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Title: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on February 03, 2012, 02:55:56 pm
Firstly --let me say -- most probably the cheapest bike to run i have ever owned -

Yes they are not perfect --but - so are none of the other brand's. And it definately does not suite every rider out there -- for me its nearly perfect and i can live with the odd thing's that needed sorting out.

Otherwise we would all be riding the same bike and all the other manufacturers would have to close down -

In the 25,000km service that i am going to do now this what it has cost me.

5 services at about R 210.00 pers ervice --yes i use diesel oil at R190 for 5 litre -

Flasher relay unit R320.00 - like twit i left it on for  a very long time

Tyres lets not go their normal consumables --

One set of sprockets and a X -Ring  Chain R 980.00

1 x clutch cable -- R85.00 cable man repaired it.

Indicators --fitted aftermarket short one's Midas R90 a pair looks exactaly like originals --just shorter

Front globes x 4 at R39.00 each

2 x spark plugs R85 each

Indicator globes x 3 R6each

Ooops - nearly forgot -- 2 x new mirrors R105 each glass cracked when i smacked overhanging branches at speed --

Replaced the small aluminium frame -carrier under the mudguard R 650.00 not the strongest and not great for the 5kg of tools etc i carry on it --old one cracked through. Could have repaired it but decide then it had served its purpose well--

Replaced the efi fuel pump --only to find out later it was a loose connection --so i have a spare one

Still has the stock cam chain and had did the valves once -- slightly out of spec.

Otherwise still running on the oem brake pads

Do i still enjoy it -- :biggrin: :biggrin: everytime i fire her up and start a ride ---

Not allowing for aftermarket products as they are not part of the equasion -

And yes --some peeps may think it is a - gay  bike -as for me - i don't care a shit what other peeps think --i love my Huskies all 6 of them --- and i will not easily be convinced to ride another brand --

Are they the -BEST -- Bike out there ???? I dont know and i dont care --they just work for me --you love them or you hate them --
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Gat Slag on February 03, 2012, 03:24:40 pm
Impressive!!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: sting on February 03, 2012, 03:42:29 pm
Never heard anyone say a Husky is a gay bike. what is gay about it?
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Rough Rider on February 03, 2012, 04:02:26 pm
Never heard anyone say a Husky is a gay bike. what is gay about it?

In this case they must be referring to the rider  :pot:
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: TK on February 03, 2012, 10:25:34 pm
Go Mike :ricky:
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: BiG DoM on February 04, 2012, 01:54:58 pm
Loving mine!  :ricky: Definately not a faggot scoot!
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Rough Rider on February 04, 2012, 02:26:00 pm
Loving mine!  :ricky: Definately not a faggot scoot!

I think it is a bit of faggot bike; with its Italian styling and all that shit; everything Italian is a bit faggoty  :pot: it's definably not a camel man bike like the XR650R  O0
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: BiG DoM on February 04, 2012, 04:08:09 pm
The original and only Camel man bike is the GS  :ricky:
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: alanB on February 04, 2012, 04:34:50 pm
Ag actually whether a bike is "gay" or "camel man" or not is something posers should worry about, because they buy the bike based on how they think others will think. :mwink:

But if you intend actually riding the bike properly, then who cares what others think?  Question is then, can they go where you can?

But in any event you cant deny that Italians make all machinery look sexy.  And I would agree that  XR's look nice and rugged but in a dated 80's type of way.  Personally think that GS's  look stupid especially the whole false "beak" thing but judging by GS sales figures I'm by far in the minority on that one!
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Rough Rider on February 04, 2012, 04:42:17 pm
Ag actually whether a bike is "gay" or "camel man" or not is something posers should worry about, because they buy the bike based on how they think others will perceive them on it. :mwink:

But if you intend actually riding the bike properly, then who cares what others think?  Question is then, can they go where you can?



Touché
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: the_wes on February 04, 2012, 04:42:43 pm
a while ago (round about the time blazes got his and I got mine), okes were constantly tjooning how crap they are, how often they break, how unreliable they are, how hard it is to get parts for them, how high maintenance they are. Of course, none of these okes owned a husky themselves  :deal:

now that the 610 has become a bit more popular, the haters are a lot quieter, and everyone is raving about how kiff these bikes are  :thumleft:

welcome to wild-dog-a-nomics 101  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Rough Rider on February 04, 2012, 04:43:52 pm
a while ago (round about the time blazes got his and I got mine), okes were constantly tjooning how crap they are, how often they break, how unreliable they are, how hard it is to get parts for them, how high maintenance they are. Of course, none of these okes owned a husky themselves  :deal:

now that the 610 has become a bit more popular, the haters are a lot quieter, and everyone is raving about how kiff these bikes are  :thumleft:

welcome to wild-dog-a-nomics 101  :imaposer:

