Husaberg 70 Degree Owners Thread!

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

  1. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    Dont think I ever posted photos with the Renazco seat.. it replaced a Seat Concepts low seat.. the Renazco is a solid 1-2" taller..which is a problem for my 31" inseam. But James insisted he couldnt make it any lower and still keep it comfortable. I will probably keep the SC seat on for the muddy, tight, rocky trails here in New England and only use the Renazco when I get out to CO and start doing longer trips on the bike.

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  2. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Yep, I must have missed it. This thread is a big 'un. At least you've saved me the call the Rekluse ;)

    Sorry to hear of the broken wrist and hope it heals well.

    I have a few questions out to vendors who handle Bergs and will see what they turn up. For now I too am running the stock guard with a hole in it and will be interested in what you find out on the EE part.
  3. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

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    Nice looking seat mrt10x, do you find the leather Renazco helps tone down the intake noise or does it make no difference?
  4. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    Interesting thought.. I will have to check and get back with you.
  5. zimi

    zimi Adventurer

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    Hi Lukas M, I saw your bike at the rally!!

    thanks for the advice!

    see you next year maybe
  6. hillwalker

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    Just finished up all of the heat mitigation mods on my 390 last night. Most of these have been talked about on this thread but an idea or two I also learned at the unofficial husaberg forum.

    List of Mods and P/N's:
    • KTM Radiator Fan - 81235941044
    • KTM Self Adhesive Tank Heat Shield - U6908817
    • NAPA Coolant Fan Switch - ATM1435033
    • Ceramic Coated Header/Mid-pipe - Internal Ceramic Metallic - External Black Ceramic
    • Akrapovic Factory Slip-On - SXS10450512
    • Engine Ice Radiator Coolant
    • Remapped to the Competition Fuel Map

    Overall, I think everything worked well except for the following:
    • Heat Tape vs Heat Blanket: If I could do it again, I may have used the CV4 tank blanket in lieu of the KTM tank heat tape. Part of this is that I was tired as I was applying the heat tape and I don't think my application of it lived up to my expectations. Next time I have the tank off, I am just going to put the CV4 blanket on over the existing heat tape.
    • The fan hasn't turned on yet but I followed the instructions so not sure what could be wrong...I just put on the lower temp fan switch last night and will try again this weekend.
    • The tank shroud fasteners seemed incredibly soft. Stripped one and I was being careful. I will have to get a tap and die set to fix it.
    • I wrapped the wiring bundle from the engine back in a spare tire tube to mitigate friction shorts. Getting this all to fit with the increased size of the wrapped bundle ended up being a major PITA.


    Ceramic Coated Header/Mid-Pipe
    I had a local shop do the ceramic coating and am pretty happy with it. They used ceramic metallic on the internals for better heat resistance and black ceramic on the outside at my request. The coatings are shown below.

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    Here is another shot with the bike disassembled and with the midpipe/header and KTM radiator fan fitted.

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    Factory Akrapovic
    And, lastly, here is the Akrapovic slip-on with the spark arrestor and db-killer installed. I may test with and without the db-killer but definitely like the quiet sound. I was debating between this and the Wings exhaust but found a great deal on the Akrapovic.

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  7. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Hillwalker, looks like it should never a heat problem ever again.

    The ceramic coating would probably be enough by itself depending on the temperatures you ride in.

    Did you go for a slip on for the bling factor or do you think it allows the bike to run cooler.

    My experience with 390's with other slip ons showed no difference in heat, no difference in power or torque (couple were worse with the slip on) but a bit of a weight saving.

    This would be the only bike I have not fitted an aftermarket pipe to.
  8. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Yeah, I like my OEM 390 KTM slip-on just fine and it's not that heavy really plus has a good Krizman spark arrestor built inside it (the perf plate on the OEM can end is NOT a sparky, just a restrictor that "fell off" early). I really doubt the Akra's or Wings give that much extra power on the 390, maybe better on the 450/570's. My DEI Reflecta-Gold fuel tank under-liner (DIY job) is still holding up just fine after a lot of bad weather and abuse. My ceramic header & pipe coat job is holding up well too and reduces heat a lot. I also have the fan and lower temp sensor and it works great for the slow technical trail riding, never boiled over yet.
  9. hillwalker

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    Thanks man. I hope this sorts it all out for good.

