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Old 12-19-2012, 08:58 PM   #3136
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Mud guard

Inspired by rensho's suggestion, I installed a couple pieces of Velcro to secure my mud guard to the swing arm. I am not sure if it will work - the Velcro doesn't stick too well to the swing arm. I don't know if that is because it is so cold in my garage, or if it because of the rough surface.




I also noticed that there were a few wear marks on the guard caused by my D606 tire - probably during the few times I hit around 70 mph. My guess is that the wind blew the guard back into the tire, so if this Velcro sticks, it may just solve the problem of tire wear.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:46 AM   #3137
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Inspired by rensho's suggestion, I installed a couple pieces of Velcro to secure my mud guard to the swing arm. I am not sure if it will work - the Velcro doesn't stick too well to the swing arm. I don't know if that is because it is so cold in my garage, or if it because of the rough surface.




I also noticed that there were a few wear marks on the guard caused by my D606 tire - probably during the few times I hit around 70 mph. My guess is that the wind blew the guard back into the tire, so if this Velcro sticks, it may just solve the problem of tire wear.
I would get that type of velcro that has the more positive clicking teeth and loops.. like they use for EZPass mounting. I now use it for everything on my motorcycles. That normal velcro wont last at all for that application.. no way it is going to hold up to a 70mph wind. http://www.amazon.com/4-Strips-Repla...=ezpass+velcro There is a name for this stuff.. but I cant think of what they call it so I got lazy and just searched for EZPass velcro HD/Lowes/Ace hadware usually have the same thing.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:47 AM   #3138
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:57 AM   #3139
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Inspired by rensho's suggestion, I installed a couple pieces of Velcro to secure my mud guard to the swing arm. I am not sure if it will work - the Velcro doesn't stick too well to the swing arm. I don't know if that is because it is so cold in my garage, or if it because of the rough surface.




I also noticed that there were a few wear marks on the guard caused by my D606 tire - probably during the few times I hit around 70 mph. My guess is that the wind blew the guard back into the tire, so if this Velcro sticks, it may just solve the problem of tire wear.
I'd go with some elastic string, rather than velcro. The flap is moving up and down constantly against the swinger. I was thinking of the thinnest bungie cord you can find, 1/16" or less. The stuff they use as hold downs in toys and other packaging.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:41 PM   #3140
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Duh. Of coarse the swing arm moves up and down. I replaced the Velcro with the 3M Dual Lock, which worked much better, but it took up about 1/8" of space. But it clearly isn't going to work with suspension. Time to rip it off before the glue sets up...
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:39 PM   #3141
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Anyone have trouble with a tight feeling, surging throttle on the road?

When riding on faster roads it feels like my throttle is tight and harder to turn. It also feels like very little input is needed so the throttle is very on and off. This combination makes my right wrist hurt and hand cramp up fairly quickly on the road. Makes riding it on the road kinda annoying. Seems like I am either accelerating or decelerating. This is my first street legal bike so maybe this is something I just have to get used to? Maybe a different throttle tube cam thing? Too much engine braking because of too much exhaust back pressure? Anything else I can do? The way it feels now I can't see how any of you do 100 miles on the road with this bike much less the several hundred miles some of you are reporting. I not really seem to notice it offroad since I am off and on the throttle.

In case it matters I am still on the stock six days tires, wheels have been balanced. Modified end cap, stock exhaust. 14/48 gearing.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:16 PM   #3142
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Check the cables for the correct amount of play, there should be a little bit of play at the throttle. I fitted a #1 cam on to my throttle to give it quicker and more instant response, but that is on a 390.

For a 450 and 570 I would be trying a #3 or #4 cam on the throttle to smooth things out a bit.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:58 PM   #3143
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These are the connectors Husaberg uses for the turn signal connectors:
http://www.digikey.com/product-detai...991-ND/1634732
http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSea...2R-JWPF-VSLE-S

Still looking for the connector used for the radiator fan kit so I can piggy back into that for the heated grips.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:13 PM   #3144
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These are the connectors Husaberg uses for the turn signal connectors:
http://www.digikey.com/product-detai...991-ND/1634732
http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSea...2R-JWPF-VSLE-S

Still looking for the connector used for the radiator fan kit so I can piggy back into that for the heated grips.
The fan connector is generally folded back and sitting right underneath the frame, a few inches behind the radiators. I had to take the tank off to find it.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:29 PM   #3145
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Some questions here, as im looking (maybe) to buy a used 450FE

Found 2 in local craiglist, at about half price than new

Model 2009, 4500km, 5200 CHF
or
Model 2011, 4800km, 6500 CHF

Both seems quite clean and have almost same mileage.

Witch one would you pick, considering year and price ?
Does a 2011 model worth the difference ?

Tanks for your comments

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:22 PM   #3146
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Some questions here, as im looking (maybe) to buy a used 450FE

Found 2 in local craiglist, at about half price than new

Model 2009, 4500km, 5200 CHF
or
Model 2011, 4800km, 6500 CHF

Both seems quite clean and have almost same mileage.

Witch one would you pick, considering year and price ?
Does a 2011 model worth the difference ?

Tanks for your comments
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Get the 2011. Better suspension and improved frame and stability over the '09. My .02
I have a 2011 FE390.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:34 PM   #3147
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Get the 2011. Better suspension and improved frame and stability over the '09. My .02
I have a 2011 FE390.
Definitely go the 2011.

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Old 12-30-2012, 11:15 PM   #3148
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Thank you to you both !

That's seems wise advice, so i'll contact the 2011 seller to give an eye on it (and try to drop the price)


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Old 12-31-2012, 02:57 PM   #3149
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Cush Hubs

Looking for a cush hub. The RAD site is not clear if there is one available for our bikes. FE 570.
Any info will be appreciated
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:28 PM   #3150
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Looking for a cush hub. The RAD site is not clear if there is one available for our bikes. FE 570.
Any info will be appreciated
Thanks
Same hub as the newer KTM 450/525/530's. Just get one for one of them. Also a LC4 wheels from 640 fits with a spacer. It has a Cush hub already in it. That is the route I am going. Stocks wheel with d606 tire and 48 tooth sprocket and lc4 wheel with a k60 and 45 tooth sprocket. That way I have a street legal dirt focused wheel and tire and then a true dual sport wheel set up. If you can find a used lc4 wheel then you can probably buy it, a tire, and a new sprocket for the cost of that rad hub!
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