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Old 11-25-2010, 03:25 PM   #16
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perfect solution....can't tell it is there,...
Cool, thanks.
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:31 PM   #17
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sitting in the garage as i type. can't ride sunday and they forgot i to have the MSO notorized so it'll be next week before i can get a tag for it but i'm hoping to take it out to brown or brushy mtn. on saturday. i've been busy i've only got 1 pic so far but will see if i can get a cpl more tomorrow and post them.


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Old 11-25-2010, 07:39 PM   #18
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nice pics! can you post a link to where you got/found the safari tank? how much does it hold and what kinda range does it provide?

i had the 13 ltr. tank on my KTM 450 and definitely noticed the tank width particularly when i wore my CTI knee braces. you say you don't notice the safari tank, is it really no wider in the knee area when you stand and no wider in the knee's when you're sitting?

thanks for any info/feedback you've got. i'm gonna use mine as a dual sport and need to add range over what the stock tank will offer so i'm very curious about all the options.

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Old 11-25-2010, 07:51 PM   #19
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The tank can be found new on e-bay....4.2 gallons total...it is a piggy back system....maybe 3/4" wider at the knees....

bike gets 30-35 mpg in the dirt X 4.2....
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:34 AM   #20
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Justgastanks.com is probably a better source than Ebay. I am pretty sure they have an additional discount for ADVriders, check in Vendors.

http://www.justgastanks.com/store/in...&cPath=1_6_130
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:48 AM   #21
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Great thread, I'm thinking of getting a 390 in the future to replace my 2004 400EXC.

How are the valves clearances adjusted on these bikes, I like to do all my own servicing and wouldn't mind knowing what's involved?

How reliable are they, any horror stories out there, anyone racked up significant miles/hours on one yet?
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:28 AM   #22
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Justgastanks.com is probably a better source than Ebay.
Yup, I get all my tanks from there and the service has always been great.
I'm watching this thread with great interest, as a new 2011 FE570 will be mine by Spring!

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Old 11-26-2010, 07:08 AM   #23
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Has anybody seen the Safari tanks in blue?

Everwhere I search on the web only shows them in white.

I sent a message to both Safari AU and USA asking for pics. I'll post something as soon as I hear.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:19 AM   #24
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Great thread guys.

I am considering a 2011 fe 390 or the fe 450. For those with experience on these bikes, which would you consider if you weighed 154 lbs before gear for an all around woods/trail bike?

My guess is that the factory suspension is sprung for a 170 lbs rider or less. Will the less grunt on the 390 make up the difference with a light weight rider?
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:19 AM   #25
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Yup, I get all my tanks from there and the service has always been great.
I'm watching this thread with great interest, as a new 2011 FE570 will be mine by Spring!

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Be prepared to change the rear sprocket, for some reason the '11 570 is coming with a 42 tooth sprocket instead of the 52 like last year.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:23 AM   #26
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Great thread guys.

I am considering a 2011 fe 390 or the fe 450. For those with experience on these bikes, which would you consider if you weighed 154 lbs before gear for an all around woods/trail bike?

My guess is that the factory suspension is sprung for a 170 lbs rider or less. Will the less grunt on the 390 make up the difference with a light weight rider?

I rode all 4 bikes before buying the FE450. I weigh 200 with gear and the 390 felt a little underpowered for me. Ride both and decide for yourself, you can always turn down the map switch on the 450 if you need to.

I primarily use mine for a DS, I use the 250 for the tight woods stuff.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:28 AM   #27
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I rode all 4 bikes before buying the FE450. I weigh 200 with gear and the 390 felt a little underpowered for me. Ride both and decide for yourself, you can always turn down the map switch on the 450 if you need to.

I primarily use mine for a DS, I use the 250 for the tight woods stuff.
Thanks for the input. Although not as light, I have an F8GS for DS, and also have a plated CRF250R woods bike with a 270 kit for tight stuff. I want to add an E start FI dirtbike hense the fe390/450.
The map switch can make the 450 behave like the 390? I beleive they both weigh the same.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:38 AM   #28
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The map switch can make the 450 behave like the 390? I beleive they both weigh the same.
Yes, but it can't make the 390 feel like the 450 when they are both on the high setting. The 390 on high feels like my 450 on med IMO.

Some report that the 390 feels lighter in the tight stuff. The best thing to do is find a dealer or somebody that will let you test ride them, that way you can decide which is best for you.
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:03 PM   #29
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what comes in the bag?

what's supposed to come inside the Husaberg bag? i got an owners manual but it's not in English!!! there are copies of the body/engine parts manuals and they are in English.

what gives? did the dealer take my manual out and forget to put it back inside the bag???
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:13 PM   #30
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what's supposed to come inside the Husaberg bag? i got an owners manual but it's not in English!!! there are copies of the body/engine parts manuals and they are in English.

what gives? did the dealer take my manual out and forget to put it back inside the bag???
Good question, I haven't looked at mine since I brought the bike home last June.

I went down to the garage and found it, here's what I got:

A couple stickers with the VIN number
A couple pieces of paper with the VIN number
Owners manual (in English)
Owners manual (in Spanish)
Spare parts manual, engine
Spare parts manual, chassis
Toolkit (almost forgot that because it's on the bike)
A copy of my Certificate of Origin
A copy of the diagnostic printout showing the installed MAP
A copy of the Bypack List (everything that was in the box with the bike)
Husaberg pen

That's it.
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