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March 8th, 2015, 06:35 PM   #31
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it looks basically brand new!
It looks like you could eat off it!
Thanks for the kind words, guys! It did clean up pretty well. I just hope it runs!

Be careful with those Pastrana bars, your bike will want to backflip off of everything!
Hahaa! I'll try to keep her rubber side down!
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March 9th, 2015, 07:07 PM   #32
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It's alive! It started right up and settled into a nice idle. No leaks either. Must have got lucky

I removed the electric starter and battery to save weight, so I'll be kicking it from now on. I did alter the auto decompression mechanism a bit, and it seems to be working well. That and I'm sure having the valve lash in spec doesn't hurt either. It was a bit loose when I tore it down.

Cruised it around the neighborhood trying not to bother anyone. So far so good!


Originally Posted by spanner View Post
Have a look at the piston in the same spot as the grove, just above the top ring, you may find a small steel ball imbedded.
The sort a mig welder spreads around.

I had the same thing, and believe it was from welds done in the air box when the bike was manufactured
I was reading through the thread again and realized I didn't respond to this. Spanner, I think you're exactly right. I did find little round beads of steel embedded above the upper ring. A mig welder was probably the culprit.
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March 10th, 2015, 08:42 PM   #33
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Well, I was able to take it out after work today. Put in about 15 miles of woods. Really happy with everything so far. The suspension is stiff, but not harsh. I really like how much higher both ends ride in the stroke now. The back does feel a bit high, so I either need to increase rear sag, or drop the forks in the clamps, or maybe increase fork spring preload.

I did install a jet kit from Taffy. I have to admit that I was skeptical while installing it. Some of the changes seemed drastic, but it works really well! Starts on the first kick every time, runs clean, doesn't flame out any more... I couldn't ask for better.



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March 11th, 2015, 02:50 AM   #34
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They look pretty, don't they?
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March 11th, 2015, 04:22 AM   #35
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That they do.
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March 17th, 2015, 11:17 PM   #36
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Looks really nice, well done! Thanks for the info, I might even give those bars a go on mine.
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April 1st, 2015, 04:16 PM   #37
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Looks really nice, well done! Thanks for the info, I might even give those bars a go on mine.
Thanks! The bars are working out really well. Nice to be able to fit my legs under them in the turns!

Went riding over in Bend on Saturday. Put in about 40 miles before a buddy's bike broke down. The Husaberg ran great! The engine is smoother than it's ever been. Tightening the piston to wall clearence was a good move.



I think I'll step down to the P25 shock spring when I get a chance. The .52kg/mm fork springs feel great, but overall the bike is a little unbalanced due to the rear being overly stiff.

Anybody want a P30 shock spring? It's yellow

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April 1st, 2015, 06:30 PM   #38
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Is your 2007 plated?
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April 1st, 2015, 07:17 PM   #39
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Is your 2007 plated?
No, unfortunately it's not. It still has an Idaho title though. My family lives in Idaho, so I might try to work some magic before I transfer it.
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April 1st, 2015, 11:26 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by JGBerg View Post
I think I'll step down to the P25 shock spring when I get a chance. The .52kg/mm fork springs feel great, but overall the bike is a little unbalanced due to the rear being overly stiff.

Anybody want a P30 shock spring? It's yellow
three questions:
what is your race sag?
what is the length of the spring on the bike with the weight off it?) try and get a tape in there)
what was the free length when you started?

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