The SWM RS650R It's finally here owners thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by blackSP, Jan 29, 2016.

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Huh, what, SWM 650 Enduro?

  1. Yes, I want one of those, 630 lives!

    137 vote(s)
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  2. Not for me, no no no

    25 vote(s)
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  1. AG421

    AG421 Scared... But willing!

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    Being out there on the trails - where you local dealer is a million miles away and 'things' happen - is where you learn the most! You have it :-)
    Both man and machine...


    On this engine it's very easy. Things are easy accessible - design is simple.
    Once you start going a step deeper each time, it becomes so rewarding and builds your confidence.

    Mainstream - I think of Triumph Tigers 800/1200, BMW 800/1200, KTM 690/990...

    Sure - due to the simple fact that the design is 'light weight' - meaning, parts will wear quicker, bearings, filter change, single cylinder. Fact is the RS is not so robust as a heavy weight.
    But I don't want to do a desert or river crossing on a 300+ kg bike and that with complicated mechanics.
    It's all about compromising.

    I wanted something light - time proven (husky motor), quality components (brembo, ZF suspension...), built in a quality environment (husky/BMW production plant)

    OK - built by Italians, but as I have said, I've met riders on BMW sitting around in a hotel for weeks while waiting for a drive shaft to arrive - KTM waiting for a fuel pump and crankcase drive shaft - CCM waiting for an alternator...

    Im VERY happy with the SWM.

    The best way to find out is
    - do it!
    - pack the bags!
    - ride that trail!
    - have a challenge!
    - make memories...


    Video below is when the camshaft bearing was fixed and reinstalled. It's THAT MOMENT when you turn the key and the heart starts again that gives you soooooo much reward...
    And stories to tell!




    ~~~ Save the pork pies for later, get the sausage rolls while they're hot ~~~
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  2. AG421

    AG421 Scared... But willing!

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    TKC80...
    I do believe that those are what my fellow SWM rider has. He did have one puncture - early in the morning at 4000 meters!
    COLD and hard work.
    Photos below of tyres... Please let me know if I'm wrong.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    ~~~ Save the pork pies for later, get the sausage rolls while they're hot ~~~
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  3. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    Similar but no they don't look like TKC80:
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  4. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Looks like an MT-21
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  5. AG421

    AG421 Scared... But willing!

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    Candidate has 100 points!

    Indeed my friend says he has the Pirelli MT-21's fitted.

    I know he's very happy with them. Although on our trip they were basically worn down by the end.

    I believe that they give off to much vibration - especially in the front.

    ~~~ Save the pork pies for later, get the sausage rolls while they're hot ~~~
  6. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    You know you need to drop that... makes me hungry every time I see it!
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  7. AG421

    AG421 Scared... But willing!

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    I tell ya... That something I miss here in Switzerland!

    No real pork pies - and their sausage rolls are too healthy!

    :-(
    I miss a good compact English steaming hot sausage roll...

    Oh well - will be back over again in........ 15 days!
    Yeah!


    ~~~ Save the pork pies for later, get the sausage rolls while they're hot ~~~
  8. Rotax655

    Rotax655 Aprilia World Meeting

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    View attachment 1054870 IMG-20171213-WA0020.jpg IMG-20171213-WA0012.jpg IMG-20171213-WA0005.jpg 20171215_183314.jpg my friend nicola has recently purchased a new RS650R. It is very beautiful with these new colors He too under the saddle has the connector to change the maps. Soon here more photos
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  9. dengstedt

    dengstedt Adventurer

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    Nice. The new colors look great. Way better then the previous one with the yellow.
    Please let me know if he can feel any difference with the connector plugged or unplugged. Because of the wether i haven't been able to try for myself yet
  10. Rotax655

    Rotax655 Aprilia World Meeting

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    [QUOTE = "dengstedt, post: 33896909, membro: 400193"] Bello. I nuovi colori sembrano grandi. Molto meglio del precedente con il giallo.
    Per favore fatemi sapere se può sentire qualche differenza con il connettore collegato o scollegato. A causa di ciò che non sono ancora riuscito a provare da solo [/ QUOTE]
    Work in progress


    It is a pleasure to share with you all the experiences on the three models RS650R SUPERDUAL TE630
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  11. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    I wonder if a merge of the RS650R SUPERDUAL TE630 threads could be considered, to avoid duplications to say the least.... what do you think?
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  12. Rotax655

    Rotax655 Aprilia World Meeting

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    It might be a good idea but I'm not able to put 3 tread together you need a forum administrator. mine is just a single opinion
  13. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    Yes of course we'd need other opinions and then ask to Admin
  14. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    So is it an Euro4 or a an Euro3 with new graphics?
  15. Rotax655

    Rotax655 Aprilia World Meeting

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    It's Euro 3
    RS650R
    EURO 4
    I do not think they were produced
  16. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    Yes SWM saved money and only certified SD. The moment they decided to produce -X RS650 was doomed.

    Perhaps there's an issue with locating Euro4 plumbing on RS too
  17. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Today. Leatham Valley. Marlborough NZ.

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  18. Bounder

    Bounder Typing...

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    Looks dry, good riding around Marlborough?
  19. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Very dry, drought conditions at present but still a few good river crossings today.

    There is very good riding in the Marlborough/Nelson area. Its the top of the South Island. Check this link out. https://www.remotemoto.com/
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  20. Bounder

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    I was born in Picton, never rode a bike there though, only NI riding for me around Wellington.
    My Mum lives in Ngakuta bay QCD.
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