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June 8th, 2007, 04:09 AM   #1
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I just like to say that all you long time Husaberg riders that write in and ask how to fix thing on your bike, that is great .BUT, thats not giving potential new buyer a good image of the bike itself, so I'd ask that some of you that have had a good experience with there husaberg to write in about it and let guys like me that are thinking about buying one know how good they are (or bad if that your experience) I know that early models had some issues and that the later one have soughed them out, and how close to a KTM are they
Lets talk about how good they are and not how to fixed all the time .
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RE: good things about the HUSABERG

i can't let this one go.....

i'm suprised we get a DH thread like this one from an aussie. others i would expect but i thought aussies had both feet on the ground and their heads up where they belong - on their shoulders.

by their very nature, husabergs are talked about by the people who own them and not those that might buy one. we have plenty of people talk about how good they are but anyone thinking of owning any bike should appreciate that we are trying to repair them, keep them running, avoid trouble, service them, improve them, race them, make them suit best OUR OWN needs. all the above require knowledge and work. that knowledge, in the absence of a wise old man on every street corner, must come from other owners as the dealer isn't going to spend all day chatting about it.

so, and i trust you have, please continue to find plenty of good stuff written about huseys. bigbob once wrote hysterically about how fantastic his 450 was but he made us either sick or jealous or in my case both so we told him off.

i suggest you read between the lines and put 2 and 2 together. if someone says he wants a shiny decal set then the rest of the bike is still good!

i don't think anyone here wants the site to be reduced to wishy-washy lyrical about "your bike is beautiful - how is mine!".

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June 8th, 2007, 04:34 AM   #3
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The early models are always accused of being unreliable but they only won 10

world enduro and motocross championships with these 90's models.

They have never duplicated this with the SO-called reliable models and never will.

There are plenty of people racing the old engine 2000 and back and there's
nothing like the linkage Ohlins suspension with the 50mm conventional WP forks.

Long live the TRUE Swedish built Husaberg- The greatest motocross & enduro bike ever
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RE: good things about the HUSABERG

Thanks Taffy
Im not asking you to reduce to wishy washy how is mine bike shit , and I can read between the lines and if that the crap you write back then it is right that even on here the poms still whings
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that is is more like it i have done a lot of reading about the husaberg and other bike and before i part with my hard earned money I just like to hear form the people that have own one
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I bought a 2002 400 berg why it was a good deal the guy I bought it from chucked in a set of super moto wheels. But since then I have fallen for it's quirky charm and its not Orange well not all of it. Yes I have had some problems but Sparks is sorting that out for me, and when i get it on the dirt again i will be in heaven again. I also meet up with the WEC race team in Spain and they were a good bunch of guy and fiercely proud of there bikes. Trailbug owning a husaberg is about wanting to stand out from the crowd and being fast. But being handy with a spanner will all so help.
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Hi Jonty I like doing all my own maintenance and seeing if I can make my bike run better and yes the husaberg does stand out but maintenance is one thing engine rebuilds are another thing I don't like to do them to often, I went on a trail ride one week end with 400 other riders and 2 were on husaberg and the 2 husaberg riders did not last the week end and I think that is why I don't see one Husaberg around where we ride I think that week end single handedly killed the husaberg around here but that was a few years ago now. Aryan said that the early models were good to race but all bike are good to race when you strip them down after each race and rebuilded them and have a look at the thread in R.I P what the crank and piston did to the motor, no good The more I look into the husaberg the scary it get a TE 510 is looking good
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Originally Posted by aryan
The early models are always accused of being unreliable but they only won 10

world enduro and motocross championships with these 90's models.

They have never duplicated this with the SO-called reliable models and never will.

There are plenty of people racing the old engine 2000 and back and there's
nothing like the linkage Ohlins suspension with the 50mm conventional WP forks.

Long live the TRUE Swedish built Husaberg- The greatest motocross & enduro bike ever
built.

Moderator,
Please move this post to the "Rose -Tinted Goggles" post. Just joking.
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Bad news travels fast, good news doesn't! I love my Husaberg! even the stickers and flames! I have had 0 problems out of the last 3 I have ridden. I only have 2 complaints with Husaberg, those darn dowels that the shroud bolts to! and trying to sell one is like trying to sell Don Imus autographed pictures to the Lady Rutgers basketball team!!
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Re: good things about the HUSABERG

Originally Posted by trailbug
Hi all
I just like to say that all you long time Husaberg riders that write in and ask how to fix thing on your bike, that is great .BUT, thats not giving potential new buyer a good image of the bike itself, so I'd ask that some of you that have had a good experience with there husaberg to write in about it and let guys like me that are thinking about buying one know how good they are (or bad if that your experience) I know that early models had some issues and that the later one have soughed them out, and how close to a KTM are they
Lets talk about how good they are and not how to fixed all the time .
seems I'm famous for something around here, there and everywhere. I am in the 2007 Husqvarna world Riders Brochure ( full page picture of me on my 05 TE510) probbaly because I am enhusiastic about my dirt bikes and post bold internet comments about them.

Though I am an engineer, I am no more then a weekend warrior beginning mechanic and definitely not an experienced wrench hand at all. Regardless I ride every weekend and I can afford the best. So I ride other prople's bikes often and post my reviews and I buy and ride the best dirt bikes I can find for my ride areas, age and skill. I usually put on about 3000 dirt miles and about 120 hours on my dirt bikes per year here in Sunny California. I suppose if I lived in dirty foggy raining cold England, I might be more pessimistic about the world and those who occupy space in it and post their sunny side reviews on this web site forum.................. but that's not me.

I traded in my 06 Fe450e for an 06 Fe550, because the good trade in deal was there on a price reduced left over 06 Fe550e and because the 450 though fast, nimble and reliable to a T, has annoying gappyness in it's power range in the wide ratio gearing in the open trails for this 6'5" 250lb rider. On single track woods trails, it's sweet and a great reliable fast enduro machine.

Of the 500+ bikes. I rate them like this:

1.) Fe550 light fast , loads of smooth fun power with little engine breaking making it less tiring in the woods and more flickable in the woods, then the TE510. Reliablity - is EXcellent. My Fe450 went 140 hours - no problems except a coolant seal failure at 140 hours. It even eats pencils for lunch

2.) Te510 a close second, better rear suspension, great egos, power to spare, close ratio bike. Turns great and has a marveloous planted feel - Reliability is excellent though it did loose a clutch slave cylinder and front wheel bearing in 2500 miles. so reliability is ever so slightly less then my Husaberg in my experience

3.) KTM 525 exc - I have rode two of them , never owned one, Its a distant third in my view - rides heavy and grunty.

GO HUSABERG!

"all I want to do is sing another love song........and what's wrong with that?" - Paul McCartney Circa 1973
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