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October 4th, 2009, 08:40 PM   #1
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Hi guys. new to site and wanted to pick the brain of gusy that know more than i do about the bergs.
i have ridden dirt bikes for over 20 years, raced MX and ridden fmx competitively for about 10 years as well but have just recently scored myself a husaberg for next to nothing and i am treating it like a little project and slowly converting it into a motard i can run aoound town on. but i have questions fairly regularly in reads to what fit on what model and if i can make some things fit on it. so i might come back a bit and ask more questions.

firstly i heard that this model berg is notoriously bad for doing top big end bearings? is there something i can do to prevent this at all?

2nd. i really want to put an electric start on it, i can't get my head around this left and kick scenario. can you do this fairly simply? is it even possible?

i was after a wiring diagram for it as well. some of the electrics don't work and i want to see what is going on with it.

any help on any of these points would be much appreciated.
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Top big end bearings??
The FE600 should have an e start on it. If you have an FC, you will have to learn how to kickstart it.
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hahaha sorry couldn't make up my mind between big end and top end bearing lol its been a long day!!!
nope no electric start unless it has been taken off or soemthing. it has all the lights etc on it so i am sure it is the FE.
the reason everything is a little unlcear is i picked it up for $700 from my mechanic. a guy dropped it off to get some stuff fixed and never retured to get it. so i scored it real cheap.
so guessing that i should be able to put an electric start on it than?
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Well the good news is the 2000 was a very good and durable motor. The bad news is that if it needs any crank,rod or piston work your mechanic was right, PITA.

If it had a starter motor it should have looked like this.
http://www.husaberg.org/index.php?set_a ... _photo.php
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Luke,

A 2000 FE600 is perhaps the best Husaberg money can buy, other than any FI model, IMHO. Keep it, get it going, maintain it, and you will be one of the happiest guys on the trail. That is the last year for the old motor style, and first year for the new frame style (aka, it's a bit of a Frankenberg, but the best of both worlds).

Yes, you'll likely want to replace every bearing in it, just to be sure. But, then you'll have a reliable bike with tons of power and modern suspension. Get it jetted properly, with the decomp. also adjusted properly, and even kickstarting it should not be an issue.

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Originally Posted by berger
Well the good news is the 2000 was a very good and durable motor. The bad news is that if it needs any crank,rod or piston work your mechanic was right, PITA.

If it had a starter motor it should have looked like this.
http://www.husaberg.org/index.php?set_a ... _photo.php
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yeah nothing like that on the big girl. so i am guessing it has been taken off at some point or something. mystery. so does that mean i should be able to get one and just bolt it straight on?
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Originally Posted by Parsko
Luke,

A 2000 FE600 is perhaps the best Husaberg money can buy, other than any FI model, IMHO. Keep it, get it going, maintain it, and you will be one of the happiest guys on the trail. That is the last year for the old motor style, and first year for the new frame style (aka, it's a bit of a Frankenberg, but the best of both worlds).

Yes, you'll likely want to replace every bearing in it, just to be sure. But, then you'll have a reliable bike with tons of power and modern suspension. Get it jetted properly, with the decomp. also adjusted properly, and even kickstarting it should not be an issue.

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thats great to hear mate. because it was so cheap i did no research into what i had gotten my hands on and was a little worried i was going to sink money into it and get it looking tight and it be a lemon. but sounds like it is a keeper.

so when you say replace every bearing, you think putting a new bottom end bearing is a good idea as well? or just everything else? i had already started replacing every bearing as it is in pieces in my garage with the frame off getting powder coated.
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apologies for my first post. it was a little mixed up and read like one of my year 3 kids wrote it. that's what you get for not reading what you write!
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In general, yes, replace all the bearings (and seals!). Crank bearings and cam bearings at the least. I say this since you don't know the history. Should you do that, you can keep track of how many hours you are working with.

While you're in there, it's not a horrible idea to replace all the rest of the engine bearings (it's only about $100 worth of bearings). I did that with my gen 1 engine, but didn't touch the tranny bearings, those are harder to locate outside of the dealer (at least for me they were). Inspect the rest of all the parts for obvious wear, and replace what is bad (cam chain and tensioner are a good idea while it's apart, if needed). Once you're done, you'll have an awesomely powerful motor that you will know the state of.

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thanks Parkso. i am in the process of replacing bearings etc now.

a few more questions to those that are more in the know than i am!
i have seen a silencer, header pipes and gear selecter on ebey for a 2001 501 berg. they have the look that i am going for on my berg and i was wondering if these would bolt onto my bike and if they do, would the headers and silencer restrict the performance? i am guessing it will but just thought i would ask anyway.
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