The Husaberg 70º FE Adventure Traveler Thread

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

  1. Cruz

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  2. Motorfiets

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    no mo bmw but glad to be subscribed here finn! :D
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  3. Barshoe

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    With all the extra weight your adding to this bike, first hot day, slow speed section, your really going to need it....
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    4corners14 Been here awhile

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  5. Lost Roadie

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    Yep, you are most correct, boiled it over last week in hot 90º temps on a long steep loose climb without any gear strapped to it.... fan moved up on the list. :wink:



    Thanks 4corners, life has recently thrown me quite a loop, not sure when I'm going to be able to travel on the FE now, but you know when I do there will be some photos to share. :freaky
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  6. Lost Roadie

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    Thanks for posting up Gary, your Berg Rally thread played a big role in my decision, pointing me towards deciding this should be my lightweight ADV bike. If it takes what you guys give it, then surely it should perform well for me and last many much less stressful non-race miles.
    Do you have any advice for those of us that might find ourselves riding the Husa for long periods of time droning along on roads, tarmac or gravel? For light duty riding like on gravel roads or easy trails what would you say would be a safe milage between oil changes?

    Is that skid plate/ tool box you have there anything us mere mortals can purchase anywhere?
    I would love to have a setup like that or the one the Lukas has on his Berg to carry my tools. :evil


    Cheers


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  7. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    Lost, here is the windscreen I use:

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    Got it from ProCycle. Only sold with 7/8" brackets, but I didn't use them anyways... I made my own GPS protector and just mounted the windscreen to it instead of the bars. I really like it, it's small enough to not catch much side wind and large enough to keep most of the wind off of my chest.

    APBlack, I really like my 17/19 wheelset for adventure riding. The wide rims and tires really give you a lot of confidence at speed on the pavement. I went for a 300 mile ride last weekend, it was a mix of pavement, gravel, and two track. When I did this ride on my dirt wheelset earlier this year, I was spent! The adventure wheels allow you to relax much more, they are so smooth with the heavier tires and cush drive hub. They really change the bike!

    I am biased obviously, but I love my trailer! I'm building myself a new one, I'm still running the original prototype that I built. The new one has a black wheel, only the shock will be red.... should look a little better. It will also have a "backbone" to hang bags off of. The big tub I currently use is great for commuting, but it's a little big for day trips and it is not water proof. The new trailer will have Pelican cases hanging on each side or just one and roto-pax gas cans on the other side. I'll post some pictures up when I have it done.

    Mike
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  8. Gany

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    Some pics on Manual's page here if they help?
    http://www.ladakar.com/2011/10/19/husaberg-dakar-tanks-preview/

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    I think if you contact force accessories they can make you one (3lt water, 2lt toolbox?): http://www.forceaccessories.com.au

    Curse you people, between you guys and Safariberg you are making me want to buy a 'berg!! More Husa-porn please!!
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  9. TwoWheelsGood

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    Hey Finn,

    Great thread, subscribed! Let's plan an ultralight camping + black diamond trail ride soon! I'm available next weekend :evil
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  10. Cruz

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    Fixed it for you!
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  11. cyborg

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    Response back from Force was $500 AUS + shipping. I'm thinking hard about this one...:deal
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  12. Lost Roadie

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    Thank you very much, just what I needed. :clap


    More Husa-porn to come. :wink:








    How about trying to get a group buy going cyborg?......







    Lukas, any word from your guy on his tool box/skid plates? Group buy from him maybe?...





    Let's do it, though I'm not available for a few weeks - I'm moving....
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  13. Lost Roadie

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    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/41634859?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="800" height="450" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>
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  14. Motorfiets

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    you're totally tilting he camera for those shots!!! :rofl
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  15. Lost Roadie

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    SSSHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! :wink:
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  16. GZPainter

    GZPainter A Scouser from Crete

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    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWW!!!!

    When this movie comes on the cinemas, Lost Rider???
    What Avengers and Indiana Jones??? THIS is much better!!! :clap:clap
    Bring it on!!!
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  17. MrBracket

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    ditto wow!! Nice video Lost! Is video work a hobby or do you do it as a proffession?? Nice work. I saw the other video title at the end that ended with "two up" do you ride double on your berg??
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  18. Lost Roadie

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    Thanks!

    I am a video professional, though I have more to do with the playback of live video at concerts or events more than editing or production.
    Media servers, large LED walls, projection, cameraman, etc.
    Honestly I spent very little time putting this together in iMovie on my Mac, it's just a template I filled in. :ear
    It takes a lot of effort to do any real moto-video editing, as why I usually just focus on photography as my hobby, but thought I'd have a little fun making this video..... more so poking fun at my solo trail adventures and my quest for GLORY than anything!:lol3
    I figured Barshoe would get a kick out of my 'Berg boiling over. :evil



    No 2up on the berg, I used to ride lots of dirt 2up on my 8GS and did some pretty big climbs ( for us), it amazed me how we could tractor up big hills, excellent traction with that much weight on the back tire combined with low gearing and lots of power made for good fun.
    We shall miss that kind of 2up fun, but I don't miss picking up a 480 pound bike.

    Nowadays we use her bike for 2up ADV riding when needed.


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    Thanks for the info on your windscreen, looks like it would do the trick to help protect me in the winter.

    Cheers!

    Finn
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  19. Smithers

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    Great video. I saw the two-up one as well. Great idea for a different perspective! Pics are awesome and I'll be emailing my friends them for motivation!
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  20. Parx400

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    DId you get rid of the F800?

    I really want to get a Fe570 but cant take on a 3rd bike right now.
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