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Old 12-04-2010, 03:34 PM   #46
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$3000.00 is what the PO wanted for my '05 650. I ended up trading him an excellent shape '01 XR650R and $500.00 cash.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:37 PM   #47
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I doubt I could get that for mine (well used but maintained) so I just keep riding it and smilling
Thanks....that's what I was afraid of. He's asking $3850 and doesn't want to come down.
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:57 AM   #48
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I'm seeing a few 550s for sale. Not to many 650s. My 650 only reved to less than 9000 rpm. While my 525 hit 14000 rpm. The 650 made strong torque everwhere. The 525 not so much.
So my question is: where does the 550 fall in on this curve? Is it a low rever like the 650? Or a high rever like the 525? Where does the torque start to really kick in.
I would love to pickup another tractor pulling rig.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:55 AM   #49
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Does anyone else find it impossible to find neutral while the bike is running? This is my first hyro clutch bike, so I wonder if this is a Husaberg trait or just user error.
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:11 AM   #50
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I'm seeing a few 550s for sale. Not to many 650s. My 650 only reved to less than 9000 rpm. While my 525 hit 14000 rpm. The 650 made strong torque everwhere. The 525 not so much.
So my question is: where does the 550 fall in on this curve? Is it a low rever like the 650? Or a high rever like the 525? Where does the torque start to really kick in.
I would love to pickup another tractor pulling rig.
What kind of 525 revs to 14000 rpms?

The KTM with it's long stroke engine doesn't go to 10000 either.
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:39 AM   #51
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Does anyone else find it impossible to find neutral while the bike is running? This is my first hyro clutch bike, so I wonder if this is a Husaberg trait or just user error.
My 650's kinda the same way. Not impossible but certainly harder than the Japanese bikes I've owned. I usually just click it into neutral as I'm rolling to a stop.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:41 AM   #52
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The guy I got this bike from said that it was owned by Rick Boseworth of Portland OR husaberg fame. I dont know if this is true or not but it was in good shape for its age and ran fast, I never had a problem with it.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:43 AM   #53
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A couple more questions about the '06 FE550E...


* Oil capacity - don't see it listed in official specs, only mentioned in the occasional oil thread at ~ 1 liter.
Is it like the KTM RFS and all in one place, or like the newer motors and in separate transmission and crankcase volumes?

* The one, large radiator - easy to put a fan kit on? Does it tend to run hot in slow technical stuff, or does that radiator do a good job?

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Battery - Is there a common upgrade similar to the KTM RFS, like swapping the Yuasa YTZ7S or YTX5L-BS battery in place of the weaker YTX4LBS. (and is there room for a bigger battery). Important if running a fan...
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:51 AM   #54
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A couple more questions about the '06 FE550E...


* Oil capacity - don't see it listed in official specs, only mentioned in the occasional oil thread at ~ 1 liter.
Is it like the KTM RFS and all in one place, or like the newer motors and in separate transmission and crankcase volumes?

* The one, large radiator - easy to put a fan kit on? Does it tend to run hot in slow technical stuff, or does that radiator do a good job?

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Battery - Is there a common upgrade similar to the KTM RFS, like swapping the Yuasa YTZ7S or YTX5L-BS battery in place of the weaker YTX4LBS. (and is there room for a bigger battery). Important if running a fan...

The rad has holes in it for a fan. Seems to run cooler than my 525 ever did. Just like the RFS bikes in the oil dept. I just upgraded to one of those new style lightweight lithium batteries.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:56 AM   #55
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The rad has holes in it for a fan. Seems to run cooler than my 525 ever did. Just like the RFS bikes in the oil dept. I just upgraded to one of those new style lightweight lithium batteries.
thank yeeew...

How about stator rewinds? I emailed Rickystator to see if they were the same unit as KTM RFS, or if they rewound 'berg stators.
I saw the Sparks rewind thread in Husaberg Unofficial as an option as well, and floating the ground.

IF I pick up this bike, I don't plan on running tons of accessories...no heated gear, etc. Most likely an 8" racelight in reasonable wattage, and a GPS (no current draw at all practically speaking)

I just want to keep the battery charged and be able to run a fan and a decent light.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:44 AM   #56
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thank yeeew...

How about stator rewinds? I emailed Rickystator to see if they were the same unit as KTM RFS, or if they rewound 'berg stators.
I saw the Sparks rewind thread in Husaberg Unofficial as an option as well, and floating the ground.

IF I pick up this bike, I don't plan on running tons of accessories...no heated gear, etc. Most likely an 8" racelight in reasonable wattage, and a GPS (no current draw at all practically speaking)

I just want to keep the battery charged and be able to run a fan and a decent light.
I think Hair used a Trail Tech stator, but my memory's bad. My '05 is a Euro street legal model and has the headlight a tail light running of the AC lead, and the battery (DC) runs the horn and turn signals, works pretty good. 60watt headlight is max, with an LED tail light, at least on mine. The Trail Tech race light with a 55w bulb does pretty good.

My 650 boiled over 2 times early on, but the '06 and up had better air flow from a redesigned tank. I bought a fan kit, but overheating hasn't been a problem with the Clark tank. Also, '06 and up have a bung in the radiator for the fan's temp sending unit. If I ever install the fan, I'll put a switch on it as I think runs even after you shut off the engine.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:41 AM   #57
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thanks....there's a wealth of information out there, and I'm beginning to scratch the surface of it a bit.

It's super easy to get a bike plated in CO, beyond that I'd like it to be done right with possibly a Trick dualsport kit....I emailed Dale the other day.

I see that Clarke has their 4 gallon tank on their site for $188....cheaper than my 'usual' place, JustGasTanks.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:36 PM   #58
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than my 'usual' place, JustGasTanks.
Even with the discount?
www.JustGasTanks.com 5% discount to ADVrider inmates, coupon code: Advrider
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:47 PM   #59
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thank yeeew...

How about stator rewinds? I emailed Rickystator to see if they were the same unit as KTM RFS, or if they rewound 'berg stators.
I saw the Sparks rewind thread in Husaberg Unofficial as an option as well, and floating the ground.

IF I pick up this bike, I don't plan on running tons of accessories...no heated gear, etc. Most likely an 8" racelight in reasonable wattage, and a GPS (no current draw at all practically speaking)

I just want to keep the battery charged and be able to run a fan and a decent light.
I'll let you know how my stator upgrade works out. I've got the stock stator that I pulled out of my 400 EXC, so I'm going to pull the side cover off my 550 and see if they're the same. I think they are but I want to be sure before I buy the TT kit. I'm running my 550 in a Rally in February and the last stage is usually in the dark, so I'll need the DC power for an HID headlight.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:57 PM   #60
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the DC power for an HID headlight.
Take a look at the LEDs in my sig

I'm gonna put a couple of the 10 watts on my 98 400FE
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