Any FE570 or FE450 owners out there?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by (sp?), Apr 13, 2009.

  1. (sp?)

    (sp?) flaming ahole ;)

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    I'd bet there's at least one other Abusaberg owner here.

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  2. bass_on_tap

    bass_on_tap Long timer

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    Wondering how well you fit on these bikes? Got one on my wish list and like you, I am tall. Show us some pics and give us your impressions.
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  3. (sp?)

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    Will do once I get it back together. It's currently in pieces in the garage as I install lighting harnesses to make it road legal. I already have the plate. :super

    The dealer I purchased from is nearly as tall as I. He has a FE570 also. So far we have both gone with tall factory seat and bar risers. I am additionally going with Pivot Pegz to drop peg height a bit plus allow rotation.

    Then there's the usual suspension tweaks required. New springs and valving. I'm leaning towards LT-Racing for the work as they're somewhat local.

    For the limited amount of time I've spent bimbling about the neighborhood so far, it's very light and very fast. Once moving it seems much more like a 250 or 125 2-stroke than a nearly 600cc thumper. That mass centralization works in real life.

    Steve
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    (sp?) flaming ahole ;)

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    Here she is in barely street-legal black. :knary

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  5. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    Do these come factory street legal w/ lights.. or just with a clear MSO?
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  6. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Now that there is one pretty bike! Gotta save some dough and get me one next year as well.

    First time I see one of the new Öhlins steering dampers. Let us know how you like it and the X2 headlight you put on there. Halogen or HID?

    Now go have a blast on her!

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    just the latter.

    There are some harnesses and switchery you need - all available from the large KTM parts bin. With the exception of the lights themselves, all are stock and unmodified components.
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    it's HID - works great!

    I just put the damper on. The install was quite easy. Haven't had a chance to ride it since but the forks don't flop nearly as quickly.
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  9. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    Absolutley gorgeous bike, I had a 96 berg, great then, and even better now by the looks of it. Not to be picky, but is that a leak unde rthe front sprocket? (Got the same problem on my 525 exc rigfht now..)

    Runs like she looks?

    MFS
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    I saw that also. I believe it may be. I'd better hurry up and get it covered under "warranty".

    She's got about 6 hours on the motor now. I'm running it at about 75% (where I can). I still have WFO and the 2nd injection map to check out.

    I'm leery of doing full power runs on the street. Those knobs disappear quick enough as it is. :augie
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  11. jeel

    jeel Adventurer

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    Looks great.
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  12. Dewtwo

    Dewtwo old trail rider!

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    I'm betting the stuff under your countershaft sprocket, is nylon wearing off from chain rubbing on new chain runners, It's a new bike! Beautiful by the way!!!!!
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    maybe.

    the bike came with 13/52 gearing. I immediately switched to 14/52. that was an improvement, but on the street I used 3 gears to cross an intersection. I bought a 15/48 setup. When I changed it, I noticed this also though the oil level didn't really change.

    I'll check with the dealer tomorrow and see what he says. I see on the 'berg list (www.husaberg.org) that there have been some warrantied seals.

    thanks!

    Steve
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    it's a seal. got one on order. picked up my radiator crash guards and got my right radiator warranty claim approved (the hose with the thermostat was located too close to the fins and the thermostat housing crushed a bunch of them).

    I'm pleased... :super
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  15. Fishfund

    Fishfund Been here awhile

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    I'm waiting for some 650 berg owners to jump in on this thread. As soon as I sell my TE610, and find a 650 berg, I'm signing in. I can't wait.
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    there was an absolute gorgeous '05 650 berg at the dealer today, on consignment. all 'tarded up, yellow/blue, graphics kit, with full Akro Ti exhaust, polished rims (5" rear), sliders everywhere. 1000 miles. very clean bike.

    seems the owner had second thoughts about it and is taking it to Hong Kong with him instead. too bad - I'd think it would get stolen there. :ddog
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  17. Huskyfatman

    Huskyfatman Stinky Wizzleteats

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    I love my 650 Berg, but just saw a new 570 at the dealer today-WOW! Makes the 650 look like a turd. But I'll stick with the turd, the new ones are SO expensive, but look to be worth it.
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  18. riverside

    riverside Been here awhile

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    I have an '09 570 and love it. I'll see if I can find the pics tomorrow and post. Being a KTM guy I had to ditch the yellow and go with blue and orange. Looks pretty good but too much like Yamaha. I'll be going to white with blue and orange soon.
    The bike has TM designs chain guide, EE rotor guard and rad guards, aluminum skid plate, Scotts w/ UBM, Fastway F5 pegs and FIT2 hand guards, carbon fiber head pipe guard, Leo Vince slip on, slave cylinder guard, frame guards, map switch, Pro Taper woods high bars, black powder coated triple clamps, soft seat foam, all of the Blue Bling from Husaberg, suspension from MX-Tech, and full PG graphics kit.

    I love this bike!!!
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  19. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    So, have any of you owners riden both the 09' 570 AND 450 Burgs?

    I wonder about the differences as they are so close weight and price wise...

    I am not at all a small dude except in the inseam department.

    I can't afford one new but I will sure be watching the used market.
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  20. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    tap tap tap.... is this thing on?

    Must not be many new Berg owners yet...
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