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April 10th, 2010, 07:57 PM   #31
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Re: Is the site healthy?

Ok guys, I'm new to Bergs and this site but I gotta say...hang in there it's awesome! I have a 08 and as a newbie to off road but not bike or mechanics I have a ton of questions. Oftentimes don't start a new thread because I figure I can do a search for the info and not bug everyone about the same old questions seen before. Fine, but boring, not as much fun as posting and the back and forth banter from everyone.

I've been on Advrider.com for years as a dual sport rider and it's almost too big now. But I do like a good flea market and would love to see a rider tips area.

Oh and about gearing... I do have a question...
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April 11th, 2010, 04:38 PM   #32
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Hey all!
Just to make a squeak from down here at the bottom of the planet. There are many extenuating circumstances that bring changes to the traffic volumes of any UHE, many have been mentioned, economic global downturn, with huge impact to the motorcycle industry, also to the individual, a lot of the effects of this (although the shock wave is purported to have left the beach) are still emerging.
New product.
I am sure there will be problems emerging with this model, the closed loop EFI is a first, and the subframe,look at the space shuttle, the most sophisticated electronic devise on the planet,say no more.
There has been unprecedented interest in the new model .When I take the new blue and yellow to an event ride, or the 2008 berg, for that matter, into the existing sea of sushi inspired, yellow, red , green, and dark blue machines, everyone wants the Jens Elmwall explanation of the motor, erogos and sub- frame .But hey, that’s part of the point of difference that berg riders recognize. Riders of every dimension want to offer there 10 cents worth on the perceived value of the bike, either to compare and justify their current ride, or out of genuine enthusiasm for the brave new technological step.
Many know nothing of Husaberg, or the history of the bike .Of those that do have a concept of the history, it is so wrong and distorted by rumour. All the people I encounter with a genuine interest in Husaberg I direct them all to this site .It is a ‘touchstone’ that caters to all levels of interest. It also saves hours of explanation and ride time.
Also the fact that Husaberg has left the mx boys out of the loop with the new enduro orientated machines has created some bitterness, here’s the evidence:

http://www.motocrossactionmag.com/ME2/d ... 41D4B63B72

I am sure that will be rectified with time. You don’t invent a five legged horse and put it straight to race, you strop it around the paddock first, figure out how it going to go to the toilet, and whether it will embarrass you in public on race day, first.
The owner’s document is monumental and answers so many questions, from what I have heard, many punters jump on and off without posting or joining. Possibly a bit intimidated the level of expertise and afraid to offer an opinion. The level of expertise on this site, is, I think, unprecedented. You get a fast technical response, that is the right one first time, or leads quickly to a solution (unlike so many other DB forums). From the newbys I have spoken to there seems more reluctance to post an unqualified opinion or just share new experience. Maybe this is a, by design, or a site culture filter.
With a foot in both worlds, pre 2009 and post, I jump to posts from both ends. I like looking at historical mechanical problems, who knows when they will become mine. With setting up and riding the new bike I am hungry for expert rider/rider experiences and set up, on the new machines in all areas. You can read/watch definitive tests all over the web with the level of expertise on this site I though there would be more comparative studies.
If you haven’t read Dales 570 set up experience in Race and Ride your missing one of the best pieces of moto journalism on all fronts in the last year. Mate, thanks for the hot start tip, with flicking the starter fist to initiate a pump revolution, before hitting the starter, works on my bike almost every time.
In my experience, Taffy is responsible for the best jetted bergs on the planet. Thanks for the jetting kit worth its weight in gold.
Thanks to those that have dedicated hours to the site, to me it’s at minimum a good read, at best invaluable.
PS…….. FS riders posting on youtube keep those rides and wheelies coming awesome!
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April 11th, 2010, 11:32 PM   #33
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Re: Is the site healthy?

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I make it a rule not to read about the technical bull of the LDC bikes here at UHE. like a dog chasing it's tail you never seem to get a definitive view that you can trust but I think I just caught up with 2 years of R & D by reading that one test. what a brilliant test!!!!

