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Old 06-11-2012, 06:02 PM   #136
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Having a great Husaberg community online is just a bonus that I appreciate too.


Plus, it's Yellow and Blue!
Great - thanks for your thoughts. I can't afford a new bike, but it's always nice to have a dream bike project in the back of the brain...
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:13 PM   #137
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True that.


Well, to put it simply, it's not Orange!
I surely don't want to turn this into any kind of KTM vs. Husa thread, I just have known I'll never buy an orange bike, no matter how many races they win. Yeah yeah, I know my FE has KTM parts all over it, but in the end it's not a KTM, only it gets the benefits of having some of the best components proven through years of KTM's experience and dealer network parts availability with a unique Swedish design.

In my eye's I went with the Husaberg for a few key reasons to be my go to ADV bike to travel on, first off - proven fuel injection. I don't know just squat about carbs, don't ever care to especially after riding a XR650R to Baja and back.... I swore I'd never have a kick start carb'd bike.... no need to go backwards in technology IMO as I feel with a good FI system like this and a few precautions like good fuel filtering it's something I don't need to mess with or suffer with when going from 0 to 13,000 feet. With the fuel injection comes great fuel efficiency too. 50 MPG on the roads.

Electric start and a big generator so I can run heated grips, GPS, a fan and HID light without worries of draining the battery.

Top notch suspension, brakes, etc OEM. I can pay up front now or after upgrading all the various crap over the long run with a different bike.

The whole 70 engine design philosophy intrigued me, and the more I read the more I liked it, it's turned out to be a great motor with a proven reliability and longevity, what's not to like? As a non-racer I can't say if the "mass-centralisation" and 70 motor makes a huge difference for my more casual riding, I just know it turns very nicely, pulls hard and predictably, and if for just a moment while riding fast through tight woods on single track I could almost feel the bikes heritage in it's intended environment. The fact that it's now an endangered species makes it that much more fun to have for me. As long as it works well, different that the rest is good by me.

Even when fully loaded with my camping gear and fuel it's still under 300 pounds, another requirement for my next ADV bike after the 8GS and the places I found myself wanting to ride.

Having a great Husaberg community online is just a bonus that I appreciate too.


Plus, it's Yellow and Blue!
My God..........there's two of us. +1 on the "it's not orange"
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:39 PM   #138
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Are you getting good mileage out of the Dualmaxx? The one complaint I've heard about them is longevity. I hated the OEM Six Days, but fairly happy with the D606 but willing to try something different next time...
3000 klm so far and less than half worn. Should have less wear but I can't be bothered adding air after getting back on the bitumen. Would say wear is about the same as a 606 and better than the oem Six Days.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:36 PM   #139
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thanks for the reply man. I guess they write these maintenance schedules with the thought you are gong to be racing enduros through the woods every weekend or something.

Do you think with the death of the 70 degree engine that it will be hard to get parts anytime soon? Also I have read that KTM's are easy to work on, is the FE570 as well?

One more question if I may... I was looking at the Husky te630 and was wondering how it might stack up to the 570 for all this adventure/dual sporting about the globe.

oh and you know, you CAN paint your plastic (I like to black out everything I own :shrug)
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:38 PM   #140
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I was looking at the Husky te630 and was wondering how it might stack up to the 570 for all this adventure/dual sporting about the globe.
had a husky and now have a 570. the 630 is a lot heavier which is great on the road, it doesn't feel twitchy like the berg. but makes it a bit more of a handful on gnarly dirt. a lot of the weight is in the dual exhaust, but she'll still weigh 24 kg extra with an aftermarket pipe fitted. the husky isnt as highly tuned so probably more longevity, although the 570 looks damn good in this respect anyway. 630 has a 12 liter tank compared to the measly 8.5 liter on the berg. the husky is known for having a weak alloy subframe for carrying luggage, but at least you can get a rear rack on it, the plastic subframe on the berg generally means soft luggage only.

to my way of thinking those are the main points. the berg is a great dirt bike that makes a handy pint-sized adv bike with some work. the 630 is more a small adv bike that you can also dirt ride, but will be a bit of a tank in gnarly stuff.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:14 AM   #141
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had a husky and now have a 570. the 630 is a lot heavier which is great on the road, it doesn't feel twitchy like the berg. but makes it a bit more of a handful on gnarly dirt. a lot of the weight is in the dual exhaust, but she'll still weigh 24 kg extra with an aftermarket pipe fitted. the husky isnt as highly tuned so probably more longevity, although the 570 looks damn good in this respect anyway. 630 has a 12 liter tank compared to the measly 8.5 liter on the berg. the husky is known for having a weak alloy subframe for carrying luggage, but at least you can get a rear rack on it, the plastic subframe on the berg generally means soft luggage only.

to my way of thinking those are the main points. the berg is a great dirt bike that makes a handy pint-sized adv bike with some work. the 630 is more a small adv bike that you can also dirt ride, but will be a bit of a tank in gnarly stuff.
Yea I figured ditching that exhaust would help with weight a lot/bit.

Its tough to make a decision. I suppose one way I get a little more road manners and the other I get a little more dirt manners. I am sure either one will feel worlds easier than my 950?
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:44 AM   #142
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Its tough to make a decision.
The 570 has a "COOL" factor that cannot be matched!


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Old 06-13-2012, 07:47 AM   #143
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Nice thread guys - I will stick around and watch this one
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:22 AM   #144
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cheap luggage and fuel option?

i put a post up on the unofficial berg site but don't think there are too many adv riders over there.

basically can't afford decent luggage or aftermarket fuel tanks etc for a while due to actually buying the berg. i'm finding that a dry bag from camping stores does the trick for small loads, just bungee strapped down and with rubber strips stuck to the fender that stop the bag moving around due to its rubberised finish. this has worked great for day rides...



next step is for the overnighters. i've got a flat-based 5 liter jerry can that fits in well and still allows plenty of room for luggage. i haven't tested this over rough terrain yet but basically i'm wondering if it will be fine with enough bungee straps on it? i'm a bit of noob to luggage and just want to make sure it all stays on, even if i'm resorting to budget options.

just wondering what's the heaviest load you guys have safely had on the rear for long trips? or more accurately, has anyone damaged their subframe, and how heavy was the luggage? there is an upcoming ride where i'd probably need a 10 liter jerry can, so i figure i'd have about 15kg on the rear (i'd keep the jerry can mostly over the seat to minimize stress to the subframe).

i don't know if it would all be getting too top heavy and unstable, but pictured it would be something like below. on top is a kriega 10 liter tail bag i use for day rides. it would just have light soft luggage in it.



any tips appreciated. i know i really need the giant loop bags and underseat tank etc, but they are probably six months of being affordable.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:50 AM   #145
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Hate bungy cords and they can be friggin dangerous when they let fly or come loose and wrap around your rear wheel.

Buy a good set of Andy Straps, Rok Straps or similar, a lot stronger, a lot more secure and won't let your bag move around much. Super Cheap had some decent dry bags on sale last week, surprising quality for the price.

Recommend Kriega gear otherwise for less of an outlay than the Giant Loop type. Also look at a quality backpack to carry your lighter gear that may take up room. Again, Kriega make some very comfortable back packs designed for bike use.
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:23 AM   #146
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personally, i try not to carry fuel on the rear at all. it hammers on the up and down motion and is a lever in the side to side. i believe it is the clincher in a broken sub frame. your bike looks awsome. shoulda bought that dakar preped one. what are the oil change intervals?
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:27 AM   #147
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+ 1 on that Digga.

That Dakar bike would be nice all right, oil change if bike worked hard is at 1000 klm or ridden normally (?) you can get 1500 - 2000 klm.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:27 PM   #148
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cheers cruz. not a big fan of the bungee straps either, even if they are berg colours.

yep, dealer said 1000km and i'll stick with that even though i'm never revving her hard. i'd like to extend the oil capacity but the running the oil lines into the frame for an extra 800ml like this guy did all looks beyond my extremely limited mechanical abilities.

rekluse auto clutch should arrive tomorrow so hopefully have fitted up for this weekend.

cruz, have you messed around the positioning of the front forks in the triple clamps for adventure riding? i find the 570 turns on a dime in the dirt but just feels a bit twitchy at 100kmh on the highway. i was thinking of dropping the forks in the triple clamps a tad to see if i get a bit more stability. the forks currently sit about 5mm above the top of the clamps.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:57 PM   #149
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Mine are close to level at the top fork crown but are more stable than standard after Dave did my suspension front and back.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:57 AM   #150
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Kriega Rack Loops on an FE450

HI all

just got some of the new kriega rack loops to hold my trail kit on my berg, having the kriega us-5 and us-10 already these seemed a good idea and no un-necessary straps etc to catech on anything. at a later date i can expand to the full overlander-30 setup if needs be.







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