Husqvarna TE-610 Owners Sign In Thread.

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

  1. Taranis

    Taranis Been here awhile

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    LBC, yo.
  2. tunp

    tunp Been here awhile

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    Ok first post in here, and yes i tried to search but my patiance of looking thru multiple pages is not there.

    So i went to an LED headlight, and i get the max and battery symbol both flashing on dash, i guess the lite does not draw enough. Anything to worry about? can something be added inline to help ?

    thanks

    Oh and by the way an 07 TE i bought about 7 months ago, love it.
  3. shootis

    shootis Been here awhile

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    That's strange,, I just installed my new LED headlight today but everything is fine with mine.

    Maybe something got dislodged in the process?
  4. reimorei

    reimorei Brazillian Adventure

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    Pulled the trigger on a 2007 TE 610 with 3.000km (2.000 miles). Just ordered a LV complete exhaust system and may will try a JD jet kit as it's a carbed model. So far just changed rear tire as it came with a DS tire. Will check cam chain tensioner when it's around 6.000 miles. So far loving the bike in some 4x4 roads and light trails, but found the suspension to be on the stiff side.
    I'm 5'6" tall and 165 lbs w/o gear, but the bike height isn't an issue as I've ridden enduro bikes since when I was a kid.


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  5. CA Stu

    CA Stu Steer with your face! Super Moderator

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  6. motopreserve

    motopreserve Been here awhile

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    Wondering if anyone has a link to an iBeat primer. I've searched and searched and can't find any basic how-to type info (or troubleshooting). I just got the rig, and wondering how to take advantage of it for my 2009 te610.

    My primary goal was to reset my blinking neutral light - but the program shows no faults of any kind. Not sure where that leaves me. I also can't adjust FB values (they show 98,100,100).

    A few other of the options said "not for this model" when I chose the icon in the tool bar. Really lost here.

    Thanks.
  7. K7MDL

    K7MDL 2015 Tiger 800XCx, 2006 TE450, Jeep Wrangler

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    No matter what they tell you around here, the 2007 carb'd 610 was the best year. Great score! :-) I might be a bit biased also.

    I am 185# and have a 5 gallon tank - my shock and forks were tuned and I had to install lighter springs to achieve nirvana. I really do love the tuned suspension on this bike. Just soaks up the rocks and roots. I tend to glide over them versus drive around them. My TE450 is untuned and constantly reminds me of why I tuned the 610 suspension. The best part is I did it early so I do not end up saying "I should have done it long ago" :-). The 5 gallon IMS tank is low cost and keeps the weight down low and gets you 200 miles easy. Like a KLR supertanker, someone has to refuel all the KTMs out there. I often think about the 17.5K miles on mine and wonder when and if I will ever find another 2007 with 2K miles as a replacement. I am tempted to get one and store it for the day I eventually retire my current one.
  8. reimorei

    reimorei Brazillian Adventure

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    I'm thinking of revalving my susp also and go to softer springs. My biggest concerns are the cam chain. With 17.5K miles have you already changed yours? With how many miles, if so?
    Luckily here in Brazil we can found a lot of 610s from 2007 to 2009 with less then 3k miles, so I'll have an option to replace mine when needed.
  9. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    Huh? You're replacing it with a used chain or replacing the motor?

    A new chain is a $100 part. And my first went out @ about 10k the second has lasted longer, I don't actually know but i'd guess it's 17 or 20 and it's done.
  10. begeberg

    begeberg That'll leave a mark..

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    I just replaced my water temperature sensor (again) and the flashing neutral stopped immediately. Does your fan run all the time and is it hard to start cold with the choke lever pulled? If so, you likely need a new sensor. I'm on my third in 8,000 miles. A faulty sensor is only time my neutral has ever flashed on my 2008 TE610.

  11. motopreserve

    motopreserve Been here awhile

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    Begeberg,

    Not sure what you meant by "are you sure you reset it" but I just plugged it in and took a look at the read outs. No fault or error showed up in either current or historic fault window.

    I tried again today, and let it warm up longer. Someone over at cafe husky thought maybe I wasn't getting a reading due to low temps. Still had no way of adjusting CO - the icon remained GRAYED out.

