Husqvarna TE610: Supermoto Wheels!

Husqvarna TE610 with Warp 9 wheels installed...

Husqvarna TE610 with Warp 9 wheels installed…

When I first got the Husqvarna TE610, one of the attractions was that the bike came with an extra set of supermoto wheels.  While this model can come from the factory as a supermoto, the fact that I could swap back and forth between terrain was appealing…

Husqvarna TE610 gets a winter wheels swap...

Up to this point, the bike had only been ridden with the stock wheels, mounted with knobby Motoz tires.  As the weather has turned colder, it seemed appropriate to accept that I will not be headed to the trails any time soon, so time to swap out the wheels to a more road-worthy set.

Warp 9 supermoto wheels compared to Husqvarna TE610 stock...

Warp 9 supermoto wheels compared to Husqvarna TE610 stock…

Warp 9 makes several products, but is best known for their aftermarket supermoto wheels for many dirt bikes.  Complete with bubs, rims, rotors and sprockets, the wheels turn any dirt bike into a city carver, ready for some fun.  The previous owner had mounted Avon Distanzias, which are not the typical supermoto tire of choice, but for me fit perfectly with the style of riding I plan to do.  With a decent tread, this tire will allow for some gravel running, and still retain better street grip for city riding.

After swapping the wheels, which was easy enough having a set complete with everything you need, I had some issue with the chain tension.  The Husqvarna TE610 stock sprocket was a 46 tooth, and the Warp 9 comes with a 44 tooth.  Couple that with the difference in wheel diameter, and this chain is loose.  Very LOOSE!

Chain tension is not measure the same as street bikes, and I knew that a certain amount of looseness was OK.  But this chain seems to be hanging a bit too much, so a quick post to Cafe Husky should lead to some help.  I’m afraid the chain may need some links removed, but I may be jumping the gun.

Looking forward to riding this bike around the city, enjoying the new found grip, and some well earned traction…

2 Replies to “Husqvarna TE610: Supermoto Wheels!”

    1. Well, it’s getting there. But I am having a hard time understanding the program I got to read the ECU. Man, carbs are MUCH easier!!!!

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