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Old 02-02-2013, 08:53 AM   #3526
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I wouldn't say parts are tough to get. I haven't had any troubles. I just contact Hall's and they are at my door in a few days. I have only had to wait once, and it was about two weeks.

I don't think I'd want to take mine on an overseas trip, though.

If you're going to be racking up miles, unless you have a lot of free time, the 630 may not be the best choice. At the rate I was going, I was going to be replacing the cam chain every year, and possibly rebuilding the top end about every 3 years.

I cut back on my highway miles and will be supplementing with a new street bike here soon.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:47 AM   #3527
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If you're going to be racking up miles, unless you have a lot of free time, the 630 may not be the best choice. At the rate I was going, I was going to be replacing the cam chain every year, and possibly rebuilding the top end about every 3 years.
Interesting. Would you say that despite your projection, your TE-630 still needs less care and feeding than a new KTM-500-EXC-F used as a dual sport?
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:20 PM   #3528
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Interesting. Would you say that despite your projection, your TE-630 still needs less care and feeding than a new KTM-500-EXC-F used as a dual sport?
At the first cam chain replacement on the TE630 engine (10K to 15K miles) you would most likely have to rebuild the entire KTM engine.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:36 PM   #3529
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@ jtemple, I can't remember, did you observe significant wear of the timing chain components when you tore into it or just replace it because you had it apart?


I'm wondering how much the recommended service intervals are based on an assumption of race use? I suspect a lot of these bikes (500exc,FE570,TE630) will go 20-30K miles w/o major service needs when used like a typical bike. I think one of the Berg guys has 30k on his 570.


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Old 02-03-2013, 04:52 AM   #3530
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Specified maintenance "replacement items" from the shop manual

timing chain 20,000 km
timing chain slider 20,000 km
timing driven gear 20,000 km
spark plug 10,000 km
engine oil 5,000 km after break-in
oil filter 10,000 km
air filter 10,000 km
clutch and break fluids 10,000 km
drive chain and tensioner rollers 10,000 km
rear sprocket 10,000 km
fork oil 10,000 km


no major engine maintenance specified for the first 20,000 km


** thanks to JTemple for the shop manual
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:54 AM   #3531
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@ jtemple, I can't remember, did you observe significant wear of the timing chain components when you tore into it or just replace it because you had it apart?


I'm wondering how much the recommended service intervals are based on an assumption of race use? I suspect a lot of these bikes (500exc,FE570,TE630) will go 20-30K miles w/o major service needs when used like a typical bike. I think one of the Berg guys has 30k on his 570.


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My chain had a lot of slack in it; it was due for a replacement for sure. The gears and sliders looked fine, but they got replaced anyway. The reed valve showed no signs of contact with the cam chain.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:28 AM   #3532
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Hey guys thanks for the info. Helps make a decision. There's a good dealer in the area so parts should not be an issue. Time to buy!
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:41 AM   #3533
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Hey Guys !! Im about to get my first new Husky in the next few days!!
hope it will be good as I want so
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:56 AM   #3534
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If I was riding to south America I would get a cheap aircooled bike, ride it down there, and then give it away or sell it and fly back. We had a fellow come through here (so-Cal) last year from Calgary that took his G650 Dakar to Panama and then flew himself and the bike back. Not sure what that cost, but he probly should'a left it down there.
+1. If you were specifically looking at a bike to ride down to South America I'd get a Honda XR of the Japanese dated bikes. Having done the trip, Honda is by far the most common bike of the big 4... if you wanted a bit more hard core I'd get the 400 over the 650 as they have a newer 400 there and many of the parts swap. Kawasaki for Asia and Yamaha for Africa!
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:33 AM   #3535
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Just had a friend of mine do this subframe mod. Thought I shared this with everybody. Its working great.



Just hope I remember how everything goes together
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:02 PM   #3536
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Just had a friend of mine do this subframe mod. Thought I shared this with everybody. Its working great.



Just hope I remember how everything goes together
That is a radical design compared to anything else I've seen thus far. I will be welding mine soon and planned to do the standard gusset plates but this would be nearly 2X the strength I bet. I might be considering something similar. Were those cut with that arc or bent?

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:14 PM   #3537
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It's bent square tubing.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:58 PM   #3538
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[QUOTE=Gehtlos;206751

It's bent square tubing.[/QUOTE]

Sure looks like it should be strong.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:00 AM   #3539
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Hi Guys !!

I'm the new owner of TE630 2012.. picked it up today and looking forward to check it...
just one question ....(for now...)

how you guys get along without a fuel gauge ? maybe there is one and I missed it?
Ill try to upload some pictures tomorrow ...
I'm following this thread for a few weeks and the information is great !!
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:39 AM   #3540
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Hi Guys !!

I'm the new owner of TE630 2012.. picked it up today and looking forward to check it...
just one question ....(for now...)

how you guys get along without a fuel gauge ? maybe there is one and I missed it?
Ill try to upload some pictures tomorrow ...
I'm following this thread for a few weeks and the information is great !!
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Welcome to the club!

There isn't a fuel gauge, but there is a low fuel light. Mine lights up when I've got about 2/3's of a gallon left. I made it 30 miles on pavement after my light went on once.
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