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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Lost Rider, Apr 18, 2012.
I have a few goodies in the garage and will be testing soon.
My goal is extra capacity.
The Gerbings jacket liner is listed at 77 watts, but with the jacket under my armor directly compressed against my skin it's only been needed to run it at 5-25% on the controller so far. I haven't tested the draw with my amp clamp, but I'd imagine it's not pulling anywhere near 77 watts at these low settings.
Warm and comfy without needing to bulk up with layers works for me.
I've PM'd Cyrus a while back about his oil mod, never heard back from him...
After my last Baja run with 2800 miles on the oil, the analysis came back OK once again except for my high levels of lead caused by running a tank of race fuel and questionable mexican gasoline.
It wouldn't take much additional oil in the Husa's to have safe 3000 mile intervals between changes I believe.
Thanks for doing those oil analysis tests by the way. I've just extended my mileage between oil changes based on your data. I'm running Motorex as recommended by Husaberg. I'd been changing it at 1200 miles, but I just went 2000 based on your data. I didn't have it tested, but no debris period in the screens or in the filter which I cut open and checked. The magnet had the normal grey powder on it, but nothing else. I think I'll run a little further on the oil, the stuff aint cheap these days.
whoops sorry I meant overcooled. haha.
I have tried to contact Mr Anderson the frame guy, haven't had much luck. I did read somewhere that the bike was sold, not sure if that is true or not.
nice!! Like... a liter of extra capacity? Cuz that's what I'm looking for. In something you can put in a UPS box and sell to me? Because I'm likely not handy enough to work it all out on my own
What do you guys think of the frame thing? What sort of things could go wrong with this situation? Will I be able to "drain" the frame when I go to change my oil? I think it's a gorgeous idea, but I'm not mechanic, and so I don't fully understand what the cons are so to say.
In other news, I haven't yet decided on my luggage options. I wrote Wolfman asking what the closest rack would be to the Husa for the Expedition Dry Saddlebag, as it seemed like a more elegant solution than the Rolies... you can pack a bigger bag, and be less fussy with clips and straps which gets tedious when you have to do it weeks on end... and they told me they sell rack components which fit perfectly into their clips! So I will order those and have a rack made for the bike. I think I could make it myself out of PVC piping too, but first I will check the price on what a welder would want to do a nice job.
What oil are you running to get that mileage? Looked back but couldn't find anything. I am using Rotella T right now. I am thinking it will be easy to find oil to change when out on the road since it is available from auto parts stores. I have a Blackstone Lab oil thingy that I was going to use for my truck but I may have to use this one for my bike to check out how Rotella performs.
Cant one of you really smart guys figure out how to get one of these to fit??
where there's a will there must be a way. i was thinking of tapping into the oil circuit with two oil lines with the appropriate banjo bolts and just bolt up to an in line oil cooler like below.
this could just be mounted to the frame but to get any decent capacity you need the 14 inch long one and she won't fit. there's a smaller one that would be easier to squeeze in but it wouldn't hold much extra oil.
Getting it to fit is one thing....getting it not leak like they do....is another
Maybe something like this would work, seeing the connection between the two bikes owner.
Well, my travel plans were modified by my riding buddy who was going to ride to Inivuk with me next summer. I was prepping pretty hard and looking at routes including the Canol trail. Then, the guy I was supposed to ride with got himself incarcerated. I hate to say it, but I didn't see that one coming. Well, now I have the time off and the direction still seems to be right for me, I think I might just go it alone.
Has anyone on here ridden north through that country and can you give me some ideas and directions to desolate country and good trails?
Personally, I wouldn't ride the Husaberg up there, it's a long ways and there's only 1 or 2 roads you can take to get there and they are all paved (minus construction). I rode to the Arctic Circle in the Yukon a few years back and found very few places to get off the beaten path, let alone on a lightweight ADV bike compared to the lower 48 IMHO. 1 paved road a thousand miles...
I'm not a local though and that's why should ask them if your determined to ride the Husa way up north.
As for desolate country and good trails, the Tour of Idaho takes you through the Lo Lo motorway and is the most remote, continuous National Forest land in the lower 48, connect that ride with the Continental Divide Trail and you have some of the best of the best scenic riding in NA, IMHO of course.
Then there's the Oregon or the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route and the Trans America Trail too... Or just pick any state west of the rockies and wander with the best plan of them all for solo riding - no plan. Lots of tracks on gpsexchange.com and a few on my website too.
I would suggest posting these questions in either Trip Planning forum, or in the correct Regional forums, you should get a wider audience there.
I really like that Idaho suggestion, and it's one I've considered before. I know Inivuk is kind of boring, but I want to do a lot longer legged journey and 1200-1500 miles have already been done by me numerous times, so it seemed like a good direction. I'm not that locked into Inivuk, so maybe Idaho with a round trip back through Washington and Oregon.
For me it's gotta be the Husaberg, because I've got nothing else to ride. I'm sure it will be fine. I'll pack enough spares that without a catastrophic engine failure I should be able to keep it going, and If not, I'll always think it should have worked that way.
BTW, thanks for the advice on the other forums to post in.
Broke Kati, so had to take the Berg.
3 Days in Victorian High Country - Staying in pubs!
Giant Loop Coyote Loop bag and Fandango tank bag. 4l Liquid Containment fuel bladder.
Riding partner had 38l capacity - fuel mule.
Hard to believe it's summer. Rained for 3 days and snow still on upper peaks.
Picture from Blue Ragg track near Mt. Hotham
Looks like fun!
Really doesn't feel like summer here either! Lol. At least yours will be getting better soon. Mine is only going to get worse!
Carried clothes for myself and partner in Loop
Tied Loop bag around plastic frame covers (not frame) - plenty strong enough. Never came loose and there was plenty of air being had.
Still waiting on F@#%ing 70 Deg sub tank (Since Feb.) so pissing around with bladder. Straps of Loop bag perfectly through bladder tie-down loops.
Have carried camping gear before, but only on road in SM guise. (Will post photo)
Carried camp gear strapped to old Loop bag to Phillip Island for MotoGP coupla months ago.
Wouldn't want to carry it like this extreme off-road as they're be a fair chance the arse would break off - no worries on the road though.
Wow thats the most kit I've seen on a berg so far I think.
Here's a few photos from a very cold but fun camping ride around Death Valley on the Husaberg recently, I love this bike!
Riding dirt at night is much less stressful now with the new lights too.
Beautiful pics Finn! You have a knack for great photos!