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Old 01-12-2013, 10:30 PM   #151
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I bought a Husaberg FE 350 about a month ago. It was a very hard choice for me to make because Im a big guy and crave HP.

Well I must say this little 350 runs real strong with tons of tq. I added a FMF Megabomb header and FMF Q4. This combo made a nice gain from idle to the rev limiter. The power is very easy to control with no real hit. Never had a flame out or lack of tq at low rpm. This bike runs better than my 2013 KTM 300 XC-W.

I added 8.0 shock spring and 50 fork springs and the new 4CS forks work fantastic for me. Very plush and never hit bottom.

I just wish it came with a kicker like the KTM.

The best part is that I got the Husaberg Ca street plated so now I can use it as a short range DS bike.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:40 PM   #152
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My new http://seatconcepts.com/ covered 350XCF-W seat pan arrived last night......slapping it on the bike today when I pick it up so my ass will never have to endure the lame/stock 2 X 4 seat pad/cover.

Stylish/stock height, all carbon wrap, with orange accent thread........nice! ....Thanks Lendon!


only other question i have is does it have the same seat hight or is it higher? i have short legs so i dont want to go higher
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:52 AM   #153
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only other question i have is does it have the same seat hight or is it higher? i have short legs so i dont want to go higher
It's really your call. Lendon will make them low/stock/high. Mine is stock.

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Seat Concepts seat/stock pan:

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Old 01-13-2013, 07:56 AM   #154
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looking good crawdaddy, very purdy with that colored stitching. After the build and you get out on some long rides, will be curious to hear your impressions moving from the WR. Or are keeping the little pokey



This is the tall version, long legs and all, but looks a bit more like a pregnant guppy. Works really great though...when I ordered from seatconcepts, requested the red lipstick sticking as well, but someone had brain fart and I received black. oh well...

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:02 AM   #155
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Heres a rear comparison. not exact angle but close enough with mine

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:11 AM   #156
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.....moving from the WR. Or are keeping the little pokey
WR is gone...sticking with 2 "Orange Aces"....the 2012 350XCF-W and 2009 300XCW Smoker

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Old 01-13-2013, 10:48 AM   #157
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WR is gone...sticking with 2 "Orange Aces"....the 2012 350XCF-W and 2009 300XCW Smoker
Seems like a lot of overlap between those two bikes. When/why would you choose one over the other?
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:35 AM   #158
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I bought a Husaberg FE 350 about a month ago. It was a very hard choice for me to make because Im a big guy and crave HP.
Do you mean a 70-degree FE-390 (393 cc, 2009 to 2012) or a much older bike that displaces 350cc's?

Edit: Oops! I forgot - or is it a new 2013 Husaberg built on the 2012 KTM 350?
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:38 AM   #159
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Thanks for the photos

I think i´ll order one
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:39 PM   #160
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Do you mean a 70-degree FE-390 (393 cc, 2009 to 2012) or a much older bike that displaces 350cc's?

Edit: Oops! I forgot - or is it a new 2013 Husaberg built on the 2012 KTM 350?

A 2013 Husaberg FE 350. Fantastic bike so far.

IDK for sure but it does seem to run much better than my buddies 2012 350 EXC (with 13/52, pipe and mapped)

I raced Mike on his YZ 426 (fresh high comp piston, hot cams, and pipe) and we both are the same weight.
1st race rolling flat ground about dead even.
2nd race rolling flat ground I pulled him by a bike.
3rd race rolling up hill dead even.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:20 PM   #161
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Seems like a lot of overlap between those two bikes. When/why would you choose one over the other?

I feel fortunate to live so close to Pamo Valley......Lusardi Truck Trail, Black Mtn Truck Trail, and Santa Isabel Truck Trail are all ~15 minutes from my driveway along with a few side trails.......fun area to ride anytime......so I headed over there with my friend Ron around noonish to break-in the 350XCF-W and get a general feel for the bike/suspension modifications.....and just generally enjoy the day......

Wow, that bike is rolling DOPE and I'm addicted already......very light, peppy and smooth fuel injection.......pretty apparent that it'll have plenty enough juice on the trails "for me".......(I haven't railed on the throttle yet.....was told to behave on the first ride)....just took it for a nice/short ~40 mile loop today and had a blast........time to dump the oil/filter and hit it a bit harder on the next ride.....

I didn't notice any of the "popping" on decel that I've read about......maybe that's unique to the EXC version.....

Definitely a much greater overlap between the 300XCW and the 350XCF-W as opposed to the 300XCW the WR250R.......the 300 and 350 both are very light and very fun whereas the WR was fun but also a bit porky......that said, the porkyness/beefy subframe/350 watt alternator made it a great ADV "traveler".........the 300 will likely be relegated to technical missions on mtn goat trails and/or heavy sand (dune) rides........slap in the right gearing and that bike kicks ass in either scenario........the 350 is replacing the WR as my new "anywhere" bike......the 350 is clearly more of a trail performer/true dirt bike than the WR and I wouldn't want to use it to go to Alaska or some other multi-week trip as I would on the WR ......but I'm confident it'll be a nice platform for short multiday exploration once I add on bigger tank or Rotopax mount.....probably not as comfortable as the WR for the inevitable/boring slab sections but it'll truly go "anywhere" once you're off the boring sections.....

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Up top on Black Mtn TT:



(you can see the trail winding up down below.....just left of the bike in the pic below)



Cruising through the trees on Santa Isabel TT before the traverse over to Black Canyon



Santa Isabel TT in the background......and fun traverse in either direction

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Old 01-13-2013, 08:15 PM   #162
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What brand TT are you running?
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:21 PM   #163
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What brand TT are you running?
Pirelli MT43: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/392/19...re-Review.aspx

I left the stock front on the bike (for now)......
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:49 AM   #164
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looking good crawdaddy, very purdy with that colored stitching. After the build and you get out on some long rides, will be curious to hear your impressions moving from the WR. Or are keeping the little pokey



This is the tall version, long legs and all, but looks a bit more like a pregnant guppy. Works really great though...when I ordered from seatconcepts, requested the red lipstick sticking as well, but someone had brain fart and I received black. oh well...

What brand handcovers are those, the big floppy ones? Thanks.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:03 AM   #165
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What brand handcovers are those, the big floppy ones? Thanks.
I'm guessing it's these: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-Flectors.aspx

I have a pair for REALLY cold mornings and/or tight trails with cactus hanging in the trail.....easy on and off......$$ well spent
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