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Old 01-16-2013, 11:08 AM   #3466
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You had yours up for sale....what happened on that? One of my local riding buddies was looking at it here.

And yes, I still love mine. I've had a chance to actually ride it like a dirtbike this season, and it's do-able but pretty heavy. Front suspension bottoms, needs work. Other than that it runs like a swiss watch. Doing prep for this year's Death Valley nOOB rALLy, 200 ADV'rs signed up for this one. Gonna be a blast.

I put about 4K miles on the front Scorpion Rally and it got worn enough that it was starting to feel squirelly on road so I put the Karoo2 spare I had on. It's great on road but not nearly the bite off. I think I'm going to try a Mich desert racing, install my third new T63 on the back.

Recently did an oil change, about a thousand miles, not too dirty, screens were all clean. Got a quarter turn on the right side subframe bolt, the one behind the brake switch - what a PITA that is. And got about an eighth turn on the rear sprocket nuts. Probably should remove those and red locktite them. All of the bolts for the skid and engine guards were loose. Got a eighth turn on the top bolt for the sub. Reinforce plates seem to have done the job, no wear, cracks, loosening, nada.

When tires get changed or it gets up on a lift, I check spoke tension by the tap method. There are always a few thuds that need tightening.

Steering head bearings were disassembled awhile back, completely loaded with dirt and debris. Cleaned it up and regreased. One of the bearing races has a very slight catch at center. At some point I'm going to want to replace them. If I run them loose enough to not feel the catch then I get the front end wobble over about 65mph. If I tighten them up I lose the wobble but get a very slight centering catch. It's almost like it was designed that way. If you haven't serviced your stemhead bearings, DO IT SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. There's a hole in the stem tube, presumably from an alternate model that used a steering lock pin and dirt gets into the bearing cavity through it.

Otherwise the bike has been flawless. Couldn't ask for a better dualsport motorbike.

Mine were done under warranty.
The shop placed grease inside the tube where the slot is, maybe to catch the crap before it enters the hole.
After that went to the local rubber store and grabbed a couple of rubber plugs , one in the top and one in the bottom of the stem.Racking up the km's to see if if doesn't happen again.

Yep still LUVIN the 630
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:54 PM   #3467
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Warranty, Pffft! Us Canadians don't get no stinkin' warranty. Our dealers don't even submit anything to Husky/BMW. Waiting since April for some word on replacing my guages. Probably SOL. Love the bike but the dealer/distributor support sucks.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:40 PM   #3468
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Did some preventative maintenance.

Mighta scorched the bench...it'll buff out!
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:54 PM   #3469
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Did some preventative maintenance.

Mighta scorched the bench...it'll buff out!
That's not preventative.......it's a MUST DO!!!!!!

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Old 01-18-2013, 03:32 PM   #3470
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My Husky TE630 is for sale...

It's in the Flea Market forum. 2011. 698 miles on it. Practically new. Check it out.

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:23 PM   #3471
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Tslewisz, wash your new aluminum with white vinegar, spray it with self etching black primer, then top coat with semi-gloss black. It will look factory!

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Old 01-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #3472
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Tslewisz, wash your new aluminum with white veniger, spray it with self etching black primer, then top coat with semi-gloss black. It will look factory!
Thanks for the tip.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:02 PM   #3473
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When I was putting the subframe back on today, I noticed that I couldn't get the crankcase vent to reach its home in the airbox. I needed a hose several inches longer. WTF? I couldn't see where routing would make any difference...I don't think it was EVER in its home. Anybody else see this? Maybe I'm just an idiot.

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Old 01-20-2013, 03:31 PM   #3474
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Anybody else see this?
I never disconnected my airbox from the hose; just pulled it forward and tied it off so the hose had a nice smooth curve. Unless you cleaned the airbox you should be able to tell from the outside if the hose was connected. If not look inside. You should be able to see residue around the connector. Routing should be dead simple so 'can't help there.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:57 PM   #3475
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Routing should be dead simple...
Yeah, that's the thing. (sigh) It's right now, at least.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:35 PM   #3476
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Mine did that when I tore it apart to replace the clutch spring cups and cam chain. I just figured the rubber shriveled up because I had it torn apart for so long.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:35 PM   #3477
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Mine did that when I tore it apart to replace the clutch spring cups and cam chain. I just figured the rubber shriveled up because I had it torn apart for so long.
You nailed it. Some plastics/rubber compounds are bad about shrinking as they age. Next time mine is off I will see about using a different kind of hose.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:16 AM   #3478
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You nailed it. Some plastics/rubber compounds are bad about shrinking as they age. Next time mine is off I will see about using a different kind of hose.
You can probably use some kind of heater hose.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:39 PM   #3479
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You can probably use some kind of heater hose.
That's what I used. The OEM hose had a spring in it to prevent collapsing in the turn to the front so I transferred that over, too.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:34 PM   #3480
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A pic from a great ride on a warm January Day in Kansas....it's almost Dual Sport heaven

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