Do you miss yours Wes?
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: the_wes on February 04, 2012, 04:46:28 pm
a while ago (round about the time blazes got his and I got mine), okes were constantly tjooning how crap they are, how often they break, how unreliable they are, how hard it is to get parts for them, how high maintenance they are. Of course, none of these okes owned a husky themselves  :deal:

now that the 610 has become a bit more popular, the haters are a lot quieter, and everyone is raving about how kiff these bikes are  :thumleft:

welcome to wild-dog-a-nomics 101  :imaposer:

Do you miss yours Wes?

sometimes  :ricky:

but I am more than happy with my current ride  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: M3X3Z3 on February 04, 2012, 04:49:09 pm
Loving mine!  :ricky: Definately not a faggot scoot!

I think it is a bit of faggot bike; with its Italian styling and all that shit; everything Italian is a bit faggoty  :pot: it's definably not a camel man bike like the XR650R  O0

Yeah .........I remember the camel man "would walk a mile for a Camel".....most likely cause he couldnt get his XR650R kick started  :pot: :peepwall:....... and then once he had lit up his Camel he would kick back and cross his feet only to show the hole in his right boot... the hole that did not come from "walking a mile for a Camel" as we all thought at the time .....but rather from trapping the KickStarter on his XR650R ......as we would all find out in good time.. :pot: :peepwall: :ricky:
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Rough Rider on February 04, 2012, 04:53:17 pm
I even have a hole in my boot from the kick start on my KX250F  :xxbah:
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on February 04, 2012, 05:02:02 pm
Loving mine!  :ricky: Definately not a faggot scoot!

I think it is a bit of faggot bike; with its Italian styling and all that shit; everything Italian is a bit faggoty  :pot: it's definably not a camel man bike like the XR650R  O0

Yeah .........I remember the camel man "would walk a mile for a Camel".....most likely cause he couldnt get his XR650R kick started  :pot: :peepwall:....... and then once he had lit up his Camel he would kick back and cross his feet only to show the hole in his right boot... the hole that did not come from "walking a mile for a Camel" as we all thought at the time .....but rather from trapping the KickStarter on his XR650R ......as we would all find out in good time.. :pot: :peepwall: :ricky:

Brilliant J  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on February 04, 2012, 05:04:17 pm
Loving mine!  :ricky: Definately not a faggot scoot!

I agree Dom --same kind of scenario that the guys have when they can't score with the ladies --then to justify it they call them --Lesbians  ::)
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Rough Rider on February 04, 2012, 05:05:41 pm
I even have a hole in my boot from the kick start on my Kx250F  :xxbah:

Now that I think about it; they are Italian boots; Farking explains everything  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: alanB on February 04, 2012, 05:16:57 pm
a while ago (round about the time blazes got his and I got mine), okes were constantly tjooning how crap they are, how often they break, how unreliable they are, how hard it is to get parts for them, how high maintenance they are. Of course, none of these okes owned a husky themselves  :deal:

now that the 610 has become a bit more popular, the haters are a lot quieter, and everyone is raving about how kiff these bikes are  :thumleft:

welcome to wild-dog-a-nomics 101  :imaposer:

Ja this South African obsession with brands and the defensive reactions that people have or alternatively the perceived threat from a new unknown brand or whatever it is that drives people to talk the biggest load of kak and actively shout down other bike brands they have never ridden is very strange!  

I was commenting to a friend of mine who is very interested in understanding consumer behaviour that this is something that seems to be fairly unique to SA - you dont see it on the forums over seas to any great extent.  But it is well entrenched behaviour here!

Maybe its got to do with the high bike and car prices which require finance, driven by status associations that seem to be a big driving factor when buying vehicles in SA?  Maybe people have a vested stake in protecting their resale values and perceived status of whatever brand they have bought into and they do this by talking down other brands they perceive as threats?  Whatever the reasons are its very strange!
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: voorvel on February 04, 2012, 05:27:08 pm
Sure cheap to run  :thumleft:

I had my 1st ride on a 610 yesterday.
I love the look of the bike to be honest.. its sexy as an Italian design should be.. looks much better than the standard XR650R.

Nice and narrow too. :thumleft: The forks and shock needs some attention as the bike felt like a matress, but I'm sure new oil and proper settings will help a lot.

