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TE 610 General Maintenance
« on: November 03, 2013, 10:06:45 pm »
Can we have a dedicated thread for 610 Maintenance and DIY Mods?

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YES IT IS NOW ONE!  :biggrin:

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Re: 610 General Maintenance & Mods
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 10:07:46 pm »
What is the brake fluid change intervals? Mine is rather dark and I feel it needs changing.

 

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Re: 610 General Maintenance & Mods
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 10:08:32 pm »
What is the brake fluid change intervals? Mine is rather dark and I feel it needs changing.

Normally 5000km/yearly or when it looks like that!!
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Re: 610 General Maintenance & Mods
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 10:09:23 pm »
What is the brake fluid change intervals? Mine is rather dark and I feel it needs changing.

Normally yearly or when it looks like that!!

AHAHAHA  :imaposer:

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Re: 610 General Maintenance & Mods
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 10:19:41 pm »
I think DOT4 or 5 would be fine. If lazy I often just take a syringe and remove the BF from the reservoir and top up with fresh - usually before it starts getting bad.
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Re: 610 General Maintenance & Mods
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2013, 10:31:00 pm »
Can we have a dedicated thread for 610 Maintenance and DIY Mods?



OK I HAVE MADE THIS THREAD A STICKY - ie will appear in bold at the top of the Husky Model Specific Discussion section.

Please add your inputs - lets keep then specific to maintenance and I will dedicate a separate one to mods.
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2013, 10:44:07 pm »
Thanks Dom

Im on 4800KM with the spanner light notification illuminated on the dash.


I would like to do an oil dump and change the filters

Questions

1. How many liters does the 610 hold.

2. How many oil filters?

3. Im assuming the plugs are CR8/9E's?
 

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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2013, 11:20:11 pm »
Thanks Dom

Im on 4800KM with the spanner light notification illuminated on the dash.


I would like to do an oil dump and change the filters

Questions

1. How many liters does the 610 hold.

2. How many oil filters?

3. Im assuming the plugs are CR8/9E's?

Do you have an Owners Manual? If not you need one for some of these basics - 60 pages in english. Should be online as I found the parts catalogue.

1) Oil is 2 litres with filter change and 1.8 without
2) Main oil filter - paper/mesh replaceable type and two stailnless steel basket reusable ones.
3) Plugs are NGK CPR8E - I have fitted the Iridium CR8EIA-10
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2013, 11:53:01 pm »
OK for those that have not discovered Cafe Husky - get over there as it is THE site for Husky owners.
Here is a link to some useful technical fixes:

 
http://www.cafehusky.com/forums/technical-reference.61/
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2013, 09:36:10 am »
What oil are you guys using for the 610?
I like to use Motul 300V as I heard very good things about it, but I could not get it in 10w60, only 15W60.
I would like to hear what you guys are using, as I have an oil change looming.
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2013, 10:48:12 am »
Just service and replaced with actyvo. Should be fine.
 

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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 11:19:26 am »
What oil are you guys using for the 610?
I like to use Motul 300V as I heard very good things about it, but I could not get it in 10w60, only 15W60.
I would like to hear what you guys are using, as I have an oil change looming.



15W60 should be fine and Motul top rate. I have been using Castrol Edge Sport 10W60 as I get a good deal on it. Liqui Moly also excellent. Basically I would advise use the best synth you can get and afford, and change at more regular intervals than specified (especially if used long and hard). Money well spent in the bigger scheme of things.  :thumleft:
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2013, 12:46:37 pm »
Thanks Dom, will do 15W60 Motul, and I'm going to do the clutch washers as well, whether they need it or not. I'm on 10k now. Maybe after Alan's ordeal I should also check all internal nuts for tightness while I am in there. last time, 5k, my chain tensioner was on 6 clicks....so it should still be fine.
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2013, 12:29:09 pm »
Saw my rear sprocket is looking decidedly shark toothed, have a cover over the front one so haven't checked it yet. Now is the ideal time to make some ratio changes...
I'm going to go with a 47 rear (45 is std) and 13/14/15 in front (15 is std)
My ratios will be as follows:
Standard ratio 15-45--------3        130km/h (just to compare speeds at the same rpm)
13-47--------3.615  (20% slower)  104km/h Pulls like a horse, but runs out of steam quickly, good for very technical stuff
14-47--------3.36    (12% slower)  114km/h
15-47--------3.133  (4,5% slower)  124km/h Probably a good all rounder ratio, but would still prefer a taller ratio for tar stretches.
16-47--------2.94    (2% faster) Should be good for slabbing some distance, nice relaxed revs at 130.


My thinking is that it is easy to change front sprockets, and getting the tension on the chain adjusted is not a massive deal, so it will give me more versatility.
Might end up liking one particular ratio and just leave it on that.
Thought long and hard about a faster ratio for long tar sections, but I hardly ever do those, and have a concern about power not being enough, and of course then the hooligan in me will want to go too fast...on a bike that was not designed to be high speed vehicle.

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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2013, 12:36:53 pm »
I run 15/47 and very happy with it.  :thumleft:  The 15/45 is in fact not a good wear combo either as there is not enough variation in tooth chain contact pattern.
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2013, 08:40:45 pm »
Yes the std ratio is exactly 3, so the chain runs the same links over the same teeth all the time. Never thought about it like that, but I suppose it could have an effect. By the way I am getting all the sprockets from Chaintech, biggest variety and also cheapest. Bought the DID VX2 X-ring chain elsewhere but their price on that is also keen.
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2013, 09:42:15 pm »
I use Castrol Power 1 4T racing synthetic oil - thats what the guys at Primrose recommended - seemed like a good enough oil.  Used that all along.

Its quite expensive in the bike shops but a lot cheaper at Midas  :thumleft:
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Re: 610 General Maintenance & Mods
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2013, 09:43:58 pm »
I think DOT4 or 5 would be fine. If lazy I often just take a syringe and remove the BF from the reservoir and top up with fresh - usually before it starts getting bad.

The manual says DOT4

My rear brake fluid looked a but dodgy so I just tipped it out and filled it up, I was expecting air bubble issues but it seems OK.
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2013, 09:52:31 pm »
If you need the workshop manual you can download from my website.

www.abolton.co.za/upload/2008SM-TE610IE Repair.pdf
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2013, 08:28:58 am »
I think DOT4 or 5 would be fine. If lazy I often just take a syringe and remove the BF from the reservoir and top up with fresh - usually before it starts getting bad.

The manual says DOT4

My rear brake fluid looked a but dodgy so I just tipped it out and filled it up, I was expecting air bubble issues but it seems OK.


It is really easy to just bleed it through, the place where the old fluid can cause corrosion is in the caliper, and if you only change the fluid in the reservoir it kinda leaves the bad stuff where it can cause damage.
I just sneak a plastic pipe over the nipple, and bleed it through untill no more dark stuff comes out. (pump the lever and open the nipple a little to let the pressure out and close again) Also clean that rubber boot thinghy, and don't leave the reservoir or brake fluid bottle open for too long, the stuff is horribly hydroscopic.
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