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Old 10-15-2013, 10:35 AM   #4396
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Another rally prepper here. I was thinking of just going Safari rear tank...not sure it will be enough for the next Baja Rally though. My buddy Angelo said the fuel stops were pretty close together...in your opinion how would the 570 be? I think Bajadad ran his 570?

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Yes fuel range was not an issue at the recent Baja Rally. Bajadad had an excellent setup on his 570. He raced the NORRA 1000 earlier this year on his 690 (similar set up as mine) and was very happy with it. However he was glad to be on he 570 for this one and I felt the same. My concern is the power of the 390 in technical terrain ( mostly dunes, sand washes ) with the extra fuel load and the nav tower set up.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:42 AM   #4397
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Thinking the same thing. What's the downside of keeping the 390?
Granted that the goal was not podium finishes?
True, but I still think the 390 doesnt have enough power down low to go over dunes and long stretch of sand washes.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:45 AM   #4398
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Yes fuel range was not an issue at the recent Baja Rally. Bajadad had an excellent setup on his 570. He raced the NORRA 1000 earlier this year on his 690 (similar set up as mine) and was very happy with it. However he was glad to be on he 570 for this one and I felt the same. My concern is the power of the 390 in technical terrain ( mostly dunes, sand washes ) with the extra fuel load and the nav tower set up.
Your 390 would do perfectly fine
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:59 AM   #4399
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I have been wanting a Berg for awhile now but I don't see many around here. I think I may have found a low mileage 570.

Now that KTM is dropping Husaburg do you see any problems getting parts down the road? I know a lot of parts are from KTM's but what percentage are unique?

I plan on keeping the bike for a long time and am not to worried about resale value. I know that because they are no longer make that will effect selling value. I'm hoping that will help me out now.

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Old 10-16-2013, 09:34 AM   #4400
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...I plan on keeping the bike for a long time and am not to worried about resale value. I know that because they are no longer make that will effect selling value. I'm hoping that will help me out now. ...
i'm in the same boat, bought mine and i dont plan on letting it go EVER!

i think enough of the engine is KTM that there wont be trouble finding parts down the road.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:58 AM   #4401
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I have been wanting a Berg for awhile now but I don't see many around here. I think I may have found a low mileage 570.

Now that KTM is dropping Husaburg do you see any problems getting parts down the road? I know a lot of parts are from KTM's but what percentage are unique?

I plan on keeping the bike for a long time and am not to worried about resale value. I know that because they are no longer make that will effect selling value. I'm hoping that will help me out now.

Thanks
All the wear items (brakes, sprockets, bearings) are standard KTM parts.
The engine is standard KTM except for the cases which are slightly different.
A few things like the seat and air filter are specific to the Berg, but are still readily available.

The only issue in the future might be the availability of plastics if you want to keep the bike fresh looking.
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:23 PM   #4402
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I wont ever let mine go unless they start making the 70deg again. Its all KTM parts, and I have spare plastics. There isnt a bike I would rather have period.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:13 PM   #4403
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:17 PM   #4404
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I wont ever let mine go unless they start making the 70deg again. Its all KTM parts, and I have spare plastics. There isnt a bike I would rather have period.
Yep that's how I feel about my 390, and some spare plastics coming right now. No other bike I want for tough offroad I can think of.

It also has plenty of power to rip sand dunes with the competition map loaded and on the High/Wild map setting. Put a more open can on it and it will go even harder.

I'm personally fine with the OEM can, it's reasonably quiet and light and has a sparky built in (Krizman in the middle, not the perf plate end restrictor that "fell off" immediately), and gives plenty of performance.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:33 AM   #4405
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I was thinking of just going Safari rear tank...

A word of caution re Safari rear tank only: I have a 570 with both front and rear Safari tanks, and it becomes quite rear end heavy once the rear tank is filled, whereas with only the front tank it handles really good. I feel that the imbalance created by the extra weigt high up on the back without the extra weight up front to give it some balance will make your bike handle really "interesting".
I mostly now ride without the rear tank altogether....

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Old 10-17-2013, 03:19 AM   #4406
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I only have the rear tank and indeed, completely filled it is pretty heavy high in the back, after 100km I do not notice it any more. Then the level is low enough not to mess up the balance. In total I can ride up to 300km. So when you do not need to fill it up completely it is oke.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:37 AM   #4407
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nice write up on the TPS

went riding this weekend


To Slate Peak 7,488ft




and some other places







Ha i thought that was you going over highway two last saturday. Saw you and you four runner just before the rest stop outside Leavenworth
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:55 AM   #4408
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Thanks for the input. That may be an issue in the soft stuff...I need to reevaluate and maybe just add both tanks...

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I was thinking of just going Safari rear tank...

A word of caution re Safari rear tank only: I have a 570 with both front and rear Safari tanks, and it becomes quite rear end heavy once the rear tank is filled, whereas with only the front tank it handles really good. I feel that the imbalance created by the extra weigt high up on the back without the extra weight up front to give it some balance will make your bike handle really "interesting".
I mostly now ride without the rear tank altogether....

Cheers
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:32 AM   #4409
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Where were you going riding, FireCrotch?

Good deal on a good front tire.. Michelin Starcross HP4
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Michelin-Sta...#ht_727wt_1124



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Old 10-17-2013, 11:50 AM   #4410
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Where were you going riding, FireCrotch?

Good deal on a good front tire.. Michelin Starcross HP4
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Michelin-Sta...#ht_727wt_1124



Coming back from "area 51" riding area in Colville
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