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Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 955,226
Posted By ByStickel
Cyclops 3800 Question.

What did you folks do to adapt the auto 3-prong to the stock wiring harness?

I'm good with the mechanical mods, but saw it mentioned as 'plug and play', but mine sure won't plug in with what was...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23,153
Views: 3,019,578
Posted By ByStickel
Forgive me for not looking through all One...

Forgive me for not looking through all One thousand, five hundred and thirteen pages of XRR goodness...

I was wondering if any owners have also ridden a 70 degree Husaberg 390 or 450 and could...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,455
Posted By ByStickel
I can't help but think that there are enough...

I can't help but think that there are enough people and resources in the ADV community to come up with a solution, on our own, without the Big 4. The problem would be herding the cats to agree upon...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,524
Posted By ByStickel
How often do you like changing oil?

How often do you like changing oil?
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 955,226
Posted By ByStickel
Thanks, guys!

Thanks, guys!
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 955,226
Posted By ByStickel
Is there a map setting that causes the revs to...

Is there a map setting that causes the revs to stay elevated for a couple seconds after letting off the throttle?

Sorry that my previous post was so long.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 955,226
Posted By ByStickel
Mine came out, so I took water bottle bosses from...

Mine came out, so I took water bottle bosses from a bicycle frame (find your local bicycle framebuilder and buy some off of him/her, they're cheap) and JB Welded them in place, They take M5x.8 bolts....
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 955,226
Posted By ByStickel
Map? Stank?

When I got my '10 390, the map was set to #2 (aggressive, right?). It felt like it had a surge while cruising at low throttle and it would hesitate ever so often, as if it would miss a single spark,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By ByStickel
4-stroke engines for short-track project?

Long story very short; I need a bike for couples dirt road riding, some of it 4x4 level, but with 45+ minutes of asphalt time to get to. My Husaberg 390 isn't fun for casual riding, esp on tarmac. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,150
Posted By ByStickel
The 570 is a cult bike. Buy it as an investment...

The 570 is a cult bike. Buy it as an investment and for ripping local terrain, but not for riding long distances.

Tell me where it is and I'll prevent you from making a big mistake.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,697
Posted By ByStickel
Not to hi-jack, but I need those FTR tires for my...

Not to hi-jack, but I need those FTR tires for my '70s flat tracker. If anybody has info on them, please let me know. I haven't been able to find anything on them, other than their dimensions. No...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,697
Posted By ByStickel
Forget about trying to out-do the competition...

Forget about trying to out-do the competition with a similar dual sport.

A classic-looking scrambler-type bike would sell in big numbers. Users could easily modify it to look like a standard,...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,374
Posted By ByStickel
Why do so many of the manufacturers choose black...

Why do so many of the manufacturers choose black for their gear?

When it's hot out and the sun is blazing down, I'm not wearing black.

I guess it looks sinister and all, but I'd also rather be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By ByStickel
Lots of interesting bikes for sale on that site. ...

Lots of interesting bikes for sale on that site.

I hear Portugal is beautiful...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,967
Posted By ByStickel
Until we're all so paranoid that we're too afraid...

Until we're all so paranoid that we're too afraid of each other to ever leave the house, none us will truly be free.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 955,226
Posted By ByStickel
Mid-30s F outside. Decided to ride my '10 390 a...

Mid-30s F outside. Decided to ride my '10 390 a mile up to the corner. The battery isn't in great shape and I figured a little run time would do it good. On the way back, I accelerated hard in 3rd...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,130
Posted By ByStickel
Yes, if folks want to debate carbs vs F.I. , why...

Yes, if folks want to debate carbs vs F.I. , why not start a thread on it?

Why hide it in a thread about thumpers?

Is this a good thread to debate bulk fcoj, nfc., canned fcoj, and recon rts...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By ByStickel
I've used aircraft remover/generic paint stripper...

I've used aircraft remover/generic paint stripper on powder many times.

Depending on the powder, it will either:

wrinkle and lift off the surface cleanly, or

will simply soften into pudding,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,130
Posted By ByStickel
"A multi-piston design will always produce more...

"A multi-piston design will always produce more horsepower per CC(along with better mpg and lower decibel level) and given that almost all(or all?) of todays production street bikes use at least two...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 21,127
Posted By ByStickel
We'll all be buying motorcycles from China or...

We'll all be buying motorcycles from China or whatever country is cheapest, in the near future.

In exchange for a tiny decrease in the purchase price of the goods we choose, we gladly accept...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-30-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 40,816
Posted By ByStickel
"...mine is a poor cousin, but it's plated!" ...

