Husaberg 70 Degree Owners Thread!

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

  1. KTMInduro

    KTMInduro Off Road Montster Supporter

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    I just checked my 390 for the first time in 2 years also

    Aug 2018 245 hrs 8,600 km

    L R
    I 14 13
    E 14 15

    Aug 2020 310 hrs 11,000 km

    L R
    I 15 16
    E 14 15

    So one inlet finally went out of spec. I've changed out both inlet shims to get them back to 0.13 / 0.14

    I've also ordered the updated rocker arm shafts although the old ones still look ok.
  2. KTMInduro

    KTMInduro Off Road Montster Supporter

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    Plan was 0.13/0.14 but after installation of the existing rocker shafts just checked I have 0.12 / 0.12. I'll see if the new rocker shafts change the readings.

    On another note I finally took my FE 450 that I found neglected and unloved in Java last year. My first spin after 11 months of rebuilding her this afternoon. Wow this is going to be fun ! Love our bikes. 20200814_162446.jpg
  3. Dao1

    Dao1 Long timer

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    love that yellow frame!
    anyone know what that yellow paint code is?
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  4. KTMInduro

    KTMInduro Off Road Montster Supporter

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    RAL 1018. I bought 2 kg in the UK. It was enough for the frame and the shock spring and still have 1 kg left for the 2030 rebuild.
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  5. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Never had a hot engine problem either, and ride in hot temperatures a lot over here.
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  6. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Depends on what the bike will mostly be used for. If he is doing a trip when normally just trailrides. Id just do a spring rate. Most of us ride slower carrying gear up on trips.
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  7. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8 Supporter

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    Sure, but do yourself a favor and get your suspension properly set up. You will be amazed at the difference.
  8. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Ive had my suspension setup and resprung.
  9. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8 Supporter

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    Cool, from what you wrote I implied you recommended just changing springs.
    Good Riding!!
  10. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8 Supporter

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    Hope this helps.
    812 set up on my bike.
    I weighted my self and all my normal gear ( all clothing, 1/2 full hydration pack, spare fuel and minimal tool kit, camera and phone)
    This came to 235 pounds.
    812 is partnered with Race Tech and the springs came from Race Tech.

    Fnt: FRSP 435152 43.2x508mm .52KG
    REAR: SRSP 63x260 PDS P30

    812's recomended settings from suspension Dyno runs:
    Fnt comp: 14 Fnt Reb: 21
    Rear compHS: 2 Reb: 12
    CompLS: 14
    Total SAG: 115MM
    Fnt: 5wt oil
    Rear: 2.5wt
  11. HaveMotorcycleWillTravel

    HaveMotorcycleWillTravel Been here awhile... but not that long.

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    Hey guys,

    potential new lurker here wondering if 4500$ is a fair price for this 2011 FX450 w/ 29 hours.

    "Late model 2011/12 Husaberg. If not familiar, basically a European cross country/Enduro racing bike, built by Husqvarna. Super light, fast and in excellent shape. Never raced just ridden. It has super light weight upgraded rims, 18" rear, new sprockets and chain, FE wiring harness (can be made street legal), 2 seats (1 tall with extra pad), front and rear fender assemblies are new (still have the original, just replaced with different color). Very well maintained and lots of extra riding gear, boots, pants, jerseys, chest protectors, loading ramp, work stand, etc. All goes as a package and price is very firm. Message or text [hidden information]
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  12. Indy Unlimited

    Indy Unlimited Long timer

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    That bike looks to be in great shape. The motor will last 600 plus hours before a rebuild. Great motor!
    However key parts for the rebuild wont be available so you will need to part it out on Ebay down the road in 5 years or so.
  13. Baggi'tard

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    I know you didn't write this, but it's not made by Husqvarna, it's made by KTM. KTM bought Husaberg brand in mid or late 90s (and took the "Ready to Race" ad).

    What "key" parts are those and what's your evidence for this? As with any older bike of course the manufacturer could stop making spares, but KTM seems to offer spares for bikes a lot older than 15 years.
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  14. Indy Unlimited

    Indy Unlimited Long timer

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    Crank is main hard part to get. I purchased all parts for a complete rebuild last year my 570 has 650 hours and is ready for a rebuild. 570 piston is also an issue but not for a 450.
  15. HaveMotorcycleWillTravel

    HaveMotorcycleWillTravel Been here awhile... but not that long.

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    What reasons would one have to choose the fe570 over the fx450... and vice versa?
  16. NoelJ

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    120 reasons come to mind! Beyond that, the FX lacked lights and I think had a 19" rear wheel, as well as closer-ratio gearbox.
  17. SRG

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    Yep to both.

    The PO put a Sicass D/S kit to fix the lights and swapped out the 19" rear wheel for an 18" on my '10 FX450.

    The gearbox is closer ratio, but I have gotten used it and have it geared up a little for dualsport use.

    There are some other differences, no thermostat or fan on the FX.

    And the big one - FX's (being a competion bike) have the competion fuel/spark map.
  18. simple

    simple noob this

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    Back on the FE390 this week. Put some miles on it to test the gas tank fix. Thanks to noclassic for the heads up on the waterproof epoxy. Seems to work great if applied correctly. Fun to have ole blue back.

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  19. HaveMotorcycleWillTravel

    HaveMotorcycleWillTravel Been here awhile... but not that long.

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    How is the 19" on the rear? It seems that would be preferred to the 18 but you would lose some low end torque?
  20. jdubb75

    jdubb75 Vicarious Adventurer

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    19" rear wheels became a "standard issue" item for motocross bikes some years ago. Less sidewall and better handling on MX tracks. Enduro bikes stayed with the 18" rear for opposite reasons...more sidewall for more cushion over rocks, roots, etc and less pinch flats. The 19" will have less choices from a street legal dual sport tire standpoint.