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Old 05-23-2012, 10:47 PM   #76
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Looking forward to your comparisons since you will have all the pieces.
Hey Finn, so some quick'n dirty pix to show the GL vs WM saddle bag fitting. I did not go to a lot of effort to fully strap down the WM harness tightly but it is in the right place for the pix.


You already know how the GL MoJavi fits, but for others it basically it wraps around the seat rear and does allow the seat to come off.






The Wolfman rackless saddlebag harness can also fit under the edge of the rear seat, but it prevents proper usage of the the large center strap. You could mount this way and go with two Medium Rolies on the sides, and maybe a Small Rolie on top or something small enough on top not to block the seat coming off.






When it is on top of the seat, you can see all will work normally.






Here is a Medium Rolie strapped on top, just center strap, Rolie side straps not installed yet, which would be a much firmer tie-down. This is just a quick-fit.






Here is 3 Medium Rolies strapped on, again with just center straps.










Hope that helps to illustrate a little bit.

I don't see any real reason to lift the seat up very often other than to look at fuses or air filter, since it has no storage under there otherwise.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:47 AM   #77
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Sorry if i missed his already, what sort of service intervals are you guys doing since you arent racing these bikes? Any plans for additional oil via a cooler or some such or does it have enough stock for extended intervals?
1500-2000 klm depending on the riding and weather for oil and oil filter changes.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:39 AM   #78
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Sorry if i missed his already, what sort of service intervals are you guys doing since you arent racing these bikes? Any plans for additional oil via a cooler or some such or does it have enough stock for extended intervals?
bike holds almost 2 qts from the factory..which is more than a comparable KTM.. but an oil cooler would be nice..get another qt or 1.5 qts on the bike.. push those oil changes out even farther... One of the Husaberg Adventure Team guys is riding a 570 up from South America to Montana.. I am following him on facebook.. very interested to hear about his maintenance procedures.. i.e. oil changes and valve checks.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:41 AM   #79
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Hey Finn, so some quick'n dirty pix to show the GL vs WM saddle bag fitting. I did not go to a lot of effort to fully strap down the WM harness tightly but it is in the right place for the pix.

Here is a Medium Rolie strapped on top, just center strap, Rolie side straps not installed yet, which would be a much firmer tie-down. This is just a quick-fit.






Here is 3 Medium Rolies strapped on, again with just center straps.










Hope that helps to illustrate a little bit.

I don't see any real reason to lift the seat up very often other than to look at fuses or air filter, since it has no storage under there otherwise.
Will be very interested to see if the rear subframe will take that much weight.. have you ridden with it much? Do you have the 70 degree tank on the bike?
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:29 AM   #80
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Will be very interested to see if the rear subframe will take that much weight.. have you ridden with it much? Do you have the 70 degree tank on the bike?
Yes I have the 70 degree tank which has threaded inserts. The PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) subframes are very strong, as shown by several riders who are traveling with them now and the Dakar bikes which loaded rear saddle fuel tanks on and those are heavy. The Medium Rolies aren't really that big and I won't be loading lead ingots into them, mostly just dry food or camping gear. It's an experiment I want to try.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:56 AM   #81
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bike holds almost 2 qts from the factory..which is more than a comparable KTM.. but an oil cooler would be nice..get another qt or 1.5 qts on the bike.. push those oil changes out even farther... One of the Husaberg Adventure Team guys is riding a 570 up from South America to Montana.. I am following him on facebook.. very interested to hear about his maintenance procedures.. i.e. oil changes and valve checks.
Do you have the Face Book link?
Is it Colebatch? Solo? Or Lucas? I was reading their Face Book page when they were climbing the mountain in Chile ... but haven't checked in.

To me, making the LONG RIDE is a really good thing ... and will really test the 'Berg in a way most moto travelers would. Both Walter and Lukas are first rate mechanics and maintenance guys. If anyone can get those bikes home, they can.

I love seeing all this prep here on this thread ... but bottom line for is:
Would anyone here actually take their Husaberg down to Tierra del Fuego ... and back? Would it be your 1st choice for such a ride? Or would you only do it as a sponsored contractor? (like Lukas and Walter are)

I'd like to see Husaberg permanently hire Walter and Lucas and let them develop a true Adventure Travel bike, one as reliable as the Japanese yet still retaining that 'Berg magic. Tough, able to carry gear and reliable with easy maintenance. I'll buy it tomorrow.

