Husqvarna TE-610 Owners Sign In Thread.

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

  1. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    start here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156431

    I used Larryboy's ride reports as the basis for my 610 tool kit. but I'm having trouble finding a link at the moment.
  2. motopreserve

    motopreserve Been here awhile

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    Anyone know if there are any fairly simple fork swaps for the TE610? I have an issue with the one fork lower, and to replace would be almost $500. Figured this might be the time to switch to some adjustable forks :)

    Thanks!
  3. StolenFant

    StolenFant Been here awhile

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    Well, this topic may generate "advice" as what tire or what oil. Anyway, here's my thinking about "kit".
    If I'll be alone, water, basic food & clothing for a long walk or overnight are first priorities. Then I think about current bike condition and recent maintenance. For instance if the clutch cable is getting old? Thread a new one along the frame. If you just worked on engine or removed body parts, better take some Locktite 243 and enough tools to snug up anything that gets loose. New chain? throw in a couple master links (2 cause they're small and easy to lose parts in mud) You get the idea.

    Don't trash the entire stock kit! That axle wrench, spark plug wrench, etc. are fine AND COMPACT for trail use. Just add to them. I've thrown in quality 1/4" drive socket wrench, 6 point sockets in 8,10,12mm plus 1/4 to 3/8" drive adapter with 13, 14mm sockets, and a short handle socket wrench. Locking jaw plier, open/box end wrenches in 8,10,12, and I think a 6mm (throttle cable). Also a 6" bit driver extension, and the following bits: allen 4,5,6,7 & 8mm, phillips #2 & #3 slotted (couple different). Quality replacements for the three stock allen wrenches. There are about two feet of duct tape wrapped around the spark plug socket. This is all double bagged in quart size freezer grade ziplock bags. That rounds out the "tool kit" that is ALWAYS on the bike. The socket numbers were from memory since I'm at the office now, but walk through a tire change, oil change, cable adjustment and you'll be able to reconfirm them or PM me, and I'll go through it. Remember, it's not just the size wrenches, but the style, open/box/socket that you need to confirm. You may not have clearance for a socket on every 10mm nut you'll need to adjust.
    Elsewhere I carry these:
    Tire repair items- A patch kit, 2 short tire spoons and an elec pump (Slime brand $14 from Walmart) I ran 12v marine grade cig lighter plug soon as I bought the bike, and often tweak tire pressures just to see the difference.
    Bungee Net- the small motorcycle kind, short ball end bungee loops and 8-20' real 550 cord (the kind you can strip for the internal strands)
    Nav and Coms- Cell Phone and charger (forest service maps are also damned handy)

    Where does it go? You could put it under the seat and in various pockets of your riding gear, but a a friend and former South African desert racer told me this, "Don't put anything in your pockets that you are not willing to have surgically removed." :eek1:eek1 I still get shivers thinking about that one. I've got a small tailpack on the rear rack that easily holds this, and am considering a front fender pack for the tire stuff.
  4. K7MDL

    K7MDL 2015 Tiger 800XCx

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    If you go with the front fender pack, consider drilling some holes and bolting the tabs or straps in at least 2 places. Only a matter of time before they fall off otherwise. Even when it looks like it won't, it will. There is a fully stocked Wolfman pack on the White Rim trail in Moab waiting for a lucky rider to discover it. Did thousands of miles before, no problem, finally met the right bounce. Motion Pro makes a nice compact half moon shaped tool kit that has much of what you need. I add in a few things like tie wraps and a metal inner tube valve core removal bit. A bicycle tail pack on the rear luggage rack carries most of my stuff.
  5. tlking6

    tlking6 Been here awhile

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    I try to work out of my tool kit when I'm working on the bike at home. Yeah I'll grab a ratchet or a T wrench from time to time from my toolbox on things I know I have covered but by working out of the kit it lets me know if there is anything I should add. I carry a small bag of bolts, master links, chain breaker, fuses and of course zip ties. Lately I added some of the quick set JB Weld after a buddy of mine punched a hole in is case. Someone had some and it kept the ride going.
  6. DutchGrandia

    DutchGrandia b00n

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    This thread is helpful:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262998

    I personally love this tool, which fits underneath the saddle:
    http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0161/

    Also, make sure you have the tools to loosen the axle nuts. The Cafe Husky axle wrench plus Uptite axle nut work very well for me: http://www.cafehusky.com/pages/cafehusky_merchandise/
  7. DutchGrandia

    DutchGrandia b00n

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    This thread is helpful:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262998

    I personally love the Motionpro tool, which fits underneath the saddle.
  8. Bryant

    Bryant Adventurer

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    Thanks to all who've posted on my tool question... LOTS of really good ideas/info, I'm hoping it's useful to others as they think about winter repairs/enhancements/"what did I tell myself I'd do after the last ride"...

