Husaberg 70 Degree Owners Thread!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by KayaKTM, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Lost Roadie

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    Great, thanks for the info, that seems easy enough! I was planning on going that route with the bracket like yours since I already have a HDB top clamp, but without the 4 holes like frosty's.

    Thanks again.
  2. RememberTheFallen

    RememberTheFallen Been here awhile

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    Not trying to steal Frosty's thunder or anything on these last 2 posts but the HDB stuff is very light! Obviously it weighs more than stock but it is billet aluminum and Paul seems to have an eye out for strength while keeping parts as light as possible. I can tell no difference.

    * not sure if the ktm/husaberg stuff is officially on the site yet (it wasn't 2 months ago when I ordered my parts) but I had to order everything thru e-mail. My only gripe was that the computer protector came un-anodized and I had to rattle can it black to match. Not a huge deal, I didn't even say anything about it to Paul, just make sure you emphasize EXACTLY what you want and he is clear about it. Great workmanship otherwise.
  3. Lost Roadie

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    A few photos from my last adventure south of the border, loving riding my Husa more and more! :clap


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  4. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    How different are the FS570 and FE570, suspension-wise? I have about given up on my 500EXC ever coming in, and seem to have missed the last of the FE570's. Seems like there are a few FS570's still on dealer floors. If the suspension is simply a little shorter, that's fine. I can throw a set of dirt wheels on it and be good to go. But I know sometimes (KTM690 comes to mind) they make big changes like, I believe, a non-leading axle fork. I am not concerned about the ginormous front rotor offroad. Anyone know the details of the differences?
    TIA
  5. frostyuk

    frostyuk Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the positive comments guys, i hope it all works out and will be working on it some more this weekend:D

    initially am thinking about mounting under the bars out of the way for when i drop it but am not 100% on that idea yet

    my bars are 17mm above standard on a mount to take the scotts damper (i dont have one yet but planning too at some point) i think any more than that will need some of the wires extending ... rtf has just confirmed that :clap


    i'll try and weigh them at the weekend but its all nice and light;)

    Cool wish i had known it had been done before i would have picked your brains first!
    i considered that setup but was concerned about the wires for lights being exposed hence the mod i had done. did you have any problems with the brake line getting taught around the comp unit? am guessing that with the higher bar risers the comp unit is totally above the headlight mask? i think mine is going to clash

    steal away :freaky

    there is a ktm parts section on his site now, like you when i was trawling for a solution there was no mention of the ktm comp protectors, only happened to come across them when trawling an HDB post on here
  6. Baja Dad

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    Pauls stuff if GREAT!!!
    Weight???? it is about a hen wey
    Come on !!!!
  7. RememberTheFallen

    RememberTheFallen Been here awhile

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    Like yours better. It is slicker! I have too many holes on my top clamp and not enough things to plug in them.(That sounds kinda dirty!) right now I just have a rocker switch for heated grips that is going to take up one of the top holes and then either a USB charging port or power let port for the other one. The bottom holes will remain empty for now. My brake line runs in front of the computer but no problems with it getting caught up or anything. It has rubbed the paint of a small section. Ya, the computer sits above the mask. I think it looks a little goofy. I am going to push the mask forward a little more (already have it spaced 6-8mm forward now to keep the steering damper clamp from rubbing the harness) and make a small windscreen-ish thing to come off the mask and slightly above the computer. That should provide some protection and shade for reading the computer.


    I will have to check out the site soon. Now that I am pretty sure I am keeping my other bike I will have to get a dedicated set of bark busters for the Husaberg. Changing the set of Pro-bends back and forth is a hassle! I am gonna get Paul's hand guards with a left side fold in mirror and integrated turn signals. I believe Lost has the same set up. Very snazzy!
  8. LukasM

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    The triples also have less offset and the front brake is radial.

    If you can get a FS for a good deal go for it, I'll trade you my 2012 FE parts. :wink:
  9. LukasM

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    Nice work Ian! I want to go the same way with the Fuzeblock and I think it can fit if you move the headlight forward a bit. Paul made me a prototype, not sure if he has them for sale yet?

    The left part goes between lower triple and fender, the brackets on the right go in between mask and rubber straps:

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  10. Gargoyle

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    I love my berg but for me the 570 is too tall, too heavy and too much power for some of the tight nasty rocky rooty muddy trails of New England. I am old and not strong anymore and I use this bike for "dual sporting" but tend to avoid the real technical stuff. Since I am thinking about getting a lighter bike and running some enduros next season, I figured what the hell I might as well get a benchmark for my endurance and ability by running one on my 570. I decided to hit the final NETRA enduro of the season known as the Black & Blue. My goal was to not hour out before gas (half way). Well, I made it the whole way without houring out. Ended up finishing 24th out of 34 C riders. Felt good running my first race since 1978. I ran a Rekluse EXP clutch for the first time ever and I am sure that is the reason I made it through the whole course.

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  11. Cruz

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    Is that a Mefo Super Explorer in 140/80/18 size you have fitted?

    How is the clearance with it, plus your thoughts on it so far?
  12. BogeyMan

    BogeyMan Been here awhile

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    Me want. Just what I've been looking for... I'll see if Paul has any available, or is planning to have some for sale soon....

    Hmmm, spoke to soon. I guess I am confused (easily done :D). Which Paul?
  13. Blakduk

    Blakduk Just trying to get by.

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    Bruce....ahaaa, you're looking for a Mefo SE for your bike now???

