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Old 04-09-2010, 11:11 PM   #166
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Why do reviewers always say "We didn't really take it off road"?
Because, in this case, it was a factory event in Italy and there was no place to really take it off road. Patience my young Padawan. More information will come when the bikes are more available.
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Old 04-10-2010, 02:54 AM   #167
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The lack of info dealers get is pretty bad really. As far as I can tell they hear about it the same way as everyone else usually. Very little, if any, information is sent to the dealer before the press gets it which is a royal pain cause customer can go in and reel off info and the dealer is just like At least a factory spec list that the dealer can give out would be nice.
KTM are much the same, my local dealer didn't even know about the prototype 125 street bikes.

I agree with what people are saying about the reviews though, reporters love their 12GS and small angry full on enduro bikes but anything in between is meh to them.
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:14 AM   #168
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I am pretty sure that Husqvarna isn't use to having people interested in their product. They are more intune with releasing the product then having interest build over time. Which happens just after the model year changes and the old bikes are seriously discounted.


Having said that, I am staring to think that Husky is becoming the new KTM.
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:29 AM   #169
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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.

Yeah, if I'm going to ride a bike with less travel I'd lean towards a 690 with an airbox I can live with.

I like a long travel suspension to cover up my mistakes, I'm not airing the thing out..it's when I screw up and G-out in a wash I didn't see that the longer suspension comes into play. I've used every last mm on my old '07 610.
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Old 04-10-2010, 06:25 PM   #170
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All of this makes me....

want to just spend my money building up a xr650r.
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:32 PM   #171
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Yeah, if I'm going to ride a bike with less travel I'd lean towards a 690 with an airbox I can live with.

I like a long travel suspension to cover up my mistakes, I'm not airing the thing out..it's when I screw up and G-out in a wash I didn't see that the longer suspension comes into play. I've used every last mm on my old '07 610.
You mean like this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=505019
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:59 PM   #172
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Yeah, paper filters are dumb for a dirt bike, we all know that. Can the air box be opened more than once on the 690? My 610 was an open once type of deal with dirt behind the filter every time I would pry the cover open far enough to drag the filter out.

I'm not a brand specific person, I choose the best at the moment and try to deal with it. That's why my 610 is gone and I'm on the XR650R and also why I'm hoping that the 630 turns out to be a pretty good bike.
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:05 AM   #176
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Looks like the new design kickstand might fit on the pre'11 models. Cast, wider foot.
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:03 AM   #177
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The pics and articles we're seeing shows a suspension that is way too soft. This guy is obviously a midget and that swingarm is level.






Here is the 2007 that everybody whined about being too stiffly sprung. I'm ready to go for a month with 660 pounds pushing into the ground and enough suspension left to jump the thing.

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Old 04-11-2010, 10:06 AM   #178
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with the new 630 the tire/wheel could stuff into the sub-frame more than than with the old model. I recall reading that the sub-frame was re-designed. In addition the spring preload could be set soft and set up for a lighter rider weight.
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:39 PM   #179
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My 610 was an open once type of deal with dirt behind the filter every time I would pry the cover open far enough to drag the filter out.
Larryboy, are you referring to the foam filter?

I don't have any problems with the air filter on my '09. I always grease the inside edge. The TE filter works as good as any other foam filter. I've even submersed it briefly. No water or dirt got behind the filter. The airbox cover could use some improvement though.
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:51 PM   #180
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Larryboy, are you referring to the foam filter?

I don't have any problems with the air filter on my '09. I always grease the inside edge. The TE filter works as good as any other foam filter. I've even submersed it briefly. No water or dirt got behind the filter. The airbox cover could use some improvement though.
Never had a problem with mine - I ride in Az - a dusty state and change it often - no dirt.
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