    Ironically, with no indication of any faults, of any kind, my neutral light seems to NOT be blinking any longer. Too weird. I had purchased a new temp sensor before getting the iBeat, but hasn't installed it yet. With iBeat, I figured I'd see if I could recognize the issue with that temp sensor - and then I'd replace it. But now my original seems fine. I never had really hard starting - and as far as I've seen, the fan NEVER goes on. Not sure if I should swap the sensor anyway.

    In regards to the iBeat issue: Another thought was that my bike might not be a 2009. But vin/DMV and a search online shows it as that. Not sure what to do with this program from here. Doesn't let me do anything but state at the pretty lights :)
  12. K7MDL

    K7MDL 2015 Tiger 800XCx, 2006 TE450, Jeep Wrangler

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    Aaron, I think you read that wrong. I have 17K miles on the clock now total, I replaced my cam chain at about 6 or 7K (miles). Been fine ever since. He only has 2K on his clock, he wants to verify when he should get serious about looking at it.

    So when I need to replace my '07 with another low miles '07 I guess I need to ship it in from Brazil :-)
  13. K7MDL

    K7MDL 2015 Tiger 800XCx, 2006 TE450, Jeep Wrangler

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    I have looked into this and as a result I have 2 good VRs here. Both behave the same. I believe they can not (internally) shut off low enough to keep the voltage down. Inside the VR are essentially switches that chop the voltage at high speed resulting in an average voltage filtered by the battery. There is a minimum on duration that limits how fast they can switch. I went to a 35W HID and had to put 10W load back on to keep the voltage in check. I did that with dual filament front turn signals. 8W on each side always on. Varied tolerances can result in some VRs doing better than others. Also FI bikes are slightly different then carb'd power consumption wise. Carb'd takes less power. I also noted that peak voltage is around 2200 RPM. So idle is worse than running down the road.

    I also believe that the TE610 speedos are not tolerant of that high voltage (not enough margin designed in) and that high voltage is behind most TE610 stock speedo failures. There are no physically broken parts inside, the failures are internal component failure and in particular the CPU or circuit inputs to the CPU as far as I can tell after inspection and observation (resets tend to work every once in a while for some time at least).
  14. motopreserve

    motopreserve Been here awhile

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    I'm flip-flopping like a politician! Just took another ride, and the damn blinking light is BACK!!! The new temp sensor goes in immediately. Good grief!
  15. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    Thanks I definitely didn't grok what was going on there :)
  16. bensl

    bensl Been here awhile

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  17. reimorei

    reimorei Brazillian Adventure

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    My speedometer stoped working today, although the odometer is working fine, so I don´t think it is a pickup related problem. Any idea of what could be?
  18. 1 lunger

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    Disconnect battery for 10 min and it should come back on.
  19. reimorei

    reimorei Brazillian Adventure

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    Funny Husky things!! I´ll try it, thanks
  20. Bryant

    Bryant Adventurer

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    So as a total NUBE to the dirt scene, I'm beyond impressed w/ the 610's capability.. took it on a pretty narrow single track trail recently (I was the only DS out there, everyone else had light dirt bikes) and was left w/ the impression that while the weight is a little high on the Husky, the only thing really holding me back was the retarded Indian riding the thing, not the arrow... very cool..

    That said, I also had a little episode (popped the front tire - deep in the middle of the woods) where I came to the realization that having a good tool kit on board is a must. Hence this post...

    So in addition to being a total NUBE in the dirt, I'm also somewhat of a novice when it comes to working on bikes... and while I know the OEM kit is mostly useless, I thought a thread to discuss what people are throwing in their 610 tool kit would be fun (as it's highly personal..)

    So far I've heard everything from a packet of vasilene, ty wraps, a small can of WD40, 30' of small diameter rope, A GREAT MULTITOOL, headlamp, the right allen wrench, wrenches for key bolts, spare tube/tire iron/inflator.......

    Thanks for your input, hopefully your suggestions won't be needed - but if they are know that I'll be thanking you from some remote trail w/ less than an hour of daylight many miles from the trailhead.. :norton