"...mine is a poor cousin, but it's plated!"

That's a beauty! I still want to resto mine and plate it, even if the process if a bit iffy. Although the 350 (mine has the bigger barrel) is plenty,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 955,226
Posted By ByStickel
That turns down the engine music. I want to hear...

That turns down the engine music. I want to hear what the rider is doing.

Maybe folks who put their music over their video wear headphones while riding...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 52,191
Posted By ByStickel
To avoid Tier 1 and Tier 2 As a...

To avoid Tier 1 and Tier 2



As a product designer, I'd love to see it. Is there something to be learned from ATK?

Could a new brand like Motus be enticed into the off road market?
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 52,191
Posted By ByStickel
Looks like 10,000 units is the threshold. I'm...

Looks like 10,000 units is the threshold. I'm wading through it, now.

If anyone is having trouble sleeping...
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 52,191
Posted By ByStickel
Does anyone know how Husaberg was able to offer...

Does anyone know how Husaberg was able to offer the 390/450/570 with EPA emissions compliance, but without DOT equipment, and still have those bikes be eligible for street registration?

What I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,418
Posted By ByStickel
As someone who TIG welds, I'd leave it alone,...

As someone who TIG welds, I'd leave it alone, replace the guide, and watch it like a hawk for cracks.

I don't know what, if any heat treating is done to the cast parts, but your material will be...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-26-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 40,816
Posted By ByStickel
I bought this to do some dirt-roading with my GF...

I bought this to do some dirt-roading with my GF on her dual sport. I planned to register it as an F8. Put the project on hold when I realized how irritated she'd be from having to breathe in the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 955,226
Posted By ByStickel
I'll watch people's ride videos when Youtube...

I'll watch people's ride videos when Youtube creates a "music mute" button.

No offense, but music ruins it for me.
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 52,191
Posted By ByStickel
WHile many Americans don't yet see it, I think...

WHile many Americans don't yet see it, I think the rest of the World is adjusting it's expectations for expendable income for U.S. workers. As we go forward, blue collar folks and young people will...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 955,226
Posted By ByStickel
Here's that new, updated part to replace the 12mm...

Here's that new, updated part to replace the 12mm Spacer Bushing. This part is listed as the stock piece for 2011 bikes.

The new part has a shield machined in to help keep dirt from getting to the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By ByStickel
I suggest getting a blue KTM, like the 390...

I suggest getting a blue KTM, like the 390 Husaberg already mentioned. I was looking for a DS and figured I'd end up with a DRZ... except that they cost more than the much-higher quality baby-Bergs....
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 955,226
Posted By ByStickel
If there are downsides to running the 10.5mm...

If there are downsides to running the 10.5mm clutch master, it would be slightly increased effort, and that the slave cyl. may 'top out' before the master cyl. does. I do not know how much force it...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 955,226
Posted By ByStickel
Clutch lever throw/creep?

Does anybody else like to run their levers a little closer to the grip?

And are you able to eliminate the clutch creep/neutral issues with less throw in the lever?

While perfectly adequate, and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 955,226
Posted By ByStickel
New clutch master is on the way from Magura USA....

New clutch master is on the way from Magura USA. Peter even took pity on me purchasing the rebuild kit prior to finding the flaking. Nice price, too. I'll report back if anything interesting happens...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 955,226
Posted By ByStickel
Clutch master leaks? Bad plating, corrosion?

2010 FE390, 9.5mm Hymec 167...

Has anybody else has clutch master leaking due to flaking of the plating on the master cylinder's body? I believe that the part is not annodized, but plated to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-27-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,928
Posted By ByStickel
Really cool. I would pad or round the...

Really cool.

I would pad or round the panniers' sharp corners, though. I'd hate to see those gouge you.
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 202,408
Posted By ByStickel
Nevermind.

Nevermind.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-18-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 43,651
Posted By ByStickel
Thanks, Kaosbandit! Whitebread has also offered...

Thanks, Kaosbandit! Whitebread has also offered to share routes.

I'm heading to your blog, right now.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-18-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 43,651
Posted By ByStickel
So many folks right here in Brevard! If...

So many folks right here in Brevard!

If anybody would take pity on me and share some good routes, I would really appreciate it. I just got a Husa 390, after years away from riding, and I'd like...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6,391
Views: 955,226
Posted By ByStickel
New spacer

The 2012 bikes had a new (improved?) part replacing the 12mm spacer bushing. Part #78133014000. Seems to have a shield machined in, perhaps to help keep crud away from the lip. The CS shaft, seal,...
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