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Old 10-29-2012, 10:36 AM   #2911
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On the subject of oil changes... the manual says 1.35l (that's 1.43 qt) - does anyone know how much additional to add if I have a Rekluse fitted (with the extra clearance clutch cover)? I can't see through the dark glass of the oil level sight glass. Whose idea was it to use dark glass?

Next question...

Couple of weeks ago I took a little "dirt nap" (actually more of a "rock nap") - and the bike impacted on the lower section of the right-side radiator. Of course, I had no guards fitted . I suffered minor damage to the radiator - bent, but not broken or cracked. I carried on riding for the remainder of that day's ride and all seemed well.

So, fast forward the this past weekend... I was checking things over before loading up for a ride on Sunday. As soon as I turned on the ignition (bike is totally cold, just wheeled out of the garage), the fan started up. Apart from that all was well. So, for the meantime, I just took the fuse out of the fan and once again all was well for the day of riding.

Any thoughts/suggestions? Broken temp sensor? Wasn't there some earlier discussion on temp sensors that fit the 570's? I'l go have a search, but if anyone can provide a direct pointer, that'd help.

Does anyone have any recommendations for radiator repair/straightening (preferably in SF Bay Area)?
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:22 AM   #2912
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I wonder if your temp sensor wires got bent together and are now touching. It is the thing at the bottommost outside corner of the right rad.
I installed a sensor from a 89 bmw325, which turns on the fan 10F sooner.

If you want to buy another rad, check the cross ref on the part number. it has to be a ktm rad, which should be no problem to get on flebay.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:36 PM   #2913
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It seems a common consensus that the cam chain tensioner on the bergs is not up to doing its job that well. There are at least two 'better' aftermarket ones out there. One that is a manual tensioner with a ratchet, and one that uses hydraulic pressure (similar to the stock one) but also has a ratchet.

Is there any strong evidence which one out there I should buy for my FE450? It's up to a 1000kms now and I probably should think about getting a better CCT for it.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:43 PM   #2914
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I'm not saying which one you should get (Dirt Tricks or the manual DJH unit), but I installed a DT CCT on my friend's bike. Here is the before and after. Dramatic to say the least. Her FE450 has 100 hours on it at the time the CCT was swapped out. My other frien's 530 is due, but it doesn't sound anything as bad as this one. His usually smartens up after a minute or two.


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It seems a common consensus that the cam chain tensioner on the bergs is not up to doing its job that well. There are at least two 'better' aftermarket ones out there. One that is a manual tensioner with a ratchet, and one that uses hydraulic pressure (similar to the stock one) but also has a ratchet.

Is there any strong evidence which one out there I should buy for my FE450? It's up to a 1000kms now and I probably should think about getting a better CCT for it.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:56 AM   #2915
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i spoke to my berg dealer about the cct apparently there were two versions of the automatic cct on the early ones the adjustment increments were too large hence the rattles, the later ones were much smaller and less of an issue. the one on my 09 fe450 had been replaced with the newer version and sounds fine to me ymmv
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:55 AM   #2916
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So, if I have a 2010 FX450, do I have the updated CCT?
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:00 PM   #2917
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This is extraordinary. Obviously the original tensioner was not working AT ALL. The chick is pretty nice too.

I dunno about the dealer saying that post 2010 bikes had a better tensioner. My local dealer is still recommending putting in an aftermarket tensioner.



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I'm not saying which one you should get (Dirt Tricks or the manual DJH unit), but I installed a DT CCT on my friend's bike. Here is the before and after. Dramatic to say the least. Her FE450 has 100 hours on it at the time the CCT was swapped out. My other frien's 530 is due, but it doesn't sound anything as bad as this one. His usually smartens up after a minute or two.


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Old 11-02-2012, 12:44 AM   #2918
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Time to say Goodby, the replacement is younger, weighs less... . I spent a quite nice time with youplease sign the divorce papers

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Old 11-02-2012, 01:53 AM   #2919
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So, if I have a 2010 FX450, do I have the updated CCT?
comparing the parts fiche for my 09 fe450 and the 10fx450 the part numbers are different so i would "guess" so. On the 10 fe450 fiche there is also an * next to the part number so maybe it changed during that model year ???

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I dunno about the dealer saying that post 2010 bikes had a better tensioner. My local dealer is still recommending putting in an aftermarket tensioner.
well thats what they told me when i asked about putting a manual cct on, seeing as they race them, am sure would be happy to take money off me and seeing as mine sounds fine i havent touched mine
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:03 AM   #2920
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I have read that the automatic tensioners can ratchet to tight when the oil is cold. I had a manual DJH tensioner and was happy with it. http://www.djhcyclesport.com/husaberg-parts.html
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:27 AM   #2921
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wolfman carry all

Any one used one on the berg ? thoughts ? opinions ?

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Old 11-02-2012, 06:12 AM   #2922
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Any one used one on the berg ? thoughts ? opinions ?

thanks
Yes....I have it and use it on longer outings.





You can see it in action here: Bergs Over the Rainbow

Mounted above the headlight. Works great!

The smallest Wolfman tankbag fits nicely on my Berg too.

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:40 AM   #2923
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thanks HF i noticed that it was there some days but not others and i thought that cyborg mentioned that you had used a bag on the front but that it had upset the handling and you had taken it off again, wasnt sure if that was the carry all, glad to hear it worked well as i have plans for one in the near future

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:40 AM   #2924
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my Berg ready for a little fun!!!



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Old 11-02-2012, 09:22 AM   #2925
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my Berg ready for a little fun!!!
Nice!

The prep of my Berg for the Mexican 1000 will begin soon. I'll post up pics along the way...
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