Husqvarna TE610: Adventures in the Wild…

The Husqvarna TE610 parked for a quick break...

The Husqvarna TE610 parked for a quick break…

It’s been far too long since I’ve posted.  My time away on tour, the move to Vermont, and trying to squeeze in some riding has left this site baron.  Well, I’m back at it, and hoping to be updating more regularly.  One of my priorities, after getting settled in the great Northeast, was to get the Husqvarna TE610 out in the wilds, and see what I could find… Read More …

Husqvarna TE610: Fork Swap

The Husqvarna TE610 gets new forks...

The Husqvarna TE610 gets new forks…

During the holiday season, I made a HUGE mistake while doing repairs on the Husqvarna TE610.  Tightening while texting!  That’s right, the age-old flub of allowing yourself to be distracted while wrenching, by of all things, the digital-mosquitoesque annoyance of texting.   While tightening a small 5mm fork bolt that secures the front axle, and simultaneously wishing my friend a cyber ‘happy-holidays,’ I snapped the bolt off deep in the threads.  Good grief!   Read More …

Husqvarna TE610: The Simplest Fixes…

Husqvarna TE610 Stock Clutch Cable and adjuster...

Husqvarna TE610 Stock Clutch Cable and adjuster…

When you decide to wrench on your own bikes, you often find yourself expending tons of time and energy (and money too!) to make modifications that frankly don’t do much for the performance of your bike.  If it’s cosmetic, that’s fine.  But frustration can set in when you attempt a performance mod, only to find very little (or no) gains.  I was hoping to avoid that when I attempted to fix the tough clutch action on the Husqvarna TE610…  Read More …