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Old 04-06-2013, 08:45 AM   #331
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I rally had my doubts on the trials tire I actually almost took it off when I got the bike but I ran it anyway. Man these things should be illegal, it's seriously like cheating, unreal how well these things find traction
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:40 AM   #332
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I'm about to pull the trigger on an '08 550 with 2,000 miles, what are the known problems with these? any issues? thoughts?

I was going to buy a brand new ktm500exc, but for the price of the Berg I can really trick it out without the wife killing me!
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:38 AM   #333
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I'm about to pull the trigger on an '08 550 with 2,000 miles, what are the known problems with these? any issues? thoughts?

I was going to buy a brand new ktm500exc, but for the price of the Berg I can really trick it out without the wife killing me!
The '06 - '08 models were very well sorted from the factory. Normal maintenance (oil and filters, valve checks) are required, but not much else unless used very hard.

I would guess that 2000 miles equals about 100 hours, plus or minus. If you know how many "clicks" are left on the timing chain adjuster, you'll have a better idea of overall condition and how it was ridden (should have at least 6 clicks left, imo) and when that might need to be changed.

The "weep hole" (underside of the water pump) is notorious for leaking oil. Not really a big deal...just a small mess, and it isn't hard to address if you want to. However, if it starts leaking coolant and/or the oil looks milkly, then the weep hole vent is a must fix.

Look at the oil before riding it. If the engine is cold and the oil has been sitting, it should not look milky when inspected through the sight glass. Then just look on the case under the waterpump after riding it and getting it a bit warm. If you see a bit of oil or no oil, then you're good.

After that, ride it hard and take chances. Those motors love to rev!
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:16 PM   #334
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Stopped and checked it out at lunch, 50 hrs and 900 miles.... no leaks....
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:26 PM   #335
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Have over 300 hours on my 550. I did a valvetrain refresh at 200 hours. New cam follower bearings, timing chain, valve seals, HG, and dual valve springs.
I've done hree waterpump seals aswell. Only had slight coolant leaks.

I dump in some rotella every 5-8 hours, oil filter every third or fourth change, and screw/locknut valve checks at 30 hours. They are very easy to maintain. It's 10-15 minutes to change the oil, and less than an hour to do valve checks.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:19 PM   #336
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I'm in the market for a 2005-2008 550 engine, my 06 450 let the cam bearings go. First breakdown with over 4000 miles on it!
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:56 PM   #337
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Hey guys that here is my 350 http://http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/906864_584179228272999_210170341_o.jpg

I wanted to ask you guys something about the plastics of the bike , i saw a guy earlier on in the thread saying he`s got an 94 350 with gas tank and plastics off a 08 or smth .. so i wanted to ask you ,is it possible to fit a 08 or just a newer gas tank from a newer berg ? also for the rear subframe and the plastics for it can i fit those too ?
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:59 PM   #338
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The 650 transformation.....

It started as a racing SM, then switched to straight Dirt Bike, then plated and Dual Sported to this....



....then Dual Sported a little more to this....



.....then rode it 150 miles on the road and broke 11 spokes on the rear wheel



....so I had a new wheel put together with a Cush Hub (on it's way)...and had a little welding done...



I broke the subframe on my 990 Adv late last fall and while I was having it repaired I decided to strengthen up the rear of the 650 as well.... So we did this....



....and at the same time they fabbed up the kickstand tabs I'd been trying to figure out for the last 4 years...



...and on a side note, I found this paint. It's a perfect match to the OEM Husaberg color and it's got the primer mixed in.



I'll get the new wheel on when it gets here, and I'll be ready to try this beast out on a DS ride!
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:51 AM   #339
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New wheel got here!

If I can break spokes with this lace pattern and Cush hub.....then it's time for a more rigorous diet!



New skins and tube as well



Can't wait to put it together and try it out......especially since the 990's fuel filter clogged yesterday and I can't ride it now. Seems I spend equal time riding and working on them.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:13 PM   #340
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Nice bike 4corners! Sweet wheel assembly too.

Do any of you have a factory headlight and tail light/license plate mount assemblies you'd care to part with? I'm building a plated 550 using a 2001 frame. Could use the factory switchgear as well. The engine and wiring harness are 2008.

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Old 05-14-2013, 07:13 AM   #341
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.....and she's back together again!

....with a side stand for the first time since I got it!



....now I just have to put together a new front wheel. I swear it never ends
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:26 AM   #342
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Husaberg 350

I have a 95 husaberg 350 just wondering what other motors I can put in her and would anyone on here have a motor for me? Figured I'd feel it out if its not crazy money might consider swapping for a different motor ,
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:08 PM   #343
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The '95 350 should not be electric start so that means any '88 to 2000 engine that is also without the electric start will fit and, although I haven't tried it myself, any 2001 to 2008 engine should fit. I suspect this because I have a '95 501 engine mounted in a 2003 frame and it works just fine.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:59 PM   #344
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Very cool thanks for the info , how was the swap ? Direct bolt , how do u like the 501 , been reading that's the one to have

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Old 08-16-2013, 03:17 PM   #345
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Cheers all!

Recently got a 2004 FE 450 Force edition (CNC triples, different spec suspension, DID "Dirt Star" rims - kinda like Six Days KTM I guess)....

After 8 hours it went BANGGG on me.... Frikkin shit.

Pics, note the cam....spectacular....































So now I'm gathering cash to fix it, by now I got the piston, new valves, all new bearings and different little stuff like o-rings, seals....blah, blah....

I've sent the cylinder for a slight, slight hone so we'll see how that looks after I get it back, would like to skip buying a new one but if I'm not gonna be satisfied with the old one.....

Of course, new cam, timing chain, one gear out of the gear box while I'm in it etc....

Amazingly, the con rod big end looks perfect....the small end bush was bad but I got a new bush off Taffmeisters, UK. Also, I managed to source new balanser bearings here in Croatia (not available as OEM, only the whole assy = $$$$$$).

Any way......WHERE did you guys source those bigger tanks (Clarke doesn't sell them anymore), I'd love to get one...I'm even interested in a smaller sub frame tank if someone is selling.

Only thing I managed to find is 15L alu tank from Omero moto, Italy, but at a price of 850€ I'll pass on that....

Oh, yeah....can't find that Krylon spray for sale over in Europe too, doe's anybody know a web store that sells it and ships over the pond?

Cheers!

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