The Husaberg 70º FE Adventure Traveler Thread

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

  1. BDG

    BDG Long timer

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    Looks like you’re in the States and I’m in the UK but I’m really smitten with your bike. Seriously can you pm me your bike spec and price, plus where you are. I think a mate would store it for me in Colorado till I either come over and use it or ship it home. I’m hoping it’s a 570 as good ones are very hard to find here. Thanks.
  2. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    I'm planning to give the GT fatty a try on my TE510, and maybe 330 on rear or stick with D606.
  3. Baggi'tard

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

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    Here's me blathering on about them almost 2 years ago, first ride out.


    still running them in this video, all rocky and rough stuff.
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  4. OneLostMoto

    OneLostMoto Been here awhile

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    Try the GT723 - it's miles ahead of the D606 in terms of grip. (also in terms of price! :-))
  5. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    What about longevity? Im feed up with tyres only lasting 2/3 rides. Im quite happy to compromise some traction for longevity.
  6. BDG

    BDG Long timer

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    I got 5000 miles out of a 723 on the back of my 690 riding to Mongolia, i was amazed though it was pretty dead by the time I got there
  7. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    5,000 miles! Id be happy with a third of that. Thanks.
  8. BDG

    BDG Long timer

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    It started to wear quick and I didn’t think it would last but magically the wear rate slowed down. It worked pretty well in everything except mud but fortunately we didn’t hit much mud. It got me from Uzbekistan all the way to Mongolia
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  9. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    You should consider going the Thumperracing route for larger capacity if OLM’s bike doesnt work out.
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  10. Baggi'tard

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

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    When Lyndon Poskitt first started out on R2P, he was running the GT Rally tires on Basil Bike (690 RR), he also got huge miles out of them, and he obviously rides hard and fast, and raced on them.

    Alan, nice pic of Goncalves. RIP.
  11. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Thanks Kyle. Yep, RIP.
  12. octopusenvy

    octopusenvy gravel grommit

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    It's what first attracted me to your bike and our conversations 'OLM'...and i do hope the ribs are reforming fast (and the lung)! I found the 723 to be best as well, and will return to one after I trash the rest of my Motoz Tractionator which is long lasting, but hard carcass (you could ride it safely with 0psi). The 216 fatty or the matched 723 front are both great. You get what you pay for with the GTs.

    And AussieADV and I are collab-ing on the tower! Other update...O H L I N S.

    Had a ride on my mate's 501 with front ohlins and was sold on the huge improvement. Just couldn't afford it until a crazy deal was found :)

    Thinking about a rendezvous in the PNW this summer!
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  13. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Jef, hang the expense of the Ohlins. Just get the right person to revalve your forks. Seriously!

    Also, talk to Bernie about Terry Hayes mods for the shock.
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  14. sorethumb

    sorethumb Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!

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    Took the Berg to Broxton. The single track kicked my ass because I suck. I beat the hell out of myself and the bike, and now have a funky front wheel "hop" on the road to sort out. At least the photographer was positioned in a spot where I wasn't on the ground!

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  15. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Back off 10% to go 10% quicker!

    What happens is when you back off a bit you flow better by finding a usable rhythm so in actual fact youll end up going quicker.
  16. Baggi'tard

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

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    Age old sports wisdom, slow is smooth, smooth is fast. :ricky

    And you know, you probably would have gone faster on a 390.. :rofl
  17. Dao1

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    ....life's too short to back that throttle off... :D:D:D:D:D
    [​IMG]

    btw....this pic's legit! Not photoshop'd. Bergs can fly!
  18. sorethumb

    sorethumb Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!

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    I will neither confirm, nor deny, searching for 390's in the days since. My riding buddy who was on a DRZ has been looking at 500-650's for more ADV style riding, and I have been searching for 390's and even 300 2T's. But it's not the equipment, it's my lack of skill. I really need to find an instructor or training camp.
  19. shortman

    shortman Beta 500 RS, X-Trainer 250 Supporter

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    U just need seat time
  20. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Probably the case. The larger capacities can create more fun (subjective) but can slow you down.