Husqvarna TE-610 Owners Sign In Thread.

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by buffallodan, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. drrags

    drrags Dorkus Malorkus

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    Trying to find a way over some mountains to Pyramid Lake, NV (fail) :deal
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  2. BrandonR

    BrandonR Been here awhile

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    Thanks for filling that in, I was on a cruise and didn't have access to the interwebz last week.

    To answer your question:
    Yes, the TE610 will bump start with only the capacitor installed, it's not easy to bumpstart any 600 class bike but it can be done. I only tested it warm to prove the basic principle, If it was cold and had lost prime on the fuel pump etc.. it would be more difficult, but with a big enough hill or a lot of pushing you could probably do it eventually. I'd prefer a jump start anyways and that's usually fairly easy to get.

    The first sawtooth waveform is with just the capacitor, no battery, the last one that's only in the video for a second or so is the completely unfiltered electrical. My speculation is that the waveform spends enough time at under 5v(or 3v... depending on what it uses) for the computer to shut down when there's no filtering, the capacitor provides enough filtering to keep the voltage higher than the minimum so the computer doesn't shut down, the electrical is still "dirty" but the system can handle it. It would be interesting to put a capacitor on just the computer (diode isolated) to see if a very small capacitor just big enough for the computer would serve the same purpose. The capacitor I used was just the biggest one I could find at radioshack, there wasn't a lot of though put into the specs on it.
  3. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    You still have a "real" bike or just the boulevard bomber?:lol3
  4. drrags

    drrags Dorkus Malorkus

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    The two white-tanked bikes (TE450 and TE610) are mine (where's the tongue-sticking-out emoticon?) The poser bike is nowhere to be seen here :lol3
  5. Taranis

    Taranis Been here awhile

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    I added a capacitor to another vehicle, and the people were getting good results with bigger than 4700muF. Found a 10k at a local non-chain electronics store. Just a thought, might smooth it out even more.

    There's also DigiKey. I'd recommend going with at least a 25V rating, but even 50V rated caps are still pretty cheap for motorcycle parts. Gives some extra range to deal with random spikes, voltage regulator failure, etc.
  6. BrandonR

    BrandonR Been here awhile

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    It's a tradeoff, there isn't a lot of space on the TE to stow the capacitor, the 4700uf cap is easy to get (everyone can find Radio Shack) and small enough to stow easily under the computer.. and seems to work fine.
  7. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Relaxing at the beach

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    I have a Dunlop Sportmax 110/80/18 front tire that came off a friends bike. It's a street tire that has a bit more life left and now that we're getting into the rainy season around here, I'm wondering if I could put this on my rear wheel? Will it work being narrower than the 140 the book calls for?
  8. J Banning

    J Banning Been here awhile

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    Just changed the oil in this 2006 610 and found these large pieces of metal on the drain plug and large screen filter (sizable and very course, like very large pieces of sand). The paper filter and small screen were clean though. The bike runs fine and has no engine noise. It has approx 5k street miles on it and never raced or abused. I pulled both side covers and everything visible there looks fine. Won't know more till I tear it all down but till then does anyone care to guess where this metal is coming from?

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  9. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    Most likely culprit is the spring washer cup things on the clutch. They suck real hard (that's a technical term:deal)
  10. K7MDL

    K7MDL 2015 Tiger 800XCx, 2006 TE450, Jeep Wrangler

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    Take a good look at your reed valve cover next to the lower end of your cam chain. Double check by looking at your cam chain tensioner, might be 10 or 11 clicks out by now. The cam chain acts as a chain saw and grinds off the reed valve and cover edge, and one of the screws for it. It can also take out some aluminum with it.

  11. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    ok, so My bike's been leakin' oil for a while. I haven't ridden it in several weeks, and there's a decent puddle under. the thing is, it's been doing this the better part of a year, I haven't ridden it hardly at all, and yet it's still 'full' in the sightglass. :huh


    What happens if you grossly overfill a 610? Cuz that's all I can figgure I did... It seems like it's leaking from the top screw above the kick-start plug, which seems like it should be WAY above the sump level.

    Tomorrow's project is to pressure wash it, and talc it up and finally find out what's happenin, but I am starting to wonder if I'm like; Jed Klampett and discovered a endless source of oil. :rofl
  12. Taranis

    Taranis Been here awhile

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    Air filter excess dripping out of the air box?
  13. J Banning

    J Banning Been here awhile

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    Thank you xymotic. I have the engine out and on the workbench and will take a look.
  14. J Banning

    J Banning Been here awhile

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    Thank you K7MDL. I'll take a look at the tensioner and if the chain is wearing against anything. There was no unusual engine noise though (like I've heard on other bikes with loose cam chains) and the metal in the oil is magnetic.
  15. nathan8315

    nathan8315 Adventurer

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    My 610 does this. I bought the bike new and when I took the air filter cover off you could see where the air filter oil worked its way down to the front part of the filter and was dripping on the engine. It happened again when I replaced the filter, but not as bad. A couple weekends ago I cleaned the filter and reinstalled it being careful to not over oil it. So far I haven't had the oil dripping, but will see after some more riding.
  16. xymotic

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    Maybe, it's in the right spot for that, but it really looks thinner, the puddle is a good foot wide and it's been doing it for the better part of a year. I don't *think" I drenched that filter that bad but I guess it'd be easy enough to just take it out and clean it and see if the dripping stops. Thanks for the idea.
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    1 lunger Long timer

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    Xymotic I'm sure you know this, but for others that might not use this method, hanging the filter in a plastic bag over night to get the extra oil to one side and make it easy to squeeze out with help solve the over oiling of the foam filters.
  18. Xcuvator

    Xcuvator Justa Venturer

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    That would be alot of oil alright Jed. You might have Jethro take the fill cap off and tip the bike to dump oil till you see it in the glass.
  19. xymotic

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    It fills the glass about 3/4 or so. never seems to drop. I slacked on the whole 'do work on it' thing. Maybe next week I'll figure it out.
  20. Xcuvator

    Xcuvator Justa Venturer

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    I had oil dripping out of my filters when I used NoToil. After I switched back to real oil there was no more dripping.