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Old 12-24-2011, 03:43 AM   #16
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:48 AM   #17
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:34 AM   #18
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Good time of year to put my 570 on a stand and pull it down and go through it. It will be fun to watch what you do with your 570's.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:55 AM   #19
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As Walter mentioned I am one of the two other lucky guys to have been chosen as a team member for his newest project (the other one is Barton aka Beta on ADV who I am sure will chime in soon). We had met online a few years ago (it's not like it sounds mom, I promise!) and then in real life when he passed through Austria returning from one of his epic rides in Asia. We seemed to share many of the same philosophies on life and riding, and have been talking adventure bikes and travel ever since.

The Husaberg 70 degree bikes had been in our sights for a while, having read of the success that Gary Connell and his Husaberg Safari Team, as well as several others - racers and adventurers alike - had been having with them in tens (hundreds) of thousands of kilometers of racing and riding. Light weight, high performance, with the right prep reliable and durable, and - very importantly - fuel injected, they fitted the bill perfectly.

Walter managed to get the team at Husaberg interested in supporting our project, and this is how we arrived here at KTM/Husaberg headquarters in Mattighofen, Austria:



The rest you can see in the video above. We were to pick up our bikes at the factory a month later right after they had been built, and get some training and detailed insights from the factory mechanics.

Philipp, a rather young guy, has been working there for several years, and is now responsible for prepping and setting up all press and show bikes for Husaberg, as well as for some races like the ISDE. His mentor Hermann who knows these bikes inside out and is the main instructor for all factory mechanics was there as well.



Unfortunately we were not allowed to film or take too many pictures inside the factory as there was some sensitive stuff there. Let me just say that it was a pretty cool feeling to sit on Cyril Despres' 450 Rally which had just come back from the Paris motor show!

After spending all day with these guys going over everything and asking countless questions, it was finally time to say our goodbyes, load up the bikes and gear and head home.




In the next few posts we'll get into the technical side of things, but now I am off to the family gathering. Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:56 AM   #20
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Having just purchased a new 570 in November, it will be quite interesting to see where you are heading with your modifications and bike builds.

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Old 12-24-2011, 11:49 AM   #21
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Sounds cool.
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:38 PM   #22
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This is the stuff dreams are made of.
Merry Christmas guys!
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:17 PM   #23
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I was wondering.....

Until I read and viewed the whole thread to date, I was curious if "Lukas" was the infamous LukasM.
Looking forward to this thread. Maybe we can find out what the 570 actually weighs "wet". and ready to ride.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:04 PM   #24
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[QUOTE=GalacticGS;17584861]Having just purchased a new 570 in November, it will be quite interesting to see where you are heading with your modifications and bike builds.


I think you're off to a great start already, Larry.
You took a big leap of faith riding B to V for your first ride.
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:21 PM   #25
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Hmmm, will we see a centre stand appear in the 2nd part of this build?
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:17 PM   #26
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Old 12-25-2011, 03:20 AM   #27
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Pretty much the only bike I have considered, too, should I ever have the urge to go lighter from my X, on the thougth of one-bike-for-all. Engine longevity & maintenance interval issues on prolonged trips are on top of my concerns with these kind of race-bred machines, be nice to see how you tackle them.
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Old 12-25-2011, 06:37 AM   #28
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Pretty much the only bike I have considered, too, should I ever have the urge to go lighter from my X, on the thougth of one-bike-for-all. Engine longevity & maintenance interval issues on prolonged trips are on top of my concerns with these kind of race-bred machines, be nice to see how you tackle them.
Well I am not even thinking of pensioning off my XC. For transcontinental travel, I still think its second to none. In fact I am still playing around with it, fine tuning it, adding some new forks and a few other bits n pieces this winter. This is no substitute for the XC ... but rather a bike that adds a little more capability to the stable when it come to more challenging terrain. It will never be able to carry luggage to the same degree, or have the economy, or do so many miles without maintenance, but there are one or two areas where the lighter bike will have its advantages.

Lukas, Barton and I have seen and discussed the mods to the previously mentioned 570, and while some of them are interesting, others are not really our bag ... like the big blue luggage box in the front, or plumbing the swingarm. We even discussed the mods done to that bike when we were in Austria, at the Husaberg head office. The head honchos at Husaberg are aware of that bike and its modifications.

So what happens to our bikes is going to happen in 2 stages. First of all we have to prep the bikes for a special project in South America, and then when we get back, later in the year, we will do our best to prep the bikes for more long distance adventure style travel.

And merry xmas everyone!
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:21 AM   #29
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Colebatch,

What are your thoughts on the G450X? What made you consider the dark side? (as opposed to BMW/Husqvarna G450X/TE449/TE511). Interested in your opinion.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:51 AM   #30
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Well I am not even thinking of pensioning off my XC. For transcontinental travel, I still think its second to none. In fact I am still playing around with it, fine tuning it, adding some new forks and a few other bits n pieces this winter. This is no substitute for the XC ... but rather a bike that adds a little more capability to the stable when it come to more challenging terrain. It will never be able to carry luggage to the same degree, or have the economy, or do so many miles without maintenance, but there are one or two areas where the lighter bike will have its advantages.

Lukas, Barton and I have seen and discussed the mods to the previously mentioned 570, and while some of them are interesting, others are not really our bag ... like the big blue luggage box in the front, or plumbing the swingarm. We even discussed the mods done to that bike when we were in Austria, at the Husaberg head office. The head honchos at Husaberg are aware of that bike and its modifications.

So what happens to our bikes is going to happen in 2 stages. First of all we have to prep the bikes for a special project in South America, and then when we get back, later in the year, we will do our best to prep the bikes for more long distance adventure style travel.

And merry xmas everyone!

I have a good friend,and inmate who has a first year 570.
He's rode it on everything from MX tracks,to Hare scrambler,dual sport rides,ice ride,etc.
Last time we talked bout it,he's got 4800 miles on it.The only thing he's had to do besides oil changes,is replace a bad injector.
The valves have stayed in spec the whole time.That speaks leeps and bounds about a full on race bike!!!!
I personally love the that smooth torqe filled 70degree motor.
You should have a great time with the Berg!!

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