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Old 08-18-2011, 12:19 PM   #1561
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No... 100% pure Italian but some Swedish heritage lingers.
I thought its German
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:46 PM   #1562
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I thought its German
Only financed by the Germans for now... but still designed and built by Italians
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:58 PM   #1563
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Only financed by the Germans for now... but still designed and built by Italians
Still? Not so sure about that unless motorcycle-usa.com is wrong in their reporting. Sure the TE630 is still Italian but collaboration seems to be well on its way...

" During our trip to the factory in Varese, Italy to ride the TE630, Husky reps promised a joint-effort bike very soon, and here it is. Husqvarna reports that the same platform will serve a TXC450 cross country and TE450 dual sport dirt bike."
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/722/67...-Revealed.aspx
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:57 PM   #1564
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When the cat goes bad how does it contribute to poor mileage?

Have you remove the can and peered inside it yet with a bright light yet to determine what you see? both ends?

What does the cat look like when you do this?
On poor mileage- don't know to be honest....several folks have said that if you have a bad cat it may contribute to poor mileage. You see, the thing has never gotten greater than low 30's mileage wise, so it's gotta go in to have it looked at as there's nothing obvious wrong (runs great, plug looks good, no rolling resistance, etc.) Barring anything else I feel as though the only thing left is to have the dealer take a look to make sure the mapping, etc. is looking as it should. I only mentioned poor mileage as that has been brought up to me (by others and in light of my noisy can), as a sign of a bad cat.

On Have I removed it, peered inside, etc.- I've not, except from the exhaust end and both look the same (like staring at a shiny plug is what it amounts to.) You see, to my way of thinking (right or wrong and please don't misunderstand for I truly appreciate any assistance) the right muffler can is bad. It rattles, vibrates and clatters like hell so it's gotta go. No sense in fixing or replacing an item that should arguably not have found it's way onto such a bike (though I fully get why it has.)

So I guess my point (acknowledging that perhaps I shouldn't have assumed that the input of others- that it's a bad cat- is correct) is that it doesn't really matter what's wrong w/ the can, it's gotta go. If it's gotta go it might as well go sooner rather than later (in case it is affecting the mileage issue, and also b/c I want/need to go to the dealer anyway so might as well put a single on it and get it iBeated in that one visit, as it's 4 hours round trip.) I could have 'em replacethe can under warranty, but again don't wish to make two trips...hence the talk of cutting the issue and just getting the single sooner rather than later.

Now if you're telling me that it's perhaps repairable then perhaps I'll take it off and have a look but still, it seems to me that it's just best to lose the anchor and be done with it. Hell, now you have me curious so tonight I may very well pull it off and have a peek through the inlet end.

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Old 08-18-2011, 01:57 PM   #1565
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I thought its German
The capital infusion come from Germany assuming BMW keeps its profits in the country.
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:01 PM   #1566
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two bolts and you can have it off for a look on the entry side which will tell you more than you think about the cat and if it has started to fall apart..

you can shake it and listen also.. Have a look on Cafe Husky at the photos of those that have removed the cat for a better perspective.

for the time it took you to type your last response you could have had it off


You honestly don't think a dealer is just going to warranty it without removing it and looking inside at the cat do you?

If the cat is falling apart it won't look like this and will be clogged or partially blown out

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Old 08-18-2011, 02:37 PM   #1567
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two bolts and you can have it off for a look on the entry side which will tell you more than you think about the cat and if it has started to fall apart..

you can shake it and listen also.. Have a look on Cafe Husky at the photos of those that have removed the cat for a better perspective.

for the time it took you to type your last response you could have had it off


You honestly don't think a dealer is just going to warranty it without removing it and looking inside at the cat do you?
I think we've gotten off track here. Sorry if I wasn't as succinct as I could have been to begin with. My point has been that it doesn't really matter what's wrong w/ the can...there is obviously something very wrong with it. Am I assuming the dealer will simply swap it out? Not really, but if I wanted to stay w/ the stock set up then yes, they'd either have to fix it or replace it. I've obviously arrived at the conclusion of why bother with it as I am in the camp that feels it's just too wrong for the bike....hence the sooner rather than later approach. I'm perfectly willing to take it off out of curiosity, now, but hadn't fooled with it as work/parenting have been keeping me pretty busy (and again, it's that "it's gotta go so why bother" thing.)
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:29 PM   #1568
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Only financed by the Germans for now... but still designed and built by Italians
And the FI system is Japanese. It's on the low-tech end of FI systems; simpler than the fancy German ones. It uses a manual choke in lieu of more elaborate automatic arrangements.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:08 AM   #1569
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FI... Choke?
Well, the FI version of a choke. Enrich the mixture for a cold motor....can be done by controlling the relevant part of the throttle body with a servo, or with a cable....cable is cheaper and simpler. But mostly cheaper...
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:45 AM   #1570
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Looking at a new 630 and I was wondering what the extra lever above the clutch lever is for? I'm seeing it in many pic.s but cant find anyone talking about it. Comp. release??? Surely not.....
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Well, the FI version of a choke. Enrich the mixture for a cold motor....can be done by controlling the relevant part of the throttle body with a servo, or with a cable....cable is cheaper and simpler. But mostly cheaper...
The dealer told me to ignore this lever, which I thought was strange as the logical question was why would it be there if it serves no meaningful purpose? However, the bike starts effortlessly without it on cold mornings, even if it hasn't been started for a week or so. I've have used it a couple of times, just to experiment, & couldn't tell the difference, so don't bother at all with it now.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:37 AM   #1571
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I've used that lever to start mine ever since I picked the bike up. Has always seemed to help on a cold motor. Haven't needed it for a restart.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:04 AM   #1572
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I've used that lever to start mine ever since I picked the bike up. Has always seemed to help on a cold motor. Haven't needed it for a restart.
Yeah. Me, too.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:38 AM   #1573
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Now if you're telling me that it's perhaps repairable then perhaps I'll take it off and have a look but still, it seems to me that it's just best to lose the anchor and be done with it. Hell, now you have me curious so tonight I may very well pull it off and have a peek through the inlet end.

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and what did you find?

BTW, I never said it was repairable. I'm suggesting that you find out for sure if the exhaust cat is falling apart and not make assumptions that may or may not be correct.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:42 AM   #1574
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Shock question...

On the TE630, the rebound adjuster is on the left side of the bottom shock mount, tucked up inside the linkage. Very hard to get to. Is there any reason to NOT rotate the bottom mount 180* so the adjuster faces the right side of the bike, where it is easier to access?

One might do this rotation, say, if one inadvertantly re-installed it that way after changing the spring. Not that I would do that...but a "friend of mine" did....
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:50 AM   #1575
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Shock question...

On the TE630, the rebound adjuster is on the left side of the bottom shock mount, tucked up inside the linkage. Very hard to get to. Is there any reason to NOT rotate the bottom mount 180* so the adjuster faces the right side of the bike, where it is easier to access?

One might do this rotation, say, if one inadvertantly re-installed it that way after changing the spring. Not that I would do that...but a "friend of mine" did....
I don't know for sure. I've done just that on mountain bikes without issue. They're a different animal, though. I suppose if I wanted to be extra safe, I'd rotate it, and with the spring removed, move the swingarm through the entire range of motion and make sure everything clears.
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