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Title: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: sidetrack on December 06, 2013, 07:09:41 pm
So HK and myself need some 610 spares. No stock at Hall's and presently waiting 3 weeks plus and nothing from Europe yet ... I also know that 2006 airboxes are not avaliable anymore ... anywhere. Yes we know the warehouse is moving but I hope this is not signs of things to come for the pre KTM Huskies ?
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: BiG DoM on December 06, 2013, 07:14:01 pm
What is it you need? I think you are being unnecessarily alarmist IMHO.
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: HK on December 06, 2013, 07:23:08 pm
I ordered the following :

1 x spedo cable
1 x air filter
8 x Rocker bushes ( 4 for sidetrack and 4 as spares)
2 x water pump gaskets  ( 1 for sidetrack and 1 as spare )
2 x side cover decals
1 x side cover grommet


Ordered  thru Primrose as Halls had no stock. Primrose told me 2 weeks , we are now over 3 weeks and no news on when they expect it.

So we are a bit frustrated but hopefully it will get better when the new plant is up and running
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: sidetrack on December 06, 2013, 07:35:51 pm
Incredible there is no airfilter in stock ! The 610 is an great ds bike, just buy your spares way in advance and keep two of everything. Holidays without riding, ho ho ho Merry Xmas
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: BiG DoM on December 06, 2013, 07:53:27 pm
I think the moving of the spares warehouse is probably the problem and unfortunately bad timing. I never had to wait more than 10 -14 days for spares from Primrose, even from abroad. There are also other alternatives to Halls in USA and e-Bay is full up with Husky spares, including air filters! Personally I would look to replace the OEM TwinAir air filter with a Uni filter. Your speedo cable could also probably be easily and cheaply repaired by Cableman. Sure I doubt we will have endless off the shelf spares for the 610's but that is the inevitable price we will pay - I do though think most parts will be obtainable for some time to come. 
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: Straatkat on December 06, 2013, 09:31:02 pm
When it comes to spares one can make a plan with most stuff, even modify a little to accommodate available parts, but when it comes to engine internals it may be a problem. I have always driven vehicles that were not strongly supported and have always been able to make a plan, but it comes at some inconvenience and not being able to go on a ride because of waiting for spares really suck. The price to pay for exclusivity.
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: BiG DoM on December 06, 2013, 09:37:10 pm
When it comes to spares one can make a plan with most stuff, even modify a little to accommodate available parts, but when it comes to engine internals it may be a problem. I have always driven vehicles that were not strongly supported and have always been able to make a plan, but it comes at some inconvenience and not being able to go on a ride because of waiting for spares really suck. The price to pay for exclusivity.

Agreed on the specific internals - at least it looks like the engine will live on in another reiteration which is promising for future spares of this sort.
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: dirtWarp on December 07, 2013, 11:16:41 am
So HK and myself need some 610 spares. No stock at Hall's and presently waiting 3 weeks plus and nothing from Europe yet ... I also know that 2006 airboxes are not avaliable anymore ... anywhere. Yes we know the warehouse is moving but I hope this is not signs of things to come for the pre KTM Huskies ?
If the spares shortage will result in us aborting next weekend's ride, I will (believe it or not) dislike the 610 even more.
Just buy a Honda already! That xr600 with rebuilt motor will serve you much better  ::)
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: BiG DoM on December 07, 2013, 11:24:46 am
So HK and myself need some 610 spares. No stock at Hall's and presently waiting 3 weeks plus and nothing from Europe yet ... I also know that 2006 airboxes are not avaliable anymore ... anywhere. Yes we know the warehouse is moving but I hope this is not signs of things to come for the pre KTM Huskies ?
If the spares shortage will result in us aborting next weekend's ride, I will (believe it or not) dislike the 610 even more.
Just buy a Honda already! That xr600 with rebuilt motor will serve you much better  ::)

