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October 3rd, 2007, 03:08 PM   #1
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newb needs a 'lil help

Hey everybody,
A guy here at work has got a 2000 FE501 for sale. I don't know anything about it (never heard of Husaberg 'til he mentioned it, sorry). I've seen pics of it, looks like it's missing something on the front, either number plate or headlight.
I've only done a small amount of research, but it looks to me like these bikes have a lot of reliability problems. I don't want something that needs to be worked on all the time. I think I can get it for $1300-$1400US.
Any comments or suggestions?

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October 3rd, 2007, 04:23 PM   #2
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Some consider up to 00 the most reliable engine, and many agree that the problems showed up with the new engine in '01.

We can't tell you if you'll have to work on it all the time. If it wasn't taken care of, then you'll hate us forever if we tell you it will last you forever. The bike requires more maintenance than most, and if it was mishandled or neglected, then you probably will inherit all of the problems that are likely to arise.

If the bike was taken care of like is required, then I would consider it nice ride.

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Why does it require more maintenence than most?
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It was intended to be a racing bike, and that how they've always advertised it ... well, before KTM took the slogan. It requires more looking after than a bike built with longetivity and durability being the paramount goals. If you're looking just to get out and about, I would purchase something different.

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10-4. Guess my time here is through already. Thanks a lot for the advice!!

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October 3rd, 2007, 07:27 PM   #7
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Json,
Way to go! You just cheated Sarge out of the total thereputic joy of working on a bike vs. riding it at about a 5 to 1 ratio. I treasured the hours spent in my garage communing with my berg.
The benefits of berg ownership are manifest:
I have missed countless hours of mind numbing evening television shows.
I learned to tear down and reassemble my entire motorcycle, including the engine, in one day's time. Practice makes perfect.
I developed a zen-like patience.
I can throw a stator the length of a football field.
I have lined the walls with old rear wheel splash shields that the tire ate.
I have developed selective hearing due to comments such as -- "I never seen a Husenberg before". "How comes your chain and kickers on the wrong side". "I hear that them thangs break fastern' a Maico, izat right?".
on and on and on and on.
That was all before I got my '06 650. Now I am one of the satisfied masses of week-end riders that checks tire pressure, gives the chain a little tug to be sure it hasn't tightened up, puts some gas in it, blasts around for 4 hours or so and then parks it 'till next week-end.
Sure I still change the oil after every ride, but I don't have a reason anymore to spend more time with my bike than I do with my family. I am now in blissful bergdom and lovin it.
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Well, I'm not exactly happy, but that's not your fault. It's not often you find a 2000 or newer, 450 or bigger 4-stroke for that kind of money. Plus it's a power-house. Just wish it wasn't maintenence intensive.
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Originally Posted by DezDuster
...Way to go! You just cheated Sarge out of the total thereputic joy of working on a bike vs. riding it at about a 5 to 1 ratio.
You sir, have taken preventative maintenance to a level previously unexplored. I used to check my teeth for bugs in the reflection from your swingarm

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Sarge1400,
As Json said, depending upon the condition of the bike it is a heck of a price and a heck of a bike. I still own a '98 FX600 as a spare bike and it is a great bike. The 2000 engine is the last of its line and was probably the most bullet proof berg engine, but it IS a race designed bike and will not tolerate a lack of attention and maintenance.
If you want a very reliable, but clunky bike, get an XR.
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