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March 3rd, 2006, 01:52 PM   #1
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stupid noobie questions. battery hookup, stock handguards

just got the bike (05 fe550) delivered and deboxed it during lunch. i was scratching my head looking at the battery. it looks like i should slip the little teeny rectangular 'nuts' into the battery terminals, then screw the battery wires in from the top. naturally, the screws don't actually reach all the way to the little nuts. i was able to stick a tiny screwdriver under the nut to lift it up to engage the threads. am i close? or am i exposing my complete ignorance about e-start?

question 2, it looks like the stock handguards might screw into the pivot points for the brake and clutch lever??? but then all the cables and such seem to get in the way. i'd love to see a pic or a clear explanation of how those things go on. or i might just bin 'em and get some proper wrap-around guards.

thanks for the help,
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Yup, you need to get a small blade or something underneath the battery nut to lift it to make contact with the battery terminal bolt while turning. It's a small pain in the neck.

Not sure about how your handguards are fitting. Need to see what's going on with that install.
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Q1, you did it right. Once they are in, push a little silcone glue in the space below the nut to keep them there for the next time.
Q2, they are attached to the perches.
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I just want to congratulate you on becoming a full fledged member of the family Velo! I hope you enjoy your new bike and look forward to hearing about your rides and maybe even seeing some pictures.

By the way, I "binned" my stock handgaurds so the guy who ends up with my bike in a few years will have something shiney and new on his used bike!

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Re: stupid noobie questions. battery hookup, stock handguard

Originally Posted by supertireguy
Yup, you need to get a small blade or something underneath the battery nut to lift it to make contact with the battery terminal bolt while turning. It's a small pain in the neck.

Not sure about how your handguards are fitting. Need to see what's going on with that install.
For the battery terminal, my trick is to insert a folded piece of zip-tie (usually the end of a freshly cut one). Fold it over the back. It will push the nut up and keep it in place.

The stock handguards are barely ok for MX (and they don't make FCs anymore these days), I strongly suggest you upgrade to the Cycra Bend or the Enduro Engineering models.

I took am thrilled to see that Velosapiens now rides a Husaberg. Welcome to the blue and yellow side of the Force. You were a great guide in Moab and you're a great rider. You will surely use the Berg at its full potential.
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yup them are the stupidest low end nooooobie questions I ever heard.

welcome to the Husaberg Clan, just for fun, make your next UHE post about Jetting.
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Re: stupid noobie questions. battery hookup, stock handguard

Originally Posted by bigbob
yup them are the stupidest low end nooooobie questions I ever heard.

welcome to the Husaberg Clan, just for fun, make your next UHE post about Jetting.

UMMM he already did.... Freaking noob....
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Congrats on the new Berg! Next time I go back to Ely, I wont be the only berg owner in town. That local "harley" shop will treat you right. The owners are good people. The young guy behind the counter is very cool. He is a good rider, and knows where all the killer riding spots are. So be sure to hook up with him. I will be going back to Ely sometime this summer, and I'll be bringing a new berg with me. Have fun, and post a ride report!
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I drill and tapped my Aluminum guards and mounted the stock brush guards to them.
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Re: stupid noobie questions. battery hookup, stock handguard

Originally Posted by bigbob
welcome to the Husaberg Clan, just for fun, make your next UHE post about Jetting.
haha, too late, big bob, but at least i searched for a bit first. fwiw, 35Degrees and 6500', the stock jetting starts and runs fine. i went a half turn richer on the fuel screw (2.5 turns out) for tomorrows ride, which will be down at 4000' or so.

hey, nevadadirtbiker, you must be talking about luke at Gone Wild. he is a nice guy, and pretty dang fast too. i think the fastest guy in town these days (since doc robertson is retired from racing) is now vern's son zach, an indian kid from out at Duckwater.

thanks for the pix of the handguards. those old ones are shaped a little differently, but i still might try doing something similar with EE aluminum guards.

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