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Old 01-26-2013, 10:38 AM   #1636
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There are official Husky photos of the assembly line in an Italian factory. It also looks like the engines are at least part way assembled in Italy too, based on those pictures.
I have seen thes pics and they are fantastic! Mario33 posted them on Cafe Husky I believe. My dealer tech just got back a few weeks ago from Husky school in California. He was informed that the 450/511 motors were Kymco/Chinese motors...but the 650 (motor only) comes from a factory in Switzerland. I will ask him again and make sure.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:12 AM   #1637
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Link is here:
http://youtu.be/4yDtCWJ4g9Y?t=4m

I've ridden similar desert terrain on a KTM before. Not for very far, but enough to scare the bejesus out of me. The Qatari desert is very similar, large section with really large rocks appearing out of nowhere. You have to slow down and be mindful. If you notice, you'll see the terrain change right before he crashes.
GS Crash
I don't think it was the rocks. Look at the video ... before the crash you can clearly see he's going into a tank slapper ... perhaps after the wobble began he then hit one of the big rocks ...? but initial cause seems to be deep sand (or soft dirt) causing a tank slapper resulting in loss of control. Such a heavy bike is bound to self destruct once it flips.

Having ridden a Husky TE450 in the Black Rock Desert ... at speed ... I'm happy to report it's one of the most stable bikes I've ever ridden in soft, deep sand. Rock solid. Tracks dead straight. So nice! Lets hope these new Huskies retain that solid straight line stability of the TE series.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:30 AM   #1638
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crash

you mean you cant ride a 1,000 lb bike at speed across a dry lake littered with rocks and sand and not expect to get/off?sorry for the guy,but use some judgement please.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:09 PM   #1639
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Look a Terra, look a chinese man

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Old 01-26-2013, 05:24 PM   #1640
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Look a Terra, look a chinese man

Sneaky Chinese are now manufacturing Mediteranean looking robots to assemble those machines to confuse us!!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:39 PM   #1641
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Look a Terra, look a chinese man

But it could all be photoshop like the moon landing!
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:56 PM   #1642
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But it could all be photoshop like the moon landing!
Bullshit. Everyone knows that astronauts landed on the Moon. Otherwise we wouldn't have that footage of the aliens attacking the astronauts on Apollo 18.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:00 PM   #1643
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Bullshit. Everyone knows that astronauts landed on the Moon. Otherwise we wouldn't have that footage of the aliens attacking the astronauts on Apollo 18.


that movie SUCKED!
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:22 AM   #1644
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At this point I should point out that Photoshop had not been coded or even thought of in 1969.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:53 PM   #1645
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GS Crash
I don't think it was the rocks. Look at the video ... before the crash you can clearly see he's going into a tank slapper ... perhaps after the wobble began he then hit one of the big rocks ...? but initial cause seems to be deep sand (or soft dirt) causing a tank slapper resulting in loss of control. Such a heavy bike is bound to self destruct once it flips.

Having ridden a Husky TE450 in the Black Rock Desert ... at speed ... I'm happy to report it's one of the most stable bikes I've ever ridden in soft, deep sand. Rock solid. Tracks dead straight. So nice! Lets hope these new Huskies retain that solid straight line stability of the TE series.
I thought the swingarm snapped first and that's what caused that crash.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:44 PM   #1646
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I thought the swingarm snapped first and that's what caused that crash.
Could be... I've not read details on this crash. You can clearly see the broken swing arm post crash ... so you're saying they figured out it broke pre crash? YIKES! now that is scary.

This guy broke his swing arm but (I think) was un hurt? :

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:10 PM   #1647
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The BMW 1200gs thread is in aisle 2. All that is lacking is the burning, broken final drive and we will have the Trifecta.


Please limit your bashing to the Husqvarna 650
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:57 PM   #1648
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Could be... I've not read details on this crash. You can clearly see the broken swing arm post crash ... so you're saying they figured out it broke pre crash? YIKES! now that is scary.

This guy broke his swing arm but (I think) was un hurt? :

This is why I bought the steel swing armed Terra. I just have to worry about my rear fender falling off. Mind you the beemer rear fender is strong enough to act as part of the rear suspension of the above bike

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:56 AM   #1649
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Is Heinen's in the Twin Cities a good dealer? We will be up that way this weekend for a funeral and spending a night or two in the cities. Perfect opportunity to see one for myself.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:24 PM   #1650
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Husqvarna being sold to KTM? This could be interesting...

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne..._/R-EPI-139228

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