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October 25th, 2012, 04:33 AM   #1
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2013 Husaberg dealer showing Idaho City, Idaho

2013 Husaberg dealer show Idaho city
Went to the 2013 Husaberg showing at Idaho City the 22 of October with some dealer friends of mine.
They had FE250, FE350,FE501, TE250 and TE300 about six of each model to ride.
I am not easily impressed with all the new bike hype every year from all the manufactures BUT I have to admit these new Husabergs work great for being new out of the crate.
They look excellent but I am not in to how pretty a dirt bike is , I wanted to know how they work.
As a hard core FE570 owner I will admit the new FE501Husaberg suspension feels good , its not mushy or loose feeling or to stiff ( remember these are enduro bikes not Mxers )the bike holds a tight line on single track dirt trails when turning. I was impressed how well they worked in sand whops. It tracks straight on the trails or the sand. With the new 20* clamps the bike carves a very controllable turn in sand for being new with no personal setup.
I only rode a total of forty or fifty miles but I feel the bikes have a lot of potential.
I rode them all but my favorites are the FE 501 and the TE300 .
They all had smooth track able power delivery in respect to the different engine sizes.
Only Husaberg (not KTM) changed the leverage on the rear shock by moving the bottom mount back and increasing shock length by nine millimeters ,(dont worry this does not raise the back of the bike) seems to give the tire better traction in slick conditions ( it started to rain and snow on us in the afternoon), did not matter , the bikes hookup great and the riding was still excellent!
We were told the Husaberg is the premium bike in the KTM lineup, with the way the forks and rear shock and new swingarm work and with the excellent over all handling and balance of the bike, I agree with them.
I will never sell my FE570 but I am going to have to have one of these new Husabergs, just not sure which one, Ill bet the TE300 and the FE501 would make a nice pair, maybe Ill sell the house and buy a tent!!
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Re: 2013 Husaberg dealer showing Idaho City, Idaho

A couple of guys are talking over on KTM Talk, saying the stock 4CS forks are dangerous. Any input?
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I did not feel anything dangerous about the forks in my short ride, they seemed balanced with the rear suspension.
ANY forks could be dangerous if there is a loose NUT on the throttle
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Re: 2013 Husaberg dealer showing Idaho City, Idaho

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A couple of guys are talking over on KTM Talk, saying the stock 4CS forks are dangerous. Any input?
I rode all of the bikes at the East coast Ride Day and the forks felt really good for stock. They were pretty soft and bottomed out on some of the bigger jumps on the woods loop, but out of the box the best I have ever ridden. I did not mess with the clickers at all, just rode them.

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My dealer was in Idaho also and his impression pretty much mirrored Haskels, said the 501 was best and 300 2nd.

KTM talk really ? is there any usefull information over there anymore.
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Re: 2013 Husaberg dealer showing Idaho City, Idaho

This is good information. Thanks!

I will upgrade the forks on my 570 then . . .
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Re: 2013 Husaberg dealer showing Idaho City, Idaho

Apparently triple clamps are 22mm offset on the 4 strokes, 20mm on the 2 strokes.
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Re: 2013 Husaberg dealer showing Idaho City, Idaho

I was a hard sell when KTM went over to 22's, I race a 2012 250sx set up for offroad, and the last few races switched back to 20's, the 20's give the front a nervouse feeling and the 22's gave a neutral but planted feel, also since the switch to 22's I stopped running a steering damper, with 20's a damper is almost a must have for rocks or high speed races.

I think the 22's are a good thing can't wait to roll the 501 in the shop, I was at the qualfier this spring and the trails out of Idaho City should havd been a good test, glad to heard the good reports on the big boy
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