May 23rd, 2012, 08:51 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
From: Winter Park, Florida
Re: 570 Baja 1000 set up
Originally Posted by wanted1
That would be great, I'm a little nervous about doing the suspension on the Berg. I've had my other bikes done by Race Tech and they always come back feeling way to stiff, almost MX like. I want to keep it plush enough to be comfortable but stiff enough top handle higher speeds.
DALE E O SUSPENSION is the only way to go. First, he is a desert racer and true Husaberg lover. Second, he just completed the suspension on my second FX-450. This time, I needed a little stiffer in some parts of the stroke to handle high-speed sand whoops but without losing supple control over the slippery roots we have in our series here in Florida. The bike came back amazing. Now, my first was already great but I have improved as a rider and he properly figured our what to do and it is nothing short of fantastic. So I highly suggest talking to Dale.
On the Engine Ice, I do not think it is great. We routinely have 90 to 100 degree weather with no circulation as we wind through swamp and forest single track here in Florida. I found that the Engine Ice boiled over nearly as bad as the factory installed products, even with the fan kit installed. I went to Prestone 30% and distilled water 70% with Redline Water Wetter and it has not boiled over since and the fan runs much less. Even marking trail and pulling arrows on the FX-450, meaning idling every 50 yards or so with it in gear but on the Rekluse it never whimpered or spit at me.