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Title: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on July 13, 2017, 12:24:37 pm
Hi, I (with a local bike mechanic in town) was intending on doing a small bike rebuild ie:most bearings and seals external to the motor.  The problem is getting these spares.  First I went to KTM here in town and they suggest i must bring all the parts in that i want replaced ie: strip the bike down first.  Then they will be able to order - eish.  I then tried the local husky agent and after a day or two they came back to me and said that they are having endless shit with the SA suppliers and that they are not going to be ordering anything from them.  Sounds a bit strange considering that they sell and I presume service newer huskys. 
Prior to considering doing the semi rebuild i did discuss the leaking fork seals with Superfoxi and was going to send forks and rear shock to him and then I had a brain wave - stupid me. 
I see that Bikerwarehouse carry spares for the 610 and have a parts catalogue that i assume i need to take part numbers off and then submit request.  Problem is I don't know exactly what needs to be replaced when say doing the rebuild - there appear to be a bunch of seals and bushes etc that go with the bearings. 

Q&A; what do i do, get the mechanic to strip down and then order parts was we go or what.  Anyone else having problems with spares.
PS: I am aware of allballs and pivotworks but i have been advised not to use them and rather use Japanese bits.

Hopefully you, my learned WD buddies can enlightment me to the right path.
Cheers     
       
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: TK on July 13, 2017, 06:15:09 pm
Have not had bad service from BW and have always gotten what I wanted. So have a lot of other te610 owners. Yeah, so don't right them off. As for ALLBALLS and PIVOTWORKS.........it's  reliable stuff. If you're stuck with not knowing what to get and from where, guys like Paul (Tito), who has just done Straatkat and my bike can help you out. At a cost, but worth it.
There is also good data from the te610 riders as to where and what.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: superfoxi on July 13, 2017, 10:34:13 pm
Have not had bad service from BW and have always gotten what I wanted. So have a lot of other te610 owners. Yeah, so don't right them off. As for ALLBALLS and PIVOTWORKS.........it's  reliable stuff. If you're stuck with not knowing what to get and from where, guys like Paul (Tito), who has just done Straatkat and my bike can help you out. At a cost, but worth it.
There is also good data from the te610 riders as to where and what.

The bearin kits are good quality - but the fork rebuild kits are crap (at least the one I tried once)
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on July 17, 2017, 10:25:19 am
Have used Pivot Works and All Balls on swingarm and linkages and are without fault IMHO. Buy direct from the importers - Game Services. It is possible to match up most all bearings, seals etc at BMG but can be a pain as well - the kits are complete and plug and play.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: Scrat on July 17, 2017, 10:38:49 am
Hey there,

Here is a really cool website i normally use to get the correct part number... i normally just order it from Eddy2Race -

http://www.husqyparts.com/en/model/2006

Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on July 17, 2017, 11:10:33 am
Ok thanks, will chat to mech and see which is best way to go. Will keep you posted. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on July 17, 2017, 12:40:17 pm
You can download the workshop manuals and part numbers. If you struggle PM me and can try and e-mail to you. I have always quoted the part # to the agents for safety ... not always made it any faster.  ::)
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: Straatkat on July 17, 2017, 09:31:59 pm
After my engine on my 610 seized, Tito (Paul) took it apart and gave me a list of all the pieces he needed to get it rebuilt, I took that list as is to BW and got all the parts a week or so later. Kerry was very helpful (she is Mike Puzey's wife) and I must say the srevice was fast and efficient. My bike is running great!
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on July 19, 2017, 04:18:12 pm
Great guys, i will try and sort out with mechanic this weekend. I do have the parts catelogue but some items don't seem to have part numbers but lets see after the weekend. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on July 19, 2017, 04:28:10 pm
After my engine on my 610 seized, Tito (Paul) took it apart and gave me a list of all the pieces he needed to get it rebuilt, I took that list as is to BW and got all the parts a week or so later. Kerry was very helpful (she is Mike Puzey's wife) and I must say the srevice was fast and efficient. My bike is running great!

Well I am delighted that BW have got their SH*T together and are now so efficient. Maybe my cage rattling worked a bit  >:D
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: chopperpilot on July 19, 2017, 04:49:27 pm
Where should I shop for sprockets? (Local pse.)

