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Old 10-14-2012, 01:39 PM   #2866
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Does anyone have any new info about when the 70-degree racing sub-frame tank might be back on the market?
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:00 PM   #2867
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Does anyone have any new info about when the 70-degree racing sub-frame tank might be back on the market?
The world waits with bated breath.. No update for over a month on any of the forums.. the saga continues
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:51 PM   #2868
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:14 PM   #2869
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The world waits with bated breath.. No update for over a month on any of the forums.. the saga continues
Here's a link to the latest news: http://www.husaberg.org/forum/viewto...16036&start=45

I'm not involved at all just providing information.

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Old 10-14-2012, 09:32 PM   #2870
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Here's a link to the latest news: http://www.husaberg.org/forum/viewto...16036&start=45

I'm not involved at all just providing information.

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Thanks Dave - I've also had an email from Dale Convington, and it seems they are still having some problems with the mold.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:27 PM   #2871
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What changes are they making to the tanks?
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:15 AM   #2872
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What changes are they making to the tanks?
That I don't understand.

Not sure why production hasn't resumed where it previously left off.

Must have been some issues I guess, but people seemed pretty happy with the old tank ...
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:50 AM   #2873
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That I don't understand.

Not sure why production hasn't resumed where it previously left off.

Must have been some issues I guess, but people seemed pretty happy with the old tank ...
The old tank would leak at the 5mm bolts that held the battery box in place... also the holes where the rear side pannels would mount were giving some folks issues. My understanding is that the search for a new manufaturer revolved mostly around getting these areas beefed up.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:42 PM   #2874
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The old tank would leak at the 5mm bolts that held the battery box in place... also the holes where the rear side pannels would mount were giving some folks issues. My understanding is that the search for a new manufaturer revolved mostly around getting these areas beefed up.
Tks – well, that’s a good thing.
Getting a bit urgent for me now – might need to look at the Safari rear tank soon – the Safari front tank seems to get the thumbs down by a lot of people ...
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:27 PM   #2875
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The old tank would leak at the 5mm bolts that held the battery box in place... also the holes where the rear side pannels would mount were giving some folks issues. My understanding is that the search for a new manufaturer revolved mostly around getting these areas beefed up.
One of my 5mm bolts leaks at that spot too, after 1200 miles of use and
beating the hell out of my 390 in the Rainbow Trail. I still ride it but don't fill up past that bolt. I'm on the list too. I love the tank, and how well it integrates with the bike and balance.

That's one of the changes in the new tank, better inserts and more uniform thickness in the walls among other things. Dale can tell you more. He had to try and find a better roto molder to make the tanks since the previous fab house had too many problems. I hear he's had to go through many, many bad runs developing the better mold and spin/heat process, and that he intends to make enough for for all the new orders, warranty and other special consideration tanks, plus hopefully some left over for the remaining 70degree converts. Dale is probably easier to contact on the Husaberg.org forum. He doesn't frequent ADV very much as I understand.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:52 AM   #2876
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How to reduce vibration at handlebars?

I just installed some HDB gaurds, and wanted to reduce vibes at the same time. I see that HDB sells some inserts. I thought I saw another company that only sells inserts for motos too.

What are people's experiences with attacking this? What did you use/buy, and is anyone else using something like this with HDB gaurds?

I have the stock Husaberg grips. My right hand will go completely numb after 20 mins or hwy riding, this is with very light touch/grip on the bar.


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Old 10-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #2877
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I used to have an '02 KTM 640 Adventure - this is a bike that does really vibrate. The 70* is very smooth by comparison. Anyhow, 2 of the cures/helps for bar vibration on the 640 were:

Fill the bars w/ silicone caulk. I did this and it did help.

Fill the bars w/ lead shot. Never tried that.

I think some people did both/combined the 2.

I had bar end weights as well - outside the handguards.

I also had rally style grips like these: http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Equi...lly_grips8.htm
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:46 AM   #2878
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I just installed some HDB gaurds, and wanted to reduce vibes at the same time. I see that HDB sells some inserts. I thought I saw another company that only sells inserts for motos too.

What are people's experiences with attacking this? What did you use/buy, and is anyone else using something like this with HDB gaurds?

I have the stock Husaberg grips. My right hand will go completely numb after 20 mins or hwy riding, this is with very light touch/grip on the bar.


TIA
Have you ridden around with the HDB guards on for a bit? I have them on my 570 and I am not sure if it's them but it's so smooooth for a single, I don't feel the vibration at all, even cruising at 75 on the highway. Much less than a KTM 690 for sure.

The other company is Ricor with the Vibranator, as far as I know it's the same thing as the HDB insert though.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:24 PM   #2879
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I have the stock Husaberg grips. My right hand will go completely numb after 20 mins or hwy riding, this is with very light touch/grip on the bar.

There’s always the Flexx bar, although have never actually seen one ...

http://www.fasstco.com/shop/flexx-handlebars-atv

Wattsy likes them ...

That said, I had a big problem with jarring (two damaged elbows) until I sorted the front suspension – rebound and compression backed right off – enormous difference.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:46 PM   #2880
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TAG makes a their XT1 bar that has vibration isolating "elastomer" inserts of some sort.. it is an oversize bar, 7000 aluminum but it still uses a crossbar for some reason.
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