I suggest if you have nothing positive to contribute to these Husqvarna threads that you refrain from posting on them.
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: dirtWarp on December 07, 2013, 11:35:44 am
So HK and myself need some 610 spares. No stock at Hall's and presently waiting 3 weeks plus and nothing from Europe yet ... I also know that 2006 airboxes are not avaliable anymore ... anywhere. Yes we know the warehouse is moving but I hope this is not signs of things to come for the pre KTM Huskies ?
If the spares shortage will result in us aborting next weekend's ride, I will (believe it or not) dislike the 610 even more.
Just buy a Honda already! That xr600 with rebuilt motor will serve you much better  ::)

I suggest if you have nothing positive to contribute to these Husqvarna threads that you refrain from posting on them.
You have a point there..
See if you can ban me from posting in the Husky forum; I find it too hard to resist posting.
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: sidetrack on December 07, 2013, 12:25:16 pm
I think Primrose have no clue when the spares will arrive, they are buying time by saying next ... next week. Can't blame them not their problem fault things worked out this way. I just wonder how much 610 spares were made by Husqvarna Italy and how much have been used up ? I also understand that any model should have spares support for at least 10 years after it's manufacture, wonder how that is still apllicable to KTM when they bought Husky ?
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: sidetrack on December 07, 2013, 12:26:19 pm
So HK and myself need some 610 spares. No stock at Hall's and presently waiting 3 weeks plus and nothing from Europe yet ... I also know that 2006 airboxes are not avaliable anymore ... anywhere. Yes we know the warehouse is moving but I hope this is not signs of things to come for the pre KTM Huskies ?
If the spares shortage will result in us aborting next weekend's ride, I will (believe it or not) dislike the 610 even more.
Just buy a Honda already! That xr600 with rebuilt motor will serve you much better  ::)
But they look old are tall and requires long legs to kick start - not for me  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: BiG DoM on December 07, 2013, 12:59:36 pm
So HK and myself need some 610 spares. No stock at Hall's and presently waiting 3 weeks plus and nothing from Europe yet ... I also know that 2006 airboxes are not avaliable anymore ... anywhere. Yes we know the warehouse is moving but I hope this is not signs of things to come for the pre KTM Huskies ?
If the spares shortage will result in us aborting next weekend's ride, I will (believe it or not) dislike the 610 even more.
Just buy a Honda already! That xr600 with rebuilt motor will serve you much better  ::)

I suggest if you have nothing positive to contribute to these Husqvarna threads that you refrain from posting on them.
You have a point there..
See if you can ban me from posting in the Husky forum; I find it too hard to resist posting.


You admit that I have point and then throw out a juvenile challenge? if you find it too hard to resist just posting to simply slag off the marque then I will just delete them. If you wish to contribute in a positive fashion you are of course welcome to post.

Husqvarna is not a Honda, has not been mass produced in the same numbers for a general public and as such has a different, and unique character - and generally a more decerning and smaller market. Yes dealer support and spares holdings will thus be proportionate and anyone who is not happy with this should probably look to own another brand ... and yes from the land of the rising sun if need be.  :3some:
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: blazes on December 07, 2013, 01:12:13 pm
I think Primrose have no clue when the spares will arrive, they are buying time by saying next ... next week. Can't blame them not their problem fault things worked out this way. I just wonder how much 610 spares were made by Husqvarna Italy and how much have been used up ? I also understand that any model should have spares support for at least 10 years after it's manufacture, wonder how that is still apllicable to KTM when they bought Husky ?

Going to be a while before spares are sorted with the factory moving -- Lots of cats thrown into the pigeons lately --

Suzuki is changing things in SA -- not for the better is all I can say
Montana --No longer will be a importer of Pirelli tyres and other goodies

Porche taken over Ducati and No longer have a agent in Centurion for Ducati
AG Cross will have spares for the next ten years --part of the deal on the sale --no need to worry--air filters have been scarce since day one in SA..

