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Offline reinton

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Husky te 630 for adv riding
« on: July 05, 2011, 11:40:53 am »

Hi everybody,
                    please advice me on the Husky te630 as Im getting tired of waiting for my XR650to arrive.
   How suitable is it for dual sport / adventure touring.
   As a lot of my riding is on my own how relyable is it. Is there any maintenance isues.
   Are spares freely available and are spares expensive.
   Can it cruise at 120/130 clicks.
   Apparently there is a mod done by the dealers to make it faster, what is that and how much. 
   The importers are welcome to chip in.
   Oh my my, she is sooo pretty.
   Thanks in advance.
 

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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2011, 11:58:36 am »
 

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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 06:59:18 am »
You can still get a new TE610 from Primrose Motorcycles. It is the last new 610 available. It will do everything and more.
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011, 07:03:44 am »
You can still get a new TE610 from Primrose Motorcycles. It is the last new 610 available. It will do everything and more.
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2011, 06:47:15 pm »
You can still get a new TE610 from Primrose Motorcycles. It is the last new 610 available. It will do everything and more.
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2011, 10:23:03 pm »
 ::) I'm sorry, but I don't buy the somewhat 'negativity' on WD's towards the 630! I know it's not perfect - like any other bike, but it seems to be a unique and brilliant basis for a killer DS bike!!! I love my 610, but when the time is ready, I will happily go for a new 630! You can't even compare a XR650L with it - it's like comparing a Citigolf to a Golf 6 GTi !
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011, 11:47:52 pm »
::) I'm sorry, but I don't buy the somewhat 'negativity' on WD's towards the 630! I know it's not perfect - like any other bike, but it seems to be a unique and brilliant basis for a killer DS bike!!! I love my 610, but when the time is ready, I will happily go for a new 630! You can't even compare a XR650L with it - it's like comparing a Citigolf to a Golf 6 GTi !
There's not a lot going for it either.
Not more power than the competition
Not lighter
and not better looking

Looks like the front is melting  ???

but it seems to be a unique and brilliant basis for a killer DS bike!!!
Allow me to introduce you to the 500exc;

For probably the same money you can have so much more bike.
These motors are good for 500hrs if you maintain them well. (change the oil every 1000KM)
« Last Edit: July 09, 2011, 12:01:26 am by dirtWarp »
 

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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2011, 12:12:44 am »
You can still get a new TE610 from Primrose Motorcycles. It is the last new 610 available. It will do everything and more.
 :thumleft:
Has BM stepped up to the Husky brand yet?
I just read this thread about primrose and it seems to be a questionable establishment  ???
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=22677.0
 

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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2011, 08:57:48 am »
::) I'm sorry, but I don't buy the somewhat 'negativity' on WD's towards the 630! I know it's not perfect - like any other bike, but it seems to be a unique and brilliant basis for a killer DS bike!!! I love my 610, but when the time is ready, I will happily go for a new 630! You can't even compare a XR650L with it - it's like comparing a Citigolf to a Golf 6 GTi !

Allow me to introduce you to the 500exc;

For probably the same money you can have so much more bike.
These motors are good for 500hrs if you maintain them well. (change the oil every 1000KM)

Your getting a bit confused IMO.  You should compare the 500exc to the Husky 510TE not the 610/630.



Here's a good thread on AdvRider discussing the diffrences between the 510 and the 610

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274917
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The 630 is probably a nice DS bike, it should be miles better than a 650L , apart from the stupid double exhaust that just adds weight and nothing else.  If I had to buy one, the first thing I would do is get rid of the double exhaust (various options available)
http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/best-pipe-for-the-630.15644/

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/project-te630-begins.17641/page-2

and then I'd do the "power up mod"  which made a really nice improvement to my 610.

