The Husaberg 70º FE Adventure Traveler Thread

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

  1. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    hey cruz
    so sounds like about two years for the stock battery (assuming it's been regularly charged)? good to know, with the rekluse there's no bump starting the bike so i'll probably replace the battery before it dies, although i carry jumper leads around.

    only thing on mine has been the countershaft seal has started leaking.
  2. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    After the t/a I didn't get near the Berg for months and it can't be set up for a tender so it wasn't well looked after. It was fine before then.
  3. bend27

    bend27 by hook or by crook

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    Great fit and no problems so far..I carry 2 tubes, 2 litres of water, pump, tool and some clothing. Done 12000+Klms.. Oh, nearly forgot, and 450ml of oil...:lol3
  4. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Rear clips on fender - tighten this strap before tightening front straps.

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    Straps around plastic frame guards. Too close to exhaust if wrapped around frame. partially melted strap on old loop bag!

    Picture of bag on bike in Post #476

    Carry tools/tube in/on bum-bag. Spare filter etc in back-pack. All gadgets in GL tank bag PUT IN PLASTIC/DRY BAGS - drowned 2 cameras the first time i used the tank bag in a whole day torrential rain.
  5. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    Which size dromedary bag for the back of my 390?
    Leaning toward the 6L but the 4L may fit better :dunno
    I'm also using a Mojavi Bag which I really like.

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  6. rensho

    rensho Been here awhile

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    I've used a 6L by itself on the back of my 570 and it fits great. Cannot notice it is there, and no risk of moving or falling off.
  7. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

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    A 4L fits inside the Mojave when about. full, I carry a 6L clipped to my backpack sometimes.


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  8. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    I have a 6-liter one of these, and IMHO it blows. It's actually very nicely constructed and seems totally bombproof. BUT the valve is tiny, even putting a 1/2 liter of water into a stove is a PITA unless you hang it, then it's simply a PITA because it takes so long to fill anything. My preference is for Platypus bags, both the tanks and I also like them best in the backpack. Easy to fill, easy to use, easy to clean, also just as bombproof.

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    I had both of these down at a cabin this last week, it would be worse camping.
  9. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    One solution for that is to replace the cap with a standard Nalgene bottle cap... .and I think he was asking about using it to haul extra fuel?? The Dromedary is being used in that capacity by a lot of folks... short term fuel storage.. the shape and tie down points make it very easy to strap to a rear fender until you need the fuel.
  10. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Ahh, right on. Should have read closer.
  11. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    Well he didnt really say he was going to use it for fuel.. you may be right.. I may be wrong :D
  12. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    Ah yes, I want to haul fuel. With a 390 isn't that obvious! :lol

    Trying to get my range into 150-180mile zone
  13. Rossb

    Rossb Adventurer

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    Where is this plug hiding in the loom?
    I don't see mine in the front
  14. rensho

    rensho Been here awhile

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    Funny. First time I used mine I hated how slowly the fuel came out. Second time, I started hating it again and then noticed the cap is a 3 way. The small part screws off, yielding a 1/2" pour opening which only takes ~30 seconds to drain the bag. I liked it again.
  15. SRG

    SRG SRG

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    Cyborg - I just got a couple of the tool tubes from ADVrider vendor gatogato. The same one you used. It looks like it will fit my 2010 FX450, but just barely. I can't tell from your photos exactly how you mounted the tube on your Berg. Can you please post up some more pix and the details of just how you did it? I assume you have confirmed that (a) the tube doesn't interfere w/ the tire, swingarm, or chainguard and (b) that your mounting system is sturdy enough (I was thinking of putting a +_ 1 liter fuel bottle in the tube).

    Thanks
  16. Rider1

    Rider1 Ridin' Dave

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    I didn't see Cyborg mention this..... but his bike has a rear subframe fuel tank which completely opens up the left (opposite muffler) underside making plenty of room for the tool tube.
    On my FE570S with a stock rear subframe there was no way the tool tube would fit without interfering with the tire.
    I didn't find this out however until after I initially bought 2 tool tubes.
    Maybe your '10 FX450 has a different rear subframe?

    Dave
  17. SRG

    SRG SRG

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    Oh, well that could be it. Shucks.

    I don't have the subframe tank. I think my subframe is the same as any other 70* Berg.

    I still think the tube might fit if it had a low profile bracket allowing the tube to be mounted in a position quite a bit farther back than Cyborg has his. If I get anywhere w/ it I'll post it up here.
  18. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Just catching up. Yes, as Rider1 says I have the 70degree subframe tank and never tried the tool tube with the standard plastic subframe, so I probably can't help you (SRG) there. It fit just fine and easily with subframe tank with plenty of clearance for everything.
  19. Mr_Chris

    Mr_Chris Get away, evil car!

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    For what it's worth, the FE 570 (2012 in Australia at least), does not come with the "secret compartment" on the left, so it looks like Cyborg's except of course without the tank under there. :D

    The side number plate looks a bit stiff but not sure how well it would hold up with much weight, I suppose that's up to the fasteners.
  20. Brian011952

    Brian011952 Been here awhile

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    I haven't ridden the Hussy in a week, the high temp today was 20. I'm ready for sunshine and heat too. Will that solar storm they are predicting help? Hmmm...:D