Husaberg 70 Degree Owners Thread!

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

  1. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    I think most folks replace the quick disconnect with the inline filter.. requires you to use tools to disconnect in the future. but is the easiest way to get the job done. At least that is where they put the CanAm filter that everyone was using for a while.

    http://www.husaberg.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=15396
  2. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    As Seth says, those "woodscrew" mount holes can be a problem. They are typically sealed in the OEM subframe, but only to provide thread material for the screws. Since it wasn't designed to hold fuel, there's no tech requirement for those many (needed) mount holes to be fluid-tight and so threads may punch through etc. Hit or miss especially after bouncing around on the trail. Not saying it can't be done, but as the Husaberg racing team found, it was unreliable. Hope it works out for you.
  3. Barshoe

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    Now you know why the Seventy Degree Racing sub-frame tank has been so difficult to manufacture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. FamilyRider

    FamilyRider Been here awhile

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    I installed the CanAm filter between the quick disconnect (QD) and the injector - but it failed. It caused a sharp kink in the fuel line, which ruptured out on the trail. Luckily I had just crossed a nice double track so it wasn't too bad getting towed back to the car.

    I then installed the CanAm in place of the QD, which is what most people do. I thought it was too much hassle to disconnect and reconnect, so I ended up removing it and going back to the QD.

    That smaller Golan filter might work okay between the QD and injector.

    I also installed the mini in-line filter at the injector - the original one that clogs up. It clogged up on my second day. It caused the bike to run lean and hot. Not a good day. I have now removed that as well. I have not tried the second version which is not as fine.

    My theory now is to just leave everything alone. Every time I mess with, I get dirt in the system or cause some other failure. Since I quit messing with it has run perfectly. And I use fuel stabilizer if my bike will sit for more than 3 weeks. And Star-Tron for winter storage, with the tank full to reduce moisture issues with the Ethanol.
  5. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Swap the stock disconnect out with the metal one and you won't have to worry about it breaking. It also works a little nicer.
  6. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Is the hard start when cold, or when hot, or intermittent?
  7. frostyuk

    frostyuk Been here awhile

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    Hi all i was investigating bashplates for the berg and came across references to the force bash plate with liquid storage and tool box, sounded interesting and i was having trouble finding pics of them so with help from force and troy carpentre i got some pics and i think they look real good, i'm thinking of getting one to move my tools off the backend and possibly use the 2l as a backup fuel store:

    the wings are to protect the rad hoses ... a cunning idea i thought

    basic 2l version:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8450825202/" title="P7010018 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8227/8450825202_8d47450c9c.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="P7010018"></a>

    2l plus toolbox, looks bulky off the bike:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8450834056/" title="HBerg2LTool_4 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8365/8450834056_c0a4b17a14.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="HBerg2LTool_4"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8450833816/" title="HBerg2LTool_1 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8500/8450833816_d53eaee9e5.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="HBerg2LTool_1"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8450833630/" title="HBerg2LTool_2 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8495/8450833630_60126b6c54.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="HBerg2LTool_2"></a>

    on the bike it looks real neat and compact:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8449750505/" title="216257_1983086978296_1845666_n by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8219/8449750505_e1c24e3ca3.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="216257_1983086978296_1845666_n"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8450836966/" title="190387_1926035272039_5647796_n by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8185/8450836966_4168d9eef7.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="190387_1926035272039_5647796_n"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8449750241/" title="200542_1926036392067_82231_n by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8491/8449750241_397586c294.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="200542_1926036392067_82231_n"></a>

    the screen in the last pics is from a ktm 990 supermoto standard part, whilst looking at these i also came across this puig screen that might fit :

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8450840046/" title="5052f-1 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8468/8450840046_d93da5c9a7.jpg" width="500" height="500" alt="5052f-1"></a>

    it bolts to the esge of the existing mask
  8. RememberTheFallen

    RememberTheFallen Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that Frosty!

    Those look promising. I would also like to be able to have some fuel plus storage down low. Sure it would have little affect on handling. Did you happen to get any prices? I remember earlier in the thread someone mentioned $500 Aus. That what they are telling you?
  9. BogeyMan

    BogeyMan Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the research... do you have any pricing info from Force?

    If the cost is reasonable, I think I'd like to get one. I've got a buddy of mine in Australia right now who's coming back to the US in a month or two who might be able to bring one or two back... (of course, I haven't actually asked him yet :D).
  10. frostyuk

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    i was quoted

    2l is 340 AUD
    2l + toolbox is 550 AUD

    plus postage, i thought it was quite reasonable but i need to save up a bit before i can buy myself:deal
  11. dahnovka

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    where is this from, I was looking at http://www.forceaccessories.com.au/ - didn't even found the piece. Or it's made for order?

    also, anyone know where that auxiliary tank comes from (white on a tale of a bergs on pics above)?
  12. LukasM

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    FYI I think the Scheffelmeier bash plates with the large tool compartment are now available for sale for around $400 without VAT.

    I just sent my early version back to be upgraded with a new set of adjustable latches, I think they are also placed in a different spot now. Will post some pics when I get it back.

    I also wanted to look into using the space on the upper left side facing the rear for an oil reservoir, would be a well protected spot to get an extra liter or so in there. Won't have time before the Tuareg Rally though, bike gets shipped off in 2 weeks.
  13. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Custom order bash plates.

    Rear tank from RV Aqualine aka Safari Tanks in Australia. Justgastanks.com can get it for you.
  14. frostyuk

    frostyuk Been here awhile

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    i emailed them to get the details :evil

    the rear tank is the aqualine safari rear tank
  15. BogeyMan

    BogeyMan Been here awhile

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    This one?

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  16. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Yeah this one. Just heard that the side mounts are now also revised based on our input on the pre-production pieces. Not sure how exactly, but I have asked Stephan for some pics.
  17. RememberTheFallen

    RememberTheFallen Been here awhile

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    Make sure to take plenty of photos for us!

    Also Walter has alluded to you doing a possible RTW world trip over in his Sibirsky trip report. Any info on this? I would love to hear a out bike prep, route, gear etc. A Colebatch-ish ride report would be pretty awesome too! Sounds like your plate is full but would like to see your plans.
  18. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Yeah I am taking lots of pics of the rally build, still have a few hundred to sort through, and post along with a write up of the original setup for the Chile expedition last year. Just not enough free time ATM, maybe when the bike is on the way...

    I want to do a 4-5 month trip Vienna - Cape Town along a challenging route across Africa, starting around September '13, for which the Berg would be ideal. I am also strongly considering making it into a RTW trip, but that will depend on some life circumstances and what I feel like after Africa. Also not 100% sure if I would take the Berg for that, if it's 50k+ miles a modified 690 might be a better choice.... :norton
  19. Baja Dad

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    I have this bashplate Non powder coated on my Berg 450 NOW it is nice

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  20. RememberTheFallen

    RememberTheFallen Been here awhile

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    Sounds great! If you go the 690 route make sure to get a spare fuel pump to prevent the ordeal Rod Currie went thru. Lol.

    BajaDad, do you have pics of it on your bike? Are you using the liquid storage for water, fuel, or oil?