Any idea on pricing?
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: Straatkat on July 20, 2017, 10:40:07 pm
Tito organised my last set, but TK also has a good place that is quite cheap.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on July 21, 2017, 06:17:14 am
I have used Chaintech - fitted Supersprox rear. Also OEM for front.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: chopperpilot on July 22, 2017, 03:46:30 pm
Thanks guys! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on October 13, 2017, 01:22:33 pm
Just an update to say that I got all the bearings etc from the local Husky dealer. It was a bit of a process but got there in the end.  I am busy ordering fork seals and hopefully DID timing chain from Superfoxi. 

When doing the timing chain do I require additional gaskets etc?
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: TK on October 13, 2017, 06:50:33 pm
As a matter of interest, what bearings and seals where you looking for?
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on October 13, 2017, 07:32:52 pm
I got wheel bearings, seals and spacers
Needle roller bearings for the linkage.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on October 14, 2017, 06:03:53 am
I still recommend BRG for wheel bearings, seals and steering head bearings - or single replacement bearings (they can match virtually anything). Game Services for Pivotworks or All Balls for complete rebuild kits - great to get everything together.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: chopperpilot on October 14, 2017, 08:08:18 am
I still recommend BRG for wheel bearings, seals and steering head bearings - or single replacement bearings (they can match virtually anything). Game Services for Pivotworks or All Balls for complete rebuild kits - great to get everything together.
Bearing Man BD?


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Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on October 14, 2017, 08:38:38 am
Yes BMG - Bearing Man. I take all my wheel and other bearings and seals to them and they match them, most often over the counter. The kits become useful when you need spacers and races for swingarms and linkages.

http://www.bearingman.co.za/pages/branch.asp
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: chopperpilot on October 14, 2017, 08:39:48 am
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Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on December 14, 2017, 12:07:22 pm
Are wossner rings compatible with OEM piston: this is wossner disclaimer from their site - Piston rings for Wössner pistons.

These piston rings can be used with other brands of piston too, but use them at your own risk!


I (my learned mechanic mate) am doing a whole engine and bike rebuild. 
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: zetman on December 14, 2017, 12:13:35 pm
 :ricky: Phone Groenie and ask him he has built many KLR Rebuilts with Wosner piston kit , he wil now if you can do it

think you must  redo  Nicacyl  coating  inside the sleeve wil last a long time  you can phone Game Services they can do it for you
gooi some peekchars of your project  :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BOER! on December 14, 2017, 12:13:42 pm
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Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: TK on December 14, 2017, 08:24:10 pm
Hey klxsa650??
Nice work.
I recently rebuilt a 2007 te610 and while I had everything apart decided to make changes to the footpeg geometry. As is the two bolt bracket system is a pain in the arse and the gear lever is too short to get a decent boot to shift.
Has made a nice difference now. Pegs are about 2 inches lower and about the same further back. Shifting with an enduro boot is now so much easier and it doent get stuck in the gap.
Pegs are ktm 990 and filed down a bit to fit
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: TK on December 14, 2017, 08:42:04 pm
Lets see if this works.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: TK on December 14, 2017, 08:44:36 pm
Not what I wanted to post.....battling with reducing the KB.
If you are interested I can wup you some pics.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on December 14, 2017, 08:46:41 pm
Interesting mod - would like to see some pics of it. Personally I am not a fan of lowered pegs due to compromising ground clearance. Did moving them back not nor affect the riding geometry, especially when standing? I find it pretty perfect as is and what I did to fix the gear lever length is remove the tip - a rather pathetic piece of rolled tin can that gets distorted and sharp real easily - and fitted a Hammerhead extended tip (they come in different lengths and configurations). All you need to do is drill the shaft OD slightly larger and space it with a few washers.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: TK on December 14, 2017, 09:13:53 pm
Hey Dom
Actually bought one of those red levers (actually blue) but haven't had a chance to fit it.
As for the mod there where two requirements. 1. Get away from the bolts. Had them snap on me twice when they were M8.
2. Have descent space between foot peg and gear lever. On my 09 te610 I kept getting my foot stuck between the peg and the gear lever when using the enduro boots. Yes, I have an 09 and an 07.
3. There is always a 3.........I always felt a little to far forward with the pegs in the normal position. Before I look the whole bike apart I did a test using the hole in the bracket that is in line with the foot peg and was satisfied with that.
As for the peg being too low now.........its still about 50mm higher than the bash plate........and has not made any difference.
My son Luke used the bike in Swaziland lately (awesome trip with Mark Taylor) and he had no issues. And hes a big fucker........sorry big lad.
Send me your number and I'll wup you some pics.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on December 14, 2017, 09:37:10 pm
One of the first things I did on the bike was replace the footpeg bolts with high tensile. In addition I very meticulously flatted both mating surfaces so that the the  contact patch was maximised - this is part of the problem as the welds often mean the pegs are leveraging on the bolts which fail. So far had no problems with the pegs (oh and did I say I love my Pivot Pegz)  :ricky:

PS: One of the things one gets used to wearing enduro boots and riding enduro is changing gears with the side of the boot - hooking with the seam just above the sole. One never tries to get the toe under the lever.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on December 14, 2017, 09:57:09 pm
Hmm, food for thought.  I assume these can be done retrospectively (if required) once the bike is back up and running. I am trying to remember the side boot changing option. :thumleft: 
082 six one one 00 seven five for pix -thk tk.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: TK on December 14, 2017, 10:32:03 pm
What you say there about the high tensile bolts and mating the surfaces of the brackets etc I did some time back on the 09. Even re-tapped the holes to M10. Bloody scary when a footpeg goes.........but.
With the boot getting stuck. I had lifted the gear lever up too high and when not concentrating I would manage to get my boot in too far.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on December 15, 2017, 09:21:23 am
gooi some peekchars of your project  :spitcoffee:

It was only going to be a change of all the bearings/seals outside motor.  Anyway the guy that is doing loves bikes to be 110% operational so when he saw an oil leak between the casing that was it. Open up and the rest is history.  The bike is at his place so I don't get there often to take pics so what i posted previously is what I have at the moment.  If i get more I will post. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: Archangel on December 15, 2017, 11:34:25 am
Also wanting some pics of those dropped footpegs!
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on December 15, 2017, 07:15:28 pm
No comments on rings.  Can order OEM but that is the entire kit including piston etc.  My rings etc are in good nick. 
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on December 15, 2017, 08:26:22 pm
My take would be if you are going to do top-end along with the rest of the rebuild then do a proper refresh - piston and rings and I guess if barrel needs it then replate (although I am not a fan as had repeat problems on a re-nicacyl barrel through Game on a 2T). What was the kms on the bike?
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on January 31, 2018, 02:16:56 pm
Mileage is around 27000km.  Not doing much inside the motor as everything is still looking good.  Only the rings and the output/counter shaft.

Does anyone know where i can get an output/counter shaft, it seems that they are not easy to come by.  Maybe a KTM alternative?
thanks
 
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: chopperpilot on January 31, 2018, 06:43:59 pm
Mileage is around 27000km.  Not doing much inside the motor as everything is still looking good.  Only the rings and the output/counter shaft.

Does anyone know where i can get an output/counter shaft, it seems that they are not easy to come by.  Maybe a KTM alternative?
thanks
 
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Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: TK on January 31, 2018, 09:00:37 pm
Mileage is around 27000km.  Not doing much inside the motor as everything is still looking good.  Only the rings and the output/counter shaft.

Does anyone know where i can get an output/counter shaft, it seems that they are not easy to come by.  Maybe a KTM alternative?
thanks
 
IOrdered my counter shaft with a whole lot of other parts from Biker warehouse. Price was under R800.00 and took around 2 weeks to get.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on February 26, 2018, 09:39:52 am
Some pictures of bits and pieces that were 'vapour blasted'.  Cleans off all the old sh#t and makes it look close to new.  Not a cheap exercise.   Still waiting for the output shaft and rings andf then we should ready to rebuild.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on February 26, 2018, 09:42:12 am
more
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on February 26, 2018, 10:09:57 am
Impressive.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: chopperpilot on February 26, 2018, 08:21:00 pm
Very smart!


