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Old 11-21-2012, 09:16 AM   #3046
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Great, thanks for the info, that seems easy enough! I was planning on going that route with the bracket like yours since I already have a HDB top clamp, but without the 4 holes like frosty's.

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:21 AM   #3047
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Frosty, nice setup. Can you tell me how much that package above weighs? HDB stuff looks great but I've always wondered how much weight it adds to the front.
Not trying to steal Frosty's thunder or anything on these last 2 posts but the HDB stuff is very light! Obviously it weighs more than stock but it is billet aluminum and Paul seems to have an eye out for strength while keeping parts as light as possible. I can tell no difference.

* not sure if the ktm/husaberg stuff is officially on the site yet (it wasn't 2 months ago when I ordered my parts) but I had to order everything thru e-mail. My only gripe was that the computer protector came un-anodized and I had to rattle can it black to match. Not a huge deal, I didn't even say anything about it to Paul, just make sure you emphasize EXACTLY what you want and he is clear about it. Great workmanship otherwise.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:41 AM   #3048
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:45 AM   #3049
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How different are the FS570 and FE570, suspension-wise? I have about given up on my 500EXC ever coming in, and seem to have missed the last of the FE570's. Seems like there are a few FS570's still on dealer floors. If the suspension is simply a little shorter, that's fine. I can throw a set of dirt wheels on it and be good to go. But I know sometimes (KTM690 comes to mind) they make big changes like, I believe, a non-leading axle fork. I am not concerned about the ginormous front rotor offroad. Anyone know the details of the differences?
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:53 AM   #3050
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Thanks for the positive comments guys, i hope it all works out and will be working on it some more this weekend

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)Where are you putting your lights?
initially am thinking about mounting under the bars out of the way for when i drop it but am not 100% on that idea yet

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My bars are raised up about 2" with a Scott's submount and some risers, was wondering if there's going to be enough slack in the wires on all the OEM indicator lights and for the computer. How high are your bars raised?
I like your plan, was thinking something along those lines and will be interested in seeing your location of a fuse block too.
my bars are 17mm above standard on a mount to take the scotts damper (i dont have one yet but planning too at some point) i think any more than that will need some of the wires extending ... rtf has just confirmed that


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Frosty, nice setup. Can you tell me how much that package above weighs? HDB stuff looks great but I've always wondered how much weight it adds to the front.
i'll try and weigh them at the weekend but its all nice and light;)

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I have the HDB top clamp and computer protector but used the one that had 4 holes for the lights built in. I have 2 1/2" risers and I had to extend 3 of the 4 wires for the indicators. 1 just barely and 2 a couple of inches. The computer had plenty of room.
Cool wish i had known it had been done before i would have picked your brains first!
i considered that setup but was concerned about the wires for lights being exposed hence the mod i had done. did you have any problems with the brake line getting taught around the comp unit? am guessing that with the higher bar risers the comp unit is totally above the headlight mask? i think mine is going to clash

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Not trying to steal Frosty's thunder or anything on these last 2 posts but the HDB stuff is very light!.
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* not sure if the ktm/husaberg stuff is officially on the site yet (it wasn't 2 months ago when I ordered my parts) but I had to order everything thru e-mail. My only gripe was that the computer protector came un-anodized and I had to rattle can it black to match. Not a huge deal, I didn't even say anything about it to Paul, just make sure you emphasize EXACTLY what you want and he is clear about it. Great workmanship otherwise.
there is a ktm parts section on his site now, like you when i was trawling for a solution there was no mention of the ktm comp protectors, only happened to come across them when trawling an HDB post on here
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:58 AM   #3051
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Frosty, nice setup. Can you tell me how much that package above weighs? HDB stuff looks great but I've always wondered how much weight it adds to the front.
Pauls stuff if GREAT!!!
Weight???? it is about a hen wey
Come on !!!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:02 PM   #3052
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Cool wish i had known it had been done before i would have picked your brains first!
i considered that setup but was concerned about the wires for lights being exposed hence the mod i had done. did you have any problems with the brake line getting taught around the comp unit? am guessing that with the higher bar risers the comp unit is totally above the headlight mask? i think mine is going to clash


