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Old 04-07-2008, 07:24 PM   #16
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regarding that compression adjuster...maybe someone already asked this but are you sure there isn't a rubber plug in the underside of the fork? Try taking a small screwdriver and digging around in the underside of the fork. You are looking for a rubber plug that comes out, revealing the compression adjuster underneath. Maybe not...but I don't see why they would change the forks from the '07s, removing a key feature?
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:30 PM   #17
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Take it easy Patty me boy, were just trying to help you guys get to the bottom of this. What does the manual say about adjusting the fork ?


I'm not pissed...... you will know when I'm pissed everthing will be in green.


...... back at the ranch.... The book is saying we should have a plug with the adjuster under that. The pic looks just like the bottom of my KTM WP shock.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:32 PM   #18
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my manual says remove the plug and turn the crap. diagram shows a screwdriver. there is NO plug, and i think the bolt may be 19mm....

heck i dont know. maybe tomorrow ill turn it and see what happens
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:33 PM   #19
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my manual says remove the plug and turn the crap. diagram shows a screwdriver. there is NO plug, and i think the bolt may be 19mm....

heck i dont know. maybe tomorrow ill turn it and see what happens





You think it could be under a metal cap? Naaaaa they wouldn’t.....would they?
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:34 PM   #20
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im tired of walking out there, but i cant sleep.

the hex cap is 21mm and lets the fork oil out! i let some out, not a whole lot. what did i screw up from doing that?
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:34 PM   #21
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Funny, the Husqvarna site says the forks have both compression and rebound adjustment

"The rear arm is the same as used on the TE 450/510 models and has a new Sachs shock absorber with compression and rebound adjustment using a redesigned link. At the front is a pair of Marzocchi 45 mm inverted forks with adjustable compression and rebound damping. The Brembo brakes feature a floating 4-caliper 260 mm front disc while rear braking is left to a 220 mm disc."
..as does the owner manual.

but like other 08 owners, I find the no evidence of this on the bike. I know the color of the forks changed from 07 to 08, wonder if the parts fiche shows more detail of this area between the two, maybe try to order a replacement rubber plug for the 08 and see what they find!
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:36 PM   #22
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Thanks all.....

Thanks for all the attention regarding this compression damping issue. I was dead sure when I looked at a new bike on Saturday there was no adjustment. I also looked for a compression adjustment on the top of one leg and rebound on the other, as snarf was suggesting; they're both rebound adjustments. My friend and I are both blown away that Husky had the cajonies to remove such an important feature. At least one of us would have bought bikes on Saturday had it not been for this revelation. I'm going to tell Motofit (the dealer) to call the Husky rep and get an answer as to why they are touting fully adjustable suspension on their website but adjustability is in rebound only, at least with the front end. The question is: what can be done about tuning these forks; cartridge emulators? viscosity? spring rates?

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Ya never know, it might have been an assembly screwup & hopefully a recall to correct this issue
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Man, this is crazy! I could see miss-torquing a bolt or something, but to send out suspension componenets missing a vital part of the tunability is insane.. It's akin to sending motors out with only half the valves installed.
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Evidence 1 -
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:41 PM   #26
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Evidence 2 - Both from owners manual - Shipping everything including fork pics off to my dealer.
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Don't forget the rear shock........

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Man, this is crazy! I could see miss-torquing a bolt or something, but to send out suspension componenets missing a vital part of the tunability is insane.. It's akin to sending motors out with only half the valves installed.


Can I encourage someone with a new '08 TE to also look at their rear shock for compression and rebound adjustment too. Typically, an Ohlins for example, has compression adjustment IF there IS a remote oil reservoir. By definition, the inert gas is seperated from the oil (non-emulsfying) by using a reservoir. If there is not, the shock offers only rebound adjustment because the inert gas mixed with the oil. I was so caught up looking for the compression adjustment on the forks on Saturday, I forgot to look for both adjustments on the rear shock. It could be we are looking at a DOUBLE faux pas from Husquvarna.
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Funny, the Husqvarna site says the forks have both compression and rebound adjustment

"The rear arm is the same as used on the TE 450/510 models and has a new Sachs shock absorber with compression and rebound adjustment using a redesigned link. At the front is a pair of Marzocchi 45 mm inverted forks with adjustable compression and rebound damping. The Brembo brakes feature a floating 4-caliper 260 mm front disc while rear braking is left to a 220 mm disc."
..as does the owner manual.

but like other 08 owners, I find the no evidence of this on the bike. I know the color of the forks changed from 07 to 08, wonder if the parts fiche shows more detail of this area between the two, maybe try to order a replacement rubber plug for the 08 and see what they find!



I have contacted Mike at Motofit in Danbury CT this morning. The shop owner has spoken with the Husqvarna rep by phone and alerted him to the discrepancy. The regional rep was already aware of the issue and is investigating. I reiterated the significance of nationally advertising a bike with fully adjustable suspension yet not having compression adjustment, not to mention people that have already bought the bike under false assumptions. I will post when we get some answers. A reminder that dealers and us are the victims so be patient with our beloved dealers.
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Hey BeemerPat

I'm on it w/my dealer too. He is in contact with the Husky rep and will fill me in as soon as he hears back from him. I told my dealer that he has two pending sales based on what the outcome of this issue is and I'm sure others are equally interested in what Husky comes up with. I liken it to buying a car that's supposed to have a "sport" suspension setting only to find out it does not............what the heh?
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Quote:
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The manual will say "specifications subject to change without notice"
I doubt Husky will retrofit the forks...they may give you some Husky bucks or something else.


This would cost them so you may be right. The website was my main target about advertising, so I went back and looked there and sure enough at the bottom of the page is the CYA verbiage. However, this is removing a major feature of the motorcycle and disclaimer or not I don't see how they can get away with it. If this can be done then what's to stop them from switching production and delivery mid-stream to 5-speed tranny's with carbs?

It will be very interesting to see how they respond to this. It would also be very interesting to know what forks the Euro models come equipped with.
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