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Old 03-13-2011, 09:31 AM   #841
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Scott damper...

I just fitted a Scott damper to my TE610, plug and play off the shelf installation, very easy. They will have a Safari tank shortly so the same kit, possibly with a different top half piece to the pin tower, will fit both the 610 and 630. Also they changed the pinch bolt on the neck clamp so it no longer interferes with the steering lock on the 630.

Two bolts hold the upper and lower half of the pin tower together, so one does NOT need to pull the triple tree to remove the tank. This tower pin has a tab running aft and the tank mounting bolt passes though it, very secure.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:19 PM   #842
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New boy to the thread here. I'm looking at the 630 as a possible replacement for my KLR, but wanted the Wolfman Expedition dry saddle bags for both the 630 and my WR. Might be old news, but both Wolfman and Berg Briggs (maker of the racks) said the 630 racks should be out this Spring.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:12 AM   #843
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:21 AM   #844
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Cling to that dream. I admire the ideal, but I would't bet my hard earned money that a KTM, Mercedes, Chevy, or even a fricken Winchester are 100% American or Chinese free nowadays.
Turn it up mate. If you're a discerning buyer it's easy to get good stuff from Europe and the us.

Most hi end stereo is euro plus all my kitchen applies are American and or English.

Keep buying shit if YOU want, there's heaps of non Chinese stuff out there.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:25 AM   #845
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It has been a little quiet around here... Whadayareckon.

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Old 04-01-2011, 02:12 PM   #846
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I would like to see some new shots of the safari tank installed, anyone get one yet?
Yes, I'd like to know the same.

I looked at Safari's website for info, precious little there. The price is mind numbing (~$750 US before shipping), but whatcha gonna say if there aren't any other options?

It is a huge step in making the 630 into a proper Adventure bike.

As for comparing the TE630 to a KLR650, it's a natural comparison even though they obviously are not equal, pay more to get more, makes sense to me. Now that there is a fuel tank option it can be considered for long distance rides....... like so many do on a KLR.

I test rode one and came away suitably impressed to be interested for a future purchase. I would like to know how much the power improves after "uncorking"? Stock it wasn't quite the monster I thought it might be.
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:11 AM   #847
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Turn it up mate. If you're a discerning buyer it's easy to get good stuff from Europe and the us.

Most hi end stereo is euro plus all my kitchen applies are American and or English.

Keep buying shit if YOU want, there's heaps of non Chinese stuff out there.


Um, you might want to re-read my post. You can buy all the European or American made "Quality" you want. Very very little will not have (lots of) component parts made in China/india/thailand/vietnam.

Ever wonder why a Harley has Metric bolts on the Brakes? That Made in America Bike has parts sourced all over the world.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:58 PM   #848
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Yes, I'd like to know the same.

I looked at Safari's website for info, precious little there. The price is mind numbing (~$750 US before shipping), but whatcha gonna say if there aren't any other options?

It is a huge step in making the 630 into a proper Adventure bike.

As for comparing the TE630 to a KLR650, it's a natural comparison even though they obviously are not equal, pay more to get more, makes sense to me. Now that there is a fuel tank option it can be considered for long distance rides....... like so many do on a KLR.

I test rode one and came away suitably impressed to be interested for a future purchase. I would like to know how much the power improves after "uncorking"? Stock it wasn't quite the monster I thought it might be.
Just the power-up kit alone, about $40 in parts makes a night & day difference in how the 630 runs. That's all I've done to mine, and I'm happy. Next year, exhaust is on the menu.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:59 PM   #849
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New boy to the thread here. I'm looking at the 630 as a possible replacement for my KLR, but wanted the Wolfman Expedition dry saddle bags for both the 630 and my WR. Might be old news, but both Wolfman and Berg Briggs (maker of the racks) said the 630 racks should be out this Spring.
I'm going with a Giant Loop setup on mine.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:04 PM   #850
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Just the power-up kit alone, about $40 in parts makes a night & day difference in how the 630 runs. That's all I've done to mine, and I'm happy. Next year, exhaust is on the menu.
+1, the difference in power with the power-up is astonishing. Makes me wonder if Journalists test them with out without
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:59 AM   #851
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+1, the difference in power with the power-up is astonishing. Makes me wonder if Journalists test them with out without
I'd guess with the PU kit. The bike idles like shit without it. I couldn't even set the idle on mine. It was so all-over-the-place, I couldn't really tell where it was when adjusting. With the PU kit installed, I got the idle tweaked to a steady 1650 RPM.

Either that, or they're tuning them with an iBeat before testing, to stop them from running so lean.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:33 PM   #852
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I'd guess with the PU kit. The bike idles like shit without it. I couldn't even set the idle on mine. It was so all-over-the-place, I couldn't really tell where it was when adjusting. With the PU kit installed, I got the idle tweaked to a steady 1650 RPM.

Either that, or they're tuning them with an iBeat before testing, to stop them from running so lean.
I'd guess with too, but it almost seems like fraud if they do. OTOH if they run them stock and get a 'ok' review, I wonder if they'd rave over a 'real' one. It would be nice if the review stated, and they rarely do.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:50 AM   #853
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I'd guess with the PU kit. The bike idles like shit without it. I couldn't even set the idle on mine. It was so all-over-the-place, I couldn't really tell where it was when adjusting. With the PU kit installed, I got the idle tweaked to a steady 1650 RPM.
Either that, or they're tuning them with an iBeat before testing, to stop them from running so lean.

This Husky & Power-Up Kit necessity just baffles me.
Why the hell do they need to resort to that kind of system, really? They cannot produce an EFI setup to pass the Euro/whatnot emissions regulations without making the bike unrideable in real world situation?
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:00 AM   #854
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Hey Finn, the stock XCH wasn't much better until mods were done to the air filter, filter cover, exhaust etc.

If the 630 only needs a power-up change to make it good then I would prefer that to doing what we had to do to our bikes and it should save a heap of money too.
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:13 AM   #855
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Hey Finn, the stock XCH wasn't much better until mods were done to the air filter, filter cover, exhaust etc.

If the 630 only needs a power-up change to make it good then I would prefer that to doing what we had to do to our bikes and it should save a heap of money too.
Same question: Did BMW basically 'lie' to reporters or did they let them ride a totally crap bike. And maybe that's why the XC sales were poor
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