I think its going to be a few weeks yet before things get back to a better level

BMW is not much better 4-6 weeks for a fuel pump on a X --Challenge  ::)

The list goes on and on --- I think all brands have issues --some more than others imho --depends what you looking for ----
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: dirtWarp on December 07, 2013, 03:25:39 pm
I am looking at buying a KX500. I am aware of the fact that obtaining parts for it is a challenge but that's an issue I'm prepared to deal with, given the cult status that the big KX has (to me).

The 610 owners seem to feel the same way about their scoots.
Resorting to options like e-bay is a shlep but don't let that discourage you from riding the bike that you love.

**I had to dig deep for this response**
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: alanB on December 07, 2013, 03:56:29 pm
As far as the air filter goes did you try getting hold of the Twin Air agents?

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Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: alanB on December 07, 2013, 04:00:19 pm
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If the spares shortage will result in us aborting next weekend's ride, I will (believe it or not) dislike the 610 even more.

Said it before, but for someone who doesn't like the 610, you spend a hell of a lot of time discussing it  :biggrin:

I don't like the GS 1200, but I haven't been to that section once ... just saying.

But seriously I hope that ride goes ahead somehow.
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: dirtWarp on December 07, 2013, 04:07:16 pm
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If the spares shortage will result in us aborting next weekend's ride, I will (believe it or not) dislike the 610 even more.

Said it before, but for someone who doesn't like the 610, you spend a hell of a lot of time discussing it  :biggrin:

I don't like the GS 1200, but I haven't been to that section once ... just saying.

But seriously I hope that ride goes ahead somehow.
haha,
But I have a motive: both my riding buddies sold their perfectly fine KTM's for 610's.
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: BiG DoM on December 07, 2013, 06:50:55 pm
Quote
If the spares shortage will result in us aborting next weekend's ride, I will (believe it or not) dislike the 610 even more.

Said it before, but for someone who doesn't like the 610, you spend a hell of a lot of time discussing it  :biggrin:

I don't like the GS 1200, but I haven't been to that section once ... just saying.

But seriously I hope that ride goes ahead somehow.
haha,
But I have a motive: both my riding buddies sold their perfectly fine KTM's for 610's.

Did you not notice a pattern?  :o
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: HK on December 07, 2013, 10:12:03 pm
Quote
If the spares shortage will result in us aborting next weekend's ride, I will (believe it or not) dislike the 610 even more.

Said it before, but for someone who doesn't like the 610, you spend a hell of a lot of time discussing it  :biggrin:

I don't like the GS 1200, but I haven't been to that section once ... just saying.

But seriously I hope that ride goes ahead somehow.

haha,
But I have a motive: both my riding buddies sold their perfectly fine KTM's for 610's.




Ha ha but I had the same story with KTM , had  to wait 2 weeks for spares for the 530 , and Biking accessories was really bad  , always had to  traveled to Pro Action !!

Had a bad expirence with Sandstorm racing from day one , so its not better , at least Primrose is much better and willing to help , so thats good enough for me . I love this bike its a complete packages for me and I am willing to wait for spares , my bike is not broken so its fine I am only ordering for future use but the point is if u need something urgently you are probably screwed.( at least for now)

i feel that there is no need to stand up for the TE , if you own one you will understand the awesomeness  and if you don't its not my duty to convince you how great they are................... :ricky:


Ps.   I owned a crf 450x , was not impressed at all !!!! Ktm 530 was much better  :thumleft:

  
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: sidetrack on December 07, 2013, 10:31:53 pm
Yip even in the painfull process of waiting for spares I cannot think of any other bike that will be able to take the TE's place for my type of riding. Like the looks, motor is tractable, 6th gear and I really dig the suspension  :thumleft: Only other choice might be a 690 but is it R40 000 better than a 610 ? I don't think so.
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: dirtWarp on December 07, 2013, 10:41:40 pm
Ps.   I owned a crf 450x , was not impressed at all !!!! Ktm 530 was much better  :thumleft:
 
Dis omdat jy met 13-51 sprokets gery het jou muis-brein. Jy't any case die arme bike so mishandel, ek was net te verlig toe jy hom verkoop!
Daai KTM het hoeveel oile gebruik tydens die Magoebas ride?
Hoeveel het die Honda nouweer gebruik?
Indien jy vergeet het, 50% van sy motor olie het die 530 uit gespoeg om by die Honna te hou  ;D. Daar was Bossiekop in Lesotho met sy 530.. fkol olie en oom Russel Campbell moes hom help.

