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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ganshert, Mar 20, 2010.
I was taking the picture and he didn't want to wait around any longer
I was standing out of the frame. I didn't want to strain myself.
I completely forgot you were there
Will the awesomeness never end?
Blue SM rims?
The FE570 is the first bike since my 950SE (of almost 4 years) to get a rise out of me. Especially since I heard the 2011's are going to be 50-state street legal. Probably too much bike for NC, though. The SE is too, but it makes a good street bike, even if that seems like a waste. Most of our good off-pavement riding is being gated or paved. Damn Halfbacks.
no, see below
Blue would have ran me about $500 more. Apparently my awesomeness is limited by my checking account.
Im liking the 570 more & more
Ganshert,what gearing do you run with ths SM wheels?I'd like to find a combo to use and not have to shorten my chain.I picked up a used set of 17" wheels,has a 42 cog on it,seems kinda small even if I use a 15 cs cog.
I've played around with several different combos. I think I'm running the same as the FS570 now. To do that you would have to shorten your chain.
14/50 on 18" and 14/48 on 17" with a axel block flip keeps chain adjustment the same. Cruising at 65+ no problem.
bump. no posts in over a year, does this mean no one is finding the fe570 awesome anymore?
this thread was a major motivation for a few of us to buy 570s before the 2012 models sold out completely since the 70 degrees engine will now be a thing of the past. and it inspired the following slightly silly video...
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Fookin awesome Mate......great vid. After 20 weeks in the shop I was ready to give up on my 570. It finally got sorted & huasberg paid for everything ,including the misdiagnosis by the dealer. I love it now, all stock except for narrower ktm fatbars, which made all the difference in the handling. Think I will go ride er some.
cheers, ww. that's a bummer on all the fuel pump issues with your bike. it seems the 70 degree engine has been a winner except for the dodgy fuel pumps pre- oct 2011 and fuel filters that were too fine and clogged easily. they finally get it completely sorted and then stop making them for 2013! anyway there are entire threads dedicated to that bizarre move...
i've got a fuel sock in the top of the tank now to act as a first fuel filter just to be safe, takes ages to fill but could prevent issues down the line. my main problem is the fe570 has overly excessive amounts of awesomeness but i shouldn't complain. geared up, cush drive hub, rekluse clutch and it's fine spinning along the highway, dirt roads or the gnarly stuff. a total pleasure to ride.
I do also have the rad fan w engine ice coolant , cycras hand guards, fuel sock , 13/50 gearing.. I run full offroad tires all the time. I dont have to ride far on the road to get to the trails I would love some s/m wheels & cush drive. I just dont care that much about street riding these days unless it a good Dualsport type ride..
I read your first thread regarding using the stock subframe as fuel tank. Did it work? If so, can you
Enlighten me, parts used, etc.....?
I love this bike. It puts a big grin on my face everytime I ride it.
I ended up doing the 70 degree racing tank instead. I didn't have the time to have a fuel pump mount machined.
I just picked up a FE570 and was going to put a KTM sprocket from my 450XCF (2009) on it. I wanted to go from the Berg's 13 to 14 tooth. But I noticed the KTM sprocket is a little wider overall due to the flange on the sprocket. Because of this the KTM sprockets extends past the countershaft end by about 1mm. Is this going to cause any issues with the sealing of the countershaft seat and seating of the countershaft bolt/washer?
I had a small leak on top of generator cover of FE570 for as long as I owned it. I tried putting in new gasket and later tried some good quality gasket maker. It still leaks a bit.
So the other day I decided to fix it once and for all. Turned out the cover was not perfectly flat at the top corner. I rested it over a thick glass piece that I trust to be perfectly flat. I noticed a gap on the top of part. AHA ! I could send a 0.4mm filler in that gap.
I got to work with a 180 grade sand paper over the glass piece. I gently and gradually took out about 0.35mm off everywhere. Gap is now small enough that gasket can do its job. I cleaned it up very well to get rid of any aluminium dust. I made a new gasket and Voila!!! no leak.
I'm not sure why it warped in the first place and if it is a common issue or not. It was only uneven in one corner. I always suspected having to rubber inlets near each other for the wires (for alternator and the pick up) is causing the leak, I was wrong.
So if you have a leak there as well, check the cover with a quality tile or thick glass. Don't forget to locktite and torque the bolts holding the coil and the bracket.
Mine does leak there and I remember reading this 7-page thread on it too
various fixes proposed.
Any particular reason you went with a custom gasket?