Luke, thanks. I'll check out that site you sent.
On YouTube I've seen the TE610 go through some amazing stuff, so it looks like the bigger cc is the way to go.
It depends, a 250F will kick a 450's but in the REALLY gnarly tight stuff. A heavy bike will really give you a work out if you plan on doing some serious off roading. If you're going to take mostly open trails, fire roads, desert riding, or you plan on riding more roads than dirt, the 610 is the ticket.
I don't know about any of the dealers in TX. Hall's Cycles
, Up-Tite Husqvarna (he runs teams of Huskys in the Baja 500 and 1000), and Bottones
are all great Husky dealers. I get most of my stuff from Bottone's and Halls, they usually have everything I need in stock and shipping takes a day or two. Not as easy as driving to your local shop, but when you call you get a real pro on the phone who knows his stuff, not some pimple faced punk with out a clue who could care less.
Here's a direct link to the Husky 4 stroke section on Thumpertalk
Don't forget to shop around, KTM make nice bikes, an old XR650 might get the job done, Aprillia is making some fast twins... and of course, there's the KLR650.
Me? I'm keeping my Husky. It's one comfy bad ass fast as heck dirt bike and it hasn't ever let me down on the trails.