Husqvarna TE630

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

  1. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Anyone in So Cal interested in a 630? I'll be putting mine up for sale pretty quick.
    She runs like a top and has all the goodies and more. Just over 300 hours and 8500ish miles.
    PM is best.
  2. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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    Well done on the a pc:clap

    Not sure how the hyde bashplate is held on.I've been running a force one,aussie made.It's held on by one bolt making oil changes a breeze.Locks in place nice too and offers great protection.
  3. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    X1 wish they was something similar in the USA ..
  4. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    I haven't been through this thread, so it may have been covered before, but would the 630 handle a 40 mile daily commute, so it could earn it's living between adventure rides?

    I guess what I am asking is, can the engine handle high mileage and is it relatively easy to service?
  5. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I think you would be better off with a sacrificial commuter. The 630 would hang in there, but ultimately parts availability on normal wear items will become an issue.
    It's an irreplaceable bike in some ways. Don't waste it on a commute.
  6. The Letter J

    The Letter J Long timer

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    The dealer is still waiting (~3 months now) on a couple BS little parts to get my buddy's 630 engine back together!:cry On a similar note, I ordered a lot of internal engine parts ($1600+!) for a TE250 that I am working on and they will be here Monday, so all hope is not lost with Husky parts.
  7. jtemple

    jtemple Been here awhile

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    Exactly why I bought a second bike. New cam chain every year and who knows how frequent top end rebuilds were not something I was looking forward to.

    I have never had a parts availability issue, maybe I've just been lucky.
  8. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    I see, thanks for the response. I guess the rotax version would be a better option. I'll keep using the R80GS until I can afford a dedicated enduro bike. At least I can get all the parts within a few days and it's easy to work on, just not as easy to pick up.
  9. rickcj7

    rickcj7 Been here awhile

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    Wow, really afraid to ride the 630! I'll be disappointed if I can't get
    as many miles as a KLR if ridden the same.
  10. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    If I rode a KLR like I ride my TE630 I'd be lucky to have it stay in one piece for the first day ride let alone not put me in the ER.

    New cam chain every year???? That's 10,000 miles a year. My new gear set chain costs more than the cam chain and that was only good for 5000 miles which would be required regardless of the manufacture bike when used in offroad elements.
  11. jtemple

    jtemple Been here awhile

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    My commute is 90 miles/day, with an average speed of 75 mph. That's 450 miles per week just going to work. The riding season is about 8 months of the year. That's roughly 32 weeks. 450*32 = 14,400 miles a year, just going to work and back home.

    It's not that cam chains and top end rebuilds are beyond my ability. The fact is, I don't have time for that. I rather just ride.
  12. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    JT. Obviously your commuting mileage is a factor. I'd never use my TE630 to commute that distance either.. What did you pick up for your second bike?

    Any bike you are tacking on 15K a year will definitely show the reliability factor even if it is limited to pavement. I've found with my FJR that tire replacement at 9K is $350 exclusive of oil changes and standard maintenance all of which adds up to more than a typical new auto operational cost but worth the price for those that like to experience life on two wheels.
  13. onetravdown

    onetravdown I can't ride where?

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    Didn't realize I bought such a delicate machine. Guess ill just keep it on the stand in the garage.
  14. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    It's more about having the right tool for the job. The reliability has been better than I had predicted with my 630, but for more than one reason wouldn't consider the bike a good regular commuter.
  15. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    In your case you need something other than a Husky.
  16. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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    My te is used for commuting as well as adv style rides and single track type stuff.I get all the extra maintenance wear and tear comments.My commute is only 45km[27miles]. Rear tyres go quick .I drop the oil twice as often as recommended. I do rotate between 2 bikes as km creep up on the te.It's difficult to get on the other bike as the te is so much fun to ride.I am willing to take a punt and see how this thing goes as dual purpose bike.
  17. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Well maintained (clean oil/air filter and quality fuel), I predict 30K for a top end refreshing.

    A sleeve, piston, rings and valve job is a small price to pay for a bike of this caliber considering many acquired the bike for a $6K admission.
  18. jtemple

    jtemple Been here awhile

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  19. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    I commute on this:

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    It has been retired from anything but gravel roads now. But at 183000km the mileage is getting up there. That's why I am slowly looking for a replacement. It is more expensive to run than a car, even doing my own service. However, it does save me at least an hour in traffic each day.
  20. onetravdown

    onetravdown I can't ride where?

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    Since this is about the slowest thread in thumpers and we're all apparently happy with our 630's and out riding, how about everyone just start posting pics/videos of where you've taken your 630? :deal