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Old 09-04-2013, 12:13 PM   #916
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I really liked your vid MrB. Still have a lot of respect for the trailer you make too! I can't imagine a 19" on the front of my berg, must be strange until you get used to it.

The ADV range on your berg with the aquiline tank and the rotopax backup plus the other places you can stash fuel on that trailer -- move over GSA there's a new supertanker in town!
The wheel size is a good trade off. My 570 was the FS model, supermoto with wide 17" wheels. Super fun on the pavement, not so great in the rough stuff. The 19" front is still very good on the pavement and much better in the rought stuff. I only miss my 21" when I'm in the "baby head" sized rocks and crap like that. The 17" rear and 19" front is the perfect balance for the riding I do, best of both worlds.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:52 PM   #917
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390 or 450 or 570?

Hi folks, I've been reading this thread with a keen eye. I think my next bike will be a berg, I test rode a 450 yesterday and it felt pretty good. I am wondering how did you guys decide on which size to go with? The 450 felt decent to me but I didn't have very much room to open it up. I was considering the 570 just because I wanted to use this bike as my dualsport and thought the extra power would be nicer on the highway. Also the engine life might be a tad longer as its not always wound out.

The other thing is a big price premium for 2011's vs 09, which seem to be the only two years I can find. Is it worth $1000 difference between the two with similar hours?
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:11 AM   #918
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Man, this site has been slow for a while. I thought I'd get a few comments on my pics from the summer ride, but I keep looking back and there are no comments period. LOL, everyone must be utilizing the disappearing riding days before old man winter arrives. Anyway, I just had to say, I think this is the slowest the site has been, I hope it doesn't die out since the 70 degree bikes aren't being produced anymore. I plan on keeping mine for another 20-30 years or so. It might be kinda hard to swing a leg over it when I reach 80 though. I'll probably be writing some article then about how I shrunk the suspension to fit the geezer.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:53 PM   #919
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I have enjoyed looking at your photos.. just been lurking here reading up. Keep posting!
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:10 PM   #920
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I plan on keeping mine for another 20-30 years or so. It might be kinda hard to swing a leg over it when I reach 80 though. I'll probably be writing some article then about how I shrunk the suspension to fit the geezer.
likewise. still watching all the great pics posted on this thread, even though i've taken the 570 from adv mode back to dirt mode recently as i have a DR650. which has been a good move as- the berg is more in its element now without luggage hanging off it everywhere.

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Old 09-16-2013, 08:18 AM   #921
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I have been doing some reading through this thread and thought I would say hi.
I have a 2011 FS570 that I am currently working on a dirt convert for. Forks and front brake assembly on the way, front tire in the garage. Still need to get an 18 inch rear.
Hoping to get it more dirt worthy and then start loading it up with luggage.
I live in the four corners area so i'm looking at UTBDR and COBDR.

I have really been enjoying the pictures that you guys post up, it has been stirring ideas.
I really like Brian's tank, hoping to build one similar.
Lost I have read your your review/comments on luggage and would be interested to hear you opinion of the Overland 30 from Kriega, I have taken an interest in the setup. (that is if you have been able to check it out first hand yet)
Mike at MotoMule has messaged me back on a few questions I had, really nice guy, very nice bike and rig. If you haven't checked him out do so.

Thanks guys keep it coming.





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Old 09-18-2013, 01:19 PM   #922
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Hi folks, I've been reading this thread with a keen eye. I think my next bike will be a berg, I test rode a 450 yesterday and it felt pretty good. I am wondering how did you guys decide on which size to go with? The 450 felt decent to me but I didn't have very much room to open it up. I was considering the 570 just because I wanted to use this bike as my dualsport and thought the extra power would be nicer on the highway. Also the engine life might be a tad longer as its not always wound out.

The other thing is a big price premium for 2011's vs 09, which seem to be the only two years I can find. Is it worth $1000 difference between the two with similar hours?
Can anyone answer this?

I'm eyeing two bikes now:

09 FE450 - 125 hours, stock besides hand guards and a dual sport kit lighting kit. $4200.

09 FE 570 - 36! hours, case guards, shark fin, spare plastic, 70 deg tank, scotts damper, fan, map switch, and a set of new plastics
$5800

I can get them both set up the way I want for about the same amount of money. But I won't be able to try both out on the highway, is the 450 underpowered or can it still cruise a few hundred miles at 60?
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:11 PM   #923
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:26 PM   #924
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Can anyone answer this?

I'm eyeing two bikes now:

09 FE450 - 125 hours, stock besides hand guards and a dual sport kit lighting kit. $4200.

09 FE 570 - 36! hours, case guards, shark fin, spare plastic, 70 deg tank, scotts damper, fan, map switch, and a set of new plastics
$5800

I can get them both set up the way I want for about the same amount of money. But I won't be able to try both out on the highway, is the 450 underpowered or can it still cruise a few hundred miles at 60?
570. The 70 deg tank alone is worth a few hundred $$$

I just had the valves on my 570 (an '11) - around 130 hrs, all in spec.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:21 PM   #925
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I have enjoyed looking at your photos.. just been lurking here reading up. Keep posting!
Thanks for posting the link to your Alaska Pictures. That may be next summer's ride, I am impressd, and I loved looking through those. You sir are my type of rider.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:44 PM   #926
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http://georgiaoffroad.com/forums/vie...hp?f=3&t=58627

$350 for 70*subframe tank
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:51 AM   #927
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I just called and left a message on the tank,fuel capacity is my only bitch about this bike.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:59 AM   #928
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I just called and left a message on the tank,fuel capacity is my only bitch about this bike.
Ya, wish I would have seen this one before I bought mine from Cyclebuy. He is just across town from me.

It is nice to be able to go on longer rides without constantly worrying about refueling. Rode the whole time in Colorado without carrying my fuel bottles.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:03 PM   #929
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Not mine or affiliated. Nice guy.

http://georgiaoffroad.com/forums/vie...hp?f=3&t=58627

$350 for 70*subframe tank
Put hands on the tank today. Very clean. He said he got it this past March after a long wait so I assume it is version 2. Nice guy. Showed me several things to look for in my ongoing lack of power issues.

*He also also has a Rekluse EXP for the Berg that he is selling at a good price!
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:42 AM   #930
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I'm not too sure about these. I built a very nice set of Buddy Pegs for my KTM 525 using an old pair of XR650L buddy pegs. It took some time to get them right and get the mounting worked out. Well, my wife never once got on the back, so I've passed on building a set for the Hussy.
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