    As far as the Akra, I figured it couldn't hurt and maybe could only help as far as the heat goes. It gets mighty toasty in the summers here in Texas, so I was sort of trying to do everything I could to help the heat situation. Plus....I thought it looked pretty cool. :D
  10. TLtrials

    TLtrials Been here awhile

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    Call me fortunate (or lucky), but I never had heat to cause any major issues on my 09 FE450. I sold it three weeks ago with 185 hours of hare scrambles, enduros, and trail rides, still had stock fuel pump, stock injector, valves in spec, raced it all over the country for 4 seasons, no failures... ever.....
    I didn't have ceramic coating, fan, or heat blanket. I had a slip on, a few ounces of red line water wetter added to Suzuki Pre-Diluted Coolant :) and that was it. Changed the oil (Motorex) and filter every 10 hours, and clean air filter after every ride.

    Yes, I boiled the fuel many times in races in 90+ degree heat with high humidity in the South East US, it never caused an issue other than a bubbling sound. A little unnerving at first, but I got used to it. I only had the bike to overheat to the point of blowing steam 3 times the entire time I owned it. It was in a couple of rain/mud races working my way through bottle neck traffic.

    I still have my 11 FE570, I did add a fan to it for traffic lights or traffic jams since it is set up for D/S duty. So far so good, 45+ hours and no issues. I don't recall hearing the fuel boiling on it, but it doesn't see the conditions that the 450 had been in.

    Decided to try a 2 stroke again for enduros and scrambles, 2013 TE300 is hanging out in the garage now. And as dependable as the FE450 was, the TE300 fouled a plug in my second race on it, left me sitting in the woods and towed back to the truck. Go figure.
  11. hillwalker

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    First ride today after all the exhaust work done recently. I don't have any scientific tests to back this up but I thought I felt a difference in the bottom end that maybe could have been attributed to the Akra or something else I did. It seemed easier to pop the front end over obstacles. Or, I had one two many Red Bulls before riding...which I did. :rofl
  12. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    Yeah....I'm still here....still LOVING my FE390 to the max. And surprisingly, it's quite stock. The only mods I've ever made: adding the fan, ceramic coating the header pipe, NAPA thermo switch, Dirt Tricks cam chain tensioner, and....uhhmm....hhhmmm....KTM plastic Handguards.

    I've flogged the dickens out of this thing and it just keeps smiling....begging for more! It's the best running motor, most stable handling, and perfect "stock" suspension I've ever owned. I've had no reason to change anything else. It doesn't need a steering damper or a Rekluse clutch (though I've nothing against those items). Just saying, I've never needed them on this bike.

    As close to being "The Perfect Bike" ever created IMO. How on earth did this jewel ever get the ax? This will puzzle me to my grave. Too bad more people didn't through a leg over one while they had the chance.

    Sure glad I did....thanks to Cyborg! :D

    HF :thumbup:thumbup
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  13. scorpion

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    ^ this
  14. ribmtrider

    ribmtrider Been here awhile

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    I picked up my new 2011 fe390 this winter, and just took it for the maiden voyage yesterday, obviously I took it pretty easy on it but I think I'm really going to like it. It's bulkier than my gasgas but not an even comparison. I got this bike for longer DS type rides. Can't wait to hit the singletrack!
    Tim
  15. GWP58

    GWP58 All I Need Is Traction

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    I have an 09 FE450 with around 7000km, I went to start it today but no FI lamp and no fuel pump sound .
    This has happened before so i headed straight for the main wiring loom between the tank and the rear subframe and there it was again .
    There is a junction in the red and white wire where four wire join and it had corroded bad enough to break one of the wires off .
    I removed the corrosion and soldered the wires together and bingo away she went .

    As I stated this was the second time I have had trouble in that area and it may help someone ,the first time took me 3 hours to find .
    Cheers GWP
  16. gnuttis

    gnuttis Been here awhile

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    Like Åmme said 570 is perfect, hope you took a look a the swedish team who got three almost identical to a real Paris Dakar racer. They have bought rally tanks built from Tomas Berglund former Dakar Rider. Sorry he don,t got his site in english but here it is. http://www.berglundracing.com/nyheter.html

    If you want to contact him!
    http://www.berglundracing.com/kontakt.html
  17. hillwalker

