New Thumper: SWM Superdual 650

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by tangerine, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. Creechure

    Creechure Adventurer

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    Hit a more adventurous track yesterday, Just thought it would be meandering through the Bush but it ended up being about 5 or 6 back to back 45 degree + climbs and descents. The bike pulled up each of them like a tractor.

    Even managed to get some air off the berms in the track. Suspension was a little soft for that!

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  2. Creechure

    Creechure Adventurer

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    Shortcut through the fire trails didn't go as planned.

    More off road today and the bike holds up fantastically, and is very forgiving. 1200kms in the last 3 days and the only time the bike fell over at the end of today after it was sat on the side stand for 5 mins or so.

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  3. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    Happened on the way to Horug KIMG0091.JPG KIMG0090.JPG
  4. Rotax655

    Rotax655 Aprilia World Meeting

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  5. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    Nope. Just normal riding on public tajik roads.

    From what I can tell there was a defect weld on right side of support and the mount is under-enginered for ADV use in general.
  6. fortrider

    fortrider Been here awhile Supporter

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    Not good to see that photo. Hopefully will get shown to SWM and reengineered.
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  7. Rotax655

    Rotax655 Aprilia World Meeting

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    Did you have a lot of cargo on board while traveling? how many kg or pounds?
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    Syanur Been here awhile

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  9. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    I'm about 65kg and carry ~35kg so 110kg + riding gear not too unreasonable. I did catch a few especially big potholes just because you can't avoid all of them.
  10. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    Soft except for rotopax; ditched top case a while back. Haven't had on scale guessing ~35kg. Bike 2.5mo old just above 12k/20000km.
  11. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    Is that the rear shock top mount?
  12. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    Yes
  13. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    I'll have to keep an eye on it.
    Your riding all up weight is about my body weight alone.
    Have you been in contact with SWM?
  14. cyclopathic

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    I have sent this to factory; just got back to civilization a few hours back. Had been riding along the border with Afghanistan for a couple days now. Good thing it happened where it did would have been worse if it happened in the middle of nowhere.

    Yes check it regularly the ECU is just above it. Mine got nicked but still works. And yes it will be a bitch to get shock out you have to take exhaust apart.
  15. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    Thanks cyclopathic. All the best for getting it repaired. Did they ever find out why your bike was cutting out at high RPM?
  16. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    No I called dealer at Osh (hopefully will get there eventually) and it doesn't sound like they will be helpful. Will have to wait until I get back to Europe which may happen next year.

    Maybe I should get a job as SWM tester..
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  17. Rotax655

    Rotax655 Aprilia World Meeting

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    the rest of the bike in what condition is it? Has the bottom of the run also caused the battery holder to break?
  18. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    damn..... another guy that did a big trip also had a crack there (he reinforced it and was able to finish the trip) . I dont think the te630/rs650 frame is being able to support that type of weight (generelay the subframe breaks on those before you have time to break that part...).
    My rs650 is ok but i never put that type of weight on it (also the bike is ovral alot lighter so less stress on that part)
  19. Creechure

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    Hmmm, makes me re-think treating my bike like an enduro in the fire trails.
  20. cyclopathic

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    Battery/holder is out of the way and won't be affected. It's the ECU which will be in the harms way and the cross bar it's mounted on.
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