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Old 07-20-2013, 12:17 PM   #4066
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ok not that i am too good to go over 272 pages of wisdom on bergs but...I am thinking if switching from orange to blue. I am in the process of negotiating a deal for a 2009 570FE. ..... Any good advice will be greatly appreciated with the switch to the orange blue side . thanks
Known issues, problems, commons mods Husaberg FE390 FE450 FE570 70 degrees
if you do buy it, i compiled this for anyone buying a 70 degree berg. won't have every bit of wisdom from 272 pages but covers the major points. if it is missing anything inmates are adding to the list. i'd ask him if he's already replaced the fuel pump with an aftermarket one or stock 2012 one. welcome to the blue side....
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:41 PM   #4067
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ok not that i am too good to go over 272 pages of wisdom on bergs but...I am thinking if switching from orange to blue. I am in the process of negotiating a deal for a 2009 570FE. It was a full FMF exhaust, ported and polished, mapped and the switch. It has just under 3000km or 1875 miles for you others. Has been trail ridden so some marks etc... but is there anything I should be looking for or listening too?
Any good advice will be greatly appreciated with the switch to the orange blue side .
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StepOnIt, thinking of leaving the 690 Orange group and going lighter? Just have one of each!

The 570 is a great bike and feels very light on the trail for a 570, not to mention probably about 30lbs lighter.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:00 AM   #4068
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Cry Orange blue

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StepOnIt, thinking of leaving the 690 Orange group and going lighter? Just have one of each!

The 570 is a great bike and feels very light on the trail for a 570, not to mention probably about 30lbs lighter.
I would like to have two bikes but my bank account has a different opinion.
If it was to have two bikes I would keep the 690 for trips and get a 390 for woods weapon. I love my 690 but it is time for a new bike and the 690's are too pricey, even used. Just came across a sweet deal on the 570 and could not pass it up. Time to sell the 690
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:22 PM   #4069
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I would be VERY surprised if you didnt think the 570 was great. I have several other bikes...that I think that I should sell now since the Berg is by far the most fun to ride. GL
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:24 AM   #4070
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some of you will have seen the pics of worn countershaft splines on bergs with a fair bit of mileage under their belts. had me concerned as i've been adventure riding the 570 a fair bit and could see some wear of the splines starting.

a mate welded up a custom washer that (so far) has been stopping the front sprocket from moving on the shaft at all, which should prevent any wear of the splines hopefully. did a bit of a write up here. done three rides now with no movement so seems to be working. might be worth considering if you are running up a fair few miles on the berg?

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Old 07-23-2013, 12:42 AM   #4071
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That sprocket is showing a lot of side wear Barry!

Is it aligned correctly?

Is it the oem front sprocket or an aftermarket one?

I have only used oem sprockets and washer and no sign of any wear on my 390's shaft spline.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:10 AM   #4072
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For general touring ride apps,whats a general oil change interval for the 570?,would 1500/2000kms be ok running good quality oil.Can/could i expect any inj/fuel system problems with a 2012 model.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:23 AM   #4073
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I run 1500 to 2000 klms between oil changes using high quality oil in my 390.

It really depends on how you treat the motor. I probably rev the 390 a bit higher more often than a 570 would be.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:28 AM   #4074
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I run 1500 to 2000 klms between oil changes using high quality oil in my 390.

It really depends on how you treat the motor. I probably rev the 390 a bit higher more often than a 570 would be.
Sounds good,just general dirt road riding,very open sort of conditions,im also from qld climate ,what oil is the go for this part of the world?
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:40 AM   #4075
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I use the Motul or Motorex the same as the factory.

Rides are varied but not too much real hard stuff any more. Mostly Mt Mee, Jimna and Bellthorpe areas.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:43 AM   #4076
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I use the Motul or Motorex the same as the factory.

Rides are varied but not too much real hard stuff any more. Mostly Mt Mee, Jimna and Bellthorpe areas.
Sounds good,thanks for the info.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:58 AM   #4077
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Little help please / Safari frt tank

Whats the best way to route the fuel hoses , did you run the crossovers behind t/body ? or in front of cyl head ? I am heading going to Colo. in 4 days , so I need to get this figured out. Thanks , all help appreciated. Max
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:09 AM   #4078
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some of you will have seen the pics of worn countershaft splines on bergs with a fair bit of mileage under their belts. had me concerned as i've been adventure riding the 570 a fair bit and could see some wear of the splines starting.

a mate welded up a custom washer that (so far) has been stopping the front sprocket from moving on the shaft at all, which should prevent any wear of the splines hopefully. did a bit of a write up here. done three rides now with no movement so seems to be working. might be worth considering if you are running up a fair few miles on the berg?
I think you mentioned this before, I still don't understand it and can't see how this mod would reduce countershaft wear.

The countersprocket is hammering the splines radially, and there is no lateral movement unless you have a damaged washer, which you would see immediately because oil will start leaking from the shaft seal long before there is any play, just reduced pressure is enough.

I've switched all my KTMs/Bergs to the domed Dirt Tricks washer anyway, none of the leaks have returned so worth it for a couple of $$.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:23 AM   #4079
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Whats the best way to route the fuel hoses , did you run the crossovers behind t/body ? or in front of cyl head ? I am heading going to Colo. in 4 days , so I need to get this figured out. Thanks , all help appreciated. Max

Inside the frame down tube next to the cyl head.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:43 AM   #4080
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Here's my how fuel lines are ran, I added a quick release to make servicing the bike easier.
Loosely following the safari directions I drilled a small hole in the chain guard to use a zip tie to secure the hose above the shifter, the hose I used with a protective sheath didn't quite fit like the one that must have came with the tank originally, here's the link:
http://safaritanksusa.com/downloads/...rg%20Front.pdf

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