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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    Mine arrives next week but i have already tested one for a few hours and liked it alot.
    From what i read its the perfect dual sport for relaxed ppl (or the te630 was) and i got a nice deal from the dealer (6k euros)
    I have a 2007 te250 and some spare parts (wheels) and i am hoping i will be able to use them with little effort (to put some more dirt oriented tieres, and leave the oem for road use).
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  2. Dewtwo

    Dewtwo old trail rider! Supporter

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    Keep it coming owners......
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  3. innathyzit

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  4. Blaise W

    Blaise W Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    BlackSP, get a Hammerhead shifter tip. They make one that extends the tip quite a bit. Very nice without the yellow graphics.
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  5. XYooper906

    XYooper906 Been here awhile

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    Sure wish they'd get that 650 available here in the states! Getting kind of frustrated with the wait!
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  6. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    I received mine yesterday :) . Now i have to do the first low rpm 1000km :( ...
    Did lots of back country roads and some forest roads and i like it a lot (its like a more powerfull DRZ with better handling )
    Riding position when standing is low, will need to do something about it...
    Put some cheap polisport handguards but they seam sturdy so i guess i will use them.


    PS - Didn´t know that it came with tubeless rims/tires, the one i tested had knobbies with tubes...
    PS2 - The rims from my 2008 te250 seam to fit the swm without any modifications :) , so i will have an easy swap when doing some more hard offroad stuff (gonna do a lot of sand in a few weeks so will test them ).

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  7. Aotearoawise

    Aotearoawise n00b

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  8. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    One question for other 650r owners. Are oem tires tubeless or tube without rim lock?




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  9. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Mine were tubeless tyres fitted with tubes without rimlocks.
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  10. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Question,

    Setting the bike up for a trip through Australia in a couple of months and need to carry some spares and am having trouble finding info and the dealer I got the bike from doesn't really seem to do after sales service too well.

    Are the brake and clutch levers the same as TE630, or other Brembo equipped bikes?
    Wheel bearings? Same as Husky? anyone got any bearing numbers?
    Brake pads? Same as Husky or are they generic Brembo pads?
    Where is a good source of online parts for TE630s or SWMs?

    Edit, took the yellow stickers off last night. Looking good.

    Any info appreciated. Cheers.
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  11. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    As soon as i have some spare time I will try to use the wheels from my te250 and if they fit I will know the bearing info. Pads I would remove them and go to a Shop and match them to the ones they have (my te250 uses pads made for generic ktms).
    Here you have lots of husky parts http://www.husqyparts.com but i would send and email to swm internacional asking them for contacs to buy parts in your Country)

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  12. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    Some more after work road kms (and a few offroad ones), i will probably in the future try to get a SM wheels (the perfect ones would be from a old te610 with a kush hub :) ) as i am enjoying this bike alot in the twisty roads.
    I am not a very good rider but with this bike i almost touch with the pegs on the corners :) (with my dl650 i wouldn´t try this...)
    The more i do offroad the more i know i wil have to change the front sprocket, when going downhill its a little scary with this factory one..


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  13. betiller

    betiller Been here awhile

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    any ideas out there about USA availability?
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  14. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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  15. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    Old husky new swm husky :).
    Almost at 1000 km , time for first oil change & valve check and and a weekend offroad expedition (lots of sand so will have to change rims with the TE or change tires...)

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  16. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    Painting the protection makes it pretty but not boots and Sand proof (altough in swm defense it was a lot of sand mixed with a lot of rain...). Te250 wheels bolted on without any modifications so right now I have 6 wheels for 2 bikes (7 because I have bought a te610 rear wheel with a cush hub). I will create a new thread for farkles and for the weekend ride. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  18. eakins

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  19. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Maybe they have sold all their engines to AJP and CCM so their is a whole lot of engineless superduals.
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  20. MCVL

    MCVL Been here awhile

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    Hey, just wanted to ask, how is the fork on these?
    It's different from Marzocchi on TE630 and I didn't really feel like other Chinese forks are working properly, so I wonder would you have to replace it to ride a little actively offroad
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