Husqvarna TE-610 Owners Sign In Thread.

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

  1. BarberPole

    BarberPole Short of the Clacker

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    Those voltage numbers you quoted sound OK. The voltage goes down as the RPMs go up on the Husky.

    YOur concern about hearing voltage drops is when cranking/starting......with a load on the battery.......then a dramatic drop to below 10 volts indicates a bad battery.

    Your stator rectifier may be OK. Hopefully the dealer won't rip you.
  2. stujamur

    stujamur keep rollin rollin rollin

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    Thanks BarberPole

    Dealer said he has never seen a bad regulator / rectifier so he very much doubhts that is the issue ( if it was cost is 160 ) .

    He said to check current coming out of altenator .. Any tips / help / guidance in doing this ?

    Cheers Stu
  3. K7MDL

    K7MDL 2015 Tiger 800XCx, 2006 TE450, Jeep Wrangler

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    As the engine speeds up over 2200 RPM or so the voltage will decrease slightly as output flattens and the engine itself consumes more to run. The service manual has voltage and current curves for testing the system. Overall the voltage you listed is 0.5 to 1.0vdc lower than what I usually see on a TE610.

    Probably the easiest way to see what is going on is to insert a proper size ammeter (or shunt with an accurate voltmeter) in series with the battery terminal and validate which direction the current is flowing (charge vs discharge) at various RPM. Careful with where you place it so the starter current does not blow the meter fuse (ie get a big enough ammeter or shunt device) or connect in line such that it avoids the starter.

    While watching the ammeter or a voltmeter, which ever you can muster up, wait for the radiator fan to come on, turn on a turn signal, and apply the brakes to add more load and see what happens. You should have enough juice to charge the battery with this load easy. In fact you can still run an electric vest in the 65W to 90W range.

    If that is not doable for you, try checking that each leg of the 3 phases going into the Voltage regulator has voltage on it (the 3 orange or yellow wires). Inspect the VR pins, look for loose connections, arcing (blackened nylon) and such. I found a new VR for $70 USD at my local dealer, Tasky's in Everett, WA a few years ago. In my case I was troubleshooting high voltage and speedo failures. Both VRs were the same and tend to run up to 15.1VDC at 2200RPM.

    If a tie wrap is too close to the wires going to the VR connector it can pull the pin(s) sideways making a bad connection and leaving only 2 of the 3 phases providing power to the VR, thus slightly lower DC output.

    Overall though, 13.7 to 14.2 is about right (if not lower than most TE610s) for a charged battery to run at. So I would not be too convinced something is wrong unless you can plug in a electric vest or such and see the voltage drop significantly.

    - Mike
  4. uska

    uska Been here awhile

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    I feel sorry for the streets of Chicago suburbs... :gun1
  5. BrandonR

    BrandonR Been here awhile

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    TE's are a lot of fun with 17's.
  6. K7MDL

    K7MDL 2015 Tiger 800XCx, 2006 TE450, Jeep Wrangler

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    I have never seen a TE610 with training wheels before.

    :hide
  7. uska

    uska Been here awhile

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    I have never seen training wheels that were $650 :deal

    Wait, what training wheels??

    [​IMG]

    :wink:

    With an 8 year old rear tire I had a few fun slides today. Wish I already knew the techniques..
  8. Huskylove

    Huskylove Adventurer

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    Found some decent deals on SM610's locally. I have a smr450 2006, and it is a trooper.

    How do they do at say 75-80 cruising on the freeway? I know my 450 wants to putt at about 70 is 6700 rpm.

    Also are the 2008+ 610's immune from the keyway crank thingy coming loose? What about clutch basket problems? Do the 08+ eat timing chains like crazy?

    630's are nice but they were going OTD for 6k and people are asking 7! What the hell kind of bike appreciated.
  9. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    An Emphatic no! You gotta check it.

    My 08 ate the washers.

