Year 2000 era Husqvarna TE-610 Info Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Muggins, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. rockaholic

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    I had the jetting sorted after I installed the two-into-one exhaust two three years ago, and it worked fine. And only now, after the top-end rebuild it became very rich all of a sudden. So I think the problem is somewhere else... Just cannot seem to figure it out. :doh

    BrianRC, where did you get that windscreen on your TE in the profile pic? Looks ace! I'm looking for something like that :bow
  2. BrianRC

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    Its from a Company called Britania composites in B.C. Canada:
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...q6NW6ivHrSlL1HElA&sig2=YOtS3zoAbI0DXDZ31h_7Zg

    They don't make my fairing anymore but they have an imroved replacement.

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  3. supermoto690

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    I have finally fixed my husky after weeks of headaches,I was loosing spark after 5-10min of riding,I took of the magnet and checked the pickup the wires were falling apart.

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  4. rockaholic

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    Hi folks,

    After my last ride on some fast double-track trails, I've noticed that the bottom-cushion of my rear shock started to crumble like a frickin' muffin. :becca

    Has anyone had anything like this on their bike? Why could this have happened? Is that rubbery part replaceable, or do I need to ditch the whole shock? If so, any ideas on what shock would suit a 1999 TE610?
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  5. supermoto690

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    I dont think it will do any harm,its all good if its not leaking oil,my shock once broke and it leaked out all the fluid and started bouncing like crazy.
  6. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    You need a bumper or the shock will be damaged when it is bottomed out.
    A pretty easy fix. Pull the shock, bleed off the pressure, measure free length of spring ( record ) and back off spring adjuster rings, compress the spring ( Motion Pro sells a pretty good occasional use spring compressor ), slip out the spring retainer, get a tool to hold the rod ( Motion Pro again, or make one from two 2 pieces of 1" square aluminum (hard wood may work) place a .030" shim between the 1" squares, clamp together, and drill a rod size hole in the squares ), clamp rod in special tool in a big vice, back out the damping adjuster, remove the yoke, remove old bumper and install new one. You can buy a bumper from several places. Also, one can be made from rubber or you can stack a couple of drilled out sway bar strut bushings on the rod. Reassemble and recharge ( Fox makes the best shock pump and it's sold on Amazon), Good old air is OK for the shock unless you are planning to ride Erzberg. N2 charging is recommended.
  7. rockaholic

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    Legend, Fritz!

    Bought the sway bar strut cushions, gonna give it a try throughout the weekend. I've read loads about regular air vs. nitrogen for the shock, and the opinions vary quite a bit. I think air would be good enough for me as far as suspension performance goes, but I'm a bit worried about the deterioration of the membrane and moisture content inside the shock. If I'll find a shop that does it, I'll go nitro, but if not, just gonna blow it up like a baloon I gues :photog
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    Agree, N2 is the way to go. But it's hard to find someone that can get to the pressure needed in a motorcycle shock. Check with the off-road truck places. What I usually do is use plain air or get as much N2 as I can and top off with air. These shocks need service often so a little moisture should not be an issue as you will be into the shock soon anyway, unless you plan to ride Erzberg, twice, this week!! :roflHere's the rod holding tool I made. It's annealed carbon steel and made for four common rod sizes.

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  9. rockaholic

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    Brilliant design. Them rod holders look like fancy industrial-styled paperweights, I bet there is a hipster somewhere, who would pay a fair bit for it :lol3

    What oil weight and pressure do you usually use in your shock? I cannot find anything on it in the manual.
  10. fritzcoinc

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    Good question. I have not rebuilt the shock.
    I looked in the manual and there is a very good "how to" rebuild the shock section and only the fill volume of 70 to 80 cc .s given. I don't see the weight. N2 pressure is 12 to 14 bar. Pm your email and I'll send you the manual section.
  11. alfred jorgensen

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    Gentlemen,

    Just went through my 2001 TE 610 E and replaced hoses, cables , chains, sprockets and so on. Also did the valve adjustment and had the carburator apart for cleaning but no changes to the jetting or settings. Engine now runs poorly, seems like a carburator issue (poor idle and hesitation when opening the throttle) so I have to pull the carburator again and check it out.

    However, when adjusting the valves I used a 'special tool' that I made up in the early nineties to help locate TDC when adjusting the valves on my 91 WXE 610 (still have the bike). It is essentially a hollowed out spark plug with the plastic 'indicator rod' from a slide type tire pressure gauge. I had not used that tool for many years but recently found it in a box so I used it to help locate TDC rotating the engine by turning the rear wheel. Well, I guess the plastic rod had gotten old and brittle because the end broke off (about 1/2 inch long) inside the cylinder, great. Tried turning the engine over in order to open up the exhaust valves and see if I could 'blow it out' with compressed air. At first I could only move the engine perhaps 25 degrees back and forth but after more blowing compressed air through the spark plug hole I could turn the engine freely and open up the exhaust valves completely.

    Problem solved, or so I thought. I still believe the rough running is a carburator issue but I got thinking that when trying to turn the engine over, what if the plastic piece was 'colliding' with the exhaust valves and that's why I could not turn it over initially. So my concern is whether or not I bent a valve stem and that's behind the rough running?

    The obvious thing would be to do a compression test but with the 'auto de-compressor' keeping one of the exhaust valves a wee bit open until you reach idle speed i wont get a true reading.

    Any advice?
  12. fritzcoinc

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    Crank engine to past TDC compression stroke by 10 deg or so. In this position, the valves are still closed and the de-comp should be closed. Blow compressed air into the spark plug hole. Since the engine has 11.25:1 CR there is not much room in the combustion chamber, I kinda think a valve is bent.

    Although, check the carb. It is easy to not get the accelerator pump arm correctly on the slide when putting the carb. back together and check the micro-accelerator arm return spring. It is difficult to keep in place during assembly as well. These assembly issues can cause the issues you are referring to.

    Best wishes! You probably need a top end job anyway, aye? LOL
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  13. alfred jorgensen

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    Thanks, I`ll try to check the compression at 10 degrees after TDC and take the carburator apart (again).
  14. supermoto690

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    I need a new chain slider mine is crumbling to pieces. Does anyone know which slider can I fit,husqvarna te610e 2000
  15. fritzcoinc

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    The OEM is no longer available?
    Did you try Halls Cycle?
  16. supermoto690

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    I didint they I will send them a message but im guessing they are from america and will charge me like 60$ shipping
  17. fritzcoinc

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    I think we can beat that shipping price.
    Find out if the slider is available. If yes, I'll buy it and sell it to you on EBay. Use their low Global Shipping price.
  18. supermoto690

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    Thank you very much for offering your help but today I bought one from this site https://www.dcvmx.com/xcart/home.php
  19. fritzcoinc

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    What PN did you buy?
    I don't see one specifically for the 2000-01 models.
  20. supermoto690

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