The Husaberg 70º FE Adventure Traveler Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Lost Roadie, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    I gotta say the scheffelmeier bashplates were awesome. The quality of welding is phenomenal and the difference between 5000 (force) and 7000 (scheffelmeier) series aluminium is huge to anyone who has held sheets of both metal in their hands,
  2. natedog39

    natedog39 Borderline Beefcake

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    Is it headshake or bounce?

    With mine I find if I raise the tire pressure to around 20-22 psi the bounce goes away.
    Below that pressure tire flex brings the front rimlock into play.
  3. APBlack

    APBlack nOOb on a fly

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    It could also be tire choice. Some tires tend to swap back and forth and it feels like head shake. I balance my wheels with spoke weights and have a scotts dampener and mine is smooth up to 75

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  4. rensho

    rensho Been here awhile

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    Seems to be headshake. I was running 26f/29r at the time.

    It may just have been loose HS bearings. I did tighten them when I got the bike home (600 miles), and haven't tried riding again with the enduro wheels yet.
    Riding with me SM wheels feels very solid.
  5. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    Guess I will stop worrying about my Berg having 6k miles....:deal
  6. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    backtracking to your oil reports, just wondering what oil change intervals you have settled on for adventure rides given the feedback you have had? obviously you pushed the limits with bigger rides but have you got a ballpark figure in mind for this kind of riding for shorter rides? or still waiting to see if the air filter was skewing the results?

    currently i've settled on roughly 1000 m / 1600 km and just interested if you are aiming for around that too now you've got that results....
  7. mikrow

    mikrow Wanna see my snare?

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    I love my Burg! :clap

    Pics from my fall trip to Colorado.:D
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    Above the trees!

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    Even at low altitudes she does great.:rofl
  8. Mr_Chris

    Mr_Chris Get away, evil car!

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  9. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    I will be moving to CO next Spring.. Woodland Park to be exact.. I will have two spare rooms and a garage always open to Husaberg riders :clap Well they will be open to all ADV inmates but I may have beer available for Husaberg riders :D
  10. RememberTheFallen

    RememberTheFallen Been here awhile

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    Sounds awesome!

    Fellow Marines get first bunk choice and preferred parking?? Lol.

    Pretty jealous that you are moving to such a cool riding location!
  11. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

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    I'm going to settle down to around 1300-1500 miles when riding and changing the oil at home and stretch it out when need be while traveling. Next trip I will have a new air filter and some filter skins to see if that helps with the oil analysis.

    I'm away from home working for the next month so no riding until November, but hopefully riding down for the Baja 1000 race, that should be my next trip on the Husa.




    Nice photos mikrow! such a cool place to ride, will remember mtr10x is nearby next year!
  12. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    Nice pictures mikrow! I'm jealous!!!

    I did a little exploring in the mountains around here last weekend, lovin my burgs too!

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  13. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    mikrow, nice way to make us aussies feel inadequate. our tallest mountain is 7310 feet and our highst road is 5774 feet. :lol3

    and mcbracket, that luggage looks like the perfect way to stop the berg from lifting the front wheel everywhere...

    just back from a three camping trip to ride along a road built by convicts back in the 1800s. you can click on the pic for the video if you want to waste a few minutes of your life...

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  14. Rider1

    Rider1 Ridin' Dave

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    What an outstanding video !!

    Very rarely can I watch a dirtbike riding video for more than 3 minutes but this one was so well done the time flew by.

    Everything was GREAT!!

    Dave

    p.s. except for the very end when it appears that the mcycle riders are riding on the wrong side of the road....ikid ikid
  15. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    thanks dave, glad you liked it. didn't put much effort into that one as i wanted to focus on riding with two hands more than just holding a camera in one hand for a change. this vid is probably my favorite one to date.

    back to the pics above, i figure i'll have to get to the states some time and spend a few months riding around, it looks absolutely amazing. maybe buy a brand new DR650 then just sell it after a few months.... you guys pay so little for bikes. :cry
  16. Rider1

    Rider1 Ridin' Dave

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    Yes, that was a GREAT one too !

    How do the bags attach to the 'Berg? And what size and brand are they if you know? Look like Giant Loop?

    Dave
  17. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    did a bit of a write up here. just bought three 30 liter dry bags from a camping store here in oz called anaconda. it's their in-store brand so you wont be able to access them but i'm sure you could find something similar. these were only $20 each. then bought a pile of strapping and fastening clips for $20.

    for a big trip, i just use bungee straps to hold one of the dry bags down on the rear seat. i drilled holes in the plastics here and there to provide more mounting points.

    i made four straps. the lower one runs through the area under the seat and does a figure eight around the two yellow dry bags.
    i used a dremmel to cut slots in the sidepanels then put a strap through there on each panel.
    the top strap just pulls the two yellow dry bags together against the middle dry bag, which stops them slipping downward if the straps are a bit loose. as a backup, i also have a small strap pulling the two handles on the yellow dry bags together.

    very cheap, holds up to 90 liters and has held very steady on about 3000 miles of adv riding to date. it would be trickier working out the strapping arrangement if you had the underseat fuel tank though.
  18. frostyuk

    frostyuk Been here awhile

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    for those who saw my earlier post about using the kriega rack loops, you may have noticed i was using the old style us10 straps to tie the us10 tail pack on, i decided to use some of the hook loops that come with the new us10s as i thought they would be easier to use, my advice is unless you have a really full, solidly packed us10 stick with the old style straps threaded through the loops, i found that the hook loops were difficult to get short enough and if the contents are movable and you're bouncing around off road you can look round to see your us10 partially unhooked and resting against your exhaust:huh
  19. Intrigue_262000

    Intrigue_262000 Did you see that wheelie?

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    Lovin' the pics! I currently have the rollie system with 2 smalls and 1 medium. I am getting 2 more mediums to use for weekend camping trips. The smalls are smaller than I thought they would be.
  20. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    Out riding today and I noticed that my 390 was intermitantly popping on decel. The bike has 7.7 hrs on it and it wasnt all the time but it was doing it. WTF? is that normal?

    Also my fuel light came on and stayed on for most of the ride even though I knew that I had fuel. maybe the sender is jacked?

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