Husaberg 70 Degree Owners Thread!

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  1. Baja Dad

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  2. ribmtrider

    ribmtrider Been here awhile

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    I am looking at a 11 FE390. Just out of curiosity, how come there are so few options for a O/S fuel tank? Does it have to do with the FI? I like the subframe tank option, it looks sweet.
  3. mrt10x

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    How many options do you want? There is a subframe tank, the Safari front tank and the Safari rear tank.. that is more than most other bikes have?? They are all just super expensive.. and that has to do with the limited number of 70 degree bikes sold, the complex molding needed to make the tanks fit, and the fuel injection.
  4. Nowwhat

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    Well let's see...

    The sub frame tank is unavailable and the Gen 1 versions leak

    The rear Safari tank sits too high...prevents the use of luggage...and looks like crap....

    The front Safari is the best option...but is too big and heavy for many....:deal:lol3...although I liked mine...

    I see ribmt's point....:freaky
  5. mrt10x

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    yeah but what else is available for other bikes? The front safari tank is essentially the same front tank that every other bike uses??? the only thing missing is low cost options.
  6. Cruz

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    Not really. The front Safari tank is an over top tank, a fair bit different to what is available for say, the KTM EXC bikes which use a standard type of fuel tank and a number of manufacturers makes a number of different size tanks to suit nearly every occasion. The oem tank is taken off and replaced with a larger aftermarket tank.

    The 2013 Bergs/KTMs will have a bigger and better range of tanks available than the 70 degree Bergs ever did.
  7. Baja Dad

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    The 2013 Berg is just a Yellow /Blue KTM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    the 70% is a HUSABERG not a painted over KTM.

    I love my Safari front tank,
  8. frostyuk

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    ok did some more work on my setup today

    first added the computer protector:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8214462116/" title="IMG00177-20121124-1107 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8209/8214462116_b9ba7a29cd.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG00177-20121124-1107"></a>

    fits just over the mask:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8214462618/" title="IMG00175-20121124-1107 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8343/8214462618_7c9c0ba8b9.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="IMG00175-20121124-1107"></a>

    fuzeblock will fit here ...just (with 17mm bar risers):

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8213374141/" title="IMG00179-20121124-1113 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8339/8213374141_23a52a7e28.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG00179-20121124-1113"></a>

    but its tight

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8213373591/" title="IMG00180-20121124-1113 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8480/8213373591_27e35df002.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="IMG00180-20121124-1113"></a>

    and a little exposed through here:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8213373109/" title="IMG00181-20121124-1117 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8068/8213373109_a7bd021922.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG00181-20121124-1117"></a>

    wire up the switches and leds

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8214459952/" title="IMG00183-20121124-1345 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8064/8214459952_063296c11f.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG00183-20121124-1345"></a>

    and it looks like this with the std cable lengths: btw it weighs 350g like this:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8213372785/" title="IMG00182-20121124-1345 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8069/8213372785_1ccd79d3e8.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG00182-20121124-1345"></a>

    back on the bike:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8214463110/" title="IMG00184-20121124-1406 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8487/8214463110_13e6d965f6.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG00184-20121124-1406"></a>

    with the connectors on the std length cables the fuzeblock doesnt fit nicely anymore, it would be ok if i raised the bars higher but that wont be good for me ergonomically, attached to the back of the mask fits but it is tighter than i would like so i think i may have to move the mask forward, i've emailed paul at hdb to ask about the kit lukas has but no reply as yet. The brake hose has had to come out of its guide by the bottom triple clamp, moving the mask forward might make that worse so i may have to get a longer brake hose as i was planning on using a wolfman carry all on the mask, i'll wait and see about both of those though
  9. TLtrials

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    I have a first generation 70 degree subframe tank, on the bike for roughly 1 year and 10 months. I had to replace the standard teflon tape (white) at the vent with gas resistant teflon tape (yellow, and available pretty much at any hardware store). No leaks so far. I am sure it is like any small niche market product, there will be a few flaws and to work through.

    Yep, the 70 degee 'bergs are not as easy as most bikes to buy an IMS/Acerbis/Clark and slap on for extended fuel range.... but they are way cooler.

    It has been kind of funny because I was worried about the fuel range when I sold my big tanked DRZ for the 570 Husaberg. Then I have found with having the 70 degree tank, is that every time a group get's together for a ride, we end up being at a station or a planned fuel stop before I am ever close to needing extra fuel because someone else has a stock tank and needs gas.
  10. Lost Roadie

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    Looking real nice frosty, tidy work you did there!
    Thanks for posting, it feeds my imagination to help get mine setup just right for me.

    I have some shiny HDB bits and some supplemental Photon Cannon LED lights on order to add, will post up when I get it all sorted.



