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Husky TE610 and SM610 Thread
« on: July 02, 2010, 10:35:52 am »
I think we need a thread for the Husky 610 owners. Come chaps, post some pics and represent your bikes:

ADVRider Links:
TE610: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156429&highlight=te610
TE610 Index Thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156431&highlight=te610
TE630: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=507511&highlight=te610

Blazes, I am considering getting a TE610 but they are fairly scarce and my budget is not 60k so I have a few questions which hopefully you can answer. There seems to be a couple of the SM610's around, some at pretty good prices.

1) What are the differences between the SM and the TE appart from the obvious (Wheels). Is it viable to get a SM and get a set of offroad wheels for it or is there a whole bunch of other non-obvious things like gearing, fork and rear wheel travel, fork stiffness etc that are different to the TE.
2) I would prefer to have an 06/07 model because it has a carburator and there is an aftermarket fuel tank available from IMS. Is there a tank available yet for the FI models? I also quite like the Blue and Yellow scheme.


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Re: Husky TE610 and SM610 Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 10:52:32 am »
Differences between the TE and the SM (2006 model) according to the manual:

SECONDARY DRIVE
Transmission sprocket ..........z 16 (SM 610)
Transmission sprocket............z 15 (TE 610)
Rear wheel sprocket ............................z 45
Ratio ...................................2,813 (SM 610)
Ratio ....................................3,000 (TE 610)
Chain ...........................................5/8"x1/4"


FINAL RATIOS (TE 610)
1st gear............................................18,389
2nd gear ..........................................12,744
3rd gear .............................................9,492
4th gear..............................................7,670
5th gear .............................................6,445
6th gear..............................................5,409

FINAL RATIOS (SM 610)
1st gear............................................17,240
2nd gear ..........................................11,948
3rd gear .............................................8,899
4th gear .............................................7,191
5th gear .............................................6,042
6th gear .............................................5,071

FRONT SUSPENSION
Type .....“Upside-Down” telescopic hydraulic
front fork with advanced axle (adjustable in
compression and rebound stroke);
stanchions tubes ř 1.77 in.
Legs axis stroke .... ............... 11.8 in. (TE 610)
9.8 in. (SM 610)
REAR SUSPENSION
Type .progressive with hydraulic single shock
absorber (spring preloading and hydraulic
brake adjustments both in compression and
in extension stroke)
Wheel stroke .........................12.6 in. (TE 610)
11.4 in. (SM 610)
FRONT BRAKE
Type .........(SM 610) floating disc 12.6 in. dia.
with hydraulic control and fixed caliper
Type (TE 610) fixed disc ……… in. dia.
with hydraulic control and floating caliper
REAR BRAKE
Type ...................floating disc 8.7 in. dia. with
hydraulic control; floating caliper


RIM
Front (SM 610) in light alloy 3,5”x17”
Rear (SM 610) in light alloy 4,25”x17”
Front (TE 610) in light alloy 1,6”x21”
Rear (TE 610) in light alloy 2,5”x18”
TIRES
Front .............(SM 610) "Pirelli" MTR 21 Diablo or
"Dunlop" D208 F; 120/70x17”
Rear ......... (SM 610) "Pirelli" MTR 01 Diablo or
"Dunlop" D208; 160/60x17"
Front (TE 610) ................“Metzeler” MCE Karoo
“Pirelli” MT 21;
90/90x21”
Rear (TE 610) ................ “Metzeler” MCE Karoo
“Pirelli” MT 21;
140/80x18”

DIMENSION, WEIGHT, CAPACITY
Wheelbase (SM 610) ..........................in. 58.46
Wheelbase (TE 610) ...........................in. 59.25
Overall length (SM 610)......................in. 81.89
Overall length (TE 610).......................in. 86.61
Overall width .....................................in. 32.28
Overall height (SM 610)......................in. 46.85
Overall height (TE 610).......................in. 48.82
Saddle height (SM 610) .....................in. 35.83
Saddle height (TE 610)............................in. 37
Minimum ground clearance (SM 610)...in. 9.64
Minimum ground clearance (TE 610) ..in. 11.61
Dry weight (SM 610) .............................lb. 313
Dry weight (TE 610) ...........................lb. 308,6

 

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Re: Husky TE610 and SM610 Thread
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2010, 10:53:22 am »
good idea having this thread as a central repository for TE / SM 610 / 630 info, thanks  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Husky TE610 and SM610 Thread
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2010, 10:55:11 am »
Regarding the tank - you are correct, there is currently no tank available for the EFI models. This is due to the fact that Husqvarna put the fuel pump inside the tank (?)

RV Aqualine / Safari have said that they are planning a tank for the EFI models, but they don't know when, and they don't know what the final capacity will be. Also - chances are they will focus on the 630, so who knows if it will fit the 610 as well...
 

