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Old 04-07-2010, 08:05 PM   #151
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havent bot it yet, just a deposit, will test ride first.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:11 PM   #152
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Very dissapointing for me. Why would you lower your best selling bike? The thing looks like a TTR225 now. The airbox looks barely improved and the frame should be a trellis design to keep up with KTM.



I'd need a 2007 bike for parts to upgrade this "new" 630. 2007 suspension front and rear, carburator, IMS 5 gallon tank, single exhaust. Maybe the "spare" muffler could be turned into a functioning airbox?
precisely my thoughts.
They didnt improve upon the design issues, and actually went backwards.
I suspect the turning circle will be the same.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:58 AM   #153
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I was going to get a 610, then I found out the 630 was coming,
So I drooped the 610 idea,
but then I decided I couldn't go without a bike for that long
and I would buy a KTM690,
but then I found out about the gearbox and the stopping in the middle of nowhere problem that 690's have
so I decided to hold out for the 630.
I like what they have done with the 630 BUT!!! anything with a tank smaller than 25l is useless to me

a 990 ADV is looking good right now
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:20 AM   #154
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I was going to get a 610, then I found out the 630 was coming,
So I drooped the 610 idea,
but then I decided I couldn't go without a bike for that long
and I would buy a KTM690,
but then I found out about the gearbox and the stopping in the middle of nowhere problem that 690's have
so I decided to hold out for the 630.
I like what they have done with the 630 BUT!!! anything with a tank smaller than 25l is useless to me

a 990 ADV is looking good right now
With the money you save on buying the 630 over the 990 you can get a custom made Kevlar or carbon fibre tank made, patented and put into production!!!! Then you could buy OHLINS forks with the change!

Dont waste your cash!

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Old 04-08-2010, 03:09 AM   #155
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I'm a bit put off by the mag. reviews / first ride reports on these TE 630's.

Somehow none of the reviewers are seemingly enthusiastic about the ride characteristics, the promised increased power, suspension, or anything.

"It's OK. Putts along just nice. Next."
- is what I read between the lines. And they make reference points to KLR, that's not what I want to hear!
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:50 AM   #156
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yup

All the 630 info is making the 610 look even better.

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I'm a bit put off by the mag. reviews / first ride reports on these TE 630's.

Somehow none of the reviewers are seemingly enthusiastic about the ride characteristics, the promised increased power, suspension, or anything.

"It's OK. Putts along just nice. Next." - is what I read between the lines. And they make reference points to KLR, that's not what I want to hear!
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:15 AM   #157
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did bmw ownership kill it?

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I'm a bit put off by the mag. reviews / first ride reports on these TE 630's.

Somehow none of the reviewers are seemingly enthusiastic about the ride characteristics, the promised increased power, suspension, or anything.

"It's OK. Putts along just nice. Next."
- is what I read between the lines. And they make reference points to KLR, that's not what I want to hear!
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:33 PM   #158
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did bmw ownership kill it?
In Oz the 610 back in the late 90's won enduro bike of the year 2 years running. These days people/reporters expect 250 handeling on a dual sport thats supposed to last 100,000 klm. Its never going to be a single trail weapon but as a dual sport its doing all the right things.

Ever ridden a light bike at 160kph? Lethal.

I can sit on my big heavy 610 at 160kph all day long without steering twitches or being worried about the 600ml of oil that enduro bikes have circulating around their sump.

These bikes are never taken into context by reporters that are used to riding either 1200gs's or 2 & 450 enduro machines. 630 is in the middle so it will always get average reviews.

Dump that exhaust for a nice Acro or Barrat and you will save 10kg which will make the rear more balanced, play around with the fork height, set your sag, fiddle with the clickers and it will be heaps better than they make out. I very much doubt they did anything besides start it and ride off.

These days barely anyone keeps their bikes stock. I dont know 1 person who has a bike as it came off the showroom floor. All have been re-jetted/mapped, exhausts, dampners, tanks, bars, springs or some modifications. The poor old manufacturer has to adhere to these strict eco laws but I bet they have done their homework. Garanteed they have a 630 with big bars, exhaust, re-mapped that they used in the testing process.

Take the report bullshit with a pinch of salt and look at it for what it really is.

A big powerful dual sport, capable on the tight stuff, great on road, brilliant on open dirt roads.

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Old 04-09-2010, 03:22 AM   #159
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Looks like the TE 630 doesnt even have Fork Compression Damping adjustment like my 2006 TE610...
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:21 AM   #160
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Looks like the TE 630 doesnt even have Fork Compression Damping adjustment like my 2006 TE610...
Can be added aftermarket.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:03 AM   #161
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Can be added aftermarket.

I don't think you can add 1.2 inches to the forks while you're there.

That rear spring looks so light that the swingarm is uphill to the axle in the riding vids I've seen. Looks like an '07 KLR.
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:23 AM   #162
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I'll take one! Why can't it have the cool black wheels like the enduros??
Can't stand the black wheel trend. It's fine as it is.
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:05 PM   #163
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I don't think you can add 1.2 inches to the forks while you're there.

That rear spring looks so light that the swingarm is uphill to the axle in the riding vids I've seen. Looks like an '07 KLR.
KTM 690 has an inch or two less than my 07TE and I have ridden it extensively - never missed that inch.
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:08 PM   #164
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KTM 690 has an inch or two less than my 07TE and I have ridden it extensively - never missed that inch.
That's what she said.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:44 PM   #165
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Motorcyle USA just posted a first ride:
Doesn't sound like they got their specs right. A 2" difference in travel from front to rear? They post the same rear as the '06-'09 but 1.2" less in the front.
You need a key to remove the seat? How's that gonna work after a few muddy rides if it's on the top like the earlier seats?
Why do reviewers always say "We didn't really take it off road"?
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