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Old 06-07-2010, 03:39 PM   #17176
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I have a 2008 TE610 and would like to know if there is some way to make it less “twitchy” while cursing the interstate (around 70 MPH). It just seems a bit nervous and I was wondering if a steering dampener, or some other device, would calm it down some.

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damper will mask a problem not fix it. Mine was downright scary with 908's on it. But it was the suspension setup that fixed it.

I'm at work and can't look at the brake, do I need dot 4 or 5 brake fluid?
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:52 PM   #17177
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I'm at work and can't look at the brake, do I need dot 4 or 5 brake fluid?
It's DOT 4 (I checked on my 610 just now)
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:04 PM   #17178
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:10 PM   #17179
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2009 TE610 fork seal leaking...

Has anyone else with a late model 610 had a fork seal leak? Mine is a 2009 with 850 miles on it. I went on a 150 mile dual sport ride yesterday and after parking the bike in the garage for a couple of house noticed a small puddle on the ground under the left fork...I'm pretty upset with the early failure but was thinking about sending the suspension to Les at LTR anyway...Any thoughts?
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:19 PM   #17180
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I run a 14\45 sprocket combo on my 2006 TE610 (stock is 15\45). I want better torque for steeper hills and single track so am considering a 13\45 sprocket combination, and swap out the 13 and 14 depending on the riding I am doing - aggressive\less aggressive dirt.

Are there any problems with the 13\45 combination other than chain wear? ie wearing the swing arm rubber out etc.

Anyone run 13\45 sprocket combination for the dirt - what is your experience?

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Old 06-07-2010, 04:41 PM   #17181
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I run a 14\45 sprocket combo on my 2006 TE610 (stock is 15\45). I want better torque for steeper hills and single track so am considering a 13\45 sprocket combination, and swap out the 13 and 14 depending on the riding I am doing - aggressive\less aggressive dirt.

Are there any problems with the 13\45 combination other than chain wear? ie wearing the swing arm rubber out etc.

Anyone run 13\45 sprocket combination for the dirt - what is your experience?

Thanx in advance
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I ran a +10 tooth rear sprocket for the first 5,000 miles since that's what it came with when I bought it. Ran great, and pulled better up top than my buddy's stocker (same year).

It did eat the rear chain guide, being that much bigger than stock.

Now that I've gone back to stock gearing, top end speed is decreased.

Gas MPG remained surprisingly similar (maybe 1 or 2 better @ stock, maybe).

Performance-wise, I don't see a huge difference offroad once I get going, but then that's what the tranny's for. FWIW, I'm not a rocket, but then again I'm not slow.

For my next set of sprockets, I'm going to aim closer to the +10 combo I had I think.

YMMV
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:30 PM   #17182
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I ran a +10 tooth rear sprocket for the first 5,000 miles since that's what it came with when I bought it. Ran great, and pulled better up top than my buddy's stocker (same year).

It did eat the rear chain guide, being that much bigger than stock.

Now that I've gone back to stock gearing, top end speed is decreased.

Gas MPG remained surprisingly similar (maybe 1 or 2 better @ stock, maybe).

Performance-wise, I don't see a huge difference offroad once I get going, but then that's what the tranny's for. FWIW, I'm not a rocket, but then again I'm not slow.

For my next set of sprockets, I'm going to aim closer to the +10 combo I had I think.

YMMV
Wouldn't a bigger rear sprocket (especially +10) reduce top speed, not increase it? I would also think that 10 more teeth would make it pretty difficult to keep the front wheel down.
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:32 PM   #17183
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Anyone run 13\45 sprocket combination for the dirt - what is your experience?
I have a 13/45 on now. It's way better in the techincal stuff but I don't like to cruise over 55 mph with it.
Haven't noticed any wear from it.
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:41 PM   #17184
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Has anyone else with a late model 610 had a fork seal leak? Mine is a 2009 with 850 miles on it. I went on a 150 mile dual sport ride yesterday and after parking the bike in the garage for a couple of house noticed a small puddle on the ground under the left fork...I'm pretty upset with the early failure but was thinking about sending the suspension to Les at LTR anyway...Any thoughts?
My 07 went at about 700 miles new seals and they haven't leaked since ...all though I did put seal savers on after the first leak.
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:44 PM   #17185
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Wouldn't a bigger rear sprocket (especially +10) reduce top speed, not increase it? I would also think that 10 more teeth would make it pretty difficult to keep the front wheel down.
yeas larger rear slower top end. I went 4 larger in the rear and droped 12-15 mph top end.
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:59 PM   #17186
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Well I can confirm the story about the silverstar bulbs. Put a 55 watt in my X2 for the high beam, and it lasted less than 500 miles. Replaced it with a standard 55 watt today. Maybe it will last somewhat longer I hope.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:32 PM   #17187
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Fuel range and load capacity wasn't really an issue for me. I almost never have time to take an extended trip on my bike.
Even so, some loops in the desert area are void of gas stops. Death Valley for example. Very easy to do 190 to 250 mile loops with no gas availalble along the way. I have refueled a KTM 950 and a KTM 400 from my old KLR supertanker last year in Moab and just over the Cascades from Seattle, respectively. Extended trips not required to find desolation in the western states :-)
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:34 PM   #17188
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yeas larger rear slower top end. I went 4 larger in the rear and droped 12-15 mph top end.
What's your top end? Maybe mine's just slow.

It would pull low 100s with the +10 into a stiff headwind. With the stock gears on it, it struggles at mid 90s - no headwind.

How do I know they're stock? I bought a new front gear, chain, and reinstalled the original rear (which came in the box o' parts).
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:37 PM   #17189
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Has anyone else with a late model 610 had a fork seal leak? Mine is a 2009 with 850 miles on it. I went on a 150 mile dual sport ride yesterday and after parking the bike in the garage for a couple of house noticed a small puddle on the ground under the left fork...I'm pretty upset with the early failure but was thinking about sending the suspension to Les at LTR anyway...Any thoughts?
Yeah, take a business card and run the corner under the lip of the seal and see how much dirt comes out.

Frequently it's something simple like that. Especially if your bike fell down of its own accord.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:23 PM   #17190
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It's DOT 4 (I checked on my 610 just now)

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Has anyone else with a late model 610 had a fork seal leak? Mine is a 2009 with 850 miles on it. I went on a 150 mile dual sport ride yesterday and after parking the bike in the garage for a couple of house noticed a small puddle on the ground under the left fork...I'm pretty upset with the early failure but was thinking about sending the suspension to Les at LTR anyway...Any thoughts?

Well, Les fixed my leaking fork seal

That's one part where a failure is not necessarily 'early' You get the right dirt in there, it's gonna leak. Ridden in any sand? Pismo beach is what killed mine. I haven't ridden my new suspenders yet, but everyone I know that has had it done by Les swears by them, so look on the bright side of life (Kinda ironic coming from a negative nelli like me)
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