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I just got a Husky 610 SM and a Leo Vinci exhaust. It's melted my Alpinestars all the way through, and a pair of good hiking boots. After 130 mi. it completely melted the left rear turn signal. Anyone else expierence this? The composite heat gaurd stops 3 inches shy of where it needs to be. any ideas?

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I just ordered this bike but have not heard of this problem. You might wanna ask about it over at supermotojunkie.com. I'd be interested to know if it's a common problem.

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Yeah I just got back into town and see no one has responded. The dealer was cool and sent me a different signal light thyats closer to the fender. We'll see I doubt it'll hold up. Looks like it'll need some shuttle heat sheild. The pipes loud but makes the bike have just enough power to pull third gear wheelies.

But anyways I guess I'll try n use some kind of exhaust tape. I dont know. But if I were you I'd go with another pipe. I had the dealer put it on before I got the bike from seeing it in pictures on this sight. I ride really hard and the whole bike seems to run hot.

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My local Husky dealer has seen the melting turn signal syndrome on every 610 he's sold. And apparently it's common unless you ride like a granny. Husky messed up on this one big time. It needs to use different signals or perhaps have a sheet aluminium heat shield made up for it.

Header tape will cure the melting shoe issue. A double layer over that area will work great. Dip it in water before you wrap it and it'll lay on like a coat of paint.

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From what I understand about this bike now and others in general, an excessively hot pipe can be a sign of a leaned out engine which makes sense on any EPA legal carburated bike. Try richening up your jetting. I'm going with a 180 main and a 45 pilot based on this rather lengthy thread from speedzilla. If you've got a couple spare hours it's worth reading to know your Husky well. Hope this helps.

http://www.speedzilla.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9436

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The pipes on my 510 are a rather thin wall of stainless tubing. I've got it jetted so the plug is showing a nice light brown but the pipes still are stinking hot. If a boot was to touch it then it would still melt almost instantly. So that means the header wrap trick or some aftermarket or custom heatshield mod or addition.

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Turn signals... You may find info here, the dirt guys are more concerned about ripping them off as opposed to melting, but I think it would help your problem. Look for my post on that page and let me know if it helps.

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The Leo system didn't put enough pipe guard going far enough back like the stocker is.

This added would help. They make a 6 inch and a 8 inch. Better than header wrap. As far as the melting turn signal, yep, bad design. I have just the LEO slip on and it does not get close to the turn signal like the stock can does, so issue for me.

http://www.elineaccessories.com/shop/Details.asp?ProdID=452&category=0

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Thanks all of you guys. It's already rejetted and de smogged. Im gonna try a stubbie turn signal anf some heat wrap since it looks as though I'd need to drillanother hole in the pipe to fit a longer guard.

Do any of you have a problem with the high beam shinning into the sky and not the road. riding fast in the pitch dark is scary as hell.

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I just went out to the garage and heard some racket comin from the area around the steering head and assumed it was the wires. On closer inspection I noticed that it was the horn speaker just hangin loose an ratteling around in there. Is there anything I need to be aware of or check on specifically? I just got this thing and already it's one thing after another.

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Is there anything I need to be aware of or check on specifically? I just got this thing and already it's one thing after another.

The day I rode mine home, new from the shop, the top motor mount bolt fell out as I pulled it into my garage. Apparently the factory doesn't understand torque. Also the thread lock they use is pretty worthless. I was kinda discouraged at first but decided to just break it all down and check everything.

I spent the entire afternoon yesterday and tore the bike down to just the engine, suspension and wheels. It's not really that hard plus it gave me a chance to really get to know the new bike like I do one of my YZ's. I tightened everything from the clutch cover bolts to the engine mounts to the plastics. I used red loc-tite where nessesary.

I also re-routed all the vent hoses and wiring because thier engineering in this department left a little to be desired too. They also had hardly a single zip-tie on the bike, now there's dozens. I re-positioned the headlight once it was dark it's right where it should be now.

I took it out last night for a spin with all these changes plus new jetting and fuel settings and couldn't believe the difference. I love this bike now, it definately rocks! :thumbsup:

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