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. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    600 KM 3 day ride around Portugal, damn hard to follow the 450cc with my riding level. But 100km street ride home after last day was way better on the RS :)
  2. Bonus.Shaker

    Bonus.Shaker Adventurer

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    Has anyone replace the stock RS650R side stand to the superdual sidestand? As I have 31inch inseam, I drop the bike twice on the weekend because I couldn't flick the sidestand on uneven ground without tilting the bike way over too far and I couldn't catch it. I feel that the stand is too far forward, so it has a wide arc of travel, so you need to lean the bike more than necessary which is a struggle for short guys like me.
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  3. CapeG650X

    CapeG650X Been here awhile

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    Yep, i have SDX stand on my RS650R. Has a better angle and bend to it and i think it worked much better. I now have Husky forks which has completely changed the stance of the bike and required a base to be attached to the stand.
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  4. inroads

    inroads Go West old man

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    My 701 sidestand does the same thing...very annoying...you have to lean far right to retract the stand cause it travels in an arc not straight back...bad design...
  5. Bonus.Shaker

    Bonus.Shaker Adventurer

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    ok thanks, I've order the SDX stand and I'll give it ago. Hopefully this will fix my issue with the stand.
  6. Bonus.Shaker

    Bonus.Shaker Adventurer

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    Can anyone tell me if I have I maxed out / bottom out my front forks. I know I'm close but I'm not familiar with the FastAce forks so I'm not sure if it is sitting on the fork bush or if there is a little bit of suspension travel left.


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  7. roookie1

    roookie1 Been here awhile

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    If you know the amount of stroke you can measure how much travel you use with a tape measurer..
  8. Bonus.Shaker

    Bonus.Shaker Adventurer

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    I put a zip tie on the fork legs and you can see that there is about 50mm travel left until it hits the bottom. I'm just wondering if I'm at the limits and its hitting the bush or if there is more to go.
    The only way I would know is to disassemble the fork and measure it which I really don't want to do unless the seals are leaking.
  9. ADV67

    ADV67 Alsace rider

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    The TE630 seems to have the same Marzocchi Shiver 45mm forks as the early RS650R. As known the stroke is 50mm longer on the TE630 forks.
    Can one rebuild the RS650R forks to achive the same? What has to be done? Differents springs etc. Anyone done this before?
    TIA
  10. CapeG650X

    CapeG650X Been here awhile

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    They look like the later Fastace 43mm forks (same as Superdual) in that pic. 210mm travel, maybe 220mm? Depends on what you read.
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  11. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    i think they have something internaly that doesnt let them go all stroke. Just try to find some old te250/310/450 marzochi forks :)
  12. Bonus.Shaker

    Bonus.Shaker Adventurer

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    The SDX stand made a huge difference. I don't need to tilt the RS650R to the point of dropping it now just to put the stand on and off the ground.


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  13. Bonus.Shaker

    Bonus.Shaker Adventurer

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    Any aftermarket fuel pump people has used and recommend for the RS650R?
  14. CapeG650X

    CapeG650X Been here awhile

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    I have a cheap ebay pump i keep in my tool kit as a spare. Screenshot_20210616-210455_eBay.jpg
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  15. Bonus.Shaker

    Bonus.Shaker Adventurer

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    the fuel pump should be plug and play?
  16. slicker

    slicker Adventurer Supporter

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    In case you were interested in what is inside the LED tail light. Mine went under water and the light became intermittent. The brake light worked fine. As you can see it has water damage but the real problem was the light wire broke at the solder joint. Easy fix.
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  17. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    So my rs650 has a radiador leak (right radiator) , i am thinking about going the chinese gpi radiators (abit bigger) instead Of reparing. Has anyone fitted those?
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  18. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Yes I have had them on mine for a while now. Couple of small mods to make them fit, but very happy with the result.
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  19. slicker

    slicker Adventurer Supporter

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    Coincidentally I got my left radiator back yesterday from welding. The repairer told me it was terrible aluminium to weld. The brown stuff is high temperature epoxy he puts on after welding and pressure testing.
    It was a 8mm split down the tube. Never been dropped, so I guess it was fatigue or electrolysis. IMG_20210621_140022.jpg IMG_20210704_120914.jpg The split was next to the blue mark above the centre mount.

    I think I'll get Chinese ones even though this repair will probably be fine. Too many failed radiators reported. A recommendation from @innathyzit is good enough for me.
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  20. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    I had my right one repaired first, but it sprung a leak eventually. The rad was pretty bent up though.