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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by brucifer, Nov 27, 2010.
This threads been quiet lately...here is a picture:
Anybody have a spare kick start lever? I lost mine on a snow ride yesterday and could not find it. Bike runs great but will not start on the magic button.
I think the Starter is junk, it drains the battery really quick and seems to not spin fast enough.
Check your grounds and valve adjustment
if it spins without turning the motor check the torque limiter per UHE
broke a kick start lever on my 550 a long time ago
chassie overhaul just started
Probably the last desert ride for the season. But it rained just enough to beat the dust down and not be muddy
Just put a XPC seat on it and a GPS. I'll probably change the timing chain and cam bearings in the next couple of hours.
I traded this bike for my current XR250R about 2 or so years ago. Although the trade was the right decision, there's not a week that goes by that I don't miss it. Of all the bike I've loved and lost, I miss this one the most, no question.
WERA976, that's a VERY nice bike! Some say that the 2000 model year was the sweet spot. Too bad you let it go.
I ended up building one from parts from 3 different bikes. '97 or '98 FC 600 engine from Craigslist, 2003 frame from ebay, and suspension and plastics from a 2000 FX 600 that I wrecked in a head-on years ago.
Just picked this bike up tonight. Intending on racing Vegas to Reno this year and the local KTM dealer had it sitting there just begging me to take her home.
How could I refuse???
2008! Zero miles! Zero hours! The only wear was from the guys pushing it in and out of the dealership building for the last year. Before that it was in a crate. They had it marked down to bargain basement.
Incidentally, does anyone have the gallon fuel tank that goes under the seat? I can't find them for sale anymore.
It also appears that the 4 gallon Clark tank is no longer in production either!
What would it take to make this bike as dirt worthy as my EXC525?
You'd need wheels, fork legs, shock, dirty caliper and mc i think
Nice looking bike! Prolly get some old scratched up plastcs too.
Good first post. Thx
A loose amalgamation of parts.
Frame is a '94 350 I think, Motor is a '96 600. KTM SX forks, KTM wheels. Plastics, seat and tank are '08. Mated an FCR39 carb on, fitted a rekluse, just because I found it real cheap.
I have a newer swingarm too, but not the rear shock yet.
$40 insurance a year
Double check the year of your engine. It appears to have the newer SEM stator with the flywheel on the inside and the stator in the cover. If I'm not mistaken, that should make it a '98 or '99. I don't remember when they went to the hydraulic clutch but your's appears to be cable except for the Rekluse.
I like the newer plastic on the older frame. I had seen it done once before but it was a little ghetto because the guy chrome plated the frame. I was told that it was a lot of work to move mounts and cover up the second air filter hole on the left side.
I just had a thought as far as fuel capacity goes. The original Husabergs throughout the 90's had a small vacuum actuated fuel pump to deliver fuel to the carb when the level of the fuel was lower than the floats. This was necessary because the fuel tank was almost completely on the right side of the bike and the second air filter was on the left. That meant that the fuel tank, in order to get a decent fuel capacity, dropped almost all the way down to the engine case. Well, that fuel pump could be used in a custom setup with low fuel tanks like what the typical Dakar bikes use.
Now to get to work on the fuel tanks...
I forgot to say that that is not the original stator cover . The plastic cap that came with it was very warped, and let in all kinds of water and dirt...
I have yet to figure out how to do the airfilter properly...
Heres mine, 05 fs550e ive had it three weeks now. Ive already looked in to a dirt setup, kinda spendy, but cheaper than buying another bike i guess.
Im new here been reading a lot of the posts of the riding trips good group on here lots of activity
Heres some pics of my collection
the one in pieces is my 470FX it needs alittle help
My 03 650 got it cheep and was already plated
the 650 came with an auto clutch that I didnt care for took it off still have it though If anyone is interested I would be willing to let it go
If it'll fit my 08 FE450, I'd be interested.
That im not sure I put a complete clutch basket and all off an 05 550 in mine to replace the auto clutch
If it's a Rekluse, it'll work. I'll send a PM.
If you can use a outter clutch hub off a 550/650 it should work
I had the day off of work yesterday, spent it riding and playing with my new camera.
I was told that the revloc clutch should fit a 450-650 berg Just hate to have it sitting taking up space