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Discussion in 'Racing' started by SafariBerg, Jan 11, 2008.
I think its a couple of posts later in that thread - kept it on due to concern about fuel range ...
maybe the way the Berg one attaches is a bit different ? we certainly havent seen any issues re-fitting after having them off the bikes for awhile or swapping them between different bikes
This is Bodingers bike which uses many stock components, I think Thomas´ bike will differ a bit. It's being built as we speak and will be flown over the pond mid-december.
It's an oil cooler and an extra oil filter underneath the nav bracket which also uses the stock light. Can't tell you how much extra oil I'm afraid.
I think a lot of those cases were where people pulled the tanks off for a fair amount of time and the tanks had a chance to warm up and distort. It could have also been a certain batch of tanks. I've had the tanks off my old adventure for months at a time during the winter and had no realignment issues. But the tanks were resting in such a way as to not be loaded oddly and it was cold and out of the sunlight.
A few pics of the "finished" bike. Wonderfully nimble and purposeful!
Cracking build up! well done guys, and good luck for the race
I have added more pics on our website for those interested, will add a few more during the day:
Any latest sightings of the Husaberg Girls?
Merry Christmas and we hope you have a great 2011, keep watch on the team this year, going to be a busy rallye year with some great plans in motion !! cheers all
Team KEVA MOTOR Sweden has just finished the latest two additions to the Husaberg Rallye family;
Based on 2011 model FE450's the two "rallye lite" bikes have been built for team riders; Kent Turesson and Martin Jernse to ride in the 2011 TUAREG Rallye in Marocco.
A very BIG Husaberg "tack" must go to Garry Connell (SafariBerg) at Husaberg Rallye Racing Australia for all his help in the spec' and prep of these bikes. Six months planning... then just one week to literally bolt together these two bikes, with tested proven products from FORCE Accessories, Aqualine Safari tanks and 70 Degree Racing. A simpler, less fuss free rally bike build have I never experienced... thanks to all involved!
Husaberg FE450 "Rallye lite" build thread here:
That is very nice to hear and see...good luck during the race
Looks like a nice little set up Troy! More and more Husa's show up in these type of Rallyes.
I know of at least 1 guy too that does Libya with a FE450. Lovely bikes to see and many more accesories (tanks etc) available then for my poor little Aprilia RXV
The facts, just the facts... and nothing but the facts...
In february 2010, Kent Turesson of KEVA MOTOR AB in Hässleholm Sweden asked me if I would mind helping him put a two rider effort together to compete in the 2011 TUAREG Rallye in Marocco; http://tuareg-rallye.com/
KEVA MOTOR is the agent for Husaberg and so obviously the choice was to use a pair of FE 450's for the job... Two riders are to compete at the Rally; Kent Turesson and Martin Jernse... with your's truly driving the team's IVECO service bus on the rally as mechanic/support.
A series of phone calls and e-mails made to Husaberg Rally guru Garry connell; SafariBerg and quickly confirmed what I thought... there were plenty of tested and proven aftermarket tanks and rally accessories available for the Berg's (thank's largely to the Husaberg Australia team's close relationship with companies like FORCE Accessories, Safari Aqualine etc. over the teams Australasian Safari and DAKAR efforts), so no need to "re-invent the wheel" as so many make the time consuming misstake of doing.
In march, Garry dispatched a list of EVERYTHING we needed... and we began the process of deciding what we wanted to use on the TUAREG 450's (the rally dictates only a maximum of 160 km's fuel range). Most of the choices were made based on Garry's teams familiarity with the new generation Berg's from the Safari in 2009 and 2010, and KEVA's own experience with the FE models in competition here in Sweden... then it was just get on the computer and order the neccessary bits!
By the end of summer we had most of the stuff ordered and the plan began to take shape.
Then... we did nothing. Didn't need to...
Knowing that Garry and the team in Oz had done a lot of the R&D work for most of the package over the 18 months prior or so, made the whole process a lot more relaxed. With proven components from companies like Force, 70 degrees, Safari Aqualine, MecaSystems, MD and ICO... it took a lot of the guess work out of everything... all of the other bit's are either Husa/KTM original parts... which was also a big part of the plan... the bikes were to be as "stock" as possible and "look" like Husabergs... not some "one off homemade special" as often is the result with a low series rally special.
We decided to spend our time riding and preparing mentally, instead of endless nights in the workshop. There was a bit of a "spanner in the works" when Kent spat himself down the track while we were out training on the 4 days grass special test in September... seperating a shoulder and the mandatory couple of months recovery time... but he declared; "No worries, what the hell... what we can't acheive with youth and exuberance... we'll have to make up for with years of cunning and mischief".
By late November/early December all the bits were in the workshop and the delivery of two new 2011 model Husaberg FE450's had arrived at KEVA MOTOR.
...and that my friends was what led to this;
HUSABERG FE450 "Rallye lite" build
<TABLE style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" border=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD>We began to assemble the first bike after new year. I was at Keva for three days to assist Charlie and Fredrik (mechanic) with advice of how a bike should be built up to cope with this kind of race.
