The Husaberg 70º FE Adventure Traveler Thread

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

  1. BaronVonDarrin

    BaronVonDarrin Been here awhile

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    Yea I figured ditching that exhaust would help with weight a lot/bit.

    Its tough to make a decision. I suppose one way I get a little more road manners and the other I get a little more dirt manners. I am sure either one will feel worlds easier than my 950?
  2. GalacticGS

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    The 570 has a "COOL" factor that cannot be matched! :thumb


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  3. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Nice thread guys - I will stick around and watch this one
  4. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    i put a post up on the unofficial berg site but don't think there are too many adv riders over there.

    basically can't afford decent luggage or aftermarket fuel tanks etc for a while due to actually buying the berg. i'm finding that a dry bag from camping stores does the trick for small loads, just bungee strapped down and with rubber strips stuck to the fender that stop the bag moving around due to its rubberised finish. this has worked great for day rides...

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    next step is for the overnighters. i've got a flat-based 5 liter jerry can that fits in well and still allows plenty of room for luggage. i haven't tested this over rough terrain yet but basically i'm wondering if it will be fine with enough bungee straps on it? i'm a bit of noob to luggage and just want to make sure it all stays on, even if i'm resorting to budget options.

    just wondering what's the heaviest load you guys have safely had on the rear for long trips? or more accurately, has anyone damaged their subframe, and how heavy was the luggage? there is an upcoming ride where i'd probably need a 10 liter jerry can, so i figure i'd have about 15kg on the rear (i'd keep the jerry can mostly over the seat to minimize stress to the subframe).

    i don't know if it would all be getting too top heavy and unstable, but pictured it would be something like below. on top is a kriega 10 liter tail bag i use for day rides. it would just have light soft luggage in it.

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    any tips appreciated. i know i really need the giant loop bags and underseat tank etc, but they are probably six months of being affordable. :cry
  5. Cruz

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    Hate bungy cords and they can be friggin dangerous when they let fly or come loose and wrap around your rear wheel.

    Buy a good set of Andy Straps, Rok Straps or similar, a lot stronger, a lot more secure and won't let your bag move around much. Super Cheap had some decent dry bags on sale last week, surprising quality for the price.

    Recommend Kriega gear otherwise for less of an outlay than the Giant Loop type. Also look at a quality backpack to carry your lighter gear that may take up room. Again, Kriega make some very comfortable back packs designed for bike use.
  6. digga1111

    digga1111 bann ed

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    personally, i try not to carry fuel on the rear at all. it hammers on the up and down motion and is a lever in the side to side. i believe it is the clincher in a broken sub frame. your bike looks awsome. shoulda bought that dakar preped one. what are the oil change intervals?
  7. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    + 1 on that Digga.

    That Dakar bike would be nice all right, oil change if bike worked hard is at 1000 klm or ridden normally (?) you can get 1500 - 2000 klm.
  8. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    cheers cruz. not a big fan of the bungee straps either, even if they are berg colours. :lol3

    yep, dealer said 1000km and i'll stick with that even though i'm never revving her hard. i'd like to extend the oil capacity but the running the oil lines into the frame for an extra 800ml like this guy did all looks beyond my extremely limited mechanical abilities.

    rekluse auto clutch should arrive tomorrow so hopefully have fitted up for this weekend.

    cruz, have you messed around the positioning of the front forks in the triple clamps for adventure riding? i find the 570 turns on a dime in the dirt but just feels a bit twitchy at 100kmh on the highway. i was thinking of dropping the forks in the triple clamps a tad to see if i get a bit more stability. the forks currently sit about 5mm above the top of the clamps.
  9. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Mine are close to level at the top fork crown but are more stable than standard after Dave did my suspension front and back.
  10. frostyuk

    frostyuk Been here awhile

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    HI all

    just got some of the new kriega rack loops to hold my trail kit on my berg, having the kriega us-5 and us-10 already these seemed a good idea and no un-necessary straps etc to catech on anything. at a later date i can expand to the full overlander-30 setup if needs be.
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  11. B1

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    moved the forks down through the triple clamps till they were flush with the top of the clamps (e.g. raised the front of the bike). through heaps of gnarly stuff yesterday and she still turned well, plus had some more stability at 100 kmh on the tar. i think this will suit my mix of dirt and adv riding.

    re: earlier discussion on the te630 and fe570 for adv riding, personally i think the advantage the husky has over the berg on bitumen is quite small with the increased stability at speed now, compared to the huge advantage of the berg once you are off road (although the berg could really use the 12 liter tank). it's a frikkin awesome bike...
  12. Cruz

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    Takes close to 13 lites to fill them both.

