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Old 08-03-2006, 05:30 AM   #1
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Husqvarna TE-610 Owners Sign In Thread.

Well I keep seeing new owners show up and I think it is about time we have our very own thread. So sign in, give us a pic, go to the front of the class and tell us about yourself .
I was thinking we could also start an index thread, like those LC4 Boys have, of issues and modifications of our beloved bike. So I will start a the Thread Index and please feel free to post threads you feel should be added.




Me on my very first Dirt Ride. The Husky is my first bike and IMHO is a hell
of a good bike all around.









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Old 08-03-2006, 05:39 AM   #2
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Excellent,
I don't own a TE610, but I've been eyeballing them since they came out. Looking forward to reading goods/bads about the bike... Ride on!
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:36 AM   #3
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Dan,

How do we post pics or is there a thread that explains that already?

Thanks...Jon
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:52 AM   #4
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I don't like you TE-610 guys.
But I may one day when i get me one
Sweet bikes, always loved husky's since back in the 70's. That is when i raced my 1st one. Just something about how the bike felt that made you faster.
The 450 would be a great bike to. Very light.
Just kidding about not liking you guys, if you ride a husky you gota be ok.
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:30 PM   #5
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Thumb my te450 "the trusty husky"

hey were husky owners a small minority that needs to stick together! no need to discriminate among the different models .

Plus, it's just a matter of time before I get the 610.
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Old 08-03-2006, 02:04 PM   #6
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My 2006 TE450 w/custom crash modifications

Look closely and you will notice the impressive way the head angle has been modified so that the front wheel is closer to the frame via custom "arched" forks

The fender is a one-off custom - don't even bother to ask about getting one of your own. Handlebar bend is high end OCC stuff as well



Stay tuned and I'll post when I get her back together again. Looks like she'll be gettin' some high zoot front suspenders (maybe even rear too) and some hoity toity tree/clamp/damper mount too
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Old 08-03-2006, 02:52 PM   #7
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I'm in! I'll insert photos as soon as I can figure out how too.
I've had the bike for ten months now and love it. I started out using it only as a dirtbike, but since summer have used it a lot more as a streetbike. For me the bike has done everything great, from abusive multi-day dirt rides to highway commuting. I've gone through bars, side plates, radiator shrouds, engine side case, blinkers, and assorted nuts and bolts, but all in all the bike has stood up well. No major problems at all, just some irritating computer glitches and a battery that took a dump fairly early on. I would love to get rid of the pipe but cost and increased noise has stopped me. There seems to be some bad info out there about parts and reliability with these bikes, all I can pass on is that it hasn't been a problem for me. Have fun and I'm looking forward reading about fellow 610ers.

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Old 08-03-2006, 03:49 PM   #8
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Hey we don't descriminate around here. I am eyeing a TE-250 for spring of next year for the more technical slice of life...here is link on pic info:http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919

If anyone has trouble with the insertion of pics just email them to me at dpeffer at gmail dot com and I will be glad to host them for you.

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And glad you guys are joining in on our little thread
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Old 08-03-2006, 04:10 PM   #9
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I might as well join the Adv. Husky riders fold, I have an 06 Huskey TE510, only mods so far are Enduro Engineering barkbusters & Moose handgaurds, I woulda done more by now but Ummmmm I had a little
I think I'm just gettin , anyway I'll be following this thread closely, good luck & good riding to all
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:05 PM   #10
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My 2006 TE450 w/custom crash modifications

Look closely and you will notice the impressive way the head angle has been modified so that the front wheel is closer to the frame via custom "arched" forks

The fender is a one-off custom - don't even bother to ask about getting one of your own. Handlebar bend is high end OCC stuff as well



Stay tuned and I'll post when I get her back together again. Looks like she'll be gettin' some high zoot front suspenders (maybe even rear too) and some hoity toity tree/clamp/damper mount too
How are the Bones?

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Old 08-03-2006, 05:11 PM   #11
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Here's mine before that nasty little side panel melt incident. I'm going to ride it one of these days. This is my second Husky, I had a 360 back in the 70's, I got it right seeing “Malcom Smith...a lone dust cloud across Lake Chapala” in On Any Sunday. I've had oil conundrums with this bike. I drained the oil to torque the counterbalancer nut and it was then that I found out 10w-60 wasn't available down at the Quikie Mart. So I post about this and scfrank says just use 20w-50. I'm ok with that...for a while, and then I start thinking that was really thick oil coming out that thing, I think I'll just order the 10W-60. So while waiting for the royal oil shipment (motorex $12.75 per quart) I take the KLX to Highland Park Resort for some trail riding, and while perusing their shop I spy this Belray 20W-50, and decide I will just put that in and start riding. Before I get around to putting it in, the royal oil arrives. I decide to put the Belray in anyway and I then notice that it is semi synthetic..isn't there something about not using synthetic oil to break in a bike? So I say to hell with the royal oil and the belray, I'm going to buy some plain ole 4 stroke 20w-50. I ask the guy at the Kawasaki Shop if he has some petroleum based 20w-50, he says yeah, so I say give me three quarts. I've just opened the sack to see what I bought. It appears that I have purchased Twin Power multigrade 20w-50 FOR HARLEY DAVIDSONS.
I also lost one of the sets of keys, so I went down to the local lock, safe, and key shop to see about duplicates. The counter guy say's “What is that?”. I start explaining what it is and all the other employees come around the counter to stare at the key. The oldest guy scratches his ass and says “It looks like a key for the glove box on a '75 Fiat, bring your bike over here so I can see the lock and might be able to cut you one with some hand filing”.
I am going to put the Harley oil in my Husky and ease on down to Hooters for some wings, and hope I don't get drunk and lose my keys.


