Husaberg 70 Degree Owners Thread!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by KayaKTM, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. NoClassic

    NoClassic Been here awhile

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  2. jdubb75

    jdubb75 Vicarious Adventurer

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    Quite aggravating. He was posting pictures of his "scores" on the 70° Facebook group in December and then started listing it all for sale a month later... But, like you said, if you want some what can you do?
  3. Dualsport4ever

    Dualsport4ever Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yup. Capitalism at its worst, so to speak (IMHO).
  4. capeters

    capeters Adventurer

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    Thanks guys.
  5. Jonesn

    Jonesn Lost in the woods RIPN IT UP!

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    I found mine @ Hyde Racing but can't seem to get their website up for some reason.... or I wuda posted a link. I do remember them being a little highly priced for 2 pieces of plastic. Work as advertised though
  6. tom lurge

    tom lurge What could possibly go wrong!

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    I removed mine to have a look and found some small spots of rust. As I'm not wearing heavy steel-enforced footwear I decided to leave them off (but no, I'm not planning to sell them, sorry ;-).
  7. Huskyfatman

    Huskyfatman Stinky Wizzleteats

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    https://www.hyderacing.net/index.ph...0-4-stroke/husaberg-450-4-stroke-frame-guards

    I found some listed from Hyde, but can’t vouch if they’re still available.

    I have a couple of their skid plates but prefer aluminum better out here in land of high speed rocky g-outs.
  8. Jonesn

    Jonesn Lost in the woods RIPN IT UP!

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  9. jdubb75

    jdubb75 Vicarious Adventurer

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    I've been thinking about removing mine, covering the frame with some clear 3M adhesive film I have and then reinstalling the protectors. I figured dirt, dust, etc was probably going to get behind them and possibly cause some issues.
  10. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard If I don't answer I'm ridin' or shootin' Supporter

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    It will, they do. When I got my bike, there was a little dirt, rust, and rubbed off paint on the frame. I doubt that much would have rubbed off without the guards. I'll likely take them off and paint the area with DupliColor bedliner when/if I do it again.
  11. simple

    simple noob this

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    Stoked to take the blue beast out after many months of hibernation

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  12. jlpred

    jlpred Been here awhile

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    Questions.

    1) Anyone with Factory Connection suspension? Is it worth it? It's pretty spendy. Any other options out there?

    2) Same as above only for Warp9 cush wheels. I know 640 rear is possible, but tough to find and I need new rims/bearings anyway.
  13. jlpred

    jlpred Been here awhile

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    Triple clamp case savers initial impression.... Saw Hyde version posted above, these are half the cost (still $$ tho).

    Likes: They match :). Metal spacers to keep from collapsing plastic. Will protect stock cases.

    Dislikes: The clutch side was hitting my rear brake return spring. Filed a notch to relieve. Not a big deal really. More a big deal, they require longer fasteners. All are included but the clutch side front. That one is super long (reuse stock). The others are Allen heads. I would've like them to be the same hex/torx as stock just longer. Nick pick? Sure, but I'm an attention to detail type.

    All in all I'd buy again. Fast shipping and a fair price.
  14. jdubb75

    jdubb75 Vicarious Adventurer

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    For the first time in my life I think I have a little van envy.
  15. Huskyfatman

    Huskyfatman Stinky Wizzleteats

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    Saaaweeet rig man!!!:super
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  16. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard If I don't answer I'm ridin' or shootin' Supporter

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    1) yes, mine came with the upgrade, so I dunno how much it costs (was about $300 when I sent the shock back for a rebuild, mistakenly I thought it was leaking, don't think it was). But it was worth it for me, the suspension is 100% awesome and came setup for my weight and "compliant woods" riding, and it truly is the best tracking suspension I've had. I've always found suspension money is worth it (far more than loud exhausts...).
  17. simple

    simple noob this

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    Thanks! Not bad for '96 yeah.
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  18. tom lurge

    tom lurge What could possibly go wrong!

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    Another thing has caught my attention lately: at the gas grip both accelerator cable sockets are broken. That leads to multiple questions:
    - can this be a cause for engine vibrations?
    - why 2 accelerator cables (and only 1 cylinder)?
    - do I have to remove the tank again to change them?
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  19. PABiker

    PABiker Anywhere but here

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  20. adrianbrewster

    adrianbrewster Been here awhile

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    Educate me!

    I took this 2009 husaberg FE450 in on trade for my ktm I sold recently and really don’t know anything about it. The bike seems to have some nice upgrades but I’m really not sure what something like this is worth. I will likely end up selling or trading the bike because I’m really after the new ktm 300 TPI. Can you guys give me an idea of what this bike should sell for? I know these bikes have a bit of a cult following.
    Here are the upgrades I know about -

    New battery
    New D606 (150 miles)
    MT16 up front with 90%
    Radiator guards
    Ceramic header and mid pipe (no boiling gas issues)
    Heat shield
    Radiator Fan
    Aftermarket coolant hoses
    Trailtech headlight
    Baja designs buttons on the bars
    Cycra Hand guards
    Renthal High Fat bars
    Powdercoated cases
    70deg subframe tank with small hole that needs to be patched.

    Bike has 4350 miles and about 225 hours on it. I’ll need to double check!

    Thanks for any info you all can provide! This bike is sweet!