February 16th, 2015, 10:43 AM
Joined: Jul 2013
From: Saint Louis, MO
I Ride: FE390, FS570, FE 570, Malcolm Smith's 1967 Baja 1000 winning Husky 360,many other brands
I'd like to second Rick's Hberg knowledge, willingness to help, supply of parts, and ability to put up with the demands of a customer while running a business solo. I was in Portland, Oregon for a meeting in July of 2013 and decided to take my RV and bikes. Rick spent a day setting up my FE390, and he charged me fairly and treated me well. I truly hope that he is able to survive KTM's plans for dropping the Husaberg name and badging KTM's as Husqvarnas. It would be nice if KTM made Husky the up-scale brand, and left KTM to be the Chevrolet of off-roading, but so far I don't understand their plans for Husqvarnaberg. Support Rick at BOSS if you can - he's trying his best to run an old-school dirt bike shop out of the garage behind his home. Maybe I'm just being nostalgic - I bought my first race bike - a 1972 Penton 125 CMF - out of the garage behind Fred's home. That small Penton/Husqvarna shop turned into Freedom Cycle in Kansas City, I believe.