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October 1st, 2004, 08:06 AM   #1
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Kokusan upgrade survey

Gentlemen,
Please review the following post and comment.
http://www.husaberg.org/modules.php?nam ... opic&t=702

Thank you in advance.
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October 1st, 2004, 08:29 AM   #2
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Hi Dale,

I personally haven't had too many stator problems but what I can say is that the UK retail price to change over the SEM stator equates to about 500 us dollars (at current exchange rates). I don't know what it is in the US.

So what am I saying - How many people have had 2 or more stators fail?

On that basis alone it seems worth the cost as an upgrade any day. I would seriously consider doing it.

Just my opinion.

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Thank you Simon,
Just the type of feedback I am seeking.

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I believe that it is a necessary modification, I had to put a SEM a few months ago and it cost me on 300 €, and many sweats and hundreds of kicks :evil

But what is sure that before the alternative of putting a SEM or a Kokusan I believe that the whole world would havetake it clear, Kokusan...
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Hi Dale, (and all Berg lovers everywhere), I would think the $1000 tag on a new ignition would be cost prohibitive for most, even those with multiple failures. However, a true "HOW-TO" set of instructions, complete with drawings and parts list, WOULD sell. Guys like HIBRIM (sp?) that are willing to do the work often just need to be guided, and are very capable of finishing such a job. IMHO, that type of "kit" would be a popular item, albiet not a big money maker. Perhaps someone like yourself could supply any "custom" parts required on the parts list as an option when purchasing the "instruction kit".

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Originally Posted by BD
Hi Dale, (and all Berg lovers everywhere), I would think the $1000 tag on a new ignition would be cost prohibitive for most, even those with multiple failures. However, a true "HOW-TO" set of instructions, complete with drawings and parts list, WOULD sell. Guys like HIBRIM (sp?) that are willing to do the work often just need to be guided, and are very capable of finishing such a job. IMHO, that type of "kit" would be a popular item, albiet not a big money maker. Perhaps someone like yourself could supply any "custom" parts required on the parts list as an option when purchasing the "instruction kit".

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Hi BD,
The majority of the price tag is a reflection of the hard parts cost.
A total of seven separate OEM items are required to construct said ignition not including suitable mounting and fitting hardware. (ie cover, etc.) This of course is assuming quantities of parts are readily available.

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$1000 dollars is a pretty hefty price tag. The big question is how much more durable will the Kokosan be. I have heard of a few failures on the 04's already. It seems the failures are temp related. I dont see the earlier bikes running any cooler. If this was a bulletproof cure all, some may consider it, but I don't see anybody making that claim.
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i know that i stated that 'ignitions' went on the early UK models 11 months ago but i made it clear that it was the items under the seat and not the bit on the end of the crank.

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I thought I heard something about solder joints melting. It may have been more KTM related.
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Hi Dale,

If I had a low time Husaberg and had a SEM failure, I would definitely upgrade it if the kit were available. I would not buy the upgrade kit until the SEM failed though.

My Husaberg is a 2000 FE501E with 347.4 hours on it, and have had stators fail twice (had to purchase 2 stators so far). If mine fails a 3rd time I would probably scrap it out, as it would not be worth the $1000 to get it running again. The last SEM I purchased cost $395.00 (June 04). The first Sem cost me $294.00 (February 03).

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