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Old 01-04-2012, 06:04 PM   #1591
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For a dual sport bike it is great. For the tight, rooty, rocky, muddy NE trails I ride sometimes ... for me a 390 would be plenty. I am looking forward to riding the new KTM 350 in those conditions because it will be lighter than my berg.

You rode with me once Nate ... I am old and slow. I know that you can handle the 570 like it's a featherweight.
I did try an 11 390 and I did notice MUCH less engine braking.

That bike was much easier to ride fast than the 570, some of that I atribute to improved suspension settings but some to the smoothness of the engine as well.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:22 PM   #1592
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HF...

I own an '11FE570S and agree completely with your comments above.

I will be interested in hearing how you keep the Giant Loop straps away and/or insulated from the exhaust pipe.

Thanks for all your input...I used to own a WRR also and your input was greatly appreciated ! And valuable !

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Old 01-04-2012, 07:50 PM   #1593
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If you run Seafoam 1 oz per gallon in you fuel your injectors will stay clean.
Seafoam is basically isopropanol and penetrating oil. Prevents ethanol and water from forming an acid that eats the aluminum fuel pumps and clogs the injectors with aluminum oxide particles that are too small to be filtered.
BMW F800GS has the same small orifices on their injector heads.
I replaced the stock injectors with less than 1000 miles on my BMW and since have added 24,000 miles with Seafoam at every fill up. No Issues. Berg is also doing great on the Seafoam diet with over 2,000. miles
I used Seafoam with great result on my carbed Kawi Brute Force 750 that got all clogged up after sitting for a few years. But on my street bikes I use Strarbrite Startron with every fill up....so far so good.

Do you know what the advantage is in using Seafoam as opposed to Startron?

BTW, your Indy kit works great on my F800GS...thank you.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:04 PM   #1594
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HF...

I own an '11FE570S and agree completely with your comments above.

I will be interested in hearing how you keep the Giant Loop straps away and/or insulated from the exhaust pipe.

Thanks for all your input...I used to own a WRR also and your input was greatly appreciated ! And valuable !

Dave
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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Old 01-04-2012, 09:42 PM   #1595
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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, 10:07 PM   #1596
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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, 06:21 AM   #1597
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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, 06:48 AM   #1598
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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, 11:47 AM   #1599
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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, 12:18 PM   #1600
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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, 01:01 PM   #1601
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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, 06:04 PM   #1602
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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, 06:08 PM   #1603
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One 'Berg down today, Ron on the DakarBerg team. Engine failure after they replaced the head the eve before.
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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, 07:46 PM   #1605
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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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