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Old 08-03-2006, 05:18 PM   #12
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Here's mine before that nasty little side panel melt incident. I'm going to ride it one of these days. This is my second Husky, I had a 360 back in the 70's, I got it right seeing “Malcom Smith...a lone dust cloud across Lake Chapala” in On Any Sunday. I've had oil conundrums with this bike. I drained the oil to torque the counterbalancer nut and it was then that I found out 10w-60 wasn't available down at the Quikie Mart. So I post about this and scfrank says just use 20w-50. I'm ok with that...for a while, and then I start thinking that was really thick oil coming out that thing, I think I'll just order the 10W-60. So while waiting for the royal oil shipment (motorex $12.75 per quart) I take the KLX to Highland Park Resort for some trail riding, and while perusing their shop I spy this Belray 20W-50, and decide I will just put that in and start riding. Before I get around to putting it in, the royal oil arrives. I decide to put the Belray in anyway and I then notice that it is semi synthetic..isn't there something about not using synthetic oil to break in a bike? So I say to hell with the royal oil and the belray, I'm going to buy some plain ole 4 stroke 20w-50. I ask the guy at the Kawasaki Shop if he has some petroleum based 20w-50, he says yeah, so I say give me three quarts. I've just opened the sack to see what I bought. It appears that I have purchased Twin Power multigrade 20w-50 FOR HARLEY DAVIDSONS.
I also lost one of the sets of keys, so I went down to the local lock, safe, and key shop to see about duplicates. The counter guy say's “What is that?”. I start explaining what it is and all the other employees come around the counter to stare at the key. The oldest guy scratches his ass and says “It looks like a key for the glove box on a '75 Fiat, bring your bike over here so I can see the lock and might be able to cut you one with some hand filing”.
I am going to put the Harley oil in my Husky and ease on down to Hooters for some wings, and hope I don't get drunk and lose my keys.



Nice story,
I too had the oil dilemma's as this is my first bike making it even worse if that's possible. I changed mine early and often...now at 3200 miles with a fresh oil change I think I am starting to relax a bit ...I can't wait to get an aftermarket tank and do away with the damn key.

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Old 08-03-2006, 07:27 PM   #13
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I put Motorex in mine, 10W-50, semi-syn. After 500 miles. I use it in my other bike, a Tuono, and the shifting was much better ! Smoothed out the tranny in the Husky also, not that there was a problem before.

Hell, I'm no oil expert, just easy with free advice. In normal riding I wouldn't think the extra 10 points at the high end will matter that much.

I love my TE-610, will like it better after I can quit taking the carb apart to get the jetting right ! Next bike will be fuel injected.

I may try Jim's advice next, but it seems lean to me.
I'm at a 42 pilot, 170 main and a red JD needle from a KTM kit in I think the 4th from top clip slot, 1.5 out on the fuel screw and just under 1 sec. of AP squirt if that helps. (Thanks Jim !)

Other folks are at 180 main, but they are usually the SM version, which shouldn't be any different, I don't know.

Guess I just have to do trial and error until it runs good. One change at a time.
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Old 08-03-2006, 08:28 PM   #14
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I put Motorex in mine, 10W-50, semi-syn. After 500 miles. I use it in my other bike, a Tuono, and the shifting was much better ! Smoothed out the tranny in the Husky also, not that there was a problem before.

Hell, I'm no oil expert, just easy with free advice. In normal riding I wouldn't think the extra 10 points at the high end will matter that much.

I love my TE-610, will like it better after I can quit taking the carb apart to get the jetting right ! Next bike will be fuel injected.

I may try Jim's advice next, but it seems lean to me.
I'm at a 42 pilot, 170 main and a red JD needle from a KTM kit in I think the 4th from top clip slot, 1.5 out on the fuel screw and just under 1 sec. of AP squirt if that helps. (Thanks Jim !)

Other folks are at 180 main, but they are usually the SM version, which shouldn't be any different, I don't know.

Guess I just have to do trial and error until it runs good. One change at a time.
I haven't seen many dyno results so I guess most are just using the plug as an indicator? I am a complete noob to jetting but will do my own, so I can learn the hard way ...can't wait to get the LV and do my first full rejet.

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Old 08-03-2006, 09:55 PM   #15
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Another husky owner here. I have a couple of them, a 04 SM450R, 04 TE250, and a 06 SM610...

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/gar...chmentid=23962

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/gar...achmentid=2318

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/gar...chmentid=17191
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