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November 22nd, 2009, 03:48 PM   #1
 
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'09 FE570 Issues???

Hey Guys....Any issues I should be wary of concerning before purchasing an '09 FE570??
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Yes I'm glad I had this opportunity to warn you. The FE570 is a home-wrecker, You will love this bike so much that you will constantly ramble on about it to the point that your wife will become jealous, not to mention that you will want to spend every waking moment riding her.
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Re: '09 FE570 Issues???

Originally Posted by duckracer
Hey Guys....Any issues I should be wary of concerning before purchasing an '09 FE570??
No real issues to speak of.
My only suggestion is to spring it and set the sag and suspension as per the owners manual before you ride it.
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Thanks for the info guys. Just heading out for my first ride on my new 570!!
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Hey duck, congrats on the 570. I'm leaving Husky's and moving to Berg's. Was heading towards the 450, but many I have spoken to recommend the 570. Might be something to do with weighing about 120kg's with all gear on. Love to hear anyone's thoughts on the main differences in riding characteristics between the two bikes. Initially thought the 570 might be a bit too big for tighter single trail stuff. Maybe not????

Looking forward to your ride reports.
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i have the 450 with a fmf 4.1 and very happy with the power and don't need any more (100kg in gear)
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Originally Posted by Blueberger
Hey duck, congrats on the 570. I'm leaving Husky's and moving to Berg's. Was heading towards the 450, but many I have spoken to recommend the 570. Might be something to do with weighing about 120kg's with all gear on. Love to hear anyone's thoughts on the main differences in riding characteristics between the two bikes. Initially thought the 570 might be a bit too big for tighter single trail stuff. Maybe not????

Looking forward to your ride reports.
Could you let us know where you live...single track in one area is not like single track in another...Moab single track is way different than the single track we ride here in Alberta. We'll be able to give you a much better answer with a little more info.

the 570 is a great bike, especially for bigger guys. Also, do you like to lug bikes or make the motor rev...
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Hey Guys,
I've honestly haven't ridden the bike enough to give a balanced opinion, unfortunately winter has settled in here in Ontario.
What I can tell you from my initial experience with the bike, is that it has yet to have left me wanting. Whether I was in eastern single track (80% of what I ride),or on submerged corduroy, or on loose pack fire roads, the bike performed flawlessly.
In my opinion the 450/570 are identical machines, the only difference is power delivery. I would argue it is impossible to be unhappy with either of these machines, they are the pinnacle of off road motorcycle design, and we are truly living in the golden age of motorcycling.
The bottom line is, will you use / benefit from the extra power of the 570. I come from a road racing / motard back ground, so I find the 570 highly entertaining when the terrain opens up, and I do not feel it handicaps me in close quarters.
Here are a few of my observations to date with the 570; its an absolute rocket (throttle wheelies on command), the fuel injection is faultless, feels like a 250 once rolling (no BS), looks sooo much better than a KTM, best sounding stock exhaust I've ever heard, tail piece resembles Aprilia RSV4F (a good thing), and did I mention its an absolute rocket???!!!!
I just purchased the map switch for the bike, so I'm looking forward to a little experimentation in the spring, hopefully it will only improve what has already proven to be an extremely capable motorcycle and put the 450/570 debate to rest.
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