Husaberg 70 Degree Owners Thread!

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

  1. getset

    getset go pop a wheelie

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    Below enough that even if I ordered a new front end from the factory at cost (offered by dealer). I would still be under the cost of a new 500. I also like the 570 better and after riding Beta's upon his return through South and Central America I was hooked. The bike just sings to me. It is just finding one that can prove difficult which is why I am debating the FS. Currently chasing a lead on one in Idaho so I might not have to bother with the alterations etc. Thanks for the input fellas. If anyone is lusting after a 500 and want to make me a good deal on their 570.......
  2. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    Hey I'm with ya.. I bought my FE based largely upon Barton and Crew's experiences and I am glad I have it,, I am just frustrated with the fuel thing right now.

    Besides in MT wouldnt you be better off with this http://motorcycles.yakaz.com/bmw-g650x-for-sale#lo=4&docid=0007hudnlq8003vu
  3. ropedrag

    ropedrag Been here awhile

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    Getset, check your messages, I may have what your after :wink:
  4. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Chilipepper and mrt10x, get the Rekluse EXP or even better Core EXP! :thumb

    I've had several zStart Pro's and the Core EXP is much better and the clutch action is just like stock, unlike the mushy zStart clutch action. No creeping either with the EXP.

    http://www.rekluse.com/exp.shtml


    Rekluse now offers an external adjustable clutch slave for the auto-clutch and the auto-clutch can be adjusted and even disabled externally with just an Allen wrench, in case you need to try and push start it.

    http://www.slavensracing.com/shop/adjustable-slave-cylinder-for-ktm-by-rekluse

    [​IMG]

    I REALLY like my Core EXP on my 390 and it has so far been bulletproof. Rode the brutal Rainbow Trail in Colorado with it and it helped a lot to ease the workload..
  5. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Lost, you can buy a Blue 500, it's called a 2013 "Husaberg" FE501, well, OK, it's really just a Blue KTM. :huh
  6. Konflict Motorsports

    Konflict Motorsports KM TUNER

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    If you can find one! The import numbers of the 501 are a quarter of the 570's as well all know the market was killed by the left over 70 degree bikes for a long time.
  7. genghis9021

    genghis9021 Arak Connoisseur

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    Well, this is the kind of dilemma people dream about, right ? NO bad choices.

    The FE offers less vibration, a bit more weight, a VERY high air intake (for the Siberian adventurer . . . like me), a PIA fuel capacity issue, CLEAR bulletproof valve train and . . . didn't Neduro turn his 500 back in and return to the previous 530 ?

    You can't go wrong. Just depends on requirements.

    I'm selling my 530 and bought a 570.

    And I LOVE the 530.
  8. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    I very much love my 09 FE450. The long range fuel tank options are expensive and a little problematic to install properly. If the 70 degree guys can start supplying the subframe tanks again the bike will be well setup for normal dual sport riding with plenty of range. You only need the full safari setup for long range off road events/touring/rally which most people do not use the bike for.
  9. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    I think my previous post was based largely on my frustration with the fuel issue. As I get ready to move out to CO I have purchased the Safari front tank, but I still may need to carry another gallon on occasion.

    I have ridden a 500 and I didnt notice any increased vibration, but I was riding fairly slow on trails, not on the highway.

    I know my buddy who has one constantly has issues with hot restarts... so much so I think he may get rid of it.

    I do love the rock solid valve train, and the proven ability to 20k miles and 2500 betwee oil changes.

    Bottom line, if someone offered me a straight up trade for a 500 today... I wouldnt take it... like I said schizophrenic :D
  10. jrozar

    jrozar Been here awhile

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    She is starting to go back together....

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  11. Chilipepper

    Chilipepper Baja wannabe

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    Does anyone know the torque for the counter sprocket bolt? Cant seem to find it in my manuals. Thanks
  12. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Engine sprocket is 60 Nm with Loctite 243.

    Page 84 and page 43.
  13. Chilipepper

    Chilipepper Baja wannabe

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    I see it now. Many thanks
  14. RememberTheFallen

    RememberTheFallen Been here awhile

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    Checking out the hidden compartment today for tool stash and found this little guy.

    [​IMG]

    Guessing this shouldn't be on a "dealer desmogged" bike?

    To save the trouble of searching what does this thing do? How do you get rid of it? And does it hinder performance?

    Thanks guys!
  15. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Looks like the business end of it has had the hoses removed. When the dealer desmogged my KTM, they ended up leaving a similar looking solenoid valve-looking thing electrically connected, but with hoses removed. They said some of the bikes seemed not to like not having it plugged in, and for the modest weight penalty they just left it on. I haven't bothered to remove it.
  16. RememberTheFallen

    RememberTheFallen Been here awhile

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    Ok, thanks. Wasn't sure if it made a difference or not.
  17. rensho

    rensho Been here awhile

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    We have ours removed. Plug just sitting there.
  18. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    Pretty sure mine is sitting in a bag in a box in the garage.
  19. RememberTheFallen

    RememberTheFallen Been here awhile

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    Well mine is going bye be just in case. Gotta remove it so I can stuff some tools in there anyway. I will make sure to tape up the fitting nice and tight.

    Got Ned's DoubleTake mirror installed yesterday and it is a huge improvement for me over stock and the HDB set I had.

    Hopefully get the turn signals working soon. Need to connect the hand warmer wiring. Tank bag from flea market bought. New boots, AFX dual sport helmet, and d606 rear on the way! Getting excited about some warmer weather and riding!
  20. Knobbiethrower

    Knobbiethrower ADV in ADK

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    +1:deal Bike doesn't miss it at all