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Old 08-17-2011, 10:11 AM   #1531
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How are people dealing with the vibrations of this bike on long rides? I did a 45 minute highway stint last night and when I got off I couldn't feel my ass or my hands and my upper body just generally felt like someone beat me up. Last bike was a WR250R and while the engine was revving a lot at 75 it was very smooth. The TE is just loping along at that speed but man, you really know it is a single.
Check the upper motor mounts carefully. When they go loose, and the do go loose often, the motor shakes like a paint shaker.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:18 AM   #1532
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Check the upper motor mounts carefully. When they go loose, and the do go loose often, the motor shakes like a paint shaker.
The old "Torque Wrench Walkaround" -- good thing to do on a boring evening at home or a rainy Saturday afternoon.

I've used this routine to teach my boys about bolts and wrenches and stuff. They take turns -- one calling out torque specs and the other working the wrench. The BMW boxer bikes I've had always had loose bolts somewhere.

BTW -- to do this on a regular basis, set the wrench a few pounds below each specific setting. Hitting a bolt repeatedly with the proper torque setting will over-tighten it. If you find a loose one, then set the wrench properly for that bolt.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:54 AM   #1533
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The old "Torque Wrench Walkaround" -- good thing to do on a boring evening at home or a rainy Saturday afternoon.

I've used this routine to teach my boys about bolts and wrenches and stuff. They take turns -- one calling out torque specs and the other working the wrench. The BMW boxer bikes I've had always had loose bolts somewhere.

BTW -- to do this on a regular basis, set the wrench a few pounds below each specific setting. Hitting a bolt repeatedly with the proper torque setting will over-tighten it. If you find a loose one, then set the wrench properly for that bolt.
Unfortunately the mounts on the 610 and 630 that rattle loose for SOME people aren't quite as easy as a 'walk around". The tank has to come off... Mine has been loose ONCE the half a dozen or so times I've had the tank off the 610 in about 14,000 miles...
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:21 AM   #1534
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How are people dealing with the vibrations of this bike on long rides? I did a 45 minute highway stint last night and when I got off I couldn't feel my ass or my hands and my upper body just generally felt like someone beat me up. Last bike was a WR250R and while the engine was revving a lot at 75 it was very smooth. The TE is just loping along at that speed but man, you really know it is a single.

My friend I ride with allready opted for the Seat Concepts saddle on his TE630. We rode 475 miles two weekends ago and during the ride I swapped saddles with him. I almost thought that the tires were not even hitting the ground after riding with the aftermarket seat. I felt like I lost all that road feel that is very notiable with the stock seat. Since It was so plush and smooth I immediatly ordered one the moment I arrived home. He wanted his aftermarket saddle back after only 15 miles.

I suspect the little WR250 has a relatively soft factory seat which contributes to the smooth feeling that the harder more stiff TE630 seat does not provide. Purchase a nice Seat Concepts saddle and ride 500 mile days no problem.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:21 AM   #1535
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Speaking of all this...has anybody tried the Tubliss system? I'm thinking of springing for that when I have my first dirt tire replacement due.
I have the Tubliss installed on the front tire of my 610. Seems fine so far, but it is difficult to balance. The rimlock that they introduce weighs something like 5 ounces. I get a pretty vigorous head shake at 65 or so which was not there prior to the Tubliss. Haven't yet caught a flat with it so I can't comment on how easy to work with it is.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:12 PM   #1536
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My friend I ride with allready opted for the Seat Concepts saddle on his TE630. We rode 475 miles two weekends ago and during the ride I swapped saddles with him. I almost thought that the tires were not even hitting the ground after riding with the aftermarket seat. I felt like I lost all that road feel that is very notiable with the stock seat. Since It was so plush and smooth I immediatly ordered one the moment I arrived home. He wanted his aftermarket saddle back after only 15 miles.

I suspect the little WR250 has a relatively soft factory seat which contributes to the smooth feeling that the harder more stiff TE630 seat does not provide. Purchase a nice Seat Concepts saddle and ride 500 mile days no problem.
Actually my WR had a Seat Concepts seat... So maybe not so fair in the ass department, but the hands are defintely a problem.