The motor pulls rather nicely off the bottom and into the midrange.
The top end was a bit disappointing. As it pulled through the midrange I kept thinking; "this is gonna be good" but then it ran out of steam..just like my XR600 did.

Having said that, this is probably the closest that one can get to dual sporting a KTM525.

Enjoy your ride, its a kick ass bike.
 :ricky:
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on February 04, 2012, 05:32:43 pm
So True Alan--pity though -Husqvarna has been in bike manufacturing for over 100 years and have won so many world championships through the years  --

This year they have withdrawn from super motard as they have won everything there is to win for the last few years. The present bikes are still good enogh to win for another year or two. Looks like they are spending that money on development and improving their race bikes -- maybe we will see Husqvarna run the Next Dakar with a FULL factory team and would it not be awesome if someone like Cyril or Mark Coma ride for Husky --- ;D
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: M3X3Z3 on February 04, 2012, 05:47:51 pm
Sure cheap to run  :thumleft:

I had my 1st ride on a 610 yesterday...... as the bike felt like a cheap matress, but I'm sure new oil ....


Jeee....., have a heart, the little Italian Hussy has obviously been ridden a lot, ...probably had her chassis buckled as well ....:peepwall:
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: BMWPE on February 04, 2012, 05:52:08 pm
 :drif:
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on February 04, 2012, 05:53:49 pm
Speedbrain Racing will let you have one for 39,000 Euro's

Hell --why am i poor --- ::)
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: voorvel on February 04, 2012, 06:01:16 pm
Sure cheap to run  :thumleft:

I had my 1st ride on a 610 yesterday...... as the bike felt like a cheap matress, but I'm sure new oil ....


Jeee....., have a heart, the little Italian Hussy has obviously been ridden a lot, ...probably had her chassis buckled as well ....:peepwall:
As said, I'm sure a service would cure the issue.
I was gonna say that you must relax, but I know some Husky guys are on full alert when I visit  ;D
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on February 04, 2012, 06:11:46 pm
:drif:

Actually i had a look at Sidetrack's bike at sandstorm racing --the bike is still corked and all --needs to breath a little and sort the jets out --unfortunately the 525 ktm will nail it on top end --So will the 510 Huskie --

plain fact but who needs top end ? As a Old Timer once said on the Husky Forum --I Don't care how much horse power your bike puts out --does it transfer to the ground and can you use it ????
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Rough Rider on February 04, 2012, 06:17:20 pm
One thing about me I have no brand loyalty whatsoever, I buy and ride whatever tickles my fantasy or what seems like a good buy at the time. Some have been better than others, all have good points and all have weak points.

To be honest, although my 610 has never really let me down, I don't trust it 100% and always have an uneasy feeling, and will probably sell it one day due to that.   
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on February 04, 2012, 06:22:49 pm
One thing about me I have no brand loyalty whatsoever, I buy and ride whatever tickles my fantasy or what seems like a good buy at the time. Some have been better than others, all have good points and all have weak points.

To be honest, although my 610 has never really let me down, I don't trust it 100% and always have an uneasy feeling, and will probably sell it one day due to that.   

I am defiantely not Brand Loyal --had the BMW --had the Yamaha had the kawasaki had the ktm had the Honda's From a 250XR With the six speed box not the tornado crap 400 xr 650xr

Who knows maybe with Kawasaki Sa bringing in the Aprilla i may just get one when they have something that tickles my fancy at the moment i will just ride what i have --why --because tha'[s all i have --
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: voorvel on February 04, 2012, 06:24:40 pm
:drif:

Actually i had a look at Sidetrack's bike at sandstorm racing --the bike is still corked and all --needs to breath a little and sort the jets out --unfortunately the 525 ktm will nail it on top end --So will the 510 Huskie --

plain fact but who needs top end ? As a Old Timer once said on the Husky Forum --I Don't care how much horse power your bike puts out --does it transfer to the ground and can you use it ????
Cool, thanks for the info!

I suppose from a practical point of view you are right about putting the power down, but some like to power slide and the more top end you have, the bigger your smile
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Rough Rider on February 04, 2012, 06:26:18 pm
:drif:

Actually i had a look at Sidetrack's bike at sandstorm racing --the bike is still corked and all --needs to breath a little and sort the jets out --unfortunately the 525 ktm will nail it on top end --So will the 510 Huskie --

plain fact but who needs top end ? As a Old Timer once said on the Husky Forum --I Don't care how much horse power your bike puts out --does it transfer to the ground and can you use it ????
Cool, thanks for the info!

