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Old 03-31-2015, 11:48 AM   #1
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Is the 2006 Husky TE610 any good?

There's a 610 for sale near me. It's got low miles and a low price but has been pickled for a while and will need a bit of work to get running. It has the potential to be a little gem... if the TE610 is a worthy machine. I'm already looking for a larger displacement dual sport and have considered bikes like the DR650, TR650, and even F650GS. I understand the differences and am leaning more towards a more trail-worthy DRish bike than the road-oriented TRish bikes. I've currently got a TE250 that I like a lot so I'm partial to Husqvarna's.

Question is - what's the scoop on an '06 TE610? Is it worth resurrecting? Are parts still available and cheap enough? Is there an aftermarket that could supply some bags and such? Is it a reasonable bike for the dual sport job, vs the adventure job or the dedicated offroad bike, job? What would a non-running TE610 be worth considering that all the parts are there and serviceable? In general I prefer European bikes to Jap bikes so I've got an unhealthy bias already...
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:54 AM   #2
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Here ya go!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156429

I'm thinking these guys will answer your question. Everything I have read (don't own one), they are great bikes!
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:58 AM   #3
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Here ya go...
Thanks!

I searched but this didn't come up...
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:57 PM   #4
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The Husky 610 and particularly the 630 (with it's updates and better Showa forks) are highly sought after bikes by those who know. They did not sell all that well and are somewhat rare as a result, because the sheep like masses all bought KLRs and DRs instead. Be different. Be smart. Snag it.
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:55 PM   #5
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I bought my 11' TE630 from a guy in Texas and had it shipped to California. Why you ask...because I loved my 06' SM610 so much!!! They are wonderful machines. Like any bike, not with out their minor issues but great fun, with a stout trans and a reliable torquey engine. It will walk all over the DRs KLRs, TRs and Fs.

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Old 03-31-2015, 05:56 PM   #6
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The Husky 610 and particularly the 630 (with it's updates and better Showa forks) are highly sought after bikes by those who know. They did not sell all that well and are somewhat rare as a result, because the sheep like masses all bought KLRs and DRs instead. Be different. Be smart. Snag it.
My TE630 (and I am sure every other one) came with Marzocchi 45mm Shiver Forks from the factory.
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:34 PM   #7
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I just bought a 2006 te610 with 1800 miles on it. After months of research, I really wanted a 610, but they're rare with low miles if you can find any for sale at all. I had almost settled on a drz400s, until I saw this one on Craigslist. I'm stoked! The te has great stock suspension, plenty of power and a sixth gear which makes all the difference in the world compared to the drz. If you can get one with low miles, I would go for it. There isn't a lot of aftermarket support for these bikes, but they come pretty much ready to go from the factory. Just a little bit of fine tuning to your liking of course.
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I just bought a 2006 te610 with 1800 miles on it. After months of research...
Are you comfortable sharing what you paid for it?
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Best 50/50 dual sport ever made. Period.

Miss mine very much

Lots of aftermarket stuff available...tank, seat, racks, bags, light/fairing, pegs, exhaust.
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