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Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2010, 05:29 PM
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Posted By macdarren
power-up with stock exhaust....

Just wondering has anyone done the power-up on a FI 610 and just used the stock exhaust? I really don't need to replace the exhaust and I definitely do not want to replace the exhaust with something...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2010, 04:17 PM
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Posted By macdarren
I'd say if you kept it revved for five minutes...

I'd say if you kept it revved for five minutes and you didn't get to 14 with nothing running you have 3 possible problems....

1. your measurements are wrong (verify with a different meter and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2010, 01:27 PM
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Posted By macdarren
It does sound like the charging system has some...

It does sound like the charging system has some issue. In general the HID should not be much more of a load than the standard lamp. One thing I do want to mention is the odyssey batteries in my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2010, 09:54 AM
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Posted By macdarren
I've had several odyssey batteries.... First...

I've had several odyssey batteries....

First they really do not like to be run totally dead....:(

Also they require a really good big charger preferably one designed for AGM batteries. I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2010, 12:29 AM
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Posted By macdarren
Seeing all these damaged cases reminds me of...

Seeing all these damaged cases reminds me of sometHing I looked for recently but haven't seen. In the old days we used to have these plastic stick on case protectors....I'd imagine now they would be...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2010, 08:03 PM
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Posted By macdarren
Well I am pretty sure you should see very close...

Well I am pretty sure you should see very close to battery voltage across the connectors with the pump out of the loop. Now of course with all the stuff you have been checking your battery under...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2010, 04:06 PM
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Posted By macdarren
(take the following with the is proviso: I more...

(take the following with the is proviso: I more about electrical problems in general than about the the 610 specifically)

I would think one 'symptom' that is not explained by a flakey pump is the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2010, 11:40 AM
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Posted By macdarren
I second the comment about the seatconcepts...

I second the comment about the seatconcepts photos not loading, and I'd really like to see some good photos and hear some feedback on it....
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2010, 01:16 PM
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Posted By macdarren
Pissed I am by no means an expert but the injection...

I am by no means an expert but the injection systems I have worked with don't spray until triggered to do so by the control computer. If you think about it, if they sprayed just when pressurized...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2010, 01:20 PM
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Posted By macdarren
I noticed that too, but i was thinking this might...

I noticed that too, but i was thinking this might be the 'WR' seat (since they group them together, not sure what WR is unless the are referring to a different bike) since it looks a bit different...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2010, 08:58 AM
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Posted By macdarren
Also bookmarked.....waiting for a review or two...

Also bookmarked.....waiting for a review or two and maybe a photo of it on the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2010, 11:46 AM
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Posted By macdarren
Looking at their web site the prices seem very...

Looking at their web site the prices seem very reasonable (under $200 for DR and KLX setups) assuming the new Husky seats will be similar. And they have the option of 'do it yourself" install which...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2010, 07:23 AM
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Posted By macdarren
Gearing - Sprocket Choices...

Kinda curious what others run and the type of riding / skill level.

I have an 09 TE610 and I am considering a change from the factory 15/45 to 13/45. I am not an advanced rider off road and the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2010, 04:38 PM
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Posted By macdarren
Thanks for the info on how it all...

Thanks for the info on how it all works....someday when I have time and money I want to do one of these type of trips.

Here is a dumb question .... How do you get on the bike when it is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2010, 03:07 PM
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Posted By macdarren
Never done a trip like that...what does it cost...

Never done a trip like that...what does it cost to ship your bike and gear cross country on a pallet like that? I presume you ride to a campsite and unladen the bike for the off road fun?

Seems...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2010, 08:24 AM
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Posted By macdarren
where can I get this and would it fit?

I have an 09 TE610
I have seen and fabricated several rear racks but I was curious
where I could get the one pictured below (as seen on a fellow member's older model bike) I'd be curious if it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2010, 06:48 PM
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Posted By macdarren
Thanks, Planning to order up some black...

Thanks,

Planning to order up some black ones I think.
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2010, 04:20 PM
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Posted By macdarren
Out of curiosity which fork bleeders did you go...

Out of curiosity which fork bleeders did you go with. So far my search for a push button bleeder hasn't turned up one that will both fit without interference and was not orange...:)...nothing...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2010, 01:32 PM
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Posted By macdarren
I've had the intermittent start problem on...

I've had the intermittent start problem on another bike and also in other vehicles. One minute it will maybe try and not or not even try the next time maybe it fires right up no problem. Battery...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2010, 09:58 AM
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Posted By macdarren
I just got my 2009 Te610 about a month ago in...

I just got my 2009 Te610 about a month ago in SoCal. Bought it used from the dealer. similar miles, new tires no damage (I don't think it ever went off road) looked new. $5500, still under...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2010, 06:31 AM
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Posted By macdarren
I'll second the desire for a damper that will fit...