    Again, my 08 ate the first chain at about 6k . The second lasted quite a bit longer but it's due again.
    Those guys prolly paid 11 :deal
    I know I'd have a hard time letting go after BMW firesale'd those things and nuked the market.
  10. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Relaxing at the beach

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    Just thought I'd send an update. I think my pickup on the brake assembly wasn't close enough to the magnet on the disc. I filed it smooth and screwed it in a bit closer and all is well.

    Btw, I finally had a chance to look at my power up mod and my blinking neutral light turned out to be that the resister wasn't hooked up correctly. I soldered up the resister using tabs and plugged it in correctly and WOW! What a difference! This thing has almost too much power after riding my little Ninja 250 as my daily commuter! Will have to get used to it again this spring and summer.
  11. huzar

    huzar Pastor of Muppets

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    My stock rear sprocket bit the dust today, having broken a couple of teeth on it. So I think I'm going to just replace the whole shebang. I know dropping down a tooth in the front, to 14, seems to be an almost universal recommendation. What about the rear sprocket? Stock is a 45, I think? Go up a couple? Leave it be?

    Also, anyone have good or bad experiences with the Kush sprockets? It's supposed to emulate a rear cush hub? They have a 41, a 45, and a 50.
    https://kushsprockets.3dcartstores.com/Husqvarna-Kush-Sprocket_p_15.html

    :ear
  12. K7MDL

    K7MDL 2015 Tiger 800XCx, 2006 TE450, Jeep Wrangler

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    I use Ironman sprockets on my DS bikes. Seem to last forever. Went up to 47T on the 610. 14/17 combo is perfect for me to do dirt roads and commute. If I was going to do more than a few hours of 70+ I have a 15T I can swap on. If there is a lot of trail planned I will put a 13T on and be able to use 2nd gear more. The 47T has given me the flexible solution. In reality for commuting and Moab, and general DS rides the 14/47T is all I use, it has been a very long time since ever chaining the front sprocket, it is a good compromise, power in 6th without winding it out.
  13. Taranis

    Taranis Been here awhile

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    My opinion is that while that's better than nothing, it that can't possibly be as effective as an actual cush hub.

    I bought a new set of Desert Race tires Friday and will be pulling the trigger on a rear wheel with a Rad cush hub Monday. My stock sprocket is still good, so I'll be moving it over with the disc, but a Dirt Tricks is definitely in the bike's future.
  14. 1 lunger

    1 lunger Long timer

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    I've tried a bunch of combos, stock 15/45 is not for me. Went to 14/47 then 13/47 (liked that). Then 15/49 and that was good, but put the 14/49 on and love it!! Still have all the sprockets and when it really nasty ill use 13/49, but I highly recommend going big in the back and staying at 14 or 15 up front. 13 puts you past the right RPMs for good power to quickly. Please let us know how the Kush sprocket holds up. I've heard dirt beats them up pretty bad.
  15. 1 lunger

    1 lunger Long timer

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    You can still pull well into the high 70 mph range with the 14/49
  16. huzar

    huzar Pastor of Muppets

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    I decided to get the 14/47 combo from DirtTricks, along with one of their chains. Maybe I'll do a Kush sprocket at some point later, or maybe I'll just wait 'till Taranis reports back on his experience with the RAD hub. My front 15 is still in good shape, so if I need that for any long freeway rides, I can slap that on.
  17. 1 lunger

    1 lunger Long timer

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    I use iron man rear and OEM front! The OEM last better than all the others I've tried. The iron man sprockets are really durable!!
  18. Xcuvator

    Xcuvator Justa Venturer

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    I have been waiting to hear how the new bonding process for two years now.
    I just did a Google and it appears nothing has been released, so I suspect they haven't been successful in building something that will hold up. The Kush website has said out of stock for a long time.
  19. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    :nod

    I've put Ironman rear sprockets on my 630, 610, and 310 and a couple of big XR's and a 525 - they're just about impossible to wear out.
  20. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    Is there enough range in the chain adjusters to swap a 13 front to a 17 w/o adding a link?