New Thumper: SWM Superdual 650

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

  1. jumper12

    jumper12 n00b Supporter

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    Where is the neutral safety switch located? My manual does not show it in the electrical components section.
    I'm guessing that the switch on the clutch lever is involved.
  2. Rotax655

    Rotax655 Aprilia World Meeting

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    check this part number. the neutral gear signal comes from 8000A6751
  3. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    Follow the link in post by Mr Moose below, the answer is likely there.

  4. dready bear

    dready bear Been here awhile

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    Hi all.

    After a wee bit of advice.
    Im over in New Zealand (where bikes tend to cost more sadly) and I've been offered a brand new (2019) SuperDual T with $2000 off, so $11,000 nzd, $7600 usd, £5500. With all the panniers etc from the dealer.
    I've previously done 120,000km round the world on my custom f650 Dakar but sadly I dont have it in NZ.

    Anyway,
    1- how reliable are the SD's?
    2- I will want to fit 21/18 as I do offroad as much as possible, can I just fit husky wheels?
    3- what are the top offroad and road mods I can do
    4- any preventive measures I could do for reliability etc
    5- best weight savings mods.
    6- any exhausts that fit or single can setup
    7- should I just buy the Tenere 700 :shog

    Thanks
    P.s my modified BMW FB_IMG_1584769519416.jpg
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  5. Newton_McMarv

    Newton_McMarv Adventurer

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  6. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    This is a picture I took of one of the head stem bearing. Not sure if its top or bottom though.

    [​IMG]
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  7. Rotax655

    Rotax655 Aprilia World Meeting

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  8. DavAmb

    DavAmb Been here awhile

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    The blokey article backdrop looks a bit sus...
  9. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    That's a picture and article about me. :-)
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  10. DavAmb

    DavAmb Been here awhile

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    Ah! That's why it looked familiar!
  11. Hallbag

    Hallbag n00b

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    I have a 2018 Superdual T, and it has the 43mm Fastace forks.
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  12. MotoSly

    MotoSly Been here awhile

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    just buy a T7.... the SD has allot of problems when it comes to reliability... + parts for the T7 are so much easier to find.
  13. Victorspecial

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    I'm struggling with removing the rear wheel. The manual says it just drops out but that is not my experience. The brake caliper is in the way and I can't see how to remove it with the wheel in there. Any advice? Many thanks.
  14. Victorspecial

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    Ok, I wish I'd tried one more time before posting. Feeling stupid:shog
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  15. Daza750

    Daza750 n00b

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    Thought I would post an update to this saga. SWM told the workshop that they could not supply an engine and they would have to order all the parts separately and build it themselves, seriously! It ended up being a seized crankshaft. After 4 1/2 months the shop managed to convince SWM to supply a complete motor from the factory. Yes that right, the bike has been in the workshop for 4 1/2 months. And better yet, expected delivery of the new engine is early December. That will be 7 1/2 months in the workshop by then. Now starting down the complaints process to try and get a refund.
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  16. MotoSly

    MotoSly Been here awhile

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    i had to get a new engine at 18000km..... bike also was in the shop for 3 months. SWM is just a no go anymore if you want reliable bike and service...
  17. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    Does anyone know why their engines failed?

    @Victorspecial How did you end up getting the wheel out? I let the air out of the tube and the wheel comes straight out.
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  18. MotoSly

    MotoSly Been here awhile

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    The oil mesh filter exploded inside the case.. leaving nothing but pieces of metal inside the case.
    Got a brand new engine after 3 months of going back and forward between dealer and SWM for waranty etc... And the new engine also had those half ass oil mesh filters inside it.
  19. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    Thanks MotoSly.
    Has anyone checked their clutch basket? Dealer said they have not had any issues.
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  20. AMGrrr

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    Hey guys. Have a bit of an issue with my Sup Dual X after it was sitting for a while. Went for about 7 months without starting it. After that it was very difficult to start. Clearly off fuel so drained the tank and put fresh fuel i with injector cleaner.

    Have used a tank of fuel with injector cleaner in it and still have cold starting issues. Have also disconnected the battery for a few hours but that made no change.

    On a cold start I'll hold down the starter and it'll crank over sort of slowly and won't start (battery in good condition amd on a Ctek battery temder). I'll have to hit the kill switch on amd off to reprime the fuel punp amd try again. Sometimes I need to do this 20 times before it starts. Sometimes it turns over like it's starting, then dies. Takes ages to start.

    Hot starts are instant, like cold starts used to be before the off fuel.

    Any tips?

    Cheers