Husaberg Rallye bikes

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  1. JayBo1

    JayBo1 Long timer

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    I didn't really recognise them as Berg's till I came across this photo.:rofl
    Only kidding:lol3 . I am impressed with the new Bergs and came close to buying one back in '03 but went the KaTooM route instead. I'd happily buy one now if I had a hankering to change. The '08 looks horn - can't wait to have a good look at yours when it's set up for the Safari.

    You really should throw in a photo of you on your Berg from the Safari last year. Kind of complete the picture.

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  2. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Rob ran a very bare bones FE550 in the 2005 Dakar, a bit too bare as it turned out !

    He had competed in and finished in the Dakar perviously and tried it in 2005 on a very stripped down FE550, no electric starter, no bash plate etc etc. It seems he was going for ultra light weight. For awhile that seemed to be working well for him as he was running in (up to 8th outright !) and just oustide of the top 10 in the early stages, but holed the water pump outlet on Day 7 and blew the headgasket when the bike ran out of water and he didnt realise it. It's a pity as he was a very good chance of a high placing overall.

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    Bike in Parc Ferme at the start of the event.

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    At the start, looks like it is using Mecsystem tanks.

    Does anyone have any/know of other photos ??
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  3. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    My 2007 FE650 set up as a rallye bike for the 2007 Australian Safari.

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    For those that weren't convinced Husabergs are made by KTM !! :lol3

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    Breaking the hymen on the new bike pre conversion to rallye specs :evil

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    All nice & shiney pre-event, with 27L fuel capacity

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    Nav gear

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    5.5L Husaberg side tank and 5.8L Nomad bumtank added to 17L main Clarke tank

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    Pre-event shakedown ride

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    At roadside refuel tanker Kumarina

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    A quiet Bourbon or two to celebrate finishing the Safari :wings

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    Oct 2007, the new '08 FE650 for the Condo 750 Rallye Easter 2008 and the Australian Safari in August 2008 !
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  4. SafariBerg

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    There have been a couple of other notable Husaberg Rallye riders
    • Annie Seel used a FE600 in some of the north african rallies in the early 2000's, but havent found any photo's so far
    • Alain Perez was running a Husberg rallye bike to great effect in the late '90's and early 2000's as well. Similarly havent been able to track much down on him
    Also like to get some more photos of Rob van Pelts 2005 Dakar FE550

    If anyone knows any details, photos or links on these or any other Husaberg rallye bikes or riders, be keen to hear from you :ear
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  5. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    Drop Olle Ohlsson a line at olle.mcsport@telia.com

    He built and prepared these bikes for Annie and Alain (and Coke's for that matter)... He was also the team manager for all Perez' FIM World Cup Rally he participated in between '99 and 2003... and has even had a "finger in the pie" of Nygren och Jansson's Husabergs at one time or the other... so he is pretty much the "guru" on the blue and gold... as far as Rallies go.

    I'm sure he'll be glad to give you some info. :thumb
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  6. scotsmun

    scotsmun Been here awhile

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    Great thread Safari' nice to see the berg getting some exposure:thumb
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  7. KHVol

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    XLNT pics of an XLNT motorcycle....tks
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  8. rallye

    rallye Been here awhile

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    all the photos must have been taken on the first day, as the bergs would'nt be going by the second day !!! only joking!!
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  9. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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  10. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    Nice thread and photo's SafariBerg!

    If I decide to keep my 650 Berg I might set it up as a rallye bike. Currently I'm getting a 180 mile capacity with the Clarke tank and underseat tank.
    If I use both Mecca Systems rear tanks I should be getting over 255 miles.
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  11. VDG

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    SafariBerg Great thread. :clap :clap :clap . Please don't stop.

    Here are some more pics from Vicente on Rally dos Sertoes 2007.
    Click on : Veja as fotos deste veĆ­culo, clique aqui! to see the pics.


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  12. jcsh

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    Yey good stuff mate! Let me know more details as they come - I plan to do some NZ south island rides and some of them are 200km plus off road - I dont want to strap on extra tanks - so am very keen!
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  13. PackMule

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    Great thread, SB. :thumb


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    Is that a fuel line strung taut across the right rear quarter? :huh That'd make me more than a bit nervous!
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  14. ruliram

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    Hi safariberg, can u tell me what modifications did u do to your husaberg?...like the tanks...did u asked them from factory?...are there?

    Used a clarke tank at front, a nomad at rear top...and the side one?
    Did u do anyother modifications besides add the navigation systems...i mean in the motor, suspensions?...

    Thanks for your help
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  15. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Used a clarke tank at front, yes it holds 17L stock, I am going to try and blow it out another couple of litres, it should get close to 20L I reckon

    a nomad at rear top..yes it holds 5.8L, I'm not going to use it this year, instead will use the Husaberg underseat sub-tank which holds 3L

    .and the side one? The side one is a standard Husaberg Acerbis accessory, it holds 5.5L

    Did u do anyother modifications besides add the navigation systems...i mean in the motor, none, it was totatly stock, just added the Akrapovic slip-on muffler and changed the jetting. I would keeep it stock for any rallye event. The main thing I did was run Motul 300V 15-50W double ester oil. This is really important and is a key to making it last.

    suspensions?...yes went to .46 on the front springs and 92 on the rear spring and diallled it in re sags etc
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  16. Bodwick

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    Atar - Dakar 2007


    Does anyone know if the Rally SoCal story made it onto the web?

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  17. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Not on this forum (interestingly). There's a version of it at Thumpertalk, though. Not sure if it's been locked and/or deleted. I'll rummage around and see if I can find it.







    (What does that have to do with Husaberg Rallye bikes, though?)
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  18. Bodwick

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    That's just me posting at 1am and not paying enough attention to what the hell I'm doing. Sorry...:freaky
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  19. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    :lol3 You know we NEVER tire of your pics, Bod. :freaky


    Were you on your way South this year when things got canceled?
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  20. Bodwick

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    I spent three weeks in Gambia watching the birds fly by....

    I had planned to catch the Senegal stages St Louis and Dakar, but miss Mauritania for a quieter time, I wasn't expecting things to be quite as quiet as they turned out!

    I'm glad I was going alone this year( I often take people along) so there were no additional problems for travelers with nothing to do. I'm not so happy to be setting up XR400's to run from Janjanbureh into Senegal, (on-hold now).

    I've seen the Bin Laden supporters in St Louis (stickers of his pic on scooter front) I also often stop at the side of the road in Mauri and have passed the place of the shooting many times. Once you pass a place called Boutillimit the scenery is terrible and so's the road. The people that live out there are great it is only the radical in-comers that have been turned against the west that change a Country unchanged for a thousand years.

    I think South America is a good idea. In a few years it will/may return to Africa but over the last ten years the people have changed. There are too many radicals now.
    I followed the news of the killers route South towards Guinea, these types are more prolific in West Africa than some might think. Keep on fighting them however you can...

    Anyway I'm rambling, here is a Hornbill from Gambia. No shots from Dakar 2008 and it's not to be mistaken for a new model Husaberg either...
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