Husaberg 70 Degree Owners Thread!

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

  1. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    I run the map switch and use 'soft' on the trails and 'aggressive' on the pavement. The difference in power level is noticeable but not huge, it is rather how fast and immediate the power is delivered. For example, I once tried 'aggressive' on the trail and went to lift the front wheel over a tree across the trail - instead of the 2 foot wheelie I expected I got a four foot wheelie. You can still get the power you want in 'soft' mode, it just isn't as 'immediate'. Peak power is a little less - but there is so much power with the 570 I don't need all of the power it can deliver off-road. On the pavement is a different matter - all the traction you need and no obstacles, so I put it on 'aggressive'. Also, you get better fuel mileage on 'aggressive'.

    What the map switch does is mostly change the timing curve, so it is 'retarded' on 'soft'. This may also help you when you are someplace where you have poor gas.

    As for where the switch affects the power, I think it is mostly in the mid to upper ranges, but like I said it also makes the power more immediate down low - kind of like a different throttle cam. The way to know for sure would be to do a dyno run with each switch setting and compare them - if you don't measure you don't know, and a seat of the pants dyno can fool you.

    If you want a lot more power, the new 70 deg. bikes respond well to freeing up the intake and exhaust. One of the things you can do towards that end is to cut a hole in the seat above the intake:

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    That was an experiment I did on a stock seat (I have a Guts tall seat) I bought to do the experiment. The hole made a significant difference in both power and intake noise. If you think the stock intake is loud, try the hole in the seat - you will need ear plugs. SM riders do this mod (with more sophistication). My intention is to have a local seat builder take this seat, put some air filter foam in the hole, cover the hole with porous material (both under and over) and recover the seat to look nice and build it to be wider like some SM seats. That seat is what would use on the street when running SM wheels or in the snow with the snowbike kit (snowbikes need a lot more power).

    Others drill around the edges of where the seat meets the tank shrouds, but it seems to me that the seat mode would make a much bigger difference and let less crap into the airbox. Add a more free flowing exhaust and you get yet more power. Personally, I intend to keep the stock exhaust, I like how quiet it is.
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  2. CodeMonkee

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    http://www.70degreeracing.com/services.html
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  3. PABiker

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    Thanks, I know all about the 70 Degree guys. I have their map switch on my bike and helped my buddy Al install one of their tanks on his FE450.

    I haven't decided which tank option is best for me at this point, if any at all.
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  5. PABiker

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    :beer
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    PM sent.
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  7. KayaKTM

    KayaKTM Day trippin'

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    my NC MSO did NOT say "Off-road only" on it.

    i just did the title work on my FE390 this week here in NC. the only hitch i had was that the dealer (Genuine Dirt Racer Prod.) forgot to have the MSO notorized. i had to mail it back for the notary sig./stamp. after i got the notorized MSO back the Tag Office didn't bat an eye.

    now that it's titled i just need to get it to an inspection station (after i mount the horn) and i'm good to go! they wouldn't do the Tag until it is inspected, but that won't be an issue.
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  8. Ink

    Ink Slave to the Needle

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    Finally picked up a 2010 FE570, and yep, thats a temp tag!

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  9. TLtrials

    TLtrials Been here awhile

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    Glad to hear that Ben and Bart got you squared away!
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  10. PABiker

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    Congrats.:clap
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  11. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Hey guys, was wondering if I could get some help regarding the new Bergs.
    Next year, I'm looking at doing either the Baja 1000, or a Rally in a far off land. I owned an 09 FE570 last year and rode it on the ice for the season but it felt really cramped to me, so I sold it (regret it now actually). I guess I should have given the 570 a bit more time and maybe some ergo treatments before getting rid of it.

    I'm 6-3 and 240#'s and I have really long legs and arms. I currently own a 400 EXC, a 550 Berg and a Super Enduro. Of the three, I feel the most comfortable on the Super Enduro and tend to do all my D/S riding on it.

    So the big question is, will the new Berg hold up to a good hard beating and still perform over the long haul? I'm far from an expert rider, but I do enjoy a spirited ride and I ride the local MX tracks a lot. Any other tall folks out there with good riding experience that can offer some real world advice. Opinion is nice, but nothing beats real world experience.

    The local Berg dealer has a few left over 2010's and he's willing to consider my 07 400 as a trade in.


    Thank you in advance!
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  12. LukasM

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    Aaron,

    Check out Safariberg's post in the Australia and Racing forums as he and his team are the most knowledgeable group around on making the FE's last under rally/Safari conditions. Seems that once you get the filtering for the FI system sorted they can take a beating and hold up. Heard the same from a Portuguese rental business that has been running them for a few years now.

    Of course the newer XC4's (530 etc) ain't bad either...
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  13. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Hey Lucas, Thanks for the tip!
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  14. CodeMonkee

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    There is an ozzie company that makes filter socks to go over the pump pickup and an tank inlet filter to catch crap as you fillup. Multiple tiers of defense help.
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  15. twotyred

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    http://www.profill-australia.com/ and they are quite willing to ship Internationally.

    I have fitted both to my 'Berg and I am very happy with them. I am about to fit a Safari tank and I doubt the filler will fit. Plan on making a holder so that when I pour fuel into the tank from a jerry can the fuel will still be filtered.
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  16. JKL

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    A bunch of local guys just finished the Baja 1000 on a Husaberg570 (308X).
    The bike worked great with the usual modifications - bigger tank, suspension, lights, fan and guards.
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  17. Grape_Ape

    Grape_Ape It Feels Good

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    There's more than a few 'bergs in this montage:


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    RCR Colorado 2010 Montage from

    Grape Ape on Vimeo.
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  18. PABiker

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    I never get tired of watching that video.:D

    Can't wait for our return trip next year.:clap
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  19. OhioPT

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    I'm 6'3", 220 lbs and have a 34" inseem. In general, I like KTM's (had a 450exc and 950A, and I still have a 250exc) because of their tall-guy ergos. My 570 has the tallest Hard Parts handlebar risers and the bars are in the most forward position. With just that modification, the ergos feel good to me.

    Regarding how the bike holds up, I have 112 hrs on mine and it doesn't use an once of oil between changes (ranging from 15-22 hours). The valves haven't needed any adjustment yet. I've ridden it in some pretty rough terrain: some of the hardest trails around here and in Colorado. It's a great bike!
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  20. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Thanks for the response. I was in Colorado/Moab this fall and did a bunch of riding. Great place, its almost limitless when it comes to all the riding. Try MOAB, its off the hook:lol3

    I've got a line on a brand new 570, I just need to sell my 07 400 EXC to make up the difference.