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May 23rd, 2012, 08:51 AM   #11
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Re: 570 Baja 1000 set up

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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.
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Re: 570 Baja 1000 set up

Thanks for the advice. I emailed Dale yesterday so just waiting to hear back from him. Having someone who races desert and knows these bikes would be an asset. Most tuners up here have never seen a desert before, they just do MX, SX setups and it shows. Personally I'm a fan of Evans NPGR. I've used it in a number of race bikes and have had great results. I only use Engine Ice in late season riding where the temps get below 0. Any suggestions on gearing? Point to point run this year so lots of fast straights. I was thinking 14/48, any ideas?
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Re: 570 Baja 1000 set up

I have no race experience so will leave any setup suggestions to the pro's, but maybe this long thread on ADV can help you get your bike setup:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=301067


Good luck, hopefully I'll be there for the race!
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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. Thanks for the info on the tires, I'll take a closer look at the Dunlops. The Michelin AC10's have a speed rating of 86 mph which makes me a little worried so maybe the Dunlops are the answer. Were you running dust covers on the air filter? How many miles were you getting from a filter before it had to be replaced? We changed ours out on the KTM 300 every 200 miles on race day but they had allot of rain a couple days before the race so dust was minimal. Hoping I can get by with changing filters on the berg every 200 miles this year.
I got an FE450 09 and found it WAAY too tall for really good woods riding. so i got SuperPlush in SF to lower it. At first i lowered it 1.5" (oops) and it felt like an xr100. then they changed it to .75" and did their magic on the bike. its a totally different bike. Highly recommend their service: Super Plush Suspension
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I was thinking 14/48, any ideas?
I used 15/52 in Marocco. Max. speed was 163km/h before I went out of guts.
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I used 15/52 in Marocco. Max. speed was 163km/h before I went out of guts.
Hah!! i'm betting that was fun
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Extra spark plug and boot that attaches to the cap. Have seen failures of these items thinking it was the fuel pump but turned out to be the spark plug then when the bike would get wet the boot caused problems

X 2 Dale for suspension he even favors the open chamber forks that you have on the 2009 570

Helmet lights with cree leds lower amperage draw

Grip warmers get the ame they are supper efficient but its the entire grip they are very firm. You could set it up and swap the grips out they clamp on



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