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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2014, 01:12:48 pm »
Boer - forgot about that  ;D  I have dampers on virtually all my bikes, admittedly some like KTM's demand it more than others but what I can say is when it comes to sand, fist size rocks, mud ... it is a life saver. Oh and great in cross winds - dial it up and track straight  :3some:

I agree,  especially with the husky's being prone to weaving on high speeds. 

I currently run an aggressive knobbly enduro type tyre on the front which I got with the bike.  It creates massive headshake at 120-130km/h.  I have learned just to push forward on the bars and it's sorted, but a damper could improve that a lot.

And in crosswinds as well.  I haven't even thought about it yet.

The only question I have left:  Why did I wait so long?  :biggrin:
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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2014, 01:14:00 pm »
@Dom,  Another question.

Can you show me you husky's steering stabilizer setup pls?  I would like to see you triple clamp and if you just added a bracket or did you import a new triple clamp.
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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2014, 01:18:22 pm »
@Dom,  Another question.

Can you show me you husky's steering stabilizer setup pls?  I would like to see you triple clamp and if you just added a bracket or did you import a new triple clamp.

The kit is an underbar one specifically for the 610 made by Scotts and BPR (make the perch riser. I will see if I can take or get a pic.  It is all plug and play. BPR make the perch that bolts to the OEM triple clamp and raises the bars a bit ... you may want to sell the Rox's once you have the damper.

(sorry I made a mistake earlier- the GPR is on my G450X ... my Husky and HP2 have Scotts dampers).

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http://www.scottsonline.com/Stabilizer_Purchase2.php?Make=Husqvarna&Model=TE&Bike_ID=4735&Year=2009&Size=610&Fred=&BI_ID=139806


http://www.solomotoparts.com/Scotts-Steering-Stabilizer-SUB-Mount-Kit-for-TE-610-08/

(A cable guide is available - I do not use one)

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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2014, 01:30:09 pm »
I was hoping it's plug and play.   :thumleft:

I was thinking of doing this for extra fuel....  :biggrin:

 I like the lightweight design of it all, and floatation device ICE for this weekends Thabazimbi ride.
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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2014, 02:21:27 pm »
I was hoping it's plug and play.   :thumleft:

I was thinking of doing this for extra fuel....  :biggrin:

 I like the lightweight design of it all, and floatation device ICE for this weekends Thabazimbi ride.

You are going to need that for sure in Brits-thaba-lephalale this weekend!!
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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2014, 02:38:40 pm »
Perfect for 2SD = mobile septic tanks  >:D
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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2014, 02:42:27 pm »
 :laughing4:
Perfect for 2SD = mobile septic tanks  >:D

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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2014, 07:58:27 pm »
So I am back after my weekend in a wet and muddy Thabazimbi and surrounds.

I loved the lighter weight of the husky compared to the GSA. I do miss the topend speed on tar nd open gravel sections, but I knew it was a compromise. When we hit the mud and wet conditions the husky came to its full right. And I loved it!

I had a front tyre blow out at 110km/h on a straight solid gravel section and went down really hard and really fast. Also got hit by Smokes' 950SE, but lucky for me he lowsided his bike just in time and saved my life! I just got a slap to the back of the helmet with his rear wheel.

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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2014, 08:03:10 pm »
My donner Boer bly jy darm die val oorleef  :ricky:
 Ai man bly jy darm nie te erg seer gekry nie sulke dinge gebeur mos blits vinnig 
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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2014, 08:07:01 pm »
Dankie Zettie

Ja nee my maat, ek het baie vinnig grond toe gegaan.  Knie, heup skouer en my gewrigte is bitter seer.

Attgat het gehelp veral my neck brace en balistics jacket.

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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2014, 08:12:17 pm »
Shit Boer - sorry to hear. Sounds like you were not travelling faster than your guardian angel. Hope all heals quickly.
Also hope the scoot is not too sore.
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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2014, 08:17:57 pm »
Shit Boer - sorry to hear. Sounds like you were not travelling faster than your guardian angel. Hope all heals quickly.
Also hope the scoot is not too sore.

Thanks Dom

I am just resizing the photos and I will show my bush repairs.   :biggrin:
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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2014, 08:19:28 pm »
Dis nou slegte nuus man :xxbah: :
Bly jy is ok. Kudos vir Smokes dat hy kop gehou het  :thumleft:
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« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2014, 08:21:41 pm »
Dis nou slegte nuus man :xxbah: :
Bly jy is ok. Kudos vir Smokes dat hy kop gehou het  :thumleft:

Ou Subie, Smokes het regtig my lewe gered.

Hy is 'n moerse goeie bike pilot en as dit iemand anders was, was ek heel moontlik moer toe.

Ek is baie dankbaar vir my pel wat sy bike (en sy eie lewe) gewaag het vir my.
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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2014, 09:55:19 pm »
So I was traveling along nicely on a nice solid and compacted gravel highway between Rooiberg en Marekele Nature Reserve when I had a full frontal tyre blowout.

Front wheel deflated in less than 1 second and I hit the ground solid at 110km/h.

Mark Hardy helped me up, and we picked up the bike.

Busted shoulder and busted knee made for an uncomfortable night's sleep.

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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2014, 09:58:16 pm »
The cause of the tyre rupture became clear when Mark Hardy and I started to fit a spare tube (thanks Mark)

The Rim lining (? correct term?)  was like a solid plastic lining, and not rubber.  It was also severely twisted and it was clear that the tube must have been rubbing on the inside of the spokes until it decided it went pop!

Not much I could have done differently.
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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2014, 10:05:16 pm »
Bliksems hardeval gewees dink jy baie luckey dink daar aan om daai tubliss  tube storie voor in te sit ou maat  hoe lyk jou bike hy darm crash oorleef


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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2014, 05:58:20 am »
Ja lucky man - never had a blowout (touch wood) but a fairly quick front flat on tar ... not funny  ???  Yeah makes one look again at Tubliss.
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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2014, 06:42:16 am »
Sorry to hear Boer --I had a front blow out last year from a --Snake Bite - at about 120 in a corner -- also deflated in a split second as I looked down I saw the tyre trying to climb off the rim --all I could do was look for a place to park my arse and shoulder --
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Re: Husky transformation V2.0
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2014, 07:35:10 pm »
Fok! Ek kan nog steeds nie glo hoe bad luck jy was nie. Eerste trip na jy jou bike reggekry het en nou dit. Party ouens ry hulle bikes vir baie jare en nooit n voor tyre wat afklim nie,myself inkluis.
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