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Old 02-04-2013, 10:24 AM   #7051
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Sorry for the lame question, and probably it has been already answered somewhere, but I just can`t find the time to shuffle through 600 pages.

So... how much weight can you shed off the bike within reason is 5-10kg-s achievable ?

I know it`s not a porker from the get go,it`s more to curiosity than anything else...



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The muffler swap will drop the most weight. After that its difficult to make it much lighter. Consider evaluating your physical condition and determine if you can lose weight off yourself. This is an area most riders forget about and it offers much bigger improvements.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:30 AM   #7052
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Sorry for the lame question, and probably it has been already answered somewhere, but I just can`t find the time to shuffle through 600 pages.

So... how much weight can you shed off the bike within reason is 5-10kg-s achievable ?

I know it`s not a porker from the get go,it`s more to curiosity than anything else...

Thank you

Yes. Ride it. When the tank is near empty you will have lost about that much weight in fuel. By then you'll have a huge grin on your face that will be much more difficult to get rid of. Shedding bike weight will be the least of your concerns at that point.

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Old 02-04-2013, 12:11 PM   #7053
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Sorry for the lame question, and probably it has been already answered somewhere, but I just can`t find the time to shuffle through 600 pages.

So... how much weight can you shed off the bike within reason is 5-10kg-s achievable ?

I know it`s not a porker from the get go,it`s more to curiosity than anything else...



Thank you
Yes its easy but exspensive . Full Ti exhaust .Lipo battery .carbon fibre
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:20 PM   #7054
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Are you calling me fat??
No not calling you fat...suggesting that you evaluate your condition and determine if you are at a healthy weight or if you stand to lose 20 lbs. I myself am not fat but could stand to get my weight down 10 or 15 lbs.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #7055
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over on supermotojunkie, folks shed further weight by replacing the sprockets to the lighter (but softer) aluminum ones.
they also remove the airbox and put a filter on the throttle body.
generally, after the big weight savings already mentioned, people try to save a few ounces here and there, which adds up.
just fyi, i won't do either of those mods. i like the underseat storage though

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:01 PM   #7056
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A lithium iron battery will shed about 5-6 lbs...then you could go for a Ti shock spring...you'll also lose about 5 lbs of unsprung weight. A very pricey weight loss though. Not sure about your physique but you might just want to lose 10lbs off your body. It may be a lot cheaper! ;)
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The muffler swap will drop the most weight. After that its difficult to make it much lighter. Consider evaluating your physical condition and determine if you can lose weight off yourself. This is an area most riders forget about and it offers much bigger improvements.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:46 AM   #7057
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Rear brake ??

Put on some new wheels today. I noticed that the rear rotor seemed to have a gap in the brake pad contact area seems little strange. Are you guys greasing the pivot slide bolt also.

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:19 AM   #7058
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Put on some new wheels today. I noticed that the rear rotor seemed to have a gap in the brake pad contact area seems little strange. Are you guys greasing the pivot slide bolt also.
I wouldn't worry about. The pads and disk just wear uneven. Give it a few hundred miles and it will sort itself out. If you are still worried you can change out your brake pads. If the bolt is dry, its not a bad idea to keep it a bit lubed.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:37 AM   #7059
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:38 AM   #7060
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:14 PM   #7061
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Thank you for your kind responses.

I`m starting to get more and more into technical riding and much more crashing and the DR I`m currently destroying just don`t cut it... not the power or suspension which could be easily fixed, but the WEIGHT by the end of the day just dragging it up a hill, picking it up 10-15 times just simply riding it agressively absulutely knackers you... ATM I can only affort 1 bike which has to commute, last the distance, and versatile a bit of a jack of all trades bike, and I narrowed down my choices to the Husaberg FE 570, and the 690 both of them has obvious advantages and disadvantages, but if I can realistically (lot of things comming down, lot goes back on) loose 10kg-s maybe more the 690 would be a MUCH more attractive and probably the only option.

Some would say 10kg is nothing, but IMHO it`s a significant weight I can live without.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:47 PM   #7062
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Thank you for your kind responses.

I`m starting to get more and more into technical riding and much more crashing and the DR I`m currently destroying just don`t cut it... not the power or suspension which could be easily fixed, but the WEIGHT by the end of the day just dragging it up a hill, picking it up 10-15 times just simply riding it agressively absulutely knackers you... ATM I can only affort 1 bike which has to commute, last the distance, and versatile a bit of a jack of all trades bike, and I narrowed down my choices to the Husaberg FE 570, and the 690 both of them has obvious advantages and disadvantages, but if I can realistically (lot of things comming down, lot goes back on) loose 10kg-s maybe more the 690 would be a MUCH more attractive and probably the only option.

Some would say 10kg is nothing, but IMHO it`s a significant weight I can live without.
I own a 2009 450 Berg and a 2008 690. If you are going to be riding the woods, doing enduros, technical single track, mud etc and are looking at hefting a bike around buy the Berg. The berg is a great bike and weighs around 60lbs (27Kg) less than the 690. The fuel injection is spot on for the berg and while it shares the same pump and has some of the same pump/injector problems they are even easier to work on than the 690.

If you have long distances to ride to get to the trail head, ride faster and less technical terrain or plan on doing some touring then the 690 may be a better choice. The 690 is a big dirtbike and it will handle the single track and woods riding but it weighs in around your DRZ and has twice the hp.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:27 PM   #7063
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:35 PM   #7064
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Thank you for your kind responses.

I`m starting to get more and more into technical riding and much more crashing and the DR I`m currently destroying just don`t cut it... not the power or suspension which could be easily fixed, but the WEIGHT by the end of the day just dragging it up a hill, picking it up 10-15 times just simply riding it agressively absulutely knackers you... ATM I can only affort 1 bike which has to commute, last the distance, and versatile a bit of a jack of all trades bike, and I narrowed down my choices to the Husaberg FE 570, and the 690 both of them has obvious advantages and disadvantages, but if I can realistically (lot of things comming down, lot goes back on) loose 10kg-s maybe more the 690 would be a MUCH more attractive and probably the only option.

Some would say 10kg is nothing, but IMHO it`s a significant weight I can live without.
A 570 Berg (and its current and prior counterparts) is a high-end enduro bike, and needs a bit of respect its also high maintenance its not a commuter ...
The 690 is the most capable jack of all trades on the market today the Husky TE630 was a close rival, but no longer on offer but the DRZ400 also remains a good option it will get you around pretty much any trail (incl. single track), and is a reasonable short-middle distance commuter bombproof reliability and low maintenance lots of fun to ride ...
If youre just graduating from a DR, I would look at a DRZ ...
You dont need a Berg 570 ...
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:41 PM   #7065
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So in my continued effort to serve as but a warning to others, I shall let it be known that plugging this port:



while performing the air box delete step in the EVO2 tuning kit install will turn your clutch cover into a makeshift blowoff valve.


I now have a rather odd request...I can't remember exactly how deep the o-ring around the clutch cover is supposed to be seated. I've looked through this entire thread for close up pictures of clutch covers, and the ones I've found it's hard to tell if you can see a small amount bare aluminum on the outside of the oring or not.

Here's a pic of what I'm talking about (from another inmate who had a similar issue):



Can someone take a quick peek at their 690 for me and let me know if the o-ring is seated such that you can see a small amount a bare (silver) aluminum around the outside? I want to make sure I get this thing put back together as best I can and the repair manual has nothing on this.

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