Husqvarna TE-610 Owners Sign In Thread.

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

  1. BLucare

    BLucare Ambitious, but rubbish

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    @verboten1 - I'll echo the others: I'd buy another TE610 yesterday (thankfully, mine only has 14k on the clock :thumb). They are extremely versatile, and simply one of the best dual sport bikes of the last 10 years. The fuel injection and 6-speed gearbox were the deciding factor for me. I was dead-set on a 640 Adventure, but the Husky caught my eye in the Flea Market (and it was local). After a little research, I was sold. As others have said, these bikes will not break the bank, and for such little money, I could not justify a DRZ/KLR/WR compared to the 610.

    TL;DR: Buy, buy buy buy :clap
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  2. verboten1

    verboten1 nein

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    Is there any source for a soft bag racks any more? Are parts still available? I've tracked down a 630 about 900 miles away that has a rack, skid plate and a few other farkles for not much more. I love the idea of this bike, it seems like a perfect KLR replacement. The problem with this one is it's 100% stock and I can't seem to find the parts I know I need.

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  3. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    My '09 TE 610 as it is now
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    still a few mods to do, Baja handguards and HTM front sprocket protection. Only upset so far are the suspensions, they are way too stiff and just don't work especially on the low speed. We'll take down the rear shock to see if it's possible to reduce tre preload and about the forks, I wonder if on the other IE models, on the low side are they like mine? [​IMG]
  4. Huskyfatman

    Huskyfatman Stinky Wizzleteats

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    No fork compression adjusters on ‘08 and up.
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/husqvarna-08-te-610-front-fork-thread-only.329169/

    The suspension on the ‘08 works great for me because I’m a fat arse. The only heavy bike I can get a rhythm with through big sand whoops. All I’ve done is set the sag on the shock and I’m happy. Great bike!
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  5. RonSJC

    RonSJC Been here awhile

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    Check out Dirtbagz pretty sure they are still available. Inexpensive, light and were perfect when we were scouting the CABDR. The rack is minimal but sufficient.[​IMG]

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  6. mcnut

    mcnut Long timer

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    I have used the DirtBagz on several bikes and also find them to be a great if slightly less robust solution, however I noticed last month that they had a closeout special on their big bore Husky set and now do not show as an application. You could call and ask.

    Bruce
  7. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    It's a fantastic KLR replacement!
    Like others say Dirtbagz carries racks and bags specifically for the bike, but sounds like that may be changing. Last year I had to buy a replacement side rack and the owner sold me one for cheaper than it's listed for. I hope he continues carrying them. I would call and verify one way or another and not assume anything.
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  8. verboten1

    verboten1 nein

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    The local 610 sold while I was hemming and hawing. There are no bag racks left at dirtbagz.

    contemplating the 630, but parts availability still scares me.

    Thanks everyone for your input.
  9. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Verboten brings up an interesting dilemma regarding no solid source for side bag racks anymore apparently. I know one person here has made some beautiful side racks but for those of us that can't weld, does anyone have pics and a gear report on how well Green Chili Gear or Mosko Moto or some other bag system works on these?
    Pro's?
    Con's?

    I've used Wolfman E12's on the bike and they fit very nicely with plenty of extra strap length and no awkward fitting necessary.
    Con: too small for all my crap on long distance, multi day rides even with an added top pack on the rear rack.
  10. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Don't let parts availability scare you. It's really a non issue. Plenty of places carry parts even though you have to order them, which is the new normal regardless of whether you own a Japanese or Euro bike. I noticed this almost a decade ago when I looked for simple parts for my KLR. Get over that old school mentality, lol. Parts aren't available for anything at your local store.
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  11. BLucare

    BLucare Ambitious, but rubbish

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    See below :thumb

    @verboten1, I would agree with this ^^^. I had to order some obscure transmission parts this past winter (because I was a ham-fisted oaf, not because of the bike itself) for my 2008 TE610, and almost everything I needed was in stock at one parts retailer or another, and at my door within a week. The one part that was not in stock anywhere took a few weeks to get from Husky in Europe to the retailer, and then to me. Hall's Cycles has a pretty large stock of parts, and Googling the part numbers helped to turn up some additional retailers.


    I can confirm that the Giant Loop Coyote works very well. I used it last year multiple times with a Wolfman duffel on the rear rack, and that was before I seriously downsized my gear. Probably could live comfortably out of that setup with the 60-plus liter total capacity. I would imagine the Mosko Moto Reckless systems would also work, given that they attach similarly to the Giant Loop bags (passenger pegs + rearward strap).

    For light packing inspiration, check out Jenny Morgan's current ride report. I think she's got about 50-60 liters with a Giant Loop setup on her G 310 GS, and she's been all over the States in the last month or so.
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  12. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Got a link to her RR?
  13. BLucare

    BLucare Ambitious, but rubbish

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  14. Rob578

    Rob578 Been here awhile

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    I have a 2011 630 I bought brand new from Ridersville Cycle, the price was just too good to pass up. If you are contemplating a used one first thing you need to find out is what has been done to get it to run "right". Out of the box they were nearly unrideable. I ended up with a Power Commander and Auto Tuner along with a Leo Vince full exhaust, also swapped out the fuel injector for a 12 port KX450 injector. The bike runs very well and will not give up much of anything to the orange machines. I don't have a lot of miles on mine, probably less than 5K but It's been 100% reliable. No one makes anything like these bikes anymore and if you can find a lightly used one I'd snap it up. About the only other things I've done is added a rear rack and a longer kick stand.
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  15. BLucare

    BLucare Ambitious, but rubbish

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    When you say "unrideable," are you referring to the fueling? A buddy told me that his stock 630 has a tendency to fall flat on its face at lower revs, as if the fueling just cuts out. I wasn't sure if it was just his bike, or if that problem is endemic among all 630s.

    Another thing to think about is the clutch spring washers. I believe the washers in the 630 are just as fragile as the 610.
  16. Rob578

    Rob578 Been here awhile

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    The fueling was horrible on mine. It would shut off when I stopped, suddenly flame out when I let the clutch out and had about the same power as a WR250. If I remember correctly there was also a baffle in the airbox I took out. I'm sure any PO would have fixed all of this. I rode mine one time and ordered the Power Commander. I haven't had any issues (yet) with the clutch washers. I have the parts to fix it but haven't gotten around to it.
  17. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    Been looking for one of these. Anyone know of any out there for sale?