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Old 04-17-2012, 07:22 AM   #2116
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I can give a big rap for the Kriega bags I use on my 390, totally water and dust proof so far, same as their waist pack and back packs. I use the tank strap on the rear of the bike to attach the US bags to, and can do the same on the front if necessary.
Cruz, You have a pic of your rear bag setup? I gotta get something quick like for a little Appalachian Spine ride coming up.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:35 AM   #2117
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:43 AM   #2118
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Thanks fellows!


We shall see about milage on the FE, I also haves faith it will last, thats why I bought one after almost a year of research for what bike will be my next ADV bike. So far I've averaged 100 miles a day, everyday since I bought the bike having about 2600 miles on it already, 50% pavement. I like riding this bike.
The metal Scott's Oil filter going in today to reduce costs of my frequent oil changes and to help me reduce the amount of stuff I will need to carry once I start to travel farther from home. Scott's told me for trail riding I could probably skip cleaning the filter while traveling and just change the oil every other change since theirs has 90% more flow than the paper ones and would need to be very dirty and clogged to restrict the oil flow. Any thoughts on that?
A can of brake cleaner to clean it while on the road shouldn't be too hard to come by when needed though since I'll be needing to buy oil too. It doesn't hurt that Indy Unlimited highly recommends this filter either, thanks Indy.



The front bags are the Wolfman Large Rollie, rigged using a combination of wolfman deluxe mounting kit and the tank pannier mounting kits. No problem with hitting the exhaust, but the CF guard you listed cyborg is the one I've been looking for, thank you. Added to the list, now I just need a sponsor! Or more work....
I will be shedding more light on how I rigged up the bags soon with photos.





A big +1 on the Kreiga US10 bag I have on the tail being water/mud proof so far also, even after spending many miles on the back of my 8GS before the Berg. Mounting the Kreiga is easy with included straps. It comes with 2 straps with loops that you'd choke around a subframe, but for this I just choke them together making one and loop through under the seat by the seat release, and the other longer strap just goes around the rear fender. So far no issues with the rear wheel catching the strap or my cargo net that also loops around the fender. YRMV of course.
The cargo net on top of the kreiga gives me flexibility throughout the day for shedding layers or carrying important stuff back to camp like beer or wood if it's too wet to find my own. Pictured here are my SPOT Connect and a MSR Dromedary bag for water on top of the Kreiga.






















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Old 04-17-2012, 11:22 AM   #2119
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Even though it's not a 'berg specific question, given the recent comments by LostRider, I'm going to ask this here...

I was going to pony up the $$$ for the GL MoJavi tail bags for those longer multi-day rides on the FE, but now I am not so sure. I've looked at the Wolfman Enduro saddlebags - any one here got them?

I guess the real question is, what is on the market right now that works as a low/med volume tail bag? If you have pics on how your solution works for you on your 'berg, please post 'em.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:32 AM   #2120
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Even though it's not a 'berg specific question, given the recent comments by LostRider, I'm going to ask this here...

I was going to pony up the $$$ for the GL MoJavi tail bags for those longer multi-day rides on the FE, but now I am not so sure. I've looked at the Wolfman Enduro saddlebags - any one here got them?

I guess the real question is, what is on the market right now that works as a low/med volume tail bag? If you have pics on how your solution works for you on your 'berg, please post 'em.
Ran Wolfman tailbag, tankbag and Expedition saddlebags on my SE while on the TAT. All worked extremely well. I too am looking for an adventure lite setup for the Berger.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:40 PM   #2121
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What do you guys think about me starting a new Husaberg thread dedicated to packing and riding our bergs long distance?
I hate to start to clog up the general thread with packing and gear talk if people feel it belongs somewhere else, plus it's easy for this info to get lost in the hundreds of pages that's here already.
I know Renazco posted up some photos with the wolfman rolie's on back, a sweet setup but I'm not going to search through 140 pages to find it....
I've been thinking about doing it anyways, just to keep my ADV on a FE stuff separate.
I'd imagine there's lots of berg owners that never plan on camping off their bikes or riding them on long stretches of pavement that could care less about what some of us want to do with our bikes.


what do you think, keep it going here, or start a more specific thread?
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:28 PM   #2122
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What do you guys think about me starting a new Husaberg thread dedicated to packing and riding our bergs long distance?
I hate to start to clog up the general thread with packing and gear talk if people feel it belongs somewhere else, plus it's easy for this info to get lost in the hundreds of pages that's here already.
I know Renazco posted up some photos with the wolfman rolie's on back, a sweet setup but I'm not going to search through 140 pages to find it....
I've been thinking about doing it anyways, just to keep my ADV on a FE stuff separate.
I'd imagine there's lots of berg owners that never plan on camping off their bikes or riding them on long stretches of pavement that could care less about what some of us want to do with our bikes.


what do you think, keep it going here, or start a more specific thread?
I vote for you to become a Moderator, and then index all the stuff the way Gadget did on the BMX 650 X thread. Just jokin...that's a ton of work.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:31 PM   #2123
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I vote for you to become a Moderator, and then index all the stuff the way Gadget did on the BMX 650 X thread. Just jokin...that's a ton of work.


