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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #100 on: November 10, 2013, 06:40:26 pm »
Actually, if this is for real I imagine they'll float a Euro-based company to brand and market the bikes.  Stand by for Varese Resurrection Motos.
 

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #101 on: November 10, 2013, 06:41:25 pm »
Just buy a set of original plastics and no-one will know.
Will be built in Italy :

"according to them: same tools, same suppliers, same parts. production in italy (near milan)."

You will still be supporting the Chinese though
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #102 on: February 09, 2014, 10:30:27 pm »
One more video from Kaokoland. This one is a bit of a cheat as I'm actually riding big pig (XT660Z), but you can see my mate on 630. He is a noob with only 20 riding days in his life, so be kind.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Rde-Ch2LIL0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Rde-Ch2LIL0</a>

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #103 on: November 17, 2014, 08:22:00 pm »
Not sure what happened to Shineray, but Husky DNA seems to have resurfaced in Europe again:

http://motocrossactionmag.com/home-page/swm-speedy-works-motors-to-make-a-comeback

Edit: OK, correction - I see now they are funded by Shineray.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2014, 08:23:49 pm by Xpat »
 

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #104 on: November 17, 2014, 09:26:30 pm »
More than just a little DNA  ::)
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #105 on: November 17, 2014, 10:03:58 pm »
Yes, that looks like SM630 in different colours. The only confusing thing is that they say it has 650cc engine - either typo or they may use Rotax from TR650.

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #106 on: November 17, 2014, 10:41:13 pm »
That looks like the 630 motor.

If the price was reasonable I'd give it a serious look.
 

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #107 on: November 18, 2014, 01:13:17 am »
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #108 on: November 18, 2014, 05:56:32 am »
Wonder if it has a 6 speed box?  ::)  
I would not worry about the 650 nomenclature … Husky and others never did so when optimistic by 20cc or more ! (yeah I have a 610 - really? WTF?)
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #109 on: December 22, 2014, 02:11:20 pm »
One standing on the the floor at Primrose going for R50000.00
 

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #110 on: December 22, 2014, 02:54:48 pm »
One standing on the the floor at Primrose going for R50000.00

630 or 610?
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #111 on: July 17, 2015, 10:22:07 pm »
Rider enters his 630 in a desert race and does not finish last  :deal:

"Raced my TE 630 this weekend in the Corralitos 100 just west of Las Cruces, NM. After months of solo riding in the desert west of my home, I decided it was time to make a delusion of grandeur a reality. Raced the 40+ Novice class which was 2 laps around a 25 mile overland course about 10 miles north of the Mexican border. Although not an ideal desert racer, I figured the 630 was not a totally unreasonable choice given the fact that, with mods, mine is lighter than an XR600 and just as stout. It was, however, likely the heaviest bike at that race. The largest displacement bikes there were a few KTM 525s which were probably 45 lbs lighter. I’d like to think the TE had more power, so maybe the power to weight ratio was about the same. I’m going to keep telling myself that anyway

I ran a new set of D606s and had planned to run a 14 tooth front sprocket but was sold the wrong one by the dealer so ran the stock 15. I spent most of the race shifting between 2nd and 3rd in the technical sections and into 4th for the short fast sections. The only other mod was removal of the license plate/turn signal assembly (see photos below). I left the front turn signals on. I bought the bike with a Ti FMF exhaust system and recently had the “power up” kit installed by the dealer with a little fuel remapping thrown in. Suspension settings were stock with the rear adjusted for proper sag (35mm of total shock travel).

My impression going into the race was that the course would be more open desert with longer, high speed sections where I could stretch out the Husky. I was planning my best Malcolm Smith impression. The course turned out to be much tighter than anticipated so the extra power of the TE was not very usable. The narrow course involved lengthy and curvaceous sections of whoops, many strewn with cobbles and baby-head sized rocks. These sections were separated by short sandy sections that weren’t as whooped out. About the time you squirted up to speed, you had to brake hard to tackle the next technical section – part of the fun. Ideal for a 250.

At mile 4, something was smacking me in the ass. I stopped to discover the Moose Racing tool bag I had strapped to the rear fender had lost one of the straps. Worse, 2 of the 4 bolts that hold the rear fender on were gone. The fender was pivoting on the 2 remaining bolts nearest the seat. I took the remaining strap from the tool bag and extended it around the grab handles which marginally stabilized the fender. I rode a couple more miles to a checkpoint where an EMT gave me some bandage tape to secure the fender to the frame. I took the 15 lb. tool bag off and rode the rest of the race with it jammed in my small-ish CamelBak pack – not ideal. The tape held for the remaining 46 miles, but I had gained a good 10-12 minutes on my overall time dealing with it. I finished 43rd out of 53 starters in the Novice class. Not terrible considering it was my first motorcycle race and I had the fender issue.

There was a serious pucker moment after jetting up to 60mph or so and then carrying that speed unwittingly into a major whoop section. I had so much dust on my goggles that I had lost a lot of depth perception and didn’t see the 3 foot high whoops until I was on them. I think the speed saved me because I jumped the first two and bounced over the tops of the rest and was out the other side just as the rear end started to come around. Another couple humps and I would have been toast. What a blast though!

Will probably do the next race in the series next month. Will have to improve speed and confidence over the whoops. Hoping I can better dial in the suspension to make that a bit easier. I’m open to suggestions from fellow Husky suspension tuners out there. Figure 3-4 foot sandy whoops and a rider+gear at 190 lbs.

Race ready..."



« Last Edit: July 17, 2015, 10:22:38 pm by sidetrack »
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #112 on: July 18, 2015, 09:59:41 am »
Nice
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #113 on: August 18, 2015, 03:15:37 pm »
More than just a little DNA  ::)
Despite having a very catchy name "Speedy Working Motors" I find the colours a bit peh !
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #114 on: August 18, 2015, 03:52:03 pm »
The only Major Problem I had with the 630 is that extra weight on the Overhead Cam etc. Made the bike feel a bit top heavy in that area for me --well that's me
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #115 on: August 19, 2015, 09:44:23 pm »
The only Major Problem I had with the 630 is that extra weight on the Overhead Cam etc. Made the bike feel a bit top heavy in that area for me --well that's me
Yep I checked and was surprised to see the 630 weighs about 15kg more than the 610 ! Guess the extra pipe adds a couple of kg's.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2015, 09:45:13 pm by sidetrack »
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #116 on: August 20, 2015, 10:09:58 am »


That is one nice looking bike!
I would not mind having one!
Let the good times roll!
 

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #117 on: August 22, 2015, 06:49:35 pm »


That is one nice looking bike!
I would not mind having one!
PUI ?
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #118 on: August 22, 2015, 09:10:53 pm »
Incidentally, if you want to read about the SWM, the Cafe Husky thread is particularly informative.

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/swm-650-the-630-returns.80272/
 

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #119 on: March 14, 2016, 04:41:30 pm »
There are people already riding the SWM RS650 (TE630 in different clothes) in Europe. Hopefully they will make it here as well - it would be great to had another alternative:

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/swm-650-enduro-day-trip-ride-report.1130158/#post-28930566