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May 22nd, 2016, 06:52 PM   #1
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I Ride: '07Exc 525 & '07 FS 550.Just sold ' 08 Ktm 450 sxf.
Am I starting life long relationship with Husaberg? Will I be happy ever after or ?

Today I was riding for the first time new to me '07 550 in supermoto guise. I really like it so far. Engine is freshly rebuild, updates done, dual valve springs, orangeberg mod for weep hole, roller bearings etc. Starts perfect, sounds really good and healthy. My plans are to install two cooling fans, all dc magneto mod, install external spin on oil filter with cooler to cool oil and increase oil capacity. I will be adding a MOTORCOTE OIL ADDITIVE - it is super lube of sorts that I have very good things to say about. I will be installing knobby tires. I have question to Orangeberg, Taffy, Bushy, Dr c and others with experience ; what other recommendations I might want to consider? For example, are you oldtimers still using Dello and Rotella synthetic 15 W 40 with good results? I see Lukas oil 5 w 40 full synthetic that is good for the latest mercedes diesel engine. I am long time car, then truck mechanic and I know that recent diesel engine oils have very high quality to withstand high mechanical pressures. Camshaft lobe pressure in unit injectors especially. There's some really good coolant, what was it called? Can someone make a list or a thread on HOW TO BULLET PROOF PRE '09 HUSABERG? This would be really useful, perhaps make a kit??? What are some power mods on 550? No big bore kit??? Really? Power is like chips, or pistachios more is better,what you have at first is just not satisfying. You get more and THEN you feeling great! Is there a possibility to find or have made a long life piston? Can you bore out liner on 550? 1,2,3 mm? Has anyone ever made a titanium frame? My 550 feels very similar power as my sold already '08 Ktm 450 sxf with Bondi engine but now I have six speeds and it is more special, more rare, that counts for me as well. I will keep for now 525 exc it feels good as well and Ktm was my first passion, some nostalgia remains and they are supposed to be very good engine with lots of mod potential.
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May 24th, 2016, 05:37 AM   #3
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I Ride: '07Exc 525 & '07 FS 550.Just sold ' 08 Ktm 450 sxf.
Thanks Rainero. I have read some of your posts and I think your avatar is hilarious ��. My cousin had Husky 450, good things to say about them, reliable, torque, stable, had good amount of engine oil too. Is that engine a bmw or all husky 450, 510?
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May 24th, 2016, 11:23 PM   #4
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The sad part is I do look like that!! Just a lot older. Be carful Husaberg's can be addictive. If your a little eccentric and a mechanic you'll love them. Good luck
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May 25th, 2016, 12:34 AM   #5
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Quote: Am I starting life long relationship with Husaberg? Will I be happy ever after or ?

well ask us again in a lifetime's time?

at a guess I'd say you'll sell it within the year................

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May 25th, 2016, 01:39 AM   #6
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Hahhhaaa, whaatt? Don't listen to Negative Nancy here, polska. Jeez.
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May 25th, 2016, 06:08 AM   #7
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Hahhhaaa, whaatt? Don't listen to Negative Nancy here, polska. Jeez.
I am with you, tourist. It seams that I like tinkering with it when its on the stand looking like showroom condition just as much as riding it.
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May 25th, 2016, 06:19 AM   #8
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The sad part is I do look like that!! Just a lot older. Be carful Husaberg's can be addictive. If your a little eccentric and a mechanic you'll love them. Good luck
Seriously, these are unique, nice machines. They do have many advantages in design and overall performance. With a few improvements they are simply fantastic and problem free. Beautiful and rare bike with really good performance, what's not to like. I have some interesting plans for it too. Titanium frame, swing arm, forks??? At some point. Exhaust, lithium battery.
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May 25th, 2016, 06:50 AM   #9
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Quote: Am I starting life long relationship with Husaberg? Will I be happy ever after or ?

well ask us again in a lifetime's time?

at a guess I'd say you'll sell it within the year................

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Oh come on Taffy! Don't be party pooper. I had only one ride so far and I fixed it once allready. How bad can it be? Ignition module connector slipped out, ha - found it in two minutes. See, told you I'll be ok. I am sure you can help me out with some parts and advice. By the way I saw your ad for '08 Fe 650, o man, major mojo thing. Why are you not over here, I would snatch it in a hurry. Have you ever thought about putting together a kit to BULLET PROOF A berg? Here people like Ford diesel pickup, their engines have problems, so there is nice market for such a kit. Might be good idea....
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My Huseys are bulletproof. I use the wrong mains and never have any trouble.

when you're always pissing against the wind it is best to stop pissing.......

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