    As for the Safari front tank, personally I don't find it too big by any means, it doesn't interfere with riding in any position for me. I was actually pleasantly surprised at how light it is empty when it arrived too, even with the hardware. When it's full I don't find the extra weight distracting at all, but that's just me. It just works, you get past the thoughts of it's cost every time you pass a gas station without stopping.
    I hate to hike in riding boots so maybe I'm a little partial to carrying the extra fuel at any cost. :evil


    A bulletproof lightweight high performance ADV bike that's under 300 pounds when fully loaded with camping gear and fuel with a solid range of 200 DS miles = priceless.

    And it's not ORANGE. :deal :lol3







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  11. Nowwhat

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    A bulletproof lightweight high performance ADV bike that's under 300 pounds when fully loaded with camping gear and fuel with a solid range of 200 DS miles = priceless. ?????/

    What bike is that?.....:lol3..:freaky

    I wish....

    With the front Safari...you have added 20lbs in fuel and Tank....:deal....and with my front safari tank...I have been bone dry at 150 miles....:eek1
  12. Lost Roadie

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    You ride harder than me. :lol3


    What's are our bikes weight? says 256 pounds in service manual, has anyone ever confirmed that?

    25 pounds of fuel/tank, 20 pounds of camping gear/tools for me, 5 pounds of HDB guards, GPS, etc.
    Shaved 7 pounds off with a Shorai.

    I guess I should have said around 300 pounds.


    Still a lightweight ADV bike, for me it feel like a mountain bike with a big engine. :freaky
    10,000+ miles and going strong, valves still in spec from when I bought it.
  13. Nowwhat

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    bwahahahaha,,,I probably ride dumber than you...:lol3

    The 570 is 271lbs naked with the stock 2.25 gallons on board...add the extra of the Safari and you are into the 290's...

    Unless your Berg had 2 batteries you saved just under 3lbs with the Shorai...(stock battery 4.5ish pounds)...
  14. TLtrials

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    You both may be correct on the fuel mileage... I have seen both extremes with my two, depending on how they are run.

    I have been practically on fumes at the end of a 45 mile hare scramble on my FE450 with the stock tank. I think I put right at 2 gallons back in it after the race.

    Then on my 570 with the stock+sub frame tanks, I have gone 80-85 miles in dual sport duty (but still more trial than road), filled up around 2 gallons.
  15. Lost Roadie

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    Absolutely, I think we're all in agreement.
    I've seen 25 MPG or less in knarley single track or fast sustained highways runs going into a strong headwind and everything in between up to flat 65 MPH paved/gravel roads where I get over 50MPG on average with the ignition switch on wild.
    That's with 14/45 gearing on the top end of good milage when traveling and 13/48 on the low end of MPG of "trail" riding.
    I'm an Adventure Rider who for the most part is consciences of getting the most out of my fuel milage, tires and other wear items until I can get back home or into places with resources while still having fun along the way.
    More often than not, when needed I can squeeze 50 MPG by controlling my wrist with constraint in most places I find myself when packed up camping and with 14/45 gearing. Like I said, I hate hiking in Sidi boots.
    When I plan on riding tight stuff unloaded I gear it accordingly and with the Safari I am looking forward to having at least a 100 mile range no matter how hard the trail, but that's not my specialty or preferred type of riding by any means. If I'm going to beat on the bike, I want a different time zone, or landscape in one day.
    That's the beautiful thing about the Husaberg FE, it does a wide range of type of riding very well for various riders depending on the setup and needs of the individual, my overall point is the Safari front tank rocks! :deal

    Looking forward to someday getting a 70ยบ tank if they ever get their shit together. The I'll have about a 310 pound loaded ADV bike with a 250 mile range and will find places to utilize it.
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  16. Sproat Sport

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    High-beam, Low-fuel and signal LEDs no longer working...can't see why. (FI LED seems to work though...flashes once at startup). Took off the mask and poked around in there...connections seem good....all looks good to my dim, uncomprehending eyes. Fuses (under seat) are all fine. I'm a little handicapped in the electrical dept., so I may just leave it as is....but the biggest thing I've missed so far is the low-fuel indicator...that's an important one for when I'm out in the bush.
  17. Lost Roadie

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    Did you check the lamps in the signals? Every once in a while mine stop working and I just need to push the lamp back into its socket, inside the indicators.
  18. mrt10x

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    Anybody have issues with their turn signal switch? Mine has always been funky, and now it doesnt want to switch off the signal at all.. really dont like the push to cancel thing.. I am going to tear it apart and see what I can see, but I am considering just replacing it with a Sicass Racing component and do away with the wanky set up.
  19. Sproat Sport

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    the signals themselves work....just not the green signal indicator (to tell you that your signals are turned on)...along with the high-beam and Low fuel indicators. Just the dash indicators that aren't working.
  20. WetSideRider

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    I'd guess a grounding issue. If you have the repair manual, take a look to see if these lights share a common ground. I have the Cyborg special wiring job, and I have the turn signals grounded behind the light mask. I'm not sure where the ground is for the high beam indicator. I've had a problem with my ground on the turn signals, so I know it's possible.