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Old 04-19-2013, 07:54 AM   #3706
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Came across a new 2011 for sale...think that there would any problems with seals etc since the bike hasn't been used since it built ~3 years ago? May buy it today. Thx
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:10 AM   #3707
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Came across a new 2011 for sale...think that there would any problems with seals etc since the bike hasn't been used since it built ~3 years ago? May buy it today. Thx
I bought my 2011 new, off the floor in September. No significant problems so far. Make sure to clean the air filter. The oil in mine tuned to junk and wouldn't allow a lot of air thru.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:01 AM   #3708
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Came across a new 2011 for sale...think that there would any problems with seals etc since the bike hasn't been used since it built ~3 years ago? May buy it today. Thx
A friend bought a 2010 new last year and the injector was plugged and the fuel pump went bad after 30 hours,but other than that it was great and the injector and pump was warrantied.
I think they gave him an updated pump,see if the 2011 has the updated pump.
How much for the 2011 ?
My friend paid 6K for the new 2010 450fx last year.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:01 AM   #3709
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Came across a new 2011 for sale...think that there would any problems with seals etc since the bike hasn't been used since it built ~3 years ago? May buy it today. Thx
Dont want to sound like a broken record,, but I would make them guarantee they have physically checked the fuel pump..my bike was shipped well after the "new" pump was supposed to be installed..yet it still had the old pump in and it failed in about 30 minutes of riding.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:07 AM   #3710
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Dont want to sound like a broken record,, but I would make them guarantee they have physically checked the fuel pump..my bike was shipped well after the "new" pump was supposed to be installed..yet it still had the old pump in and it failed in about 30 minutes of riding.
Yes, agreed. I asked about it as an after thought after the purchase and the ever lovely sales manager said that the 2011's had no fuel pump problems and he told me to " quit reading all of the Internet bullshit". Haven't checked but no problems with it yet. This is also a TSB on fuel filters that needs to be done. Swapping out the standard ones for a gray one I believe.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:12 AM   #3711
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My 2011 is on its 4th fuel pump!

Maybe this one will last? Maybe not? Next time a Cycleworks pump will go in its gut.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:26 PM   #3712
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sprocket sizes

Hi all, what sprocket size combinations do you guys use for technical riding? any pros/cons of particular combinations?

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Old 04-19-2013, 02:43 PM   #3713
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Hi all, what sprocket size combinations do you guys use for technical riding? any pros/cons of particular combinations?

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Was 14/47 for general use and just put a 13 up front this past weekend for trail riding. Never got on any straight up single track but some very technical double track (creek crossing, creek riding, rutted/rooted climbs, tricky steep shale descents). With the 570 I never used first gear! Going to go back to the 14/47 unless I pan on some very severe, long rocky sections.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:38 PM   #3714
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Went to check out the "new" 2011. It has 22 miles on it, but 6.5 hours? Also, some pitting on the paint on the motor...dealer says that is due to when shipped it is wrapped in plastic and there is condensation...looks superficial...just the paint. Overall, I think that they offered me a good deal on it...they also agreed to change the oil, since it has been sitting for so long and check the air filter too. The handlebars have the stamp so the fuel pump should be OK. I really liked the owner of the place, so that made me feel good. May pull the trigger tomorrow. Any thoughts...thx again.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:09 AM   #3715
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Was 14/47 for general use and just put a 13 up front this past weekend for trail riding. Never got on any straight up single track but some very technical double track (creek crossing, creek riding, rutted/rooted climbs, tricky steep shale descents). With the 570 I never used first gear! Going to go back to the 14/47 unless I pan on some very severe, long rocky sections.
thanks, i should have saids am already running 13/52 anyone running an 11 or 12 up front ?

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Old 04-20-2013, 05:19 AM   #3716
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Went to check out the "new" 2011. It has 22 miles on it, but 6.5 hours? Also, some pitting on the paint on the motor...dealer says that is due to when shipped it is wrapped in plastic and there is condensation...looks superficial...just the paint. Overall, I think that they offered me a good deal on it...they also agreed to change the oil, since it has been sitting for so long and check the air filter too. The handlebars have the stamp so the fuel pump should be OK. I really liked the owner of the place, so that made me feel good. May pull the trigger tomorrow. Any thoughts...thx again.
The hours/miles don't make sense.

