Stalling, hard to start: '09 TE610

Discussion in '610/630' started by Sasha Pave, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Sasha Pave Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Oakland CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2009 TE610
    Other Motorcycles:
    2011 KTM XC250, 1974 Vespa Rally
    Hi all,

    I'm not sure where to start on this recent issue: 09 TE610, about 8k miles.

    - Deceleration, began stalling instead of returning to idle. I could open the throttle slightly to prevent it, but it's been getting progressively worse.

    - Hard to start cold. Never had any issues before, but recently it was difficult to start cold. Almost ran down the battery last time trying to get it to fire up.

    I haven't touched the Idle adjustment before, and searched around for TPS adjustment.

    Is this a good place to start? I don't have iBeat or a cable. Can you adjust TPS with a meter and sewing pins like on BMWs?

    It's only been 3k miles since last valve adjustment. I'm checking it again just to be safe.

    Spark plug is new, shows spark.

    No fuel leaks or air leaks detected.

    Any advice where to begin is appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Sasha
  2. Raaron12 Husqvarna
    B Class

    Location:
    Southern California
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2009 sm610
  3. Sasha Pave Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Oakland CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2009 TE610
    Other Motorcycles:
    2011 KTM XC250, 1974 Vespa Rally
    Thanks Raaron12, good things to look at. How do I check clutch washers? I had 'the fix' done to my clutch basket 4k miles ago, never had an issue.

    So far I've:

    - Adjusted idle screw to ~ 1700
    - Adjusted valves (2 were somewhat tight)
    - Replaced plug
    - Checked airbox boot for proper fit
    - New gas
    - Cam chain adjuster 4 clicks out

    I think the idle adjustment helped, but it's still flaming out on deacceleration and terribly hard to start cold. Once it's warm it now starts perfectly, but when it's stone-cold it takes nearly an entire battery charge.

    I can hear the pump working, giving it throttle will change the pitch and I can smell vapors. Tried both with decomp and without. Idle and with throttle.

    This never used to be the case, it was always a quick starting bike even in the snow. I'm not sure what happened/changed.

    Next I'm going to look at the following:

    - Throttle push/pull cable adjustment & proper routing
    - Reset TPS (finally got iBeat and cable ready)
    - Check spark plug cable for proper connection

    It's strange that this issue only occurs the bike when dead-cold. runs great otherwise.

    Thanks,
    Sasha
  4. Caboose Husqvarna
    B Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    SMR 630
    Other Motorcycles:
    Honda CB 600 f
    Faulty temperature sensor maybe?
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  5. Sasha Pave Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Oakland CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2009 TE610
    Other Motorcycles:
    2011 KTM XC250, 1974 Vespa Rally
    Thanks Caboose, I hadn't thought of that. After reading through some other threads it seems a common problem, easy fix too! I'll order one just to be safe & update this thread with results. Thanks!
  6. Sasha Pave Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Oakland CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2009 TE610
    Other Motorcycles:
    2011 KTM XC250, 1974 Vespa Rally
    Well wouldn't you know, it was the temp sensor! Thanks so much Caboose! Took 3 minutes to change and the bike started up instantly before I could take my finger off the start button.

    Case closed!
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  7. Blazes Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    South Africa
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    Eddie Seel 634SMR works Replica -
    Other Motorcycles:
    Aprilla Dosodoro 2X 2009 610
    I have had the same issues on both my 2009 610TE Hussies
    After replacing the first TP sensor on the one I decided to carry a spare TP Sensor with me now days. Just makes life so much easier.