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Old 04-17-2012, 01:41 PM   #2124
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A couple of video trailers you might see some Blue and Yellow in....

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Old 04-17-2012, 09:03 PM   #2125
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I've got a problem with my high beams. Thought bulb was bad but sure looks like the fillament is in tact. Low beam and 5 watt running light are fine, when I switch to high beam, the big bulb goes out. The high beam indicator works which tells me the switch is functional. Any ideas other than replace bulb? What is recommended replacement? Stock or upgrade?

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Old 04-17-2012, 10:18 PM   #2126
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What do you guys think about me starting a new Husaberg thread dedicated to packing and riding our bergs long distance?
I hate to start to clog up the general thread with packing and gear talk if people feel it belongs somewhere else, plus it's easy for this info to get lost in the hundreds of pages that's here already.
I know Renazco posted up some photos with the wolfman rolie's on back, a sweet setup but I'm not going to search through 140 pages to find it....
I've been thinking about doing it anyways, just to keep my ADV on a FE stuff separate.
I'd imagine there's lots of berg owners that never plan on camping off their bikes or riding them on long stretches of pavement that could care less about what some of us want to do with our bikes.

what do you think, keep it going here, or start a more specific thread?
HF and I plan to camp the Bergs, hopefully this year in Colorado, sort of we meet halfway between Tulsa and Seattle.

Been pondering Camping Ultra-Lite.

I have the GL Mojavi and it did leak very badly in all the pouches (without extra seam sealing), so much my inner waterproof bags were floating in puddles, with the zippers as tight as could be. It mostly definitely is not waterproof to the hard downpours as-purchased, and not sure even after applying seam sealer, haven't tested that yet.

I have the Kirega US5 and US10 and they have been very waterproof and rugged. The worst I've seen in them is a little damp inside after absolutely torrential nonstop frog-chokers, probably just high humidity.

I just got a set of Wolfman Expedition saddlebags, Large roll-top waterproof Duffel and a Large Rolie for my 990 and all reports are the stuff is super waterproof. I hope to test that soon. I'm thinking a full camping Lite set could be built from Wolfman's expedition stuff alone, or with roll-top Kriegas in the mix.

Finn a Berg Camping thread could be very useful.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:31 PM   #2127
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Spotted this setup on Wolfman's site, something like this could work with the larger Rolies? Maybe not as easy to access as the GL zippered bags, but ultra-waterproof.

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Old 04-18-2012, 12:03 AM   #2128
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2009 repair manual anyone?

Thanks for the PM's - manual is spoken for and will be in the mail to bfly (Nick) in short order.
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I have a printed/bound copy of the Husaberg 2009 model year repair manual. According to the front page, it covers the following models:
  • FE 450 EU
  • FE 450 AUS
  • FE 450 USA
  • FE 570 EU
  • FE 570 AUS
  • FE 570 USA
On the front cover is printed the above model list, plus the text "Article no. 3803004en".

I now have the actual 2011 document/PDF for the FE570S (which came on CD-ROM), so I don't need this one. Anyone want it? Cover the cost of shipping and it's yours.


As far as I can tell, the 2009 and 2011 manuals are 90%+ the same... Posting this here instead of Flea Market so that someone who might actually want this manual might see it.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:19 AM   #2129
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Kriega have some new panniers coming out that look something like this, i've seen the ads in magazines and know someone who was testing them but not on their website yet




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Old 04-18-2012, 06:30 AM   #2130
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How bright is your high beam indicator light? Is it dim or bright?

Your switch seems to be functioning.

Yellow is the 12V source, White is your running light, Green is Low beam and Brown is high beam.

If your high beam indicator light is bright. there are two possible suspects. The first is the bulb could be broken if you have a multi meter just measure the resistance across the bulb.
The second is the actual bulb socket check and make sure the bulb is making contact on both of the metal fingers touching the contacts on the back of the bulb. (just pull the bulb out and bend down into the bulb a little bit and put the bulb back in the socket)

If it is dim then it might be the switch.
I rebuilt my switch because I lost both the high and low beams by drilling out the rivets, stretching the spring and building up the contacts inside of the switch with solder.

You might want to make a power jumper so you cant test the lights with out the engine on.
I used a male spade lug and a alligator clip to jumper the from the battery to Fuse #3. (If I remember right I removed the fuse and plugged the spade lug into the side closest to the battery)

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I've got a problem with my high beams. Thought bulb was bad but sure looks like the fillament is in tact. Low beam and 5 watt running light are fine, when I switch to high beam, the big bulb goes out. The high beam indicator works which tells me the switch is functional. Any ideas other than replace bulb? What is recommended replacement? Stock or upgrade?

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