Husqvarna TE-610 Owners Sign In Thread.

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

  1. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    You pull the main valve cover off to get to them, not that hard. Use a good heavy bearing grease to hold the needle bearings in place when you drive the new 'axles' in...can't think of what to call them, axles... that'll work. Second time I did them I took the time to grind down the old axle to go in by hand, then used the new axle to take it's place which helped hold the needle bearings in place. You'll know what I mean when you see them. I started chasing widening valve clearances right about 3,000 miles on my 610, baffled me until I took apart the top end to see what was really going on.
  2. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    Okay, went to Alabama to pick up a TE610 and have brought it home to Atlanta, so now I'll be paying attention to all the "how-to's" here...not an experienced wrencher but willing to do my own work...:D

    Thanks Duane.

    Also, what rear tire are folks running for some decent mileage and performance in the dirt? :ear

    I had to ask right? It's either tires or oil....
  3. BMacW650

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    Our bikes were sisters (owned by the same guy from AL) :D
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  4. g.mccormick

    g.mccormick Been here awhile

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    That sucks. They don't seal out dirt and water very well.
  5. g.mccormick

    g.mccormick Been here awhile

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    Already planning on getting some. The bike only has 3000 miles, but I'll get them and put them on the shelf for later.
  6. g.mccormick

    g.mccormick Been here awhile

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    Congrats man. Hopefully that was a shorter drive than the Il. would have been.
  7. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    No kidding. There is really not a fantastic method of cleaning debris out of the spark plug well. My best method is to just spray a whole lot of parts cleaner down into the well with a straw (with the plug still in, of course.) If you use this method make sure to wear goggles.
  8. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Dunlop 606 in a 130/90 if you need a DOT tire, I know they came with a 140...it's a better bike with a 130.

    and Mobil 1 V-Twin 20w-50 is best. :wink:
  9. Homey

    Homey Been here awhile

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    Has anyone here ridden to Bodie? Can I ride my green stickered bike or does it need to be street legal? <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  10. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    This is a Husky question?

    They are mostly county roads and it is a state park, all street legal. However many people do it.

    You can come up the old RR grade from Mono lake which is BLM roads open to GS.
  11. Homey

    Homey Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I have a 2000 TE that I ride mostly in the desert. I have lights, signals etc. I could put on it but I'd rather not. I use an auxiliary fuel tank mounted to the front stanchion tubes and I'd have to remove it to put on the headlights. I also don't have a "real" street license plate for it. I vaguely remember hearing of people getting harassed by rangers when they showed up there on GS bikes.
  12. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    I'm leaning towards a Pirelli 140/80-18 XC MH for the rear, looks great for off road and it's got good reviews.

    You can run synthetic in a Husky right?
    Thanks!
  13. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    You WANT to run synthetic.
  14. stujamur

    stujamur keep rollin rollin rollin

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    I have run both d606 and xcmh rears . Its a compromise .

    Xcmh is a slightly bettter tire off road then 606 and 606 a fair bit better on road .

    I got about 2000k from a xcmh rear and i got about 3000k from a d606 .

    Xcmh front is the go - i dont like 606 fronts .


    Oil - 15w 50 full synth quality bike -,I use motol .
  15. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    Thanks, I think I'll give the pirelli the nod...see what happens, taking notes on the oil information too, appreciate it!
  16. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    I got a little more from the XCMH, pretty disappointing considering the price. Good handling I guess, it didn't last long enough to fully test.
    Try a Dunlop 908 RR.
    I had one last 7200 miles and it is a very good street tire and an excellent off road tire. the front however is not too good. For a good front try a Metzler Unicross.
    I use 5W-40 Shell Rotella full syn.
  17. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    Damn, that 908 is $204 a tire...:huh, wow!
    I might get a 606 and a pirelli for that, eh?
    Yep, had a new Unicross on the DR650 and liked that, ah, I guess I need to try out some tires and see what works best for me and the husky...:D
  18. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB lucky dog

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    Here's my .02 on the D908. (I have one on my 630)

    Cost 2X as much but lasts 2-3X as long as a T63/D606/etc so maybe you save money (especially if you're paying someone to change tires). There's also value for someone setting out on a long trip and doesn't want the aggravation of planning a tire change 1/2 way to Alaska or the TAT.

    It's a very stiff, strong, puncture resistant tire. Not getting a flat is worth a lot to me. With a Tubliss insert it's a run-flat.

    Fast, aggressive riders report it doesn't offer great traction. Hasn't been an issue for me but I'm slow.....

    Surprisingly it mounts very easily, much easier than the T63 I mounted the same day.

    Here's a pic I grabbed from the Sibersky Extreme thread. This was after 9000 miles on a KTM690.

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  19. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    My main issue with that tire is that it doesn't have any traction, sure it's a block of rubber that can make it to Alaska, but don't ask it to climb anything.

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    I got 4500 miles out of one, it would just spin and spin and spin...hated every minute of it.

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    It sucked on pavement, sand, dirt, gravel, snow, mud and rocks. Concrete in a straight line is where it really shined.:deal
  20. duanew1

    duanew1 In my Pajama pants

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    Tigerrider007's Husky has a MT-43 with a Tubliss setup in it. The MT-43 is close to half worn though. I told him that he should try that out to see how he likes it with low pressures. It should do everything very well except for mud.