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Old 04-17-2013, 12:04 PM   #25021
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Damn, this was supposed to be my post!
Congrats! You need to post your first ride experience. So I can drool.
I'm looking for one as well (been in contact with some good adv folks), and hope to find someone to give my money to, 06' in good shape, great mechanical shape, with under 10K miles, around 5K would be awesome, somewhat close to Georgia, all for $3K....

Keeping my ears peeled....

Were you looking at one in Illinois by chance?
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:12 PM   #25022
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Husky Questions from g. mccormick

Here is a link for a skid plate which I use and does a good job of protecting the motor. http://www.ricochetoffroad.com/store/page441.html

I bought a skid plate from Uptite. Asked George - Uptite to repalce a broken bracket. He said he would. After months of waiting I gave up. Not sure what is up with George - Uptite as he is very knowledgable and a really nice guy. A riding buddy has a similar experience with a lever set he bought that did not work. George promised to fix it so part sent to George. Nothing has been done for over 6 months and the part, which had been paid for, has not been returned.

To be fair, George's products are excellent. Just don't count on any follow up parts or service based on our experience. Maybe it's better for those in SoCal who can walk into his shop.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #25023
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Were you looking at one in Illinois by chance?

I was, I think you may have bought that one....
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:33 PM   #25024
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I was, I think you may have bought that one....
Yep, getting it Friday. There is one in Arkansas also. ADV member is selling. I was going to buy it, but the Illinois one is saving me about 12-15hrs driving time.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:36 PM   #25025
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Yep, getting it Friday. There is one in Arkansas also. ADV member is selling. I was going to buy it, but the Illinois one is saving me about 12-15hrs driving time.
That's awesome, let me see if I can get me one!
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:52 PM   #25026
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Cup washers and brass bushing replaced. All back together and working perfect! If you're on the fence about doing it, it's not really hard to do at all .

Edit: I just took the bike out for a test ride and it feels like it shifts smoother, not as jerky maybe. I think the springs being in tighter with new cup washers gives it a better feel.

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Old 04-17-2013, 05:39 PM   #25027
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Hi all.

3. Has anyone use the Hyde skid plate? Any good? It seems to be priced better.
I have one on my TE450 and it works very well and offers tight to the motor protection since it is formed. I like others have drilled holes in the bottom for draining mud and water out better. Some added 3/4" to 1" holes in the upper areas for cooling the engine case more. My Te610 has an aluminum skid plate (not Uptite) and it also has proven its worth. Most of them on the market are good options.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:30 PM   #25028
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Congrats 1Lunger.

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:47 PM   #25029
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[QUOTE=K7MDL;21210851]I have one on my TE450 and it works very well and offers tight to the motor protection since it is formed. I like others have drilled holes in the bottom for draining mud and water out better. Some added 3/4" to 1" holes in the upper areas for cooling the engine case more. My Te610 has an aluminum skid plate (not Uptite) and it also has proven its worth. Most of them on the market are good options.[/QUOTE

Hyde is the best you can get - fits right up real easy, does not hang he like alu, and is quieter.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:56 AM   #25030
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I use the Hyde one as well. Excellent product, but it took a long time to arrive. They still make them though.

Other (Italian) option:
http://www.htmracing.it/cms/index.ph...118&Itemid=123 (scroll down)
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:20 AM   #25031
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Damn, this was supposed to be my post!
Congrats! You need to post your first ride experience. So I can drool.
I'm looking for one as well (been in contact with some good adv folks), and hope to find someone to give my money to, 06' in good shape, great mechanical shape, with under 10K miles, around 5K would be awesome, somewhat close to Georgia, all for $3K....

Keeping my ears peeled....
That is likely an unrealistic goal
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:44 AM   #25032
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That is likely an unrealistic goal
A fella can dream can't he...:)
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:04 AM   #25033
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miles

Never had a Husky or heard too much about them, so.....generally speaking is 13K too many miles on a TE610?

I realize this is a loaded question, but let's say that general maintenance has been done, etc.

When does the TE610 hit it's prime?

Thanks
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:19 AM   #25034
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3. Has anyone use the Hyde skid plate? Any good? It seems to be priced better.
I have the Hyde on my TE610 and my YZ. I prefer it to aluminum, as it is lighter and the round edges and slippery plastic will not catch or stick to rocks, logs, etc. No issue with lacking durability. It's at a whole 'nother level compared to the body plastics or typical MX plastic skidplates, which mainly just keep sand and gravel from taking the paint off a frame on an MX track - not meant for bashing rocks.

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Old 04-18-2013, 06:14 AM   #25035
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Never had a Husky or heard too much about them, so.....generally speaking is 13K too many miles on a TE610?

I realize this is a loaded question, but let's say that general maintenance has been done, etc.

When does the TE610 hit it's prime?

Thanks
Sold mine with 18,000+ miles on it running and shifting strong as ever, for $2900. The buyer got a deal

If it's had anything resembling maintenance, and hasn't been raced it's whole life (not likely...they aren't "race bikes"), it'll be fine.

Higher miles are going to be your trade off for budget constraints .
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