I suppose from a practical point of view you are right about putting the power down, but some like to power slide and the more top end you have, the bigger your smile

610's power slide beautifully, ever so controlled.
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on February 04, 2012, 06:31:00 pm
:drif:

Actually i had a look at Sidetrack's bike at sandstorm racing --the bike is still corked and all --needs to breath a little and sort the jets out --unfortunately the 525 ktm will nail it on top end --So will the 510 Huskie --

plain fact but who needs top end ? As a Old Timer once said on the Husky Forum --I Don't care how much horse power your bike puts out --does it transfer to the ground and can you use it ????
Cool, thanks for the info!

I suppose from a practical point of view you are right about putting the power down, but some like to power slide and the more top end you have, the bigger your smile

610's power slide beautifully, ever so controlled.

Very well  ;D and yhey chow the tyres as well  ::)
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on February 04, 2012, 06:35:38 pm
:drif:

Actually i had a look at Sidetrack's bike at sandstorm racing --the bike is still corked and all --needs to breath a little and sort the jets out --unfortunately the 525 ktm will nail it on top end --So will the 510 Huskie --

plain fact but who needs top end ? As a Old Timer once said on the Husky Forum --I Don't care how much horse power your bike puts out --does it transfer to the ground and can you use it ????
Cool, thanks for the info!

I suppose from a practical point of view you are right about putting the power down, but some like to power slide and the more top end you have, the bigger your smile

Well --let me put it this way --come ride my 634 SMR Factory Work's Eddy Seel Replica with 75hp. I Promise you the smile will last a while -- The only bike that i have ever ridden that keeps me honest --
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: voorvel on February 04, 2012, 06:38:21 pm
Well it seems you guys are happy with the top end. ;)
Seeing as the bike was corked, my comments about it are useless.. so forget what I said

*Edit* blazes I find myself thinking about that SMR of yours rather often  :drif:
I thought my husaberg 550 pulls hard but 75HP!! that is awesome!
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: voorvel on February 04, 2012, 06:45:30 pm
Thanks for the offer but a bike like that... it will be like spending time with another man's wife.
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on February 04, 2012, 06:48:02 pm
Thanks for the offer but a bike like that... it will be like spending time with another man's wife.

LOL  --Yep Carlotta --the strong one now stands in my lounge
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Rough Rider on February 04, 2012, 06:49:41 pm
Thanks for the offer but a bike like that... it will be like spending time with another man's wife.

LOL  --Yep Carlotta --the strong one now stands in my lounge

How did you get that past your wife?
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on February 04, 2012, 06:55:42 pm
Thanks for the offer but a bike like that... it will be like spending time with another man's wife.

LOL  --Yep Carlotta --the strong one now stands in my lounge

How did you get that past your wife?

Single an Happy  ::) did not need to pass it -- now if i had a lift in my house i have this large studio i could move some of my bikes upstairs  ::)
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Rough Rider on February 04, 2012, 06:57:05 pm
Thanks for the offer but a bike like that... it will be like spending time with another man's wife.

LOL  --Yep Carlotta --the strong one now stands in my lounge

How did you get that past your wife?

Single an Happy  ::) did not need to pass it -- now if i had a lift in my house i have this large studio i could move some of my bikes upstairs  ::)

That explains the 6 bikes then  :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: alanB on February 04, 2012, 11:07:32 pm
Quote
The forks and shock needs some attention as the bike felt like a cheap matress, but I'm sure new oil and proper settings will help a lot.

Not sure what you meant by this. Are you say the bike should have been nice and soft  like a good mattress?

I'm sure, given your experience with good off road bikes, you are well aware that good suspension isnt necessarily about how comfortable the rider feels - that's for BMW riders :biggrin:

Good suspension is all about keeping the wheels on the ground to give you traction, and I've ridden very few bikes that give you traction without any fuss and bother, regardless of the terrain, the way the 610 does!  Thats without much fiddling or tweaking as well - I set the bike up once when I got it and left it at that.
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: voorvel on February 05, 2012, 12:32:19 am
Quote
The forks and shock needs some attention as the bike felt like a cheap matress, but I'm sure new oil and proper settings will help a lot.

Not sure what you meant by this. Are you say the bike should have been nice and soft  like a good mattress?
The inverse.
Felt like compression and rebound damping was set very low.

