Husqvarna TE-610 Owners Sign In Thread.

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

  1. motopreserve

    motopreserve Been here awhile

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    Even new pads can squeak and cause a headache. The sound comes from the the pads vibrating against the rotor at a certain frequency - like all sound, just not as pretty as a piano or guitar (or pan flute if that's your bag) :) That's why people often get new or worse sounds after installing new pads. It's just a situation of a new vibration creating a new frequency. I have even had it happen after removing the wheel and reinstalling it, without changing anything but an inner tube.

    There have been many options for trying to control this issue - "special grease" that goes behind the brake pad, and EBC will even send you a free pack of "damnpening pads" that you install with new brake pads. They don't advertise it - but once I heard about it, a simple email request had them on their way from EBC, no charge.

    The bottom line is all or none of these things may work. Or, you could remove the pads/wheel/caliper (one or all), reinstall them without changing or adding a thing, and have no sound at all.
  2. Aey dubya

    Aey dubya Thumper Humper

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    If your bike doesn't break clutch cables I would'nt worry (or do anything) about it. It seems like they either do or they don't. My friend has a dealership and knocked it out for me so If you want to do this I can get the info from him. His opinion was that the 2oz aluminum piece from George was a rip off. (Just the messenger here George fans)
  3. Aey dubya

    Aey dubya Thumper Humper

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    There's truth in what your saying But, 3yrs wailing 2yrs quite, says it's worth a shot.
  4. motopreserve

    motopreserve Been here awhile

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    There is no doubt it's worth trying. I'm an audio engineer, just a peep drives me bonkers. I believe what you say about your experience - but as a contrast, I swapped the silent pads on my 35 year old Honda (I wouldn't be shocked if they were original!), and had the worst racket. Disassembled the caliper, regreased the parts, and they were back to perfect. It's a frustrating mess - but one you can monkey with to eventually get rid of....if you're lucky :)
  5. Aey dubya

    Aey dubya Thumper Humper

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    I do remember that if I knew I was going to give a ride to a girl I would use light sand paper on the rotor. It would buy you until the next nights bike's rest.:evil
  6. motopreserve

    motopreserve Been here awhile

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    Now that's smart thinkin'
  7. ebrew

    ebrew Motorcycle A.D.D.

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    Does the clutch cable run on the inside of the right Radiator near the frame ?
  8. Taranis

    Taranis Been here awhile

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    Go back a few pages and look for the discussion of clutch cable alignment. I still don't have enough miles on my bike to prove the longevity, but super-smooth and proper alignment has to be a lot better than feeling the braid of the cable grind past the end of the housing.
  9. Aey dubya

    Aey dubya Thumper Humper

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    Yup
  10. Aey dubya

    Aey dubya Thumper Humper

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    I'm hydraulic now. Issues solved.
  11. flyrodder

    flyrodder Donny, please.

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    Can't remember if was in here or on ThumperTalk, but there was a long discussion about the alignment of the lower (clutch end) adjustment bracket. On mine, when I removed the airbox, you could see that the end of the cable was not pointed at the end of the lower clutch actuation lever during mid-stroke. Obviously, it can not be perfectly aligned for the entire throw, but it was way off causing the cable to rub significantly on the end of the adjustment threads. With some vice and large crescent-wrench work, I bent the backet so the cable at least pointed at the lever. Made a HUGE difference. Probably 50% lighter at the clutch lever and much smoother; can't feel that grinding any longer.
  12. BiG DoM

    BiG DoM African Adventurer

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    Definitely makes a difference - problem can start with where the actuating arm is adjusted for the start of the pull but this cannot be adjusted without dropping the oil and removing the side cover and adjusting the nut on the rod. The plate can be tweaked for better alignment and you can also look at the ferule at the hand lever and slop there - can be taken up quite simply with a small strip of shimstock wound round the tip of the cable which is a thinner OD than the lever ferule (some have actually turned an additional sleeve piece but not really necessary - see on Cafe Husky)
  13. h2o_snow

    h2o_snow Water, snow & dirt too.

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    +1 here. Other ideas?
  14. Flashman1

    Flashman1 Long timer

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    Shim stock?
  15. K7MDL

    K7MDL 2015 Tiger 800XCx

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    I just loosely tie-wrapped the cable to my hand guard such that the entry to the clutch was straight on. I have HDB guards which happen to be in the perfect location to support the cable this way.

    There is a small locating notch in the bottom end bracket. A bit of filing there allows you to improve the alignment at that end by rotating it a couple degrees..
  16. nw scout

    nw scout Been here awhile

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    Finally got some free time and got my new to me 610 out last weekend. :D

    Hit the Nestucca OHV park in the coast range for some nice single track then back roads to the beach.
    Great first ride on the new scoot, and was very impressed with the bike. For a big dual sport it is amazing on the trails :clap

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  17. BiG DoM

    BiG DoM African Adventurer

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    Any material shims are made of - thin copper worked for me as I could cut it with a pair of heavy duty scissors - simple alu Coke can would do it as well. Thin strip the width of the cable end ferule wrapped around once should do it to allow a tight perindicular entry and no movement that can allow the cable to sit at an angle and rub.
  18. Flashman1

    Flashman1 Long timer

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    Thanks!
    I will try it.
  19. His Pistolship

    His Pistolship Kp calm, shoot alfas

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    Hi All,

    My speedo quit working today. Everything else works fine; rpm, gas light, blinkers...

    Is there a quick fix to this?

    Should I just get a Vapor Tech?

    Thanks.

    By the way, it is a 2008 Te 610 with 2,300 miles.
  20. Xcuvator

    Xcuvator Justa Venturer

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    I have not had the problem, but I have heard many times that the speedo can come back from death if you disconnect the battery for a few minutes.