Husqvarna TE-610 Owners Sign In Thread.

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

  1. Geek

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    From Motorcycle Daily

    Husqvarna Sales Rise in 2009 Despite Industry Slump
    By Dirck J. Edge
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    BMW's recent acquisition of Husqvarna Motorcycles coincides with the dirt bike manufacturer's relative success in the U.S. market for calendar year 2009. According to a press release from Husqvarna (below), U.S. mortorcycle sales as a whole declined 41%, yet Husqvarna sales in this country were up 9% compared to 2008. Here is the press release from Husqvarna.

    Woodcliff Lake, NJ - While the U.S. motorcycle market endured some tough times as a whole in 2009, Husqvarna had a winning year on the track and in the sales department. "Retail sales were up 9% compared to 2008," says Husqvarna Motorcycles North America President Mark Brady. "This was a phenomenal result considering that 2009 was our first full year of operation in the USA."

    According to the just-released industry sales figures U.S. motorcycle sales declined 41% in the past year, yet Husqvarna is happy to have bucked this negative trend. "Our sales accelerated through the end of the year, increasing 98% for the last two months of the year!" This late sales spike pushed Husqvarna up to 9% in y-t-d sales overall. "This is a true testament to both our dedicated dealers and great new products, such as the 250cc model range," explains Brady.

    Race results also helped keep Husqvarna sales on the gas. Great performances by Glenn Kearney in the GNCC series (not to mention winning the overall at The Little Brown Jug Enduro), combined with Canadian import Cory Graffunder's EnduroCross podiums, Zip-Ty Racing taking Top 2-Stroke honors at the infamous Glen Helen 24 Hours and Adrien Chareyre capturing an X Games SupermotoX medal were all proud moments. However, the 2009 Husqvarna highlight had to be Desert Master Nick Burson winning the AMA D-37 Desert #1 plate and taking first overall honors at California's legendary Elsinore Grand Prix.

    "It is clear from the results that we put some early housekeeping in order, offered a top quality product and presented one of the best retail financing programs in the entire industry," says Brady. He is quick to add that Husqvarna will continue with 6.99% financing for 2010 and even better bikes! "We have some exciting new models joining the range, including the all-new TE630 and SM630. We have also updated the popular 250 model range and we will be announcing some serious 2010 race series sponsorships shortly."
  2. Sniper X

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    Can someone post up the link to a cam chain replacement thread? My buddy needs to do it. Thanks!

    Kev
  3. Sniper X

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    We now have a Husky dealer here in Albuquerque. PJ's triumph, they are the Duc and tri dealer. They are having an open house, tonight. I was thiking of taking a list of stuff we as 610 owners know they should stock....what shall I tell them? I think the parts guy is a member here but not sure. PJ's is a great shop BTW, I am really glad it was them that took on Husky instead of the local BMW shop since they are very BMW if you know what I mean.
  4. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Cam chains
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  5. LRPct

    LRPct Been here awhile

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  6. Lav1200

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    That truly sucks. I will be interested to hear where in the cooling system you will find the broken bits. On the bright side - none of the loose metal should find its way in to the oil.
  7. ICBiker

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    Picked up my new ride from Hall's yesterday. 09 TE610 with power-up kit and Leo Vince can. What a great bunch of guys to deal with at Hall's, everything this forum has said about them is true. This will be replacing my beloved KLR. Thanks to everyone for all the info that is shared on this forum.
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  8. 30Bones

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    Congrats!

    Mine is headed to Hallls next weekend to get remapped after the power up kit! :clap
  9. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    I'm afraid you've made a horrible mistake. Holycaveman says the KLR is easier to ride off-road than the 610.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11568457&postcount=150
    SO easy a caveman can do it, so I guess it must be true.

    Maybe you'll be that ONE lucky guy who thinks otherwise:evil
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  11. PacificPT

    PacificPT Been here awhile

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    LostRider,

    Makes me sad just seeing the damage to your bike!

    Geek,

    Thanks for posting the article, interesting to see the strength of sales for Husky.
  12. DeBandi

    DeBandi Exploring Alabama

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  13. firefight100

    firefight100 Husky te610

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    This has been done before. Either on here or over on SMJ.
    Exact same thing with the exact same results. Look at msg 12632 on this board.
  14. MasterChief

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    DeBandi you sure do post some great pics.:clap

    Husky needs to hire you as part of their marketing team
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    DeBandi: Wide open in 3rd gear you should make it :lurk


    :D :freaky
  16. BeeDub

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    Nice pics DeBandi! I'd be a little nervous about my inadequate kickstand on that dock, therefore, you have balls...:lol3

    Hey guys, just a note on the HDB handguard/riser setup. They are great, don't get me wrong, but I thought you guys need to know this when ordering, or you can tell me I have something backwards, but I don't think so. When I measured the stock bolt pattern on my top handlebar clamp, they were 93mm, so that's what I ordered. When I mounted the risers, it changed the bolt pattern to 86mm (which is the other option for the Husky), but since I ordered the 93mm upper clamp, I can't finish the install. I'm sure HDB will exchange it for me, I just thought I'd save you some time and money in shipping things back and forth to get it right. I know some of you have also ordered this set-up, so please tell me how you got it right the first time.

    So my bike sits like a wounded bull until I can get this sorted...:cry
  17. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    Took me two tries too :thumb


  18. BeeDub

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    I didn't think about this last night, but I'm assuming I need to send back the handguards as well as the top clamp? The reason I say this is that if the bolt pattern is smaller, would that mean I need longer handguards to reach the clamp?

    Also, did you need longer cables for anything?
  19. xymotic

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    I did not have to send back the handguards.

    My cables all work, though my clutch is tighter than I'd like.
    The clutch cable is just a bear no matter how you slice it. When I break this one I'm gonna order George's Hydraulic unit.
  20. Husky Varmit

    Husky Varmit Been here awhile

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    Perfect timing XYMOTIC. It has been about a month since I put on one of the first (if not the first) customer released hydraulics from Uptite George. We were talking this afternoon and it crossed my mind that I haven't said a word about it since I posted the original installation info.

    So, after a few hundred miles - IT'S FRIGGING FANTASTIC!!

    Seriously, I have had 2 problems with it. The little adjuster plastic, thingamawhatzer for the master cylinder plunger has disappeared. Probably on Mustang Island, I think I even know which sand pile. And I had to re-shim the slave cylinder today, which may or may not be normal.

    Other than that there is nothing I would change about it.

    Oh yeah, the pressure line is long enough to put risers or higher bars w/o stretching it.