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My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« on: December 31, 2016, 10:46:01 pm »
Ok so I have had a TE610 for a good few years now. I have spent the last few days stripping her down, cleaning, servicing and pimping her back to her deserved glory. These bikes are really amazingly capable DS Adventure bikes -  awesome and really iconic in their own right - nothing else out there is quite like them. Great 6 speed wide ratio box (granny first gear for technical chugging and a 6th for cruising), awesome power to weight ratio -135kg, 55hp/41kW, 52 Nm torque. Unfortunately they were never sold into and supported well in our market but in USA and AUS are legendary.Those of us who are in the know, well we know  :3some: This bike has already done some great trips to Lesotho etc.

Anyway an update on the bike - some new, some old mods.
I lost the OEM tank, seat and front light and fender in a fire (along with 6 other bikes) but luckily saved this scoot as it was stored in a different building. Also luckily Xpat donated a 630 tank as he had fitted a Safari, I sourced a fuel pump off e-bay and sorted a seat (and most recently a Seat Concepts). I also did an airboxectomy - as some will know that the OEM one sucks - yes mostly figuratively - and can be prone to water ingress in river crossings. I fitted a foam pod Uni filter and cover sock under the seat in the battery compartment - the extra space for the filter was created by fitting a lithium ion Ultrabatt. This mod works brilliantly, especially with the JD Tuner and decatted and slightly shortened exhaust. I also fitted the 630 headlight and mudguard, HID headlamp and LED spots, Scotts steering damper, Motosportz alu radiator guards, and a BMW Dakar screen. headers are ceramic coated, Hyde bash plate, Barkbusters, Pivot Pegz, TMD chain slider, Supersprox Stealth sprocket, Motosportz disc guards and case saver, ARC shorty levers, tail tidied and integrated LED tail light. Blazes had made some carbon fibre exhaust shields and engine cover protectors some time back and I added Husky logos and clear coated them, and have now fitted. Yes a little BD farkelitis :big grin: So what I have is a bit of a 630 hybrid and a very capable lightweight adventure bike. I am in love all over again.  >:D
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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 06:08:09 am »
Looks awesome    :drif:

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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 07:05:23 am »
 :drif: :drif:

BigDom your bike looks absolutely stunning :thumleft:

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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2017, 08:02:52 am »
Dom, you've done a fantastic job!!  :3some:
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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2017, 08:17:03 am »
Man, that looks stunning!
 

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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2017, 09:31:06 am »
Nery nice BD!

They are awesome bikes!


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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2017, 12:02:02 pm »
just for you BD 
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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2017, 12:04:14 pm »
Absolutely fucken stunning  :thumleft:
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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2017, 12:09:48 pm »
just for you BD

Put your finger on the pulse  :thumleft: and I would also like too  >:D   Actually I am going out now to get the bitch filly dirty  :biggrin:
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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2017, 01:10:32 pm »
Very nice Dom. Nicely sorted bike, one can see you pay attention to the details. 
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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2017, 08:03:05 pm »
Like it a lot  :thumleft: I do prefer the stock 610 front fender, on the 630 it looks a bit SM to me. The 630 headlight looks ten times better than the 610 one though.
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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2017, 08:21:42 pm »
Like it a lot  :thumleft: I do prefer the stock 610 front fender, on the 630 it looks a bit SM to me. The 630 headlight looks ten times better than the 610 one though.

The 630 had two front fenders - this one for the enduro and a shorter SM one. Funny I find the the 610 one very old school. The 630 light is still not great even with a HID kit - reflector has strange angles. Then I do not ride often at night and I picked up the two LED spots second hand here on WD and they fit nicely and even things out - also good as daylight runners.
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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2017, 10:28:41 am »
Very nice bike and useful mods; ideal I think.  I am a little sorry I didn't buy one of these instead of my 640 (I am an old Husky fan of Blazes' vintage).  But agents then were nobody then Primrose or someone and I didn't get a good vibe compared to Alfie Cox locally. Maybe better now with Perry etc.

But I am interested in the Seat Concepts seat - roughly how much, where from and any good?
 

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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2017, 11:04:46 am »

But I am interested in the Seat Concepts seat - roughly how much, where from and any good?


Thanks for the thumbs up.:thumleft: I was lucky to score a Seat Concepts full seat they were selling on ebay - it had been a demo but brand new. Cost me $100 and worth every sent. Normally they sell just the kit - shaped memory foam and cover and you have it covered. This is normally the cheaper way esp with shipping. As it happens I scored as it was still much cheaper than just the kit. Their seats are really fantastic, if not the best out there - worth every sent imho. Transforms any bike into a comfortable all day bike. You do not pay import duty (need to ask them to quote the SA Customs tariff code  for motorcycle parts/saddles 8714.11.00) and request USPS standard shipping.You will though be charged VAT this end.
 
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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2017, 01:00:16 pm »
Thanks Big D; appreciate the detail. My 525 is in need of such a thing; or rather I should say my bum is in need of such a thing on the 525.
 

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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2017, 02:11:31 pm »
Nicely pimped. Looks good
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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2017, 07:02:15 pm »
BD your bike looks fantastic, mine is due for a refresh, I have all new plastics etc, must just find the time and klap it. After 22000km it needs it.
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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2017, 09:58:06 am »
BD your bike looks fantastic, mine is due for a refresh, I have all new plastics etc, must just find the time and klap it. After 22000km it needs it.

Thanks boet  :thumleft: Ja was satisfying and great to see that the bike is still a serious contender in this 'half loaf' class of DS bikes. :ricky: Is very capable, forgiving and now comfortable too  ;)
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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2017, 08:26:37 pm »
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Could you post pics of the seat horisontal from the side, and at an angle from the rear, in order for me to replicate something similar?


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Re: My Husky TE 610 Refresh
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2017, 09:41:10 pm »
BD

Could you post pics of the seat horisontal from the side, and at an angle from the rear, in order for me to replicate something similar?


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