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Old 07-11-2013, 09:56 PM   #4036
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Nice looking cheap 570 if someone is looking

That is super low miles for so little mulah!

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Old 07-13-2013, 04:45 PM   #4037
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Offical End of Husaberg

Old news perhaps, but I just read in an English dual sport mag. that 2014 will be the last of the Bergs. KTM now owns Husky and of course Husaberg - they say they are "reuniting" the brands as Bergs were an offshoot of Husky some time ago. It was the opinion of the author of the article that one of the main reasons for keeping the Husky brand (rather than Berg - assuming you must drop one) was it's reputation in the USA, going back to Steve McQueen and On Any Sunday.

I'm OK with this as the 70* bikes are almost all KTM parts but this won't help our resale values - but I have no intention of selling mine anytime soon.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:45 AM   #4038
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Hey Guys, those of you w a Safari frt tank how did you route the crossover hoses ? Did you run the r/h one under the throttle body ? Did you route the main line around the c/s sprocket ? Just looking @ options. Thanks, WW
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:18 AM   #4039
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Old news perhaps, but I just read in an English dual sport mag. that 2014 will be the last of the Bergs. KTM now owns Husky and of course Husaberg - they say they are "reuniting" the brands as Bergs were an offshoot of Husky some time ago. It was the opinion of the author of the article that one of the main reasons for keeping the Husky brand (rather than Berg - assuming you must drop one) was it's reputation in the USA, going back to Steve McQueen and On Any Sunday.

I'm OK with this as the 70* bikes are almost all KTM parts but this won't help our resale values - but I have no intention of selling mine anytime soon.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:29 AM   #4040
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Midwest cLevers

Well they arrived and are fitted, only had one short ride on them so far and first impressions are favourable but not perfect :p

really nicely made, the clutch lever is a perfect 2 fingers for me and pulling the lever back to the bar without crushing my fingers is no problem where they get the 50% reduction in pull is beyond me, if anything it feels slightly heavier than stock. maybe their figures are for a different model, my scales read it as a 10lb pull back to the bar. if i'm bored one day i'll put the stock unit back on and measure that

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for the brake lever i reckon thats a finger and a half rather than two, my middle finger is pulling against the "ball" at the end. feels comfortable and no issues braking but will have to get a few more miles under the belt before i make a firm decision on it especially as i've just replaced my front pads.

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Old 07-15-2013, 12:04 PM   #4041
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Well they arrived and are fitted, only had one short ride on them so far and first impressions are favourable but not perfect :p

really nicely made, the clutch lever is a perfect 2 fingers for me and pulling the lever back to the bar without crushing my fingers is no problem where they get the 50% reduction in pull is beyond me, if anything it feels slightly heavier than stock. maybe their figures are for a different model, my scales read it as a 10lb pull back to the bar. if i'm bored one day i'll put the stock unit back on and measure that

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for the brake lever i reckon thats a finger and a half rather than two, my middle finger is pulling against the "ball" at the end. feels comfortable and no issues braking but will have to get a few more miles under the belt before i make a firm decision on it especially as i've just replaced my front pads.

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Funny that you posted that. Mine came in Saturday.

Mine feel like 2 1/2 fingers. The ball hits the knuckle of my ring finger on the clutch side. I do run my levers angled very low so that may explain a little.

Don't have photos yet but on the factory street legal bikes the clutch lever hits the horn/ turn signal assembly well before full clutch disengagement. I plan to try and fix this by using a longer set screw in the pivot so it pushes the rod in further initially. Can't comment about the pull because my clutch hits the assembly right as it starts to disengage.

FYI, the brake lever does not have any sort of link or lever assembly. It appears to be exactly like the factory brake lever but 3/4 inch shorter and in fancy Anodized black! Wouldn't buy the brake lever unless you just want to match.

Will up date later but not impressed so far.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:10 PM   #4042
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Frosty, looking further at your photos I see that your lever is pretty far out, away from the bars. With mine adjusted as far as I can the lever is still pretty close. If I continue to tighten the set screw in the pivot it reaches the end of the threads and falls into the space for the rod. Did you have a problem with this? Almost like the screw is too short or they didn't machine enough threads into the pivot.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:11 PM   #4043
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so that may explain a little.

Don't have photos yet but on the factory street legal bikes the clutch lever hits the horn/ turn signal assembly well before full clutch disengagement.
mine's running the stock uk horn/turn assembly, no issues with that at all
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:18 PM   #4044
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Frosty, looking further at your photos I see that your lever is pretty far out, away from the bars. With mine adjusted as far as I can the lever is still pretty close. If I continue to tighten the set screw in the pivot it reaches the end of the threads and falls into the space for the rod. Did you have a problem with this? Almost like the screw is too short or they didn't machine enough threads into the pivot.
i havent moved the set screw at all so its screwed right in, i've got a few mm free play in the clutch lever before it bites but i've also got large hands.

when i took the bike out for the first time after setting it up cold, once the bike warmed up the clutch was slipping so i had to back out the push rod a fair amount, getting the balance completely right will take a couple more rides i think though as i was getting quite a bit of creep with the clutch in.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:34 PM   #4045
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Well they arrived and are fitted, only had one short ride on them so far and first impressions are favourable but not perfect :p

really nicely made, the clutch lever is a perfect 2 fingers for me and pulling the lever back to the bar without crushing my fingers is no problem where they get the 50% reduction in pull is beyond me, if anything it feels slightly heavier than stock. maybe their figures are for a different model, my scales read it as a 10lb pull back to the bar. if i'm bored one day i'll put the stock unit back on and measure that
What's a "clutch lever"? (Happy Rekluse Core EXP user)
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #4046
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and no more searching for neutral. even the base model exp 2.0 works a treat on the berg!
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:50 PM   #4047
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i havent moved the set screw at all so its screwed right in, i've got a few mm free play in the clutch lever before it bites but i've also got large hands.

when i took the bike out for the first time after setting it up cold, once the bike warmed up the clutch was slipping so i had to back out the push rod a fair amount, getting the balance completely right will take a couple more rides i think though as i was getting quite a bit of creep with the clutch in.
Hmmmm...wonder if there is something I am missing. With my bike warmed the clutch doesn't engage until the lever is about an inch and a half from the bar. That is adjusted in as far as the set screw will go.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:52 PM   #4048
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I hear ya. Bought one for my Honda, got the Berg, and now the Honda is for sale without ever using the rekluse. $65 is a lot cheaper than $950 though. Trade you? Lol.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:51 AM   #4049
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creep ....

anyone got any suggestions for solving my bike creep with the clutch in? i've bled the clutch through and replaced the slave unit while i was at it for a sigutech unit i had sat in my box. Bike doesnt stall if i sit with the brake on and the clutch in, but with the engine off and the clutch pulled in the bike will hardly move. any thoughts for what next?

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Old 07-16-2013, 01:07 PM   #4050
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anyone got any suggestions for solving my bike creep with the clutch in?
my berg did this from brand new. two KTM EXCs had the same issue, and a pile of kato riders i know report the same thing. apparently the way to solve it is buy a japanese bike? if it's worse than normal though then the clutch basket could be notched and need a bit of filing to straighten things up again. nice little step by step guide here.
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