    Side question, so as I posted in an earlier thread, I'm planning to add grip heaters and I have a heated vest I plan to plug into the SAE plug I use for the battery tender (which is hooked up direct to the battery, no fuse.) I've been told to get a voltage meter, as that can be a lot of draw (I also run the Lynx fairing, w/ dual 65W H9 Hella lights) This was suggested, but I don't see an actual voltage indicator on it..
    http://www.powersportsuperstore.com/Argus-Analyzers-Battery-Bug-BB-SBM12PS-p/4703809.htm?Click=35177

    looks like it has pre-established indicators for low voltage, but I'm not clear if it's low for the 610 (which I believe needs to run at 14) or just "low for most bikes"... which usually means 12.7 or something...

    Love to hear what people have used successfully as I plan to get one of these on ASAP.

    Thanks again for all the advice/support!!!!!
  9. motopreserve

    motopreserve Been here awhile

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    I wasn't aware that the husky battery needed to be anything abnormal for a motorcycle battery - maybe someone will tell us different??? But that photo in the link shows o-ring terminals, which would suggest tying directly to the battery. Might want check with manufacturer whether the v meter should be switched, so you don't drain the battery by trying to monitor the battery :)
  10. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    +1, use the carry kit to perform general maintence on the bike at home. Add and change tool type as needed always with an eye on less weight and more versital tools.

    This is the carry tool kit for my Honda, but you'll get the idea:
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  11. drrags

    drrags Dorkus Malorkus

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    The battery bug displays the actual voltage quite accurately. Its display alternates between percentage of battery life left, and actual voltage. It connects directly to the battery. Do not make it switchable or it will reset each time and not give you an accurate battery life predictor. It draws almost nothing so no worry about leaving it connected.

    The LED voltage indicator works as designed. If it's green your shit is charging and above the base battery voltage value. Ultimately, that's all you have to worry about, whether it's 12.7 volts or 14.2 volts. It will warn you if it goes over 15 volts, too.

    I'm running all the same shit you are and there are no problems for me.
  12. reimorei

    reimorei Brazillian Adventure

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    worked, thanks!
  13. His Pistolship

    His Pistolship Kp calm, shoot alfas

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    Howdy All,

    Just a few months ago I picked up a new to me 2008 TE 610. Very impressed with this bike.

    I just did the resistor/performance upgrade, thus bypassing the o2 sensor. <--- WOW, what a difference this makes!!! Improved power all around, and much better throttle response. But best of all, no more cutting out on the freeway and at lights when I cut the throttle. That was becoming a safety issue while unremedied.

    My question is, will the fuel injection system still adjust for high altitude riding with the o2 sensor bypassed? I'm planning on doing the TAT this next summer, so I'll need the high altitude performance.

    I haven't yet gutted the stock exhaust but will be doing that this next month. Even with the stock can the performance upgrade is great however.

    Thanks.
  14. Flashman1

    Flashman1 Long timer

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    I have 22,000 miles on my 2007 TE and pulled the valve cover to do some preventitive maintenance. I found the intake rocker arm had little play in it at one end.

    My question - should I replace just the rocker arm or the rod/shaft also?
  15. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Looking for 7th gear...

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    The end cap that holds the rocker arm shaft end place, can you snug that up? There are specs in the service manual for how much play is ok for several measurments on the rocker arms.

    If you have the valve cover off that the rockers arms mount in I would replace the needle bearing cam followers, they are cheap about $20 each if I remember correctly.
  16. begeberg

    begeberg Let it burn....

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    Like the Te610?
  17. BiG DoM

    BiG DoM African Adventurer

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    NO! But maybe TE talk more active down at the Husky Cafe? :evil
  18. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    Winter, nobody's out ridin and breakin crap
  19. bobnoxious67

    bobnoxious67 Baby steps...

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    I miss mine...:cry
  20. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I didn't realize that you required riding to break things. :wink: