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Title: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 08, 2009, 11:44:04 am
Hello loyal fans!

I've recently become the proud owner of a Husky TE 610. She is the 06 spec - blue and yellow carb model - first registered in 08 with 4300km on the clock now, and she is waiting in PE to be transported to me (as such, we shall officially meet for the first time on Monday only).

When she arrives, the following goodies await her:
- new shoes (Pirelli MT 21s front and rear)
- Pro-Taper fatbars and risers / adaptors
- Cycra hand guards
- Promoto Fastway foot pegs
- Leo Vince X3 can
- a gorgeous, custom made bashplate

Then it's off to a day at the spa (Superbike Solutions) for some quality time on Wrench's dyno and some tweaking under the hood.

Once that's sorted, I may or may not order the following, depending on whether I still have any money to burn:
- TrailTech X2 headlight
- IMS 16l or 19l tank

This is going to be so much fun, I can't wait  :ricky:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Martin-DR650 on December 08, 2009, 11:49:07 am
Daars ons nou!!  Ek't gewonder wanneer hierdie thread gaan kom!


Enjoy Westy! :D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Snafu on December 08, 2009, 11:53:50 am
 :BangHead:  :BangHead:

 :peepwall:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: LuckyStriker on December 08, 2009, 11:54:15 am
awesome
congrats

do a before and after Leo Vince dyno test
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 08, 2009, 11:56:14 am
do a before and after Leo Vince dyno test

already discussed it with Wrench. I'll post all the results here as well... dyno tune will probably only happen late next week, or the week after that, and only if I can find a second clamp for this damn pipe (otherwise I have to wait until the new year)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_priest on December 08, 2009, 12:00:55 pm
Speak with Trac Mac re the second clamp, seeing as they LV distributors. :)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 08, 2009, 12:03:07 pm
Speak with Trac Mac re the second clamp, seeing as they LV distributors. :)

Busy speaking to the SA distributors - dropping the pipe off this week for them to sort me out  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on December 08, 2009, 12:10:02 pm
Smart move taking the bike to Superbike solutions, they're very pro over there, that's the only place i'd take my bike if it needed work
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: sidetrack on December 08, 2009, 12:12:07 pm
Lekker Wes  :thumleft:

Bet you can't wait to go for a ride  :mwink:

Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Bus on December 08, 2009, 12:12:48 pm
Do the dyno with a worn tyre if you can, big knobs will rob you of hp...

Let me know when you decide to order that headlight, we might just do a double order, shared shipping?

Oh before I forget... you shoulda taken the XR...

:oscar:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: MaxThePanda on December 08, 2009, 12:22:32 pm
Nice! Who's doing the bashplate?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_BOBNOB on December 08, 2009, 12:31:42 pm
damn i left my rain clothes at home  >:D

its about time - jou ou soutie  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on December 08, 2009, 12:43:23 pm
Nice! Who's doing the bashplate?
Me   ::)

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/1779/dsc01505ae.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: MalcolmX on December 08, 2009, 12:57:54 pm
Finally!!  :pot:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: bonova on December 08, 2009, 07:48:44 pm
cool  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Ganjora on December 08, 2009, 08:01:11 pm
i woulda gone XR too,  but i'm a sucker for overpriced,  old technology bikes.

good on ya wes
happy days and good friends,  mate.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Pistonpete on December 08, 2009, 08:05:05 pm
Enjoy it Wes :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on December 09, 2009, 12:41:23 am
Bashplate :mwink:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v419/Goosedog/Husqvarna%20SM610/IMG_1544.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Yefimovich² on December 09, 2009, 12:52:51 am
Good on yer!

Happy Riding there Wes!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Sprocketbek on December 09, 2009, 02:12:58 am
The classic Husqvarna choice:




 :peepwall:
Boerewors or Petmince.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on December 09, 2009, 02:21:32 am
(http://images.bidorbuy.co.za/user_images/212/1066212_090513154234_P1140370.JPG)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Karl on December 09, 2009, 05:13:48 pm
Congrats again  :thumleft:

I thought you were going to wait till you had the bike before you posted  ???

Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 09, 2009, 05:19:07 pm
Congrats again  :thumleft:

I thought you were going to wait till you had the bike before you posted  ???



the cat was let out of the bag when I started asking around how to get a bike here from PE  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: keithk on December 09, 2009, 08:38:06 pm
Congrats Wes enjoy the ride ! :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 10, 2009, 02:39:46 pm
only 4 more sleeps - getting very excited now, dunno how I'm going to last the weekend   :ricky:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Crop Sprang on December 10, 2009, 03:56:22 pm
Well done Wes

welcome to husky universe

Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: WheelieDog on December 10, 2009, 04:59:52 pm
Congrats Wes :drif:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on December 10, 2009, 05:03:19 pm
Nice avatar :imaposer:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 11, 2009, 09:53:41 am
THANKS FUGLY!

Bike is now safely (?) at Fug's place until it gets collected by FND on Sunday! ONLY 3 MORE SLEEPS  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Snafu on December 11, 2009, 10:03:48 am
THANKS FUGLY!

Bike is now safely (?) at Fug's place until it gets collected by FND on Sunday! ONLY 3 MORE SLEEPS  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

You wish!! :)

RY hom Fugly!! :)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: sidetrack on December 11, 2009, 10:12:38 am
THANKS FUGLY!

Bike is now safely (?) at Fug's place until it gets collected by FND on Sunday! ONLY 3 MORE SLEEPS  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

You wish!! :)

RY hom Fugly!! :)
>:D
As hy staan gaan sy battery pap word  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on December 12, 2009, 10:14:39 pm
Yoohooo Wes...
Come to the dark side!

:drif:

(http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/4641/bild008am4.jpg) (http://img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bild008am4.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Fugly on December 13, 2009, 12:30:47 am
THANKS FUGLY!

Bike is now safely (?) at Fug's place until it gets collected by FND on Sunday! ONLY 3 MORE SLEEPS  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

You wish!! :)

RY hom Fugly!! :)
>:D
As hy staan gaan sy battery pap word  :biggrin:

Not to worry, the battery in nicely charged :mwink:
Wes you just need to shorten the clutch lever as it catches the hand guards and it's difficult to pop it into 3rd and get the wheel off the ground >:D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: KTM BIGGER on December 13, 2009, 06:00:23 am
Congrats Wes.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: MalcolmX on December 13, 2009, 05:12:26 pm
 :useless: :useless:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 14, 2009, 12:55:22 am
Whoo hoo! It arrived early, 6pm this evening to be precise...

(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/415/dsc08614c.jpg)

 :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

Thanks to Fugly, Wolweseun, all the other PE dogs that were willing to help, Blazes, Beserker and all the other dogs who've put up with my endless nonsense in trying to make up my mind, and to FND for a day early delivery!

Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Fugly on December 14, 2009, 03:52:27 am
Service with a smile  ;D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Pistonpete on December 14, 2009, 06:22:30 am
She be home at last! :thumleft: Treat her gently :3some:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on December 14, 2009, 06:54:50 am
Whoo hoo! It arrived early, 6pm this evening to be precise...

(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/415/dsc08614c.jpg)

 :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

Thanks to Fugly, Wolweseun, all the other PE dogs that were willing to help, Blazes, Beserker and all the other dogs who've put up with my endless nonsense in trying to make up my mind, and to FND for a day early delivery!


Enjoy her Soutie--Will PM you a list--what to do--before i leave on Wednesday for my Solo trip.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Odie on December 14, 2009, 06:57:05 am
Congrats Wes!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Crossed-up on December 14, 2009, 08:04:23 am
Congrats - I wish you many happy miles.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Ama ride ride on December 14, 2009, 08:05:20 am
Lekker :thumleft:....jusdt in time for the holidays :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: LuckyStriker on December 14, 2009, 08:18:22 am
 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: MrBig on December 14, 2009, 08:21:08 am
Lekker man!

We await your next poll with anticipation




not..

 :P
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Karl on December 14, 2009, 08:24:03 am
He should be banned from creating polls for at least a year  :peepwall:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Wolweseun on December 14, 2009, 08:24:12 am
And !!!

surely you at least rode it around the block
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Karl on December 14, 2009, 08:26:07 am
of course he did, his face looked something like this  :biggrin: (except maybe not so green)

Congrats again dude :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Bus on December 14, 2009, 01:43:35 pm
Awfully quiet in this thread today, eh?

:amazon:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Pistonpete on December 14, 2009, 02:10:21 pm
Buyers remorse :(
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Kykdaar on December 14, 2009, 02:11:49 pm
Buyers remorse :(

 :laughing4:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 14, 2009, 02:33:20 pm
Buyers remorse :(


not a chance. been working my ass off all day! now I'm off to fit new tires  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: GlenInk on December 14, 2009, 02:47:38 pm
 :useless:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: topbox on December 14, 2009, 02:53:38 pm
Buyers remorse :(


not a chance. been working my ass off all day! now I'm off to fit new tires  :thumleft:

pop in here

 :ricky:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: LuckyStriker on December 14, 2009, 03:07:00 pm
Awfully quiet in this thread today, eh?

someone should resurrect this thread one year from now so that the_wes can post something like this:
sheesh where'd this thread appear from!!? have since bought the Husky, ridden the crap outta it, written it off and bought a DRZ!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: MrBig on December 14, 2009, 03:12:27 pm
Awfully quiet in this thread today, eh?

someone should resurrect this thread one year from now so that the_wes can post something like this:
sheesh where'd this thread appear from!!? have since bought the Husky, ridden the crap outta it, written it off and bought a DRZ!

what do you mean A YEAR from now?!  >:D

Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Bus on December 14, 2009, 03:19:44 pm
someone should resurrect this thread one year from now so that the_wes can post something like this:
sheesh where'd this thread appear from!!? have since bought the Husky, XR650R, DRZ, ridden the crap outta all of them, written them off and bought a Dakar!

Fixed

:oscar:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 14, 2009, 04:30:32 pm
Buyers remorse :(


not a chance. been working my ass off all day! now I'm off to fit new tires  :thumleft:

pop in here

 :ricky:

I'd love to but your damn promoto shipment hasn't arrived yet!!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: topbox on December 14, 2009, 04:33:49 pm
Buyers remorse :(


not a chance. been working my ass off all day! now I'm off to fit new tires  :thumleft:

pop in here

 :ricky:

I'd love to but your damn promoto shipment hasn't arrived yet!!

that doesnt mean i cant wind your bike up

 :peepwall:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Karl on December 14, 2009, 04:34:28 pm
 :laughing4:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Bus on December 14, 2009, 04:39:11 pm
Wes I wanna come check your bounie too...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Operator on December 14, 2009, 04:42:13 pm
Wes I wanna come check your bounie too...

Start a poll.....................then we can vote on where we can view the bike.

1.  Trevor's Shop
2.  Wes' home
3.  Krige's
4.  Neutral venue

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D



PS : Congrats with the bike Wes  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: letsgofishing on December 14, 2009, 04:59:55 pm
Congrats Wes! :thumleft: ;D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: topbox on December 14, 2009, 05:17:06 pm
Wes I wanna come check your bounie too...

Start a poll.....................then we can vote on where we can view the bike.

1.  Trevor's Shop
2.  Wes' home
3.  Krige's
4.  Neutral venue

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D



PS : Congrats with the bike Wes  :thumleft:
i am a neutral venue,

we got stuff for bmw and ktm

Wes, see you tomorrow
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Beserker on December 14, 2009, 10:08:31 pm
Saw it in the flesh...  :thumleft:

Wishing you a safe ride.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mountainboy on December 15, 2009, 12:38:11 pm
lucky bastid!!!  :thumleft:

enjoy dude - serious fun bike!!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: topbox on December 15, 2009, 05:29:57 pm
Congrats dude, it goes really well.
That was the right buy for you   :ricky:















now no more excuses for riding so kak

 :peepwall:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 15, 2009, 06:30:38 pm
Fatbars, grips, handguards and mirrors all going on tomorrow

now if only SOMEONE had stock of their footpegs *sigh*
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Fugly on December 15, 2009, 08:08:10 pm
Should have bought a KLR :peepwall:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: keithk on December 16, 2009, 05:57:37 am
Don't suppose you want to swop for a TA  :biggrin: Congrats dont break this one? :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Martin-DR650 on December 17, 2009, 10:58:34 pm
Ek wil nou 'n paar foto's van die bike sien voor hy weer stukkend geval word?? :D :D

 :dousing:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Poffmuis on December 17, 2009, 11:34:40 pm
Ek wil nou 'n paar foto's van die bike sien voor hy weer stukkend geval word?? :D :D

 :dousing:

+1
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 17, 2009, 11:45:39 pm
Here she is with new tires. I've also managed to get the folding mirrors on (not in the photo) but the pipe and handlebars will have to wait until everyone re-opens in the new year (I need custom risers / clamps for the fatbars)

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/4679/dsc08641c.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Beserker on December 17, 2009, 11:48:23 pm
We're on page 4, and not a single action shot....Eyeties r pozers  ::)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Stroke Her on December 18, 2009, 10:04:55 am
Daar is seker geen action shots nie want die battery is seker pap, nou kan hy hom ie start nie!

Mooi bonie WES, pas nou net die een op!

Topdoos het sulke nuwe risers by sy shop wat ook die cockpit size stel...sal hulle noe werk nie?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Karl on December 18, 2009, 10:07:06 am

Topdoos het sulke nuwe risers by sy shop wat ook die cockpit size stel...sal hulle noe werk nie?

I doubt it, that thing has weird clamps  ???
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 18, 2009, 10:11:49 am

Topdoos het sulke nuwe risers by sy shop wat ook die cockpit size stel...sal hulle noe werk nie?

I doubt it, that thing has weird clamps  ???

I think he might be refferring to the Rox risers
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: cloudgazer on December 18, 2009, 10:28:16 am
Awesome.

Happy riding dude.

I like the blue yellow colours. keep em.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Wolweseun on December 18, 2009, 10:31:03 am
Wes I am very concerned

Have you actually ridden this bike yet
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 18, 2009, 10:33:12 am
Wes I am very concerned

Have you actually ridden this bike yet

Just around town. it's been a manic week. will finally get a decent ride in tomorrow  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Operator on December 18, 2009, 10:37:45 am
Wes I am very concerned

Have you actually ridden this bike yet

Just around town. it's been a manic week. will finally get a decent ride in tomorrow  :thumleft:

Wes..............are you bringing the bike to Krige's this
afternoon, for a   Ooh and Aah session? :D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 18, 2009, 10:52:00 am
Wes I am very concerned

Have you actually ridden this bike yet

Just around town. it's been a manic week. will finally get a decent ride in tomorrow  :thumleft:

Wes..............are you bringing the bike to Krige's this
afternoon, for a   Ooh and Aah session? :D


quite possibly
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Bus on December 18, 2009, 10:55:07 am
You gonna trailer it there? :laughing7:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 18, 2009, 11:13:28 am
You gonna trailer it there? :laughing7:

I wouldn't rule out the possibility
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Karl on December 18, 2009, 11:25:27 am

Topdoos het sulke nuwe risers by sy shop wat ook die cockpit size stel...sal hulle noe werk nie?

I doubt it, that thing has weird clamps  ???

I think he might be refferring to the Rox risers

And they would fit your clamps ???
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 18, 2009, 11:28:08 am

Topdoos het sulke nuwe risers by sy shop wat ook die cockpit size stel...sal hulle noe werk nie?

I doubt it, that thing has weird clamps  ???

I think he might be refferring to the Rox risers

And they would fit your clamps ???

Yes they would, but they only come with a 50mm rise - that's a moer of a lot on my bike. And they cost R820 - for slightly more I can get custom clamps made up with the perfect height...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Karl on December 18, 2009, 11:31:44 am
I see... http://www.roxspeedfx.com/ (http://www.roxspeedfx.com/)
very clever
its only 50mm if you have them pointed straight up  :peepwall:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Martin-DR650 on December 18, 2009, 03:36:17 pm
Nice fiets Wes!        Enjoy. . .
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Fugly on December 18, 2009, 05:14:26 pm
Perhaps Wolweseun and I need to post the pics of us doing wheelies on it >:D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: LuckyStriker on December 18, 2009, 07:31:20 pm
saw it this evening
looks smaller in yellow and blue than the white one
appears very capable though

I'm sure it goes like stink
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Operator on December 19, 2009, 07:22:28 am
looks smaller in yellow and blue than the white one
appears very capable though

+1

Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: HHHusky on December 19, 2009, 07:28:57 am
Finally! Congrats, you are going to luuurve it.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 19, 2009, 11:15:23 pm
Went for a lekker ride today, at last!

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/8728/dsc08832d.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on December 20, 2009, 09:52:45 am
So how does it fall?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 20, 2009, 10:11:52 am
So how does it fall?

I wouldn't know, smartass
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Karl on December 20, 2009, 11:20:04 am
Isn't it bout time you get a new number plate  :peepwall:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Pistonpete on December 20, 2009, 01:29:25 pm
Isn't it bout time you get a new number plate  :peepwall:
Its going to have to be inside the back guard....thats where all the shots are taken from!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mountainboy on December 20, 2009, 02:08:02 pm
Went for a lekker ride today, at last!


and............
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: JC on December 21, 2009, 11:50:01 am
Went for a lekker ride today, at last!
...snip...

rode behind you just before Cape Gate. It sounds sweet as it is, can't wait to hear it with the louder pipe
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 21, 2009, 11:56:14 am
Went for a lekker ride today, at last!
...snip...

rode behind you just before Cape Gate. It sounds sweet as it is, can't wait to hear it with the louder pipe

really? when, what time, what car / bike?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Varadero on December 21, 2009, 12:00:23 pm
Wes that's a bad ass piece of machinery, enjoy  :thumleft:  Would it be wrong to say I'm jealous?  ;D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 21, 2009, 12:06:07 pm
Wes that's a bad ass piece of machinery, enjoy  :thumleft:  Would it be wrong to say I'm jealous?  ;D

Nope. It would be sooo right to say you're jealous - the more people that are jealous the more puffed up my ego becomes  :ricky:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_BOBNOB on December 21, 2009, 12:30:34 pm
... the more puffed up my ego becomes...

can you get any more puffed up ???

 :peepwall:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 21, 2009, 12:41:12 pm
... the more puffed up my ego becomes...

can you get any more puffed up ???

 :peepwall:

just you wait and see  :mwink:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Fugly on December 21, 2009, 01:11:00 pm
... the more puffed up my ego becomes...

can you get any more puffed up ???

 :peepwall:

just you wait and see  :mwink:

I'll be waiting for the new thread, hopefully it'll have pics >:D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: JC on December 21, 2009, 01:33:25 pm
Went for a lekker ride today, at last!
...snip...

rode behind you just before Cape Gate. It sounds sweet as it is, can't wait to hear it with the louder pipe

really? when, what time, what car / bike?

In a cage Saturday after 2pm sometime. If I was on a bike I would've caught up to perv (the bike!)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 23, 2009, 01:25:23 pm
Right, so I had her at Superbike Solutions yesterday for a minor service and a once-over to make sure there was no major work that needed doing. The good news is - she's in good nick, nothing wrong with her, nothing lurking. Just a couple things we need to check when I bring her back for the dyno tune - valve clearances, timing chain, and she's running very rich (only getting 14km / l at the moment!)

The bad news is the battery "plate" has a crack that needs welding. No biggie - it's not crucial to the structure. Also - the spark plug has been cross-threaded, so we'll need to sort that out. Wrench also sorted out the problem with my airbox cover mounts which were a little buggered.

Wrench's workshop is immaculate, the man is professional, good at what he does, and very friendly and helpful. I can't recommend them enough! As soon as I get the Leo Vince on when everyone opens in the new year, I'll be back there to check valve clearances, and for a dyno tune.

Next up, I have a piece of offcut allu here that will hopefully be transformed into a new luggage rack soon, and an assortment of riser blocks and clamps to hopefully finally get those fatbars fitted. Watch this space!

(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/3224/dsc08943e.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Fugly on December 23, 2009, 01:34:12 pm
See we have good eyes here in PE >:D

But we didn't see the battery plate :-\
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 23, 2009, 01:36:06 pm
See we have good eyes here in PE >:D

But we didn't see the battery plate :-\

No worries - it's really minor, and also very well tucked away. Very hard to spot, without taking everything off the bike first!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Fugly on December 23, 2009, 02:01:07 pm
I think Wolweseun and I need to come down to Cape Town and have another test ride when the bike is sorted >:D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Martin-DR650 on December 23, 2009, 02:43:04 pm
Fugly nice Avatar!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Fugly on December 23, 2009, 03:06:50 pm
Fugly nice Avatar!

Thanks >:D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on December 29, 2009, 10:47:03 am
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/8728/dsc08832d.jpg)
WOW, that bike actually looks pretty cool
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on December 31, 2009, 05:34:10 pm
WeZ. Loving the bike.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 31, 2009, 06:05:42 pm
Thanks guys

First hurdle in the farkling has hit already - tried out the Rox risers as a solution to fitting the fatbars, but they add way too much rise. Since the spacing on the clamp bolts prohibits me from using universal adaptors, I will have to resort to either ordering fatbar clamps from the states, or getting new clamps made locally.

Watch this space...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Aquatic on January 02, 2010, 12:34:39 pm
Here you go Wes

Perfect as a late "too Dad, from Dad"  :biggrin:

http://www.husqvarnamotorcycles.com.au/catalogue_m.php (http://www.husqvarnamotorcycles.com.au/catalogue_m.php)

Have a look further down for the perfect steak.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on January 11, 2010, 06:02:32 pm
New avatar  :biggrin:

(http://www.ownmachines.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/husqvarna-tools-rancher-chainsaw.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 13, 2010, 09:28:14 pm
New avatar  :biggrin:

(http://www.ownmachines.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/husqvarna-tools-rancher-chainsaw.jpg)

Funnily enough, I was using one of those to chop down trees earlier today  :imaposer:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 13, 2010, 09:28:50 pm
Spot the addition  :deal:

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/2575/dsc09795.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Beserker on January 13, 2010, 09:34:12 pm
Spot the addition  :deal:

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/2575/dsc09795.jpg)

Ole'
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on January 13, 2010, 09:36:49 pm
Damn..that pipes still wrong way round..cant see the branding man!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on January 13, 2010, 09:40:17 pm
Wes, did you get the husky drz mms?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Martin-DR650 on January 13, 2010, 09:41:17 pm
Westy,Het jy die Husky gekoop wat by moto junction altyd gestaan het? ???
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 13, 2010, 09:42:49 pm
Wes, did you get the husky drz mms?

I wasn't quite sure what it was you were MMSing me.


Westy,Het jy die Husky gekoop wat by moto junction altyd gestaan het? ???

Nee. daai een is 'n stuk bollie.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on January 13, 2010, 09:45:17 pm
Wes, did you get the husky drz mms?

I wasn't quite sure what it was you were MMSing me.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=43253.msg847628#new (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=43253.msg847628#new)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Martin-DR650 on January 13, 2010, 09:45:46 pm
OOh oky,Nee want ek sien nou jou agter tyre,ek het so een by MJunction gesien,dog jy't dai husky gekoop en new tyre's ook.

Anyway,Dit lyk ook na 'n nice band. Wat is die naam? en hul prys?Thanx

Martin
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 13, 2010, 09:50:47 pm
OOh oky,Nee want ek sien nou jou agter tyre,ek het so een by MJunction gesien,dog jy't dai husky gekoop en new tyre's ook.

Anyway,Dit lyk ook na 'n nice band. Wat is die naam? en hul prys?Thanx

Martin

Daai een het dieselfde tyres opgehad, dis hoekom jy hom herken... Pirelli MT 21 het hom by KTM gekry vir +- R800 MAAR hulle stock ongelukkig nie 17" rears nie
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on January 13, 2010, 09:53:27 pm
OOh oky,Nee want ek sien nou jou agter tyre,ek het so een by MJunction gesien,dog jy't dai husky gekoop en new tyre's ook.

Anyway,Dit lyk ook na 'n nice band. Wat is die naam? en hul prys?Thanx

Martin

Daai een het dieselfde tyres opgehad, dis hoekom jy hom herken... Pirelli MT 21 het hom by KTM gekry vir +- R800 MAAR hulle stock ongelukkig nie 17" rears nie

That tyre is going to dissapoint you Wes, I have the front and just replaced the rear. The rear started tearing knobs at about 600km, and was completely shot at 1200km. Even the FRONT has started to tear knobs? How? I dunno man
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 13, 2010, 09:55:45 pm
OOh oky,Nee want ek sien nou jou agter tyre,ek het so een by MJunction gesien,dog jy't dai husky gekoop en new tyre's ook.

Anyway,Dit lyk ook na 'n nice band. Wat is die naam? en hul prys?Thanx

Martin

Daai een het dieselfde tyres opgehad, dis hoekom jy hom herken... Pirelli MT 21 het hom by KTM gekry vir +- R800 MAAR hulle stock ongelukkig nie 17" rears nie

That tyre is going to dissapoint you Wes, I have the front and just replaced the rear. The rear started tearing knobs at about 600km, and was completely shot at 1200km. Even the FRONT has started to tear knobs? How? I dunno man

I've got 1000 on the rear already, including a lot of tar - no knobs tearing yet. And I weigh twice what you weigh so I dunno what you're doing wrong  :deal:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on January 13, 2010, 10:21:09 pm
There we go


(http://i321.photobucket.com/albums/nn394/EtienneNXR/DSC01090Medium.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on January 14, 2010, 06:01:24 pm
I aint gonna caption this..but...........

(http://www.madewithlovebyhannah.com/WordPress/photos/husqy2a.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: MalcolmX on January 14, 2010, 06:25:10 pm
I aint gonna caption this..but...........

(http://www.madewithlovebyhannah.com/WordPress/photos/husqy2a.jpg)
Lyk my husqvarna maak net ouma produkte... :peepwall:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: WabbitKiLR on January 14, 2010, 06:35:17 pm
Nee, ze Huskies eez ze King
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 18, 2010, 10:44:08 am
Update time!

- Bashplate is finished thanks to Blazes and should be in my possession any day now.
- I am still waiting for ze yanks to send my footpegs.
- Having exhausted all options with regards to fatbar adaptors, rox risers, etc, I am also in the process of having custom handlebar clamps (top and bottom) CNC'd for me  :thumleft:
- The battery plate that was cracked was welded by Scorch, who fitted the Leo Vince for me.
- I ordered my 5 gallon tank last night from justgastanks.com. Some report it as holding 5.2 gallons, that's about 19.68l. To be safe, I ordered WeaponMX foam with it.
- Bike is being dyno'd this Saturday

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on January 18, 2010, 11:03:21 am
cant wait to see this project finnished!

Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 25, 2010, 08:24:41 am
So on Saturday I took the Husky down to Superbike Solutions to have it dyno'd. I was way unhappy with the fuel consumption, and I wanted to get rid of a couple of flat spots and get the bike running lekker...

The husky waits patiently as the_priest watches Jules work on his DR

(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/9827/dsc09830i.jpg)

Where does this go? Damn italian bikes!

(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/9974/dsc09838.jpg)

Jules giving it horns on the husky

(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/4320/dsc09844m.jpg)

The results...

(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/1505/dsc09859q.jpg)

Run 1 (blue) - stock pipe
Max power: 44.61
Max torque: 44.21

Run 2 (red) - Leo Vince, with noise insert
Max power: 44.94
Max torque: 45.61

Run 3 (green) - Leo Vince, no insert, tuned
Max power: 45.42
Max torque: 48.11

I was surprised that swopping out the pipe made such a small difference, but I think it's a testament to how well the Husky's stock pipe works on the bike. Overall I am very happy with the final result, and it has definitely made a huge difference to the way the bike feels - the extra power and torque is very much noticeable and let's just say the front wheel has become a lot lighter  :ricky:

On the way back we ran into Stroke-Her, who graciously showed us the quarry at Macassar

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/7412/dsc09868.jpg)

My hat goes off to Julian and Simon at Superbike Solutions, I can't praise them enough. His workshop is immaculate and his work is thorough... this is the second time my bike has been there (first was for an oil change and once-over when I got her) and both times have been nothing but pleasant.  :thumleft:

Just remember, he doesn't accept cheques, wine or apples as payment:

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/4826/dsc09832v.jpg)

 :mwink:



Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on January 25, 2010, 08:37:18 am
Now we need to go riding!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on January 25, 2010, 09:09:49 am
Only after wes is finnished blinging his skoeter!  :mwink:

and when he's done, our skoeters arent worthy...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 25, 2010, 09:11:16 am
and when he's done, our skoeters arent worthy...

damn straight  :pot:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Kamanya on January 25, 2010, 09:44:45 am
That torque increase is what's doing all the talking. Nice one.

I wonder if Julians business should be renamed to Super-Dualsport Solutions?

Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Beserker on January 25, 2010, 10:00:11 am
That torque increase is what's doing all the talking. Nice one.


+ 1...Check the linear delivery of the open Leo across the rev range, so yeah, the pipe makes a huge difference.

A lot of people tend to think (incorrectly) a dyna tune will give you lots of extra horses, ...not, but the quality of the power, man o' man. In this case money well worth spent!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Poffmuis on January 25, 2010, 10:02:10 am
I thought the power output might be a slight higher... the torque figures look awesome.  Front tyres should last quite long now  ;D rear tyres on the other hand  :ricky:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on January 25, 2010, 10:34:39 am
Newguy, Its still a thumper. Not much Hp to be found on the longstroke motors. Torque, yes plenty.

A Drz400 could match the Hp on the Husky, but its the out of the arm socket pulling torque that matters.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 25, 2010, 10:59:34 am
Video clip of the Husky backfiring on the dyno...

Husky TE 610 on dyno (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYwUv59b6Xs#)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 26, 2010, 11:08:31 am
Finally, a solution to the fatbar problem!

After waiting almost a week and a half just for another company to get STARTED on a set of custom handlebar clamps (I won't mention who, but I understand their position as they are busy with a moerse big manufacturer order), I decided to turn to our good friends KSP

Within 5 minutes of looking at the clamps, Fidel had a solution...

Here are the stock clamps...

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4668/dsc09880l.jpg)

What Fidel's going to do is machine the bottom clamp out to accomodate the fatbars... the top clamp can't be machined (as the cross braced section is too thin) so he's CNC'ing me a custom top clamp, which will look something like this (the red part):

(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1433/clamp.jpg)

I should have it by the weekend, can't wait  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Snafu on January 26, 2010, 11:12:01 am
mm, need to go chat with them, my work was there before yours!! :P
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Beserker on January 26, 2010, 11:59:35 am
mm, need to go chat with them, my work was there before yours!! :P

Or start a thread..fear for public exposure and all..  :imaposer:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on January 26, 2010, 02:40:52 pm
That torque increase is what's doing all the talking. Nice one.


+ 1...Check the linear delivery of the open Leo across the rev range, so yeah, the pipe makes a huge difference.

A lot of people tend to think (incorrectly) a dyna tune will give you lots of extra horses, ...not, but the quality of the power, man o' man. In this case money well worth spent!

Plus one  :thumleft:

Quality of Power.

The FI---- Makes a huge difference when uncorked from low down to mid-range. When the lambda sensor is plugged and the resistor fitted with the Arrow pipe made for Husky--it is like day and night. The system sets itself back to race mode  :mwink:

At one stage i thought i had a dud bike till i uncorked her-----like a XR when uncorked--they start to breath again.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 26, 2010, 02:45:45 pm
Answer pipe made for Husky-

surely you mean Arrow?  :mwink:

how's my bashplate coming along?  :deal:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 26, 2010, 02:52:14 pm
mm, need to go chat with them, my work was there before yours!! :P

DID you chat with them? cos I chatted to Fidel just now and I might have to wait a little longer than expected  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on January 26, 2010, 03:27:15 pm
Answer pipe made for Husky-

surely you mean Arrow?  :mwink:

how's my bashplate coming along?  :deal:

Finished ( trying to get Trailblazer to get it flown mahala to you) every cent saved is coffee money.  sorry Wes--arrow--too busy with all the M riders and trying to get the spoon---Now they tell me i am too Old.

Maybe you should start a Poll for me------------Who wants Blazes Off the Forum  :mwink:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 27, 2010, 10:50:56 am
Answer pipe made for Husky-

surely you mean Arrow?  :mwink:

how's my bashplate coming along?  :deal:

Finished ( trying to get Trailblazer to get it flown mahala to you) every cent saved is coffee money.  sorry Wes--arrow--too busy with all the M riders and trying to get the spoon---Now they tell me i am too Old.

Maybe you should start a Poll for me------------Who wants Blazes Off the Forum  :mwink:

Blazes you are the man... nevermind those bloody M riders, they can never agree on anything between themselves anyway  :pot:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 29, 2010, 03:23:59 pm
KSP strikes again  :thumleft:

(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/610/dsc09885x.jpg)

thanks Fidel... you guys rock
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: MrBig on January 29, 2010, 03:32:53 pm
that looks great!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 01, 2010, 04:47:20 pm
At last, an end to the handlebar saga! As I explained in previous posts, the unique bolt spacing on the Husky and the offset (forward) and height of the stock clamps made it hard to switch to fatbars - regular adaptors wouldn't fit, and Rox risers were too high.

Fidel and the guys at Waterjet took my bottom clamps, hacked off the cross brace, and machined them out to accomodate the fatbars. They then CNC'd an alluminium top clamp to match, which looks and works great. You will notice a gap between the 2 - this is down to the fact that the bottom clamp could only be machined so much without compromising its integrity... the gap might not look as great as a flush finish, but it has no noticeable effect on the grip on the bars. I retained the spacers / risers that were already on the bike, and I'll be ordering new rubber bushes as the current ones are a bit worn. I also have stainless cap screws to pop in but I need to shorten them first.

Nothing but praise - their work is outstanding.

(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/4972/dsc00052r.jpg)

The bar I fitted was a Zeta SX 03 in the "Honda" bend. I researched a few handlebar bends and decided on the Pro-Taper Windham / RM Mid, however no-one in the country had stock or could get that particular bend. The Zeta SX 03 Honda bend is virtually identical so I went for that instead. So far it feels great.

With the fatbars on I could also fit the Cycra Pro-Bend Handguards I had bought...

(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/4151/dsc00064b.jpg)

What high-quality kit... quite a mission to put it all together since the bumpers and shields install with self-tapping screws (yes, into alluminium - pick the screwdriver with the biggest grip). At first it feels like it's not going to fit, but as you tighten it all up it falls into place nicely.

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/9223/dsc00097.jpg)

At last, all done! It's kief. Like a wolf.

(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/2962/dsc00101p.jpg)

New indicators go on this week (old one got melted by exhaust). Bashplate arrives this weekend. Footpegs should be here any day I am told, but I'm not holding my breath... still waiting on the tank as well...


Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_BOBNOB on February 01, 2010, 04:51:51 pm
look very good wes  :thumleft:

that is a very sexy bike you have there - you should maybe think about doing a trip with it  :ricky:

 ;D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 01, 2010, 04:54:14 pm
you should maybe think about doing a trip with it  :ricky:

I am, end of the month  :mwink:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Bus on February 01, 2010, 04:54:30 pm
You shoulda taken the XR... :laughing7:

Thats very naais, Soutie!!!

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Operator on February 01, 2010, 04:58:02 pm
look very good wes  :thumleft:

+1

Now do ceramic coating on the headerpipe
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 01, 2010, 05:01:58 pm
look very good wes  :thumleft:

+1

Now do ceramic coating on the headerpipe

the thought has crossed my mind, numerous times...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Martin-DR650 on February 01, 2010, 05:07:23 pm
Very nice Westy! :thumleft:

Wou nou net vra oor die skidplate. Se my het jy 'n groter tank bestel?
sal graag wil sien hoe die bees dan gaan lyk.

En gaan jy 'n screen op sit?

Mr.M
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 01, 2010, 05:17:01 pm
Se my het jy 'n groter tank bestel?
sal graag wil sien hoe die bees dan gaan lyk.

yebo yes. IMS 5 gallon tank (which apparently takes up to 5.23 gallons, which is about 19.8 litres), plus anti-slosh tank foam.  :thumleft:


En gaan jy 'n screen op sit?

probably not. although, perhaps in the future I will consider this: http://www.britanniacomposites.com/lynx.html (http://www.britanniacomposites.com/lynx.html) (budget depending of course)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Martin-DR650 on February 01, 2010, 06:15:43 pm
Bludy nice! Dan sal jou bike sick lyk! :drif:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: letsgofishing on February 01, 2010, 06:27:03 pm
Loking good!
The Britannica Comp screen/shroud is very cool !  ;)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_BOBNOB on February 01, 2010, 06:42:42 pm
how about something like this

(http://www.off-the-road.de/uploads/pics/DRZ-400_Rally-2_01.jpg)

(http://www.off-the-road.de/uploads/pics/DRZ-400_Rally_01.jpg)

Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_BOBNOB on February 01, 2010, 06:49:43 pm
no wait this is better  :drif:

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z143/aebbern/DakarHusky.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Beserker on February 01, 2010, 07:02:06 pm

(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/4972/dsc00052r.jpg)


How about proper SS Bolts?

no wait this is better  :drif:



Sicko!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: topbox on February 03, 2010, 03:42:21 pm
.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 03, 2010, 03:45:17 pm
no wait this is better  :drif:

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z143/aebbern/DakarHusky.jpg)


that is gorgeous. is that a 450, 510 or 610? does you haff a higher res pic?

nvm found out elsewhere it's a 450
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 03, 2010, 03:59:23 pm
This is the lynx fairing but it's lank expensive

(http://hoder.smugmug.com/photos/421864949_UXcnY-M.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 03, 2010, 03:59:43 pm
.

see you tomorrow  :mwink:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 04, 2010, 10:58:03 pm
whoot! thanks topbox & spy (FINALLY)! promoto pegs are ON!

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7339/dsc00008alu.jpg)

I wanted these for 3 reasons - they have a big surface area, can be set lower, and look the bomb shiznet. they are indeed beautiful, well made and the adjustability makes a real difference - I have them on the low setting and it has transformed the riding position - with the surface area and lower setting standing is twice as comfortable. Worth every penny as far as I'm concerned  :thumleft:

hey topbox - so, like, do you guys sell anything for huskies?  :imaposer:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Martin-DR650 on February 05, 2010, 09:16:12 am
 :drif: Lyk nice! Sal dit op die DR pas?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on February 05, 2010, 09:18:24 am
ja maar hulle is nie net R500 nie :)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 08, 2010, 04:03:49 pm
Oops...

Honda XR 650 towing Husky TE 610 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z99Vl4WjAv4#)

Beserker and Stroke-Her will never let me live this down...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Karl on February 08, 2010, 04:09:48 pm
 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:
 :peepwall:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on February 08, 2010, 04:11:48 pm
I think Wes sabotaged his bike not to participate in the maccasar enduro...  :pot:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_BOBNOB on February 08, 2010, 04:12:08 pm
tell me you ran out of fuel or something silly like that ???
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Bus on February 08, 2010, 04:14:33 pm
Pls elaborate... Or rather dont say anything.

Just tell us how awesome the Husky is.

Then Bobnob can have a deep vein thrombosis about it...  :laughing7:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_BOBNOB on February 08, 2010, 04:17:59 pm
Pls elaborate... Or rather dont say anything.

Just tell us how awesome the Husky is.

Then Bobnob can have a deep vein thrombosis about it...  :laughing7:

he should have bought a dakar it is da bestest bike in da world  :peepwall:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 08, 2010, 04:22:28 pm
the husky is awesome  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Karl on February 08, 2010, 04:24:15 pm
the husky is awesome  :thumleft:

When its running  :peepwall:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 08, 2010, 04:25:36 pm
the husky is awesome  :thumleft:

When its running  :peepwall:

o it's running all right. you just can't use the clutch or throttle  :deal:

beserker is the man though! finds a nearby farm with friendly people, tows me there, goes home, and returns with bakkie and trailer to tow me home! what a guy...  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Beserker on February 08, 2010, 05:56:18 pm
I think Wes sabotaged his bike not to participate in the maccasar enduro...  :pot:

Only the one side though.... ::)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: topbox on February 08, 2010, 06:05:47 pm
Oops...

Honda XR 650 towing Husky TE 610 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z99Vl4WjAv4#)

Beserker and Stroke-Her will never let me live this down...

your average speed must have gone up

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on February 08, 2010, 06:22:54 pm
 :pot:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Beserker on February 08, 2010, 06:35:04 pm

your average speed must have gone up

 ;D ;D

Later even more so...

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj26/Beserker_bucket/2010_02_07_00002_1.jpg)

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Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on February 08, 2010, 06:40:02 pm
Ai wes,

your bikes sag setting looks abietchie baie. you must adjust your rear pre load to compensate, nuh!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on February 08, 2010, 07:21:38 pm
At least those pants don't make your ass look Big-----Or do they  :peepwall:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Beserker on February 08, 2010, 08:20:24 pm
As a sidebar:

Shit happens, I've been on a few rides, and I've come to the conclusion that it is actually the rule rather than the exception.

The difference to me is how the shitee handles it, in Wes' case, not once did he loose his cool, still found time for a joke (even to the extent of placing the video clip, essentially laughing at himself)....dude  :thumleft:

Was a shakedown, getting ready for the big time, anytime!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on February 08, 2010, 08:28:15 pm
What went wrong?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on February 08, 2010, 08:50:46 pm
What went wrong?

tehwes?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 08, 2010, 10:07:50 pm
thanks again beserker  :thumleft: and no, you can't keep it  :deal:

what went wrong? clutch cable snapped, and then a short while later throttle cable went as well. at least now we can sort it out before my little trippy  :ricky:

Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: grego on February 08, 2010, 11:43:30 pm
thanks again beserker  :thumleft: and no, you can't keep it  :deal:

what went wrong? clutch cable snapped, and then a short while later throttle cable went as well. at least now we can sort it out before my little trippy  :ricky:


i always carry some electrical block connectors with the plastic housing removed and a small screw driver... they come in handy if the cable snaps off near the end.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Beserker on February 09, 2010, 12:04:39 am

i always carry some electrical bolck connectors with the plastic housing removed and a small screw driver... they come in handy if the cable snaps off near the end.

Good idee...unfortunately the little head came off..dickey cable.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 09, 2010, 10:10:08 am
Some pics from the day...

Jealousy makes you nasty!

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/8330/dsc00039g.jpg)

Rose amongst the thorns...

(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/8582/dsc00044md.jpg)

The first break:

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/4113/dsc00058a.jpg)

2nd break, XR owners try to figure out an Italian bike... Stroke-her gives up and resorts to name-calling and nose-picking  :mwink:

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7291/dsc00065go.jpg)

*sigh* I must admit, there are worse places to spend an afternoon

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/3238/dsc00074q.jpg)

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/1412/dsc00078y.jpg)

(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/1769/dsc00076t.jpg)

and at least I made a new friend...

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/326/dsc00072d.jpg)

good times :thumleft:

o, admission time - closer inspection by beserker has revealed that I routed my clutch cable like a dork. oops  :lamer:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Karl on February 09, 2010, 12:34:12 pm
and the throttle cable?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 09, 2010, 01:21:09 pm
and the throttle cable?

your guess is as good as mine
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Bus on February 09, 2010, 01:47:46 pm
From not being twisted hard enough...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Beserker on February 09, 2010, 01:50:44 pm
From not being twisted hard enough...

The opposite  :thumleft:  remember he was running with XR's..
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 09, 2010, 02:21:47 pm
From not being twisted hard enough...

The opposite  :thumleft:  remember he was running with XR's..

funny guy  :laughing4:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 09, 2010, 02:24:03 pm
Ok moving on... got my hands on this last night, thanks Blazes! now to get the bike back (still at beserker's place) so I can install it  :ricky:

(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/3417/dsc00093k.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Karl on February 09, 2010, 02:42:13 pm
Nice  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Beserker on February 09, 2010, 02:52:44 pm
Came at the right time as well!  Any news on the tank?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 09, 2010, 02:56:16 pm
Came at the right time as well!  Any news on the tank?

no news on the tank yet, getting nervous!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 10, 2010, 08:19:35 am
confirmation received last night from justgastanks.com that my tank has arrived in stock and will be shipped ASAP!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Operator on February 10, 2010, 08:36:44 am
confirmation received last night from justgastanks.com that my tank has arrived in stock and will be shipped ASAP!  :thumleft:

Wes...........how big is your standard tank and what size are you going to install?

Gonna do a colour tank or a natural see-through jobbie?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 10, 2010, 08:42:22 am
confirmation received last night from justgastanks.com that my tank has arrived in stock and will be shipped ASAP!  :thumleft:

Wes...........how big is your standard tank and what size are you going to install?

Gonna do a colour tank or a natural see-through jobbie?

standard is 12l. the IMS tank is listed as 5 gallons, but I've heard reports of it taking between 5.2 - 5.4 gallons, so let's work on between 19 and 20 litres, give or take.

I was going to order grey to match the current tank, but I decided to go for clear. I wasn't fussed about seeing the fuel level at first (open cap, take a look) but then I decided to order anti-slosh foam as well. With the anti slosh foam, you need to stick a T-handle or long screwdriver in and compress the foam to see the fuel level with an opaque tank. However, with a clear tank you can still spot the fuel level through the tank, so I opted for the clear.

Should be here in 10 days or so...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Bus on February 10, 2010, 08:50:15 am
Wes, pls explain the anti-slosh foam...?

Never heard of it?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on February 10, 2010, 08:52:25 am
It stops the fuel flying around in the tank
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 10, 2010, 08:56:29 am
what etienne said - it's basically cubes of "foam" made of tough, fuel-resistant "plastic" that's designed not to break down or lose little pieces. you stuff your tank full of the cubes and essentially it slows the movement of the fuel through the tank, improving the handling of the bike.

I've already found that the husky is more of a handful at the front than the XChallenge in things like sand, so I didn't want to compound the problem with a bigger tank, hence the fuel. some reports on Advrider indicate better handling with the big tank and foam than with the standard tank without foam, but we'll have to see for ourselves...  :thumleft:

manufacturer's blurb: http://www.justgastanks.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=21_89&products_id=568 (http://www.justgastanks.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=21_89&products_id=568)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Beserker on February 10, 2010, 09:01:29 am
Wes, pls explain the anti-slosh foam...?

Never heard of it?

Developed for jet fighters...foam takes up less than 0.01% of capacity, and in  theory keeps the stuff from sloshing around. Used by bikes where you have large fuel capacity.

 Theory:  I haven't tried it, but a lot of race cars (esp. Nascar) gets fittted.

Just a note, buy the more expensive, ready cut for a bike, you can buy cheaper in bulk and cut yourself, but apparently the foam gets cleaned of particles after the cut, which you can not do, and it will end up in your fuel system.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on February 16, 2010, 08:31:13 pm
when is the new tank coming? any news on the bike yet? you got em spares yet?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Mr. Python on February 16, 2010, 08:53:19 pm
 :happy1:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Operator on February 16, 2010, 09:01:06 pm
What does the "anti-slosh" foam cost?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Mr. Python on February 16, 2010, 09:03:01 pm
What does the "anti-slosh" foam cost?

way more than slosh foam obviously  :mwink:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on February 16, 2010, 09:06:07 pm
What does the "anti-slosh" foam cost?

http://www.justgastanks.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=21_89&products_id=568 (http://www.justgastanks.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=21_89&products_id=568)

Not really needed IMO
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 16, 2010, 09:21:44 pm
What does the "anti-slosh" foam cost?

http://www.justgastanks.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=21_89&products_id=568 (http://www.justgastanks.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=21_89&products_id=568)

Not really needed IMO

You might think so, however there's been folk on ADVrider who have tried it and marked a noticeable improvement - some even say the 5 gallon tank with foam handles better than stock without!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on February 16, 2010, 09:23:47 pm
Cool, thats why I said, imo, ive never had a problem with fuel slossing around, atleast I think not
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 16, 2010, 10:15:59 pm
Cool, thats why I said, imo, ive never had a problem with fuel slossing around, atleast I think not

you have a lekka compact tank though - the husky 5 gallon tank has "lobes" - lots of space for slosh.

i only got it cos it's cheaper and easier to ship with the tank, and i thought I might need it. I'll run without it first for comparison's sake
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on February 16, 2010, 10:18:01 pm
You've got nothing to lose, 'cept like $70, so why not try it. In theory it makes sense yes.
Is it one big piece of sponge? Or small blocks?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 16, 2010, 10:20:42 pm
blocks, specially cut so that bits don't break off. it's like a heavy duty "plastic" sponge, if that makes sense

if I don't use it, I sell it, simple as that...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 21, 2010, 09:02:05 pm
Still waiting for my tank to arrive. In the meantime though...

(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/4923/dsc00118ag.jpg)

Finally got the cables sorted! What a mission - to get the cables off, you need to get the plastics, tank and airbox off. Big thanks to Beserker for the use of his spot, and for all the help and driving to pick up the cables for me! Eventually we got the cables attached, only to spend about 45 minutes trying to get the throttle closing action right (was very sticky). We decided to try it another day, put it all back together and lo and behold, the second there was fuel in the system and the engine was running it came right!??

We also routed the clutch a little differently so that the cable goes into the lever perch at a more "straight" angle, hopefully preventing unnecessary wear and tear...

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/720/dsc00199qj.jpg)

Also on the agenda for the day was fitting the work of art bashplate that Blazes sent me  :thumleft: it looks good and fits well, although there's a little more clearance between the frame and the plate that I would have preferred, so I may modify it slightly. The way it's put together though, will make the modifications a breeze!

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/7711/dsc00177di.jpg)

Took her for a spin today and was reminded about how much I love this bike  :mwink: So ja, there she is. looking a little more blinged everyday, and ready for my trip this coming weekend  :ricky:

(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/6948/dsc00170ix.jpg)

(well, kinda ready. if that tank doesn't get here soon, I'll be strapping a jerrycan to the rack)

Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: 2 Stroke Dan on February 21, 2010, 09:36:18 pm
Wes, that bike look so good!!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on February 22, 2010, 09:15:05 am
That rear tire is wearing quickly....
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on February 22, 2010, 03:50:47 pm
The open face helmet doesnt cut it bru :)

;D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Operator on February 22, 2010, 03:59:58 pm
Wes..................that brown header pipe is hurting our eyes :patch:

Two words...........ceramic and coating.  :D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on February 22, 2010, 04:10:59 pm
You need  a oversize O-Ring for the oil cap--Common that they leak with the stock one  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 22, 2010, 06:09:33 pm
The open face helmet doesnt cut it bru :)

;D
:mwink:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on February 22, 2010, 06:26:06 pm
jinne wes, you are making my blue blood, yellow  >:D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on February 22, 2010, 06:38:35 pm
(well, kinda ready. if that tank doesn't get here soon, I'll be strapping a jerrycan to the rack)


(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/7180/dsc01643v.jpg)


This is what i use Wes---- Extra 7.5 litres
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on February 22, 2010, 06:42:31 pm
The latest Accessories from Mexico--ordered and on its way--soon   :mwink:


(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2708/610teaccessories.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on February 22, 2010, 06:49:56 pm
Will it be ariving in little pieces or squashed?  :mwink:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on February 22, 2010, 07:13:14 pm
Wes..................that brown header pipe is hurting our eyes :patch:

Two words...........ceramic and coating.  :D

stem saam ja. budget is wearing a little thin though  :deal:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Mr. Python on February 22, 2010, 07:21:16 pm
How much does ceramic coating cost?

Per header pipe, I have two. That's is of course only if XT owners are allowed on a Husky thread  :mwink:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on March 03, 2010, 08:31:20 am
So my tank arrived on Friday, and was fitted on Friday in a hurry in between work and errands in preparation for the weekend's trip

It arrived without instructions, which bummed me out, since I am mechanically retarded, but with some googling and advrider-ing, I figured it out - the tank has 4 petcocks - the 2 existing ones, and 2 for the front "lobes"... they all feed into the main tap. in my over-zealousness led I crushed the 2 brass coloured "filter tubes" (have no idea what they are called) on the front 2 petcocks - I didn't care though and left them in - crushed an all. So far (about 750km for the trip) no hassles with them. drilling the hole for the main petcock was a biatch (comes punched but not drilled), as I didn't have a big enough drill bit, so I ended up filing it and forcing it the last bit.

My hose routing could be better (well the routing is fine, I just need to shorted some hoses) but it worked for the trip. Can't remember exactly what range I got, I think it was 265km or 285km - I usually get about 15km/l though (shocking). Haven't yet filled the tank from empty, so not sure how much it will take - but when I ran dry there was still some fuel in the "lobes" which I am going to try make a plan to sort out...

I did also notice that the gaps between the lobes and the radiator on either side are not the same size - but I have heard that the IMS tanks are a little, uhm, "organic".

Will now look at installing better petcocks for the front, new hoses, brass T-connectors and possibly an external fuel filter, though not sure if it's neccessary. I also want to move the overflow. it's in a stoopid place and I kept overfilling the dang tank to try get that "extra bit"... I need to lengthen the side stand as well perhaps...

I opted for clear tank in the end - fuel level visibility being 1 reason, and "that aftermarket look" being the other (I am such a poser, I know). I also ordered IMS tank foam, but haven't installed it yet.

Ordered everything from justgastanks.com

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/DSC00205.jpg)

Husky's first trippie  :ricky:

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Tankwa%20trip%20-%20end%20feb%2010/DSC00328.jpg)

Next up:

1. the left rear indicator is trashed and the little "frame" for the luggage rack support is bent... need to sort both out
2. new headlight - riding from cederberg oasis to ceres in the dark was no fun at all. Trailtech X2, but I can't decide if I should get the full offroad one and risk pissing off motorists, or if I should get the clipped "road use" dual sport one
3. really want to make a new luggage rack

budget is wearing thin though  :lamer:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: MrBig on March 03, 2010, 09:02:27 am

Will now look at installing better petcocks for the front, new hoses, brass T-connectors and possibly an external fuel filter, though not sure if it's neccessary. I also want to move the overflow.



YES it's necesarry!
Get a clear inline filter - then you can also always SEE whether fuel is flowing/available or not.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Beserker on March 03, 2010, 09:08:05 am
YES it's necesarry!
Get a clear inline filter - then you can also always SEE whether fuel is flowing/available or not.

Tracmac has nice nifty small ones.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: MrBig on March 03, 2010, 10:02:02 am
YES it's necesarry!
Get a clear inline filter - then you can also always SEE whether fuel is flowing/available or not.

Tracmac has nice nifty small ones.

 :thumleft: those are perfect
Just check the hose inner diameter for a good fit; and carry a short piece of hose with as a spare in case of leaks.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Damduiker on March 03, 2010, 11:52:13 am
I know that very bike.
Very Nice.
I have a 06 450 TE, also in yellow and blue.
They are great bikes and easy to work on.

Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Beserker on March 03, 2010, 11:58:47 am

They are great bikes and easy to work on.


Good news indeed!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on March 03, 2010, 12:05:19 pm
Wes,

screw the trailtech.  Just fit a HID kit. Lots of moolah spared.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Damduiker on March 03, 2010, 12:28:50 pm
I put this Scott steering damper on it and it raised the bars and allowed taper bars to be fitted.

(http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv275/moggy_02/Dampermount.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Damduiker on March 03, 2010, 12:41:20 pm
This is what my girl looks like.
I bought her on an auction for R25 000 and she has an Akrapovic pipe on that is too loud.
I feel embarassed riding it around town.
(http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv275/moggy_02/bruise049.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on March 03, 2010, 01:25:34 pm
sell her to me  :ricky:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: AntonW on March 03, 2010, 03:44:54 pm
looking great

i will swop you for my 640   :imaposer:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Damduiker on March 04, 2010, 07:32:14 am
My budget isn't big enough to run a KTM.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Martin-DR650 on March 04, 2010, 05:11:19 pm
Nice Wes! :thumleft: enjoy...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: voorvel on March 04, 2010, 07:18:11 pm
This is what my girl looks like.
I bought her on an auction for R25 000 and she has an Akrapovic pipe on that is too loud.
Nice find!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on March 04, 2010, 07:29:36 pm
I know that very bike.
Very Nice.
I have a 06 450 TE, also in yellow and blue.
They are great bikes and easy to work on.



Agree i have a Red 450 TE just as easy as the 610Te to work on--- don't need to take it in for a service --can do all yourself.

Only thing about the 450 TE ---Runs like greased lightning once jetted properly   :mwink:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on March 04, 2010, 08:06:31 pm
I know that very bike.
Very Nice.
I have a 06 450 TE, also in yellow and blue.
They are great bikes and easy to work on.



Agree i have a Red 450 TE just as easy as the 610Te to work on--- don't need to take it in for a service --can do all yourself.

Only thing about the 450 TE ---Runs like greased lightning once jetted properly   :mwink:

How many hours blazes?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Mr. Python on March 04, 2010, 08:19:19 pm
The open face helmet doesnt cut it bru :)

;D

Hmmm... yeah maybe not
(http://i932.photobucket.com/albums/ad169/Mr-Python/TheWes.jpg)
...and i think this was before he even parttook of a few Kriges coffees  >:D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on March 05, 2010, 05:53:16 am
I know that very bike.
Very Nice.
I have a 06 450 TE, also in yellow and blue.
They are great bikes and easy to work on.



Agree i have a Red 450 TE just as easy as the 610Te to work on--- don't need to take it in for a service --can do all yourself.

Only thing about the 450 TE ---Runs like greased lightning once jetted properly   :mwink:

How many hours blazes?

How many hours blazes?

I change oil every 1,500km
Oil and filter----Filter R80 same oil filter as my 610 Te. The other two oil filters are the washable type on the 450 and 610.

I also use my 450Te for Outrides --just such a hoot to have a bike that only weighs 111 kg and goes like hell. Fuel comsumption when riding hard drops to 21-22 kmpl. Can do at least 180km on the stock 9litre tank. Have a 14 litre tank as well--just do not use it often.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Damduiker on March 05, 2010, 06:44:29 am
I work my services per hour, because we do some technical and some fast stuff.
I service every 15 hours, because in the terrain we ride, we seldom average more than 60 km/h
When we go boogie in the bush, I manage just over 100 K's on the 9l tank.
Even setting the valve clearance is easy.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on March 07, 2010, 02:15:50 pm
man I love this bike...

(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/8490/dsc00666p.jpg)

 :ricky:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on March 07, 2010, 02:48:15 pm
man I love this bike...

(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/8490/dsc00666p.jpg)

 :ricky:


Today? N[]va and I was there too, very hot though
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on March 07, 2010, 03:33:17 pm
I have one of these Back disc guards for you   ----------- Free  :mwink:

(http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/7633/dsc01901e.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on March 08, 2010, 07:04:28 am
I have one of these Back disc guards for you   ----------- Free  :mwink:

oo la la  :mwink:

Today? N[]va and I was there too, very hot though

yip. was blerrie hot - fan came on a couple of times. also - i killed my battery. luckily she roll-starts easily enough  :bueller:

cell phone pic:

(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/2941/070320101702i.jpg)

Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Damduiker on March 08, 2010, 07:23:41 am
A thing of beauty ;D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: LuckyStriker on March 08, 2010, 12:28:59 pm
I must admit. that bike looks really really good Wes
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on March 09, 2010, 03:31:34 pm
I must admit. that bike looks really really good Wes

thanks LS  :thumleft: how's your XChallenge coming along? any new farkles to show us?

here's another pic before I took the big tank off (going to re-install with better hardware)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/DSC00540.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on March 15, 2010, 01:20:40 pm
ok now the battery (or something else) ain't working so lekker... bike will run start, but not e-start... need to sort that out, and chain and sprockets need replacing soon, which will be fun because i'll be reverting to the standard gearing... i also need to make work of re-fitting my front sprocket cover!

also... coming soon  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: RedWolf on March 15, 2010, 01:45:12 pm
Wes, do you have a clutch or sidestand kickout switch. Check that first for the "dead battery"
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on March 15, 2010, 01:52:22 pm
Wes, do you have a clutch or sidestand kickout switch. Check that first for the "dead battery"

sidestand switch was removed by previous owner. dunno about clutch... pretty sure it's battery related - with light on the dash is off, with the lights off if i try start it shows a battery icon, however i put the battery on charge overnight and still nothing. either the battery is dead dead, or it's something else electrical...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Bus on March 15, 2010, 03:42:04 pm
also... coming soon  :thumleft:

New avatar?  ::)

Come on Wes, you can do better than that... :amazon:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on March 15, 2010, 06:30:59 pm
Wes, do you have a clutch or sidestand kickout switch. Check that first for the "dead battery"

sidestand switch was removed by previous owner. dunno about clutch... pretty sure it's battery related - with light on the dash is off, with the lights off if i try start it shows a battery icon, however i put the battery on charge overnight and still nothing. either the battery is dead dead, or it's something else electrical...

You had a sidestand switch  ???

Have you looked at the clutch switch when you hold it in if its working ? take the thing off if it is still on. And check the fuses next to the wiring at the battery --under the seat.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Karl on March 19, 2010, 07:24:48 am
So is it fixed yet  ???
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on March 19, 2010, 07:26:42 am
not yet - I haven't had the time
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Karl on March 22, 2010, 08:50:12 am
not yet - I haven't had the time

Well stop spending so much time on the forum and go fix your bike  :peepwall:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on March 22, 2010, 09:53:32 am
Did u get it fixed this weekend? You MUST join n0va,bradleys and me this wednesday
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on March 22, 2010, 09:55:14 am
Did u get it fixed this weekend? You MUST join n0va,bradleys and me this wednesday

no, i didn't, i spent the morning cycling at jonkershoek on saturday so missed all the open shops that would have a new battery for me, and of course today is a public holiday...

why MUST I join you? where are you going?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Karl on March 23, 2010, 07:09:33 am
The shops are open now  :biggrin:

And I would guess they are going to zone 7
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on March 25, 2010, 09:47:49 am
R380 later and it's alive!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on April 28, 2010, 08:05:19 am
(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/833533616_Xo2N2-L.jpg)

*sigh* it sucks not being able to ride  :xxbah:

at the moment, while i'm out of action, the bike is at Superbike Solutions for the following:
1. check cam chain tensioner
2. check counterbalancer nut torque
3. due to the above, new gaskets, valve clearance check and sommer oil change while we're at it
4. assess damage from accident

1 and 2 are typical checks for the '06 TE - if left unchecked they can cause issues later on...

Regarding the accident, so far the damage I can see is:
1. spacer bolt popped out on right footpeg - need new one
2. footpeg mount might be bent - will bend straight
3. handlebars are bent - must replace
4. handlebar clamp bolts seem bent - replace
5. whole steering angle is off but nothing seems severly damaged - replace bars and bolts, then loosedn, align, and tighten everything
6. bashplate bent - bend straight
7. heatshield bent (on the other side, what the heck?) - non-issue, it's small
8. concerns about subframe

wrench is busy checking all of the above, and anything else that might pop up

when I get her back, then:

1. replace bars - might get another set of Zetas, or I might try something with a little more of a rise
2. get new bolts from topfast
3. get new footpeg spacer
4. new grips - not the same pro-taper dual density half-waffles... they suck

and then there are some more farkles i have planned, budget depending:

1. new luggage rack
2. new luggage rack mounting frame, with added strength
3. new indicators
4. LED tail light

plus, once that's done I want to get the 10l Kriega tailpack, and stuff it with:
1. tools
2. medical
3. spare tube

as a permanent fixture. the husky actually has a little tool kit under the seat, I have a nice tool roll I got as a gift, i think i'm going to relocate the tools to it, put it in the tailpack and then stash a spare tube under there instead

when aaaaalll that's done, I have a funky headlight idea in mind, let's see if it works  :thumleft:

can't wait to get her back and start farkling, and more importantly, RIDING!!!!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Bus on April 28, 2010, 09:04:49 am
and then there are some more farkles i have planned, budget depending:

1. new luggage rack
2. new luggage rack mounting frame, with added strength
3. new indicators
4. LED tail light


...
5. Training Wheels...?

:komet:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on April 28, 2010, 09:10:18 am
:imaposer:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on April 28, 2010, 09:55:32 am
(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/833533616_Xo2N2-L.jpg)

*sigh* it sucks not being able to ride  :xxbah:

at the moment, while i'm out of action, the bike is at Superbike Solutions for the following:
1. check cam chain tensioner
2. check counterbalancer nut torque
3. due to the above, new gaskets, valve clearance check and sommer oil change while we're at it
4. assess damage from accident

1 and 2 are typical checks for the '06 TE - if left unchecked they can cause issues later on...

Regarding the accident, so far the damage I can see is:
1. spacer bolt popped out on right footpeg - need new one
2. footpeg mount might be bent - will bend straight
3. handlebars are bent - must replace
4. handlebar clamp bolts seem bent - replace
5. whole steering angle is off but nothing seems severly damaged - replace bars and bolts, then loosedn, align, and tighten everything
6. bashplate bent - bend straight
7. heatshield bent (on the other side, what the heck?) - non-issue, it's small
8. concerns about subframe

wrench is busy checking all of the above, and anything else that might pop up

when I get her back, then:

1. replace bars - might get another set of Zetas, or I might try something with a little more of a rise
2. get new bolts from topfast
3. get new footpeg spacer
4. new grips - not the same pro-taper dual density half-waffles... they suck

and then there are some more farkles i have planned, budget depending:

1. new luggage rack
2. new luggage rack mounting frame, with added strength
3. new indicators
4. LED tail light

plus, once that's done I want to get the 10l Kriega tailpack, and stuff it with:
1. tools
2. medical
3. spare tube

as a permanent fixture. the husky actually has a little tool kit under the seat, I have a nice tool roll I got as a gift, i think i'm going to relocate the tools to it, put it in the tailpack and then stash a spare tube under there instead

when aaaaalll that's done, I have a funky headlight idea in mind, let's see if it works  :thumleft:

can't wait to get her back and start farkling, and more importantly, RIDING!!!!


Eisssssh Wes  ???

Save the money from the Farkels and go on a Riding Course   ----------------  :peepwall:

Breek en Val Wes---your new Name Bud-- ::)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Mr. Python on April 28, 2010, 01:06:45 pm

...
5. Training Wheels...?

:komet:

I think my new bike will have to come with a set  :mwink:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Martin-DR650 on April 28, 2010, 05:47:49 pm
and then there are some more farkles i have planned, budget depending:

1. new luggage rack
2. new luggage rack mounting frame, with added strength
3. new indicators
4. LED tail light


...
5. Training Wheels...?

:komet:
:laughing4: :laughing4: Lag ek nou...

Hoe ganit met die been Wes?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on May 18, 2010, 12:43:59 pm
Good news! Damage to the bike is minimal, might not even have to replace the bars! Knee is healing well!

All other mods on hold due to budgetary constraints though  :xxbah:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on May 18, 2010, 01:24:37 pm
All other mods on hold due to budgetary constraints though  :xxbah:

Even the training wheels?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on May 18, 2010, 01:27:42 pm
All other mods on hold due to budgetary constraints though  :xxbah:

Even the training wheels?

funny guy
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on May 19, 2010, 09:18:58 am
(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/833533616_Xo2N2-L.jpg)

*sigh* it sucks not being able to ride  :xxbah:

at the moment, while i'm out of action, the bike is at Superbike Solutions for the following:
1. check cam chain tensioner
2. check counterbalancer nut torque
3. due to the above, new gaskets, valve clearance check and sommer oil change while we're at it
4. assess damage from accident

1 and 2 are typical checks for the '06 TE - if left unchecked they can cause issues later on...

Regarding the accident, so far the damage I can see is:
1. spacer bolt popped out on right footpeg - need new one
2. footpeg mount might be bent - will bend straight
3. handlebars are bent - must replace (ZETA FTW)
4. handlebar clamp bolts seem bent - replace
5. whole steering angle is off but nothing seems severly damaged - replace bars and bolts, then loosedn, align, and tighten everything
6. bashplate bent - bend straight
7. heatshield bent (on the other side, what the heck?) - non-issue, it's small
8. concerns about subframe

wrench is busy checking all of the above, and anything else that might pop up

when I get her back, then:

1. replace bars - might get another set of Zetas, or I might try something with a little more of a rise
2. get new bolts from topfast
3. get new footpeg spacer
4. new grips - not the same pro-taper dual density half-waffles... they suck (Try DRC they are open ended too and well priced)

and then there are some more farkles i have planned, budget depending:

1. new luggage rack (Pro moto Billet - nothing comes close, works great as a grab handle too)
2. new luggage rack mounting frame, with added strength
3. new indicators
4. LED tail light

plus, once that's done I want to get the 10l Kriega tailpack, and stuff it with:
1. tools
2. medical
3. spare tube

as a permanent fixture. the husky actually has a little tool kit under the seat, I have a nice tool roll I got as a gift, i think i'm going to relocate the tools to it, put it in the tailpack and then stash a spare tube under there instead

when aaaaalll that's done, I have a funky headlight idea in mind, let's see if it works  :thumleft: (acerbis???) :drif:

can't wait to get her back and start farkling, and more importantly, RIDING!!!!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on May 21, 2010, 08:32:01 am
mrhyde - headlight, nope not acerbis. i was going to try fabricate something - might still. or I might get the Trailtech X2, very lekker
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on May 21, 2010, 08:35:41 am
Trailtech ftw !
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on July 01, 2010, 08:34:33 pm
Why not come show us how lekke that bike rides this Saturday?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on July 01, 2010, 08:36:11 pm
why do I want to come make my name gat with a bunch of plastics that are half the weight and twice the speed of me?  :deal:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on July 01, 2010, 08:40:04 pm
There's going to be a Dakar, and a XT600


....whoooooooosie :D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on July 01, 2010, 08:40:34 pm
and a KLR
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blauth on July 02, 2010, 10:40:51 am
ADVRider Links:
TE610: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156429&highlight=te610
TE610 Index Thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156431&highlight=te610
TE630: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=507511&highlight=te610

Blazes, I am considering getting a TE610 but they are fairly scarce and my budget is not 60k so I have a few questions which hopefully you can answer. There seems to be a couple of the SM610's around, some at pretty good prices.

1) What are the differences between the SM and the TE appart from the obvious (Wheels). Is it viable to get a SM and get a set of offroad wheels for it or is there a whole bunch of other non-obvious things like gearing, fork and rear wheel travel, fork stiffness etc that are different to the TE.
2) I would prefer to have an 06/07 model because it has a carburator and there is an aftermarket fuel tank available from IMS. Is there a tank available yet for the FI models? I also quite like the Blue and Yellow scheme.


I started another thread (Husky TE610 and SM610 Thread) before I realised this was about so Moderator, please delete the other thread..... :(
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on July 02, 2010, 10:50:02 am
ADVRider Links:
TE610: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156429&highlight=te610
TE610 Index Thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156431&highlight=te610
TE630: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=507511&highlight=te610

Blazes, I am considering getting a TE610 but they are fairly scarce and my budget is not 60k so I have a few questions which hopefully you can answer. There seems to be a couple of the SM610's around, some at pretty good prices.

1) What are the differences between the SM and the TE appart from the obvious (Wheels). Is it viable to get a SM and get a set of offroad wheels for it or is there a whole bunch of other non-obvious things like gearing, fork and rear wheel travel, fork stiffness etc that are different to the TE.
2) I would prefer to have an 06/07 model because it has a carburator and there is an aftermarket fuel tank available from IMS. Is there a tank available yet for the FI models? I also quite like the Blue and Yellow scheme.


I started another thread (Husky TE610 and SM610 Thread) before I realised this was about so Moderator, please delete the other thread..... :(


don't delete the other thread - it's good to have a central thread, rather delete this post - this thread is about my awesome super duper husky and we wouldn't want to water that down, now would we  :imaposer:

i am answering questions on your other thread as we speak  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on July 02, 2010, 10:52:46 am
answers: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=52221.new#new
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on July 06, 2010, 10:21:18 am
Yeeeha!

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Plastic012.jpg)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Plastic054.jpg)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Plastic060.jpg)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Plastic064.jpg)

(Michiel - you take awesome pics dude, you make me look good  :thumleft: )

Really enjoyed the Husky in Macassar - soaks up the sand and the jumps are actually less harsh than expected (err, the landings I mean). Still, with my limited knowledge of suspension adjustment I am sure I am not getting the most out of the Marzocchi and Sachs units... something to investigate...

Before this ride I fitted the sharkfin (rear disc protector) that blazes made for me, as well as my Kriega fork seals, and a home made recovery strap - which came in handy! I also cracked some plastics on the ride while putting it in the bushes - eish...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on July 06, 2010, 10:36:38 am
Nice Wes--  :mwink:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on July 20, 2010, 10:32:05 am
Man, the list keeps growing - snapped my throttle cable for the second time now  :xxbah: NOT ayoba! Also - my rear suspension is sagging way too much, and I hear a ticking sound which may be valves, I dunno - going to have it checked out as soon as I can

But first, to sort out the cables. Eish man, what am I doing wrong?!  :lamer:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Bus on July 20, 2010, 10:49:52 am
Also - my rear suspension is sagging way too much,

Must be all those espresso & biscotti's...? :evil6:

As for the throttle cable... Does it snap at the throttle or close to the carb? It must be a routing issue.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on July 22, 2010, 10:50:30 am
Found the problem! For some reason it seems the inner protective metal coil came out of the sheath, hooked (making a sharp edge) and wore the cable down over time - it would also explain why my throttle has been sticky the last while...

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/DSC01595.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Pistonpete on July 22, 2010, 12:18:39 pm
Man, the list keeps growing - snapped my throttle cable for the second time now  :xxbah: NOT ayoba! Also - my rear suspension is sagging way too much, and I hear a ticking sound which may be valves, I dunno - going to have it checked out as soon as I can

But first, to sort out the cables. Eish man, what am I doing wrong?!  :lamer:
Wes maybe you need stiffer springs front & back? You'r a big guy & the bikes prolly made for flyweights. The 990's are made for an average 85kg man...go figure! :)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on July 22, 2010, 12:20:44 pm
Man, the list keeps growing - snapped my throttle cable for the second time now  :xxbah: NOT ayoba! Also - my rear suspension is sagging way too much, and I hear a ticking sound which may be valves, I dunno - going to have it checked out as soon as I can

But first, to sort out the cables. Eish man, what am I doing wrong?!  :lamer:
Wes maybe you need stiffer springs front & back? You'r a big guy & the bikes prolly made for flyweights. The 990's are made for an average 85kg man...go figure! :)

Yeah I probably do need stiffer springs, but I have a suspicion that one of the adjusters on the rear shock ain't working. It's going to be at least R1k per side (front and back) for the springs, plus the cost to have it setup (because I want to take it to MP) and then repair costs - if there are any

Maybe I just need to get it there for a quote...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on August 10, 2010, 10:39:30 am
*sigh*

weekend not good - struggling to get front petcocks mounted on the long range tank, and in the process stripped my MAIN petcock (that's used on both tanks) so no riding until that gets sorted.

got the new throttle cable back and pinpointed 2 areas of weakness, plus it's feeling too tight...

at least I got some of the miscellaneous plastics welded up - few small cracks here and there, except I left one of them at home, DOH!

Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Mr. Python on August 10, 2010, 07:49:46 pm
Dude these things are sent to kill us or make us stronger, as the thinkers would have us believe, you're still here so you must be stronger.
Godspeed on you quest for the perfect bike  ;D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: NoobRider on August 10, 2010, 08:20:47 pm
Hey Wes

I have got a rear spring for a 1999 Te610 that you can have. I am not sure if it will fit or improve your sagging.
Eurobike sell after market petcocks for about R120.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on August 10, 2010, 10:20:09 pm
Hey Wes

I have got a rear spring for a 1999 Te610 that you can have. I am not sure if it will fit or improve your sagging.
Eurobike sell after market petcocks for about R120.

thanks for the head's up on the spring and the petcocks - will check it out and let you know ;)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on August 10, 2010, 10:43:43 pm
Right, so as I've mentioned, I stuffed up my fuel petcock. The IMS long range tank and stock tank share 2 petcocks - as I was taking the main one off the IMS tank, it got stuck (the thick bit on the end is only just the size of the hole so it takes some jiggling) and it pulled apart...

This...

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Fuel%20tank%20mounting/DSC01853.jpg)

...should be connected to this...

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Fuel%20tank%20mounting/DSC01861.jpg)

The first thing I did was straighten out the bend at the end, since i thought it was meant to be straight and got bent in the process, turns out it's meant to be curved (I think) so I bent it back. DOH...

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Fuel%20tank%20mounting/DSC01854.jpg)

It's meant to fit into the little hole on the right, when everything is in one piece (I think)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Fuel%20tank%20mounting/DSC01859.jpg)

In the process I also pulled out the fuel sensor wires - I haven't had them connected in yonks, but they've still been there. Now I've got a hole to contend with (there was a pratley steel like substance around the wires, i've cleared it off...

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Fuel%20tank%20mounting/DSC01864.jpg)

A new petcock by the way, costs R550!! Will look for cheaper substitutes, or try fix...

In theory I can just force the brass pipe back in, directing the bend into that hole (I think) which I have seem to got right now, and then pratley steel the hole (or is there something better)? I don't suppose I can just toss the brass bit (since the filter will then be open at the end)? I've also put a small tear in the filter along one of the edges, but it's tiny. I could also use a KTM petcock (from the older EXC models, I hear they work) but they just have 1 outlet, not an inlet and outlet on this side, don't think it matters though, as long as all the fuel makes it to the carb...

What you guys think?

Second issue - the IMS tank also uses 2 IMS thumb screw style petcocks in the frontal lobes - these tend to work lose, so I've gotten myself a brass bushing to help make the thread bigger - seen someone on ADVRider successfully use this fix...

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Fuel%20tank%20mounting/DSC01868.jpg)

Issue is - how do I make the hole bigger? I've drilled it a little and tried to force the brass bit in to create it's own thread, but no can do, and I'm afraid that if I simply drill it it won't seal tightly and defeat the purpose alltogether. Advice?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: voorvel on August 11, 2010, 09:04:13 am
Hey Wes,

I would thread both parts.

Use locktite (if it does not degrade in fuel) and screw them together
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: grego on August 11, 2010, 10:38:10 am
can't you get the holes tapped instead of trying to use the brass connector to thread them?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on August 11, 2010, 10:39:15 am
can't you get the holes tapped instead of trying to use the brass connector to thread them?

yeah that's what i reckon would be the best - but who / where do i go?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: MrBig on August 11, 2010, 10:59:35 am
can't you get the holes tapped instead of trying to use the brass connector to thread them?

yeah that's what i reckon would be the best - but who / where do i go?

it's not rocket science. Get a tap (or borrow one) of the correct size and do it yourself?

WRT the petcock - not sure why you're concerned with the fuel sensor if it hasn't been connected anyway?
Why not just plug the hole where the wire came through (from the outside), stick everything back together and bolt it on?
What else is wrong with it?

The IN is just a loop-through  for the other petcock making it possible to switch both sides with a single tap.
You can replace the main petcock with a more generic (or the KTM) version and use a t-piece with the same result.
I think..  :D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on August 11, 2010, 11:02:59 am
I have thread taps for you, its very simpel, even i have done it
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on August 11, 2010, 11:03:53 am
it's not rocket science. Get a tap (or borrow one) of the correct size and do it yourself?

I'm not exactly confident in my own abilities at this stage  :pot:

WRT the petcock - not sure why you're concerned with the fuel sensor if it hasn't been connected anyway?
Why not just plug the hole where the wire came through (from the outside), stick everything back together and bolt it on?
What else is wrong with it?

The IN is just a loop-through  for the other petcock making it possible to switch both sides with a single tap.
You can replace the main petcock with a more generic (or the KTM) version and use a t-piece with the same result.
I think..  :D

not worried about the sensor at all, but if you look at the first pic, the sensor also acts as one unit with the filter - not sure seperating them is a good idea, but in theory yeah, i can just force it all back together and we should be fine...



Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on August 11, 2010, 11:04:33 am
I have thread taps for you, its very simpel, even i have done it

will check if you have the right size  :thumleft:

IF i stuff it up, it's tickets, might as well throw the tank away
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: MrBig on August 11, 2010, 11:20:15 am
I have thread taps for you, its very simpel, even i have done it

will check if you have the right size  :thumleft:

IF i stuff it up, it's tickets, might as well throw the tank away

how much does stuffed up 2nd hand tanks go for nowadays?  :P
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Rough Rider on August 23, 2010, 12:11:59 pm
Hey Wes I have just become the proud owner of a 610, will be taking more note of this thread from now on.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Oros on August 23, 2010, 05:44:31 pm
Hey Wes,

Have you fitted the tank yet & did it work?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on August 23, 2010, 05:52:16 pm
Hey Wes,

Have you fitted the tank yet & did it work?

yes and yes  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: wrench on August 23, 2010, 06:05:10 pm
Hey Wes,

Have you fitted the tank yet & did it work?

yes and yes  :thumleft:

Glad to hear you've got your petCOCKS working!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on August 23, 2010, 06:09:50 pm
Hey Wes,

Have you fitted the tank yet & did it work?

yes and yes  :thumleft:

Glad to hear you've got your petCOCKS working!

no thanks to you - your poor white friends had to do all the work!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Oros on August 23, 2010, 09:20:51 pm
That's how our BEE friend makes us pay for all the coffee we drink at his shop  >:D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on August 24, 2010, 10:02:29 am
It's not even good coffee...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on August 24, 2010, 10:23:17 am
Right, getting the tank sorted once and for all...

