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Old 01-26-2012, 07:21 AM   #136
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Yeah. at first I thought it was that nobody knew anything about the older bikes. Now I think its just that they dont really have any problems other than norml wear and tear. Key fact is keeping up on maintenance
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:22 PM   #137
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My brother bought a '95 FE501 back in '96. The bike was used but only just a little. He put a couple hundred hours on it and never had a problem. A few years ago I built up an '03 frame with the engine from the '95 and it ran great for a few more years. Then I smacked it into a rock and broke the brazed joint between the shift shaft and the little fork that engages the shift star on the shift drum. I eventually got that brazed back together and rode it for a few more months. Then I was riding it on a steep single track trail in Nevada where I got airborn and shifted down from 2nd to 1st while in the air. The transmission locked up and I can't get it to shift out of whatever false-neutral hell it's in now. I have to imagine that the two tranny issues are related and, thus, rider-induced. Then I swapped that engine out for the FC600 engine that's in the bike currently. That engine was extremely hard to start until I discovered that the stator was failing. Now it starts extremely easily (with an FCR40 carb that's jetted properly). I always keep the valves adjusted and the air filter clean.

So, to summarize, the old engines appear to be very reliable with the exception of the stator. Motoplat UK can fix that for ya. See husaberg.org for specifics.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:36 PM   #138
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Hey Kenny,,,,,,,,,,,,




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Old 01-26-2012, 02:48 PM   #139
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:54 PM   #140
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Hunh!

Don't worry im still behind on the clutch on this one.


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Old 01-26-2012, 03:18 PM   #141
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You know i really wasnt llokin and thought the first one was the 2nd one.. You get yourself a new toy?
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:30 PM   #142
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Crappy night,phone shot.
Yep,,2008 Husaberg 450FE,,,,,


Its a Ghetto sled,,,its been in the family.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:31 PM   #143
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:59 PM   #144
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That bike looks familiar...
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:08 PM   #145
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Pay no atention to the Berg behind the curtain.
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AWM, that's a SWEET looking '08 ya got there. I think the '01-'08 bikes are the best looking 'bergs.
Is your other one a 2000 model?

yellowbronco- Thanks for the personal experience information. Makes me feel pretty good about the older bikes.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:38 PM   #147
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AWM, that's a SWEET looking '08 ya got there. I think the '01-'08 bikes are the best looking 'bergs.
Is your other one a 2000 model?

yellowbronco- Thanks for the personal experience information. Makes me feel pretty good about the older bikes.

2000 400FE

The 08 i just got off Tomatoe, couple days ago.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:32 PM   #148
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:04 PM   #149
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Take that water wetter out of that bike, it will eat the Teflon in the water pump housing and tear your bearing seal apart.
I'm using ww also. I've never heard that before, but I'll flush it out and skip the water wetter.




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Old 01-27-2012, 05:57 PM   #150
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shultzy- Do you have any problems getting parts for your bike? Or have you even had to buy any?
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