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Old 02-01-2013, 08:08 AM   #3406
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Anyone in the US got a stock rear subframe they'd like to part with?

I see a plumbing project coming.

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Old 02-01-2013, 08:58 AM   #3407
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Anyone in the US got a stock rear subframe they'd like to part with?
No, but if anyone has (or knows of) a stock fuel tank (bike parting out, etc), let me know. I've had insert issues on the stock fuel tank...
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:01 AM   #3408
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prior to the aftermarket tanks,there were a few guys doing that.Try searching the husaberg.org site.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:03 AM   #3409
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Yeah.....until they catch fire or explode.

Fabulously interesting Thread (& testing) here: Is Lithium Up to the Challenge

I know Joel....very sharp, professional mechanic.....got to spend time with him one evening over dinner last year. Made me a little nervous, when I heard the details first hand. My fat lead weight has never failed me on my Berg, but I'd like to make that switch if/when it did. BUT, its got me twitchy.

Keeping my eye on you, Cyborg. Recall, I never parked my Berg too close to yours, except for brief photo-ops, during the epic: Bergs Over the Rainbow.

I'd like to put a lithium in the Terra too. But it might cause me to lose some sleep.

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HF you should know better than to believe what all you see on the internets. LiFePO4 chemistry Lithiums (What Shorai/EarthX, etc uses) are the one type that normally does NOT explode/burn even if you jab a big nail through them. They can swell if charged at too high a current or if directly shorted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium...sphate_battery

"LiFePO4 batteries have somewhat lower energy density than the more common LiCoO2 design found in consumer electronics, but offers longer lifetimes, better power density (the rate that energy can be drawn from them) and are inherently safer."

You can be scaredy about this new fangled tech, but I've been running LiFePO4 batts for a few years now, no safety problems...
but let's not start a battery thread here.

Just in case, I posted up a thread for how to fit the Shorai batt here.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:36 AM   #3410
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Yes please on info for the stock subframe tank conversion!! I was hoping to get a 70° tank but that won't happen in time for the Tuareg Rally if at all, and I would prefer not to carry an 8 liter fuel bladder with me....
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:16 AM   #3411
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[QUOTE=cyborg;20625669]but let's not start a battery thread here.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:10 PM   #3412
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Conversion original subframe to fueltank, it's a old description in Garrys Husaberg rally bike thread.

I did not follow that description I will try to make a description with photos in PDF format tonight (can't upload photos here for the moment) and if you PM me your e-mail I will send it to all of you.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:27 PM   #3413
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:20 AM   #3414
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RAD cush hub spokes

Hi, I received my cush hub from RAD and took it to my bike shop to have it laced to the original DID rim.
They are not sure what spokes to use. As it is the same hub as the KTM 450/525/530, will the KTM spokes fit?
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:28 AM   #3415
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Conversion original subframe to fueltank, it's a old description in Garrys Husaberg rally bike thread.

I did not follow that description I will try to make a description with photos in PDF format tonight (can't upload photos here for the moment) and if you PM me your e-mail I will send it to all of you.
Hi,
I ended up buying Gary's bike about a year ago (about 3 years after the tank modification was made)- and within weeks the the plumbing of said subframe tank conversion came apart leaking badly. Wasn't too big a deal but had to abandon the rear subtank and repair the main fuel tank...So if you do it there is a good chance it won't last for many years.
I guess there is a reason why the Husaberg rally team used the 70 degree tank on subsequent rally builds.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:59 AM   #3416
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Conversion original subframe to fueltank, it's a old description in Garrys Husaberg rally bike thread.

I did not follow that description I will try to make a description with photos in PDF format tonight (can't upload photos here for the moment) and if you PM me your e-mail I will send it to all of you.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:46 AM   #3417
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Hi,
I ended up buying Gary's bike about a year ago (about 3 years after the tank modification was made)- and within weeks the the plumbing of said subframe tank conversion came apart leaking badly. Wasn't too big a deal but had to abandon the rear subtank and repair the main fuel tank...So if you do it there is a good chance it won't last for many years.
I guess there is a reason why the Husaberg rally team used the 70 degree tank on subsequent rally builds.
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Could you elaborate on this please? That bike was 'well used', multiple rallies I believe. The plumbing was what came apart? Was the subframe itself in such a condition so that with new plumbing it could have been continued to be safely used as a gas tank?
Some plumbing repairs seem a small cost compared to $500 for an additional ~40 miles range.

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Old 02-02-2013, 07:47 AM   #3418
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^^ Yes please, what exactly went wrong w/ it? ^^

Amme - Thanks for the plumbing info and pics. It doesn't look like you had the subframe (internally) lined or coated in any way - correct?

If someone was going to try this again - seems to me a coating/lining would be a good idea. Anyone know what would be best?
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:50 AM   #3419
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^^ Yes please, what exactly went wrong w/ it? ^^

Amme - Thanks for the plumbing info and pics. It doesn't look like you had the subframe (internally) lined or coated in any way - correct?

If someone was going to try this again - seems to me a coating/lining would be a good idea. Anyone know what would be best?
Nothing else then plumbing
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:53 AM   #3420
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^^ Yes please, what exactly went wrong w/ it? ^^

Amme - Thanks for the plumbing info and pics. It doesn't look like you had the subframe (internally) lined or coated in any way - correct?

If someone was going to try this again - seems to me a coating/lining would be a good idea. Anyone know what would be best?
What for do you want to coat it? That stuff is made for metal tanks that rust.

Nobody coats their plastic tanks...
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