there is a ktm parts section on his site now, like you when i was trawling for a solution there was no mention of the ktm comp protectors, only happened to come across them when trawling an HDB post on here
Like yours better. It is slicker! I have too many holes on my top clamp and not enough things to plug in them.(That sounds kinda dirty!) right now I just have a rocker switch for heated grips that is going to take up one of the top holes and then either a USB charging port or power let port for the other one. The bottom holes will remain empty for now. My brake line runs in front of the computer but no problems with it getting caught up or anything. It has rubbed the paint of a small section. Ya, the computer sits above the mask. I think it looks a little goofy. I am going to push the mask forward a little more (already have it spaced 6-8mm forward now to keep the steering damper clamp from rubbing the harness) and make a small windscreen-ish thing to come off the mask and slightly above the computer. That should provide some protection and shade for reading the computer.


I will have to check out the site soon. Now that I am pretty sure I am keeping my other bike I will have to get a dedicated set of bark busters for the Husaberg. Changing the set of Pro-bends back and forth is a hassle! I am gonna get Paul's hand guards with a left side fold in mirror and integrated turn signals. I believe Lost has the same set up. Very snazzy!
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:44 PM   #3053
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How different are the FS570 and FE570, suspension-wise? I have about given up on my 500EXC ever coming in, and seem to have missed the last of the FE570's. Seems like there are a few FS570's still on dealer floors. If the suspension is simply a little shorter, that's fine. I can throw a set of dirt wheels on it and be good to go. But I know sometimes (KTM690 comes to mind) they make big changes like, I believe, a non-leading axle fork. I am not concerned about the ginormous front rotor offroad. Anyone know the details of the differences?
TIA
The triples also have less offset and the front brake is radial.

If you can get a FS for a good deal go for it, I'll trade you my 2012 FE parts.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:54 PM   #3054
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Have got this far at the moment:



i've run a single cable up from the battery to the headstock, my plan is to run this into a fuzeblock to distribute the power from there. I'm hoping that with the comp protector mounted on top of the top clamp and raised up by the bar risers this will leave enough space underneath for the fuzeblock ...... we will see
Nice work Ian! I want to go the same way with the Fuzeblock and I think it can fit if you move the headlight forward a bit. Paul made me a prototype, not sure if he has them for sale yet?

The left part goes between lower triple and fender, the brackets on the right go in between mask and rubber straps:

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Old 11-22-2012, 04:57 AM   #3055
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I love my berg but for me the 570 is too tall, too heavy and too much power for some of the tight nasty rocky rooty muddy trails of New England. I am old and not strong anymore and I use this bike for "dual sporting" but tend to avoid the real technical stuff. Since I am thinking about getting a lighter bike and running some enduros next season, I figured what the hell I might as well get a benchmark for my endurance and ability by running one on my 570. I decided to hit the final NETRA enduro of the season known as the Black & Blue. My goal was to not hour out before gas (half way). Well, I made it the whole way without houring out. Ended up finishing 24th out of 34 C riders. Felt good running my first race since 1978. I ran a Rekluse EXP clutch for the first time ever and I am sure that is the reason I made it through the whole course.

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Old 11-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #3056
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Is that a Mefo Super Explorer in 140/80/18 size you have fitted?

How is the clearance with it, plus your thoughts on it so far?
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:25 PM   #3057
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Nice work Ian! I want to go the same way with the Fuzeblock and I think it can fit if you move the headlight forward a bit. Paul made me a prototype, not sure if he has them for sale yet?

The left part goes between lower triple and fender, the brackets on the right go in between mask and rubber straps:

Me want. Just what I've been looking for... I'll see if Paul has any available, or is planning to have some for sale soon....

Hmmm, spoke to soon. I guess I am confused (easily done ). Which Paul?
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:16 PM   #3058
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Is that a Mefo Super Explorer in 140/80/18 size you have fitted?

How is the clearance with it, plus your thoughts on it so far?
Bruce....ahaaa, you're looking for a Mefo SE for your bike now???

