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August 10th, 2017, 09:26 AM   #1
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Hello everyone I'm new to the forum

I have a 2000 FE400 with 89 miles on it that I'm at the crossroads what to do with I'm looking to trail ride with my wife and kids but want a bike that I can still get parts for. I am a mechanic so won't need much support there. Looking for advise on what to do with this bike. My wife and I currently ride and maintain Ducati and Aprilia road bikes and appreciate European bikes and the awesomeness that comes with them.

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August 10th, 2017, 02:18 PM   #2
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Welcome. You can still get just about everything for these. But you might have to get them from Europe . As for the indended use as a trail bike. It will do it but remember that this is a enduro bike primary . So you should change the oil frequently and it will be difficult to increase range . What I seam to feel after a year ownership of a similar model is that they tend to make you try to go fast all the time . Not a relaxed ride at all.
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August 10th, 2017, 08:40 PM   #3
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Hello Space and Family.
Well, you sure can trail ride a Husaberg rocket ship. But, you will drive the rest of the world nuts. Few people are amused by a trail rider getting huge air, slamming every berm, sliding every flat corner even at freeway speeds. Your Husaberg isn`t a versatile decent trail bike. It is a over developed race bike. In it`s day, nothing could stay with a hard ridden, well tuned Husaberg. The bike doesn`t know it is not in the Baja 1000, or some crazy Euro race. Forget riding with friends who aren`t better than you. Easy fix tho, cherish your 400 as the jewel that it is. Grab a used KX250F, service it, apply the "mild tune plug" to start with, and have no trouble EVER. The plug is on the steering head, and permits 3 different levels of tune in seconds. Ask Kawa shop which plug yours has. They are color coded.
I got the same model Husa as you. I gave up trail use on it. I like it to much to sell it tho. In fact, I found a tough old Ferrari race piston very close to the OE one. It`s just bigger and lighter. Simple to rebalance the crank to make it work. It will make it 490 cc and another 15 ish hp easy. Why do that when it`s to fast already you ask? Forget trails, it is headed for land speed attempts. Good luck, L
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August 11th, 2017, 09:53 AM   #4
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All good words of wisdom I appreciate you sharing your experiences. It's sure a great bike.
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August 15th, 2017, 04:22 PM   #5
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Im gonna keep and ride this sweet bike. What should be the first items of concern i should be watching for.

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August 15th, 2017, 05:29 PM   #6
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89 miles? Hang it on the man cave wall.
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August 16th, 2017, 07:45 AM   #7
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you found my bikes twin! just got it a few weeks ago. Im a top 5 novice woods racer and i have always preferred 2 strokes. my cr125 with 144 big bore is my favorite bike to ride. But once i hopped on this 17 year old beast, i couldnt beleive how well it rode. I absolutely love it!!
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August 16th, 2017, 05:38 PM   #8
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Agreed. My wife and I ride Ducati and Aprilia road bikes and love the awesome performance of and attitude of European bikes.
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