The Husaberg 70º FE Adventure Traveler Thread

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

  1. SmileyRider

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  2. RememberTheFallen

    RememberTheFallen Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the help!

    Oddly enough, the guy selling that wheel had an add on here last week that had the same wheel in it. The thread was deleted because of a rule violation. I still PMed him and he said that someone backed out and that I could have it. I was ready to purchase but upon closer inspection noticed rust all around the nipples, spokes, and hub on the close photos he sent me. For that price I expect the wheel to be in a lot better shape! Before I could reply and change my mind he was banned on here ("temporarily" for an unrelated incident according to a mod) and I have not heard from since. He is brand new on here and that forum. Seems pretty shady. Thanks for the link though!

    I want to put a k60 on the Cush wheel and ride it like a true dual sport bike. I would keep my stock wheel with a d606 on it for aggressive off road. You think the Cush wheel will hold up to that?


    * in that link Motorfiets (from this forum) called dibs on the wheel 9 mins after the above post. Evidently he joined ktm forums after seeing the post Smiley Rider made to call dibs on it! Being the nice guy that I am I advised him of the situation! LOL.
  3. Motorfiets

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    and I thank you for the heads up!!! :lol3

    as for a cush drive wheel - I actually ordered a hub from my dealer cause I gave up trying to find a wheel - this wheel popped up and I'm glad you pointed it out to me! :freaky
  4. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Hi Joe, at Woody's if you send in your rear wheel you can get ~$50 to $100 credit for your OEM hub, and if you go with the cast 640 cush hub (which Woody's also sells) you save another $100, and if you go with regular spokes instead of the super-beefy SS spokes they sell you save even more.

    I don't care about having 2 sets of wheels for the 390, it's meant primarily for offroad, but will see a lot of pavement too on longer mixed rides where there's no luxury of changing complete wheels. I wanted the cush hub before the spline ended up like Lost's. :huh

    I have no worries about the RAD cush hub holding up to or affecting tough technical offroad rides. A simliar cush hub holds up to double the HP on my KTM990 just fine.
  5. Lost Roadie

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    I would call woody for some hard numbers from the horses mouth with the various options. I also wouldn't spend the same amount on the oem hub and carrier as a RAD hub. If you can afford the oem hub and carrier, you can afford the RAD hub. Woody will sell you just one of those too.

    I would also check the "completed listings" rate for a KTM wheel on eBay to get a fair market price analysis to see what you'll be able to get for yours if you want to go that route vs a trade in or rim swap.

    While I did wait too long, I've been looking, researching and trying to figure the best/cheapest way to get a strong Cush hub wheel on my bike since I bought it.
    In the end, buying a Woodys made most sense for the long run, or ride if you will. The small difference to have full on woodys wheel i wouldn't bend made sense for me, took me a while to get there, but no regrets. I've not been able to bend a Woodys wheel in the past, if I'm already spending $600 for the hub, then I want the whole package.

    There's lots of talk a few pages back in the owners thread with options and numbers getting discussed, but i would call Woody or Zach before making a decision. good luck.


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  6. Brian011952

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    I installed a new Seat Concepts foam and cover today. After going for a short ride, i immediately questiond why I had waited so long to get rid of that 2x4 the Husaberg came with from the factory that's called a seat. Just saying, the new seat feels pretty nice.
  7. Brian011952

    Brian011952 Been here awhile

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    Ok, so I looked into the skid plate/tool box on page 18 of this forum, and decided to build it instead of buy it since the cost was prohibitive considering the current exchange rate. I don't feel like I'm stealing a design either, because I had already spotted one of these on another rider's bike and considered building a similar one a long time before this company started building this one. Ok, that said, I have cut everything out of cardboard and fitted it all together giving me a good pattern and I have ordered the aluminum plate. The more I look at this though, the more I consider turning it into an extra fuel tank instead. Any thoughts?
  8. BogeyMan

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    Well, if you can built one of reasonable quality, and feel like making an extra one (or two), I'm sure you could recoup some costs selling them here... I'd buy one if it was in the $150 ballpark.
  9. rensho

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    You would store fuel, or a fuel container? If fuel, how would you get it up to the tank level?
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    finally getting the berg into some decent adventure riding, just finished seven days and 2300km offroad through eastern australia. the berg handled everything brilliantly, just falling in love with it a bit more every ride...

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  11. Brian011952

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    I could sell the pattern on here for a few bucks and you could have your own fabricated, but the aluminum alone is around $100-$120 with shipping. I am planning on doing all the cutting and bending then having a welder friend put it together at $45 per hour for welding time. I figure I'll be into it $250 by the time I'm done. I wish it could be done for $150. :huh
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    There are two possible ways I'm considering. First, using a snowmobile lift pump. These pumps are a vacume operated, the only issue will be finding the correct vacume source. I think I already have that figured out and the pumps are cheap. The second route is to just place a micro electric fuel pump in line and use it to transfer fuel to the 70 degree tank that I already have on the bike.

    And, yes, believe it or not, I run low on fuel quite often even with the 70 degree tank. :eek1
  13. BogeyMan

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    Just goes to show I (and probably most others) don't have a clue. I had no idea that aluminum plate was so expensive. Thanks for updating me (and opening my eyes). If you're willing to share your pattern for a few $$$, PM me and we can take it from there.
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    When I finish mine, I'll put the pattern on a single sheet of paper for a 36x36 sheet of aluminum and make it available. I'll make a reccommendation also on which aluminum to use since there are large differences in aluminum, some bends, some breaks, some can be welded, and some can't. I'll also give a link to where I found a custom aluminum filler neck and aluminum 3/8th in NPT bungs that come ready to be welded onto the tank. When I'm done, I'll post a few pics and make the pattern and info available.
  15. SmileyRider

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    B1 that was an excellent video, if you don't mind my asking, what kind of hardware did you use to mount your camera? I am planning on doing a couple of videos and I am looking to use as few mounts as possible. So versitility is key.
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    most of that was hand held. the gopro is stuck to a flattened piece of alloy tube that doubles up as "boot cam" and can be slipped down the side of a boot and faced forward or backward. got a pic of it on this thread. main issue is it tends to get a bit shaky even when i'm trying to hold it steady. side mounting to the helmet is a lot steadier, plus you get to ride with two hands, but you don't have the versatility of angles...

    :lol3 it does look a bit stupid in retrospect. but we had to detour so many times off our planned route, and when we came to that broken bridge we couldn't face backtracking yet again. so when i made it up on to the bridge i kind of got carried way with riding off it. if i'd messed it up it was only a four foot drop into water and soft sand thankfully...
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    Bloody brilliant B1. I am glad the music didn't over power the music like some do.

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    I think we have the same number, mine are just much much smaller!
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