Husaberg '09 FE570 rallye bike build

Discussion in 'Australia' started by SafariBerg, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. guymcfly

    guymcfly Banned

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    If you can give me a container # when its going to be shipped I can get the lads to keep an eye open for it (the clerks will let us know when it gets thru the gate) - and I'll tell the lads to make sure its handled properly: just to give you a little more peace of mind.
  2. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    thats the plan

    want to get used to riding on the other side of the road as well :D


    re the front end, yeah its busy, but all the Dakar bikes are the same, everyone has the same gear on them, just have to adapt to it, plus the aim is a finish so the pace will be conservative, got to look after both body & bike
  3. mcc66

    mcc66 Been here awhile

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    Great write up, fantastic looking bike.
    Best of luck for Dakar, will be keeping an eye on results to check on your progress.
    :thumb :thumb
    Michael
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  4. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Sentinal crash warning flasher light on top right

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    Speedox sensor

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    First aid kit in front of the MD roadbook holder

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    Satellite pick ups

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    All done bar a bit of tidy up with the wiring around the fairing

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    who is the first to spot the blooper ??? :lol3

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    getting it ready to pack in the crate, front wheel off, bars off & GPS bracket off and its in :rayof

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    Nice shiny new 2010 570 motor as a spare, only got here this morning, :knary just in time

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    Got the Tardis full and all the lids on, then the 4x4 roof racks had to go on the outside, 10mm too big for the inside :(: oh well plans of mice & men :lol3

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    and off she goes :clap :clap :clap


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    Just want to thank Bryan and Monica of Seadoo West here in Perth, it would not have happened without them. Bryan is the most experienced rallye bike builder in Perth, he has done all our Safari Bergs the last 3 years, and was previously rallye mechanic on the KTM Australia Safari team from 1999 to 2002 wrenching for WA KTM 660RR rider Tim Fitzharding. Also Bryan is no slouch as a rallye rider, he took out 3rd outright at the Condo 750 back in about 1996 or there abouts :bow

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    And Matt Gould of Wanneroo Motorcycles Perth's Husaberg dealer, thanks again for all the help Matt.


    Now its time to focus on other things :deal
  5. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Great job Garry, both yourself and from the great team of supporters you have behind you helping with the whole team effort! :clap

    The bike looks a treat... :thumb Bet you would have liked to have another month up your sleeve though eh...? :wink:

    Well it's all in the box now... :1drink

    Just a couple of questions about the build;

    1. Any extra oil cooler/tank (along the lines of the CPW KTM's on the Safari)... or you running with the standard oil capacity?

    2. Those HID lamps you fitted must be powerful units mate... :eek1 to light the way through that white headlamp cover... :lol3

    3. With all the satellite sensors, micro-wave dishes and GPS infra-red homing device gizmo's on the front of the thing Garry (that's a helluva lotta electrics and wiring* )... what happens if someone makes a call on their cell phone within 10 meters of the bike...?! :huh Does your pacemaker shut down... or does one just piss one's self involuntarily? :lol3

    (old blokes like us need to be be aware of all the consequences mate...:wink: ).

    * Crickey, the amount of extra search/rescue and safety tracking stuff that is required for Dakar, over and above - for example a Safari prepped bike - is staggering eh?!


    Once again, great job on the build... looks the good... hope it does a great job for you in January!
  6. Hill Billy

    Hill Billy Part-time Adventurer

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    The bike looks good Garry.
    I guess the fairing sticker will be the right way up when the bike is upside down. hopefully you can avoid that situation.

    Good luck mate.
  7. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Well spotted HB, a beer is on your way :D

    yeah the graphics guy got the fairing panels upside down, fortunately correct ones are on their way, so a little job to do in BA, got a couple of jokes about the bike being from " Team Down Under" :lol3 :lol3

    and YES staying sunny side up is the plan for the day, every day :nod
  8. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    I tell you its a real relief to have it on its way at last :jkam
  9. JayBo1

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    If that's a picture of you sunning yourself and sipping on a drink with an umbrella in it, would you like to join me on a few pushbike training rides? You have some training to catch up on I believe!:lol3 So far you've made it through the "entry" phase and through the "bike prep" phase. Now you've got the "body prep" phase, the "Visa and Visa" phase, the "catch a few flights and deal with jet lag" phase, the "get through scrutineering" phase and then the real work starts! You get your umbrella drink in February.:freaky ... I'll shout you the first round upon presentation of your finishers medal:deal .
  10. troy safari carpente

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    WOOO HOOO! Drill Sargent Jaybo1 front and center! :devildog :thumb Way to whip that Dakar recruit into shape... :clap

    "Yes Sir Master Chief Sir...!" :devildog

    Booyah Marine! :lol3 :lol3

    Now (I for one) would like to see this thread enter a new phase; :deal

    "SafariBerg BOOT CAMP!" :D :D :D

    Some ride reports from an epic MTB ride or two from you and John... :wink: Some info' on your training regime, diet, mental and physical prep... GREAT STUFF... It'll be like having our own school science project to follow...:lol3

    We're all behind you Garry! :clap :clap :clap
  11. InertiaDRZ400

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    Bike looks the buisness! Good luck with the rest of the prep!
  12. kiwipeet

    kiwipeet Uber Cyber Loafer

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    The bike is looking awesome Gary :thumb

    Can't wait to see the final product and see it racing in January.

    I wish you and the team all the best for the Dakar

    peet
  13. JayBo1

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    I rang the Bergmiester yesterday and caught him in the gym so he's onto it :lift :clap :lift :gdog
  14. guymcfly

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    Its on here - Or will be as soon as I load it!:D
  15. guymcfly

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    Now it really is on...right down in that hold...and thats 35.6 metric tons of steel hatch cover that will keep it there during the voyage to Singapore. Its then shipped on on a Mearsk vessel; probably the Gateshead by the sound of it.
  16. troy safari carpente

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    The OziBerg's on the "slow boat to china" then... then on to Argentina?

    How is Rallye (Rob P's) KTM travelling there... are they together? :ear
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    Nice job, can't wait to see a west Aussie lad on the
    dakar.


    :lurk

    Mezo.
  18. JayBo1

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    Rob's bike made it onto the tourist route - ship to France then a free ride on ASO's dinghy to BA. So they're not travelling together. It's like top company directors can't share the same plane - it's a security measure to ensure we get at least one West Aussie to the start line:lol3 .
    Damn I wish my bike was going too!:cry
  19. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Thanks Guy :clap :clap :clap really appreciate you keeping an eye on it.

    Rallye's bike crate plus 2 others, one with tyres & camping gear, the other with all the spares, quickshades, a dismemebered 570 etc, left for Le Harve at the begining of Oct.

    From Le harve those 3 crates go to Argentina on the ASO ship with all the others loading up from EU. It was quite a bit cheaper to send via Le Harve and ASO as the France - Argentina leg is free to all competitors.

    But we needed the extra few weeks to finalise the berg build so that's why its now going direct to BA via Singapore.

    On the way back all the crates will via Le Harve.
  20. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Yesterdays programme was

    6:00-6:45 hrs RPM gym cardio cycling session 45mins
    6:45-7:00 hrs 15mins static rowing for the forearms

    16:30-17:20 20km cycle home from work
    18:30-19:15 RPM gym cardio cycling session 45mins
    19:15-20:00 weights arms & shoulders, finish off with 10 mins static rowing

    Today was

    6:45-7:05 10km cycle to work

    16:30-17:20 20km cycle home from work
    19:00-20:00 weights arms & shoulders, finish off with 10 mins static rowing
    20:15-20:35 3.5km run