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Old 01-05-2012, 07:26 PM   #1606
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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   #1607
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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   #1608
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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   #1609
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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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Old 01-06-2012, 03:50 AM   #1610
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390 came out in 2010.

Forks and a white tank for 2011.


Yellow fame, steering head strengthening, head angle change ? For 2012.


There may be more.
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:44 AM   #1611
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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?
Yeah, I've read it....the most daring part ten times: drinking water stored in the swingarm!

One says "why?" The other "why not?" Quien sabe'.

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Old 01-06-2012, 06:07 AM   #1612
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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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Offset went from 19mm on the 09s to 22mm on 10s and newer. Mapping is easy on any of them. 2011 bike with closed cartridge fork is worth it. If closed cartidge is important and we're talking pure off road, you could consider an earlier FX (not sure if it's available in OZ), as they came with closed cartridge stiffer suspension before FEs. The 2012 yellow frame is sweeeeeeet imho.

Good thing you're in OZ cause a little birdy told me that Husaberg will not be importing the 2012 4 strokes into the USA. Husaberg USA is focusing on the 2 strokes and the Enduro/Hare Scramble market I guess.

Better get em while you can here in the States. Used Bergs are probably going to jump in price the way KTM SEs did after KTM stopped importing the big V.

Either way you'll love the Berg. Oh, you have one of the best sources of Berg info with tons of Rally experience down under with inmate SafariBerg. I'm sure you've seen his posts on the forum. He's supporting 4 Bergs at Dakar right now.

Good luck with your new Berg. Ride on!
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:28 AM   #1613
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Note: One must buy either the Samco or CV4 hoses to bypass the thermostat if you buy the Fluidyne KTM 450sx radiators. The left is close on the valve cover too but I am working on that. Hope to run w/o fan when done.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:28 AM   #1614
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:44 AM   #1615
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Note: One must buy either the Samco or CV4 hoses to bypass the thermostat if you buy the Fluidyne KTM 450sx radiators. The left is close on the valve cover too but I am working on that. Hope to run w/o fan when done.
Thanks for the info CLV. Can you post up some pics of the project? Considering something similar. Any issues with Safari tank and Fluidynes?

Again, thanks for the info.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:45 AM   #1616
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Nice...looks like you're getting ready for SandBlast...snow/sand similar.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:25 AM   #1617
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Good thing you're in OZ cause a little birdy told me that Husaberg will not be importing the 2012 4 strokes into the USA. Husaberg USA is focusing on the 2 strokes and the Enduro/Hare Scramble market I guess.
If true, this will kill the already small 'Berg dealer network, and likely end 'Bergs in the US once and for all.

Having waited years for 'Berg to provide us with a factory, road-legal dirt bike, to take this away from us is sad, and I hope not the case.

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ktm950se have you ruled out a 2012 500 EXC? Friend has one and I like it a lot but I am addicted to that intake between the knees. It has a traditional metal subframe.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:49 AM   #1619
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If true, this will kill the already small 'Berg dealer network, and likely end 'Bergs in the US once and for all.

Having waited years for 'Berg to provide us with a factory, road-legal dirt bike, to take this away from us is sad, and I hope not the case.

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From my local and trusted dealer..... Husaberg has plenty of stock, so they didn't feel the need to bring in 2012 models of 4 strokes, but they will be bringing in 2012 2-strokes. Husaberg is here to stay, have no fear.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:51 AM   #1620
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Nice...looks like you're getting ready for SandBlast...snow/sand similar.
That was just the driveway to Enduroland, you should see the trails
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