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October 4th, 2004, 05:23 AM   #1
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New to this place......

Hi!

I am considering exchanging my smc for a berg or a SM'd RFS and this site comes well recommended over in KTMTalk. I am a married 40yr engineer who has been riding for nearly 30years, mostly dirt, but I did have 500 gamma for awhile....

I do have one question though - how come bergs don't have removeable subframes. I appreciate a welded connection is lighter and more stable than a bolted one but the benefit of being able to replace a mangled subframe is worth it I would think....

I'll offer help if I can but I expect to be sponging more info than I can give for awhile, as no one I know has ever owned a berg, and there has never been one where I live.

Cheers

Mark
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Re: New to this place......

Hi,

be welcome to this site.
Changing from KTM to Husaberg is the best you can do!
I´m very convinced of the Berg. Have a look into my signature.
I know what I´m talking about.
But I must admit: It´s not always the objective point of view but often emotions which let me speak in that way...
My experiences with the bolted subframe of the KTM weren´t the best. The screws were almost always loosen and about a Aluminium subframe we as engineers (or better: prospective engineer (I´m student )) it´s futile to discuss any advantages, or not?....
Or do you think there is an immense weight advantage?
And exactly this too frequent use of Aluminium at an offroad/sport- motorcycle could be straight called embarassing: Broken subframe and broken gearshift lever speak for itself, I think.


Originally Posted by chilledspode

I do have one question though - how come bergs don't have removeable subframes. I appreciate a welded connection is lighter and more stable than a bolted one but the benefit of being able to replace a mangled subframe is worth it I would think....
That´s just what I was wondering 3 years ago. But: Husaberg subframes were from the beginning naturally very stable. The only deformed subframe I ever saw was at
a bike which had a hard crash with a car.
And it was even possible to fix this deformed frame with a hydraulic device. It was really amazing
how tough this material is.
Under normal conditions on and offroad it should never be a problem.
A few times I have thrown my bike away even upside down straight to the subframe. And: nothing.
Don´t worry about that.

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October 4th, 2004, 09:18 AM   #3
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As hribman says, you really don't need to worry about the subframe at all - just ride and enjoy the fact that you've got less nuts and bolts to worry about coming loose!

And a warm welcome to you!

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If you ride to the Ozzy outback then go a further 500km or so - that is close to where the aluminium subframe on my Husky broke! (among other things) Steel is good stuff in the right place.
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Hi guys,

Thanks for the warm welcome.

My father is going to end up with my 625 smc and I have started a deal on Canadian 05 FS650e.

I hope to soon be part of the merry band of men sporting yellow.

Cheers

Mark

nb: I must confess, I will be staying with 2S's for the dirt. I ride very wet terrain and drowned 4S's make me cringe.
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