The foundation is the Husaberg FE 450, which with its durability seemed like the natural choice. Here's a list of the parts assembled. Heavier spec springs front and rear, 70 degree Racing rear subframe that doubles as additional fueltank, FORCE radiator protection, and skid plate with intergral 3 liter watertank and tool box. Safari Aqualine auxiliary tank on rear fender, neoprene skins the fork seals and rear shock linkage, Husa/GPR steering damper, vibration damped rubber-mounted bar clamps, KTM roadbook mount bracket, MD electric road book roller, ICO trip odometer, Garmin GPS, barkbusters/handguards, KTM EXC radiator fan and new O-ring chain and gearing package. At the moment the bikes are fitted with spike snow tires (for training in the arctic dunes ), but come rally time, the bikes with be shod with desert rubber and mousse tubes.
Here are some pictures we took during the construction phase.
(click on pic's if you are myopic)
</TD></TR><TR><TD><TABLE style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" border=0 width=878><TBODY><TR><TD width=219></TD><TD width=219></TD><TD width=220></TD><TD width=220></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=219>Spanking new Husaberg FE 450</B>
</TD><TD vAlign=top width=219>Naked bike...</TD><TD vAlign=top width=220>The 70 degrees subframe that serves as a 4,5 liter fuel tank...</TD><TD vAlign=top width=220>FORCE radiator guards and heavier WP fork springs...</TD></TR><TR><TD width=219></TD><TD width=219></TD><TD width=220></TD><TD width=220></TD></TR><TR><TD width=219></TD><TD width=219></TD><TD width=220></TD><TD width=220></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=219>Rear fender sculpted for fitting of the auxilliary safari tank on the rear</TD><TD vAlign=top width=219>22 liters all up (if we need it) the rear tank can be removed for the "sprint" stages in 10 minutes if need be...</TD><TD vAlign=top width=220>Prototype of the Road book mount and GPS bracket...</TD><TD vAlign=top width=220>Sumpguard with watertank and toolbox...</TD></TR><TR><TD width=219></TD><TD width=219></TD><TD width=220></TD><TD width=220></TD></TR><TR><TD width=219></TD><TD width=219></TD><TD width=220></TD><TD width=220></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=219>After we done one, we start on number two...</TD><TD vAlign=top width=219>Husa/GPR steering damper...</TD><TD vAlign=top width=220>Front cowling... original Husaberg.</TD><TD vAlign=top width=220>Extra cooling fan... for when "hot" is not hot... </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></B>
Two completed Husaberg FE450 Rallye "lite" bikes, ready to go to the TUAREG Rallye!
Engine sump guard (FORCE products) with intergrated 3 liter water tank and 2 liter tool box in
powder coated alloy... tough as nails, one bolt to remove.
The office (from top):
ICO digital tripmeter
(below trip) MD electronic roadbook roller
(to right) Garmin 60cx GPS
(under roadbook) standard Husaberg trip
(left handgrip) MecaSystems remote thumb roadbook control
with combination tripmeter reset switchblock.
Auxilliary Safari rear tanks for extra fuel capacity and standard front tank, makes for slim
ergonomics and fuel range for the desert stages.
The models show their left profile on the catwalk...
Husaberg FE 450 Rallye "lite" with navigation equipment and standard Husaberg enduro front lamp
Race ready, lean and mean rallye machine
one of these will go on the front mask, when the decal kit is finished, just to tuck the roadbook roller, GPS and ICO in behind... simple and neat.
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Looking very good!
I was wondering about a few things;
Did you strenghten the roadbook frame? Due to vibration of the ICO and the 'leverage' many of them crack..
Do you really require 2 fans? Might be a drain on the system? Upgraded the battery?
Nice! Thanks for the write up Troy.
For those who want to do a real rally build (wink wink, Troy!) we have completed our bolt-on Husaberg >2009 frame bracket. Designed for our nav tower, but can of course be used for other solutions.
We will be having two Bergs in the Tuareg using these frame brackets and our nav towers. One of which will be using our complete Husaberg race kit with lightened nav tower and our new fairing. (<3kg in total).
Pics will follow..
Can you show a couple of close up with it mounted on the bike ?
also how much $$ ?
pics of the complete tower also if possible, without fairing ta
We'll start building up a 570 in the nearest days, will of course snap some photos of the complete kit and post.
Haven't calculated the retail price, but as we try to keep prices to a minimum my guess would be around $100-130. The sides are constructed from 6082-T6 and the mounts are polished Alumec. The front mounts feature countersunk Allen bolts to adjust the tension against the steering head for a tight fit.
That looks great David! Definitely a nice alternative for those of us who don't have a dedicated rally bike, as the permanently welded brackets tend to get in the way of wiring etc with a normal fork mounted mask.
Do you know if this will fit the newer generation (08+) KTM frames? I would be very interested in one of those, as I am sure a lot of other people.