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!

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  2. Not for me, no no no

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  1. CapeG650X

    CapeG650X Been here awhile

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    SKF seals (less stiction), and 7.5w oil seems to be the go if you haven't got a suspension guru to work some magic.
  2. ADV67

    ADV67 Alsace rider

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    Thank you all for the good advice! :-)
  3. ADV67

    ADV67 Alsace rider

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    I like Moto-Master brake parts. Had several of their discs and pads on my bikes.
    They seem to have a 270mm oversize kit for the RS650R. 2015/2016 model so with Marzocchi forks.
    Can anyone confirm this fits? Any experience with this kit on the 650?
    Flame floating 270mm kit --> Bike – Moto Master Product Finder (moto-master.com)
  4. CapeG650X

    CapeG650X Been here awhile

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    I think i have sorted the poor fueling between 2-3000rpm with the single pipe conversion i did on the RS650R. Removal of the little end cap on the ebay baffle has all but fixed the problem without adding too much unwanted volume. Also the 130 section Dunlop D606 fits the Superdual rim fine and now i don't have the tyre rubbing on the inside of the Arrow like with a std 140 section tyre. 20210309_153158.jpg 20210309_170626.jpg
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  5. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    I would seriosly try to find a te250 300mm forks and then give them to a guru to rebuild shim stack. It transformed so much my rs650, it went from a OK bike to a damn perfect offroad bike (i think even onroad its better) . I also have a Marzocchi forks fit with the preload "thingy" that doesnt came from factory that i can sell, i am from Portugal (never going back to them after the 300mm forks :) )
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  6. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    like we said TE250 300mm fork, single can with full power map (i can send you the map) and lithium battery and she is nice. cush hub and screen from the dual is also good.
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  7. ADV67

    ADV67 Alsace rider

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    Hmmm, I might better keep my adventurized '18 KTM EXC 450 then. :hmmmmm
    That already has great suspension and is very light. Just not very good on road for the TET connecting bits and return home rides.
  8. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    450 Will always be better offroad , rs650 way better onroad. For Tet i think the RS is a better bike overall
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  9. ADV67

    ADV67 Alsace rider

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    Well I picked her up today! Frame number #000032 :clap

    Got all the documents from the PO, the reference manual, 2 keys, stamped service book by local SWM dealer, original invoicewhen bike was bought new and the conformity certificate from the SWM factory in Biandronno. Bike sits on half worn TKC80's. Front tyre is still the first one!

    Now I will start some minor improvements, change handlebars and gear shifter, might fit lower footpegs, fit a lithium battery and have to hunt down a Seat Concepts.

    Bike will get a good cleaning and a checkup, going to change all fluids too and check all electric connectors and wires.


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  10. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    Niceee , be carefull with the air filter screws, they suck :) Also try to find if a dealer (or someone) has the cable to remap (i can send you the AU map) . Then go single can and lithium bat and you will notice the weight difference (because its high) .
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  11. ADV67

    ADV67 Alsace rider

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    Obrigada! Lithium battery is already on my shelf.
    Is there an Y-pipe existing on the market to convert to single can? Or are these home made conversions? I searched but couldn't find any to buy.
    The stock can runs OK when used as single? I will send you a PM for the AU map, I suppose this is the Arrow map?
  12. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    Sorry for the late reply.
    I could not find easly one so i cut it after the lambda probe and welded an extension to the new can (when MOT comes i will have to probalby buy the oem back :( ) . The map its the arrow yeah, without it single can is way lean.
  13. ADV67

    ADV67 Alsace rider

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    Is the iBeats tune like on the TE630 working on the RS650 ECU?

    So this is my (original) sidestand on my RS650R. What do I cut off to make the stand stay down when I lift/tilt the bike?

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  14. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    I didnt cut mine, "i" (my mechanic) welded a big piece of metal so she stays upright and it works damn well altough its ugly :) ( i can take a pic)

    The ECU used in SWM is ATHENA, you cant use the old methods of the TE630, you need an swm programmer (easy) and a info file for the ECU (hard), better to find a dealer .


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  15. CapeG650X

    CapeG650X Been here awhile

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    Cut the end off this bolt or use a normal bolt. tapatalk_1815614056_320x210.jpg
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  16. ADV67

    ADV67 Alsace rider

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    As known, the AJP PR7 uses the same TE630 engine.
    AJP had problems with breaking oil mesh filters, like several RS650R, AJP even did a recall and upgraded with a new stronger mesh filter in 2020.
    Does somebody know if the new mesh filter fits the SWM 650? It should as the engine is mostly the identical but I am not sure about this.

    Difference in pic below:
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/ajp-pr7.1013515/page-167#post-42139114

    It could be a good idea to prevent problems and change the suspect mesh filters for the new model.
  17. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    Its the same, mine is still ok, the problem was more with the new motors in the SWM Duals and i guess AJP batchs (mine is still old motors and italian parts)
  18. ADV67

    ADV67 Alsace rider

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    Thanks. Mine is also the old Euro3 engine and all italian parts. Frame number #00032 so I have an early one.
    On my next intermediate oil change I'll pull the mesh filters and check for peace of mind.
  19. CapeG650X

    CapeG650X Been here awhile

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    I think it was the right hand side mesh filter (removal of clutch cover required) which was the problem and the subject of recall. 20190901_130403.jpg
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  20. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    yea, its the sucky one to remove, i just change oil alot and check for metal on the oil filter :rofl:D