Berg FE570 for the high country

Discussion in 'Australia' started by AUSSIEADV, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    Purchased a FE570 from Yass yesterday.

    2011, advertised as a 2010, has the closed chamber forks, 4,500k. Fantastic knick.

    Cush hub, actually he purchased a complete wheel, excel rim etc so have a spare wheel.

    Akrapovic muffler, Cycra handguards, spare new fuel pump, complete set of new spare plastics, rad guards, 10 pos map switch, virtually new tyres, sprockets, chain etc, spare range of sprockets.

    Wolfman panniers.

    Not bad for $5,500.

    Cons? Speedo screen copped a whack from a branch so doesn't read and NSW reg, (not a biggie) and I do have a Viper speedo on the old Toom.

    I've been looking out for a potential light weight bike for an adventure base for some time. I wanted more than your typical 450cc and wanting 6 speeds. Reading the reliability of these used in an ADV environment added to the above criteria did it for me.

    Seat - Dunno yet. I widened my KTM seat successfully but thinking how an Airhawk used on the original seat will fair.

    Subframe as a tank - There has been mixed reviews as to the success of converting these to a tank mainly re sealing. I resealed a badly damaged chainsaw tank with the correct sealer successfully so I think this is worth a try considering the tanks aren't avail any more. There are the Safari saddle tanks but at $650 I'll give the mod a go.

    Main tank - I'm thinking Desert fox Bladder/s.

    Headlight - Dunno just yet. At least an upgrade of the original ATM.

    My thoughts are to keep the bike relatively Trail like in configuration.

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  2. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    well done
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  3. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıɥɔʇɐʍ Super Moderator

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    Awesome - hope you have a lot of fun on it. :clap
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  4. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    Very nice
    I recently bought the same
    Pics in the desert fox thread
    Map switch has only 3 functionong settings per manual
    Acro ex ....if you leave the baffle in its ok ..take it out and it leans out a bit
    Remember they came out with a progressive rate rear spring...not linear
    I have put a vortex ignition on ..not cheap but certaily livened the ol girl up :)
    Sub tank ..is v expensive if you can get one
    I think it will make a very good dual purpose adv .....single track machine
    Very linear power

    Good bike I reckon
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  5. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    They put out something like 200 watts as well
    Plenty of light options with that output
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  6. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    For that price you stole it

    I and others believe it will become a collectable classic as well
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  7. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Congrats AA
    Air hawk definitely for multi-day trips
    Stock Headlight is very poor - a removable LED unit for ADV riding, stock for trail riding.
    The 70 deg range are a 'unique beast' to work on - removal of the tank being the main PIA (for first time), especially if you have rad guards and fan.
    Had to rebuild my '09 engine (rod wear) after nearly 20000km riding/racing.
    BOL with the sub-frame tank project - after waiting 9 months for a 70 degree tank, I aborted and shelled-out for a Safari tank. (Which is a bigger PIA to remove, especially full and trail-side to access injector filter!)
    Then there's the spark plug access.....
    Yell-out if you want to spare yourself some pain.
    Cheers Jak
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  8. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    As if it needs livening up Gasman! Ok, I'll look into it! :D

    I doubt there would be any sub tanks around these days. I'll keep my eyes open but I will def look into modding the unit under there.
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  9. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    Yeah thanks Jak. I still owe you.

    Re the big tank, I've experienced this with the 27 litre on the KTM.

    Re the rod kit - same as the KTM or exclusive Husaberg?

    So the Airhawk on the std seat works good?

    Al.
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  10. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    Brother works in Byners Suzuki Seaford. Tells me they now deal in Husaberg parts. Handy.
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  11. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    Jak, which Air Hawk mate?
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  12. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Air hawk (small one) - awesome on stock seat
    Rod kit exclusive, other bits KTM compatible.
    I had a Carrillo rod put in mine - very expensive option, but can be 'rebuilt'.
    Plan to continue racing SuperMoto on the Old Girl for a bit longer.
    OEM rod kit was a lot dearer than for a Big bore KTM......gouging!
    Hopefully you won't need to bother ya brother for bits for a long while.

    FWIW I use the GL Coyote loop bag and strap camping gear/fuel bladder on it without any drama.
    Economy is as good as a DR around 5l per 100, but much more fun!
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  13. mattadv93

    mattadv93 Been here awhile

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    Nice, love my 570! FB_IMG_1468897072444.jpg
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  14. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    Cush hub is a Haan. Looks like it takes the KTM OEM style rubbers - $10.49 a set from Torpedo7 :thumb
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  15. twotyred

    twotyred Practising Recedivist

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    Congrats on this - you will love it!!
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  16. waldecker

    waldecker Been here awhile

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    Nice find!
    Re tanks- I had one 570 with an expertly converted OEM subframe tank- was great while it lasted, but 3 or so years down the track ( with a bit of racing thrown in..) the fittings started to come apart and I gave up trying to mend it.
    The 70 degree tank I had on my second 570- great piece of kit once installed (and best left alone after..), but again over the years issues with the inserts and small leaks started to appear- nothing major, but...
    The Safari front tank is great, again PIA to get installation right, but once you get the hang with the filler cap O ring it's a quality set up andit gives you a great fuel range. If you get one of those (I believe Safari will still make you one if you pay enough..) pay attention to the routing and quality of the fuel hoses running very close to both header and chain in places- you don't want to start a surprise BBQ somewhere out bush..
    The Safari rear tank alone I would not recommend- had one of those too and, when full, made for an erratic handling prone to bad headshake- in combination with the front Safari it was somewhat manageable, but unless you do Dakar you probably don't need both.
    If you really want decent fuel range I would bite the bullet and get the Safari front.
    If you just want a bit more range while doing single track- and you are confident with composites- do the subframe conversion (best to try it on a spare subframe..)
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  17. Hoots

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    You'll love it - I had the baby 390 - different focus, but another great bike

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  18. digga1111

    digga1111 bann ed

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    Just on spare parts, I have had to buy a few things for mine. Clutch slave kit and brought a new clutch pack aswell. The husaberg parts where $6000000. I brought the same parts for a ktm ( 530 I think) for half the price and was on the shelf. They carry the same part number with a difference prefix at the start like ktm56789 or h56789.
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  19. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    I'm doing a satellite service call tomorrow virtually next door in Carboor so I'll pop in.
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  20. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    AA - Got my Safari tank from Cyclebuy in the US (when dollar was stronger) - was sadly cheaper (a lot) than buying direct from Safari Aus!
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