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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => Husqvarna => Topic started by: Wilcarski on April 21, 2018, 01:12:09 pm

Title: Husqvarna TE300 skitchish front end ???
Post by: Wilcarski on April 21, 2018, 01:12:09 pm
Husky dogs and other interested riders.......

So I got myself a low mileage Te300 and have been riding a 2 smoke after 30 years of  life, since last I raced mx as a teenager.

Initially I put it down to fitness and being an idiot in the sand, but it seems the further I down the line (and over the whoops) that
something else is brewing.

Yesterday whilst riding at the sand quarry at Macassar as a newby, the guys started ragging about the loose front end on several
Husky models. All but the 125 and very top end I think it was said, and this kind of confirmed my experience.

What happens is that you will ride rough terrain where the shocks take a lot of impact like whoops for instance, and suddenly the front end
will dart left or right unpredictably, as if to go into a tank-slap-type feeling.

I did some internet research and it seems to be a common occurrence,  and most guys found that an upgrade of the front suspension improves
or solves the problem, depending on what you can affort.

Anyone here had this and remedied the problem?

Please let me know.........



 
Title: Re: Husqvarna TE300 skitchish front end ???
Post by: superfoxi on April 21, 2018, 08:15:10 pm
Those Husqvarna Explore WP forks are known for that.
I have a good setting that will improve it a lot.
Just send me a message if you are interested.
Title: Re: Husqvarna TE300 skitchish front end ???
Post by: BuRP on May 03, 2018, 12:07:29 pm
Anyone here had this and remedied the problem?

A Scotts steering damper would sort such out in an instant, dunno...  ;)
Title: Re: Husqvarna TE300 skitchish front end ???
Post by: Motties on May 03, 2018, 01:08:34 pm
Anyone here had this and remedied the problem?

A Scotts steering damper would sort such out in an instant, dunno...  ;)
Personally, I don't like the palstic KTM's without a damper.