Husqvarna TE630

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Tagati, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Blaise W

    Blaise W Been here awhile

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    Salida is a great little town and I've been there a handfull of times now. 'Always look forward to going back and think about staying. I wish they had a good RV park there so I could take my travel trailer and stay a few months.
  2. SQD8R

    SQD8R Eat squids and be merry

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    That looks excellent. Love the decals. :clap
  3. SQD8R

    SQD8R Eat squids and be merry

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    :lol3

    Yeah never had the warranty issue TBH but the network is pretty nonexistant. Best to go to the states for parts imo.
  4. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    A few questions for you guys. How many years did they make the 630 for? Any chance any of you guys ever owned xr650l? That's what I have rt now. I was riding with a large group this past weekend. One of the guys happen to have a very nice looking and farkled 630. I wonder if my xr650l is to similar to the 630?
  5. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Hi Ben. That was Dave Picono(sp?) last weekend. I saw you mention you didn't want to try out anyone's bike. If I had mine there I would have insisted. Johngil has one too.

    They are more similar than different, but the husky is much more technologically advanced. In automobiles, it would be like a ford 4x4 vs. a porsche cayenne, or a Xterra vs a wrangler. The Husky is about fity pounds lighter and about fifty percent more power. Suspension is 20 years newer in technological development.

    The 610 has been around for a number of years, the 630 the final culmination of all development of that model before BMW took over. It's the last of the old guard Italian mills that came from Husqvarna. The new one has a BMW motor.

    They were built from 2010 into 2011 for the 2011 model year. It became impossible to make the husky motor meet epa regs here and abroad. The rotax clone is a much leaner and cleaner burning motor. Unfortunately they bloated it another 40lbs and shortened the suspension almost in half for the TR650. Needless to say it is a hobbled iteration of the TE630, actually becoming a whole new genre of dualsport motorcycle. It's more like the Sertao, and less like the 630.

    You really need to check one out further and ride one if you have interest in replacing your honda. IMHO the 'L' model was never a serious contender for competent offroad, unlike the 'R' model. They were really quite different as designed, with the R being much more capable.
  6. pinocono

    pinocono Fucking Pirate

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    Hey Ben, I wish you would have asked, I would have been more than happy to let you take the Husky for a spin. Browneye's, mine and a few more 630's will be at the noob rally in Death Valley, you can hop on mine there.

    It appears the Tri-County Powersports up in Moorpark has a used one for sale:
    http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2011-Husqvarna-TE630-107183518
  7. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    That's the best looking Safari tanked 630 I've ever seen. You, sir, are a sticker magician. :thumb
  8. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB lucky dog

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    Thank you.

    I didn't want my riding buddies making fun of the beluga whale. My riding gives them enough to make fun of. :lol3




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  9. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Ben, my bike is always available for a test ride.
    It will also be up for sale after Death Valley in March.
    Price will be fair, but I'm not giving it away either.
  10. Jordansdad

    Jordansdad Jordansdad

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    Dynobob, where did you get those stickers, and how are they doing on the Safari?
  11. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB lucky dog

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    11" stickers from ebay, 2 for $10. http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Husqvarn...Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item256b640278

    "630" decals from DIY Lettering. http://doityourselflettering.com/create/?LoadDesign=425628&Conf=222698 On right side of tank...

    I did this style on left side. http://doityourselflettering.com/create/?LoadDesign=429781&Conf=429782 You would also need to make a mirror image of that one for other side. http://doityourselflettering.com/create/?LoadDesign=429781&Conf=429781

    Still trying to decide which "630" I like better.

    Only been on bike for a week so can't say how long they'll stick but they are very stuck right now.. I cleaned the tank w/ windex and brake cleaner. Also heated tank and stickers w/ hair dryer during install. You have to heat the stickers to get them to lay into the contours. I didn't look but I'm sure there are all kind of vinyl wrap tutorials on youtube.




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  12. Rus

    Rus Been here awhile

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    Hi John,

    Are you selling it to buy a replacement bike? If so why and what new bike are you looking at?

    Thanks,
    Rus
  13. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    500 KTM if the budget allows.
  14. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Has anyone been able to determine what was added to the TE630 45mm front fork to shorten the total range of compression and ride height from the TE610? My assumption is that there is a spacer somewhere in the 630 fork that is not in the 610.

    Here are links to the shop manuals with a schematic of the 45MM forks and I can not determine where there is a difference..


    610 fork
    http://www.halls-cycles.com/images/PDF/Husqvarna .PDFs/2007/2007 TE SM 610.pdf

    630 fork
    http://www.halls-cycles.com/images/PDF/Husqvarna .PDFs/2011/TE-SM 630 MY11.pdf



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  15. Rus

    Rus Been here awhile

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    Good choice.
  16. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Looked at one today...dayammm they are nice. If I could afford one and keep the TE I would do that. I just really like using mine as a dualsport though.

    Out to Chapparals to pickup a Michelin Desert front. They are getting very difficult to find online, backordered everywhere. Chappy's had two of them, $95. Nice aggressive knobby - gonna give it a try out. Getting ready for Death Valley Rally.

    :freaky
  17. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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    i have shortened conventional forks by placing a spacer on the damper tube .It pulls the damper/topout spring down.Without pulling a set of 630 forks apart it would have to on the damper or a shorter damper tube is used on the 630
  18. GENERATORSHOVEL

    GENERATORSHOVEL Adventurer

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    I haven't been on here for about a year. Had to check out some of the 650 talk. I have to say that I am glad that I bought the 630 when I did.
  19. Thumperama

    Thumperama We are the 'Berg - Resistance is futile

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    Looks like the Flint hills?

  20. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Looking for 7th gear...

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    Yep, just south of Rocky Ford crossing near Neal Kansas, the terrain may not be the most challenging but the great thing about the Flint Hills there's always a road you haven't been down yet! :ricky
    And how about that "custom" rear rack that mounts to the stock hand holds, if I do say so myself.