I'll second the desire for a damper that will fit with the HDB guards and stock tank.

Been looking at GPR and Motosportz. I'd prefer an under bar mount myself.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2010, 07:59 AM
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Posted By macdarren
Running light...

As newer TE610 owner, I've read or seen mention of a running light more than once. I presume this light people talk about in the small white bulb in the headlight assembly? If so under what...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2010, 03:57 PM
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Posted By macdarren
Mike, Can you elaborate on the stabilizer...

Mike,

Can you elaborate on the stabilizer setup you use on the 610? I have been looking and there seems to be very few that are listed to fit the 610 (mine is an 09) I'd like to go with the HDB...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2010, 05:11 PM
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Posted By macdarren
My first attempt at a rear rack mount for my TE610

I've read about the sub-frame failures...I haven't found a rear rack that I liked, for my TE610. I don't like the through the fender mounts. So I built this the other day and bolted it up. Not...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2010, 12:40 PM
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Posted By macdarren
TE610 Tools

So besides the meager tool set that comes with the bike what do you guys carry when off road that might help you get back to civilization in the event of 'situation.' I am a little concerned as...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2010, 09:58 AM
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Posted By macdarren
This is correct as to what I meant when I said...

This is correct as to what I meant when I said 1.25 sag. I don't have a stand yet so I can only compare sag in this fashion.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2010, 08:13 AM
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Posted By macdarren
new owner needs setup help...

I just got my te610 and have to say I am loving it. I don't have alot of off road experience but took the bike out for some fun the other day and had a blast. The bike appears to be stock and has a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2010, 11:40 AM
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Posted By macdarren
Still debating the extended warranty. I don't...

Still debating the extended warranty. I don't plan to install the power up kit, I prefer mileage over more power, though the bike has been 'de-canned.' I'll have to read the details of the warranty...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2010, 12:02 PM
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Posted By macdarren
New Dual Sporter and TE610 owner...

Signed the papers for my lightly used TE610 (2009) last night. :deal

Nothing to report yet as it is at the local dealer getting a once over, I'll pick it up Saturday. I think I have all my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By macdarren
Took the plunge, got my first Dual Sport last night.

Thanks for all the help I received here in my previous threads.

I got talked into (or talked myself into) a moderately used Husky TE610 last night. :deal

It's at the shop getting a once over,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,372
Posted By macdarren
Glad to hear you are liking your new Husky, I...

Glad to hear you are liking your new Husky, I hope to find one to love as well.

I am wondering you mentioned that it was sprung for your weight and I was wondering if you had changed the springs...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,372
Posted By macdarren
Original Poster, Bumping this to the top with new...

Original Poster, Bumping this to the top with new info and additional requests....

Well after lots of research, tons of opinions and what few test rides I could arrange I think I have decided on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,372
Posted By macdarren
Thanks for all the good info...I think...need to...

Thanks for all the good info...I think...need to sort it out in my head as far as the bike goes, I like the idea of a lighter bike and I am more comfortable if I can get one foot down without too...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,372
Posted By macdarren
Thanks for the input....I guess I don't really...

Thanks for the input....I guess I don't really know what sort of riding I will be doing until I start doing it. I will probably keep the speeds down so I don't think I'll need more than 250 off road...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,372
Posted By macdarren
Dual sport beginner needs suggestions bike and gear...

Hi

EDIT: See Post #36 where I think I have narrowed down the bike....Thanks for all the help


I am just starting to get into off-road. I've been riding street bikes for 25 plus years but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,855
Posted By macdarren
Good to know, I kinda expected as much looking at...

Good to know, I kinda expected as much looking at them.

Looks like I will try to not get the BMW bars as part of the package, or at least get some discount so I can pull them and maybe sell them...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-09-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,855
Posted By macdarren
BMW crash bars on F800Gs

Just curious....

There is a lot of talk that covers most of the aftermarket bars but I am wondering has anyone ever crashed or laid the bike down with the BMW bars.

They look pretty low to me...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-18-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 69,721
Posted By macdarren
speaking as someone who has yet to get his f800gs...

speaking as someone who has yet to get his f800gs I think the big things they should do is improve the suspension, add in some real adjustability to better accommodate larger riders and take...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,487
Posted By macdarren
Gary, Sounds like the full hyperpro kit...

Gary,

Sounds like the full hyperpro kit might be the best solution for me right now. what oil would you suggest, I think the kit comes with their recommended oil but I know you have tried several...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,487
Posted By macdarren
I have read some of your comments on the f800...

I have read some of your comments on the f800 suspension improvements.

what do you think of HyperPros combination for the front and rear....seems less expensive than the bitubo and probably not as...
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