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Old 07-24-2011, 08:31 AM   #886
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Yep, did the cut and grind to give the tube room and cut off the tab at the rear to give it the room needed.

Played around with it again today as I thought it had to be electrics to stop the motor so quickly. Found a cracked tab on the positive battery terminal, causing the problems. Will pick up a new battery.

Anyone using the Lipo type batteries such as Shorai and Anti Gravity in their Berg? Will pick up a Motobatt otherwise.

I went with the Shorai and haven't looked back.

It allowed me to get after the plastic battery box with a saw due to its reduced size compared to the stock battery, which in turn makes some room for the wiring that's stuffed in behind the box. A configuration I found to be less than ideal!

I did buy an extra battery box before I went all crazy and hacked up the one on the bike just in case I screwed it up. $10 + shipping if memory serves. Anyway I didn't need the spare if anyone wants it shoot me a pm. $5 + shipping
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:19 AM   #887
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You will NOT be disappointed with Shorai

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I went with the Shorai and haven't looked back ...
Me Too [950SE]

More CCA'S & More Amp/Hour Rating than Stock = Faster Spinning & Longer Lasting

Plus, the Weight Savings makes it a Win Win Mod IMHO
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:13 AM   #888
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Shorai is in all of my bikes!
Great find Brown Dog on the mini shut off valve I like that little guy better. I will swap mine out when it wears out.
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:10 PM   #889
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Nice tip on the valve BD, already ordered one and expect my 70 deg tank next week!
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:18 PM   #890
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Glad to help adv'rs out.
I sold mower parts years ago and remembered this unit.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:07 PM   #891
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Luggage.
What is everyone using?

I pick up my FE450 Monday.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:42 AM   #892
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I have been using Kriega US-20 and US-10 combos on the back mounted via their tank adapter strap system, used backwards so the straps go to the frame near the motor and the clip strap that normally goes around the headstem goes back and around the blinkers (mounted on the rear guard, not the rear mud guard attachment) and joins underneath. Hasn't moved at all once tightened, and you can get a US-30 as well now. (Numbers are indicative of litres, and they are all waterproof roll bags.) That has probably confused the hell out of you.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:45 AM   #893
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I need someone to check their bike to see if the left side radiator outlet at the bottom tank is round in shape or is it partially flat from the factory?

Dropped mine on that side and hit the rad guard pretty hard and it worked well, but then I noticed the outlet from the rad tank was not round, but I have never taken any notice of it before.

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Old 07-29-2011, 08:22 AM   #894
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Luggage.
What is everyone using?

I pick up my FE450 Monday.
Been using the Wolfman Rolie, waterproof and versatile.
I can use all three bags at once or any combination, most of the time I just carry one on the top.



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Old 07-29-2011, 10:16 AM   #895
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First real ride on my FE450

I just did about 500 miles on my FE 450. Trailered it down to Spain to play in the Pyrenees for a few days.

A few observations ....

Seat is hard as rocks… … not much fun after 120 miles on the trail and 40 odd miles back to base along the highway.

Economical with the standard gearing was doing 100 odd miles on tank - 80 miles to reserve plus 2 litres left.

Should'a removed the rear mudguard, lost the licence plate once, then found it again, then cracked so so I taped it back on and then somewhere on the trail I lost the whole lower fender unit and turn signals….

I had a heavy duty spring on order but it didn't turn up at the shop before I left for Spain so I rode with the standard shock - not really up to my weight so I felt I wasn't getting the best out of it.

Standard gearing is to high - gonna swap for the other sprocket that came with the bike when I drop the new rear spring on.

It's seriously heaps of fun …

I reckon once set up right its gonna be rather sweet.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:18 AM   #896
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Is that a comfy seat on a Husaberg? Any chance of a full pic?

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Old 07-29-2011, 12:26 PM   #897
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Been using the Wolfman Rolie, waterproof and versatile.
I can use all three bags at once or any combination, most of the time I just carry one on the top.


Is that 2 smalls and 1 medium? Do you feel that it has enough capacity for an overnighter+? I've been researching the rolie system for a few months now and found (through you and Wolfman directly) that one could use 2 mediums and 1 large, but I haven't heard much real world experience from anyone with the saddle bag harness in general. What's your overall thoughts about the system?
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:14 PM   #898
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Is that 2 smalls and 1 medium? Do you feel that it has enough capacity for an overnighter+? I've been researching the rolie system for a few months now and found (through you and Wolfman directly) that one could use 2 mediums and 1 large, but I haven't heard much real world experience from anyone with the saddle bag harness in general. What's your overall thoughts about the system?
Yes that's correct, two smalls and one medium up top.
With this system I can go a few days but I pack light, picture shows bags at 80% capacity.

I offer both the Wolfman and Giant Loop systems, comparatively this set-up allows more carrying capacity then the Mojave bag.

Both have pros and cons, The Giant Loop is a one piece throw over the bike system, simple strap down, excellent build quality and ease of use.
Has a small top bag (good enough for first aid or some tools) Not waterproof
and the bag sits closer to your legs if you stand a lot and move around.


The Wolfman allows you to use any combination of bags depending on your ride. It's waterproof, excellent build quality, allows you the ability to compartmentalize and sits far bag enough that allows you to not be hindered by the bags if you stand and move around a lot.
The buckle strap down system is not for the impatient.





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Old 07-29-2011, 10:22 PM   #899
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Is that a comfy seat on a Husaberg? Any chance of a full pic?

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Old 07-30-2011, 02:33 AM   #900
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Here in Canada, Ive got to have a left side mirror to be "legal." Only really a problem if you get caught, but try to avoid problems instead of welcoming them.

Anyways I sorta broke the stocker off my 570 today playing in very tight trails, and was amazed at how much better woods riding was without having the mirror there. What do any of you do to keep the 5-O happy (if you need too,) and maintain handling in the trees? Not a big fan of manually removing the mirror every time I turn off the pavement, rather take my chances getting a fix-it slip.

Any ideas, or pictures of your setups would be great.
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