"But if the 610TE is as good as I've heard a big tank and more comfortable seat could force me into making an uncomfortable decision...."
U ain't kidding ... I'm at that point now..If my new Renazco seat does for the TE610 what it did for the 950 I *might* sell that 950. I rode 240+ miles last weekend on a route I usually take the 950. Dirt roads, 4x4 , curvey roads and fwy. I'll be lying if I said the 950 was more fun. Plus I threw in lots of single track. It's that good.
With the TE610 I don't worry about taking it somewhere beyond my ability. Less reason to turn back. I don't sweat $1500 tanks, body work. I guess the 950 has become the bike for the known unknowns. The Husky goes further - I guess it's the real "ADVENTURE " bike. Decision$....