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. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    A little harsh initially, but I mucked around with the settings and okay now. Not dirtbike ok, but way way better than my two previous bikes(klr650, r100gspd)
  2. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    Mine has a marzochi so i guess its the same as the TE630. Its not at the same level has my te250 but i think its as good as my DRZ or better.
    From what i read it can be upgrade cheaply (gold valves, new oil and compression adjusters)
  3. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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  4. Llamaha

    Llamaha Been here awhile

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    Anyone know if this is corked at all? I know the AJP comes in 2 modes, race ready and corked, corked being mid 40s hp and race ready being close to 60hp, whereabouts does the RS650R lie? I am having a lot of trouble deciding between these two motorcycles.
  5. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    50 something, but i guess that a aftermarket exaust will give it more[​IMG]

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  6. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    Another weekend Ride with the 650R, 1000km in 2 days (half offroad, half on-road).

    Created a frankenstein windshield with a madstad and a ninja windshield and i can cruise now at 120km with no problems and lower it when offroading.

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    Now i have to do something about the seat (it sucks ) or buy a airhawk


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  7. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    As the owner of the original Husky TE630, I can tell you that the airbox on the US models was exceedingly restrictive. They had a serpentine insert in there that could easily be removed in a few minutes. That, paired with the "Power up kit" from Husky (O2 sensor eliminator) transformed the bike's HP. Add a slip on and a JD tuner/power commander and you can achieve just shy of 50 hp. Stock is about 38. I'd be surprised if they made any changes that would negate the benefits of these simple mods.
  8. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    Just some info regarding swm stuff.
    - SWM dual has a cush hub so we can now probalby buy a cushhub from them for the rs650.
    - I have "talked" to SWM in Facebook regarding aftermarker slip-ons for the rs650r and they told me "We will sell the Arrow Double Exhaust starting from October.", so good news (if it is well priced at least)
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  9. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    So the word RS650R is being dropped from 2018 line up in favor of SuperDual X.

    I guess many 650R owners are opting for bigger tank, and you need skid plate and engine guards. Add all those and there is not that much difference between 650R and 650X I suppose..
  10. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    I think is natural for swm to do this. It will sell more easly dual sports then endur(ish) machines. Having said that i am glad i bought mine 650r, its lighter (i dont think it needs engine guards or a metal tank), cheaper and probably less restricted (euro 3).

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  11. Syanur

    Syanur Been here awhile

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    R u sure that your bike has tubeless rims ?? It may written "tubeless" on the tire... And probably it will come with tube inside. Do you have tire valve close pic pls ??
  12. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    Old info :(, its tubeless tires (golden tire) with tubes

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  13. vsaltao

    vsaltao Been here awhile

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    But the te250 rims are swapable

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  14. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    Read this on cafe husky:

    So everyone screaming for SD, not just me :)
  15. SnagaHD

    SnagaHD n00b

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    Hello there SWM owners!
    I'm new here and this is my first post :-)

    Here's my ride
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    And with the friends' bikes :D:D:D
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    Had it for 3 months, had some problems when i first bought it (6000 euro), the bike would just turn off in the middle of a ride. Turns out the dealer is an idiot and didn't set the parameters to the ECU. He installed the parameters and now it's fine.
    Other than that, no problems. Will go off road very soon :clap
  16. Syanur

    Syanur Been here awhile

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    Very nice,,, yellows are gone :thumb

    Is SM model on sale around there??

    And for updating ECU, what kind of connection&software did they use ???
  17. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer Supporter

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    Very interesting. What is the difference between the SWM and the TR650? They sure do look a lot alike. Love the bike but the lack of support is always worrisome. Hoping maybe SWM will do some parts and service if they are anyway similar ???

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  18. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Nothing in common with the BMW based TR beyond the basic styling from Husky during that era.
    Its based on the older Husqvarna TE630.
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  19. SnagaHD

    SnagaHD n00b

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    Photos are actually taken when I took the yellows out... Never liked them, made the bike look like a toy :jack

    I don't know about the ECU, I feel like the dealer doesn't know anything about the bike... As far as I've read on the internet, it uses MAYA software, and I don't know about the connection.

    They are no longer making the SM version of this bike, and the SM500 model is 6k euro if I remember well, but they don't have it here.

    I miss the leaning when I drive it, with the 21'' in the front I feel like the bike will escape from me lol.

    Has anyone thought about putting 17'' wheels on it? I asked SWM on facebook and they said that I need to replace the forks and the disc... which means another 1-2k euro on top of it. And I am looking for a cheaper solution, maybe just the wheels...
  20. SnagaHD

    SnagaHD n00b

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    One more thing, does the neutral light flash when you shift from first to second gear?
    Mine doesn't...