Living with a Husky TE510!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Yellow Pig, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    IIRC the WR250R is about the same weight as the XR650R too:eek1 Totally different category of machine from the TE510:evil
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  2. 93-610

    93-610 I'm a tard

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    made most of the same upgrades - GREAT bike - enjoy!


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  3. Tome

    Tome Been here awhile

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    We recently had in an 08 Husky TE250 that had a completely dead battery and we managed to kickstart that. Doesn't work with no battery though, a colleague found out the hard way :rofl
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  4. Hair

    Hair Outside the boxer

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    Would the rack and tank also fit an 310?
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  5. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Yes
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  6. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Can you post a picture of the subframe used to mount the rear rack?

    Thanks
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  7. MSH

    MSH The Salt

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    No BRP... Traiter! Er, Trader! haha
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  8. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    I think if you look under the rear fender of your new bike you will see what it looks like. It is the same on all Husky TEs regardless of the engine size (250-610). You can also review the parts manual on Hall's site which includes a schematic.
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  9. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    I just have plastic and the two lateral rails of the frame.

    To run the rack you have you need to use the sub-frame off the TE610 that runs under the fender and allows you to install the ProMoto Billet rack or the OEM 610 rack.

    That's what I was referring to.
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  10. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    All you should need is part #16 to mount the rack
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  11. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    sorry.. guess it has been a while since I've installed mine.. Ruffus puts everything in perspective.
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  12. xscoobysnack

    xscoobysnack Been here awhile

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    Any of you guys with the carbed TE510's have any trouble with starting these beasts when they are cold? My 07 starts like nothing once warmed up but sometimes the first start in a week can be a challenge. I often wind up kicking it over but that almost seems to work better anyway. I follow the instructions and twist the throttle twice before turning it over (pumper carb) but am hesitant to keep twisting after every attempt with the electric start for fear of flooding. Any hints would be great. Otherwise, I love the bike. They are tough as nails.
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  13. Mr Sleazy

    Mr Sleazy Been here awhile

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    I twist mine three times, and will twist again if it doesn't go the first try. Its a great starter, but if its been sitting for a while sometimes needs this twice.
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  14. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    My TE610 starts fine after two twists of the throttle and full choke so far down to 9f.
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  15. Esteban

    Esteban Banned

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    Dan,
    So this is where you have been hanging out !
    BTW, I have been thinking about your last bit of advice to me and I agree and I'm working on it. Gotta keep up to you if I want to get my kicks.

    SG
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  16. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    It would have to be very cold & not used for a few weeks for me to have any real issue starting. Usually pull choke knob, 2 twist's & press the starter button for a couple cranks, if that don't I repeat, only flooded it once or twice when brand new. Not bikes fault, my screw up, I had to physical remove your hand from throttle & press start button, I was actually turning the throttle while trying to start (bad no no) If it's been sitting for more than a few weeks & it's cold, I give the throttle 3 twist's, never let me down since I realized the error of my starting technique :freaky
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  17. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    OK so it's still freezing ass cold here, so there has been little riding. To compensate I have been farkeling!

    First I replaced this rubber plug:
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    With a proper screw to avoid it blowing off during a backfire:
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    Next came the Old Fat Guy Racing radiator guards. These things are a breeze to in stall and seem quite sturdy:
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    While I had the forks off to slip some fork gators on I greased the steering stem bearing. In all truth Husky does a great job from the factory. I was quite impressed. Opposite from my old Honda which had a Q-Tip dab a Vaseline on all the bearing the Husky was properly greased, even the chain adjusters had anti-seize on them.
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    Next I decided to install some grip heaters and some rally grips. I wanted to try something new this time to compensate for the lack of insulation on the clutch side. I had some foil duct tape laying around so I first put one thin wrap of electrical tape on the handlebar, then covered that with the aluminum foil:
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    On top of that went the grip heaters:
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    and then the rally grips:
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    After the grips came the Cycra Pro Hand guards. These went on pretty easily. The only caveat is that on the TE models the inboard mounts are really close to the ignition key and make it difficult to turn the key.
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    You can see here how close the mount is to the ignition block:
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    I love the look:
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    Here is my favorite piece of Bling:
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    Now that is a work of art:
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    Stuck a bit of foam between the frame and the skid plate to dampen sound:
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    Here is the muffler shied:
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    I also wrapped the pipe w/ some wrap and put a bit of heat tile on the air box:
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    The uncorked TE510 exhaust is way too loud for trail riding so in goes the Husky dB Killer:
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    Still sounds pretty nice, but cut the sound way down to a manageable level:
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    Gotta have some decent foot pegs too:
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  18. lukachuki

    lukachuki Been here awhile

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    I would agree, but I would through in a 6 speed tranny.
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  19. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    To run the heated grips and the HID lighting I ran some heavy gage wire from the battery to the headlight area. I also installed pig tail on the battery to hook up the electric vest or the battery tender when parked.

    Here you can see the red & black wires running up the frame:
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    and back to the headlight:
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    Here is the Bi Xenon HID ballast and electronics stashed behind the number plate. This is a temp set up to see how the HID works in the stock reflector and how durable the Bi-Xenon is in off road terrain.

    There are a lot of wire to stash somewhere:
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    Here is where I tucked away the relay for the heated grips:
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    I wanted to install the TE610 rear rack sub-frame w/ a ProMoto rack, but the 2010 TE510 has a different rear fender which incorporates the new LED brake light. The LED light mount interferes w/ the rack support and keeps it from sitting flush:
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    TE610 Rack support:
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    I got rid of the silly rear mudflap/license plate mount and went with this:
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    I also picked this up hoping it will help the fuel injection better adapt to the typical 6000ft elevation change one encounters daily while riding in Colorado:
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    Not much space to fit all this on the TE. Here is how I stashed everything in the right side panel:
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    Next is the 3 gallon IMS tank. I chose clear even though it's ugly as sin for two reasons:

    1- I can visually check the fuel level.

    2- The lighter color keeps the fuel cooler. I have had issues in the past w/ black tanks.
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    The tank was full of plastic shavings from the factory and needed to be flushed out. Here it is drying in the kitchen:
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    Everything mounted up easily on the tank and I made sure I did the fuel pump mod to keep it from popping out of place.

    I'm a bit disappointed by the tank.

    First I wish it were a bit bigger, somewhere in the 4 to 4.5 gallon range would be ideal.

    Two I'm really pissed that it will not fit the OEM tank shrouds. They are what give the bike its look. W/out them the bike looks naked/unfinished.

    I ordered a second set of shrouds which I will attempt to mount to the tank. We'll see how that goes when I get around to it.

    Even the radiator shrouds have to be trimmed from this:
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    To this to fit:
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    I also took the time to measure the fuel capacity of the tank in .5 gal increments. You can see the fuel level marking on the tank:
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    Here she is all buttoned up and ready to ride.
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    As soon as the temps break the 40F mark I'll take it for a proper spin and write a report.

    That's all I got for now.
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  20. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    Great looking bike. I really think when I get financially stable again (whenever that will be) I want to replace my F650 with a Husky.
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