Husaberg Rallye bikes

Discussion in 'Racing' started by SafariBerg, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Ok sounds good we were about to launch into making up a modified smaller Mecasystem style clamp mount but it looks like your is already what we need so keen to get more details asap :ear:ear
  2. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    [​IMG] Some minus zero sand dune preparation...

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    ahhhh... that's better! :D
    desertbergs + :deal

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    = snowbergs... :deal

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    Ready...

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    Willing...

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    and... wait... hang on a minute...!? :huh
    ... there's no papper in the toilet roll holder! :eek1:deal

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    Oh well... maybe we'll just sit on them for a bit...
    and see if they're "comfy"... shall we? :lol3

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    Oops! :huh the bikes 10 seconds old, and here come's our first R & D feedback... :evil

    Broken plastic tank cap breather nipple...
    *bumped with boot upon mounting bike for very first time...:rofl
    Remedy: alloy nipple drilled and tapped into caps.

    * "Lucky Martin" team KEVA's long term evaluation test rider extraordinaire! :deal

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    Stay tuned for more... next we test desert bikes in the siberian wasteland... :clap
  3. jonnyw

    jonnyw Been here awhile

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    Anyone tried fitting the 640 ADV tank? Other than the airfilter issue it looks as if it would work. I have a extra fairing and tank if anyone wants a go at it.:wink:
  4. David P.

    David P. Been here awhile

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    Sorry Lukas, missed your post!

    We have KTM brackets finished, very similar in design. A few pics snapped by a customer of the installed bracket.

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  5. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Nice work!

    Got some shots of the clamps themselves??
  6. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    Well, since the bikes were finished in january... there's only been the opportunity to "test" them on the frozen
    grasstrack test at the workshop outside of Hässleholm...

    But on the weekend Charlie, Kent and I headed down to Revinge field (an ex-military testing field) to give the
    suspension settings a sorting out...:deal

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    Even my little bloke - Cam's - followed along on his lil' JR50 to give the boys some hurry up... :wink:
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    Kent warms up the bikes... it was fine and sunny (minus zero degrees) in southern Sweden this February morning...:evil
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    Kent and Charlie... ready to roll...
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    Charlie punts across some whoops... about as close to the desert as we can get in Sweden at this time of year...
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    Kent rolls it thru some whoops... with 20 liters on board...
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    The Husa's are surprisingly agile and responsive... even with the extra capacity of the rear tanks on...:clap
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    Time for some adjustments...
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    Charlie and Kent spent a few hours on the bikes, getting a good balance for the handling and suspension settings...
    Marocco will have everything from soft sand dunes, to fast open stretches of rocky desert to cope with...
    all in all we're pretty happy with what we have so far...
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  8. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Cool, that's good news. Do you know which models it will fit? I am using a 2008 450 XC-F frame on my bike, not sure if the stem area is the same as the EXC-Rs.

    Looking forward to some pics of just the brackets unmounted and a price when they are ready!
  9. Åmme

    Åmme Been here awhile

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    A few pics from my 570 getting ready for Tuareg

    Navigation tower and attachment from Raid Design

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  10. Åmme

    Åmme Been here awhile

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    Handlebar moved forward, well you can question this move, but I'm close to 2 meter tall and this makes my riding position while standing more safe.

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  11. Åmme

    Åmme Been here awhile

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    RB holder bracket

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  12. Åmme

    Åmme Been here awhile

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    Some electrical work done and bracket for original light together with front faring

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  13. troy safari carpente

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    After the suspension testing last weekend, it was time for one final "shakedown"
    of the two KEVA 450FE Rallye Husa's this past weekend.

    Now with the rally screen on the front, to protect the MD holder, ICO and GPS from flying debris like sand
    and stones, Kent and Martin loaded their routsheets and headed off on a 250 km test ride to familiarise
    themselves and check that everything worked with the navigation equipment.

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    The day offered sub-zero temperatures and a mixed run of both dirt roads and forest tracks ... it was pretty
    cold outside and there were a lot of icy patches on the trails in the darker parts of the woods...

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    About mid afternoon, we took a pause from the course checking to make a few corrections to the routesheet information.

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    After the break, the guys continued on the remaining 150 km's of the route...
    by 18:00 PM we were back at the KEVA workshop just after dark...

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    We were satisfied with the day and bikes in general. The three of us stayed for a few
    minutes in the workshop and talked about what was left to do ... but it felt like with
    regards the suspension settings, tanks, navigation equipment and so on that everything
    seemed to work well for both Kent and Martin.

    We reflected that for longer stage events (driving early in the morning or late at night),
    that it would be necessary to fit better lighting and illuminate the roadbook holder...
    but for TUAREG, this set-up would do fine. :thumb

    So that leaves us with two weeks, to tear down the bikes, give them a once over with the
    spanners and a "Loctite" bath, then fit some desert mousse and treads...

    Finally we will farkle the bikes with some rallye decals and so-forth... and pack the bus! :D
  14. Tau Anvil

    Tau Anvil African by trade

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    How is those studded tyres on the tar?

    They are looking very good, you can be proud.:freaky
  15. troy safari carpente

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    As you would imagine... not very good... :huh They are intended for use on snow and ice and off road conditions...

    Fortunately the route we'd plotted was about 90% gravel or forestry roads that link up the trails and offroad parts of the course... so other than some short stretches into three towns along the way (scheduled anks stops for the navigation ride we are planning in April), most of the time they were not on the asphalt.:wink:
  16. M.R.

    M.R. Been here awhile

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    What is that setup worth? and does that include the fairing??
    cheers
  17. Åmme

    Åmme Been here awhile

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    It's my own design of the fairing and I estimate the bracket and tower to be around 300-350 Euro, please contact Raid Design as I know they have developed fairing fitted to Husaberg together with nav tower, I'm kind of a test pilot together with another swedish rider in Tuared who also uses Raid Design fairing.
  18. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    give don a CPW a call his nav brackets are the goods got them on my
    690 rally wepon kick arse speed machine.

    He is in WA , how are the mines treating you .
  19. David P.

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    Our complete kit will look like this! Prices and details will be calculated when they return from the Tuareg.. Drop me a mail if you are interested: david@raiddesigns.com

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  20. nobrakes

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    That is sweeeet! :raabia