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Old 11-28-2012, 03:48 PM   #3091
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Did you just use your old cover and their foam on your seat base?
Yes, it is the stock cover but on top of their foam and shape. There was some material added underneath I believe to make it work.
Top quality job and it transformed the ride for me over 500 miles of desert

I sent in the seat and they did the whole thing
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:26 PM   #3092
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The stickers and colouring of the 2012 models are still wayyyyyy better than the older ones. (IMHO)

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Old 12-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #3093
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Yep, sorry you didn't get the 2012 in the US.

Anyway a serious question. I was told to put anti-seize on the subframe bolts under the seat that connect into the fuel tank. (or maybe it was the screws that hold the radiator shrouds on?)

Anyway last time I looked about 3 were loose. I tightened them up of course. What's the thinking here, it is better to occasionally lose a bolt than have them seize in the tank and then spin out the plastic uselessly.

(......I think I know the answer to this question D'oh, just wondering what the forum thinks)
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:45 PM   #3094
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Yep, sorry you didn't get the 2012 in the US.

Anyway a serious question. I was told to put anti-seize on the subframe bolts under the seat that connect into the fuel tank. (or maybe it was the screws that hold the radiator shrouds on?)

Anyway last time I looked about 3 were loose. I tightened them up of course. What's the thinking here, it is better to occasionally lose a bolt than have them seize in the tank and then spin out the plastic uselessly.

(......I think I know the answer to this question D'oh, just wondering what the forum thinks)
Your reasoning is correct. I haven't touched mine, nor have had the tank off, but will soon. Will put anti-seize on all those bolts.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #3095
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Just for fun (and to know for certain) I weighed my bike just now.

2010 FX450.
Stock gas tank - full of fuel.
Sicass dualsport lighting kit w/ horn.
Tail bag on bike w/ tools.
Seat Concepts seat.
Ohlins steering damper.
Garmin 60CS GPS on Ram mount.

Weights:
Front - 130 lbs. (59 kg.)
Rear - 154 lbs. (70 kg.)

TOTAL -- 284 lbs. (129 kg.)
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:32 AM   #3096
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srm2 driving light

Wired up my srm2 driving light, i've mounted on a bracket connected to the side of the hdb top clamp, only problem is i cant bend it far enough forward to get it to a point where it wouldnt blind oncoming vehicles,, i've asked paul at hdb to make me up a headlight relocation kit so i can move the mask forward and drop the computer to the lower mounting point on the top clamp and then rotate the light farther down, short term i'll have to raise the light higher with a taller bracket or a spacer, alternatively i might have to get fork clamp to mount it on just below the top triple clamp

sorry about the pic quality again

IMG00186-20121201-1446

here's with the comp mounted lower

IMG00190-20121201-1502

cam is too poor to take pics of the light it gives out
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:14 PM   #3097
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Just for fun (and to know for certain) I weighed my bike just now.

2010 FX450.
Stock gas tank - full of fuel.
Sicass dualsport lighting kit w/ horn.
Tail bag on bike w/ tools.
Seat Concepts seat.
Ohlins steering damper.
Garmin 60CS GPS on Ram mount.

Weights:
Front - 130 lbs. (59 kg.)
Rear - 154 lbs. (70 kg.)

TOTAL -- 284 lbs. (129 kg.)
Sounds about right. One of the moto mags did a comparo on KTM vs FE Bergs and their measured true weight for stock Berg FE offroad bike, full oil & fuel was 271lbs. The 390 thru the 570 only vary by a pound or two. The 50-state 570S is no doubt heavier with the extra smog stuff. Add a full 70degree tank and it will be close to 300lbs.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:07 PM   #3098
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70 Degree Racing (Dale Covington) advised today that the subframe tanks have arrived.
70 Degree Racing (Dale Covington) advised today that the subframe tanks have arrived.
70 Degree Racing (Dale Covington) advised today that the subframe tanks have arrived.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:28 PM   #3099
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70 Degree Racing (Dale Covington) advised today that the subframe tanks have arrived.
Yep, right on his front page

http://www.70degreeracing.com/

"UPDATE: 12-03-12

I picked up the first small batch of tanks from the molder last Friday.

We made a design change on the tank for quality control. This change will require us to include two small spacers for the rear fender mounting screws on the back end of the tank. Once we have the spacers made we will be able to start shipping tanks!


http://www.husaberg.org/forum/viewto...135507#p135507
Dale E Covington"
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:09 PM   #3100
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Yep, right on his front page

http://www.70degreeracing.com/

"UPDATE: 12-03-12

I picked up the first small batch of tanks from the molder last Friday.

We made a design change on the tank for quality control. This change will require us to include two small spacers for the rear fender mounting screws on the back end of the tank. Once we have the spacers made we will be able to start shipping tanks!

http://www.husaberg.org/forum/viewto...135507#p135507
Dale E Covington"
And, in that thread there's this tantalizing picture:



Looks like they're a lot lighter in color than the originals. Personally, I like that.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:24 AM   #3101
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Hey Scorpion, any chance to can post a photo of the underneath side of your seat? Would like to get an idea how much extra material they needed to add.

Anyone have a Seat Concepts cover, and which would be the closest to the feel of the original cover?
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:05 AM   #3102
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Hey Scorpion, any chance to can post a photo of the underneath side of your seat? Would like to get an idea how much extra material they needed to add.

Anyone have a Seat Concepts cover, and which would be the closest to the feel of the original cover?

I do !!!
I will post a pic later today !!!!
I love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:36 AM   #3103
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Question Intake fart?

Here's a [hopefully] quick question for the collected wisdom that is this thread...

My FE570 has been running a little odd lately. Starts fine (rarely, if ever, needs the choke - even on colder mornings), but then it'll idle for a bit, and I'll get a loud fart into the intake (with a nice puff too, when the seat's off) and it'll cut-out. It'll do this several times until it's really heated up. Sometimes subsequent starts take a few seconds on the magic button.

Other than that, everything runs fine.

I suspect it's time for a valve check/adjust... but don't know what slightly out-of-spec valves might cause this behavior (and I really don't know if they are out of spec, as I haven't checked yet).

Any other suggestions?
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:01 PM   #3104
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I have the Seat Concepts low seat on my 570 and the OEM cover stretched easily to cover it with no additional material needed. Looks great, but the low SC seat is pretty thin as far as padding goes, I definitely feel the seat pan on hard hits. I just sent another OEM seat off to Renazco to have true long distance seat made, I will report on the difference after Christmas when I get the Renazco back.

On the fuel tank post seeing that made my day after a frustrating day of Efing up my R1200GSA trying to do a simple oil change.. I really shouldnt be allowed to handle tools
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:19 PM   #3105
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Continuing on with my display lights problem (high beam, low fuel and signal)....I checked the little bulbs and they are fine. so...don't know what to do now.
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