Husqvarna TE-610 Owners Sign In Thread.

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

  1. GaM

    GaM Long timer

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    The steering lock doesn't work on my TE610, the lock turns but it never catches whatever it's supposed catch in there to lock the fork.
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  2. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    The steering lock is a bit tricky, try to turn the bars as you push and turn the key and really fiddle with it. I had a hard time getting it down initially but after you figure out how much to turn the bars and key it works fine...

    Dan
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  3. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    yeah ya gotta press as you turn, Dan is right about it takin a bit ta screw around with till ya get the hang of it
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  4. GaM

    GaM Long timer

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    Haha, worked like a charm. Just turned the forks and the key at the same time.
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  5. hartzpad

    hartzpad Been here awhile

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    How necessary is it to have local dealer support for a Husky? There are no Husky dealers here in Utah but I am really digging both the TE510 and TE610 bikes, great design and very light weight. I never see Husky parts advertised in major parts catalogs such as Parts Unlimited and Rocky Mountain ATV, but then again, maybe I haven't paid attention if they were or not. I've been planning on a plated KTM 525 EXC to replaced my plated Yamaha WR426 but seeing the Husky bikes makes me want one, I just don't know if it is worth the pain of not having a local dealer when I just need to stop by and get parts, I have at least 3 or 4 local Yamaha and KTM dealers within about 70 miles, one is only 5 min. away and it is nice to swing by and pick up parts when they are in stock.

    More pics please!!!!
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  6. switchback

    switchback Eatin' Dirt Since 1982

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    Someone with the same Husky thoughts in thier head. I just Mailed HuskyUSA and expressed my desire for a dealer in Utah. I was ready to buy a TE570 from RimRock Racing around the time of the Piaggio screw-over. Now Rim Rock is gone and we have to choose between Reno, GrandJunction, Boise, or Vegas. The Husky 610/570s were the fastest bike in the desert out here. Now I want a new 610 DS but can only drool over the pictures. Don't want to go out of state for parts and service.

    If you do want a husky 610 they have them in Remo for $6199 + the other charges that dealers stick you with.

    Please send Husky an email telling them we need dealers.
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  7. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    parts are a phone call away, just order & within a week they are at your door, service to very user friendly, I don't see the problem :dunno
    Grab your self a Husky & never look back:thumb
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  8. switchback

    switchback Eatin' Dirt Since 1982

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    The problem is there is no dealer service without a dealer. I know I can order parts from a hundred dealers but if I need warranty service or major service I will have to travel.
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  9. Hoder

    Hoder Card carrying greeny

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    I read an interview about a year ago I think by the head of MV Agusta who said they planned to keep the Husky an exclusive, highly sought after item, like the Ferrari but hoped to have a full line of (factory) aftermarket parts available. There's 2 dealers in my state both about 100 miles away from me which kind of sucks but I'm still 100% I bought the best bike for my purposes. It would be nice to see at least a few dealers in each state.
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  10. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    Yes for warranty service or something major you will have to travel, but then again a similar Jap D\S has no warranty :lol3 Ooops what was I thinking, there is no Jap D\S that would be considered compareable to the Husky's

    P.S. very, very few have needed major service from what I've heard
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  11. switchback

    switchback Eatin' Dirt Since 1982

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    With my luck I would be one of those individuals :doh Didn't know that one of the Japaneese bikes didn't have a warranty. :loco I may end up with a used bike until Either there is a dealer in UT or I get impatient. :ricky Till then I guess I will :drif
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  12. EMrider

    EMrider Been here awhile

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    I think that Husky and Husaberg are the only two offering a decent warranty on dirtbikes. The TEs are proving to be very reliable, and the performance is amazing. Far more bike than my limited riding ability can handle, but very big fun.
    R
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  13. Chadleys1

    Chadleys1 working on it

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    I just got back tonight from a 1248 mile learning experience. I spent two days on the TransAmTrail, and the rest doing my own thing. I was a little worried and carried about 5 lbs of tools with me, never needing any of them.
    From Colinville Kentucky to Austin Texas, on trails, watter crossings, dirt roads, gravel roads, back roads, highways, and interstates, the 2006 Husqvarna TE 610 performed flawlessly. I don't know if it is worth a ride report, but I have a few really cool pictures for the TE 610 people.

    [​IMG]
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  14. Chadleys1

    Chadleys1 working on it

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    The road/trail becomes a rushing flash flood.
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  15. DRipp

    DRipp Stu's cousin Darryl

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    More Please.:lurk I for one would like to see more pictures and a report.

    Later,
    DRipp
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  16. Hoder

    Hoder Card carrying greeny

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    WHAT??????????? Not worth a ride report?
    Where's my beer :1drink
    Now start typin':lurk
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  17. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    What are the wheel sizes on this??
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  18. bpeterson

    bpeterson I just tweeted it

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    nice stuff chadleys :clap

    got any more?
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  19. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    :ddog :dizave Ya go on a nice dirt ride with ure Husky, then teeze us sayin no trip report????????? Uhh Uhhh Uhhhh,,, trip report pleeze or we'll "REVOLT" :lift :gdog
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  20. Chadleys1

    Chadleys1 working on it

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    21"Excel front/18"Excel rear - factory stock wheels.

    I had Pirelli Scorpion A/T's(come stock on the KTM 640 ADV) on for this trip, since I would ride plenty of blacktop, but a set of Continental TKC 80's, I ordered before the trip, awaits me at my local Husky dealer, Austin Sports Cycles.

    Here is a picture where you can better see the tires. I found a salamander about 6 feet behind where I am standing in the picture, it was really cool looking, but I wasn't able to catch it for a photo.
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