First step was to fix the stock petcock (as it's used on the new tank as well) - it's the first time I've had to work with Pratley Steel, and let me tell you, it works like a bomb. I cleared away the old "steel putty", filed the area a little, cleaned with benzine and started my repair. When I cleaned away the old "putty" I discovered that the hole for the wires is actually bigger than expected, which made the repair easier...

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Fuel%20tank%20mounting/DSC01967.jpg)

Next it was off to Julian's possie where Oros and Adrian (dunno if he's on here) helped me tap and set the 2 brass bushings for the front petcocks... Oros had the idea to add a o-ring in there for good measure, good idea  :thumleft: Thanks for the help guys!

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Fuel%20tank%20mounting/DSC02006.jpg)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Fuel%20tank%20mounting/DSC02007.jpg)

Then it was home to mount and plumb the tank... I added a small transparent in-line fuel filter, as the filters on the 2 IMS petcocks broke ages ago - it's there on the left next to the airbox hiding away...

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Fuel%20tank%20mounting/DSC02004.jpg)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Fuel%20tank%20mounting/DSC02009.jpg)

Then of course, after putting about 10l of fuel that I'd taken from the stock tank, I realised I never rinsed the tank to get rid of any plastic shavings from the tapping exercise. DOH

Next morning, off comes the tank, empty, rinse, re-mount and re-plumb. I live close to a petrol station and it's downhill, so for fun I pushed the bike down with an empty tank, and filled it as much as I could from the pump - I had also plugged the overflow hole which is in a dumb place, and had put on a vented cap that Julian donated, so this time I could fill the tank proper - 18.97l, not to shabby hey nige?

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Fuel%20tank%20mounting/DSC02010.jpg)

Riding home I heard a rattle - typically caused by exhaust heatshield bolts coming loose. Yip - investigated and not only had the bolt come loose, but one of the mounting tabs had snapped! Poor quality if you ask me, though from the looks of things that part of the heatshield has taken damage (I think the previous owner tried to bend / force it to fit around the passenger footpegs which mount near to it)

Not to bother, I never liked it anyway, I have one of these lying around which should cover the bit that my boot will melt on, for the time being.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: MrBig on August 24, 2010, 11:00:30 am
Looks good - I guess you don't only have thumbs after all!

What spark plug are you running at the moment?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mountainboy on August 24, 2010, 12:27:21 pm
it's that thingy that connected to the plug lead and goes mini 'boef' when the bikes running (not when its pushed downhill)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on August 26, 2010, 11:41:13 am
Mr Big - I dunno, whatever it came with. I think I have 2 spares - if you are desperate you can buy one off me  :deal:

When installing the tank I used 3 different sets of hoses - the original hoses that came on the stock tank, the IMS hoses that came with the big tank (which were cut into various pieces from my first install), and some other hose I got from Craig's which seems less robust than the other 2. Incidentally, I bought this extra hose for sections that were longer than I had from the other 2 sets, 1 of these sections being along the engine casing = heat.

I had some super-thick heat resistant multi-fuel hydraulic flippen chuck norris quality hose that I got from Hi-Flo, but that was the wrong inner diameter to use - so I cut a section of it, "filleted" it open and wrapped it gently with 2 cable ties around the bit that I was worried about (A). Now my only concern is the kink at (B) - will try route that bit better (you can also see the filter stashed away there, ok well you can't because of the pic quality, but it's there).

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Fuel%20tank%20mounting/DSC02023.jpg)

Then I dug up the old DRC universal header heat shield I bought a while back for the XChallenge. Lost the hose clamps so I went and bought some more, but they were like half a mil too thick. Lack of a tiny file to file out the slots they need to go in meant lots of improvisation, sweating and vloekking, but eventually I got it on. Flip, I actually think it looks better than the stock behemoth...

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Fuel%20tank%20mounting/DSC02020.jpg)

And there she is, ready for the Canola Run this weekend  :thumleft:

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Fuel%20tank%20mounting/DSC02016.jpg)

Next up, I'm going to look into that back suspension. Also, I'm now running only 1 throttle cable - the throttle feels flippen lekker now, but I'm sure I need to ideally run both. Since I don't know what length it's supposed to be and the "shields" and fittings are wearing, I will cough up for a Husky replacement - R525! Ouch!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on August 26, 2010, 11:48:17 am
R525..-Ouch se Gat--Same cable as the 690KTM --ktm one costs R1,200 Now THAT is Ouch. Got some goodies i ordered for people --Do you want me to get a price for you from Halls Racing ? And if so bring one in with my goods--
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on August 26, 2010, 11:49:28 am
R525..-Ouch se Gat--Same cable as the 690KTM --ktm one costs R1,200 Now THAT is Ouch. Got some goodies i ordered for people --Do you want me to get a price for you from Halls Racing ? And if so bring one in with my goods--

PLEASE get me a price and let me know before you order. Shall I send you the part number?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: MrBig on August 26, 2010, 11:57:10 am
Wes you smartass I don't want a plug - I want to know WHICH plug you're using.
If you're certain it's the same as the spares just post the number here.  ::)

Blazes - does Halls only do oem Husky parts?
I'm looking for a longer than stock clutch cable to keep as spare.

Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on August 26, 2010, 11:58:22 am
Wes you smartass I don't want a plug - I want to know WHICH plug you're using.
If you're certain it's the same as the spares just post the number here.  ::)

Blazes - does Halls only do oem Husky parts?
I'm looking for a longer than stock clutch cable to keep as spare.



Better than stock cable = Barnetts. Dunno who stocks them, maybe Halls does. Dunno if it's longer though, but it's way better than OEM apparently!
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Rough Rider on August 26, 2010, 01:35:03 pm
Blazes can you gey me a few things for my new baby when you place your order?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on August 26, 2010, 01:50:08 pm
Wes you smartass I don't want a plug - I want to know WHICH plug you're using.
If you're certain it's the same as the spares just post the number here.  ::)

Blazes - does Halls only do oem Husky parts?
I'm looking for a longer than stock clutch cable to keep as spare.



Better than stock cable = Barnetts. Dunno who stocks them, maybe Halls does. Dunno if it's longer though, but it's way better than OEM apparently!

Halls has the one you looking for --longer and stronger  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on August 26, 2010, 01:50:53 pm
Blazes can you gey me a few things for my new baby when you place your order?

Let me know what you need ---my order is going in early next week ---
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: MrBig on August 26, 2010, 01:55:09 pm
Wes you smartass I don't want a plug - I want to know WHICH plug you're using.
If you're certain it's the same as the spares just post the number here.  ::)

Blazes - does Halls only do oem Husky parts?
I'm looking for a longer than stock clutch cable to keep as spare.



Better than stock cable = Barnetts. Dunno who stocks them, maybe Halls does. Dunno if it's longer though, but it's way better than OEM apparently!

Halls has the one you looking for --longer and stronger  :thumleft:

awesome - that's the one then
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on August 26, 2010, 07:51:24 pm
R525..-Ouch se Gat--Same cable as the 690KTM --ktm one costs R1,200 Now THAT is Ouch. Got some goodies i ordered for people --Do you want me to get a price for you from Halls Racing ? And if so bring one in with my goods--

PLEASE get me a price and let me know before you order. Shall I send you the part number?

Will mail them tonight and get a price on the cables for you guys--

By the way Wes ---Sold my XR250R tonight --heha --just a little closer to getting all the cash together for that third Hussie in my workshop --the 630te  ::)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on August 26, 2010, 08:09:57 pm
R525..-Ouch se Gat--Same cable as the 690KTM --ktm one costs R1,200 Now THAT is Ouch. Got some goodies i ordered for people --Do you want me to get a price for you from Halls Racing ? And if so bring one in with my goods--

PLEASE get me a price and let me know before you order. Shall I send you the part number?

Will mail them tonight and get a price on the cables for you guys--

By the way Wes ---Sold my XR250R tonight --heha --just a little closer to getting all the cash together for that third Hussie in my workshop --the 630te  ::)


I've got prices from them already:

101-37-10610 BT PAM HUSQ TE/SM610 CLUTCH $38.99
8000A4630 CK HUP THROTTLE CABLE $44.75
HF154 PU ACC HIFLO OIL FILTR TE250/450 $5.50
22-810 PU HUP 92+ 4ST. TWIN AIR FILTER $37.95

I have emailed them to ask if those are OEM cables or Barnetts / other (which I requested)...

Throttle is OEM, clutch is Barnett's...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Rough Rider on August 27, 2010, 09:13:57 am
Blazes can you gey me a few things for my new baby when you place your order?

Let me know what you need ---my order is going in early next week ---

Blazes;  I need a couple of oil filters and a Twin Air air filter for the time being. 
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on August 27, 2010, 03:25:28 pm
Blazes can you gey me a few things for my new baby when you place your order?

Let me know what you need ---my order is going in early next week ---

Blazes;  I need a couple of oil filters and a Twin Air air filter for the time being. 

Send me your addy and i will send you some oil filter --have plenty in stock 450 and 610 use the same one--

Will get Twin Air from Halls--

Sending order on Monday--about three weeks for delivery --
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: MrBig on August 27, 2010, 03:34:48 pm
Blazes can I piggyback a clutch cable on your order please?
This one: 101-37-10610 BT PAM HUSQ TE/SM610 CLUTCH
I would also like 2x oil filters if possible


edit: or perhaps me and Wes should do a separate order for the Capies to keep logistics simple?>
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on August 30, 2010, 10:00:50 am
Finally put the tank foam in!

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/DSC02038.jpg)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/DSC02039.jpg)

I don't know if it makes a difference - I haven't done any super technical riding yet with it. Will report back once I have...

Canola run, finally, a friend  :mwink:

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/DSC02070.jpg)

Some bonus pics

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/DSC02086.jpg)

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/DSC02090.jpg)
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on August 30, 2010, 10:01:48 am
O yeah, on the way home on Saturday poof, headlight and dash dead. Going to check the fuses later...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on August 30, 2010, 10:38:20 am
O yeah, on the way home on Saturday poof, headlight and dash dead. Going to check the fuses later...

temperamental Italian women. Ive owned a couple of Italian cars and they have the same trouble.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on September 01, 2010, 11:06:10 am
There's an incredibly hard to access fuse box behind the headlight shroud with a 10 and a 15 - the 15 had gone to fuse heaven. Replaced - dash working fine... now to get new bulbs for the headlight, since those went "poof"
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on September 01, 2010, 11:10:31 am
There's an incredibly hard to access fuse box behind the headlight shroud with a 10 and a 15 - the 15 had gone to fuse heaven. Replaced - dash working fine... now to get new bulbs for the headlight, since those went "poof"

Got some Osram nightbreakers yesterday for the car. HOLY PIGGY POO... they work much much better than the stock OEM Volvo POS :)

I assume your globe is H4?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on September 01, 2010, 11:11:13 am
There's an incredibly hard to access fuse box behind the headlight shroud with a 10 and a 15 - the 15 had gone to fuse heaven. Replaced - dash working fine... now to get new bulbs for the headlight, since those went "poof"

Got some Osram nightbreakers yesterday for the car. HOLY PIGGY POO... they work much much better than the stock OEM Volvo POS :)

I assume your globe is H4?

I dunno? Is it?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on September 01, 2010, 11:16:05 am
http://www.google.co.za/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Hm4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&&sa=X&ei=mBl-TLu8F4iHswb8vuWVCQ&ved=0CBcQBSgA&q=te610+headlight+bulb+size&spell=1


h4.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Rough Rider on September 01, 2010, 11:30:20 am
These are the ones you need Wes

OSRAM Night Racer H4 - £ 25.99 Per Pair
OSRAM Night Racer H4 for Motorcycles


New from OSRAM and developed specifically for the requirements of today's motorcyclist, OSRAM Night Racer offers 90% more light than standard bulbs, with a 10% whiter light and up to 35m longer light beam.
The key benefits:

    * 90% more light
    * Made in Germany to the highest quality standards
    * Be safe and be seen
    * See more and see further
    * Broader street illumination
    * More comfortable light
    * Fatigue proof driving
    * Fully road legal across the EU
    * 12V 60/55w

In addition the bulbs come in a handy and stylish pack inspired by Schuberth. If your bike only uses one bulb then you can keep the spare in this robust pack and carry it with you. This ensures that you always have a replacement bulb should you need to replace it whilst out riding.
Ride more safely and more comfortably - upgrade to OSRAM Night Racer.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on September 01, 2010, 11:43:20 am
Night racer and night breaker.

lol


They are well worthit. But you can get a HID kit for R400 or so.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on September 01, 2010, 01:15:26 pm
These are the ones you need Wes

OSRAM Night Racer H4 - £ 25.99 Per Pair
OSRAM Night Racer H4 for Motorcycles


New from OSRAM and developed specifically for the requirements of today's motorcyclist, OSRAM Night Racer offers 90% more light than standard bulbs, with a 10% whiter light and up to 35m longer light beam.
The key benefits:

    * 90% more light
    * Made in Germany to the highest quality standards
    * Be safe and be seen
    * See more and see further
    * Broader street illumination
    * More comfortable light
    * Fatigue proof driving
    * Fully road legal across the EU
    * 12V 60/55w

In addition the bulbs come in a handy and stylish pack inspired by Schuberth. If your bike only uses one bulb then you can keep the spare in this robust pack and carry it with you. This ensures that you always have a replacement bulb should you need to replace it whilst out riding.
Ride more safely and more comfortably - upgrade to OSRAM Night Racer.

rad, even if a little pricey... where to buy?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Psteyn on September 01, 2010, 01:36:53 pm
These are the ones you need Wes

OSRAM Night Racer H4 - £ 25.99 Per Pair
OSRAM Night Racer H4 for Motorcycles


New from OSRAM and developed specifically for the requirements of today's motorcyclist, OSRAM Night Racer offers 90% more light than standard bulbs, with a 10% whiter light and up to 35m longer light beam.
The key benefits:

    * 90% more light
    * Made in Germany to the highest quality standards
    * Be safe and be seen
    * See more and see further
    * Broader street illumination
    * More comfortable light
    * Fatigue proof driving
    * Fully road legal across the EU
    * 12V 60/55w

In addition the bulbs come in a handy and stylish pack inspired by Schuberth. If your bike only uses one bulb then you can keep the spare in this robust pack and carry it with you. This ensures that you always have a replacement bulb should you need to replace it whilst out riding.
Ride more safely and more comfortably - upgrade to OSRAM Night Racer.

