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Husky 650... - November 26, 2007, 09:20 AM

Another great Euro only... came out last year, but bad-arse.

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November 26, 2007, 10:06 AM

Designed by the guy that did the 916.
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November 26, 2007, 10:26 AM

holy cream in my pants that bike is hott!!!
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November 26, 2007, 10:40 AM

Husky has some nice bikes, but the maitenance required is just too much.
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November 26, 2007, 11:06 AM

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Husky has some nice bikes, but the maitenance required is just too much.
Many of the straight MX bikes do, even big four Japanese ones.

For all of the bikes, it depends on the machine.


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November 26, 2007, 11:09 AM

on the 610 (and likely the 650) the maint. isn't that bad...don't know quite what you are referring to. The only regular maint (beyond oil) is a valve adjustment every 3000 miles, which (about to do my first), isn't that hard, and can be done easily in about an hour (longest part is simply getting to the access panels on the head). They are lock-nut style adjusters, so its not like its ducati maint. with shims and all.

true, a DRZ requires virtually no maintenance by comparison...but it also makes 25-35% less power...

the husky 450 and 510 are more race-bike oriented and require more of a rebuild maint. schedule (like a dirtbike, go figure).

you will be hard-pressed to find a 50+rwhp single that doesn't require some routine maint. to keep it together, even if its Austrian


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November 26, 2007, 02:25 PM

In addition to checking valve clearance at every interval (which I hear is super easy on a single) the 6K service also specifies things like; replacing fork oil, replacing timing chain, replacing connecting rod (I don't even know what this is), clean carb.

That's a decent amount of work. Very expensive if done at the local shop. 6K miles creeps up on me fast since I don't live right by the twisties. I'm in DC, so a good day of twisties is heading out to WVA and then having to ride back which is about 500 miles. So every 12 good rides, I would have to do quite a bit of maitenance. This is why I passed up on the Husky even though I dig the looks and the specs...

More and more SMs are going the Vtwin route. I hope this reduces the maitenance and doesn't increase weight too much...
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November 26, 2007, 02:48 PM

I think those specs were written when the motor was used for racing. I have had some annoying things go wrong with my bike that would've been covered under warranty: broken clutch cable, and rocker cover leaking oil, and broken exhaust flange which toasted my chain. It was easier to just fix those things myself instead of taking it to W.Va. where I bought the bike, and having it covered under warranty there. Each little incident means it sits for at least a week in the shop before they get authorization.

Aprilia has had the same kind of specs written for the SXV model, which turned off a lot of buyers. I think the specs are being updated this year. Much of the publication for my bike is the Workshop manual for the 05 - 06 model. The motor hasn't changed and the publication hasnt' been updated.

I've ridden my Ducati once since I bought the 610, and only because my 610 clutch cable was broken. It does pay to be handy with the tools, but most of the maintenance can be done by anyone with common sense. Plenty of people online to ask advice.
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