But I am used to riding Louwrens Mahoney's ex-450 so perhaps my expectations are high.. I don't know.
Thought I should just see what you guys suggest..
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: alanB on February 05, 2012, 01:39:39 pm

Thought I should just see what you guys suggest..

Well the usual thing - set the sag and adjust the dampers to taste.  The manual has some suggestions on the damping settings that are probably a good place to start if the riders weighs around 80kg's or so.

My front shocks have absolutely no adjustment possible (although you can apparently retrofit the damping adjuster by just ordering the part from Husky).  But they work well enough for me as is :thumleft: 
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Plaashaas on February 05, 2012, 02:29:50 pm
What would servcies cost at dealer if u bought new and didnt want to loose gaurantee?

 ???
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Brakenjan on February 05, 2012, 03:18:10 pm
Are they the -BEST -- Bike out there ???? I dont know and i dont care --they just work for me --you love them or you hate them --

Mooi gese M!  :thumleft:

Ek hoop ook om eendag weer 'n Hussy in die stal te he - hopefully the rumours about the 800/900 adventure bike are true....
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on February 05, 2012, 06:38:08 pm
What would servcies cost at dealer if u bought new and didnt want to loose gaurantee?

 ???


First service oil filter air cleaner etc at 1,000km approx R650

Thereafter every 5,000km between R850 to R1,000 and maybe more depending on if they fit tyres -chain -sprockes brake pad's etc

I service mine every 4,000 km's oil is cheap -and when i have ridden her hard on a  trip -- i just drop the oil anyway -- and replace it 20 to 30 minutes job on your time
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on February 05, 2012, 06:58:06 pm
Are they the -BEST -- Bike out there ???? I dont know and i dont care --they just work for me --you love them or you hate them --

Mooi gese M!  :thumleft:

Ek hoop ook om eendag weer 'n Hussy in die stal te he - hopefully the rumours about the 800/900 adventure bike are true....

Ek stem  :thumleft: here's holding thumb's and toes crossed  ;D
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Great White on February 06, 2012, 08:49:46 am
What would servcies cost at dealer if u bought new and didnt want to loose gaurantee?

 ???
I paid R975.00 for a 5000km service. The next service I will do myself. Can not justify the cost of changing oil for that kind  of money.

Some useless info BTW. The Battery from a 610 is the exact same as a F800GS.
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Plaashaas on February 06, 2012, 08:58:24 am
Mooi fiets


Hopefully brand grows last year their sales sucked


Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: alanB on February 06, 2012, 08:20:00 pm
Mooi fiets


Hopefully brand grows last year their sales sucked




If you are waiting for their sales numbers to rival other brands - best you go buy a BMW!

Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on February 06, 2012, 09:18:24 pm
Mooi fiets


Hopefully brand grows last year their sales sucked




If you are waiting for their sales numbers to rival other brands - best you go buy a BMW!




 :laughing4: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on April 11, 2012, 07:58:16 am
And now at 26,000 km i saw the radiator started to leak where the hose pipe connects to it on top- ??? Well R350.00 to repair is not a biggie  ::)
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Rough Rider on April 11, 2012, 08:48:24 am
And now at 26,000 km i saw the radiator started to leak where the hose pipe connects to it on top- ??? Well R350.00 to repair is not a biggie  ::)

Have you done the cam chain yet?
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on April 11, 2012, 12:18:03 pm
And now at 26,000 km i saw the radiator started to leak where the hose pipe connects to it on top- ??? Well R350.00 to repair is not a biggie  ::)

Have you done the cam chain yet?

Nope chain only at 7 clicks now -- bought two a while ago and sold one to sidetrack --Murphy's law --have a spare and the other will last and last -- ;D
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: voorvel on April 11, 2012, 01:12:26 pm
Once my hand is healed, I'm going to take Sidetrack's uncorked bike for a spin.
If it pulls as well as he said, I won't mind owning one of these bikes myself.
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: sidetrack on April 11, 2012, 01:28:40 pm
Once my hand is healed, I'm going to take Sidetrack's uncorked bike for a spin.
If it pulls as well as he said, I won't mind owning one of these bikes myself.
Now if I can just keep my wheels from getting punctured  ??? :P
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: S - 4 - B on April 11, 2012, 02:49:18 pm
Once my hand is healed, I'm going to take Sidetrack's uncorked bike for a spin.
If it pulls as well as he said, I won't mind owning one of these bikes myself.