You would already have read this from 70deg Adv thread:
The Mefo Super Explorer tire was just awesome. Once I got to trusting it in the corners I was surprised the traction it provided, especially on fast loose roads, and in deep sand + silt beds + rock garden washes. Excellent pavement handling too.
It is now my go to long distance adventure tire, easily capable of 3000+ miles of hard riding. I will still keep a D606 on for SoCal riding, but when I need to not worry about tire changes this is the one. I liked it better than the 908RR overall, which would be a comparable tire.

You might also remember my short love affair with a 990 that turned sour early on when the bitch turned out to be only after my money, wasn't as good a ride as any swedish women (TE, FE) I've had. (Are german/austrian women THAT bad), bashed me up, and just kept needing stuff.
Well I had two MEFO Super Explorers on it.

Summary, a cheaper (for that bike) tire. Was $220 instead of $300 for similar. Looked great. Very hard wearing with the downside that a couple of times on bitumen when a bit of rain fell I thought that the tire appearred to have zero grip. I had the feeling as I rode along a couple of times that the back tire was a slick on ice...... It was briefly as if the tire had completely come off the rim. I suspect the ultrahard rubber and the reverse tractor thread might not bite into smooth bitumen through a film of water.
Maybe this is the case with all road tires, it certainly is not the case with true knobbies in this situation. But a true knobby on the 990 would last 100kms. Not 4000-6000.
My advice for your 390 is a mid hard enduro tire and enjoy it in the dirt. WTF, only $100 from MPE. 1/3 the price of a big bike tire.
But for the hard gravel roads we often ride, I think just about anything would do. Last years Christmas ride I had it on and was new, never had any traction problems at all. And some of that was more enduro than "Adventure".

edit: And you're such an easygoing rider that any rear will last for ever anyway.......
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:54 PM   #3059
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Is that a Mefo Super Explorer in 140/80/18 size you have fitted?

How is the clearance with it, plus your thoughts on it so far?


Yes, it fits just fine, though clearance is tight with the shock protector flap and it has rubbed it. Doesn't touch the swing arm or chain.

Like blackduk quoted my post from the Husa ADV Traveler thread, in brief, I really like it. It's the best compromise tire I have used so far, meaning a tire that will get me through a large variety of terrain and stand up to many 500+ mile days on pavement to get to and from home.
Excellent in Baja on those rocky gravel roads, miles of deep sand, a little mud, and more rocks and loose dirt. Also confidence inspiring on pavement both wet and dry, my last 300 miles of interstate was in the rain, and I had no issues and rode the same speeds I would have if dry. Fun in the twisties too. (not in the rain) ;)
Consistent cornering traction, not just letting go but letting you slide out of corners with confidence on the dirt.

Would a knobby be better in the dirt? You bet.
Would a knobby last 3000 miles? Never, I would have needed to do multiple tire changes if I was running knobby's and on this last trip would have been nearly impossible. Tire changes in the states is a little easier, but I'd rather ride with a slight compromise than spend time and money tracking down a tire on the road. As why I tried out the MEFO, and found the compromise not all that bad at all. The 908RR which I've ran on the Husa, and many of them on my GS would be the closest comparable tire to the MEFO, same performance with forward traction, but I found the MEFO to work better for me in the corners, especially when getting loose.
I want to just add gas and ride when I'm moving = Husaberg FE570 and MEFO SE works pretty darn well for that.

One thing is for sure, from my experience with the same tires on my 800GS and then on my Husaberg, the weight and power delivery differences make comparing the same tire on far different bikes pretty hard.
The 908RR and D606 handle very differently when on the same roads with the same tires and much different bikes, at least for me.


I might add, the IRC TR8 Battle Rally Front Tire also was great for this trip and is wearing nicely, I'd say it will be good for 5000 mixed miles. At $65 it offsets the cost of the MEFO and pairs well with it. Handle very similar to a D606 or a TKC-80 front, but is much cheaper.

For about $250 a set these tires will fulfill my needs for long distance DS riding just fine.


Happy Thanksgiving my fellow American Husa riders!








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