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Old 12-22-2012, 05:01 PM   #451
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Hi Troy

I think for the $10,000 ride away price it is excellent, I have lined up plenty of big potholes and tar zits on it and it is hard to shake standard suspension settings (non adjustable but seem pretty good) I have only ridden a few light tracks / dirt roads and it shows promise (no bash plate). The engine is super smooth and very flexible. At idle it sounds like a sack full of rocks. Standard gearing (which is a bit high) 4,500 revs is 110kph in top it red lines at 8,000. I reckon the 170k top speed is about right.

Seat, wiring and a few other bits are a bit how's your father.

This bike is part commuter, part tourer part soft dirt bike - which is exactly what I will be using it for. I did a 100k ride before breakfast this morning ! I'm pretty impressed with this bike - time will tell.

I reckon the future is bright for Husky and a bike like this will bring more people over to the fold. It would be great to see an SE version with a bit more fuel capcity and even better suspension (keeping the current engine).

My dealer has sold all his TR's.

I have relos over for Xmas so opportunities to disappear are limited.

Merry Xmas to you and yours

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Old 12-22-2012, 05:27 PM   #452
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How does it compre to your old dr650?
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:00 PM   #453
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For a grand and a bit more its a much better bike to ride (heaps faster, handles better is more sophisticated [and complex])

Will it be as reliable as a DR650 - I doubt it.

I say flog your DR's, Tens, GS's and KLR's now while they are still worth something. Or wait and see if the land of the rising sun strikes back?
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:14 PM   #454
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Congratulations on the new purchase Dave. I hope you get everything you expect from it. Did the scrambler go, or did you manage to keep it?
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:50 AM   #455
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Does the steerer stem have a plug in the top of it?
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:28 AM   #456
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Does the steerer stem have a plug in the top of it?
is that code for some kind of birth control method?
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:29 AM   #457
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:37 AM   #458
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up on the triples mate
to stop water getting into ya bearings and fuggin em
bit of a issue with the 630
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:38 AM   #459
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is that code for some kind of birth control method?
nope
fubar 2 more things

i knew euro was high maintenance
but geez
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:50 AM   #460
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How does an open hollow steerer get water into the bearings, water goes straight through. Was hollow on my BMW too and had no problems. You could always buy a H cap to fit inside the steerer.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:54 AM   #461
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up on the triples mate
to stop water getting into ya bearings and fuggin em
bit of a issue with the 630
Zooming a pic on my phone shows no plug Will, just the Nut. Cant get the pic clear enough on photobucket to show it. The pixels get to large. Actually, have a look at Davo's vid.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:55 AM   #462
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How does an open hollow steerer get water into the bearings, water goes straight through. Was hollow on my BMW too and had no problems.
I dunno we'll see when it comes apart
Did hear there is a recess in the steerer that will allow mud,grit,water in
At least a few 630 have had this prob to date
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:57 AM   #463
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Zooming a pic on my phone shows no plug Will, just the Nut. Cant get the pic clear enough on photobucket to show it. The pixels get to large.
No worries
If they use the same stem it might be a prob
hopefully all the loose ends from the 630 have been tied up on the 650
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:38 AM   #464
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No top plug, yes it looks odd.

Thats it - mines for sale!
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:43 AM   #465
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At least a few 630 have had this prob to date
Yep, add mine to that list, replaced at approx 7,000 kms. Plus snapped the rear subframe at 10,000 kms. Apart from these two known issues the bike has run faultlessly & I'm very happy with it.
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