I've seen the FX being raced over here-15 days ago and I could see that it was too soft and saggy but that then stopped me from seeing it's lack of power probably. the rider would have none of it. probably because he didn't take the extra 20KG into account when buying his shock and fork springs. oh well!

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April 12th, 2010, 12:59 AM   #34
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I give up, what is LDC ?
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April 12th, 2010, 01:32 AM   #35
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Layed Down Cylinder ?

from reading that review it sounds like a Load Dog Crap with PDS shock (Pile Dog Sh!t)
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April 12th, 2010, 01:43 AM   #36
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Thanks Bushie. See you are Knowledgeable!

I reckon the site is healthy by the way, but I guess I wouldn't know as I am just a newbie with a LDC.
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April 12th, 2010, 02:15 AM   #37
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Re: Is the site healthy?

Originally Posted by bushmechanic
Layed Down Cylinder ?

from reading that review it sounds like a Load Dog Crap with PDS shock (Pile Dog Sh!t)

The main thing i cant figure about the new bike. why the hell did they made it so heavy.

yeah the layout of the engine does make it feel heavier when your picking it off the floor but compensates by making it feel alot lighter when riding but thats just as well because all up it is a bit heavier than the competition.

other than that you gotta take into account that the mxa test is comparing the bike to the current crop of 450 mx'ers where any enduro/xc bike is going to get stuffed.

interesting read though.
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April 12th, 2010, 05:19 AM   #38
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Re: Is the site healthy?

Hi guys!

I've been buried in a year-long home rehabiliation that is almost complete...

I think the site it healthy. Schwim has done a great job modernizing the site. If I recall, he was awesome at dealing with the old code issues of the previous generation web code, that is why/how the old site lived so long. I think it'll be a matter of time before we start seeing some of the older features come back as he starts to work his way through the mud. We could do without a video section. At this point in the evolution of the web, it is not necessary. But, a button at the top of the reply post section that would seemlessly allow us to embed a youtube video would be nice (can we do that now???). Can/did someone create a UHE specific site on youtube like http://www.youtube.com/UHE or similar?

Anyway. I think most people are just fighting to feed themselves, and don't have the spare mental energy to mess around on the UHE these days. Certainly applies to me. They will be back, I'm sure, as time goes on. Frankly, I'm very happy that we still have a place to visit, even if it isn't what we remember. The same old guys can still find the same old guys, if they need to. And, YES, I miss Dale. I personally don't care about any of the in-fighting that used to happen, or even remember much what any of it was about. But, I wish he would chime in too more than he does.

And, yes, I'm going to agree with another point suggested. Separate the models into generation. It's about time it happened. Being a 1st gen guy, I'd love to find all the appropriate 1st gen stuff. Plus, maybe that would make it easier for Json to get that archive back to us (I think it still exists, right Schwim???, please say yes). Even if we dumped all gen 1 stuff into a single gen 1 heading, I'd be cool.

My point, I'm still here, reading regularly. Not posting enough, but still here and reading. Viva la UHE!!!!

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July 29th, 2010, 04:05 AM   #39
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Did UHE loose a bit of healthiness when all the new LDC people turned up?
Is there 3 sort of factions?
Old skool pre 09 Berg dirt riders. Core original UHE close knit group.
Supermotard boyzs pre 09.
LDC riders with not much Husaberg knowledge. (growing band of noise makers and Drive Bye's)
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Originally Posted by Davo
Did UHE loose a bit of healthiness when all the new LDC people turned up?
Is there 3 sort of factions?
Old skool pre 09 Berg dirt riders. Core original UHE close knit group.
Supermotard boyzs pre 09.
LDC riders with not much Husaberg knowledge. (growing band of noise makers and Drive Bye's)
I recall that it was discussed here previously that an apprenticeship on a Gen 1 or Gen 2 should be compulsory to be allowed to acquire a Gen 3.

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