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Archie's TE610 thread - Now for sale (R45k)
« on: August 05, 2016, 03:26:49 pm »
So as you might have gathered, I got my grubby little paws on a '09 TE610.

I just thought it would be a good idea to keep all my mods, upgrades, repairs etc in one thread for easy future references.

This is where it all started...



From what I could gather, this bike was first owned by Great White and then by Bikoholic.



I don't know how to get the bike this clean again.  ???

So in the first week, I pick up a couple of things that irritated me...

1. I ran out of fuel twice without the fuel light coming on.
2. The gear lever was very low. I don't know how anybody could fit their foot underneath. Not to mention when wearing an MX boot. :-\
3. The bike was "sweating" oil from what appears to be the rubber through which you do the valve clearances.
4. I can't see anything in the mirrors.
5. Wind protection will be necessary when traveling longer distances... (I'm used to my 950 with touring screen)
6. Fuel consumption and range wasn't what I expected.

This will likely end up as being my "To do list" of things to fix.

Some mods that have already been done on this bike:
1. The front fender/mudguard was replaced. They're originally white.
2. LED spotlights fitted. A must if riding at night, as the headlight is crap.
3. Carbon Fibre covers made for the exhaust.
4. 630 side stand
5. Soft luggage racks (shown in the picture below)
6. Power Up Mod



Then I had this issue with the hole in my exhaust...



Which I had repaired.



I also fitted a new rear tyre (Metzeler Karoo 3) which I don't like very much. When I commute, I fit a (necessary evil) topbox as shown below...



I fitted some fold away mirrors which doesn't look particularly great, but at least now I can see behind me.



I've made a mod to the gear lever (pics to follow) and I'm busy with the indicators and I've broken two of them while playing in the quarry.
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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2016, 08:25:41 pm »
Congratulations. You are going to have to do the power-up as I see the Lambda ? sensor is still in play. That alone will give you 20+ % power increase, and clean out the exhaust at the same time, a straight through 50mm perforated pipe to replace the catalytic converter that chokes up the engine.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2016, 09:14:14 pm »
The Power Up is done, but the lambda is still in the pipe. It's unplugged and coiled up under the seat, but it left the sensor in the pipe due to lack of a better plug.

Looks like whoever did the mod, did the home made resistor setup to trick the bike into the desired mode, but I'm not sure...

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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2016, 06:58:54 am »
Like this Straatkat!😉




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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2016, 06:59:43 am »
Any JD Tuner fitted?


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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2016, 04:17:06 pm »
Archie
I actua;lly got a proper plug from the agents for the power up, but a 2,2kOhm resistor does exactly the same, all it has to do is trick the ecu that the heater is still in place (it is 2,2kOhm), then you are in RACE mode, whoop whoop
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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2016, 10:12:38 pm »
Archie
I actua;lly got a proper plug from the agents for the power up, but a 2,2kOhm resistor does exactly the same, all it has to do is trick the ecu that the heater is still in place (it is 2,2kOhm), then you are in RACE mode, whoop whoop

Ja, I read about the whole thing somewhere. I'm keen to keep the actual sensor in place for now, as I'm not sure if/when I might need it.

Btw, this is what I'm doing with the indicators...

Before




And now...




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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2016, 03:23:44 pm »
Yeah that makes sense, get them out of the exhaust draft. I have gone through about 4 sets of those stalk type ones...some even break when they are fitted, proper rubbish!
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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2016, 03:45:50 pm »
Hey Angel. Could you please share as to where you got the indicators. Fed up with the normal ones.
 

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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2016, 05:07:11 pm »
Indicators were from Flying Brick at R560 a pair. But note that it's not an easy fit where they are situated. Will post some pics later of how I had to make it work...

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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2016, 05:22:46 pm »
Craigs also have cheaper glue-on LEDs. They work very well.
 

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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2016, 02:42:34 pm »
That number plate hanger is so fragile, the first time the bike tips over it breaks.
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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2016, 03:03:18 pm »
Craigs also have cheaper glue-on LEDs. They work very well.

I honestly haven't shopped around much. Just popped into Flying Brick as I wanted to support them. Not sure I would've gone for the glue-one type either way.

That number plate hanger is so fragile, the first time the bike tips over it breaks.

Sure, modifying it will be on the agenda, but for now I just need working indicators. Ultimately shortening the plate hangers will do what most "Tail Tidy" kits do. And then they also usually break at the first sign of tip overs, so I'll stick with this one until it fails.

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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2016, 10:57:39 pm »
I had my backlight assembly break, so I shortened it and bolted a small numberplate to some conveyor belting and a s/s plate to give it some rigidity, works very well and has survived 2 Swazi trips, and that says a lot. Will post a pic when I get a chance.
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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2016, 08:48:42 am »
Here is a pic of my tail light mod....

broke my tail light and opted for the Universal MX LED tail light setup

Got it from Craigs  http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Universal-Mini-Fender-LED-Enduro-Dirt-Bike-Motocross-MX-Tail-Light-Rec-Reg-/161513197676

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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2016, 01:06:02 pm »
Here is a pic of my tail light mod....

Got it from Craigs  http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Universal-Mini-Fender-LED-Enduro-Dirt-Bike-Motocross-MX-Tail-Light-Rec-Reg-/161513197676


I like it! How much did you pay?

And was it an easy fit or did it require significant modification?

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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2016, 01:14:59 pm »
Was heel maklik... grootste werk was om die draade te conect. en om die ou plastic mooi af te saag van die fender af  :thumleft:

dink die backlight was R320  ;)
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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2016, 02:49:37 pm »
Eddy2R did a very nice tail tidy to my 701 before they delivered. 
Was included in the price of the new bike and looks like it was just plug and play.

701 with them at the moment so cannot take photos, but maybe give them a call it can't be too expensive.
 

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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2016, 09:14:37 pm »
After fitting the soft luggage racks this afternoon, I realised that shortening the tail piece would be pointless, as it fits nicely over the rear cross beam / stiffener of the luggage racks. IF I shorten it, that beam will just look odd hanging in mid air...

I forgot to take pics, but will do so when it's all done.

[EDIT] See 3rd pic from the top for reference of how the luggage racks look.

I fitted the luggage racks for the following reasons:
1. Space to fit luggage on trips. (The obvious reason)
2. To support the rear sub-frame. (The not so obvious reason)

I've found myself sitting quite far back on the seat as a norm and especially if I have any additional form of weight on the rear (fuel, luggage etc), that sub-frame would be under continual stress.
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Re: Archie's TE610 thread
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2016, 09:17:26 pm »
Btw, this is the LED indicator and you'll see that the thread part is pretty long. I had to shorten it due to the lack of space behind the outside plastic.



The plastic nut is also very wide. Good thing it's plastic. So onto the grinder it went, to create my own flatter version...



The curve on the plastics results in a little gap between the indicator and plastic. I also got the placing a little out, so I'm contemplating moving it a bit. All in all, I'm not super happy with the fit, but I guess it'll have to do for now.

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