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Old 01-04-2012, 08:42 PM   #1591
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Glad to help. Regarding the GL, I'm running the Mojave on my 390....which you can see in my photos (above). I'm assuming it has a very similar strapping system to the other models they make, but not certain. Anyway, its no problem near my exhaust; doesn't touch it. There is room between the frame and pipe...enough to wrap the strap and cinch it to the buckle.
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Just to be sure I wrapped some of that DEI Reflect-A-Gold around the right strap of my GL MoJavi where it goes around the backside of main frame next to the exhaust pipe, and the strap has held up great.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:07 PM   #1592
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Thanks for the info !

My bike is at the suspension shop for a spring upgrade, revalve and a 2" height reduction. Once it's back I'll test fit my GLoop.

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Old 01-05-2012, 05:21 AM   #1593
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The WRR is simply one of the best true adventure touring machines I've owned, all things considered. I could ride it to Alaska and back....no problem. Bigdog & Dingweed did it just last summer. But, I wouldn't try to do that on my Husaberg.
Greetings HF,
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Could you elaborate as to why you wouldn't use your 'Berg on an Alaska trip like 'Dog's and 'Weed's?

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Old 01-05-2012, 05:48 AM   #1594
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Greetings HF,
Thanks for your comments!
Could you elaborate as to why you wouldn't use your 'Berg on an Alaska trip like 'Dog's and 'Weed's?

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Took my SE from NC to OK and back on the TAT. With a little more wind protection, I wouldn't hesitate to do the same with my FE450.

Check out this Adventure 570...http://www.expeditionportal.com/vehi...avel-bike.html...talk about a long distance adventure bike.

Carry a spare fuel pump and injector and you're good to go. Valves have been dead nuts on since I bought my 2 Bergs.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:47 AM   #1595
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That's what I'm saying

Other than possible fuel system issues, the new 'Berg engine seems to be ideal for long distance dual-sporting.

I'm still trying to figure out why more people aren't using them for that...

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Old 01-05-2012, 11:18 AM   #1596
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That's what I'm saying

Other than possible fuel system issues, the new 'Berg engine seems to be ideal for long distance dual-sporting.

I'm still trying to figure out why more people aren't using them for that...

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All 5 Bergs entered in Dakar are still running.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:01 PM   #1597
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Just to be sure I wrapped some of that DEI Reflect-A-Gold around the right strap of my GL MoJavi where it goes around the backside of main frame next to the exhaust pipe, and the strap has held up great.
I did something similar on a week long ride and my improv heat shield fell off. The strap still did not melt. Going to roll with it as is next trip.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:04 PM   #1598
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I did something similar on a week long ride and my improv heat shield fell off. The strap still did not melt. Going to roll with it as is next trip.
I'm using DEI Fire Sleeve. I have it on the right hand strap of my Giant Loop bag in the rear and my panniers (strap touches heat shield) in the front. Very durable and no problems.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:08 PM   #1599
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All 5 Bergs entered in Dakar are still running.
One 'Berg down today, Ron on the DakarBerg team. Engine failure after they replaced the head the eve before.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:10 PM   #1600
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I'm using DEI Fire Sleeve. I have it on the right hand strap of my Giant Loop bag in the rear and my panniers (strap touches heat shield) in the front. Very durable and no problems.
DEI Fire Sleeve looks good for the job. I used the Reflect-A-Gold self-adhesive sheet because I had some left over from a under-fuel tank insulating job. Seems to hold up well wrapped around the straps.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:46 PM   #1601
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I'm using DEI Fire Sleeve. I have it on the right hand strap of my Giant Loop bag in the rear and my panniers (strap touches heat shield) in the front. Very durable and no problems.
We need pictures.

4 outta 5 Bergs still running ain't bad!
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:26 PM   #1602
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Greetings HF,
Thanks for your comments!
Could you elaborate as to why you wouldn't use your 'Berg on an Alaska trip like 'Dog's and 'Weed's?
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1) Because I own a WRR and it will run heated gear! It gets cold in them there hills.

2) Because my WRR has a 200 mile range....as is.

3) Because my WRR is a significantly better pack-mule, able to haul heavy loads, longs ways, with no worries.

4) Because my WRR can go 5,000+ miles without an oil change, if necessary.

5) Because my WRR motor was built for multi-hour, constant speed, long distance, high rpm, droning along pavement

5) Because my WRR has stereo tape, color TV, backseat bar, and reclining seat.

6) Because my WRR might commit suicide if I abandoned her so long. She needs to be stroked often

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6-1/2) Because 10k, 20k, 50k just don't make any difference to my WRR.....she'd be no worse for the wear. I doubt I could say the same for my Berg. It'd be about a 20,000 mile roundtrip for me. That would probably exceed the intended useful life for the Berg, as a practical matter. But, you give it a go and keep us posted. Bout time somebody did something really daring and exciting on a Berg!
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:39 PM   #1603
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I will be slapping on some better street-able DOT knobs and put more miles on it in the Winter while them-thar hills trails are closed right now. The OEM Bridgestones are an aggressive motocross dirt tire but spooky on pavement and a shame to burn down real dirt knobs on pavement. Doesn't take long to spoon on new rubber anyway. Be fun to have a set of SM wheels for it.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:04 PM   #1604
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6-1/2) Because 10k, 20k, 50k just don't make any difference to my WRR.....she'd be no worse for the wear. I doubt I could say the same for my Berg. It'd be about a 20,000 mile round trip for me. That would probably exceed the intended useful life for the Berg, as a practical matter. But, you give it a go and keep us posted. Bout time somebody did something really daring and exciting on a Berg!
HF, Did you read post #1600 on the previous page. Here's the link again...http://www.expeditionportal.com/vehi...avel-bike.html. Daring enough for ya?
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:09 AM   #1605
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Talking 390FE 2009/2011 differences??

Can you guys in the know let me in on what the differences are between a 2009 390 and a current model other than the closed cartridge forks? HighFive (Scott) mentioned to me the steering head angle and the FI mapping (can the mapping just be programmed at a dealer?) Any other differences?

Thanks in advance for the knowledge, I am thinking of buying a 2009/2010 390 at the moment and want to know whether I should wait and get a 2011/2012?

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