We had countless hours on our tired Husky TC250 engine. We left the engine virtually stock when we went through the engine,
save for the piston. We installed a forged Wiseco Pro-Lite piston with a titanium-nitrate coated ring for some added oomph.
We took our stock hubs and sent them over to Dubya USA to have them go through
their Cerakote polymer-ceramic coating for a durable and fresh new look.
months later, after the Austrian engi-
neers read our 2017 Husky TC250 test,
they called and said that there was
a simple solution to the Husqvarna’s
jetting issues. They told us to stop
running Maxima K2 at 40:1 and switch
to 60:1. We didn’t want to do it, but
they insisted that it would make the
stock Mikuni purr. So, we put the jetting back to stock and the Austrians
did their homework. It was spot-on. A
60:1 fuel mixture is 2. 13 ounces of oil
per gallon of gas.
As for the handling, which we didn’t
have any major issues with, it felt like
we could get it a little more spot-on.
We put 23mm-offset Ride Engineering
triple clamps on (stock is 22mm) and
put a 1mm-longer link on to lower
the rear. We like the WP AER 48mm
forks, but the light front end of a two-stroke makes them feel like they don’t
track as well as the four-stroke models. We noted a tendency to bounce
around in the braking bumps, so we
sent the forks and shock to Factory
Connection, who is a WP-authorized