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Old 09-07-2008, 11:39 PM   #7591
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Yessir.. For some reason I had it in my head that Saxon was an easy dirt road..
Everything is an easy dirt road on a TE610. Its just a matter of speed & perspective

Yeah.. saxon can beat the crap outta ya.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:47 AM   #7592
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hi everybody,
i'm Federico from Italy. i enjoy reading your posts and i find this thread really helpful. i own an husqvarna 610 sm. reading your messages i realized that there is a big difference between the way we use the 610 in Italy and what you do in the US. we use this kind of bike mostly for really short one-day trips instead i see many of you ride it for 1000+ miles. i bet it sound strange to you ut i've never seen a 610 with luggages on it even tho i live in Milan which is near Husky's factory. so, when i think about doing a long trip with my 610 i always think about your mods and suggestions. and, as you all probably know, the biggest obstacle for long trip is the saddle. could you please tell me what are the options for a more confortable ride and also the prices if you have them?
thank you very much and please excuse my English
Federico

here is a pic of my husky with some mods.
Hi Federico,
Welcome to the group.

There are a few different seat options.

Probably the best (and most expensive - $400+) is a custom made Renazco seat.

http://www.renazco.com/

The cheapest (and ugliest) is an ATV seat cover:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=136

Or you can get some foam and a cover from here:

http://www.gutsracing.com/

and make one:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...light=seat+mod

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...ght=upholstery

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=489610
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:47 PM   #7593
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Hi Federico,
Welcome to the group.

There are a few different seat options.

Probably the best (and most expensive - $400+) is a custom made Renazco seat.
Hi ya' mutt...

Allow me to correct your price quote slightly.

Our seats start at $325 for a seat with an all vinyl cover, $350 for a cover with a suede top and vinyl sides... and top out at $400 for an all suede cover.

So you got the top end right... just needed to fill in the low end.

Thanks,
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:12 PM   #7594
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Advice anyone?

So I'm throwing on a terraflex for this coming Wed/Thur assault on in the infamous Pearl Pass / Schofield Pass (should be a hoot with full camping gear onboard )...

I changed tires about 1000 miles ago before west fest.
I put brand new bearings in at that time.
I put high-temp grease around the outside of the bearing under the dust seal.
It doesn't rain here but I do cross a lot of streams, snow melt, etc.

Why am I getting rust? I assume it has to be from the bearing balls themselves? (or is there something else that can rust in the rear wheel?)

I'd appreciate any tips/suggestions for stopping this from happening?

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Old 09-08-2008, 08:55 PM   #7595
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how about anti-seize instead of grease? It is messy but doesn't easilly wash off, especially in tight spaces.

Question for you TE610 computer gurus.

I just put a 17" SM wheel on the front in place of my 21" on a TE. Naturally, the speedo registers too high, since the front wheel is spinning faster at any given ground speed. So, following the official directions (about page 185 of this thread), I switched the setting on the computer to SM. Thinking I now had the world by the balls, I took off on a ride only to find that the computer compensated the wrong way...now it says i'm going almost twice the actual speed!

I switched back to TE mode and predictably the readout got back closer to actual, but still reads faster than I am going.

As a side note, I find it disappointing that I can buy a bicycle computer for $30 that will have a calibration setting and with the aid of a gps, I can get it dead nutz on...but the Husky computer only has two modes with no fine adjustment. Lame!

Any thoughts?
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:21 PM   #7596
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Advice anyone?

So I'm throwing on a terraflex for this coming Wed/Thur assault on in the infamous Pearl Pass / Schofield Pass (should be a hoot with full camping gear onboard )...

I changed tires about 1000 miles ago before west fest.
I put brand new bearings in at that time.
I put high-temp grease around the outside of the bearing under the dust seal.
It doesn't rain here but I do cross a lot of streams, snow melt, etc.

Why am I getting rust? I assume it has to be from the bearing balls themselves? (or is there something else that can rust in the rear wheel?)

I'd appreciate any tips/suggestions for stopping this from happening?

I've always greased the axle and have not had an issue with rust...

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Old 09-08-2008, 09:50 PM   #7597
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I did/do grease the axle as well. :(
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:58 AM   #7598
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i use a needle fitting to grease wheel bearings w/out taking them out, you may want to try this. just pry the rubber seal over a little) available from mcmaster-carr, and plugs onto your grease gun. i spin and check, then grease my wheel bearings yearly. you might want to do this every few hundred miles or so, depending on water crossings. also, try to find a good waterproof grease, there are some greases made to lubricate in wet conditions. calc your wheel rpm prior to search.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:18 AM   #7599
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Had a great day riding the husky today, even though it bucked me off towards the end of the ride right on my face! Glad I was wearing that fullface because I, and the Husky, landed in a pretty nasty pile of rocks.. Both of us came out with only bruises thankfully.







A little too close to the oil pump, eh? Looks like the damage to the cover was made from the skid plate bending into it. I'm looking at the uptite plate and trying picture how it would of handled this.
In my opinion, the Uptite would not have made a difference, both of these plates dont have any perpindicular stiffener to reduce the bending moment of that flap. Spanker bolted a small angle bar to this section of the Uptite for noise reasons... but I would assume that it will also resolve this problem.
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:00 AM   #7600
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I've always greased the axle and have not had an issue with rust...

D
Crappy Chinese bearings. I'm sure they are rusting inside the bearing also.

Let us know how long they last.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:20 AM   #7601
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... I switched the setting on the computer to SM. Thinking I now had the world by the balls, I took off on a ride only to find that the computer compensated the wrong way...now it says i'm going almost twice the actual speed! ...Any thoughts?
Is it possibly flipping to km/h when you go to SM mode??
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:37 AM   #7602
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Crappy Chinese bearings. I'm sure they are rusting inside the bearing also.

Let us know how long they last.
The rust may be coming from the spacer between the bearings inside the hub.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:40 AM   #7603
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The rust may be coming from the spacer between the bearings inside the hub.
And, BTW, I have over 10,000 miles and my bearings are still fine. I did pack them with added grease. And I ride New England, so you know I've been through mud and water. Lots of it in the last couple rides.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:40 AM   #7604
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Is it possibly flipping to km/h when you go to SM mode??
Good thought... yes, check to see if you're going about 1.6 times your actual speed... and then you'll know it's km/h.

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Old 09-09-2008, 12:29 PM   #7605
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Just wondering-...

I love the 610, was thinkign about it for the future,

Are they all the same colors??
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