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Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on February 27, 2018, 12:34:10 pm
Thanks - now too put the 10 000 piece puzzle back together.  :eek7:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: chopperpilot on February 27, 2018, 12:42:43 pm
Thanks - now too put the 10 000 piece puzzle back together.  :eek7:
:'( :'(
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on March 12, 2018, 11:55:37 am
Does sprocket go on 9 or 24?
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: Neo_za on March 12, 2018, 02:57:19 pm
24
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: chopperpilot on March 12, 2018, 03:32:23 pm
24
The gear on 24 should make it the counter shaft! :thumleft:

Agree! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on March 12, 2018, 03:50:27 pm
Howzit, thanks for response, but I don't think so. That is the one I ordered but mechanic says incorrect.  So I am thinking 9 but need to confirm.  BTW: local bikeshop says they are not doing Husky anymore and I won't get a refund. Bikers warehouse here i come.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on June 19, 2018, 02:11:28 pm
So what has it been now March - April - May - now June and guess what, still no shaft. I placed the order in March and eta was 14/04;then 11/05; then 09/06 then 16/06 and now 30/06.  I doubt it will arrive on that date so what I can I do.  I have tried Greg Smith at KTM SA - he says the Austrians don't have it in stock and we must just wait.  My question is for how long do I wait - infinte and beyond.
Surely there must be another way - I have tried Husqvarna outlet and they don't respond - so I am now at my quits end.  WTF now.

Anyone know of a counter/output shaft (preferably new) lying around anywhere. 

Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: Neo_za on June 19, 2018, 03:59:26 pm
You can make me an offer.

Will only sell everything together - not complete, but mostly there including both shafts
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on June 19, 2018, 05:43:37 pm
Thanks, I will drop you a pm shortly. 
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on June 19, 2018, 07:06:13 pm
Why not order directly from the States - Bills or Halls?
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on June 19, 2018, 08:36:55 pm
Cool will look into that option to.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on July 23, 2018, 09:12:26 am
I know that you have all been having sleepless nights over my dilema - well good news, the part that was ordered from Bikers Warehouse arrive at my desk on Friday. Thanks for all the assistance and for neo-za offering some parts  :thumleft:.  Now lets hope it all goes back together so I can start riding again. 
 
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: chopperpilot on July 23, 2018, 09:21:50 am
I know that you have all been having sleepless nights over my dilema - well good news, the part that was ordered from Bikers Warehouse arrive at my desk on Friday. Thanks for all the assistance and for neo-za offering some parts  :thumleft:.  Now lets hope it all goes back together so I can start riding again.
Awesome! Good to hear! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: zetman on July 23, 2018, 11:04:34 am
we want Peeekcharrsss ne  :lol8:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on July 31, 2019, 02:58:30 pm
So the rebuild was completed in December 2018. Some pix of the finished job. A couple of pieces were missing, but luckily "re-manufactured" .  The purists may notice.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on July 31, 2019, 03:00:21 pm
.. more
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: chopperpilot on July 31, 2019, 03:12:01 pm
Looks fantastic! ;)

Well done! :thumleft:

They remain fantastic bikes! Would love that motor in a KTM 500 frame! :o

You can turn the rear wheal shaft/spindle around, ie. nut on the right, then the locking tab will be on top of the swing arm. ;)

Can your hand guards be dropped slightly, so the metal is on the same height as the lever? Will provide better protection. ;)
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on July 31, 2019, 03:12:59 pm
So now after having done about 800km since the rebuild the problem is not going away ie: serious/extreme handle bar shake.  This was not a problem prior to the build.  Initially i thought maybe new knobbles were needing to wear in - thats why the 800km comment. How much mileage is required before tyres are worn in? Is it possible the new fork seals and replacing the oil could affect this or maybe the re-greasing the head set - maybe it was stiff before and now has been loosened up through the rebuild?  Anyway the problem seems extreme to me. I shit myself over every bump and hang on for dear life over about 90km/h.  I used to say my arms were my steering damper but that theory is now fokked.  I need help - maybe a visit to someone who can sort this out semi locally (ie: Dom G/town or PE). The only other option is to send the whole bike to superfoxi or someone of similar abilities to try and fix. :-\ :dontknow:   
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on July 31, 2019, 03:14:13 pm
Looks fantastic! ;)

