Husqvarna TE-610 Owners Sign In Thread.

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

  1. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    BuffaloDan has the Promoto billet rack on his & I believe (don't quote me) that the stutter was easily taken care of (after lotza work done by others)
    a sparkplug change & rejet ??? I can't recall the actual remedy, but it seem's to be a non issue now
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  2. WR_guy

    WR_guy Been here awhile

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    Hey, FBF may still have a couple of sets of those factory 50mm 'zokes lying around. I have a set on my wr250 and they are sweet to say the least.
    Hope the frame is okay?
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  3. WR_guy

    WR_guy Been here awhile

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    PM me and let's talk about selling your bike.

    I'm in No NJ. Would shipping be a problem?
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  4. onebaduce

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    [​IMG]finally Finally got some mud on her.

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  5. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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  6. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    Welcome to the Asylum OneBaduce.
    I didn't like the front Karoo much in the Mud and went with a non-Dot knobby. I feel much more confident on the bike with better tires even though I am beginner rider I have progressed well with the Husky...

    Dan
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  7. Chadleys1

    Chadleys1 working on it

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    Wow!!

    I take one day off of checking the Thumper threads on ADV, and come back to find out we have our own thread. Nice!

    Sorry I'm late.

    I am a long time motorcyclist with more of a history on the street than in the dirt. This bike has changed my outlook on motorcycling tremendously. I consider it the most fun bike I have ever owned.

    I had a little problem early on with the nut on the crank being loose and the woodruff key shearing, but once I got my parts, the pain was over. It was a very easy fix and did no permanent damage. Frustrating, but it did force me to become familiar with the motor and the setup of the bike which is something I was looking forward to.

    I have a couple of projects going on with the bike at the moment, so I will just put up an old picture, for now.

    I ride the bike on everything from Interstate Highways to (actual)deer trails up an down rocky hills on which you have to duck branches and limbs. I am extremely happy with this bike.

    Hey buffallodan, you had a great idea with this thread, and I think it is cool how you sort of maintain it and bump it along.

    I have said it before, buffallodan, you da man!

    I will post better pics later. All our bikes look the same, now. In a year it will be funny to see how different they will become. Keep riding them and post photos.

    Let's put the link on this thread whenever there is a ride report that has Husqvarnas in it. good idea??
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  8. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    Excellent Idea Chadley :clap
    Thanks for props,

    Dan

    Here are my few reports to get us started... and of course a link to Bigdogs for tributes sake...

    All of my rides in the Daniel Boone National Forest are on the Sheltowee Trace Recreational Trail and I am attempting to ride every legal section and create routes to share with fellow Advriders...

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152358


    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=150717


    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149268


    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140199


    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=139678


    Bigdog and Gaspipes TAT Ride
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147232
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  9. Chadleys1

    Chadleys1 working on it

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    Thanks for posting the links. Well done reports with great photos!!

    I had previously seen only one of your ride reports, and of course Big Dog and Gaspipe's already legendary West TAT thread. The rest of those were new to me. Excellent.
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  10. NotEnufGarj

