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Old 03-07-2013, 05:13 PM   #3601
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Looks like the business end of it has had the hoses removed. When the dealer desmogged my KTM, they ended up leaving a similar looking solenoid valve-looking thing electrically connected, but with hoses removed. They said some of the bikes seemed not to like not having it plugged in, and for the modest weight penalty they just left it on. I haven't bothered to remove it.
Ok, thanks. Wasn't sure if it made a difference or not.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:55 PM   #3602
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Ok, thanks. Wasn't sure if it made a difference or not.
We have ours removed. Plug just sitting there.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:23 PM   #3603
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Ok, thanks. Wasn't sure if it made a difference or not.
Pretty sure mine is sitting in a bag in a box in the garage.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:50 PM   #3604
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Well mine is going bye be just in case. Gotta remove it so I can stuff some tools in there anyway. I will make sure to tape up the fitting nice and tight.

Got Ned's DoubleTake mirror installed yesterday and it is a huge improvement for me over stock and the HDB set I had.

Hopefully get the turn signals working soon. Need to connect the hand warmer wiring. Tank bag from flea market bought. New boots, AFX dual sport helmet, and d606 rear on the way! Getting excited about some warmer weather and riding!
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:53 PM   #3605
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Pretty sure mine is sitting in a bag in a box in the garage.
+1 Bike doesn't miss it at all
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:55 PM   #3606
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+1 Bike doesn't miss it at all



+2 Yup.

And the secret tool spot works great!




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Old 03-09-2013, 03:19 AM   #3607
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+2 Yup.

And the secret tool spot works great!




Makes me wonder if this area was "engineered" with this purpose in mind. It is a perfect pocket for a small storage area.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:32 PM   #3608
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Parked my FE390 on some soft ground a few weeks ago, after a while the side stand sunk into the ground and the bike fell over. Bent the side stand a little bit and today it finally gave up and folded forward, no longer able to hold the bike up.

Is there an after market side stand available that is strong enough to take a small amount of abuse? I never put any weight on the stand but it would be nice not to have to baby it so much all the time.


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Old 03-12-2013, 06:57 PM   #3609
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Parked my FE390 on some soft ground a few weeks ago, after a while the side stand sunk into the ground and the bike fell over. Bent the side stand a little bit and today it finally gave up and folded forward, no longer able to hold the bike up.

Is there an after market side stand available that is strong enough to take a small amount of abuse? I never put any weight on the stand but it would be nice not to have to baby it so much all the time.
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I haven't heard on this mega thread or elsewhere that the FE Bergs had a weak kickstand issue. I think you may have gotten unlucky and the stand sinking and bike leveraging it just right managed to bend it a little and then the structural integrity was gone.

I sometimes do sidestand swivels to turn my FE390 180degrees around on super tight trails, even with luggage on it, and that puts a lot of weight on my OEM stand and it's never had any problems.

ProMoto Billet makes aftermarket stands for dirtbikes call "Kick-It" but not sure if the KTM version would fit a FE Berg.

http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=25
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:49 AM   #3610
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I haven't heard on this mega thread or elsewhere that the FE Bergs had a weak kickstand issue. I think you may have gotten unlucky and the stand sinking and bike leveraging it just right managed to bend it a little and then the structural integrity was gone.

I sometimes do sidestand swivels to turn my FE390 180degrees around on super tight trails, even with luggage on it, and that puts a lot of weight on my OEM stand and it's never had any problems.

ProMoto Billet makes aftermarket stands for dirtbikes call "Kick-It" but not sure if the KTM version would fit a FE Berg.

http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=25

Thanks for the link, I'm going to call them and see if they can fit a Husaberg.

As for the weak kickstand, the dealer warned me about it being weak the first time I looked at the bike. My KTM friends tell me KTM kickstands are weak, the berg's stand looks to be made the same as KTMs.
However, you're right, I don't see mention of it on this or the other large berg thread.


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Old 03-16-2013, 08:40 AM   #3611
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I'm on my 3rd kickstand, I'd say they are kind of a weak component on the bikes.
Still haven't found any aftermarket stand for it, but I haven't looked since the bike was new to me after breaking #1 stand.

One broke in a situation just like yours, on soft ground, another with me being carless and now I have my third reinforced and pay close attention to it.

Coming up from the bottom the stand is hollow for about 3.5 inches and mine broke right after the hollow part starts each time. I found an aluminum rod that just fit, jammed it in there and had a new slightly larger foot welded on the bottom.
So far so good.


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Old 03-16-2013, 11:51 AM   #3612
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Thanks for the link, I'm going to call them and see if they can fit a Husaberg.

As for the weak kickstand, the dealer warned me about it being weak the first time I looked at the bike. My KTM friends tell me KTM kickstands are weak, the berg's stand looks to be made the same as KTMs.
However, you're right, I don't see mention of it on this or the other large berg thread.


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They are known to be weak. Anyone that likes to dismount their bikes by standing on the peg and swinging their leg over to stand down is really asking for it. That puts all your weight on that little kickstand.
Mine's been fine, but i treat it delicately.
The foot is small, so changing that would be a big plus.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:30 PM   #3613
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Mine cracked at the top across the hole the bushing and mounting bolt goes through. The flange on the bushing also cracked and deformed allowing the stand enough slack to push outward and past the stop that keeps it from folding forward.

Other than the sinking in the ground tip over I have not put any stress on the stand other than normal side stand duty.


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Old 03-17-2013, 08:44 AM   #3614
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Hi guys, just finished the Tuareg Rally with my 640 Adventure. Most other riders have much lighter bikes, ktm 450, 530, suzuki dr z 400, Husqvarna and I saw quite a lot of Husaberg 70.

Now I am thinking about buying a Husaberg to prepare my next rally bike. The bike is almost perfect as it comes, need only rear fuel tank, and few instruments..

I will not be able to compare these bikes before buying it. I will buy second hand and I wanted to ask if there is any difference in reliability between the 390, 450 and 570.

The about the year. Is there any difference between the models 2008 until the last ones produced in 2012?

About the engine, is there really a sensible difference between a 390 and a 450?

thanks!!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:55 AM   #3615
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I have a friend that is looking to purchase a 2011 FE390. Anything he should look for? Reliable? Any reason to stay away from this bike?
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