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Old 08-26-2013, 03:00 PM   #3811
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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   #3812
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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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Old 08-26-2013, 06:32 PM   #3813
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I would think Halls should have the compression adjusters or they should be able to get them for you. I purchased mine from Heinens in Osseo MN.

This might help with servicing although it is for a gas gas with marzocchi 45mm forks

http://www.scottysdirtbikespares.com...k-service.html

From everything I read, the Marzocchi's come with 7.5 weight and 5 weight should help along with the adjusters and increased air gap. You can also get into the dampener and remove the spacer to get full travel as in the 610. I did not do this since I feel the rake/trail of the 610 are not consistent in the new 630 with slightly minimized front fork travel.

I agree on the rear shock.. the high speed compression valving could be quicker for sharp hits. More noticeable when the fork responds better after some mods.

don't forget that MT21 .. get rid of it for your enduro events.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:34 AM   #3814
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I would think Halls should have the compression adjusters or they should be able to get them for you. I purchased mine from Heinens in Osseo MN.

This might help with servicing although it is for a gas gas with marzocchi 45mm forks

http://www.scottysdirtbikespares.com...k-service.html

From everything I read, the Marzocchi's come with 7.5 weight and 5 weight should help along with the adjusters and increased air gap. You can also get into the dampener and remove the spacer to get full travel as in the 610. I did not do this since I feel the rake/trail of the 610 are not consistent in the new 630 with slightly minimized front fork travel.

I agree on the rear shock.. the high speed compression valving could be quicker for sharp hits. More noticeable when the fork responds better after some mods.

don't forget that MT21 .. get rid of it for your enduro events.
That's a lot of good info. Thanks! I didn't realize 7.5 was in the fork. I guess I just assumed it was 5 wt. like all my previous bikes. I have some of this sitting on my shelf. I'll give it a try and set the air gap to 110mm.



I'm not sure how many more enduro's I'll do(quite honestly this one kicked my ass), but it's getting replaced regardless. I bought the MT-21 because I was planning to ride on the street with it a lot more. I've since bought a set of 17's and won't be racking up street miles on the knobbies. Not only is this tire crappy in the dirt but it's loud as hell on the street. I can't see why anyone likes this tire.

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Old 08-27-2013, 08:43 AM   #3815
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BTW - Does anyone know what the spring rate is for the stock fork springs and the shock spring?

Edit - I found this. Rear is 6.4 KG/MM and front is 0.511 KG/MM can anyone verify if this is correct?
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:50 AM   #3816
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My shock has 6.4 printed on it.



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Old 08-27-2013, 10:13 AM   #3817
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just a FYI

When we pulled apart the front forks on my friends TE630 this weekend to install the adjusters we found that one had been completely overfilled on suspension fluid. Looked like about 50mm of air gap.

Also the compression shim stacks on both sets of forks I've pulled apart had allot of gunk in and around them. Not sure if they overgrease the o-ring seals of the bottom foot bolt during assembly or what.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:43 PM   #3818
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Trail Riding in Sequoia Nat'l Forest

Went out trail riding in the Sequoia Forest over the holiday. At one point I went down with the bike on top of me, oil and gas pouring out. Wished I had a pic of that!
Found some awesome trails.



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Old 09-04-2013, 02:28 PM   #3819
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630 in Lesotho

Riding through a valley in Lesotho (mountain kingdom landlocked in South Africa) on 630:


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Old 09-04-2013, 03:14 PM   #3820
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A Husky in So-Africa has to be just too cool.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:06 PM   #3821
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A Husky in So-Africa has to be just too cool.
Yes, it's pretty sweet. But your part of the world doesn't look bad either - seems like lots of fantastic riding there!
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:49 PM   #3822
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Riding through a valley in Lesotho (mountain kingdom landlocked in South Africa) on 630:
That is some rough terrain.. very nice video. Where you riding alone?
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:57 AM   #3823
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That is some rough terrain.. very nice video. Where you riding alone?
Yes I was riding alone. But as you can see there are little local settlements so should something go badly wrong I could get assistance.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:30 PM   #3824
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630 doing Kunene river track

Another video of 630 from Africa. This time I'm riding Kunene river track on the border of Namibia and Angola - I'm on Namibian side - in the Kaokoland region.

Small warning: video may not be suitable for workspace viewing as it features local tribal ladies (of the Himba tribe) who go about topless.



For ride reports from these region refer to the exquisite reports from Metaljockey:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134368

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=517112

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Old 09-05-2013, 05:40 PM   #3825
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Outstanding. Love the sound track.
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