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March 14th, 2018, 06:12 PM   #1
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2008 Husaberg FE550 Good buy?

Hi, I'm new to the forums and have been doing a lot of reading on the wiki and other user threads.

I'm currently in the process of deciding if the 08 FE550 will be a good buy or not. It has around 11000km or 295HR on the engine. The seller says he doesn't know if it has had any rebuilds done to it so I'm going to assume no everything stock. seller says she Runs strong with no problems.

My main concerns are, am i gonna have to rebuild this engine soon? only the top end or will the bottom end require a rebuild also? I come from a DRZ400 back ground and i have some experience in rebuilding top ends only.

Reliability wise, I intend to ride this bike 60%street 40% off-road. How will this bike fair being used daily? I intend to put 8000km on the bike per year.

Owe and the bike will cost me between $2500-3000.

Any input or advise would be greatly appreciated! thanks
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March 15th, 2018, 01:20 AM   #2
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plastics have now stopped bar the fork guards, headlamp wrap, front mudguard. the rest has been stopped.

parts for the engine are fine except the con rod. the 550 rod has been stopped. it is the same rod as the 501 rod - identical - I do do a 501 but it is only the 501 that i have tested it in. the motor was reliable but at 10 years old you just have to keep your eyes open don't you? smoking? starting? stuff like that?

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plastics have now stopped bar the fork guards, headlamp wrap, front mudguard. the rest has been stopped.

parts for the engine are fine except the con rod. the 550 rod has been stopped. it is the same rod as the 501 rod - identical - I do do a 501 but it is only the 501 that i have tested it in. the motor was reliable but at 10 years old you just have to keep your eyes open don't you? smoking? starting? stuff like that?

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Do you have the main rear plastic, or the rad shrouds left in stock?
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March 15th, 2018, 05:37 AM   #4
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Where in Canada are you I have a FE450 plated for sale

2004 Husaberg FE450 – Upgraded to 2006 lowered 1 1/4” by STS
74.8hrs / 3335km- bike is kept in heated basement

2004 fe450

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March 15th, 2018, 10:05 AM   #5
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I have three full sets of plastic, Blue, yellow and black all for 06 to 08.

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March 15th, 2018, 10:06 AM   #6
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I have three full sets of plastic, Blue, yellow and black all for 06 to 08.

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Thanks for the help guys, I think I'm going to pass on it. i don't think it would suit the type of riding i intend to do.
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March 16th, 2018, 01:53 AM   #8
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Do you have the main rear plastic, or the rad shrouds left in stock?
no mate, all gone.

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Are you selling?
let me see what I have.
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let me see what I have.
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