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Old 08-13-2013, 12:07 PM   #3796
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I just did that same ride this weekend. On same bike. Thinking about going smaller... because unlike the guy a few posts up... I was having an awful time being a total newb. I didn't even do any of the optionals... Kept getting lost too. Though it seemed I was not the only person getting confused by the signs and roll chart. thanks for posting the videos. gives me some hope that its just my newbishness in my way
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:26 PM   #3797
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You sure cant beat the enduro bikes at their game, but they wont run the road like a dual sport.
Give the WRR a try, best little DS.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:43 PM   #3798
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The 630 is a heavy bike for TST (tight singletrack). I still prefer a 250 size bike for that shit.

Here's a dualsport trip in the south Sierras (Kennedy Meadows) and I decided to take a black diamond shortcut back to the hiway. I thought, gee, how tough could it be? Damn near had a heart attack. Had to keep stopping and catch my breath. My kid was waiting for us, me and another rider on a 610, up at the top, eating his potato chips and laughing at us. Goddam kids. He was on a WR250F. I still have that bike for TST. I won't ride my husky on that stuff anymore.

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Old 08-13-2013, 07:15 PM   #3799
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:49 PM   #3800
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Geez yeah.

That dump over bent my passenger peg bracket and subframe bolt.

Sure was pretty up there though...9'K feet, Sherman Pass, south Sierra range.




Here's my son on his WR




And the Cannell Meadows cabin

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Old 08-13-2013, 08:03 PM   #3801
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White Mountains, Bishop CA




On a trip out of Bishop, CA to 12K feet with 7 GS's. I waited...and waited....and waited... LOL




They really didn't want me in their group shot...too bad.



After this ride the second guy from the right posted a rant that "big bikes should not ride with small bikes" because it made him ride too fast and was too dangerous.
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:27 AM   #3802
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After this ride the second guy from the right posted a rant that "big bikes should not ride with small bikes" because it made him ride too fast and was too dangerous.
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Horses for courses, having both big and smaller bikes its often tough to make the right choice, and if you get it wrong for sure you need to back off and let the guy on the right bike with the right tires go (not always easy on the ego:)
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:02 AM   #3803
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My right radiator took a pretty good hit on the ride over the weekend. It broke the stock cheesy guard right off and put a nice dent in it. Can anyone recommend a good aftermarket guard?

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Old 08-14-2013, 06:14 AM   #3804
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JD Tuner

Added a JD Tuner to the 630 and I'm very happy with the extra snap off the bottom end!
Right now I'm running the standard settings but will have to experiment with it. The Leo Vince SS slip ons are great, good tone but not too loud, I read over on cafe husky I should open the air box a little for another boost. I think Uni-filter makes 1" snap in filter buttons, anyone know of other good options vs just wide open holes?
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:15 AM   #3805
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My right radiator took a pretty good hit on the ride over the weekend. It broke the stock cheesy guard right off and put a nice dent in it. Can anyone recommend a good aftermarket guard?

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/te6...4/#post-303847
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:29 PM   #3806
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I think Uni-filter makes 1" snap in filter buttons, anyone know of other good options vs just wide open holes?
This is what you want, it's $55 but much more water/ splash resistant and wont pop out like those snap in uni's:
http://store.ehsracing.com/Universal...X45_p_191.html
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:07 PM   #3807
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The 630 is a heavy bike for TST (tight singletrack). I still prefer a 250 size bike for that shit.

Here's a dualsport trip in the south Sierras (Kennedy Meadows) and I decided to take a black diamond shortcut back to the hiway. I thought, gee, how tough could it be? Damn near had a heart attack. Had to keep stopping and catch my breath. My kid was waiting for us, me and another rider on a 610, up at the top, eating his potato chips and laughing at us. Goddam kids. He was on a WR250F. I still have that bike for TST. I won't ride my husky on that stuff anymore.


They say the camera will make a steep hill look less steep. That picture is the exception. Nothing like loose and steep to make the 630 fell kinda heavy!
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:58 PM   #3808
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I raced my 630 in an enduro this weekend. Unfortunately I ended up DNF due to a sprained knee (at least that's what I think it is) that progressively felt worse as I rode. The bike and I started out pretty good. But as the day went on fatigue set in and I started making mistake after mistake. Besides the fact that the 630 is a big heavy DS, my gearing was to high(I lost count of haw many times I stalled it), my bars are to wide and the front MT-21 sucks. Not to mention the suspension needs some tuning. But I think if those things are addressed and I wasn't constantly fighting with it, fatigue wouldn't set in as quickly. Plus I think I would be much happier with it in all the other type of riding I do. Anyway, here's some video....

Part 1 and 2 are from the earlier stages when I had lost of energy.




Part 3 is a little more indicative of how my day went.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:00 PM   #3809
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nice vids

I've never had any luck at all with the MT21 front especially in sand or mud.. worthless unless you want to ride gravel roads. Get yourself a full fledged race knobby.

The compression adjusters that were fit on the 610 front Marzocchi forks with light weight 5 W (Redline is what I used) with approximately 100 to 110 mm air gap made a difference for me. Rear sag on the back also can be varied along with fork height in the triples for your weight, skill and ride environment. Some additional rebound helps with the stock rear spring.

A 14 counter with the stock 42 rear will get you similar gearing to the 610 and
provide some ease in the slow going stuff.

Some upgraded foot pegs help too.

The 630 is no where near a nice light two stroke on single track but then nothing else that will run that trail will be capable of cruising at 80 mph for 100+ miles.

my 2 cents..
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:48 PM   #3810
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Where can I pick up the 610 compression adjusters? After the last few rides Ive come to the conclusion the forks need some serious help. Im going to have them revalved also. The rear shock is decent but it's very slow. Probably need that revalved also.

Im already running 14/42 and Ill probably go up to a 45 in the back. I dont mind losing some top end.

Yeah Im under no illusions that I can compete with the smokers nor do I want to. But I do like to ride spirited in single track and also enjoy the 50 mile street ride to get to the trails. Then jumping on the bike and riding to work the next day. Can't do that on a 2 stroke.

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