Well done! :thumleft:

They remain fantastic bikes! Would love that motor in a KTM 500 frame! :o

You can turn the rear wheal shaft/spindle around, ie. nut on the right, then the locking tab will be on top of the swing arm. ;)

Can your hand guards be dropped slightly, so the metal is on the same height as the lever? Will provide better protection. ;)

Thanks will do. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: Archangel on August 01, 2019, 11:54:37 am
So now after having done about 800km since the rebuild the problem is not going away ie: serious/extreme handle bar shake.  This was not a problem prior to the build.  Initially i thought maybe new knobbles were needing to wear in - thats why the 800km comment. How much mileage is required before tyres are worn in? Is it possible the new fork seals and replacing the oil could affect this or maybe the re-greasing the head set - maybe it was stiff before and now has been loosened up through the rebuild?  Anyway the problem seems extreme to me. I shit myself over every bump and hang on for dear life over about 90km/h.  I used to say my arms were my steering damper but that theory is now fokked.  I need help - maybe a visit to someone who can sort this out semi locally (ie: Dom G/town or PE). The only other option is to send the whole bike to superfoxi or someone of similar abilities to try and fix. :-\ :dontknow:   

Have you tried having the wheel balanced?
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on August 01, 2019, 12:01:53 pm
What tires have you got on? I would check the wheels are true and there is no play in the wheel bearings. Check the steering head bearings are loaded (tightened sufficiently) - that when the front wheel is raised on a stand there is no play when the wheel is grabbed and moved side to side and back and forth. Front headshake can also be caused by rear wheel or suspension. Check over the rear as well. Does the headshake become less if you move your weight front or back on seat?
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: chopperpilot on August 01, 2019, 12:31:44 pm
Also check for excessive wear in the front fork tubes. ;)
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: chopperpilot on August 01, 2019, 12:33:11 pm
Front handling issues sometimes originate from the rear suspension. :o
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: Rough Rider on August 01, 2019, 12:43:59 pm
Try pulling your forks up 5mm or so, they are very low in the triples
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: ktmmer on August 01, 2019, 01:29:49 pm
Try pulling your forks up 5mm or so, they are very low in the triples

If i am not mistaken that will make it worse.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on August 01, 2019, 02:05:43 pm
Front handling issues sometimes originate from the rear suspension. :o

As I said  :3some:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on August 01, 2019, 02:08:27 pm
Try pulling your forks up 5mm or so, they are very low in the triples

Yes forks should be at the first or second line.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: Rough Rider on August 01, 2019, 02:19:20 pm
Try pulling your forks up 5mm or so, they are very low in the triples

If i am not mistaken that will make it worse.

Normally that's correct but there are exceptions
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on August 01, 2019, 02:33:22 pm
Try pulling your forks up 5mm or so, they are very low in the triples

If i am not mistaken that will make it worse.

Normally that's correct but there are exceptions

I think dropping them may help - often increasing rear pre-load reduces a front end weave which is similar to dropping the forks (transfers weight forward). That is why I suggest moving weight forward and back while riding - iofetne gives one an indication of this setup. But that said if the headshake really is that extreme I doubt dropping them 5mm would help much, but lets see.

Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: chopperpilot on August 01, 2019, 02:44:16 pm
Front handling issues sometimes originate from the rear suspension. :o

As I said  :3some:
I need new glasses! :o
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on August 01, 2019, 03:20:26 pm
Cool thanks okes will check some of these issues on the weekend.  @dom, i did try a bit of back and forth on the seat and I can't say I noticed much difference, but I will focus on that and try again.  A bit of R&D on the weekend.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: Rough Rider on August 01, 2019, 05:30:20 pm
The 610 is a pretty stable bike, even with aggressive tires fitted, so there must be something wrong.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on August 01, 2019, 05:37:23 pm
The 610 is a pretty stable bike, even with aggressive tires fitted, so there must be something wrong.

Agree - really has a good balance and very forgiving.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on August 02, 2019, 03:08:15 pm
The tires are E12 and E13.

Also check for excessive wear in the front fork tubes. ;)
  I don't think this is a problem as the forks were redone with new fork seals etc... but if at some point there is no improvement with other tweaks then maybe they will have to go off to superfoxi.

