Husaberg 70 Degree Owners Thread!

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

  1. Sproat Sport

    Sproat Sport Adventurer

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    I bought a 2011 FE390 over a year ago...and it is quite the machine. Very pleased with it and intend to keep for a while. Fit and finish are superb, and I just can't enough of the awesome motor.
  2. FamilyRider

    FamilyRider Been here awhile

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    Has anyone tried to mount a Pro Moto Billet PMB-01-3005 kickstand on the 2009-2012 FE's?

    The Berg manual says the side stand is part # 78003023044, which is the same number listed for the KTM 450's. And PMB lists the 01-3005 as fitting the KTM bikes. So, it seems that it ought to work.

    Has anyone tried one? Did it fit? Is it worth 2x the price of the weak stock kickstand?
  3. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    Just returned one to Probillet today because it doesn't work. It requires a second mount point, they use the subframe bolt on the KTMs, the berg doesn't have one. It sure is a nice pice of work though.

    I called before I ordered, they assured me it would work, when I called them after I received it they were puzzled, asked for a picture. When they got that it was like they had never seen a berg but were quick to sent me a prepaid UPS return voucher.

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  4. FamilyRider

    FamilyRider Been here awhile

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    Thanks. That is good to know. But I sure wish there were a stronger kickstand option out there somewhere.
  5. getset

    getset go pop a wheelie

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    I was looking into this rather seriously for a bit. You can put on a 21 " wheel, but you have to space it off center about 5mm, and the disk to match. The rear is essentially the same but about 3/4" shorter. The front shocks are also shorter. It is the lower section of the forks. One option may to swap out the lowers, but a whole new front end would be ideal.leave it all bolted ub slip out the forks with sm setup, and install the dirt set up and swap the rear wheel. I was headed in that direction, but the bike sold before I could pull the trigger.
  6. mtbjeff

    mtbjeff Mayhem

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    I have converted my 2011 FS570 over.

    I replaced the front forks, Front brake caliper and master cylinder, wheel set and front fender with ebay KTM parts. I can switch back to Supermoto at any time.

    Dirt
    [​IMG][/url] IMG_0564 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Street

    [​IMG][/url] Husaberg FS570 by main jet, on Flickr[/IMG]
  7. Humanbeingexpert

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    What % do you use it as a SM vs Enduro? Also, does the SM come with a cush drive?
  8. LukasM

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    Yes the FS has a very nice cush drive wheel stock, which is even tubeless!

    The triples on the FS also have quite a bit less offset at 14-16mm vs. FE 20 or 22mm depending on the year. This is not ideal for woods and tight stuff, but a good thing for high speed stability. I'm going to fit a set before my next rally, even with a stabilizer it moves around too much for me over 75-80 mph or so.
  9. Motorfiets

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  10. Humanbeingexpert

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    I came across a 570 SM that I can get for a great price, but have really been wanting the enduro. SM looks like it would be a lot fun though. I live in a rural area, so open roads for miles on end. Makes for a hard decision...
  11. Rodknee

    Rodknee sensitive? who, me?

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    incorrect. the caliper on the FS will not clear the 21" wheel. your wr250 had a different (smaller) caliper and it would work with the 21". i know, i have had both....
  12. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    It is cheaper and easier to put street tires on an woods bike than it is to put offroad wheels and tires and brakes and suspension on a supermoto bike.
  13. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Not if you are buying used stuff, as the supermoto parts are harder to find and worth more than enduro ones.

    If you can find a FS cheaper and already titled go for it, you will be able to trade the parts and probably get some additional cash out of the deal.
  14. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    a pair of street tires costs $250 for an 18/21
  15. LukasM

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    Probably even less than that, but you can't compare a FE with 21/18" street tires to a FS with properly set up suspension, 17" wheels, radial MC and 4 piston caliper with 320mm disc, triples with different geometry etc.

    What I am saying is that if you want to have two complete offroad and supermoto setups to be able to swap and the bikes cost the same, it is far cheaper to start with a real supermoto.

    An offroad front brake can be had used for about $100, triples $50-$200, forks $200-500, wheels $300-$500. Supermoto stuff will be 2-3 times that.
  16. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Agreed. I was under the impression that this guy was going to buy an FS because it was a deal...but he really wanted an offroad setup and was wondering how hard/$$$ it would be to convert. and its doable but may not be cheaper than finding an FE.
  17. rensho

    rensho Been here awhile

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    Biggest problem I'm finding is the rear shocks are quite a rare bird to find in the open mkt. Is there another bike that uses the same shock, which swaps over?

    LukasM, the marchesini ktm 640 wheels are proving to be ~4mm too wide. I'm needing to mill the spacers. It is the actual wheel, not the spacers that are too wide. Hopefully it will all work out.
  18. 35xj

    35xj Been here awhile

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    any idea what ktm clutch discs work on our bikes? its time to replace em!
  19. BogeyMan

    BogeyMan Been here awhile

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    Range question for those with 70 degree tanks mounted... what sort of range are you getting?

    I'm contemplating a Baja (Ensenada down to Cabo) trip and wonder if I have enough range... it's time for me to start thinking about getting lost :D
  20. RememberTheFallen

    RememberTheFallen Been here awhile

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    Went for a hard trail ride yesterday and towards the end of the ride I noticed my FI light flashing. It only done it with the engine off but ignition on while holding either brake. If I released the brake it stopped until i applied the brake again or if turned the ignition off then back on it stopped. Never did it while running. It was a very rapid flashing; like 4 to 5 per second. Couldn't tell any sort of long or short sequence. Any ideas?