The 1988-2008 Husaberg Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by brucifer, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    I sold almost all my berg spares when I offed my 470 I had all the parts needed I still have the guys info may call him to see if he'll part with an updated balance shaft and bearing... While I'm there I figure it would be best to update the cam chain guides and ca, bearings
  2. Big-Tim

    Big-Tim n00b

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    Hey everyone new to the site great to see all the info on these bikes , I have a 95 fe350 and am in love everything about the bike is great and a surprising amount of power haven't had a problem hanging with any of my friends bikes , would post a picture but not sure how
  3. Big-Tim

    Big-Tim n00b

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    http://timmyboy.smugmug.com/Other/Bike/i-Fg7WWwc/0/M/image-M.jpg

    My husaberg 350 if i uploaded right soon to be camo having one of my buddies wrap the plastics
    Black blue white and gray camo hope it looks good with the yellow frame , also any one know if there are other motors that interchange on this frame , power is good for now but I know I'm gonna want more soon :ricky
  4. brucifer

    brucifer Long timer

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    Welcome Tim! Nice bike, man! Why do you want to camo it?
  5. Big-Tim

    Big-Tim n00b

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    just wanted somethimg different and wasent a big fan of the yellow plastics and one of my budies does custom wraps and is hooking me up always like the look of camo on bikes
  6. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Just a few questions about jetting and fuel range... 2005 fe550 jd jet kit all per instructions using the blue needle fuel screw 2 out no leak jet or leak jet adjustment. went to northern California had my 4 gallon tank on went on a long ds ride put about 30 in town miles on the bike hit the freeway for 85-90 miles stopped to fill up before I hit the woods and put in over 3 gallons? Does this seam right I am running 15-42 on the gearing trials rear tire and front knobby. Also found on the way back that from 1/8-1/4 throttle the bike has a slight bog and even coughed while on/ off the throttle once or twice. I did change the spark plug before I left and to me it seamed a bit on the rich side. I did mess with the fuel screw a bit on the way home but it didn't seam to make a difference eaither way. I was thinking of going to the red needle sice the temps outside are coming up.

    What do you guys get for rang on freeway @65?

    On the trails I had pry 50-70 miles of dirt pry burnt a hair over 1 gallon.
  7. Dieselfool

    Dieselfool Been here awhile

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    My 05 450

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  8. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    This thing will go anywhere
  9. Bushmechanic

    Bushmechanic Adventurer

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    nice tyre Spencer

    you won't go anywhere with that bike till you sort the carb with an NKBT copy :deal :rofl
  10. Idle

    Idle Been here awhile

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    My favorite tire aswell.

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  11. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    I rally had my doubts on the trials tire I actually almost took it off when I got the bike but I ran it anyway. Man these things should be illegal, it's seriously like cheating, unreal how well these things find traction
  12. SportFaller

    SportFaller Dirt dont hurt, MUCH

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    I'm about to pull the trigger on an '08 550 with 2,000 miles, what are the known problems with these? any issues? thoughts?

    I was going to buy a brand new ktm500exc, but for the price of the Berg I can really trick it out without the wife killing me!
  13. SATEX

    SATEX Long timer

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    The '06 - '08 models were very well sorted from the factory. Normal maintenance (oil and filters, valve checks) are required, but not much else unless used very hard.

    I would guess that 2000 miles equals about 100 hours, plus or minus. If you know how many "clicks" are left on the timing chain adjuster, you'll have a better idea of overall condition and how it was ridden (should have at least 6 clicks left, imo) and when that might need to be changed.

    The "weep hole" (underside of the water pump) is notorious for leaking oil. Not really a big deal...just a small mess, and it isn't hard to address if you want to. However, if it starts leaking coolant and/or the oil looks milkly, then the weep hole vent is a must fix.

    Look at the oil before riding it. If the engine is cold and the oil has been sitting, it should not look milky when inspected through the sight glass. Then just look on the case under the waterpump after riding it and getting it a bit warm. If you see a bit of oil or no oil, then you're good.

    After that, ride it hard and take chances. Those motors love to rev!
  14. SportFaller

    SportFaller Dirt dont hurt, MUCH

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    Stopped and checked it out at lunch, 50 hrs and 900 miles.... no leaks....
  15. Idle

    Idle Been here awhile

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    Have over 300 hours on my 550. I did a valvetrain refresh at 200 hours. New cam follower bearings, timing chain, valve seals, HG, and dual valve springs.
    I've done hree waterpump seals aswell. Only had slight coolant leaks.

    I dump in some rotella every 5-8 hours, oil filter every third or fourth change, and screw/locknut valve checks at 30 hours. They are very easy to maintain. It's 10-15 minutes to change the oil, and less than an hour to do valve checks.
  16. bergy

    bergy Adventurer

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    I'm in the market for a 2005-2008 550 engine, my 06 450 let the cam bearings go. First breakdown with over 4000 miles on it!
  17. NikolaiMitev

    NikolaiMitev n00b

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    Hey guys that here is my 350 http://http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/906864_584179228272999_210170341_o.jpg

    I wanted to ask you guys something about the plastics of the bike , i saw a guy earlier on in the thread saying he`s got an 94 350 with gas tank and plastics off a 08 or smth .. so i wanted to ask you ,is it possible to fit a 08 or just a newer gas tank from a newer berg ? also for the rear subframe and the plastics for it can i fit those too ?
  18. 4corners14

    4corners14 Been here awhile

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    It started as a racing SM, then switched to straight Dirt Bike, then plated and Dual Sported to this....

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    ....then Dual Sported a little more to this....

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    .....then rode it 150 miles on the road and broke 11 spokes on the rear wheel :cry

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    ....so I had a new wheel put together with a Cush Hub (on it's way)...and had a little welding done...

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    I broke the subframe on my 990 Adv late last fall and while I was having it repaired I decided to strengthen up the rear of the 650 as well.... So we did this....

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    ....and at the same time they fabbed up the kickstand tabs I'd been trying to figure out for the last 4 years...

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    ...and on a side note, I found this paint. It's a perfect match to the OEM Husaberg color and it's got the primer mixed in.

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    I'll get the new wheel on when it gets here, and I'll be ready to try this beast out on a DS ride! :clap:clap:clap
  19. 4corners14

    4corners14 Been here awhile

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    If I can break spokes with this lace pattern and Cush hub.....then it's time for a more rigorous diet! :lol3

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    New skins and tube as well

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    Can't wait to put it together and try it out......especially since the 990's fuel filter clogged yesterday and I can't ride it now. Seems I spend equal time riding and working on them.
  20. brucifer

    brucifer Long timer

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    Nice bike 4corners! Sweet wheel assembly too.

    Do any of you have a factory headlight and tail light/license plate mount assemblies you'd care to part with? I'm building a plated 550 using a 2001 frame. Could use the factory switchgear as well. The engine and wiring harness are 2008.

    Thanks.