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I have a 2008 Te250 Husqvarna, it's brand new as I only have 6 hours on it, when riding on the road the bike starts to shimmy or wobble at about 50km/hr, the wobble increases as I go faster, does anyone know what the problem might be? It just feels unstable.... also, does anyone know where I can find a worksop manual for this bike?, thanks.....

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  • bklikenterpr Apr 20, 2009

    Tom, Psw, thanks to you both for your quick follow-ups. The thing is I'm 5 hours to the nearest dealer each way and 2 ferry rides.... it would cost me a considerable buck to get there and back with the bike. I was hoping to solve the problem myself... the tires are aggressive knobby's, but they are michelin enduro, rated for the street.... I lifted the bike and ran a straightedge under the tires,,, the middle of both front and back line up within a few mm. I tried running the bike wheel while lifted and the chain skipped all over, maybe it's because the weight is not on the bike.. ,... do you guys think it's just a balance problem? any other suggestions to avoid the trip to the dealer? Thanks so much..



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What tires are you running? If they are nobbies and your running on the street they do tend be not as stable as road tires. If you just bought the bike take it back to the dealer under warrenty and have them check the balance on the tires. As far as a the manual goes just google your year and make of bike and manual, lots of places will show up.

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  • Scott Apr 20, 2009

    If the chain jumps all over you have to much slack in the chain and need to adjust it. It also sounds like the tires are not properly aligned. It sounds like the dealer did a lousy job setting up your bike call and raise hell. Some dealers will come and pick it up for free.


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Take it back to the dealer or any other dealer. It is under warranty. Take your sales receipt or other documentation with you to prove you just bought it new. The dealer can get you a service manual.

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  • tombones Apr 20, 2009

    My first suggestion is that you move to the city. I envy the country life though. Considering the ferry rides, are you in Scotland? Call the dealer and discuss the problem. Get him on your side. Anyone else with the same bike have the same problem? Get his suggestions and see what he would be willing to do.Would he pay the ferry fees? Trade you for a less aggressive tire? I think the thought that ' psw5' had about the knobby tires not being a street tire was valid. Wish I were there to check the run-out of the rims with a dial gauge. Are the nuts on the axles and steering hub tjght? The rims should be true. Is there any place near you that could check and balance the tires?



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