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July 16th, 2009, 07:35 AM   #1
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2000 fe600 vs 2002 fc470

I've been doing a bunch of research on these two bikes and am curious as to what you guys think of these bikes for desert riding with tight rock sections as much as full throttle dirt roads...
Will the 470 handle that kind of use? Are parts going to kill me vs the 600? I'm riding a crf450r right now and hate it off road, most of my time is spent working the clutch, would it be the same with a strung out 470?
I like the idea of the 470 bc it does not have electric start and it looks like I can get a 4 gallon tank for it, I've read the 600 will shred tires in the hills pretty quick! I'm 6 foot 200 pounds and get to be pretty agressive offroad, I keep both wheels mostly on the ground, but do like to do the occasional 25 foot double.
What say you? Do neither of theses bikes fit my purpose?

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July 16th, 2009, 08:11 PM   #2
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Sounds like you need to put a Rekluse in the CRF.
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July 16th, 2009, 08:27 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by berger
Sounds like you need to put a Rekluse in the CRF.
its not my bike, a friend of my wife owns too many toys and does not have enough time!
I have a defender bc it's interesting in many aspects, the husaberg reminds me of it!

so you have no other input? i'm leaning towards the 470 even though i know its a bad idea, i can't help myself
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The 600 would make a good dualsport bike. The 470 is more similar to the CRF.
In my opinion , pre 04 husabergs are project bikes. Project's meaning they take and require alot of TLC. Having patience and a good mechanical apptitude is a must. It also helps to own another bike if you like to ride.
My suggestion is to read through "the owners doc" so as to make an informed decission.
Here is the link.
http://www.husaberg.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
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I read through the owners doc thing it was the most helpful thing i read so far, it's very hard to search this site i guess bc the stuff people put in their signatures shows up in the search results...
the 470 in question has alot of upgrades, was ridden for about two years and has not had much love since then, the owner says it won't idle and the carb needs a good cleaning... I'm a computer engineer, i work with two dozen electrical and mechanical engineers, so getting to the bottom of some issues isn't too hard...
I'm worried that i'll spend tons of money on parts, which from the depths of the internet seems to be true...
the 600 has dead estart, i won't be doing the dual sport thing with this bike
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Post 2000 are project bikes until 2004 and even then you have to manage the maintenance really well. ...I have the feeling that I already have posted in this thread, was it removed?,...
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Originally Posted by Smorgasbord
Post 2000 are project bikes until 2004 and even then you have to manage the maintenance really well. ...I have the feeling that I already have posted in this thread, was it removed?,...
Thread started 14 hours ago. Did you post to it recently?
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ahm the 600 doesn't have to shred tyres, it could of course if required but it doesn't have to.

i weigh 158lbs. personally I feel that a 650 has only just enough engine capacity to proviode nice smooth useable power and tourque over a wide rev range without needing a new piston every 30 hrs.

the idea of CC class limits being passed on from top level competition right down to the masses is rediculous for general trail riders

how was it said? "homologated intake restrictors" for the top level competition class limits would result in a cheaper more reliable and freindly power output alternative in engines for the general dirtbiking population.

my advice at 200lbs is ... go big
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Even on the tight twisty stuff? Would it be fair to say parts are relatively easier to come by for the 600?
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Thread started 14 hours ago. Did you post to it recently?
Your'e right, at closer inspection I realize I mixed it up with this thread: http://www.husaberg.org/index.php?na...wtopic&t=10306

"homologated intake restrictors", that would be interesting, just imagine the ideal cam timing to be used together with such contraptions.
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