The 610 is a pretty stable bike, even with aggressive tires fitted, so there must be something wrong.

Agree - really has a good balance and very forgiving.
I agree it was very stable and was never a problem.  What must be done to the rear do you think - tire pressures?
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: Rough Rider on August 03, 2019, 03:51:34 pm
The tires are E12 and E13.

Also check for excessive wear in the front fork tubes. ;)
  I don't think this is a problem as the forks were redone with new fork seals etc... but if at some point there is no improvement with other tweaks then maybe they will have to go off to superfoxi.

The 610 is a pretty stable bike, even with aggressive tires fitted, so there must be something wrong.

Agree - really has a good balance and very forgiving.
I agree it was very stable and was never a problem.  What must be done to the rear do you think - tire pressures?

Have you set the static and race sag on the rear?
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: Archangel on August 05, 2019, 09:02:45 am

Have you tried having the wheels balanced?


I know it's not common to have this done on dirtbikes, but it made a massive difference on my 450 that had the same issue. Especially at higher speeds on tar, as those tires are not made for high speed tar...
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on August 05, 2019, 04:03:55 pm

Have you tried having the wheels balanced?


I know it's not common to have this done on dirtbikes, but it made a massive difference on my 450 that had the same issue. Especially at higher speeds on tar, as those tires are not made for high speed tar...
Part of the plan to try and identify problem.

How tight should the headset on the fork/triple clamp be.  I noticed that mine has no lateral movement in the bearing, but is pretty loose when turned.  I tightened it up only an 1/8th of a turn and then it was looseish but then it was sitting in a ridge of sorts - ie: like there was a groove of sorts that held it in the straight line position and was difficult to turn out of.  Possibly need to replace these bearings?     
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on August 05, 2019, 07:58:07 pm

Have you tried having the wheels balanced?


I know it's not common to have this done on dirtbikes, but it made a massive difference on my 450 that had the same issue. Especially at higher speeds on tar, as those tires are not made for high speed tar...
Part of the plan to try and identify problem.

How tight should the headset on the fork/triple clamp be.  I noticed that mine has no lateral movement in the bearing, but is pretty loose when turned.  I tightened it up only an 1/8th of a turn and then it was looseish but then it was sitting in a ridge of sorts - ie: like there was a groove of sorts that held it in the straight line position and was difficult to turn out of.  Possibly need to replace these bearings?   

Have you inspected them when you went over the bike? Was the race ridged - normally the bottom is worse than the top as it takes more of a beating and gets more water ingress. I remember fitting a large O-Ring at the bottom to seal dust etc out better.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: chopperpilot on August 05, 2019, 08:13:55 pm
The head stock bearings on the 610 TE, especially the bottom bearing, is extremely susceptible to water ingress and eminent rust. :(

This is due to water entering through the steering stem, if the top of the stem is not sealed/plugged. :o

My 610 TE had an extremely rusted bottom bearing, but it did not result in any handling issues though. :o

The slot in the steering stem, is for the steering lock. I closed it with duct tape, and sealed the centre hole at the top of the stearing stem with a rubber grommet and silicon sealer. :thumleft:

New bearings were fitted. BMG stock the OEM Timken bearings. Just short of R400. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: BiG DoM on August 05, 2019, 09:56:05 pm
Yes I remember now that steering lock slot - also closed mine, and as I say fitted a large o-ring to help seal the bottom gap.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on August 06, 2019, 11:28:49 am
The mechanic oke that did the bike said all was good so took his word for it.  I will try the other couple of tricks you guys have suggested particularly the steering lock one.   
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: chopperpilot on August 06, 2019, 11:50:55 am
The mechanic oke that did the bike said all was good so took his word for it.  I will try the other couple of tricks you guys have suggested particularly the steering lock one.
A bit of work, but not difficult to remove the wheel, drop the forks, and drop the stem to check the bearings. ;)

The bottom bearing was badly rusted, did not affect the handling, but I could feel a notch. :o
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: Rough Rider on August 06, 2019, 01:11:11 pm
The mechanic oke that did the bike said all was good so took his word for it.  I will try the other couple of tricks you guys have suggested particularly the steering lock one.
A bit of work, but not difficult to remove the wheel, drop the forks, and drop the stem to check the bearings. ;)