There's debate about whether a modified 630 is as nice as a 610 in the same state, but it cant be that bad - should still be a really nice bike I think :thumleft:

« Last Edit: July 09, 2011, 09:48:52 pm by alanB »
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2011, 09:40:50 am »


::) I'm sorry, but I don't buy the somewhat 'negativity' on WD's towards the 630! I know it's not perfect - like any other bike, but it seems to be a unique and brilliant basis for a killer DS bike!!! I love my 610, but when the time is ready, I will happily go for a new 630! You can't even compare a XR650L with it - it's like comparing a Citigolf to a Golf 6 GTi !
There's not a lot going for it either.
Not more power than the competition
Not lighter
and not better looking

Looks like the front is melting  ???

but it seems to be a unique and brilliant basis for a killer DS bike!!!
Allow me to introduce you to the 500exc;

For probably the same money you can have so much more bike.
These motors are good for 500hrs if you maintain them well. (change the oil every 1000KM)

Surely you can't call a bike that requires an oil change every 1000km's a duelsport/adventure bike?
Pack enough oil and filters for 3 changes when going on a decent trip!
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2011, 02:26:36 pm »
That 510TE is yesteryear's technology.
The 525 had it beaten in DS comparisons already.

Get with the program Alan  >:D

on a serious note; the term DS is just perceived by some in a different paradigm
Dual sport and adventure bike. -they are different..

Go look at the 500exc thread, and what folks reckon about DS and adventure bikes.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2011, 02:32:22 pm by dirtWarp »
 

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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2011, 02:51:09 pm »
 :xxbah: dirtWarp, which part of 'I don't want a KTM 525/530/500' don't you understand? If you have personal issues with Husqvarna, please keep it to yourself! We don't talk shyte about KTM's, because we respect the fact that taste differs!!!
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2011, 03:24:53 pm »
lol. Nice Buks.
Kry vir jou die 630, dis mos jou geld?

Eks nie 'n KTM fanboy nie, 'n XR650R sal ook doen  :P


::) I'm sorry, but I don't buy the somewhat 'negativity' on WD's towards the 630!
You are entitled to your own opinion, just as I am!
I don't buy your support for a lame over priced, over weight under powered bike..
Hows that?!
« Last Edit: July 09, 2011, 03:41:22 pm by dirtWarp »
 

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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2011, 06:03:32 pm »
 :thumleft: I'm impressed, congrats!!
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2011, 09:26:47 pm »
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That 510TE is yesteryear's technology.
The 525 had it beaten in DS comparisons already.

That's debatable, but in any event the 510 is the prettier bike, there's no denying it! 

In any case, if I bought a bike like that I would go for something smaller like 450 or even a 250.  If you are going to go for a really technical ride, then small and light is more important than power IMO.

But anyway this thread is about the 630 HUSQVARNA so I suppose we better get back on track. :mwink:
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2011, 11:34:36 pm »
but in any event the 510 is the prettier bike, there's no denying it! 
true  :thumleft:
In any case, if I bought a bike like that I would go for something smaller like 450 or even a 250.  If you are going to go for a really technical ride, then small and light is more important than power IMO.
true  :thumleft:
But anyway this thread is about the 630 HUSQVARNA so I suppose we better get back on track. :mwink:
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2011, 03:17:12 am »
the husky MAN is michnus, talk to him.

yes, the 630 is a capable DS bike.

i'm not sure about spares and such things.
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2011, 07:50:20 am »
the husky MAN is michnus, talk to him.

yes, the 630 is a capable DS bike.

i'm not sure about spares and such things.

That might surprise Michnus, don't you mean Blazes? 8)
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2011, 10:27:15 am »
Get a Husaberg FE 570 and put some safari tanks on it like this:





 

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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2011, 01:22:44 pm »
The only bike currently on the market which compares to the 630 TE is the KTM 690. Trying to compare anything else to the 630 is definitely not comparing apples with apples.
Having owned a 690 and now a 610 I know some of the strengths and weaknesses of both, and naturally you can put two and two together too work out which I prefer. Unfortunately I have never ridden, or even seen a 630 in the flesh, so can't really comment too much on them.

All I can say there seems to be huge resurgence in the Husky brand since BMW took over and currently Huskies are leading two of three world enduro championship classes, and one of the SM classes.

In the States both the 610 and 630 enjoy huge respect and are well loved bikes. In SA the weakness of the brand, or should I say perceived weakness, is the importer. Having said that I personally have never had an issue with them regarding service or spare part availability and price.   

Oh BTW dirtWarp; you are correct the 510 is older technology it was replaced last year by the 511. And if you are in the market for an enduro bike, which the KTM 500 exe most certainly is, the best one around, judging by the world championship results is the Husky 310.
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