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September 1st, 2008, 03:58 AM   #21
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A bearing shop will have most of the bearings, seals and O-rings. The counter balancer bearings are a couple of $5 bearings surface ground down 1.5mm of each side. A real PITA.
I think Taffy was selling some custom ground bearings from memory or you can get your own done if you can find someone.
The rocker bearings are an OEM part that no-one has found a cheap replacement for yet.
Originals will cost you a sh*tload.

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September 1st, 2008, 09:52 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Coastie
A bearing shop will have most of the bearings, seals and O-rings. The counter balancer bearings are a couple of $5 bearings surface ground down 1.5mm of each side. A real PITA.
I think Taffy was selling some custom ground bearings from memory or you can get your own done if you can find someone.
The rocker bearings are an OEM part that no-one has found a cheap replacement for yet.
Originals will cost you a sh*tload.

Coops
Hi.
We recomend that you use OEM/KTM main bearings due to all the resons mentioned in the tread" main bearings failed".
We have tried nearly all brands availeble on the market as well as diffrent combinations, ( FAG, Timkin,SKF- swedish company by the way, Nomo ect ect ect), this is the second best sulotion regarding the main bearings, best would be the bullet proof JBS Racing main bearing but it needs alot of work.
Regarding gearbox bearings/camshaft bearings, use what you find!!
Price: with our big discount at SKF compaired with the price we pay at KTM, its cheaper at the OEM shop. But the local dealer might want to earn some money, otherwise he can not exist, they shall have milk on the table as well.

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September 1st, 2008, 04:50 PM   #23
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i'm in favour of supporting my local dealer/s and being loyal to them as everyone has to survive but I just wanted to know if i'm shooting myself in the foot by not asking around as i also don't get to light my cigars with $100 bills.
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September 1st, 2008, 08:42 PM   #24
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Mule75,

My Berg (04 FE450) has just gone belly up (mains, big end + piston & barrel scoring as well as cam chain) and have priced up parts from the US via:

http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts

Prices from here were phenomenally cheaper. I haven't placed an order yet so can not comment on service. I too would much prefer to support the local guys (my Berg dealers are fantastic - Valley Force) and I do use them for 90% of things, but when it comes to such a costly exercise I just can't afford not to buy from the states. Plus I was planning on buying an 09 450 from them - but now it will depend on the total cost to rebuild the 04...
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September 1st, 2008, 09:10 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by bushmechanic
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 !!!
Hi lads, does anyone have the contact details for orangeberg. Me thinks me has some failed big end bearings
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Originally Posted by rojerk
Mule75,

My Berg (04 FE450) has just gone belly up (mains, big end + piston & barrel scoring as well as cam chain) and have priced up parts from the US via:

http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts

Prices from here were phenomenally cheaper. I haven't placed an order yet so can not comment on service. I too would much prefer to support the local guys (my Berg dealers are fantastic - Valley Force) and I do use them for 90% of things, but when it comes to such a costly exercise I just can't afford not to buy from the states. Plus I was planning on buying an 09 450 from them - but now it will depend on the total cost to rebuild the 04...


thanks for that, i'll check it out.
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Originally Posted by Stoveguy
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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 !
gracias, I was hoping one of the oregon guys would come well recommended. I can make an excuse to drive out there and pick it up when it's done and do some riding.
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September 3rd, 2008, 12:50 PM   #28
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OrangeBerg contact here:
http://www.husaberg.com.au/dealer.php?dealer=23

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stevie boy i think you need some glasses! you been looking through a bottle of that castlemaine xxxx again haven't ya!

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Hi taffy,

Yes my old eyes are fading, but Saving4parts asked for an OrangeBerg contact about 4 posts above and I responded to that.

Ah well, I'll plan to visit the optometrist.

Steve

PS

A 2007 study found that the average Australian walks about 900 miles a year.
Another study found that Australians drink an average of 22 gallons of beer a year.
That means, on average, Australians get about 41 miles per gallon.'

Bloody good value that!
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