    NotEnufGarj Jon

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    Hopefully I will be able to get a picture to post.
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    I have been riding dirt bikes since I was 5, did the motocross starting as a teenager, then moved to off-road racing around 24, then on to trials riding at 35. I had a few years of road riding in my early 20’s, but off-road is what I have always moved to.
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    I currently have a Kawasaki KDX 220 for long survival woods riding and my wife rides it, a YZ250 for dessert and racing, a Montesa Cota trials bike, and now my Husky TE 610.
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    The YZ is wearing me out, so I’ve been thinking of replacing it with a TE 250, but after a recent ride into unforgiving single track on the TE 610, I’m now leaning towards the TE 510. The torque of the 610 was great!
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    Most of my riding on the 610 is street, interstate, back roads, and in town, with not enough dirt riding.
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    About my 610, I haven’t done much yet; I have the PMB rack with all options, and the Cycra pro-bend bark busters. I have a <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Utah</st1:place></st1:State> skid plate coming and my local Husky dealer (Moto Tech) has a variable ignition coming that we are going to test on my bike. I have access to a dyno, so if I can swing it I’ll do some before and after runs on it. I have squeaked 2k miles out of the stock tires and they are shot! I am planning on putting the Dunlop’s on soon. I felt the stock tires were okay on the road, okay at low speeds in the dry slick and rocks, but lethal to the rider in any wet dirt conditions. I also am trying to stop riding the bike long enough to cut the catalytic converter out.
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    I have a line on a local guy that does the seat modifications. I have ridden a couple of bikes with his work and they are both very nice. One seat had been worked over and was a little fat for my liking; the other didn’t change much from stock but was much more comfortable. It sounds like he charges about $100, I think I’m going to have him work my TE seat over this fall, and then I’ll get a picture posted.
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    My take on the ignition, the glitch that we all have is due to the stock ignition map. My dealer is putting this in as warranty issue on my bike, maybe if we all do Husky will be more inclined to come up with a fix. My understanding is unplugging the TPS allows the bike to run blind and not see this, but I don’t like that fix since if the bike was designed to run a certain way then it should run that way. The spark plug swap should only reduce the problem, not really fix it.
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    Don’t get me wrong, I am enjoying this bike 110% and I’m glad I didn’t buy any other DS, so don’t take my opinion on the ignition issue as regret. I have been a Yamaha rider for 24 years and never really considered anything else. This 610 is making me a Husky believer!
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    Jon
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  11. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    Thanks for signing in Jon,
    Good luck on the ignition issue and keep us informed especially if you dyno as I have yet to see any for the 610 Before and After...
    Btw, Is that an Axe? :eek1 :D...

    Dan
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  12. NotEnufGarj

    NotEnufGarj Jon

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    It's and axe and a chainsaw. We were doing trail work that day. The guy's I was with were on a Gasgas 250 and a KX250F.

    Jon
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  13. bpeterson

    bpeterson I just tweeted it

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    I'm HERE!

    I bought the TE610 off of another member of this site (you can probably guess who!), and I can't be happier. He really took great care of it and shared a ton of information about the bike w/me before I bought it. Everything runs great, and the Renazco seat is super comfortable.

    I really wanted something with a little more 'umph' than the DRZ without a lot more weight, and the TE fits that perfectly. I've not taken it off-road yet as the knobbies are not yet mounted. I went w/the stock MT-21's to replace the street tires.

    Here she is coming home for the first time about a month ago.

    Thanks for starting this thread Dan - it's really great to see how much attention and dedication you're giving the Husky's on this site. :thumb

    Attached Files:

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  14. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    Thanks Everyone,
    It's great to see everyone signing in, I know there are a few more of us :wink:...
    I am really thankful Baldy has created a home for us here.
    Many people on the board have taken the time to give me advice and assistance and what little I can contribute is really my way of saying thanks to all of them. :clap
    Nice idea for the Sign in Link...

    Dan
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  15. Ditch

    Ditch Long timer

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  16. sethro

    sethro Been here awhile

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    I gots one too, just got back from Baja, was a good trip. Bike ranflawless!

    Sethro
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  17. Hoder

    Hoder Card carrying greeny

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    Here's me all ready for my first multi-day ride. I really need those cool Promoto Billet panniers. How do you ride with all this crap:huh
    You can find my ongoing story here if you're interested.

    Goodies installed so far:
    JD Jet kit
    Scotts stainless oil filter
    Cycra Pro Bends
    Utah Sport Cycle Skid Plate
    Garmin 276c
    Rooster front disc guard
    Wolfman Small Expedition tank bag
    Fold-down mirrors (from ktmtwins.com)
    65watt Halogen headlight

    Waiting to be installed (as soon as I invent a mounting system):
    Touratech locking GPS mount
    Touratech IMO100 R300 computer
    Touratech RB TT motorized roadbook holder
    Touratech Rally5 control

    A big thanks again to you Dan for putting this up for us!
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  18. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    I thought the TT mounts worked with the crossbar?:ear
    I just ordered the 60CSx lockable mount, am I not going to be able to use crossbar?

    Dan

    p.s. You're welcome Hoder, I will keep up with the index and build our info base... :D
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  19. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    Ride Report? :ear :D

    Dan
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  20. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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