Husqvarna TE630

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Tagati, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Sometimes I have to jiggle the ignition switch or re-click it. Like a sticky contact or something.
    I suppose one day I'll be forced to hot-wire it in the field. :rofl
  2. asi00007

    asi00007 Adventurer

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    I have that feeling its coming from the kill switch on the handle bar
  3. Maxyb

    Maxyb Falling over slowly

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    I decided to weigh my 630 to work out what specs are actually correct as I've seen so many numbers been thrown around.
    To make sure the weight was correct i weighed it twice on two different scales - calibrated digital refrigeration scales and some analogue oldies that are accurate as all buggery.

    With everything stock plus
    oil
    water
    2L of petrol
    husky rear rack
    ktm 690 windscreen
    radiator braces
    skidplate
    beefed up subframe
    and barkbusters

    my 630 weighed in at 155kg! or about 340lb :deal

    It's not a heavyweight afterall.

    A side note, i'm loving my 630 more and more everyday, and I'm sure many of you guys are too :D
  4. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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    Good to hear mate
    mine is a pos atm
    blown map sensor number 3
    wiring is corroded in the loom
    i love how the thing goes when it is going
    but it is becoming unreliable often
    looks like i am gunna ride a ttr across the desert next week
  5. SilverBullet

    SilverBullet Been here awhile

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    You could drop an easy 20+ lbs by going to a single FMF exhaust and a Li-Ion battery.

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  6. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Seems like some of this story is missing since you are one, if not the only, that has this problem and feels this way.
  7. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB lucky dog

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    He's detailed his problems on CafeHusky. I think it's a case of dealer incompetence/run around. Sucks in any event, I'm sure he'd like to be riding his bike.



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  8. Maxyb

    Maxyb Falling over slowly

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    Or about 30lb with the Leovince ti system and a Li-Ion battery :evil

    would bring it down to stock ktm 690 weight :deal
  9. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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    Yes being the only one with this problem makes it hard for huski to accept or workout what is really going on.My wiring is corroded in the loom,the wires have gone black.This has only been discovered by the guys working on my bike when map sensor failed for the 3rd time.Water was getting into the connecting plug at the tp s.A new throttle body was fitted,you cannot buy the tp s assembly separately.600 km later it went again.Water in there again, another TB and a new seal was fitted.300km later it goes again.Water residue in the plug.Only road riding in light rain.This time a another plug was sent they strip the wires back to solder it on and find the wiring corroded.So my bike sits ,no looms available here.Might have another sensor.I leave in a few days for a ride that i had brought and was setting the bike up for.I have been told it won't be ready and they wouldn't trust it if was.


    Yes i would love to be riding it.
    The dealers have been great.
    It is the distributor/warranty mob over here that has not been helpful.
  10. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB lucky dog

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    Will, Speaking as a bystander, it seems to me the dealer should have found the problem after the second "bad" tps. No one else has had one bad tps, much less two (or three). I wouldn't be surprised if none of the tps' have actually been bad. I can believe water got into the plug causing corrosion/resistance and improper tps values going to the computer. I could also believe you've had an intermittent short in the wire harness and may have some burned wires. My point would be, the dealer should have been digging deeper after the first replacement tps didn't fix the problem.

    It's pretty common in all types of vehicle repair to throw parts at the problem instead of making the effort to pinpoint the problem. I wouldn't be surprised if the distributor/warranty people feel like this is whats happening and are reluctant to keep playing. It is hard though to manage the relationship w/ a dealer and not alienate them.

    Hope they get if figured out this time but I sure wouldn't blame you gave up on the 630. Keep us updated and get some pics of the "black" wire harness if you can, it may help someone else.


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  11. chevmekanik

    chevmekanik Adventurer

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    I have seen the black wire plague before, it can be frustrating to diagnose, if left long enough I have found the wire corrode bad enough to create an open, while still leaving the insulation on the wire pristine looking.Thankfully I have not encountered this on my 630, although I have used dielectric grease on all connections after hearing of this issue with others.
  12. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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    I agree with what you are saying.The thing is a warranty claim for a new loom was denied originally. The distrib has only fronted one tb,the dealer the rest. Now the ball game has changed.They are supplying a 610 loom which will need repinning at the ecu and another sensor,all they have at short notice.I will try to get some pics .The wire is corroded the full length inside the sheath.Luckily i've had a mate clued up on this sort of stuff that convinced them to look further into wiring/plug this time.
    Not giving up but not sure i could trust the bike this time for the ride.Bit of a shame.
  13. onetravdown

    onetravdown I can't ride where?

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  14. The Letter J

    The Letter J lost in the 690 mega

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    Another one bites the dust. That's 2 blown Husky engines within 2 weeks of each other! While neither of them are my bikes, they are owned by the only 2 guys I ride dual-sport with :cry. I'm rebuilding the TE250:




    The 630 (pictured below) blew the head gasket going down the highway. It wasn't acting up or making funny noises, it just started losing power and 5 seconds later (while he got to the side of the road) it was done. The 630 is still under warranty so we trucked it down to the dealer ~3 hours away and they jumped right on it. Tri County Powersports in Moorpark CA http://www.tri-countypowersports.com/ has been great. The mechanic there sent these pictures:



    melted side of cylinder:

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    melted edge of head:

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    chewed up piston:

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    Warranty coverage has already been approved for a new cylinder/ piston/ head, they are going to take a deeper look into the bottom end just incase. Looks like a few parts are on back order, hopefully that is not a sign of things to come from Husky!
  15. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB lucky dog

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    Once repaired, I'd recommend someone verify the bike isn't running lean. When stock mine was very lean on the big end, even with the PU kit. If he mistakenly got regular octane fuel/bad fuel it would be even worse. Did it have a fuel programmer?


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  16. The Letter J

    The Letter J lost in the 690 mega

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    No programmer, just a power-up kit and de-catted stock muffler (custom single exhaust collector, left side only) The JD tuner was the next purchase on his list!
  17. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I think I ate a head gasket last weekend as well. Over 8,000 trouble free miles to date.
    Bike will be going in to Tri-Valley in the next week or so. Husky warranty is up, but for some reason I bought an extended plan. Hope that pays off..
  18. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB lucky dog

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    What were your symptoms John?



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  19. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Bike got was down on power and would overheat under load. Puked coolant and oil looks like shit, although I haven't drained it yet. Running the bike with the radiator cap removed showed some pretty big bubbles coming up through the coolant (which is pretty dark).

    We'll see...
  20. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    running just the power up kit or do you have the JD programmer also?