The bottom bearing was badly rusted, did not affect the handling, but I could feel a notch. :o

I steered with the rear, and did not turn the steering so would not have noticed a notch  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: chopperpilot on August 06, 2019, 01:19:19 pm
The mechanic oke that did the bike said all was good so took his word for it.  I will try the other couple of tricks you guys have suggested particularly the steering lock one.
A bit of work, but not difficult to remove the wheel, drop the forks, and drop the stem to check the bearings. ;)

The bottom bearing was badly rusted, did not affect the handling, but I could feel a notch. :o

I steered with the rear, and did not turn the steering so would not have noticed a notch  :imaposer:
Me too! :biggrin:

Nothing wrong when bought. ;)

It received regular TLC, including Prepsol washes. Sure that ran down the stem and into the steering lock slot. :'(

BTW. The 610 is back in CT. Sold to Lars. Had incredible rides on it. Had an itch...got a 500...from CT. :o
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: Rough Rider on August 06, 2019, 02:38:40 pm
The mechanic oke that did the bike said all was good so took his word for it.  I will try the other couple of tricks you guys have suggested particularly the steering lock one.
A bit of work, but not difficult to remove the wheel, drop the forks, and drop the stem to check the bearings. ;)

The bottom bearing was badly rusted, did not affect the handling, but I could feel a notch. :o

I steered with the rear, and did not turn the steering so would not have noticed a notch  :imaposer:
Me too! :biggrin:

Nothing wrong when bought. ;)

It received regular TLC, including Prepsol washes. Sure that ran down the stem and into the steering lock slot. :'(

BTW. The 610 is back in CT. Sold to Lars. Had incredible rides on it. Had an itch...got a 500...from CT. :o

Lars gave me a call the other day, we had a nice chat. The 610 has been around, I bought it for a guy in Pretoria, so this is the second time it's come to CT.
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: chopperpilot on August 06, 2019, 03:02:48 pm
The mechanic oke that did the bike said all was good so took his word for it.  I will try the other couple of tricks you guys have suggested particularly the steering lock one.
A bit of work, but not difficult to remove the wheel, drop the forks, and drop the stem to check the bearings. ;)

The bottom bearing was badly rusted, did not affect the handling, but I could feel a notch. :o

I steered with the rear, and did not turn the steering so would not have noticed a notch  :imaposer:
Me too! :biggrin:

Nothing wrong when bought. ;) :

It received regular TLC, including Prepsol washes. Sure that ran down the stem and into the steering lock slot. :'(

BTW. The 610 is back in CT. Sold to Lars. Had incredible rides on it. Had an itch...got a 500...from CT. :o

Lars gave me a call the other day, we had a nice chat. The 610 has been around, I bought it for a guy in Pretoria, so this is the second time it's come to CT.
:thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: sidetrack on August 07, 2019, 08:31:01 am
Trying to remember if this was my old bike but shees I'm not sure  :P

This was my ad

Pipe heat shield and bash plate looks the same

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=145805.0
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on August 07, 2019, 10:42:05 am
Trying to remember if this was my old bike but shees I'm not sure  :P

This was my ad

Pipe heat shield and bash plate looks the same

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=145805.0

Yip it was the one you sold.  Great bike just need to sort out steering issue and it will be good for another 30k km.    :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: sidetrack on August 07, 2019, 03:10:57 pm
Trying to remember if this was my old bike but shees I'm not sure  :P

This was my ad

Pipe heat shield and bash plate looks the same

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=145805.0

Yip it was the one you sold.  Great bike just need to sort out steering issue and it will be good for another 30k km.    :thumleft:
I think the bike completed a Amageza as well
Title: Re: Husky 610 spares
Post by: saklx650c on August 07, 2019, 03:52:20 pm
Trying to remember if this was my old bike but shees I'm not sure  :P

This was my ad

Pipe heat shield and bash plate looks the same

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=145805.0

Yip it was the one you sold.  Great bike just need to sort out steering issue and it will be good for another 30k km.    :thumleft:
I think the bike completed a Amageza as well

Yip that was I riding it in 2014. How i wish I could do something like that again.