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December 20th, 2015, 07:51 AM   #1
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Bought a 2010 FE450, few issues.

Hey Guys, just bought my first Husaberg, 2010 FE450. Love the bike, but its too tall for me, 30" inseam. I have it at WER Enduro now in NJ to get the suspension worked. I need to lower the bike about 2 1/2" but I dont know if that is too much to lower it, will I be compromising anything?

Also I need the rubber strap that holds the side stand up while riding, cant seem to find it anywhere.

Any advice is greatly appreciated, thanks!
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December 20th, 2015, 04:14 PM   #2
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I would think a ktm loop should do for the side stand.
I have a 30 inch inseam and have one inch out of the suspension and then shave the seat. 2.5 is a big chunk to lose.
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December 20th, 2015, 04:17 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Kayeffess View Post
I would think a ktm loop should do for the side stand.
I have a 30 inch inseam and have one inch out of the suspension and then shave the seat. 2.5 is a big chunk to lose.
Thanks for the reply! The more research I do the less I want to take 2.5 out of the suspension. Im thinking one inch is better then cut down the stock seat as much as I can. This sucks cause I love the bike but want to be comfortable on it. It does have the x bushing in the rear shock too.
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December 20th, 2015, 04:35 PM   #4
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Part number for the rubber is: 50303018000 (just google that. ton of suppliers)

If you are putting weight on it camping and such then look at Pro Moto billet replacement.
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December 20th, 2015, 04:37 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Chief Lee Visceral View Post
Part number for the rubber is: 50303018000 (just google that. ton of suppliers)

If you are putting weight on it camping and such then look at Pro Moto billet replacement.
Thank you sir!
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December 20th, 2015, 05:07 PM   #6
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2004 FE450 I also have a 30" inseam I had the bike lowered 1 1/4" I bought a tall seat and shaved the front out .I sit in the crotch for single track and sit back and the comfy section for logging roads Gives me the best of both worlds

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December 20th, 2015, 05:47 PM   #7
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I have the exact same bike and had Dale EO do the suspension for me. He lowered it 34mm prox and it was THE BEST THING I did for the bike. I'm 5' 8" but light weight and LOVE how the suspension and height really works for me and not against me. It was the best thing I did to the bike and I've had it for 4 years and 200+ hours.

I gotta say that losing a bit of ground clearance to make the suspension work for you is well worth it and I've never had a problem bottoming out. Ever. But I use that same suspension to pop over 3 ft logs and do the MX track with the right settings of course. I've learned that suspension is an important part of good bike setup.

Oh and I did try the X bushing and what a piece of crap, sorry but an eccentric and then having to shave the shock boss to make it fit is just plain stupid. But yes I'll admit I was going for the cheap fix. Just my thoughts FWIW.
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December 20th, 2015, 05:52 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by c337b View Post
2004 FE450 I also have a 30" inseam I had the bike lowered 1 1/4" I bought a tall seat and shaved the front out .I sit in the crotch for single track and sit back and the comfy section for logging roads Gives me the best of both worlds

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Thanks, I was looking at buying the seat concepts low seat to see if that helps after lowering the bike.
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December 20th, 2015, 05:54 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by LadyBerg View Post
I have the exact same bike and had Dale EO do the suspension for me. He lowered it 34mm prox and it was THE BEST THING I did for the bike. I'm 5' 8" but light weight and LOVE how the suspension and height really works for me and not against me. It was the best thing I did to the bike and I've had it for 4 years and 200+ hours.

I gotta say that losing a bit of ground clearance to make the suspension work for you is well worth it and I've never had a problem bottoming out. Ever. But I use that same suspension to pop over 3 ft logs and do the MX track with the right settings of course. I've learned that suspension is an important part of good bike setup.

Oh and I did try the X bushing and what a piece of crap, sorry but an eccentric and then having to shave the shock boss to make it fit is just plain stupid. But yes I'll admit I was going for the cheap fix. Just my thoughts FWIW.
Thanks for the reply! The bike came with the x bushing and my suspesion guy is not a fan, for the reasons you stated. Unfortunately I do not have the factory bushing so I may leave it in there and just adjust the suspension internally and get a seat concepts LOW seat to see if that helps. I hate being short lol
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December 20th, 2015, 07:20 PM   #10
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I have the seat concepts seat and it's awesome! I'll check on my bike whether I left bushing in (it's been so long) Knowing me I probably turned it so it doesn't affect anything.
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