 ???  Jy ok Pierre  :imaposer:

Fark, jy seker dis net jou hand wat seergekry het ?   Nie dat ons sal omgee om jou op 'n Husky te sien nie ...weet net ons sal jou MOET gas gee vir 'n lang ruk >:D
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: sidetrack on April 11, 2012, 03:22:30 pm
Once my hand is healed, I'm going to take Sidetrack's uncorked bike for a spin.
If it pulls as well as he said, I won't mind owning one of these bikes myself.
Anytime - still not a Husaberg though, the gutted pipe is a big improvement. Maybe you can buy Blazes uncrated 610  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Rough Rider on April 11, 2012, 08:45:36 pm
Once my hand is healed, I'm going to take Sidetrack's uncorked bike for a spin.
If it pulls as well as he said, I won't mind owning one of these bikes myself.
Now if I can just keep my wheels from getting punctured  ??? :P

Michelin Deserts will sort out that problem; they are about as tough a tire as you can get.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: voorvel on April 11, 2012, 09:25:17 pm
Once my hand is healed, I'm going to take Sidetrack's uncorked bike for a spin.
If it pulls as well as he said, I won't mind owning one of these bikes myself.

 ???  Jy ok Pierre  :imaposer:

Fark, jy seker dis net jou hand wat seergekry het ?   Nie dat ons sal omgee om jou op 'n Husky te sien nie ...weet net ons sal jou MOET gas gee vir 'n lang ruk >:D
Haha.
Dalk iets te doene met ouer en wyser?
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: voorvel on April 11, 2012, 09:26:21 pm
Once my hand is healed, I'm going to take Sidetrack's uncorked bike for a spin.
If it pulls as well as he said, I won't mind owning one of these bikes myself.
Anytime - still not a Husaberg though, the gutted pipe is a big improvement. Maybe you can buy Blazes uncrated 610  :biggrin:
No can do; I'm cheap and NASTY
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Buks on April 13, 2012, 02:39:02 pm
Once my hand is healed, I'm going to take Sidetrack's uncorked bike for a spin.
If it pulls as well as he said, I won't mind owning one of these bikes myself.

 ???  Jy ok Pierre  :imaposer:

Fark, jy seker dis net jou hand wat seergekry het ?   Nie dat ons sal omgee om jou op 'n Husky te sien nie ...weet net ons sal jou MOET gas gee vir 'n lang ruk >:D
Haha.
Dalk iets te doene met ouer en wyser?

 :thumleft: :biggrin: Glad you've got over your "Gay-Husky" issues.....
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: ktmmer on April 13, 2012, 02:46:28 pm
Why diesel oil?
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on April 13, 2012, 03:46:05 pm
Why diesel oil?

Well -- The Old Man of Biking himself --Jerry Onassis -- gave me this good advise many years ago --Diesel oil takes a hammering from diesel motors and if they are good for diesel engines --who am i to complain. His son  holds the drag bike record --and between you and me --it runs on Diesel oil ---
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on April 13, 2012, 03:51:48 pm
Why diesel oil?

It WORKS --hehe--
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on August 16, 2012, 05:42:03 pm
Well the week end i was down at Kruger Fence amongst some other place when i heard a strange noise form the top end of my 610Te. Decided NOT to ride it any futher as i was not sure of the noise ???

Laugh i towed Dakota home on my bike and i rode her DRZ --eishhhh
Bloody star that girl --in the past i was the one towing her home on tar but today it was gravel --she rode it like a star more than i can say of most peeps riding without even being towed  ::)

Stripped the bike on Tuesday and decided although the cam chain was only at 9 clicks at 30,000 k to change it anyway.

Luckily for me i did not ride it as  one of the small bearings that holds the cam was busy going --would have been a moerse gemors if that parted company. New bearing R 7.80 decided to rather buy a top notch one that set me back R23 @ x 2.

The motor is  still in brilliant condition for R30k. Doing some carbon moulds on the bike while i am busy with it and still she just never seizes to amaze me how little she has cost me .
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: Crop Sprang on August 16, 2012, 06:07:14 pm
Such a great bike they certainly are !!!!!!
Thanks for all the heads up on service costs M
I just want the NUDA soooo bad as a commuter
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: blazes on August 17, 2012, 08:53:33 am
Such a great bike they certainly are !!!!!!
Thanks for all the heads up on service costs M
I just want the NUDA soooo bad as a commuter

Pleasure Paul -- Me also want Nudaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ::)
Title: Re: Husky 610 TE --- costs to run up to 25,000 km
Post by: S - 4 - B on August 17, 2012, 10:17:41 am
Best you guys stand in line , I ordered mine before you old toppies  :pot: