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Old 11-27-2010, 08:18 AM   #1
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The 1988-2008 Husaberg Thread

Okay, the 70 degree guys have their own thread, so I thought I'd get one going for the rest of us.
If you have a 350 through 650 please feel free to post any pics, tips or tricks you may have for these awesome machines.

Here's mine:

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'05 FE650E. All stock with the exception of lower gearing and richer jetting.
This bike is an absolute rocket.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:04 AM   #2
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I've never ridden them, but have much admired them. Maybe I'll get one some day to keep the BRP company
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:36 PM   #3
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These bikes are very special. I have a fc550 and previously a 400Fe. They are cheaper than similar year KTM and I would I would definitely prefer one of them to any Japanese bike. Both of them now have stators that you cannot find new and that fail continuously. When they work, they kick ass. When they don't they need a heavy sacrifice of or $$.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:13 PM   #4
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These bikes are very special. I have a fc550 and previously a 400Fe. They are cheaper than similar year KTM and I would I would definitely prefer one of them to any Japanese bike. Both of them now have stators that you cannot find new and that fail continuously. When they work, they kick ass. When they don't they need a heavy sacrifice of or $$.
You may already be aware of this but for those who aren't, a lot, but not all, of the SEM ignition (2003 and older I believe) bikes had problems with the stators failing prematurely.
There's a gentleman in Spain on www.husaberg.org who goes by Sparks.
You send him your bad stator, he rewinds it better than new and sends it back. That should be the end of your stator problems.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:04 PM   #5
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I've never ridden them, but have much admired them. Maybe I'll get one some day to keep the BRP company
Do it! They co-habitate quite nicely.

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Old 11-27-2010, 03:10 PM   #6
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Okay, the 70 degree guys have their own thread, so I thought I'd get one going for the rest of us.
If you have a 350 through 650 please feel free to post any pics, tips or tricks you may have for these awesome machines.

Here's mine:

[IMG][/IMG]
[IMG][/IMG]

'05 FE650E. All stock with the exception of lower gearing and richer jetting.
This bike is an absolute rocket.
So its back off the block AGAIN
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:22 PM   #7
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So its back off the block AGAIN
Yes it is...

I keep telling myself I don't need this bike.......just pick up a WR450 or something.....maybe just keep the XR600 for the trail bike.... and then I ride it again and think What the he!! am I thinking selling this!

Soooo...yes it's off the block AGAIN.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:40 PM   #8
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maybe i missed it but how does the berg 650 compare to a xrr?

i have a seat cover for a 93 fe600 i had if anybody wants it
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:14 PM   #9
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To put it simply, the Husaberg is faster, handles better, is 40-50 pounds lighter and makes a lot more power.
And, believe it or not, the 'berg is easier to work on.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:28 PM   #10
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Ya guys that have never had them

'90something up to 2001 some are great but the next gen motor is faster, chassie was behind the motor

there is a different motor from 2001

01-04 were growing years
05-08 outstanding and bullett proof with proper maint.

kind of thinking the 70degree grows some to
maybe next year

every time I get on mine it's like catchin that old hot girl and the smile is on
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:14 AM   #11
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Yes it is...

I keep telling myself I don't need this bike.......just pick up a WR450 or something.....maybe just keep the XR600 for the trail bike.... and then I ride it again and think What the he!! am I thinking selling this!

Soooo...yes it's off the block AGAIN.
I've done the same thing with my Super Enduro but once I hit some trails with it or a nice dirt road, I think the same exact thing

I've been keeping an eye on your 650 but I never had the confidence that you would actually follow through
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:07 PM   #12
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And, believe it or not, the 'berg is easier to work on than the XRR.
I'm trying to figure this out. My FX470e has been on the stand waiting for me to split the cases to check the piston. Is it really easier? Granted I'm doing it to also make the counterbalancer upgrade, but what is the advantage to this design? This will be the first time really tearing into this bike and it's making me long for a 2-stroke as I'm contemplating the thought of doing it.

BTW - I love this bike when it's running. It's got all of the upgrades done except the counterbalancer. Last time it was running it just quit though and now it has low compression. Leakdown test didn't really show much. I'm suspecting a valve.

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Old 01-24-2012, 05:31 AM   #13
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I'm trying to figure this out. My FX470e has been on the stand waiting for me to split the cases to check the piston. Is it really easier? Granted I'm doing it to also make the counterbalancer upgrade, but what is the advantage to this design? This will be the first time really tearing into this bike and it's making me long for a 2-stroke as I'm contemplating the thought of doing it.

BTW - I love this bike when it's running. It's got all of the upgrades done except the counterbalancer. Last time it was running it just quit though and now it has low compression. Leakdown test didn't really show much. I'm suspecting a valve.
I was speaking of general maintenance and getting to things. Guess I should have been more specific. I've never had to go inside the engine on any of the XR650Rs I've owned or the FE650.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:51 AM   #14
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I was speaking of general maintenance and getting to things. Guess I should have been more specific. I've never had to go inside the engine on any of the XR650Rs I've owned or the FE650.
No problem. I was hoping I was missing something and you were going to help me regain my faith.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:13 AM   #15
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My blueprinted 94 501 was faster than the 00 FE650 I had for a few months, however suspension is obviously an improvement over the 1st Gen Bergs
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