Husqvarna TE-610 Owners Sign In Thread.

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

  1. tlking6

    tlking6 Been here awhile

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    I'm on my 3rd one and have been very happy with it on this bike. Amazing in the rocks and on the slab, good in the sand,, okay in the mud. I did get caught in a snowstorm in Baja back in December and learned the hard way that you dont want a trials tire in the snow.
  2. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB lucky dog

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    I'm sorry but I just don't get your experience. It hauled me over all the SanJuan passes and around Moab and I never once lacked for traction. I went thru standing water/muddy sand in Upheaval Bottom on WRT w/o any spinning.


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  3. MasterChief

    MasterChief Adventurer

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    A tire & oil thread. I have to throw in my 2 cents.:deal

    I had a 908 on the rear and hated every minute of it. Too stiff, bounced around off road and did not stick on the road either. Traded it for a six pack after 1000 miles and I think I got the better end of the deal.

    I had a MT 43 on the rear for a round 1000 miles. Took it off, but kept it. Love it on my smaller bikes not on the 610. The Husky spins it too much. Trails tires work best when they are sticking.

    I have a T63 on the rear now and it's ok.

    The best I have had so far is a Kenda 270. Great on the road and suprisingly good off road. I'm going back to that soon.

    I use 5W-40 Shell Rotella full syn in all my other 4 stroke bikes, but have been afraid to in the Husky because it calls for the 60 w.

    However if you can run Rotella in Texas surely I can in Washington:lol3
  4. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    I'll try it out Duane, then see what might work best for most of the terrain we travel...mostly gravel, with some hard pack dirt, we'll see how the MT43 holds up...
  5. tlking6

    tlking6 Been here awhile

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    you'll find the Trials tire very exciting when braking hard in gravel. My theory is that the pebbles clog up all the gaps between the knobs and then you have a gravel on gravel situation. Great for power brake slides!
  6. Taranis

    Taranis Been here awhile

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    Been running an MT-43 rear/MT-21 front combo and pretty happy with it overall. It climbs up stuff that's not exactly easy to walk up. However, with one exception of a front-end washout where the edge of the trail became very, very soft without looking any different, every time the bike has been on its side since I put them on has been on a steep, technical downhill. One of the biggest criticisms you hear about trials tires is their lack of braking ability downhill. That might just line up with my experience.

    Now that I'm in a part of the South that's relatively flat and prone to be muddy, instead of the dry Cali mountains and desert, I got a set of Desert Race to try on my 610. Figured it was either that or the D908 on the rear, but WC's recommendations and the "I've never had a flat with a Desert" comment swayed me. Waiting for my cush hub rear wheel to show up to mount everything.

    I'm also building an 18-in rear wheel for my YZ250 that will be a WR295 next time it runs. Will probably give the MT-43 a try on the back of that at some point if I head west of home where it's drier and likely to have more technical terrain.

    Oh, yeah. Motul 300V 15W-60.
  7. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    I have a
    Tractionator
    on the rear.

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    Sticks off road amazingly well, OK on the street and DOT rated (so it won't throw knobs at speed). Wearing like iron, too.

    I think the front tire I got is also a Moto-Z, but it did lose some knobs after a long high speed highway run... Maybe it's a different non-DOT tire. I'll look this evening and post.

    Golden Spectro semi-synthetic off-road 20W-50
  8. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    +1, I found the 908 to be the best loose soil ( sand/gravel ) tire I ever had. As stated, street performance was just good.
  9. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    I have a 2000 model and 5W-40 is the owners manual recommended grade. I also use it in several other bikes. A very good thing about the Shell oil is that you can get it everywhere.
  10. 1 lunger

    1 lunger Long timer

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    I stand by the Michelin AC-10 as a heck of an off road tire for the 610. I have the 120/90/18 and its the same size as most 140/80/18 tires. It won't last long on the road, but off road it very good! [​IMG] this is 250 off road miles and I'm hard hard hard on rear tires. It's a relatively soft tire, but holds up better than a MT -16 and works much better than the MT -21. Oh, and Motul 7100 10w60 full syn
  11. EricMN

    EricMN Adventurer

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    I recently picked up an 07 TE610 with some electrical issues(blowing fuses), ran good but would die and not re-start. Bike was very clean, 5000 miles, from the looks of it most if its life was on road. First thing I noticed was the gas tank vent was melted to the header and totally closed off, I think this is what caused the engine to die. I stripped the bike, went through and cleaned up the entire wire harness, cleaned and greased all the connections and switches. Also replaced the cam chain, the clutch bushing, checked the valves, put on some aftermarket turn signals, and installed a JD jetting kit. I noticed the clutch basket spring cups are in rough shape, they will need to be replaced very soon. I took it out for a few rides around town, runs great, no blown fuses. I like it so far, very nice bike, if it ever stops snowing here I'll hit some trails and put it to the test.

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  12. huzar

    huzar Pastor of Muppets

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    Nice bike. PM IndyUnlimited here on ADV -- he'll sell you his spring cups kit, which seems to be the better solution to the problem than buying another set from Husqvarna.
  13. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    I'm going to check these Moto Z tires out!
  14. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

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  15. g.mccormick

    g.mccormick Been here awhile

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    How much are people paying for a set of the tractionators? How many miles of mix use are they lasting?
  16. singletrak

    singletrak Adventurer

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    Nice bike. I saw that one on CL. Where in Northern Minnesota are you located? I have a cabin north of Virginia, I bring my TE610 (06) and ride alot of the forest roads and trails in the area.

    Singletrak
  17. EricMN

    EricMN Adventurer

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    Thanks Huzar, IndyUnlimited is sending me his kit, earlier I called a dealer and they said that part# was discontinued.
  18. EricMN

    EricMN Adventurer

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    I am sure this is the same bike you saw, I have been looking for a 06 or 07 TE610 for well over a year, this is only the second one I found for sale in the state. I am about 25 miles west of Virginia in Hibbing. This is my first dual sport, I think this will be a good bike for exploring all the old mining and forest roads around here.
  19. uska

    uska Been here awhile

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    Would anyone know if an 08 610 with leo x3 slipon (c/f endcap + sparky) would pass a 94db test?? Leo vince usa website only shows the old slipon with a metal end cap and doesnt list much info.. First timer at a real event 'the rites of spring' up in MI, and they'll test bikes for noise levels.
  20. uska

    uska Been here awhile

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    I think ive seen those tires on 7602 racing website if not mistaken. Check it out. I know theres a few models of the motoz brand tires.(ive learned from quite a few folks online that the knobs on motoz tires like to fly off) I stick to a d606 rear & mt21 front.. for my next dirt setup ill try something more agressive as i now have 17's for my everyday ripping around.