Are the Magura bars different that standard 1 1/8" bars? I see a lot of things for bar end inserts that specifically say they won't work on Husky stock bars. I'm going with rigid bar end mounts for my handguards and wonder now if I will even be able to thread them in.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:15 PM   #1537
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Speaking of all this...has anybody tried the Tubliss system? I'm thinking of springing for that when I have my first dirt tire replacement due.
There is an extensive Tubliss thread here on ADVRider worth reading. The short answer is that folks have had good luck, the system requires a little more attention to tire pressures (the inner tube), and it is still a good idea to bring a backup tube because failures are impossible to repair. The system is specified for rim widths normally found on dirt bikes and off-road use only. The 630's rims may be wider than the design specification and its highway capabilities make using the system a little riskier as a result.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:51 PM   #1538
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:32 PM   #1539
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Errm... Wheel weights...
I was told by a couple of bike mechanics that putting that much weight on spokes is asking for trouble. And the glue-on ones don't come in large enough denominations...
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:01 PM   #1540
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Are the Magura bars different that standard 1 1/8" bars? I see a lot of things for bar end inserts that specifically say they won't work on Husky stock bars. I'm going with rigid bar end mounts for my handguards and wonder now if I will even be able to thread them in.
Not that I'm aware of. I have mounted up both Cycra and Highway Dirt Bikes handguards to my Magura bars without any problems.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:34 PM   #1541
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Not that I'm aware of. I have mounted up both Cycra and Highway Dirt Bikes handguards to my Magura bars without any problems.
Good. You tapped the bar ends for the HDB setup?
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:04 PM   #1542
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:16 PM   #1543
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I was told by a couple of bike mechanics that putting that much weight on spokes is asking for trouble. ...
Horsehockey.

Besides, you don't need to fully balance it. If you're 5oz off, add 3oz if that's all you got. Makes a BIG difference.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:39 AM   #1544
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First off- thanks to those who responded to my inquiry seeking opinions on what to do about carrying tools/supplies. Got what I needed- recommendations on what to go with and what's really helpful are insights such as notching the fender for the bag strap, drill holes/zip tie, etc. Sorry I didn't chime in yesterday...the day at work got wild (as it often does.)

I'm in a position of feeling "forced" to buy a new muffler can sooner rather than later, and please bear w/ me as there's a question at the end of this. :) You see, my right cat is shot at 600 miles...and while this can be replaced under warranty it's not really smart of me to do so. The reason for that is that the dealer (more specifically the iBeat) is 2 hours away from me, so I might as well buy a can now and get the iBeat update done when I go there (as I need to go relatively soon, to have my set up checked out anyway as I average 30-32 mpg.) So, if you see what I mean, I might as well do this all in one trip now, as opposed to going there soon, and then next season going back once a slip on is fitted.

I want the single can to save weight, and as far as I can tell my only option is Bill's FMF. I'm not opposed to that, but was hoping to spend on this at the start of next season.

I know I can gut the cats out of the stock, but to be honest I haven't the tools or the confidence...and as far as I can tell there won't be a significant weight savings.

What I am curious about is if it's even feasible to make the stock set up a single can set up- just gut the left, cut the right off at the fork in the pipe, and then have a welder weld a cover over that hole. Seems to me gutting/keeping both cans creates a.) twice the work for the aesthetic of twin pipes (fine for some just not appealing to me) and b.) doesn't really save much weight- so thinking that perhaps a single stock gutted can set up may be worth the headache to save some money and still get decent performance and heat reduction. I do not care about destroying the stock dual set up to do this as I don't think that not having the stock set up matters to any intelligent used TE630 buyer (should I sell the bike in the future, which I can't imagine doing...I plan to run it for many years to come.)

Thanks folks, I value your opinions-

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Old 08-18-2011, 08:59 AM   #1545
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Looking at a new 630 and I was wondering what the extra lever above the clutch lever is for? I'm seeing it in many pic.s but cant find anyone talking about it. Comp. release??? Surely not.....
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