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    The reviews/comments of folks throughout this thread are the reason I got mine as well! It's an extremely fun bike! :D
  18. frostyuk

    frostyuk Been here awhile

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    Promised i would put some pics up of this:

    first wired up the fuzeblock with connector for ease of maintenance

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8609356821/" title="IMG00210-20130224-1039 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8396/8609356821_228f8e9516_n.jpg" width="240" height="320" alt="IMG00210-20130224-1039"></a>

    heavy duty velcro on the back of the mask

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8610463268/" title="IMG00211-20130224-1040 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8406/8610463268_bb1f1ab7b6_n.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="IMG00211-20130224-1040"></a>

    side pieces to move the top of the mask forward

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8609355841/" title="IMG00212-20130224-1040 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8118/8609355841_5a593e3d52_n.jpg" width="240" height="320" alt="IMG00212-20130224-1040"></a>

    stuck on ready to go

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    bracket to move the bottom of the mask forward (otherwise the headlight points at the floor)

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8610456468/" title="IMG00230-20130330-1324 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8393/8610456468_67685628a2_n.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="IMG00230-20130330-1324"></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8610455962/" title="IMG00231-20130330-1325 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8100/8610455962_c6ca21e2a1_n.jpg" width="240" height="320" alt="IMG00231-20130330-1325"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8609348233/" title="IMG00233-20130330-1335 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8384/8609348233_e2437efbf1_n.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="IMG00233-20130330-1335"></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8609347741/" title="IMG00234-20130330-1335 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8119/8609347741_40f3394a9d_n.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="IMG00234-20130330-1335"></a>

    wired in

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8610460552/" title="IMG00216-20130224-1307 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8531/8610460552_6d66ef8898_n.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="IMG00216-20130224-1307"></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8609354241/" title="IMG00215-20130224-1307 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8116/8609354241_2755d38f9e_n.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="IMG00215-20130224-1307"></a>

    nestled in

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8609351181/" title="IMG00226-20130224-1408 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8123/8609351181_792cf98279_n.jpg" width="240" height="320" alt="IMG00226-20130224-1408"></a>

    bracket for my ri srm light

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8609350007/" title="IMG00228-20130317-1751 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8260/8609350007_5e2e28a486_n.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="IMG00228-20130317-1751"></a>

    altogether

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8610453904/" title="IMG00236-20130401-1532 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8248/8610453904_4d6d8a5b4b_n.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="IMG00236-20130401-1532"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8610452166/" title="IMG00239-20130401-1533 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8395/8610452166_955f97e279_n.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="IMG00239-20130401-1533"></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8610452850/" title="IMG00238-20130401-1532 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8536/8610452850_f1a8f89548_n.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="IMG00238-20130401-1532"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8610451654/" title="IMG00240-20130401-1533 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8532/8610451654_04121cfa8e_n.jpg" width="240" height="320" alt="IMG00240-20130401-1533"></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyuk/8610451294/" title="IMG00241-20130401-1533 by frostyuk400, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8103/8610451294_3ca53c8301_n.jpg" width="240" height="320" alt="IMG00241-20130401-1533"></a>

    doesnt look much but it makes for a nice clean usable setup, the fuzeblock is set up for always on power for my led headlight in case i need it, all the rest is switched via the pilot light beam, including hte powerlet that will feed the usb connector for my (not very water proof) gps in a ram aquabox until i can afford a garmin
  19. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Since my PNW hardcore technical trail rider buddies like to run me down giant, super steep, rocky, rutty downhills I was always battling with controlling rear brake pedal and needing my right foot for stability.

    I finally decided to update with a Rekluse rear brake lever on handlebar kit to ease my struggles and after watching buddies with the rear brake up front have a much easier time of it.


    First a rear brake cooler to prevent fade on those really long downhills, that I got from Slavens Racing

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    Then the Rekluse double-tap check valve fitting and running a hydraulic line up front.

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    And then the new small lever and mini-master cylinder up front.

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    Took a bit of work to get all my switchgear mounted back on after the new second master cylinder was installed, but I managed by making a few little custom brackets.

    I also wanted to keep my clutch lever even though I have the Core EXP auto clutch. The lever does come in handy at times. It makes it a little busy on the left handgrip but I'm getting used to it.




    While I was at it I also installed the Rekluse Adjustable Clutch Slave cylinder kit which makes it super easy to adjust my CoreEXP externally with just a 4mm Allen wrench. Also if my battery ever ran low a few turns with the Allen wrench and it's back to a regular clutch and I can push-start it. That's when having the clutch lever still in place is handy too.


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    Then the OEM cover since my Berg Hard Parts Slave Cyle guard no longer fits since the Rekluse slave cyl is a different shape. Rekluse says they may have a case/cyl guard for it in a few months.


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  20. rensho

    rensho Been here awhile

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    Cool stuff Cyborg. I really want to get a rear hand brake. Please let us know how you like it.