Husqvarna TE-610 Owners Sign In Thread.

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

  1. 1 lunger

    1 lunger Long timer

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    I use No-Toil and hanging it in a bag is a must with that stuff! I like the fact that its easy to clean, but not sure if it works as good repelling water?
  2. Schelbi

    Schelbi Been here awhile

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    Hello,

    I have 2 Huskys: a 1995 TE610 and a 1999 TE610e.

    Now I need some help with the Dakar rear tank from Miran Stanovnik's Rally TE.

    Pics of the mouting of the rear tank to the main frame would be very helpful.

    I'm talking about the bike with number 72 of this thread:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394059

    [​IMG]

    Thank you.
  3. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    It does just fine unless you also have added the detergent.

    How many of you are drenching your filter with No-Toil? I spray mine on but don't go overboard, then while wearing nitrile gloves, will work it into the filter until the orange filter is a nice uniform pink color, indicating that the oil is well dispersed. Doing it in this manner, I have never had dripping or excess oil making its way out of the filter.
  4. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    I did use no-toil and I did probably overdo it. I think that fits all of the symptoms even though I am shocked by the volume of oil, maybe that's just me.

    But I think it's definitely where I'm gonna start lookin, thanks everyone for the help!
  5. nathan8315

    nathan8315 Adventurer

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    I have never used No-Toil, the past two times I used UNI filter cleaner on it and then used a UNI filter oil. I was sure this time not to over oil it. Hoping this stops the filter oil leaking out. The UNI directions say to fill the bottom of a bucket with the oil and use the filter to soak the oil up (not exact wording, but pretty much what it says). I did not do this. I placed the oil on the filter and worked it in with my hands. It's been a couple weeks and still not dripping so im hoping this fixed my dripping issue.
  6. hahmule

    hahmule Balding Gloriously

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    The only 610 driver I know of that ralley equiped his bike is Mike Kay. You can find him on Cafe Husky, or just search his name. Good luck!

    PS, If you find out if someone still makes an aux tank for the 610 please let us know.
  7. 1 lunger

    1 lunger Long timer

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    Anyone fit Motosportz rad guards to the newer (08/09) TE 610? It's not easy! And I will never remove them if I don't need to, but I think I just added 30min to my valve checks:( however these are really nice units! :clap! I did need a few washers on the fan side rad bottom mount to take up 1/4"+. [​IMG][​IMG] I won't feel so worried crashing through the woods now!
  8. JonXX

    JonXX Infraction Collector

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    I used No-Toil once, I didn't like it, it didn't seem sticky enough and sure enough it drooled a lot of oil. I went back to the tried, true and trusted PJ1 foam filter oil and haven't had any filter drool issues.
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    1 lunger Long timer

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    I used the PJ1 stuff for a long time and its a good product. Save your money and use WD-40 to clean the PJ oil. You don't need the PJ cleaner.
  10. Taranis

    Taranis Been here awhile

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    Bulletproof Designs for me on my '06. Fit PERFECT. Don't see them making valve checks take more than a couple minutes longer.
  11. Rattletrap

    Rattletrap When in doubt-Gas it

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    I used the 7602 braces and guards. Good quality stuff.

    [​IMG]
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    1 lunger Long timer

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    I looked at those and forgot all about them. I would have got those ones!
  13. Taranis

    Taranis Been here awhile

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    I installed 7602's vent filter kit yesterday.

    Here's the irony: I bought the TE instead of an XRR because I wanted the bike to be squeaky-clean, guaranteed officially street legal in California. In order to make it run right (or at all) and not melt itself, every part of the emissions control system that made it legal has now been removed or thoroughly altered. Brilliant. It feels like emissions controls, circa 1974.

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    Also, I found one of the exhaust heat shield bolts was backing out. Further investigation revealed the fiber washer was coming apart and had relaxed the preload, allowing the bolt to loosen. That's the last fiber washer. Replaced it with SS like the rest of them and expect no further troubles.
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    1 lunger Long timer

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    Was 74 a bad year for emissions? I was only around for 10 or 12 days in 74. I remember my Dads International harvester in 78 or 79 when I was 4 or 5 years old and thinking back, it couldn't have had any emissions, it was just a motor and battery
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    Dualsport Maker of Sweet Cheek

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    I bought a 73 Nova SS in 1974 and thought that removing the pollution pump was a big deal. I think it all started around that time.
  16. Taranis

    Taranis Been here awhile

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    The good Ford Cleveland heads are '72-73. Porsches gained 400 lb and lost 40 hp in '74. You could say it was a bad year.
  17. His Pistolship

    His Pistolship Kp calm, shoot alfas

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    HI All,

    New 610 owner here. It's a 2008 with 1,300 miles. I bought it used for $4,500. I've only had it for a day, but I can tell that it is going to be a strong running bike. Starts easily. Finding neutral is a chore. Seat is ok but could be better.

    I've already ordered a spare clutch cable.

    Question 1: what is the brightest aftermarket DOT approved headlight I can put on this thing without stressing the electronics too bad? I was caught out in the dark and in the rain and it was quite an adventure getting home with the Husky's pitiful headlight. I would love to put on the Baja Designs La Paz lights but I don't think they are DOT approved.

    Question 2: I feel tipsy when I stand up on this thing, not a stable as on other bikes like my Super Tenere. I've thought about putting on handle bar risers but I've heard that the clutch cables don't have enough slack to allow that. I've also thought about putting on lower pegs. I think what really needs to happen is the pegs need to move rearward to spread me out better, but then I would have to mess with the brake and shifter. Any suggestions?

    Thanks
  18. 1 lunger

    1 lunger Long timer

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    Get the motion pro cable it's 2" longer and add 2" Rox risers. Move the bars forward and it's night and day. The stator on these can support a lot! 340 or 360 watt. [​IMG]
  19. His Pistolship

    His Pistolship Kp calm, shoot alfas

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    Thanks Lunger. Thankfully I ordered the Motion pro. I didn't know the Rox could move forward like that. Sweet.

    By the way, I've found some other threads on the lighting thing. Still trying to decide what to do on that issue.

  20. 1 lunger

    1 lunger Long timer

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    Start striping things off until it looks kinda like this [​IMG][​IMG]
    Edit: my bad, I thought you said lightening. The trail tech X 2 is a good light.