    You would already have read this from 70deg Adv thread:
    The Mefo Super Explorer tire was just awesome. Once I got to trusting it in the corners I was surprised the traction it provided, especially on fast loose roads, and in deep sand + silt beds + rock garden washes. Excellent pavement handling too.
    It is now my go to long distance adventure tire, easily capable of 3000+ miles of hard riding. I will still keep a D606 on for SoCal riding, but when I need to not worry about tire changes this is the one. I liked it better than the 908RR overall, which would be a comparable tire.

    You might also remember my short love affair with a 990 that turned sour early on when the bitch turned out to be only after my money, wasn't as good a ride as any swedish women (TE, FE) I've had. (Are german/austrian women THAT bad), bashed me up, and just kept needing stuff.
    Well I had two MEFO Super Explorers on it.

    Summary, a cheaper (for that bike) tire. Was $220 instead of $300 for similar. Looked great. Very hard wearing with the downside that a couple of times on bitumen when a bit of rain fell I thought that the tire appearred to have zero grip. I had the feeling as I rode along a couple of times that the back tire was a slick on ice...... It was briefly as if the tire had completely come off the rim. I suspect the ultrahard rubber and the reverse tractor thread might not bite into smooth bitumen through a film of water.
    Maybe this is the case with all road tires, it certainly is not the case with true knobbies in this situation. But a true knobby on the 990 would last 100kms. Not 4000-6000.
    My advice for your 390 is a mid hard enduro tire and enjoy it in the dirt. WTF, only $100 from MPE. 1/3 the price of a big bike tire.
    But for the hard gravel roads we often ride, I think just about anything would do. Last years Christmas ride I had it on and was new, never had any traction problems at all. And some of that was more enduro than "Adventure".

    edit: And you're such an easygoing rider that any rear will last for ever anyway.......:muutt
  14. Lost Roadie

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    Yes, it fits just fine, though clearance is tight with the shock protector flap and it has rubbed it. Doesn't touch the swing arm or chain.

    Like blackduk quoted my post from the Husa ADV Traveler thread, in brief, I really like it. It's the best compromise tire I have used so far, meaning a tire that will get me through a large variety of terrain and stand up to many 500+ mile days on pavement to get to and from home.
    Excellent in Baja on those rocky gravel roads, miles of deep sand, a little mud, and more rocks and loose dirt. Also confidence inspiring on pavement both wet and dry, my last 300 miles of interstate was in the rain, and I had no issues and rode the same speeds I would have if dry. Fun in the twisties too. (not in the rain) ;)
    Consistent cornering traction, not just letting go but letting you slide out of corners with confidence on the dirt.

    Would a knobby be better in the dirt? You bet.
    Would a knobby last 3000 miles? Never, I would have needed to do multiple tire changes if I was running knobby's and on this last trip would have been nearly impossible. Tire changes in the states is a little easier, but I'd rather ride with a slight compromise than spend time and money tracking down a tire on the road. As why I tried out the MEFO, and found the compromise not all that bad at all. The 908RR which I've ran on the Husa, and many of them on my GS would be the closest comparable tire to the MEFO, same performance with forward traction, but I found the MEFO to work better for me in the corners, especially when getting loose.
    I want to just add gas and ride when I'm moving = Husaberg FE570 and MEFO SE works pretty darn well for that.

    One thing is for sure, from my experience with the same tires on my 800GS and then on my Husaberg, the weight and power delivery differences make comparing the same tire on far different bikes pretty hard.
    The 908RR and D606 handle very differently when on the same roads with the same tires and much different bikes, at least for me.


    I might add, the IRC TR8 Battle Rally Front Tire also was great for this trip and is wearing nicely, I'd say it will be good for 5000 mixed miles. At $65 it offsets the cost of the MEFO and pairs well with it. Handle very similar to a D606 or a TKC-80 front, but is much cheaper.

    For about $250 a set these tires will fulfill my needs for long distance DS riding just fine.


    Happy Thanksgiving my fellow American Husa riders!



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  15. Lost Roadie

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    Another silly video of mine with the tires in action:

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  16. Cruz

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    Thanks for the feedback.
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    Ah yes, your 990, the Za Za Gabor of the bike world. Eccentric, exotic, loved money being spent on her, and some say went like the clappers when turned on.

    I just fitted a new E07 to the rear of my Transalp 600 and was wondering what it would do to e back of the Berg but the Mefo looks just that bit more aggressive.

    Ps, I only fall over when stopped or hit by cars. :puke1
  18. BogeyMan

    BogeyMan Been here awhile

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    I'm certainly tempted to try the Mefo's next. I'm running an MT43 rear right now and liking it, but there's no way it'll see more than bout 1,500 miles before it's toast. No happy with the front tho' - another Pirelli (MT21, I think). Doesn't work well in the dirt.

    Finn - any particular reason you went with the 140 over the 130?
  19. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    I am currently using a Maxxis Dualmaxx rear, over 3000 klms so far with about another 1500+ more to go. Tar work does wear it quicker though. It has been very good in all conditions so far

    http://www.maxxis.com/MotorcycleATV/Off-road/Dualmaxx-Rear.aspx

    "The DualMaxx is specially designed to perform well on and off-road. The DualMaxx features a heavy-duty, DOT-approved compound that provides excellent stability on varying terrain. Aggressive knobs and hard biting edges deliver optimum traction and grip, no matter what the terrain.

    Aggressive knobs provide superior handling and stability in any type of terrain
    Tire construction meets strict European standards and International Six Day Event requirements
    "S" speed rated for ultimate performance
    DOT-approved."
  20. Lost Roadie

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    Because the MEFO Super Explorer only comes in a 140 and 150 size. Just like the 908RR only comes in 140.
    The MEFO Explorer does come in a 130, but is a completely different tire and should not be confused with the SE.