Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:49 AM
Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:54 AM
Couple of days ago you said the TE511 was the best bike made.. seems like someone's got their panties in a wad.
Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:56 AM
I feel that the Husky community has lost a knowledgable asset.
Posted Yesterday, 02:57 AM
So my question is Did you buy the bike from UpTite? and if not you should make clear that George/UpTite is trying to help you and did not SELL YOU THE BIKE? from the best of my knowledge UpTite didn't sell any 2013 Husqvarnas and very few if any 2012's
I read your first post and it implies the topic of this thread has to something do with your problem.
Edited by HuskyRips, Yesterday, 03:13 AM.
Posted Yesterday, 06:36 AM
George had an '09 on the floor in the middle of 2011.
While attempting to sell me said bike, George misrepresented the price of a new carb by 100 percent and talked about how California's bad gas fouled carbs in as little as a few weeks, and the only solution was to just replace them.
I bought a carbed bike elsewhere and had symptoms like he described. I've had the carb off "to clean it" at least four times. It was always completely squeaky clean inside after the first time, including the jets.
When I finally figured out the problem, it was something completely different than either a dirty carb, or bad gas with ethanol growing algae that George told me would be the problem.
Me being a dumbass doesn't change any of that.
So what was the problem?
Posted Yesterday, 10:26 AM
The carb he needed was more expensive than the carb he "thought" he had. So he picked one up from an outside source, spent a little less money, and blamed it on George. The real question is, did he get what he paid for?
Look at it this way, if you are in the business of sales, any kind of sales, you bump the price and/or take a loss. Like this, I repair the laundry machines at our apartments instead of calling a ripoffrepair man. I diagnose and go run down the parts for a flat fee, parts are my cost + 10%. I am way cheeper than the ripoffrepair man.
Example, my GE Profile refrigerator died, (I don't know refrigerators, but I will try now after this one) had to call a guy, it is a built in unit. $75.00 to show up and diagnose, $120.00 for the part and one can of condenser cleaner + labor. It cost me $312.00 bucks total, told him to leave all parts for my review. I looked up part number on the WWW, that's how I found out it was only $12.00 and the can of spray at the appliance parts place I deal with is $8.95. 4 screws takes a bracket off to replace the part, plug and play, no set up. Do the math, Labor was that high, he only had to remove the screws and timer part as I had pulled the refrigerator out and removed the cover panel in front and on top. was this company honest?
George is one of the most honest guys out there. I got nothing to say about FRECNDY except he might be loopy...
Posted Yesterday, 05:42 PM
The problem was the green valve sticking and pressurizing the fuel tank. Put the bike on its side or climb a steep hill, and the float bowl would overfill. Didn't happen every time I did those things, but every time the bike went from running great to barely or not at all, it was right after that. It finally happened when I just drove up enough elevation to a trailhead with the bike in the van, and the tank pressure overcame the float as soon as I opened the petcock. Took off the green valve, haven't had a problem again.
The carb that came on my bike is still on it and works great. The point was, I didn't need a new carb to fix the repeated non-running separated by only weeks and a carb cleaning.
Whether a new Keihin FCR MX41 with hot start and TPS is $500 or $1000 doesn't really matter, unless you consider that George was trying to sell me an EFI bike when he told me about the problems I would have if I bought a carbed bike, and that the only solution was a new carb, which would cost $1000.
Posted Today, 04:52 AM
Save the newbies and quit talking to them. It is not up to the manufactures or dealers to do your research or tell you what bikes to buy. Anyone looking to dump $7-10K on a bike should do their homework. A TE511 IS a DS and your TE610 was more of a adventure bike. New Terra/Strada TR650 is the new TE610 and if you talked to the dealer they should have told you this IF you asked. Well unless you walked in a stated you wanted to buy a TE511 and in your mind you were thinking it was a replacement for you TE610. There are plenty of knowledgeable dealers, people and forums to get this info. One might look to several places and then form opinion, I bet you would have found what you were looking for,,,, Terra/Strada TR650!
Posted Today, 05:29 AM
Edited by DEMI, Today, 05:29 AM.
Posted Today, 09:12 AM
Edited by fasterman, Today, 10:34 AM.
Posted Today, 01:26 PM
Posted Today, 06:07 PM
NO,,,,,,..... WE...... ARE....... TALKING............... ABOUT ............THE ..............NEUROTIC.......... TROLL !!!!! ........... "YOGAVNTURE"
Edited by fasterman, Today, 07:25 PM.
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