Husqvarna TE-610 Owners Sign In Thread.

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

  1. Ditch

    Ditch Long timer

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    Yeah Dan, I tend to gawk at neat rocks, trees, perky nippled hikers, (there were plenty of them in Aspen last Sunday!):evil , I ran off the road once on my H-D and the moniker was applied by friends who saw it happen.
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  2. tshelver

    tshelver Been here awhile

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    Had mine since mid-March, but only really started to ride it about a month ago: too many other bikes, and the saddle is a butt-breaker for longer rides.

    The Renazco has just gone on, which should rectify that problem, and the Tecate (Baja Designs) headlight is mounted, debugged and a huge improvement over stock.


    Jury is still out on the Renazco for multi-day adventure rides. It's much better than stock, and not at all too wide for trails, but still a bit narrow for those 500 mile days... Maybe the Sweet Cheeks will be a useful add-on option.
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  3. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    Tshelver,
    Could you post a pic of the Renzacco, and info on Baja light too...what wattage MR did you go with, how is it for city traffic ect. any input greatly appreciated as I am ready to upgrade the light. My Renzacco should be here this week...
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  4. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    Would that light work for street riding? Could you tell us more about it please? TIA

    Dan
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  5. Chadleys1

    Chadleys1 working on it

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    I think that is one of the high dollar ones from Baja designs.
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  6. Hoder

    Hoder Card carrying greeny

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    Yes it will all mount on the crossbar but it blocks the computer. (that's why I'm still using the RAM mount for the gps) I want to mount all instruments up and away so I can see them clearly while riding. Lookng down at speed is a bad thing. I'm considering buying an older BMW GS front guard and modifying it but still up in the air on this one.
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  7. Chadleys1

    Chadleys1 working on it

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    I just wanted to post this picture with my dog, Goose, in it.
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  8. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    After stalling my bike today in a deep crossing, I would highly suggest everyone do the vent mod using Y or T connections and sending at least one line up high...stalled bike > pushing it up stream > water over boot and intake > really isolated area > bike won't start > dumb ass forgot his tools > oh shit moment :huh :eek1 :cry > will be fixing vent line tomorrow :lol3...

    So, has anyone come up with any ideas on how we can raise the intake? I would like to cross deep water without the risk of flooding my engine but looking at the space it doesn't seem possible to change the airfilter location...:ear:ear:ear

    I guess I need to know the procedure for crossing when I need to go over the intake level; remove filter and wrap with plastic, push bike???
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  9. boulderjoe1000

    boulderjoe1000 Let's Go!

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    Are these Husky's really THAT much faster and solid that the KTMs???

    Not trying to pry, but I don't own either and might be swayed to join the brotherhood if the argument holds enough water...

    Let me know.... Ready to buy one of the two and I just want the no bullshit, marketing brochure, salesjob version of which of these bikes rips in the real world in DS form. Pros vs. Cons, commentary, pictures, video... whatever it takes, lets figure out this historical moment in our sports history.... 610 vs. LC4... which is the baddass to buy and build in the summer of 2006?

    Street legal, dirt oriented, realistic maintenence options, adveture touring(500 miles or more, mostly off rd)
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  10. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    Hey Joe,
    This thread is for checking in and all relative bs'n about the 610. Most of us are going to tell you straight on the pro's and con's of the 610 but we shouldn't Hijack the thread to a Comparison of two outstanding bikes that really are not similar enough imho for apples to apples...

    These are some of the things that I considered in my purchace with additions:

    610 pros

    Can be had for 7200.00 OTD ( I paid more :cry :lol3)
    310lbs. dry
    6 speeds
    Smooth running, lower vibes
    good suspension
    Completed 3500 mile ride of TAT with only the battery failing
    It's not mainstream

    610 cons

    small fuel tank
    low air intake
    offroad seat
    weak headlight
    It's not mainstream
    luggage limitations
    aftermarket > this is being addressed by enough companies we have most of what is necessary for Adv touring

    640 Adv
    Pros

    A work of art imho
    good fairing and instrument space
    higher fuel capacity
    aftermarket
    Adv Thumper Forum Support
    luggage capacity

    Cons
    Heavier drywieght
    Mo Money
    more vibes than 610 >
    5 speed > not a deal killer for most but on wish list I am sure


    Others should chime in but please lets not get off track completely.
    I really wanted a 640 and may upgrade to the 690 when it lands...
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  11. sethro

    sethro Been here awhile

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    well I have had both now and must say that the Husky is under rated, the motor is just the sweetest thing I have yet to sample in 22 years of riding. It does pretty much everything you ask it to do, I went riding in the cinders here in Flagstaff and climbed hills that my 520 450 or yz 400 could not, just has sooo much tourqe that is super user freindly. Then went up on mountain to about 9500 feet and ran single track, no not just single track, KNARLY single track, was super intence!!!!!!!!!

    The bike needs to be geared down for that kind of stuff but still does it ok, in stock form.

    The fit and finish is better on a KTM, the KTM is better on street but not by much, will go for the long hall fully loaded a little better, the husky just feels realy light once it is moving. :D and has a skinnyer seat, no vibes @ all compared to the KTM.

    One more thing, I have read all the reviews I could find and NOONE have complained about hot boot left side, if you stand up and and hang on you will get a hot boot, I have heat wraped and costum sheild ect. and still not hit a home run yet. Oh and my crank nut was loose too, no biggie, a quick repair, speaking of service, it is soooooo easy to work on its not funny, oil changes are a snap, that makes me :clap

    Here are some pics of the cinder hill that I have never made it to the top on except a KX500, none of my other dirt bikes have ever made it, and a pic of her flight manners

    Sethro


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  12. sethro

    sethro Been here awhile

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    pre ride safty meeting

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  13. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    Sweet pics Sethro,
    Really nice setup, the heat is an issue for me as well and I am going to get it wrapped asap.
    I also want to chime in on the Husky's climbing ability. I am a new rider and am able to climb really steep tecnical sections and imho I must attribute that ability to the Husky's low torque, suspension and bike geometry. I haven't ridden other bikes but I am doing stuff on the Husky I wouldn't attempt on my mtbike. I wish I had pics from yesterday, I am trying to save my gps track to jpeg showing elevation and will post it if I can figure it out...



    p.s. How do you like the Aserbis Headlight?
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  14. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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  15. sethro

    sethro Been here awhile

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    light is great, better than stock.

    thanks , jump was fun!

    Sethro
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  16. GaM

    GaM Long timer

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    Where is that info on the leaking petcock fix? Mine has developed a wee weep. I know Big Dog took his apart and stuck some expoxy in it and some people have replaced with a KTM petcock, can't find the posts about this though. What kind of KTM petcock?

    I'm wrapping my pipe too, I've fried my leg just above the boot line last three times out.
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  17. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    I had a deposit on a 640 adv but canceled it and bought the Husky.

    Differences that made me change.

    TE - 310 lbs. 640 adv is a little heavier, but seemed very BIG to me.

    TE - smoother engine. 640 vibrates, just put up with it.

    and the biggest reason, $ 2000.



    scfrank
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  18. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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  19. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    Just got off the phone with Motosport(Dirtbags) and they are shooting for early September Production of the Racks for the 610. I will keep everyone posted...

    D
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  20. jonb

    jonb Montana Adventurer

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    How's IMS coming on the 5 gallon tank?
    Any new word on IMS coming into the picture with an entry?
    I like the Clarke people and their products.
    Couldn't find a continuation of this conversation and I thought right about now they would be popping them off the mold.
    Any news would be great.
    Thanks.
    JB
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