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Old 08-27-2007, 04:51 PM   #1546
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Electrical stuff for big lights

Go to google and have it find a website called eastern beaver. He's a canadian guy selling electrical bits out of Japan. Read up on using his minature relays to power big headlights. His suggestions are simple. Use the existing HI/lo wiring to trigger minature high amperage relays. Then create a fat large gage feed wire (fused right at the battery)directly from the battery to the area behind the headlight. That minimizes voltage drops, and takes the "strain" off the existing system in terms of amperage. When & if I find the headlight of my dreams for the 610, this is the wiring route I'll take. The husky wiring is pitiful. I've seen similar tricks done on pass cars for rally stuff...you'd be amazed what 1 volt improvement does to brighten a headlight. For example, an F150 electrical system runs at about 14.1 volts...but out at the headlight, with skimpy wiring like Husky...it's 13 or less.
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:56 PM   #1547
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regarding running all of the vent lines up...that might work fine especially if you don't jump, you will notice two of them are lowers, and two upppers, as they exit the carb. They are in pairs, I believe teed together and the design is for one set to go down (lowers) to drain, and the other set to go up and vent. Old dirt bikes had fewer vent lines, but would bog on jump landings due to fuel momentarilly plugging the lines and preventing proper pressure equalization...and the Tee fittings with extra lines was the remedy.

Of course, emissions regs say that none of this can vent to the atmosphere directly, at lest in california.
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:12 PM   #1548
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I tried a thread search, but it's not working right now, so I'll ask: What's the idle speed supposed to be? Once my bike's warmed up, it's idling 2500-2600 rpm. This seems excessive to me, but I thought I'd ask the group. I couldn't find any reference in the owners manual other than how to adjust it.

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Old 08-28-2007, 05:15 PM   #1549
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I tried a thread search, but it's not working right now, so I'll ask: What's the idle speed supposed to be? Once my bike's warmed up, it's idling 2500-2600 rpm. This seems excessive to me, but I thought I'd ask the group. I couldn't find any reference in the owners manual other than how to adjust it.

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Way too high. Bring her down to between 1400-1600 rpm and she'll love you for it.
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:27 PM   #1550
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I tried a thread search, but it's not working right now, so I'll ask: What's the idle speed supposed to be? Once my bike's warmed up, it's idling 2500-2600 rpm. This seems excessive to me, but I thought I'd ask the group. I couldn't find any reference in the owners manual other than how to adjust it.

Anyone?

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Old 08-28-2007, 07:19 PM   #1551
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so far i'm chasing mine a bit, it wanders around...can let it sit there and idle, and it goes up and down enough to easilly hear it. Not a big concern, and jetting quite sorted yet.
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:07 AM   #1552
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If you idle is drifting you may have a “hanging idle” caused by a lean condition in the idle circuit. To fix that you need to get a screw driver on the fuel mixture screw on the bottom front of the carburetor and back the fuel mixture screw out 1/8 to ¼ turns.

Backing the fuel screw out 1/8 turn on my bike also fixed the 4500 rpm lean surge that many people here have complained about on the TE610.
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Old 08-29-2007, 07:23 AM   #1553
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so far i'm chasing mine a bit, it wanders around...can let it sit there and idle, and it goes up and down enough to easilly hear it. Not a big concern, and jetting quite sorted yet.
2 lean, adjust fuel screw or change pilot jet

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Old 08-29-2007, 09:44 AM   #1554
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Although the suggested idle adjust was not addressed to me, I'll make it and ride Sat and Sun & find out. Mine seems to do that, but I blamed it on low mileage (I'm only up to 300 or so). The carb is untouched at the moment...but I have all the bits suggested to make the carb spectacular...but am too lazy to do it.

By the way I have a spare Utah sport bashplate...new...cheap...just PM me!
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:20 PM   #1555
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Ed,
First in line about the skid plate. PM'd you.

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Old 08-29-2007, 01:43 PM   #1556
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A picture of my Husky with the Buell headlight, I like the way it looks, will hopefully find out how much better it is at night in the next few days


Forgive me for not having a 610 LOL, but you guys might like to do the conversion.
P.S. click on pic for larger view
Update on the Buell light
It makes a huge difference between the factory 35 watt light & 55 watt on the Buell, I'm quite happy with the modification & the price wasn't too bad, not as good as what I hear you guys in the States get, but not bad at all

Now I have a question for those in the know,,,,, Is the 07 rear rack under support the same as the 06??? For some reason the 07's are in stock, the 06's are on back order
I would have figured they'd be the same with identical part #'s

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Old 08-29-2007, 02:19 PM   #1557
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Anybody notice the play in the clutch basket? I've got the side cover off to check the nut that doesn't get tightened and don't like the amount of play in the bushing for the clutch basket.

Valves checked right on, pain to get to. A bazillion rub points on everything, wiring pinched under radiator mount, radiator hoses with spots that will rub though given time. I don't have time right now for a full go through, but these things need it bad. Oh yeah, rear brake hose will rub through on the case if you don't do something about it.

I think I have the air filter problem cured. The split hose I put on the filter cage is putting enough pressure on the filter to make a seal.
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:10 PM   #1558
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[quote=jambie]I tried a thread search, but it's not working right now, so I'll ask: What's the idle speed supposed to be?

Jambie - Just a mention about your high idle......It's pretty easy to accidently pull out the red "hot start" choke knob and not notice it. It will stay in the "pulled out" position and cause a high idle, and some low speed surging.
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:57 PM   #1559
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I flipped thru the owners manual...to find NADA!! on idle speed!
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:04 PM   #1560
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Halogen bulb for husky

IF the stock TE610 bulb base is a BA20D......and it for sure is an oddball, I found 2 bulbs of interest at www.mopedshop.com.
a 45/40 watt conventional bulb, $6.60, and a 45/40 halogen bulb, $17.60.
My seat of the pants bets it's better than stock, but probably not too hot to melt the reflector unless you plod along at trials speeds in hot weather. That'll be my stopgap till I get busy on the Buell Uli setup!
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