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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  2. Rotax655

    Rotax655 Aprilia World Meeting

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    [QUOTE = "vico, post: 33727102, membro: 403241"] Windschield - 139 EUR
    Portapacchi posteriore - 180 EUR
    Piatto da bascula - 126 EUR
    Protezioni per le mani - 80 EUR
    Specchi pieghevoli - 0 EUR (preso dal rivenditore Beta):)

    Hi
    Is your bash plate that of TE630?
    Where did you buy it?
  3. dengstedt

    dengstedt Adventurer

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    Hey Guys this is my swm rs 650. I like it alot. I just found this connector the other day when i was mocking around and installing a USB charger to the bike. Do any of you guys know what it is?

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  4. Rotax655

    Rotax655 Aprilia World Meeting

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    it should be the fall sensor connector. probably if you open the contact the bike does not start
  5. dengstedt

    dengstedt Adventurer

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    Is that the same thing as the roll over sensor because i thought that was the little thing up top left on the picture (barely visible). I will try to open the contact and see if it doesn't start. Thank you
  6. Rotax655

    Rotax655 Aprilia World Meeting

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    probably then I was wrong. what color are the cables?
  7. Rotax655

    Rotax655 Aprilia World Meeting

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    could this "map switch" be? The Te630 does not have this connector. Map switch_37.jpg
  8. dengstedt

    dengstedt Adventurer

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    The cables are black and yellow so it could be possible that it is the "map switch" as on the diagram. Then my next question is, is it something i can use?
  9. Rotax655

    Rotax655 Aprilia World Meeting

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    now that we understand what it is we need to understand how it works good question yours
  10. dengstedt

    dengstedt Adventurer

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    Yep and information about the swm rs 650 is not that easy to come by, specially hear in sweden as i dont think they have brought in the bike yet. i bought mine in germany.
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    the rs300 and rs500 versions have a similar connector
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    it is necessary to investigate .....
  14. dengstedt

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    So what i can understand from ebay, so "on" is factory setting from SWM and "off" is if you have arrow exhuast installed? can that be correct or did i missunderstand it?
  15. lee.s.fielding

    lee.s.fielding Scared... But willing to try!

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    The fall/roll-over sensor is a little black device with a clear "UP" text and arrow symbol on the top.

    Can't see it in the picture.

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  16. BigDiggity

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    Has anyone owned an SWM RS650R for more than a year??

    I'm extremely interested to hear about their
    reliability as I am really considering buying one in the next few weeks!

    Any longer term reports, or relatively
    high mileage reports? Any Issues??

    Thanks
  17. dengstedt

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    So i unplugged the little connector and it started fine. We have a lot of snow now so I couldn’t go for a ride and se if there were any change in character of the bike


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  19. dengstedt

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    yep the connection looks like it would fit, the question now is what the "arrow map" means. as soon as the snow and ice melts i will try thou
  20. lee.s.fielding

    lee.s.fielding Scared... But willing to try!

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    Both my friend and I have been with the RS650R for a little more than a year now. And wouldn't give it up for any other model out there!

    No real problems as such, but did experience some unfortunate issues on our last ADV trip:
    - rear frame bolts sheered
    - leaking radiator half
    - camshaft bearing

    My friend had nothing!

    Sheered bolts were my fault for not checking more often. It actually stemmed from the main upper bolt being loose and that then allowed the vibrations to transfer to the smaller M8 lower bolts. They were removed and replacement bolts fitted.

    Radiator is just one of those things when a stone has its way. We did a roadside reparation by bridged half the radiator with a hose tube until we found a dealer (back home).

    Camshaft bearing... Well this is one of those 1 in a million. We could repair it along the way with the help of many around - and in doing so have great stories.

    Now considering the fact that the trip was over 5000 km with 80% off road - 20% extremely hard goings, I'm very happy with the bike.
    We were 3 guys (2x RS650R + 1x Triumph Tiger 800) on a 4 weeks on the road in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan - rode the Wahkan valley and Bartang valley, and many "you can't do that... It's a donkey pass" as the locals said. This bike was the perfect ADV bike. Light, low down grunt (power), good ground clearance, and EASILY maintainable!

    We met others on big named bikes - KTM, BMW, HONDA - who were stranded due to more catastrophic issues... Drive shaft snapping, gearbox output drive snapping, main frame cracking! Having to wait weeks for parts to be delivered.
    Our friends Tiger made the trip - but it's been written off now due to the collection of 'remodeling' he encountered on the trip. He's bought an XT600 now and is doing it up.

    Modifications I did:
    - Safari Fuel tank
    - Husky back rack
    - Alu hand guards
    - B&B bash plate
    - Seat Concept
    - LED rear indicators[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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