    Certainly makes life a bit easier if you are riding any distance, and you don't even know it is on the bike.

    What settings do you have the rear suspension on, and what is your sag?

    You may find that the front becomes more stable on the road when you get the rear suspension setting right.
  13. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    cruz, haven't even touched the suspension as it worked so well straight off the showroom floor. i guess i could always opt for a bit more rear sag if i want it even more stable at speed. but pretty happy now. and fitted the rekluse exp auto-clutch this arvo so keen to try it out tomorrow in the gnarly stuff. if anyone is interested i popped some husaberg info on a blog about husaberg fe570 fe450 fe390 mods.
  14. Lost Roadie

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    While there's no traveling on the Husa in my near future, I did manage to squeeze in one last ride up the coast to play in the sand before I left town to work a few weeks ago&#8230; :evil
    I still don't really have an solid opinion about the Trials tire&#8230;. no love or no hate, but I doubt I'll run one again. One thing for sure, after a 140 mile pavement ride to get to the beach the knobs were noticeably wearing. Forward traction on various terrain is good, but the cornering leaves a lot to be desired, but that's to be expected I guess with a square tire.


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  15. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    All loaded up for a camping adventure. :getiton

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    A full camp stuffed into 24liters

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    I have 3 Medium (8 liter) Wolfman Rolie dry sacks on the bike. My goal was to stuff a full camp into this 24 liter/1464 cu in space.

    - Rolie #1, Tent with rainfly and footprint, tent stakes, air pad, pillow. It&#8217;s full.
    -Rolie #2, Stove, food (breakfast, trail munchies, dinner for 3 days), utensils, kitchen sink (aka bucket) & camp soap, water filter, collapsible 1 gal dromendary for camp water, spare front tube, tow rope, small first aid kit, camp shoes.
    -Rolie #3, +15 down bag, extra layers of clothing for cold, swim trunks.
    -Tent stakes strapped outside.
    -Tool Tube: basic tools, tire irons.
    -Kriega 15 Backpack: Water system, camera, sunglasses, headlight, hat, sun lotion, Klim GoreTex jacket shell, shell rain pants, air pump, one day&#8217;s worth of trail munchies, mini-shovel.

    Did I say kitchen sink?

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    Rangers say you gotta have a bucket and shovel to be legal for camping in fire hazard areas, so I have a mini-shovel and 10liter kitchen sink.

    Did I miss anything? :deal

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    More later...

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  16. B1

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    nice looking setup, cyborg. a few of us will be doing our first camping trip soonish so interested in how the bags on the side strap on to the bike. do the straps run around and under the side panels? to date we've just had luggage strapped to the top which has been fine for day trips. had a pic of it on the previous page, and this fe570 vid shows various ways we've been strapping small loads to the bergs.
  17. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Hi B1, thanks and fun video, but I didn't see any strappings :rolleyes: just fun riding! As for strapping on, for any of the brands, I borrowed shamelessly from an idea James Renazco showed me, namely: I took a Dremel tool with a disc cutter wheel and sliced very thin cuts in the rear fender plastic for exactly where I needed the straps. In this case the Wolfman saddlebag harness. I have more detailed pix but that will have to wait until after the trip I'm on. Will be mostly out of reach of the Internet for a week.
  18. Cruz

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    B1, what is the luggage setup you are using at the moment?

    How is the 570 compared to other bikes you are out and traveling with?
  19. BogeyMan

    BogeyMan Been here awhile

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    Got any close-ups of how/where you cut the plastic for the Rollie bag mount "harness" (or rack) whatever you wanna call it?

    I've got a medium and two smalls for overnight (non-camping) trips. But I'm planing on getting a couple of mediums for a similar setup.

    Like it. :freaky
  20. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    I just got back from a really rough trip using this setup and it held up very well. Info and pix will have to wait a bit since I'm worn out right now. As for cutting the slots, see post #157 above it's a thin slot the width of the strap, and just enough to slip the strap through. I "eyballed" them in, and the rear ones were a bit tricky.