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Old 03-29-2006, 09:02 AM   #1
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Husky SM610 - Sudden Vibration

I took in my SM610 for the break-in service today. The dealer did the service, no problem and I started riding home. After about 40 miles my bike very suddenly and distinctly started to vibrate. I thought I hit some grooved pavement or some kind of washboard surface in the road. I looked down and saw nothing. I then thought that something was caught in the wheels. I stopped the bike and found nothing. I revved the engine while it was in neutral and found that the vibration was coming from the engine. I called the dealer and gingerly rode back. He examined the bike and suggested a carb adjustment. He adjusted the carb which made the engine run slightly smoother, but the problem didn't go away. The vibration feels much like the vibes on a KTM LC4 or my Honda XR400, not the smoothness SM610 that I bought the bike for (I would have gotten a KTM 640 SM otherwise). It's as if the counterbalancer disappeared. Also, the vibration modulates. The mirrors shake all over the place and the grips and footpegs transmit lots of vibration. It definitely feels like something is wrong with the bike. The dealer suggested I ride home and let him know if there was any improvement. He said he didn't know what else to do. There was no improvement on the ride home. Other than the vibration, there is nothing wrong with the bike. The motor is strong, and runs quite well (especially after the carb adjustment).

So, any ideas on what this could be?

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Old 03-29-2006, 09:16 AM   #2
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Well that sucks!!! What all did they do to it?
Didnt develop until 40 miles into your ride home?

Out of balance rims, tire pressure change, low on oil, axle missaligned after chain adjustment?
Just grasping at straws, hard to know what they did.
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:34 AM   #3
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Motor mounts tight ?
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Old 03-29-2006, 10:36 AM   #4
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Well that sucks!!! What all did they do to it?
Didnt develop until 40 miles into your ride home?

Out of balance rims, tire pressure change, low on oil, axle missaligned after chain adjustment?
Just grasping at straws, hard to know what they did.
The problem didn't start until I was 40 miles into my ride home. And, the problem started suddenly. And the bike vibrates even when it is not moving.
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Old 03-29-2006, 10:51 AM   #5
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Broken balancer shaft drivechain? (or is that gear driven?)
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Old 03-29-2006, 10:57 AM   #6
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He said he didn't know what else to do. Thanks.
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This worries me even more than the problem itself. But it's worth checking everything over.
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:14 AM   #7
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Broken balancer shaft drivechain? (or is that gear driven?)
...and if chain-driven, does said chain have a tensioner?
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:44 AM   #8
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Motor mounts tight ?
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Old 03-29-2006, 04:22 PM   #9
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Give the bike a good nut and bolt check.
Sounds like something wasn't torqued properly at assembly and worked loose on your way home. I am not too familiar with this bike, yet, but I also think motormounts would be a good place to start.
Take your time, and don't freak out, you will find it.

PS I am about to be in the same boat as you, riding my 610 Husky home this Friday. Mine is a TE.

Good Luck and let us know what happens.
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Old 03-29-2006, 04:56 PM   #10
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Give the bike a good nut and bolt check...
Take your time, and don't freak out, you will find it.
Focus on what may have been adjusted today at the dealer. Keep it simple.
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Old 03-31-2006, 10:19 PM   #11
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Check this article, exactly the same problem?
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Old 03-31-2006, 10:56 PM   #12
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I would be a bit suspect of your dealer. First of all, someone there should
have ridden the bike. Secondly, counter balancers coming apart internally
are a known problem. They should know about this.

Its not that hard of a fix if it doesn't come completley apart.
I would not ride the bike at all until repaired. That kind of vibe
is NOT normal. I just can't believe your dealer sent you home

Good luck in getting it squared away. Neat bike.
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:48 AM   #13
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Thanks. I'm out of town until April 9. I'll definitely check this stuff out. Especially the counterbalancer thing when I get back. Thanks. -- just read the description of the problem, if it´s not the same problem, I´ll eat my hat. I've already e-mailed my dealer...
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Old 04-03-2006, 02:17 PM   #14
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Cityclip could you document the repairs with photos so those of us who are noobs can be sure to check the right thing ...I would like to share the pics with my dealer too so he's sure to check all the 610's on service day...
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Old 04-03-2006, 09:07 PM   #15
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not to burst your Bubble...

but I use to have a 1994 610 Husky that I use to call Sergey Molotov and not exactlly because I like Russian Vodka...

I think in a period of 18 months I dump about $8000 dollars on it starting with the $2000 i pay for her in the first place, blow up two engines, (One of them Build by Dale Lineaweaver pretty much the best husky/huzaberg tuner and engine builder that is) crack the subframe two times, found a crack on the lower triple clamp, lost bolts faster than I can screw them (Became really good with the safety wire).... and a few other related things do to the questionable metalurgics of Cagiva

anyway my memories of the Husky are closser to a "Black hole" were you keep trowing money at them with out much benefit, not to mension a few wasted Left boot soles trying to start the freaking thing...

Hopefully I was just unlucky and also the materials and engine arquitecture is being Improve or the Russian nickname will keep making sense for a long time..
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