How much do they want for the bike ?
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:01 AM   #3717
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That is a demo bike. I bought my '10 FE 450 as a demo with 6 hours on it in '11 for $5,495. Miles are low for 6 hours. Snag it if the price is low like mine was. If it is not, put the hammer to 'em. These bikes do not hold their value once they are "used" so get a good deal.

Then get it home, check the valves (mine were at the tight end of the specs) check the fuel pump prefilter for white crud, add a Golan or Can-Am quad fuel filter and rock on. I recommend the KTM fan kit too, with a lower temp thermo switch for a BMW car. The stock KTM switch is super hot to accommodate the weak charging systems on older KTMs. The 'Berg has a street bike like 211 watt stator output and it capable of running the fan continuously. The lower temp switch lets the fan run more, keeping the motor cool. My bike rarely goes much over 200F (Trail Tech gauge on it) no matter what kind of gnarly hell I put it through. The right leg gets roasted at times, but that is preferable to wasted valve seals and oval shaped cylinders from heat. With their petite radiators, these things do get stinky hot without a fan. Check the fuel pump color too while in there. If it is black, it will probably fail, order a Cycleworks pump. If it is brown, you are probably good to go.

Love my 450. They need a little setup but they are sweet rides if you make the effort. I laugh every time I think about what I paid for mine, especially when walking by new $9,000 KTMs at the dealer :)
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:29 AM   #3718
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That is a demo bike. I bought my '10 FE 450 as a demo with 6 hours on it in '11 for $5,495. Miles are low for 6 hours. Snag it if the price is low like mine was. If it is not, put the hammer to 'em. These bikes do not hold their value once they are "used" so get a good deal.

Then get it home, check the valves (mine were at the tight end of the specs) check the fuel pump prefilter for white crud, add a Golan or Can-Am quad fuel filter and rock on. I recommend the KTM fan kit too, with a lower temp thermo switch for a BMW car. The stock KTM switch is super hot to accommodate the weak charging systems on older KTMs. The 'Berg has a street bike like 211 watt stator output and it capable of running the fan continuously. The lower temp switch lets the fan run more, keeping the motor cool. My bike rarely goes much over 200F (Trail Tech gauge on it) no matter what kind of gnarly hell I put it through. The right leg gets roasted at times, but that is preferable to wasted valve seals and oval shaped cylinders from heat. With their petite radiators, these things do get stinky hot without a fan. Check the fuel pump color too while in there. If it is black, it will probably fail, order a Cycleworks pump. If it is brown, you are probably good to go.

Love my 450. They need a little setup but they are sweet rides if you make the effort. I laugh every time I think about what I paid for mine, especially when walking by new $9,000 KTMs at the dealer :)
Does the 2010 FX 450 have the same 211 watt stator as the FE ??
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:34 AM   #3719
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That is a demo bike. I bought my '10 FE 450 as a demo with 6 hours on it in '11 for $5,495. Miles are low for 6 hours. Snag it if the price is low like mine was. If it is not, put the hammer to 'em. These bikes do not hold their value once they are "used" so get a good deal.

Then get it home, check the valves (mine were at the tight end of the specs) check the fuel pump prefilter for white crud, add a Golan or Can-Am quad fuel filter and rock on. I recommend the KTM fan kit too, with a lower temp thermo switch for a BMW car. The stock KTM switch is super hot to accommodate the weak charging systems on older KTMs. The 'Berg has a street bike like 211 watt stator output and it capable of running the fan continuously. The lower temp switch lets the fan run more, keeping the motor cool. My bike rarely goes much over 200F (Trail Tech gauge on it) no matter what kind of gnarly hell I put it through. The right leg gets roasted at times, but that is preferable to wasted valve seals and oval shaped cylinders from heat. With their petite radiators, these things do get stinky hot without a fan. Check the fuel pump color too while in there. If it is black, it will probably fail, order a Cycleworks pump. If it is brown, you are probably good to go.

Love my 450. They need a little setup but they are sweet rides if you make the effort. I laugh every time I think about what I paid for mine, especially when walking by new $9,000 KTMs at the dealer :)
agree.. but I would make the dealer do all those things before I brought it home,,, cuz Im lazy and hamfisted with tools
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Does the 2010 FX 450 have the same 211 watt stator as the FE ??
Yes! :)

http://www.husaberg.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12564
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