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July 14th, 2008, 07:57 AM   #11
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hi, i took my engine out and posted it to dave clarke racing in preston where he completely stripped it, replaced all the valves, piston rings, all the bearings and he checked the whole thing over and posted it back to me for just over £500! he's a nice bloke to speak to as well, very helpful and easy to talk to!
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Originally Posted by ben_moto501
hi, i took my engine out and posted it to dave clarke racing in preston where he completely stripped it, replaced all the valves, piston rings, all the bearings and he checked the whole thing over and posted it back to me for just over £500! he's a nice bloke to speak to as well, very helpful and easy to talk to!
I agree, never met the guy but have had some long and very helpfull phone conversations with them.
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July 15th, 2008, 04:55 AM   #13
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an 07 550 rebuild after mains failure cost approx 5000 AUD at a berg haters bike shop.

huge price differences depending on the degree of love given to the brand. bit over 2000 AUD should be about right.

I guess never let someone touch a berg if they don't love them
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daylight robbery in this instance .... i would like to see the invoice ~ very interested
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July 15th, 2008, 05:17 AM   #15
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i've asked to have a look on the premise I might need mine done real soon, no love. I smell a rat

I do know that they don't rebuild cranks so I guess thats an extra 1500, then 1000 hassle factor cause bergs are soooooo hard to work on and its a berg haters price.

I'd freight my engine to orange and back for hundreds and save thousands ............ could even send the crankcases OS to ben ballard and have it come back as a 850 for that price!
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July 15th, 2008, 12:21 PM   #16
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5000 AUD? Go somewhere else where they are not idiots.
What would they actually do for that money? Rebuild, painstakingly polish and crome plate it? Gold would be cool, its probably within the budget too.
Yes, Orange county choppers would probably be a cheaper option. Or did you think of KTM Mattighofen orange in Austria? Or send it to england and have the big bore installed at the same time. regards.
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July 15th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #17
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Instead of local clowns charging lots of money and taking the piss out of our mighty machines for being expensive to fix the place of choice for bergs is

Orange N.S.W Australia about 3000Km from me by road

home to orangebergs KTM and polaris the most genuinely helpful guys I've ever had dealings with for any new product and the place to get the kurtz waterpump seal carrier kit.

big thumbs up !!!
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August 27th, 2008, 07:20 AM   #18
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Any recommendations for who to send an engine to in the US for a rebuild? Mine is an 05 fe550. Only 4500 miles because I've mostly been riding my new 200 (4700 offroad miles in 12 months), but eventually I'm going to need some work on it, and I understand quite clearly that my skills lie in riding and quick easy wrenching, not in serious work.

I would be interested in absolute maximum reliability and durability. Performance not really an issue since it's a 550 and I weigh only 175 lbs (i think that's like 1.7/sqrt 2 stone or something).

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Closest to you / Best, BOSS or Bikebarn, I'm pretty sure Rick does full re-builds, don't know about Kurt but sure respect his knowledge probably both good places to start. Hell bite the bullet and send it to Taffy !
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do any aus berg owners recommend a parts retailer for a rebuild??? my engine will be stripped by the end of the week. going to do bearings while it's apart too. has anyone used cbc or similar for bearings or is it best to go through a husaberg/ktm shop??!! i'm tipping i can only go through my berg shop for everything else.
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