heard many issues if any with the jap EFI and they have been around a while now. Good luck selling that beauty. Once you get it running again I would put the for sale sign on it or trade it in.
     
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    Honestly, there are a few of the bikes that they should just buy back from the owners. Some of them you just can't seem to fix. They are true lemons. Sorry to hear you have one.
     
  6. jays400exc

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    After a few years of working this out, finally have it running great. Had alot of issues with this bike for a few years for sure. After 120hrs and not running like it should , did a top end job carbon was every were do to poor running condition. This and the fact that the E3 plug was a cause. The bike is now running much better. The last fix was to replace the fuel filter that a dealer put in it. This filter was a plastic one which gave the bike a issue of running great than all of sudden not to. Replaced with a metal one and now all is well, this sure was a learning experience for me. The last 3 weekend have been fantastic.
     
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    Good news on the bike, sucks it took 120 hours to get it right.
     
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    The E3 plug was an issue? How did u figure that out and what issues were directly related?
     
  9. jays400exc

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    Well the bike for the 1st 120hrs was never running right. Always popping running like Shi!. If you ran it hard it was ok, but no power. Even the 2 dealers that it was at never replaced the the plug. All they keep doing was changing the program and it would work alittle bit better but not great. Always seem to be lean. One of the dealer even said that was as good as it gets. This dealer was the one that Husky told me to take it too. Great support for sure. This is also not the only one in our group which were all running great compared to this one. Than one day with it apart again, I changed the plug for kicks and giggles. The bike was still running bad but for the 1st time it was running better. The bike was getting cleaned out, about about 15 mins it was running good, nat as good as the other husky bikes in the group but better. When the season ended that was when i went for the top end job, and boy was it carbon up.
     
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    Interesting. I will stow that knowledge cuz it may come in handy for that head scratcher. With all the carbon build up that was from lean? I always thought that would occure with a rich condition, learning new things :D
     
  11. jays400exc

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    No, IMO it was from all the unburned fuel that was being dumped into the motor. In a lean condition you would not see any or very little carbon build up. The bike has been running great for the last 4 weekends. It really is a great bike, it was a shame that no dealer could figure out the cause. I just didn't want to give up on it, the chassis and suspension is one of best bone stock that I have every ridden.
     
  12. jays400exc

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    Well it still going strong, but did have a issue with a fall in the rocks. The fork leg had some metal taken out of it causing the fork to leak. Took apart to size up the issue. Polished with some diamond paste to smooth out the marks. After a few rides leaking again. Did find a fix without getting a new fork leg. A little epoxy layered over the groove and sanded smooth, work like a charm. Thanks Allen S, see what endurocross willl teach you.
     

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