Sien, as jy saam met my loop bier drink het, het ek nie tyd gehad om jou nou soveel poef te tune nie  ;D
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: dirtWarp on December 07, 2013, 10:46:45 pm
Yip even in the painfull process of waiting for spares I cannot think of any other bike that will be able to take the TE's place for my type of riding. Like the looks, motor is tractable, 6th gear and I really dig the suspension  :thumleft: Only other choice might be a 690 but is it R40 000 better than a 610 ? I don't think so.
Waar gebruik jy dan nou die 610 waar jou 525 nie kon loop nie?
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: HK on December 07, 2013, 10:52:05 pm
Ps.   I owned a crf 450x , was not impressed at all !!!! Ktm 530 was much better  :thumleft:
 
Dis omdat jy met 13-51 sprokets gery het jou muis-brein. Jy't any case die arme bike so mishandel, ek was net te verlig toe jy hom verkoop!
Daai KTM het hoeveel oile gebruik tydens die Magoebas ride?
Hoeveel het die Honda nouweer gebruik?
Indien jy vergeet het, 50% van sy motor olie het die 530 uit gespoeg om by die Honna te hou  ;D. Daar was Bossiekop in Lesotho met sy 530.. fkol olie en oom Russel Campbell moes hom help.

Sien, as jy saam met my loop bier drink het, het ek nie tyd gehad om jou nou soveel poef te tune nie  ;D




 :biggrin:

Leen my daai honda dat ek jou wys hoe om hom te ry , ( sal maar net moet olie saam vat )  :ricky:
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: BiG DoM on December 07, 2013, 11:35:19 pm
dW - funny ... some may say fickle ... if not mistaken you had a KTM and it was then the 'bees knees' ... then a Hussaberg and likewise was the best thing since sliced bread but too much of a handful?  ::) ... now back on a Honda  and it is also supposedly now the only scoot ... wonder what is best next after it ejects you again?  ;) 
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: Straatkat on December 08, 2013, 07:14:26 am
Play nicely guys!
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: BiG DoM on December 08, 2013, 07:47:38 am
Play nicely guys!

I did have my tongue in cheek  8)
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: dirtWarp on December 08, 2013, 09:02:06 am
Play nicely guys!
Ek en ou HK is goeie vriende, daars niks lelik aan die gang hier nie. :)
En Dom neem my altyd te ernstig op lol. Kry so mini-kick daaruit om te sien hoe hoog ek sy bloed druk kan stoot. :)
dW - funny ... some may say fickle ... if not mistaken you had a KTM and it was then the 'bees knees' ... then a Hussaberg and likewise was the best thing since sliced bread but too much of a handful?  ::) ... now back on a Honda  and it is also supposedly now the only scoot ... wonder what is best next after it ejects you again?  ;)  
No Dom that husaberg is a fine piece of machinery.  And yes I was not good enough to ride it. This actually just adds to the bike's cult status
Most forum members believe that their bikes are the best option for it's intended purpose, hence them buying it in the 1st place (duh) but in truth, given unlimited funds, we all will own multiple bikes. (from the same class)

