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April 11th, 2006, 10:21 PM   #1
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Major parts/service availability problem!

I've been trying to do a simple top and bottom end rebuild on a 1994 fc600 berg and running into parts that just don't exist anymore from any dealers! Does Husaberg think that these bikes don't exist anymore? or maybe everyone has enough money just to go and buy a new bike every other year instead of rebuilding and repairing an older one?
If this is their business plan on how to sell new bikes than you can count me out of ever owning a new berg.
On a positive note one person was there to answer questions and give advice even on a saturday=Dale Lineaweaver.
Dale was a great help on my project. He is very knowledgable on every aspect of the Husaberg from stock to modified and people should feel confindent in his advise. I would recommend and encourage anyone and everyone to support his business! Lets keep guys like him around.
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Re: Major parts/service availability problem!

Ooooooo... Dale?

We set 'em up, you knock 'em out of the park...
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April 11th, 2006, 10:54 PM   #3
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Re: Major parts/service availability problem!

Originally Posted by moto1020
I've been trying to do a simple top and bottom end rebuild on a 1994 fc600 berg and running into parts that just don't exist anymore from any dealers!
My recommendation is to contact Dan at MotoXotica (www.motoxotica.com, or 707-446-4282). Or if he cannot help you, feel free to email me direct - brett@husaberg.com

Please keep in mind however, that it's difficult keeping parts in stock for ANY twelve year old dirt bike, be it a Honda, Yamaha, Husaberg, or TM. If you ran a motorcycle factory and you ran out of parts to keep twelve year old dirt bikes running, would you make more ? That's a difficult question to answer, but let's hope that we don't have to.

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April 11th, 2006, 11:17 PM   #4
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Re: Major parts/service availability problem!

If you need bearings for your bottom end, I would use the local bearing house/shop if dealers don't have stock. I have been very suprised that Dan has stock of small obscure parts, when I have needed them. He has out done much larger ktm and jap dealers I have dealt with. If I wasn't so lazy, I would continue calling him up like Marty in the old Pep Boys commercials, and see if I can catch him on parts he doesn't have.
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Re: Major parts/service availability problem!

Not every market is the same,there are areas that have a shorter riding season and a twelve year old bike is not considered to be that old.I feel that the parts required to make the machine run should be available for at least twenty years.Certain parts like body parts and universal motorcycle parts are not expected to be kept in stock as long.
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Re: Major parts/service availability problem!

Peter Hardsteen at HMS Motorsports has enough 1st gen Husaberg parts to keep you running for the rest of the time you own the bike if you die when you should.

I can't get parts for my 14 year old Honda, but somehow I don't think Honda's too concerned about people not buying new bikes because of that.
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Re: Major parts/service availability problem!

To Moto 1020

Please send me a PM with a list of the parts you are having a problem with and I will see what I can do to help.

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Re: Parts is Parts / Not!

"Parts Guy"
More to parts than simply numbers.

FYI:
Replacement rockerarms were purchased via Dan @ Motoxotica.
Said rockerarms are of the correct part number and design.
They simply do not fit.

They do not fit and will not fit. period!

In short:
No matter how many times you order said parts from KTM you will not receive items suitable for proper OE replacement for this particular engine.

I know why and I also know what to do about it. Machine work, valve replacement and an ability to read between lines.

As opposed to a simple parts book, engineering background and freedom to think outside the proverbial cubicle are quite often required in order to properly tend to the needs of early Husaberg motorcycles.

MOTO1020,
Please feel free to contact me prior to purchasing additional hardware as I may be able to help.

Sincerely,
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Re: Major parts/service availability problem!

If not for aftermarket sources, you wouldn't be able to find but a hand full of parts for a 12 year old Buick.
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I had a 1991 Fantic (Italian) motorcycle that they quit making a few years after, and the company went bankrupt around '97 or so, and I could still get any part I asked for. People are still able to get any part for 30 year old Honda trail 90s. Maybe Husaberg ran out of parts because they had to use most of them for warranty work back in the day.
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