Are you the REP :biggrin:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on September 01, 2010, 02:36:28 pm
This is the stock bulb, doesn't look like an H4... says M5 on the side...

12V 35/35W

Could I put a 55W bulb in? What would the implications be?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: MrBig on September 01, 2010, 03:57:35 pm
This is the stock bulb, doesn't look like an H4... says M5 on the side...

12V 35/35W

Could I put a 55W bulb in? What would the implications be?


Melted plastic
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on September 01, 2010, 04:01:07 pm
This is the stock bulb, doesn't look like an H4... says M5 on the side...

12V 35/35W

Could I put a 55W bulb in? What would the implications be?


Melted plastic

good to know

HID? what's involved there?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on November 02, 2010, 09:35:23 pm
It's been a while - because I've been too busy with other stuff to ride... SHOCKING!

Got the bulbs by the way, looked everywhere and eventually found them at a 2nd hand bike shop in Bellville that also sells spares. Why I looked at hardware stores first is beyond me, they all looked at me like I was mad!

Sent the bike in for it's 10 000km service - cam chain was replaced (apparently these go bye bye after 10k and wrench said it was at it's maximum when he swapped it out)... I also had been hearing a ticking sound which turned out to be worn rocker bushings... had to order from Primrose, which had to order from Italy - expected 4 weeks, took less than 2, so I should have my bike back any day now!

swingarm pivots were also re-greased and torqued, steering head bearings rerolled, spokes tensioned, etc - all 100%

In case you are wondering what Husky parts cost:

2 x TAPPET COVER GASKETS = 24.01
1 x STATOR COVER GASKET = 204.99
1 x WATERPUMP COVER GASKET = 40.00
4 x ROCKER BUSHES = 179.98

Courier from Primrose to Superbike Solutions, overnight - +- R60 (I use www.collivery.co.za - excellent for quick, small deliveries)

I did, however discover that the bracket / support that the front heat shield on the exhaust mounts to is cracking (not the header itself, thankfully) so I'll need to get that welded, which should be quick and painless, AND wrench discovered that one of my fuel petcocks is leaking, but apparently there's a KTM part that'll fit

I am also planning to replace the cables - since I had the throttle cable made up, it's never been the same so I am ordering an original, and Barnetts make a nice upgraded clutch cable, that sorts out some of the common issues with the 2006 TE 610...

Will be getting both from Halls cycles at some point, along with a spare air filter...

HUSQ TE/SM610 CLUTCH $38.99
THROTTLE CABLE $44.75
TWIN AIR FILTER $37.95

Stay tuned, I get my bike back this week and wrench says she's purring like a kitten...

(a hungry kitten that eats rear tyres, time for a new one, AGAIN)

 :ricky:



Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: JC on November 02, 2010, 10:10:09 pm
nice! our bikes will be ready about the same time  :( (I think you'll win though, I don't have any time for the next week or two)

you didn't put the cost of the cam chain, any specific reason or is it too painful  >:D

the parts prices don't sound too unreasonable

will you ever take your bike to the "agents" in Okovango park, seeing that it is about 3km from your house
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on November 02, 2010, 10:16:21 pm
nice! our bikes will be ready about the same time  :( (I think you'll win though, I don't have any time for the next week or two)

you didn't put the cost of the cam chain, any specific reason or is it too painful  >:D

the parts prices don't sound too unreasonable

will you ever take your bike to the "agents" in Okovango park, seeing that it is about 3km from your house

hey dude - wrench source a generic cam chain, i haven't seen his invoice yet  :deal:

moto junction? not on your life... why do you think I schlep my bike to somerset west  :bueller:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: JC on November 02, 2010, 10:22:35 pm
I have only heard good things about Wrench, he did my bike's jetting and dyno when it was new. The PO was really impressed with him.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: blazes on November 03, 2010, 06:51:38 am
It's been a while - because I've been too busy with other stuff to ride... SHOCKING!

Got the bulbs by the way, looked everywhere and eventually found them at a 2nd hand bike shop in Bellville that also sells spares. Why I looked at hardware stores first is beyond me, they all looked at me like I was mad!

Sent the bike in for it's 10 000km service - cam chain was replaced (apparently these go bye bye after 10k and wrench said it was at it's maximum when he swapped it out)... I also had been hearing a ticking sound which turned out to be worn rocker bushings... had to order from Primrose, which had to order from Italy - expected 4 weeks, took less than 2, so I should have my bike back any day now!

In case you are wondering what Husky parts cost:

2 x TAPPET COVER GASKETS = 24.01
1 x STATOR COVER GASKET = 204.99
1 x WATERPUMP COVER GASKET = 40.00
4 x ROCKER BUSHES = 179.98

Courier from Primrose to Superbike Solutions, overnight - +- R60 (I use www.collivery.co.za - excellent for quick, small deliveries)

I did, however discover that the bracket / support that the front heat shield on the exhaust mounts to is cracking (not the header itself, thankfully) so I'll need to get that welded, which should be quick and painless, AND wrench discovered that one of my fuel petcocks is leaking, but apparently there's a KTM part that'll fit

I am also planning to replace the cables - since I had the throttle cable made up, it's never been the same so I am ordering an original, and Barnetts make a nice upgraded clutch cable, that sorts out some of the common issues with the 2006 TE 610...

Will be getting both from Halls cycles at some point, along with a spare air filter...

HUSQ TE/SM610 CLUTCH $38.99
THROTTLE CABLE $44.75
TWIN AIR FILTER $37.95

Stay tuned, I get my bike back this week and wrench says she's purring like a kitten...

(a hungry kitten that eats rear tyres, time for a new one, AGAIN)

 :ricky:





Got some quote on spares for in the Future when i need to do some work on my bike --- Dirt cheap from Hall's Cycles


1 800081151 CK HUP cam chain slider, SHORT!! $34.25 R2B4S4
1 800081149 CK HUP cam chain slider, LONG!!! $28.99 R2B4S4
1 800058541 CK HUP Chain, timing $65.99 R2B2S7
1 8000A1368 CK HUP Gasket, generator cover $13.50GW
1 8A0063644 CK HUP GASKET, WATER PUMP COVER $3.75GW
Sub-Total
Special Handling
Quote Total
$146.48
$40.00
$186.48
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on November 08, 2010, 07:34:17 pm
It's been a while - because I've been too busy with other stuff to ride... SHOCKING!

Got the bulbs by the way, looked everywhere and eventually found them at a 2nd hand bike shop in Bellville that also sells spares. Why I looked at hardware stores first is beyond me, they all looked at me like I was mad!

Sent the bike in for it's 10 000km service - cam chain was replaced (apparently these go bye bye after 10k and wrench said it was at it's maximum when he swapped it out)... I also had been hearing a ticking sound which turned out to be worn rocker bushings... had to order from Primrose, which had to order from Italy - expected 4 weeks, took less than 2, so I should have my bike back any day now!

In case you are wondering what Husky parts cost:

2 x TAPPET COVER GASKETS = 24.01
1 x STATOR COVER GASKET = 204.99
1 x WATERPUMP COVER GASKET = 40.00
4 x ROCKER BUSHES = 179.98

Courier from Primrose to Superbike Solutions, overnight - +- R60 (I use www.collivery.co.za - excellent for quick, small deliveries)

I did, however discover that the bracket / support that the front heat shield on the exhaust mounts to is cracking (not the header itself, thankfully) so I'll need to get that welded, which should be quick and painless, AND wrench discovered that one of my fuel petcocks is leaking, but apparently there's a KTM part that'll fit

I am also planning to replace the cables - since I had the throttle cable made up, it's never been the same so I am ordering an original, and Barnetts make a nice upgraded clutch cable, that sorts out some of the common issues with the 2006 TE 610...

Will be getting both from Halls cycles at some point, along with a spare air filter...

HUSQ TE/SM610 CLUTCH $38.99
THROTTLE CABLE $44.75
TWIN AIR FILTER $37.95

Stay tuned, I get my bike back this week and wrench says she's purring like a kitten...

(a hungry kitten that eats rear tyres, time for a new one, AGAIN)

 :ricky:





Fit a C02 or an E09  >:D
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 03, 2010, 04:22:42 pm
Update... I fitted an E-09 to the rear and so far I am very happy... bike went up and down Koringberg in the wet without any hassles  :thumleft:

Now for some more misc. farkling thanks to Adventure MX...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 03, 2010, 04:24:48 pm
Absolutely loving this bike, but alas, she may be for sale soon  :'(
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on December 03, 2010, 04:35:40 pm
Ill give your R15k. Party because its Italian, and the other part that you fall... a lot  :peepwall:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 03, 2010, 04:43:21 pm
Ill give your R15k. Party because its Italian, and the other part that you fall... a lot  :peepwall:

Only fallen once with this bike, and the bike sustained NO damage other than some scratches and the flimsy dash allu plate bending slightly...

See here: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=60865.new#new
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Etienne2T on December 03, 2010, 07:38:39 pm
Is the subframe still bent from the fall?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on December 04, 2010, 01:38:18 pm
Is the subframe still bent from the fall?

it's not bent it's warped a bit, it's not the subframe, it's the support "arm" for the rack, and it wasn't from the fall  :deal:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 12, 2011, 10:10:52 am
Is the subframe still bent from the fall?

it's not bent it's warped a bit, it's not the subframe, it's the support "arm" for the rack, and it wasn't from the fall  :deal:

for reference sake, see photo... not going to bother fixing it, it's hardly noticeable and makes no difference to the handling of the bike...
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 12, 2011, 10:48:38 am
Wes, I apologise for not reading the whole thread - maybe the answer is in there somewhere....

How strong is the sub-frame on these bikes? Is it (much) better than the X-Challenge sub-frame. I'm thinking of getting a TE 630, and want to know if this is an issue. I will not be loading it for anything more than a cold weather weekend, but the terrain could be interesting.


well to give you an idea, the warping you see there was a result of loading the rack with a full 5l jerrycan and some tools, but hitting a big big big bump - bottomed out the shock it was so big! so it's not the strongest subframe around, however, if you take a look on ADVRider, a lot of guys gusset their subframes which makes a huge difference...

I am about to test out a Giant Loop Coyote bag on the Husky, and I am convinced it's the best solution for loading the bike, since it carries the weight forward and low. My mistake was putting the jerry can too far back.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Beserker on January 12, 2011, 10:58:10 am
I am about to test out a Giant Loop Coyote bag on the Husky, and I am convinced it's the best solution for loading the bike, since it carries the weight forward and low. My mistake was putting the jerry can too far back.

9-11..  How you going to test it  :pot:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 12, 2011, 10:59:08 am
I am about to test out a Giant Loop Coyote bag on the Husky, and I am convinced it's the best solution for loading the bike, since it carries the weight forward and low. My mistake was putting the jerry can too far back.

9-11..  How you going to test it  :pot:

 :deal:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: mrhyde on January 12, 2011, 11:00:07 am
great bag.
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Rough Rider on January 12, 2011, 08:18:56 pm
KSP strikes again  :thumleft:

(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/610/dsc09885x.jpg)

thanks Fidel... you guys rock

Hey Wes would you mind letting me have the details of the guys who made you bar clamps?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 12, 2011, 08:31:01 pm
KSP strikes again  :thumleft:

(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/610/dsc09885x.jpg)

thanks Fidel... you guys rock

Hey Wes would you mind letting me have the details of the guys who made you bar clamps?

Sure - send "Fidel" a PM, he was the man behind the job  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Rough Rider on January 14, 2011, 09:13:31 am
Wes where did you buy the LV pipe I was told they don't make one for this bike?
Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: the_wes on January 14, 2011, 09:20:55 am
Wes where did you buy the LV pipe I was told they don't make one for this bike?

First of all, they do make one, they might just not bring it into the country:
http://www.leovinceusa.com/cart/search.php?Model=SM%20610&Make=HUSQVARNA&Year=
(SM and TE are essentially the same bike with minor changes)

Mine was actually originally intended for a Honda CRF 450 - I got it when I bought my XChallenge a couple years back as part of the deal. I had a connector made to fit it to the XCHallenge, and when the bike got written off kept it for a rainy day.

When I got the Husky I went to the Leo Vince site - I downloaded the schematic for both the Husky 610 and the Honda 450 end cans - to my delight they are identical in length, height and diameter! All I needed was an extra clamp (carbon fibre and a very specific shape, expensive), which I organised with the official importers, going through Cecil Penny Racing (since the importers can't sell direct) - the only thing was, the Husky's connector pipe is seperate from the end can, so I just had Scorch lop off the connector they orginally made for me (leaving a tiny piece) and voila!

Long story short, if they can't bring in the TE's can, you can always try for a CRF 450 can.

However, I'm not sure if the cans are the same for the carb and EFI models - yours is EFI, right? You might want to look into that.

Title: Re: The_wes' Husky TE 610 Thread
Post by: Rough Rider on January 14, 2011, 09:24:29 am
Thanks for that, yes mine is EFI.