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Old 08-16-2006, 12:57 AM   #46
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I thought the TT mounts worked with the crossbar?
I just ordered the 60CSx lockable mount, am I not going to be able to use crossbar?
Yes it will all mount on the crossbar but it blocks the computer. (that's why I'm still using the RAM mount for the gps) I want to mount all instruments up and away so I can see them clearly while riding. Lookng down at speed is a bad thing. I'm considering buying an older BMW GS front guard and modifying it but still up in the air on this one.
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Old 08-19-2006, 10:26 AM   #47
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I just wanted to post this picture with my dog, Goose, in it.
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Old 08-19-2006, 09:00 PM   #48
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After stalling my bike today in a deep crossing, I would highly suggest everyone do the vent mod using Y or T connections and sending at least one line up high...stalled bike > pushing it up stream > water over boot and intake > really isolated area > bike won't start > dumb ass forgot his tools > oh shit moment > will be fixing vent line tomorrow ...

So, has anyone come up with any ideas on how we can raise the intake? I would like to cross deep water without the risk of flooding my engine but looking at the space it doesn't seem possible to change the airfilter location...

I guess I need to know the procedure for crossing when I need to go over the intake level; remove filter and wrap with plastic, push bike???

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Old 08-20-2006, 02:19 AM   #49
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Husky... Mighty or Musty????

Are these Husky's really THAT much faster and solid that the KTMs???

Not trying to pry, but I don't own either and might be swayed to join the brotherhood if the argument holds enough water...

Let me know.... Ready to buy one of the two and I just want the no bullshit, marketing brochure, salesjob version of which of these bikes rips in the real world in DS form. Pros vs. Cons, commentary, pictures, video... whatever it takes, lets figure out this historical moment in our sports history.... 610 vs. LC4... which is the baddass to buy and build in the summer of 2006?

Street legal, dirt oriented, realistic maintenence options, adveture touring(500 miles or more, mostly off rd)
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Old 08-20-2006, 08:46 AM   #50
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Hey Joe,
This thread is for checking in and all relative bs'n about the 610. Most of us are going to tell you straight on the pro's and con's of the 610 but we shouldn't Hijack the thread to a Comparison of two outstanding bikes that really are not similar enough imho for apples to apples...

These are some of the things that I considered in my purchace with additions:

610 pros

Can be had for 7200.00 OTD ( I paid more )
310lbs. dry
6 speeds
Smooth running, lower vibes
good suspension
Completed 3500 mile ride of TAT with only the battery failing
It's not mainstream

610 cons

small fuel tank
low air intake
offroad seat
weak headlight
It's not mainstream
luggage limitations
aftermarket > this is being addressed by enough companies we have most of what is necessary for Adv touring

640 Adv
Pros

A work of art imho
good fairing and instrument space
higher fuel capacity
aftermarket
Adv Thumper Forum Support
luggage capacity

Cons
Heavier drywieght
Mo Money
more vibes than 610 >
5 speed > not a deal killer for most but on wish list I am sure


Others should chime in but please lets not get off track completely.
I really wanted a 640 and may upgrade to the 690 when it lands...
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Old 08-20-2006, 09:04 AM   #51
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Husky stuff

well I have had both now and must say that the Husky is under rated, the motor is just the sweetest thing I have yet to sample in 22 years of riding. It does pretty much everything you ask it to do, I went riding in the cinders here in Flagstaff and climbed hills that my 520 450 or yz 400 could not, just has sooo much tourqe that is super user freindly. Then went up on mountain to about 9500 feet and ran single track, no not just single track, KNARLY single track, was super intence!!!!!!!!!

The bike needs to be geared down for that kind of stuff but still does it ok, in stock form.

The fit and finish is better on a KTM, the KTM is better on street but not by much, will go for the long hall fully loaded a little better, the husky just feels realy light once it is moving. and has a skinnyer seat, no vibes @ all compared to the KTM.

One more thing, I have read all the reviews I could find and NOONE have complained about hot boot left side, if you stand up and and hang on you will get a hot boot, I have heat wraped and costum sheild ect. and still not hit a home run yet. Oh and my crank nut was loose too, no biggie, a quick repair, speaking of service, it is soooooo easy to work on its not funny, oil changes are a snap, that makes me

Here are some pics of the cinder hill that I have never made it to the top on except a KX500, none of my other dirt bikes have ever made it, and a pic of her flight manners

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Old 08-20-2006, 09:11 AM   #52
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Old 08-20-2006, 09:30 AM   #53
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Sweet pics Sethro,
Really nice setup, the heat is an issue for me as well and I am going to get it wrapped asap.
I also want to chime in on the Husky's climbing ability. I am a new rider and am able to climb really steep tecnical sections and imho I must attribute that ability to the Husky's low torque, suspension and bike geometry. I haven't ridden other bikes but I am doing stuff on the Husky I wouldn't attempt on my mtbike. I wish I had pics from yesterday, I am trying to save my gps track to jpeg showing elevation and will post it if I can figure it out...



p.s. How do you like the Aserbis Headlight?
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Old 08-20-2006, 09:32 AM   #54
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Old 08-20-2006, 09:39 AM   #55
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light is great, better than stock.

thanks , jump was fun!

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Old 08-20-2006, 10:10 AM   #56
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Where is that info on the leaking petcock fix? Mine has developed a wee weep. I know Big Dog took his apart and stuck some expoxy in it and some people have replaced with a KTM petcock, can't find the posts about this though. What kind of KTM petcock?

I'm wrapping my pipe too, I've fried my leg just above the boot line last three times out.
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Old 08-20-2006, 05:17 PM   #57
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Husky 610 vs 640

I had a deposit on a 640 adv but canceled it and bought the Husky.

Differences that made me change.

TE - 310 lbs. 640 adv is a little heavier, but seemed very BIG to me.

TE - smoother engine. 640 vibrates, just put up with it.

and the biggest reason, $ 2000.



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Old 08-21-2006, 02:22 PM   #58
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ck#post2225662


Here is the info on the petcock...

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Old 08-21-2006, 02:28 PM   #59
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Just got off the phone with Motosport(Dirtbags) and they are shooting for early September Production of the Racks for the 610. I will keep everyone posted...

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Old 08-30-2006, 10:25 AM   #60
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Can you get me up to speed on the aftermarket tank

How's IMS coming on the 5 gallon tank?
Any new word on IMS coming into the picture with an entry?
I like the Clarke people and their products.
Couldn't find a continuation of this conversation and I thought right about now they would be popping them off the mold.
Any news would be great.
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