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    2007 TE610 with electrical problem - deal ?

    I am looking at a 2007 Husqvarna TE610 that someone is selling close to me for $2800 because it has an electrical problem. There are 2 other TE610's in my area selling for $4500 and $5500. This was the last year with a carb. It starts and runs, but blows the main accesory fuse every time. The current owner has replaced the stator and rotor, plus stripped the bike to the frame and looked for pinched wires and stripped wire insulation. What do you think about this deal?

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    Honest always, feared often Micah / AF1 Racing's Avatar
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    How much is a harness and can you self install with confidence? Should answer worst case scenario question. Obviously it has a short to ground on at least one wire...
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    I am comfortable going over the bike looking for a ground / short myself, and replacing the wiring harness if it comes to that. Still snow on the ground here for another 2-3 weeks anyway! I enjoy projects like this, but poor parts availability can make them less fun. I performed a quick web search, and I am a little nervous about parts availability because it looks like 2007 was an awkward year for this bike. Newer body style and parts in 2006, but they switched to EFI in the 2008 model year so it looks like some parts such as the ECU and other electrical components were specific to these 2 model years only. Sounds like the previous owner went through the bike pretty carefully himself, and he says that Husqvarna is no longer making replacement wiring harnesses for this particular bike. I made a quick search on the web including a few parts dealers and Husky forums, and was not able to find one. Don't know what the likelihood of an ebay find is, but there weren't any up yesterday afternoon. Blue Book on the bike is @ $2,900 according to NADA, but I never see them selling for less than @ $4500 on craigslist in my area. Looking for a few opinions regarding what this problem should be worth in terms of price reduction?

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    Have you called a dealer to see IF a harness is available and how much it is? I personally would not buy a used harness, all you get are someone else problems. If harness is not available you will have to split open and chase each and every wire which while free is frustrating and time consuming. If no harness is available then I see it as a $1k bike since it is a total gamble.
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    Thanks for sharing your opinion Micah. Your experience means a lot. Pulling the existing harness assembly apart and chasing each wire myself is more than I am willing to take on. I spoke to a dealer locally that says he can get a new OEM harness assembly for @ $450. I am thinking about offering something like $2000 with this in mind. Do you think that is too much?

    Never really considered a Husqvarna before this but I think it would be fun to give it a try. I have ridden KLR650's and this sounds like a lot more bike. Might be developing blinders now that I have been thinking about it for a few days. I am not confident in price = value because of the rift between NADA and regional asking prices.
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    NADA is closer to the reality at least here in Texas at this time. I would shoot lower, maybe $1500. I mean how many serious offers can this guy really be getting in light of circumstances?
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    After a few conversations about the problem and price, I did not hear back from the seller for a week. Did some more reading and I bought a 2012 WR250 instead. I am picking it up tomorrow!

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    Good call, the 610 would have been a quick and easy fix for me most likely, but I do this sort of shit for a living. The Yamaha will treat you nicely I hope!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah / AF1 Racing View Post
    Good call, the 610 would have been a quick and easy fix for me most likely, but I do this sort of shit for a living. The Yamaha will treat you nicely I hope!
    I think he found another Husky.
    07 Tuono

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    I hear "WR" and think Yamaha...
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    Yes - Yamaha WR250R. Still over 12in of snow on the ground here, and it was 10 degrees F this morning, so not very hospitable for riding yet. A brief spin through the snow in the back yard is all I have done so far.

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    Oh, I was thinking this:
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    07 Tuono

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan M View Post
    Oh, I was thinking this:
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    250 WR ( "Wide Ratio")

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