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08' Husqvarna SM510R

Just picked up this bike 3 weeks ago and love it. I am having trouble finding parts/accessories and forum type info on it though. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
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Re: 08' Husqvarna SM510R

Pretty much the standard response. Not much support/info out there. Sure is fun though.
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Re: 08' Husqvarna SM510R

Hey exit90a,

I'm looking to picking up a SM510r around the end of next month. I have to drive 100 miles to get to the dealer though! How do you like your's so far? Do you have a three week review? HA !
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Re: 08' Husqvarna SM510R

Very maintanence intensive compared to sportbikes. 1000 mile valve checks and oil changes, con rod replacement every 6000 miles, runs like crap until you de-restrict it, no parts available(oem or aftermarket), many issues which should have been taken care of before delivery. Once you get it broken in and get some hard miles in you will love it and all the bull$hit will no longer matter.
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Re: 08' Husqvarna SM510R

Connecting rod replacement every 6k!? Wow. I didn't know about that one. I knew about the freq oil changes and the freq valve adjustments. But splitting the case every 6K and replacing the connecting rod and all it's related parts! Wow. Now I gotta say hmm....

Gotta think about this purchase.
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Re: 08' Husqvarna SM510R

6000 miles is one hell of a service. I am going to try and spread the miles between my bikes to prolong that misery. If the bike is used for competition and de-restricted the interval is 15 hours instead of 10,000km/6,200mi!!! Pure race bike with lights here.
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Re: 08' Husqvarna SM510R

Would motorcross parts fit? I.e. Renthal bars?

Once the market begins to rise and more and more people purchase the SM510R, aftermarket manufacturers will begin making parts for it.

Before that, u'll just have to try and make things fit.

Lastly, why the hell do you need to replace the conrods every 6k? What the hell is wrong with her?

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Re: 08' Husqvarna SM510R

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Lastly, why the hell do you need to replace the conrods every 6k? What the hell is wrong with her?
The manual calls for this replacement @ 15 hours race/10,000km street. However, much of what I've found on Husky specific forums suggest other owners disregard this and there are bikes with 10,000-15,000 miles which have had no issues. I guess time will tell. Compared to Japanese bikes, parts for it are nonexistent. It sure it fun though.
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Re: 08' Husqvarna SM510R

exit, if you haven't found the forum, yet:

check out supermotojunkie.com

you'll love it there... lots of SM heads, even in the manufacturer-specific section...
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Re: 08' Husqvarna SM510R

Yes, I found it. Been heavy over there lately. Thanks.
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Re: 08' Husqvarna SM510R

Well, me and the bike survived a full riding season. 1,900 miles with no issues other than a crash at the track. Bike was fine, dislocated shoulder for me. You can check the valves on it in under an hour, very easy, and so far no adjustment has been needed. I like the BT016 tires on it best, durable for the street, sticky for the track. Stock gearing is 14/42 and works in most situations. Going to a 15 is better for the street and kart tracks work well with a 13. I love it!!! Now go get one, you know you want it.
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