Saturday, January 11, 2014

Rob’s Husqvarna TE610 Cafe Racer


  Projects that get put on hold for years usually end up never completed.  Luckily, this gorgeous Husqvarna from Rob in the UK actually did get finished.  Here’s the story in his own words…

  This custom Husqvarna TE610 enduro started life as a full Husqvarna TE610 enduro (577cc) but after several years I’d had enough of green laning so I decided to turn it into this machine. I started the build in the summer of 2003 while waiting for my son to be born!

  I got on quite well but then my interest waned somewhat and it sat untouched in the shed for years. Same old story hey? Then in the winter of 2010/2011 I got my interest back and nearly got it completed but interest waned again. I finally finished it in March 2012 after I kicked myself up the butt so to speak!

  The front frame loop is standard as are the yokes and forks (lowered). The rear frame is constructed using mild steel tube and is built around the tank. The seat and shocks (Hagon), the front wheel was relaced with stainless spokes and an 18inch rim. The rear remained standard and the tires are Bridgestone. Self built are the clip-ons, mini fairing, mid section of exhaust, all foot controls, hangers. and tailight/number plate hanger and the radiator is a Husaberg 400 item from an auction site.

  The brakes are standard, front mudguard is Harley, mudguard bracket and stay are shed built. The exhaust is Supertrapp, rear sprocket is custom made (expensive) to change final gearing as much as possible for top speed and finally the sidestand is shed built.

  Basically the whole bike was shed built with stuff and materials I had or sourced like the tank and seat from Unity Equipe. It’s not a show winner and may show some road use scars in photo’s and also some road grime. I’m not into shiny show bikes built by pro’s as these are mostly out of reach by the masses, the bike fly’s along as long as revs are kept high and will do about 120 mph on the tank. Although it’s best suited for back roads and twisty roads and does actually handle well, the bike weighs in at 122 kilos wet and has about 55bhp!

  She’s so well done, and very unique.  That green paint is a choice I would never had made, yet it works perfectly!  Great job!






Source: Cafe Racer, Bobber, Classical, And Custom Motorcycles


Anonymous said...

That is seriously a COOL bike I love it !

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