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Husky or KTM SuMo??

Title says it all.........Looking to pic up another SM and I'm torn between the 2. The choice of either the 610 Husky, or the 625 KTM?? Just want something to cut up the neighborhood with my boy.

Anybody have input on Heinens (MN)?? They seem to move alot of Husky's across Ebay?
Alot of 625's being listed on Ebay also.
$6000 for a new Husky??
Or about the same for an 05 KTM

Thoughts?????????

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Heinen's moves a ton of bikes, so they have amazing prices, especially on closeouts. Dave got his Husky from there new last year.

6 of one, half-dozen of the other. The KTM's LC4 motor is damn-near bulletproof, as it's been in production for quite a while. Good accessories available, especially from KTM directly. Easy maintenance, including valve jobs (checked mine, haven't had to adjust them yet, after 3 seasons of riding). I can't speak for the Husky maintenance, but I'm sure if you wait, you'll get plenty of answers.

Looks? Well, the black Husky gets my vote for pure SuperMoto sex, even though I own an SMC.

I have heard of more overall problems with the Husky versus the KTM, but the Husky is at the beginning of its product life, the KTM is in its mid-life stage.
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Title says it all.........Looking to pic up another SM and I'm torn between the 2. The choice of either the 610 Husky, or the 625 KTM?? Just want something to cut up the neighborhood with my boy.

Anybody have input on Heinens (MN)?? They seem to move alot of Husky's across Ebay?
Alot of 625's being listed on Ebay also.
$6000 for a new Husky??
Or about the same for an 05 KTM

Thoughts?????????
most super-heros prefer the Husky 610
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KTM has a great network of dealers and online stores where you can order pretty much everything for your bike. You can customize the bike with a load of aftermarket parts.

Maintance of the LC4 is minimal the only messy part is the oil change but you get used to it after the second time.


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Title says it all.........Looking to pic up another SM and I'm torn between the 2. The choice of either the 610 Husky, or the 625 KTM?? Just want something to cut up the neighborhood with my boy.

Anybody have input on Heinens (MN)?? They seem to move alot of Husky's across Ebay?
Alot of 625's being listed on Ebay also.
$6000 for a new Husky??
Or about the same for an 05 KTM

Thoughts?????????
Please tell me where I can buy a new Husky (sm610?) for $6000! Really. Please.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...7461&rd=1&rd=1

Definetely leaning more towards the KTM as that is what I had before and I'm familiar with.......oil changes and all.
But with Heinens throwing deals out like this it does raise the question??

Been following, been watching ebay the last couple of months and these types of bikes are just not meeting their reserve. I took a beating when I sold my 2000 model so I'm a little gun shy to pull the trigger again.

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625 SMC, much more dependable, not a sexy as the 610 but sexy doesn't maqtter much when you are sick of the 4,000 RPM stutter that you cannot get rid of...
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625 SMC, much more dependable, not a sexy as the 610 but sexy doesn't maqtter much when you are sick of the 4,000 RPM stutter that you cannot get rid of...
No stutter on my 610. I used to have a KTM Duke 2 and it was a fine bike. I like my 610 better though. In its present form, my 610 has about the same amount of power as my FCR/Akra equipped Duke. The husky is a bit lighter and the suspension/brakes are much better. Plus it has a 6 speed tranny. The 625 SMC is also a nice bike and I don't think you can go wrong with either.

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No stutter on my 610. ... In its present form, my 610 has about the same amount of power as my FCR/Akra equipped Duke. The husky is a bit lighter and the suspension/brakes are much better. Plus it has a 6 speed tranny. ...
What modifications have you done to get it to it's present form?
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What modifications have you done to get it to it's present form?
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625 SMC, much more dependable, not a sexy as the 610 but sexy doesn't maqtter much when you are sick of the 4,000 RPM stutter that you cannot get rid of...
The stutter goes away after disconnecting the TPS, which is a simple job.


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No stutter on my 610. I used to have a KTM Duke 2 and it was a fine bike. I like my 610 better though. In its present form, my 610 has about the same amount of power as my FCR/Akra equipped Duke. The husky is a bit lighter and the suspension/brakes are much better. Plus it has a 6 speed tranny. The 625 SMC is also a nice bike and I don't think you can go wrong with either.
I shouldn't have blanketed all 610's like that....they are a great package. The TPS change didn't help my riding buddy's '06. Neither did the jet kit, dyno setup, different plug, etc. Has been trying to get a dual map ignition from Ferracci. To set the record straight, all 610's are not like this. His is just particularly stubborn.
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I shouldn't have blanketed all 610's like that....they are a great package. The TPS change didn't help my riding buddy's '06. Neither did the jet kit, dyno setup, different plug, etc. Has been trying to get a dual map ignition from Ferracci. To set the record straight, all 610's are not like this. His is just particularly stubborn.
So what is your buddy's carb set up? You can have him PM me and I will try to do this best I can to help him sort out his bike so it runs like it should.

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So what is your buddy's carb set up? You can have him PM me and I will try to do this best I can to help him sort out his bike so it runs like it should.
I'll send your offer to help to him..., he has been up and down in jetting at a couple of different places but it has yet to remove the stutter. It's a shame...someone on SM Junkie made him an offer yesterday and it may be sold.

Tks for the interest, I'll fwd your offer to help.
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Khelton,

Were you at the Trials event 2 weeks ago up at Thurmont? If so, I was the guy there on Sunday on my 610. Once I got mine jetted, mine has been a solid performer. My TPS is connected and I have no issues. Maybe he just got a bad one?

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Khelton,

Were you at the Trials event 2 weeks ago up at Thurmont? If so, I was the guy there on Sunday on my 610. Once I got mine jetted, mine has been a solid performer. My TPS is connected and I have no issues. Maybe he just got a bad one?
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Nope wasn't me in that lovely place......he probably did get a bad group of pieces. Had to replace the whole ignition the first week he had it.....he just told me he is going to try one last thing and is taking it to Ferraci to see what they can do..Ferracci says it is jetting but we will see..I personally think it has somethign to do with the ignition under load...but what do I know...hate to see him give up on it, such a nice bke, but it is apparently getting pretty frustrating...
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Cool

My 4500 rpm stutter didnt happen till about 2k miles, i changed the plug to
the one listed on another blog no more stutter.
I have since disconnected the tps and bike seems to have a lot more low end
grunt,
I also added an Arrow Pipe and opened my airbox up.
LOVE THIS BIKE !!!!!!

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