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Re: Husky TE610 and SM610 Thread
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010, 11:04:47 am »
Here's the blue and yellow beast:



Mods include:
18l IMS tank
Promoto Billet Fastway F5 pegs
Zeta fatbars
Custom bar clamps with risers
Cycra Pro-Bend hand guards
Std Husky luggage rack (came with the bike)
Foldable mirrors
Leo Vince X3 can
Blazes made bashplate and sharkfin

Still to come (hopefully): Trailtech X2 headlight, better luggage rack, LED tail conversion

Full details of all the mods, exploits and dyno results: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=41891.0

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Re: Husky TE610 and SM610 Thread
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010, 04:01:54 pm »
Thanks The_wes, this is exactly the type of info I was looking for. The only thing that makes the SM much less suitable for conversion then is the limited fork stroke (2 inches is quite a lot).

I think everything else could be sorted with sprockets and wheels. I have to run now so will have some more to say later.

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Re: Husky TE610 and SM610 Thread
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010, 04:10:21 pm »
I've seen a lot of guys run the SM setup on ADVRIDER on dirt with 17" knobblies  :thumleft:

personally I think that since you're a little restricted with travel on the SM anyway, that the way to go is leave the rear as a 17" and slap a 19" on the front, ala BMW X-country style. Uber-street scrambler DS if you ask me  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Husky TE610 and SM610 Thread
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2010, 04:33:03 pm »
Thanks The_wes, this is exactly the type of info I was looking for. The only thing that makes the SM much less suitable for conversion then is the limited fork stroke (2 inches is quite a lot).

I think everything else could be sorted with sprockets and wheels. I have to run now so will have some more to say later.

2 inches is only a lot--to some  ::)

Days gone by off road bikes used to have 100mm to 150mm travel-- ???

Nothing wrong with the 610SM --imho If you are short--could just be perfect.

Carburettor is a good thing and aftermarket tanks as WES states are full up.

Price on a 06/07 are very good at the moment and most of them are in good condition as they were not on gravel-

Great stuff with the starting of this thread--

Maybe start a Husky Thread for all the info and build up a data base.

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Re: Husky TE610 and SM610 Thread
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2010, 07:50:44 am »
Thanks The_wes, this is exactly the type of info I was looking for. The only thing that makes the SM much less suitable for conversion then is the limited fork stroke (2 inches is quite a lot).

I think everything else could be sorted with sprockets and wheels. I have to run now so will have some more to say later.

2 inches is only a lot--to some  ::)

Days gone by off road bikes used to have 100mm to 150mm travel-- ???

Nothing wrong with the 610SM --imho If you are short--could just be perfect.

Carburettor is a good thing and aftermarket tanks as WES states are full up.

Price on a 06/07 are very good at the moment and most of them are in good condition as they were not on gravel-

Great stuff with the starting of this thread--

Maybe start a Husky Thread for all the info and build up a data base.

They are going to get Big---I know --ia have enough pm's asking about them  :thumleft:


I think I will rather look for the right thing (a TE). I have a tendency to break adventure bikes because I treat them like dirt bikes (which they are not). I am 183cm so height doesn't really bother me. Also by the time I have finished buying other wheels and maybe replacing chains and sprockets, I may as well have got a TE in the first place. I still need to save a bit more anyway so I am not in a rush.

One thing for sure though, I will only buy a really clean one. What is a fair going rate for an 06/07 TE610? Blue and Yellow like The_Wes'   :P

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Re: Husky TE610 and SM610 Thread
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2010, 06:06:14 pm »
The TE 610 is a fantastic bike.

Here are some picks from a recent solo trip Jo'burg, Louis Trichard, Giyani, Hoedspruit, Pilgrimsrest, Dullstroom and home.




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...because I treat them like dirt bikes (which they are not)

The 610 handles and feels like a 250 enduro bike, its very easy to forget the fact that it isnt once you are on dirt.

On tar it will cruise at 130-140 all day it seems. 


Husqvarna '09 610TE - Great Bike!

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Re: Husky TE610 and SM610 Thread
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2010, 07:10:12 pm »
The TE 610 is a fantastic bike.

Here are some picks from a recent solo trip Jo'burg, Louis Trichard, Giyani, Hoedspruit, Pilgrimsrest, Dullstroom and home.




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...because I treat them like dirt bikes (which they are not)

The 610 handles and feels like a 250 enduro bike, its very easy to forget the fact that it isnt once you are on dirt.

On tar it will cruise at 130-140 all day it seems. 




Nice tent.
 

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Re: Husky TE610 and SM610 Thread
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2010, 09:33:11 pm »
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Nice tent

Ja Thanks,  its quite good value IMO, from Outdoor Warehouse.  Its packs up really small.  Another thing I like about it is  that the inner tent isnt just open mesh like most of the other small light weight tents.  The inner tent is rip stop polyester (I think) so in cold weather it keeps the wind off you and keeps some of the heat in.

In that photo, when I first got up, there was a relatively thick layer of ice on the tent.   

It also has a really thick flysheet, with guy ropes as well so I would imagine its ok in storms.

Anyway we digress....
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Re: Husky TE610 and SM610 Thread
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 :peepwall: Maybe, just maybe......
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