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Old 03-09-2009, 07:13 PM   #10201
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I have 6500 thousand miles and like your list - but I did do the valves twice and why the ICO - just get a good GPS with multiple trip meters.
I promote Dual Sport rides with Roll Charts. I use the ICO on Husky to record and check the charts. GPS trip meter won't cut it. Two problems, they cut cornres, and only measure horizontal both give you error. On my two Hondas (230 & 400), I still use the 85 OEM Honda Electronic units.

Obviously you ment 6.5 thousand miles. How were the valves when you checked them.
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:27 PM   #10202
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Hey guys. Sorry for not reading the 600+ pages already posted to find what I'm looking for, but I'm considering a newer-ish 610 to get into dual sporting (been stealing a friends old KLR 650 for who knows how long, finally need my own). I've read some of the posts below, and I'm competent wrenching on my bikes so from a maintenance stand-point that's not so much of a determining factor for me. Any other pros or cons you guys could offer to help along my decision making? I've also been looking at the XR650R and a few others.. but don't feel as strongly about those possibilties.
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:30 PM   #10203
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:50 PM   #10204
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I've received quite a few PMs asking about my mirrors recently.. and I just wanted to show you guys something that's coming down the pipe in case you are fixin' to buy something...

I met up with the owner (Paul - he's an ADVer) of highwaydirtbikes.com and had a look at his new "Adventure System". It was the mirrors that initially got my attention - they are built into the hand guard and rotate/flip out/in as you need - if you look at the photo when they rotate in they fit in the gap in the aluminum behind the shield (and this entire system costs half of what one of those freakin' Ducati hypermotard hand guards costs by itself).

The system is a combination of:
billet bar risers
hand guards with nylon shields
nylon flip-out mirrors
billet switch mounts for custom switches, etc
...and (he's working on now) turn signals that integrate into the hand guards.

All of it is high quality CNC stuff.

Here's the cool thing: He's making a setup for our Husky TE/SM 610s

He took some measurements off my bike last week and had it done for me today.
These are going into production and should be available this week maybe even?

Here's a quick snapshot I took with my phone just now in the garage where I laid it out so you can get an idea of what all it encompasses. Notice the cool switches and how they mount into the perch mounts (those black perchmounts are anodized CNC'd aluminum - not plastic - and are bolt on replacements for ours) and the top of the bar risers (I'm going to put my high-low for my heated grips there).

I thought my Cycra handguards were "the best" until I realized how these work. The kit actually comes with a handlebar tap-tool! You tap the end of your bars with the supplied tool and the one end of the hand guard actually threads into the bar and the other mounts directly to the custom billet bar risers themselves. The shields themselves are high-strength nylon unlike the plastic cycra guards I just broke on my bike.



...anyways, just a quick heads up.

I'm going to do a full review of the system here in the next couple of days (probably in the equipment forum) after I get some time down in the garage to install it on my 610.

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Old 03-09-2009, 07:50 PM   #10205
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Hey gents, I wonder what is a decent price for a 2009 TE 610 or even a left over 08. Does anyone have an idea? I am in socal.

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Old 03-09-2009, 07:57 PM   #10206
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Anyone coming to Colorado for West Fest??
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:58 PM   #10207
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Nope, not me. I'll be thru that area in September.
Let me know when Larry.. I can show you some sites if you are in the region
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:02 PM   #10208
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Hey guys. Sorry for not reading the 600+ pages already posted to find what I'm looking for, but I'm considering a newer-ish 610 to get into dual sporting (been stealing a friends old KLR 650 for who knows how long, finally need my own). I've read some of the posts below, and I'm competent wrenching on my bikes so from a maintenance stand-point that's not so much of a determining factor for me. Any other pros or cons you guys could offer to help along my decision making? I've also been looking at the XR650R and a few others.. but don't feel as strongly about those possibilties.
Do some searching in the thumper's forum here on ADV for 610 vs. 650 RR, etc.. its been discussed many many times.

just off the top of my head:

610:
full sub-frame for luggage
better generator = more juice for adventure riding
electric start
street legal out of the box
its more cool
etc etc etc

650:
more torque
more comfortable stock seat
easier to get parts
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:06 PM   #10209
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I am I am!
I know...... All Geek all the time. I Hope to make it. Might have to camp over in 4mile.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:11 PM   #10210
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Warning, this thread leads to the basement.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=434525
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:21 PM   #10211
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Warning, this thread leads to the basement.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=434525
That rocks!!!
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:52 PM   #10212
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Anyone coming to Colorado for West Fest??
I suppose, sigh, if I have to.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:15 PM   #10213
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I suppose, sigh, if I have to.
Are ya doing FMF this year? It will be good to catch up with ya.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:19 PM   #10214
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I've received quite a few PMs asking about my mirrors recently.. and I just wanted to show you guys something that's coming down the pipe in case you are fixin' to buy something...
Ah, too much work.
Try these for $8.50 each at any bike shop.
Check it out, I drilled the bolt to save weight
Actually, I drilled the bolt to put a set screw in there.
It folds out of the way ( sort of ).
Seriously, mounting the flip down mirrors to the bark busters is a stellar idea.
Here's a redneck mirror:
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:24 PM   #10215
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Originally Posted by theRoddy
Hey guys. Sorry for not reading the 600+ pages already posted to find what I'm looking for, but I'm considering a newer-ish 610 to get into dual sporting (been stealing a friends old KLR 650 for who knows how long, finally need my own). I've read some of the posts below, and I'm competent wrenching on my bikes so from a maintenance stand-point that's not so much of a determining factor for me. Any other pros or cons you guys could offer to help along my decision making? I've also been looking at the XR650R and a few others.. but don't feel as strongly about those possibilties.
Mr. Goodwrench aye, all you need now is a good dealer, service manual, and this here web site.
The Husky may look to be complicated at first but it is a very simple machine.
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