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Old 05-24-2012, 12:04 PM   #82
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http://www.facebook.com/#!/HusabergAdventureTeam Same link as before but Lukas and Walter have moved on.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:10 PM   #83
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http://www.facebook.com/#!/HusabergAdventureTeam Same link as before but Lukas and Walter have moved on.
Right, it's the USA rider, Barton, who is on the long journey back on the 570. Remember he was one of the 3 Berg riders who made it to the high point.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:42 PM   #84
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Right, it's the USA rider, Barton, who is on the long journey back on the 570. Remember he was one of the 3 Berg riders who made it to the high point.
Cool. I checked in on the Face Book page. Looks like they've picked up a few new members in their Posse. I see a KTM and a Berg ... and a woman ?? Isn't she the one Colebatch dragged across Mongolia.

I wonder if they have a separate ride report as the Face Book think has no info and not much about the trip or the bikes.
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Cool. I checked in on the Face Book page. Looks like they've picked up a few new members in their Posse. I see a KTM and a Berg ... and a woman ?? Isn't she the one Colebatch dragged across Mongolia.

I wonder if they have a separate ride report as the Face Book think has no info and not much about the trip or the bikes.
Sherri Jo Wilkins (SJ) was also on the big mountain with the boys and I think set a record for high point for a female on a motorcycle this trip. Look farther back in the Facebook log. She is on the KTM IIRC.
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Thank you for posting cyborg, that's very helpful in our quest for packing and traveling on the Husaberg. I really like that setup, and am looking forward to your further experiments.


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I've been changing my oil about every 1200 miles or so. Last time at that milage the oil came out looking very clean. 50% highway miles.
Of course I'm looking for a way to expand the oil capacity like many FE owners, I think the use of the frame rails was pretty innovative, but a less intensive install would be more attractive to me.





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Old 05-25-2012, 01:58 PM   #88
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This is our take on a long range Adv FE570, just add luggage roll to the back etc, 35L fuel................basically a rally bike minus the competition nav gear will go a long long way fast or slow, we hammer them for 9,000km in 2 weeks at Dakar, so a long cross country/continent type Adv trip would be no worry if you can handle living minimally out of your luggage roll.

Did you guys custom this yourself or someone else or was this a production sort of bolt on?
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I've been changing my oil about every 1200 miles or so. Last time at that milage the oil came out looking very clean. 50% highway miles. Of course I'm looking for a way to expand the oil capacity like many FE owners, I think the use of the frame rails was pretty innovative, but a less intensive install would be more attractive to me.
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how did your oil look after 1200 miles? the dealer recommended 600 mile changes on my 2012 570 with easy riding which seems about right, the oil was getting pretty dark after that many miles.

i'm keen on adding some extra oil capacity too without breaking the budget. i added an extra liter to a WR450F for a total cost of $100 using an oil catch can (write up here) but that was quite easy just diverting the plumbing that went into the frame and there was plenty of room behind the radiator, unlike the berg.

tapping into the cam chain and oil filter covers looks fairly painless, it's a bummer jagg dont make their oil filter adapters for katos/bergs as they are very reasonably priced.

i'm wondering if there would be room on the FE570 for one of the universal jagg oil coolers or some kind of inline oil cooler like this could be adapted?
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how did your oil look after 1200 miles? the dealer recommended 600 mile changes on my 2012 570 with easy riding which seems about right, the oil was getting pretty dark after that many miles.


I spent yesterday servicing the bike, changing the oil with a 1000 miles on it. My bike now had 3900 miles, around 100 hours. This oil saw more highway than dirt as I have only been doing local rides lately, hopefully I can pack it up soon and go somewhere.
Here's what the oil looked like, though I did take a sample and am going to totally geek out and send it in to www.blackstone-labs.com to get analyzed to see what's really going on. I'll post up the results when I get them, and if anyone else cares to send in their own sample for comparison that would be great. They will send you the sample kit free of charge.
As you can see there was a little bit of particles on the plug, the Scott's filter had a very small amount of visible debris on it, the other screen-plug underneath had a couple of small bits too.

















Old and New oil.


















After the service I gave the bike a throughout washing and then with great Adventure spirit and determination I rode it to the grocery store and pushed the limits of how much BBQ supplies I could fit in the onboard bags... It was so frikin' gnarly I almost didn't make it home, but the Berg' pulled through and delivered.






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