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Old 11-07-2013, 07:26 AM   #11956
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Double take lists all KTM mirrors as a 10mm x 1.25
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:14 AM   #11957
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I saw that last night a dug around a bit. I already posted over on the AUS/NZ 690 thread. I wanted to just post a single post link here, but I don't know how. Someone please PM me instructions so I'll know how to do it next time. Here is a cut and paste.

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Doesn't BMW own Husqvarna? KTM owns Husaberg.


The post a couple above SethS's made me dig around a bit last night. There was a bunch of info out last Spring about this. From what I can gather it seems that...

1. It wasn't KTM per se but the CEO of KTM Stevan Pierer using a personally owned company to purchase Husky. http://www.mcnews.com.au/NewsArchive...Husky_Sold.htm Maybe to expedite things? Maybe to help reduce friction with anti-trust legislation?

2. This coming year Husabergs will be rebranded as Huskys. They will switch colours to White, yellow & blue. The Husaberg factory will be shutdown soon.

3. In 2015 The Husky's will start off from a KTM platform bike, and will have a focus on off-road (as opposed to dual sport use). Husky's production in Italy will be shut down and moved to Austria. Husky will develop an off-road only 690 variant.

4. The Husky deal excludes certain models using a BMW engine--the 450 in particular was mentioned. I'm not sure if it includes the 650 class Rotax engines.

5. BMW is moving towards electric scooter production ("e-mobility"). As a segment of their line up.

There is a thread on ADVRider and other bits and pieces out on the web.

There maybe some erroneous info in what I put together above--it was the best I could piece together with about a hours searching/reading. If anyone finds errors in it please post up the correct info.

Addendum: I see from the Husky SM concept bike posted above in this thread that Husky is probably not doing *just* off-road in the future.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:56 AM   #11958
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You know, at the risk of having my KTM man-card revoked, given the choice between Orange/white/black, or Blue/white/yellow, I'd take the Husky colors any day...
Preferably, with the yellow frame of the '12 Husabergs.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:23 AM   #11959
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I suspect this will drive the value of my 09 Husaberg up significantly so if anyone wants to get in on a piece of gold before the value departs from your price range let me know. Lets start the bidding at say $12000
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:46 AM   #11960
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Preferably, with the yellow frame of the '12 Husabergs.

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Old 11-07-2013, 10:53 AM   #11961
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I bought an 09 a few months ago. When I'm riding snottier and tighter trails, I tend to clutch a lot. Several times, I have lost my clutch completely, look in reservoir, no fluid. Where does it go? Is this the bad clutch slave issue, and will replacing the clutch slave solve my problem.



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Old 11-07-2013, 11:05 AM   #11962
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I bought an 09 a few months ago. When I'm riding snottier and tighter trails, I tend to clutch a lot. Several times, I have lost my clutch completely, look in reservoir, no fluid. Where does it go? Is this the bad clutch slave issue, and will replacing the clutch slave solve my problem.



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I would start by flushing out the hydraulic system with fresh fluid. If that doesn't do it you might have a bad clutch slave...they have been problematic on some bikes.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:42 PM   #11963
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Too much of an albino for my tastes...




But it will be interesting to see what it morphs into.....
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:26 PM   #11964
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everybody's bustin' on that bike.... i think it looks badazzed, and will probably SERIOUSLY haul the mail!.....
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:35 PM   #11965
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EFM Auto Clutch

Has anyone fitted an EFM Auto Clutch to their 690? I emailed EFM about it being a slipper clutch and they said that it doesn't matter, just send the clutch unit into them and for $600 they have it sorted in a week!
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:42 PM   #11966
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Has anyone fitted an EFM Auto Clutch to their 690? I emailed EFM about it being a slipper clutch and they said that it doesn't matter, just send the clutch unit into them and for $600 they have it sorted in a week!
I'd be interested to know how well it works if you get one.

Loved my rekluse in the 525. Had the z-start pro...normal clutch feel if you wanted it, almost impossible to stall.

Was disappointed they don't have one for the 690.


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Old 11-07-2013, 03:46 PM   #11967
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Has anyone fitted an EFM Auto Clutch to their 690? I emailed EFM about it being a slipper clutch and they said that it doesn't matter, just send the clutch unit into them and for $600 they have it sorted in a week!

first I have ever heard of it. Rekluse apparently gave up on making one for the 690 years ago for reasons I do not remember. An autoclutch in the 690 would make some things nicer.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:47 PM   #11968
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Has anyone fitted an EFM Auto Clutch to their 690? I emailed EFM about it being a slipper clutch and they said that it doesn't matter, just send the clutch unit into them and for $600 they have it sorted in a week!
I had an EFM auto clutch on my 02 300, nowhere near as good as rekluse.

I'm curious though, as their design extends (or at least did) the width of the clutch mechanism, which they fix by sending a ring to extend the clutch cover, how have they gotten around that on the 690, seeing as there is no clutch cover?
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:59 PM   #11969
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Has anyone fitted an EFM Auto Clutch to their 690? I emailed EFM about it being a slipper clutch and they said that it doesn't matter, just send the clutch unit into them and for $600 they have it sorted in a week!
Maybe we can get a group together (after your prototype ) and get a lower price with volume. I would be interested and will try and contact them to get some more info (anti-stall only, keep clutch lever, override to bump start (remember no kicker and no bump start with some auto clutches)).

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Old 11-07-2013, 07:46 PM   #11970
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Maybe we can get a group together (after your prototype ) and get a lower price with volume. I would be interested and will try and contact them to get some more info (anti-stall only, keep clutch lever, override to bump start (remember no kicker and no bump start with some auto clutches)).

Cheers,

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But you can't roll start a bike with an auto clutch - whether ReKluse or this mob - can you ... ?

That's a big consideration with a 690, as most other bikes fitted with these clutches also have a kickstarter ...

My Berg 390 didn't have a kickstarter, and one wasn't available for it - for that reason alone I wouldn't have fitted an auto clutch ...
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