No, the next best thing since sliced bread is the 2 wheel motor propelled vehicle.
Here is the thing; you are a bmw brand zealot and I am a brand whore. Therefore, you frown on the fact that I find the Berg, KTM and Honda kickass. In my view, they ARE and I don't have to own one to justify my view.
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: sidetrack on December 08, 2013, 09:13:20 am
Yip even in the painfull process of waiting for spares I cannot think of any other bike that will be able to take the TE's place for my type of riding. Like the looks, motor is tractable, 6th gear and I really dig the suspension  :thumleft: Only other choice might be a 690 but is it R40 000 better than a 610 ? I don't think so.
Waar gebruik jy dan nou die 610 waar jou 525 nie kon loop nie?
Daai stul van Polokwane na Pretoria sou daai 525 ten minste 500ml olie nodig gehad het, as n mens die oop stukke moet ry is die 610 n plesier. Net meer van n all rounder wat nog steeds baie capable is as ek dit so kan stel. Die 525 was n great bike.
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: dirtWarp on December 08, 2013, 09:43:00 am
Yip even in the painfull process of waiting for spares I cannot think of any other bike that will be able to take the TE's place for my type of riding. Like the looks, motor is tractable, 6th gear and I really dig the suspension  :thumleft: Only other choice might be a 690 but is it R40 000 better than a 610 ? I don't think so.
Waar gebruik jy dan nou die 610 waar jou 525 nie kon loop nie?
Daai stul van Polokwane na Pretoria sou daai 525 ten minste 500ml olie nodig gehad het, as n mens die oop stukke moet ry is die 610 n plesier. Net meer van n all rounder wat nog steeds baie capable is as ek dit so kan stel. Die 525 was n great bike.
Ek hoor jou. Ek wonder nogsteeds oor my CRF vs 525.. ek mis daai KTM! Onthou jy waar jy met daai 525 met 25l tank en 3 dae se bagasie uit gery het toe ons die foresting dudes wou dodge het in Agatha forest? Daai bike is moer capable ook. Al wat joune gekort het was piston + ringe.
O ja, en daai scoot het die Oos Kaap bash ook gedoen, no problem!
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: BiG DoM on December 08, 2013, 10:44:40 am


No, the next best thing since sliced bread is the 2 wheel motor propelled vehicle.
Here is the thing; you are a bmw brand zealot and I am a brand whore. Therefore, you frown on the fact that I find the Berg, KTM and Honda kickass. In my view, they ARE and I don't have to own one to justify my view.

No to the contrary I am not a BMW brand zealot - I have had a few and own a couple at present but also have a Husky (that is why I am here after all). I like you have also owned a number of brands - started with a Yamaha FS1 and later a Yamie DT400 (both iconic scoots in their day) ... and amongst others yes a Honda CB 350 Four and CFR250R (actually miss both of them) ... also own a KDX at present so no issue with Jap bikes. I have not owned a KTM but see one in my crystal ball sometime ...

Rather a zealot than a whore  ::)
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: HK on December 08, 2013, 01:55:28 pm
DW - Wat is fout daarmee as  n KTM 530 n ' auto oil change funksie het !! Het my lewe makliker gemaak na n 1000 km trip het hy klaar vars olie in en reg vir die volgende ride . 😄
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: Uge690 on December 08, 2013, 02:03:34 pm
Yip even in the painfull process of waiting for spares I cannot think of any other bike that will be able to take the TE's place for my type of riding. Like the looks, motor is tractable, 6th gear and I really dig the suspension  :thumleft: Only other choice might be a 690 but is it R40 000 better than a 610 ? I don't think so.

You will have same problem with KTM 690, I tried to get a rear foot brake leaver from both KTM Clearwater and RAD (still waiting for an response)
Just imported it from the UK much quicker and less hassle.
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: BiG DoM on December 08, 2013, 04:53:22 pm
dW post deleted.

PLEASE CAN WE KEEP THIS THREAD ON TOPIC.
If it is just going to be a brand dick swinging competition and to brag as to whose bike uses more oil without constructive inputs it will be locked.
Title: Re: Husqvarna spares concern
Post by: BiG DoM on December 10, 2013, 07:57:45 am
An alternative to Halls in USA for spares is HVA-Factory

http://hva-factory.com (http://hva-factory.com)