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Old 03-14-2013, 03:30 PM   #24886
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Any advice on a rear disc brake alternative to the OE one? Wave would be cool.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:48 PM   #24887
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Question Giant Loop Great Basin???

Anyone have any hands-on experience with the Giant Loop Great Basin fitting (appropriately!) on their TE610??? Their Coyote bag is better designed/fitted to a TE, but it literally holds 1/3 less volume (GB 50 liters vs. Coy 30 liters --- and 60 liters on the new 2013 GB!). I'm planning on a 4 to 5 week trek and the extra 20 liters would come in pretty handy! I just don't want to overwhelm the bike (I don't think that the GB will, but I thought I'd check with you guys first... ).

Open to any thoughts and/or questions.

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Old 03-15-2013, 05:20 AM   #24888
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Hi folks,

I am in the process of converting my 06 610 from SM to TE.
I bought a set of wheels, front brake, set of plastics, and an IMS tank from
Dan at Motoxotica.
I started to work on it.

I did not realize the IMS tank has two extra fuel petcocks at the front lower left and right:

That raised a few questions.

1- IMS provided the petcocks that need to be mounted with teflon directly on the tank's platstic. I hope these will not cross-thread. Also they did not drill the hole big enough for the tiny filters to go in. I don't want to messup the inside with plastic cuts when resizing, any advice?

2- Can someone post pictures of the fuel connections between the 4 petcocks and the curburator.

3- Any extra ventilation needed for the tank?

Thanks, Christian.
Finished my install last night. I used a 9/32 drill bit to open up the hole on the tank's wings to allow the small filter on the forward petcocks to pass though. Just make sure you drill straight with the opening.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:39 AM   #24889
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Didn't there used to be a link to the maintenance/mods posts at the beginning of this thread? Or am I high?
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:48 AM   #24890
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Didn't there used to be a link to the maintenance/mods posts at the beginning of this thread? Or am I high?
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:02 PM   #24891
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:40 PM   #24892
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Been reading the website now for a few months now, since I picked up a new on the floor 2010 990 ADV in orange in Aug. Just been reading, learning and riding. My youngest son is graduating highschool in May. We have been riding together since he was 5 when he got his first bike, now I'm buying his last bike . A 2007 sm 610 I found on craigs list with a little over 5000 miles on it. Is there any thing I should look for when we go this Sunday to look at it. Also were planning a 2500 mile trip through the Sierras and back down the coast after graduation on the bikes and would there be any problems on this bike.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:14 PM   #24893
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Been reading the website now for a few months now, since I picked up a new on the floor 2010 990 ADV in orange in Aug. Just been reading, learning and riding. My youngest son is graduating highschool in May. We have been riding together since he was 5 when he got his first bike, now I'm buying his last bike . A 2007 sm 610 I found on craigs list with a little over 5000 miles on it. Is there any thing I should look for when we go this Sunday to look at it. Also were planning a 2500 mile trip through the Sierras and back down the coast after graduation on the bikes and would there be any problems on this bike.
Thanks for any and all input
I hate people who worry for me, so I apologize in advance for what I'm about to say:

I'm 43. I scare myself on a pretty much daily basis on the 610TE. The bike is just an evil bastard that MAKES you do stupid things. I literally cannot imagine having better braking and cornering that the SM has, because the TE is just stupid good.

If I had this bike in High School, I would not have survived, so please consider that real long and hard. If your kid is the only one ever born that's über responsible and mature then maybe, but honestly I would not even consider a 610 for a young guy. Something much bigger and unwieldy like a f650 990 or much smaller like a 250 would be better choices IMO.

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Old 03-15-2013, 09:31 PM   #24894
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Thanx for the input but I wont have to worry to much because there are rules that come with the bike like not riding it unless I his father or his older brother are along for the ride until the day he proves to me he's mature enough to be on the street by himself. As for riding ability, he's been riding my 450xc for almost 4 years and clocked at almost 90 down a sand wash.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:43 AM   #24895
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How often do you check your valve clearances? Mileage based (every XXXX miles) or other?

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Old 03-16-2013, 01:18 PM   #24896
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Been reading the website now for a few months now, since I picked up a new on the floor 2010 990 ADV in orange in Aug. Just been reading, learning and riding. My youngest son is graduating highschool in May. We have been riding together since he was 5 when he got his first bike, now I'm buying his last bike . A 2007 sm 610 I found on craigs list with a little over 5000 miles on it. Is there any thing I should look for when we go this Sunday to look at it. Also were planning a 2500 mile trip through the Sierras and back down the coast after graduation on the bikes and would there be any problems on this bike.
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I have a 990 and have just brought a 2000 te 610 and like it, very easy to ride slow and fast and its great fun and easy reach to the ground, your son will love it!
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:29 PM   #24897
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How often do you check your valve clearances? Mileage based (every XXXX miles) or other?

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After every trip, shortest trips were about 2,000 miles. On the 610 you're keeping an eye out for widening clearances between checks. When they start getting sloppy it's time for follower rollers, cam bearings, rocker shafts and bushings. Not once in 20,000 miles did I find tighter clearances, the top end wear(looser) was always faster than seat/valve wear(tighter).
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:07 PM   #24898
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How often do you check your valve clearances? Mileage based (every XXXX miles) or other?

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Once a season (i put about about 6,000 miles on it each season). Very, very little change in clearance after 25,000 miles
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:22 PM   #24899
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How often do you check your valve clearances? Mileage based (every XXXX miles) or other?

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I check them every other oil change or so, or when other maintenance has the tank off. So maybe 4-6K. In almost 18K miles they have not moved much. Check your cam chain tensioner length (remove center spring first, then tensioner body, count the # teeth exposed). 10 is the spec and will cause the cam chain to start wearing on parts. Over 8 I would watch closely. The replacement cam chain has been stable at 6 for 11K miles now. Mine is an 07 also. Been totally reliable and fun. Cam chain and speedo have been the only major replacements needed other than a more comfortable seat :-)
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:49 PM   #24900
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Anybody got a flywheel puller I can borrow?

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OR does anybody know what model motion pro puller will fit?
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