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January 12th, 2016, 09:56 AM   #21
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I Ride: Husaberg FE250, KTMs, OSSAs, Suzuki PEs
Tusk Dual sport kit installed nicely! It's nice and compact.
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February 15th, 2016, 04:38 AM   #22
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I Ride: Husaberg FE250, KTMs, OSSAs, Suzuki PEs
Creeping a bit closer to Spring in New York. It's been damn Artic cold. Hopefully this will change very soon. Getting anxious to hit the trails with my Berg.
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February 15th, 2016, 06:04 PM   #23
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I Ride: 2010 FE450
I stole the plate off my FE450 and rode my FE250 today, 60 here in GA

Not sure if I'm going to go the full turn signals etc. to make this bike a full dual sport. I did install the rear brake light switch so no one will crash into me when I stop. In WI they don't need turn signals so I think I'll try to get a plate up N in the summer when I'm up there. I will admit that the 450 is better on the road than the 250, it feels more planted. But...the 250 is so light and nimble.

Oh decisions decisions! Can't complain
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February 25th, 2016, 02:55 AM   #24
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For longer excursions I use my KTM LC4 640. I'm doing lots of pavement miles and easy trails with the 640. I use my FE250 as an offroad bike and have it plated only to connect the trails riding on the pavement. Which in my case are rural roads with almost no traffic. I think the longest stretch I've done on pavement with the FE250 was about 15 miles. Definitely not as happy as my KTM 640, but it gets the job done and when I'm in the gnarly, rocky stuff, I'm glad I'm on the FE250.
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February 26th, 2016, 03:43 AM   #25
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I Ride: Husaberg FE250, KTMs, OSSAs, Suzuki PEs
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[attach][attach]Dual Sporting a FE250-006.jpg[/attach][/attach] A bit of mess as I needed to cut and slice harness for stock tail light, but it all works nicely.. see the rear blinker functioning..
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February 26th, 2016, 07:49 AM   #26
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Looks great CJ! Your lucky you can get a NY plate without inspection or looking up whether a bike is street legal from the factory like most states now.

Rode my FE250 on MX track and it feels like a 350 and loves to fly My only issue is that the throttle cables have so much free play which is hard to figure since the bikes brand new. I pulled tank and adjusted but I'm out of adjustment. Seems funny since my FE450 is perfect.
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February 26th, 2016, 07:53 AM   #27
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Thanks LadyBerg. Actually, I bought the bike in MA. from a dealer and had the MSO to turn in to NYS DMV to get a title. Without that I wouldn't have gotten the Berg plated.

Have you talked to your dealer about the throttle cable? Something doesn't sound right.
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May 13th, 2016, 03:31 AM   #28
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I Ride: Husaberg FE250, KTMs, OSSAs, Suzuki PEs
I've got a few buddies with BERGs that I've been riding with in my neck of the world. Love the 390 and 450 slant engines. Been putting on the miles on my FE250. It's super light and easy to ride fast in the rocks!
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May 13th, 2016, 01:16 PM   #29
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CJ how do you compare your FE250 vs FE390? Like handling , turning , suspension , power. I know the 390 is top heavy when picking it up.
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May 14th, 2016, 04:59 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Rainerio View Post
CJ how do you compare your FE250 vs FE390? Like handling , turning , suspension , power. I know the 390 is top heavy when picking it up.
Quite honestly, I don't have a lot of saddle time on a 390, so I can't give an honest comparison report. I was looking to buy one when I came across my FE250 at a dealer for a ridiculously low low price. One of my regular riding buds has a 2010 390. Some BERG owners consider my series(of course the last of the BERGS) to be more of a KTM or even a blue Husky. I bought my FE250 with the intention of checking it out and selling it if I wasn't satisfied. I was surprised how good of a bike it turned out to be. It's much lighter than my 03 KTM RFS was and has enough power(so far) to haul me pretty much anywhere. Handling is very good. I set the sag and played with the suspension at the dealer before taking the bike home. Turning, it feels very planted and goes where I point it. I weigh about 187#s without gear and the power has always been more than enough to haul me up some pretty gnarly technical sections(think rock ledges and steep eroded hill climbs). I find that the faster I want to ride the FE250, the better it handles. I'm a huge fan of PDS so I don't think the Husky version(linkage) would feel the same. At the end of a day long ride, I'm not worn out like I was on the 03 KTM RFS. While doing pavement sections, I wish I had a larger cc bike(like a 350), but my FE250 still buzzes along okay at 55-60 mph.
I had an opportunity to buy a 350 version not too long ago, but I like my 250 enough not to make that move. IMO, the latest generation of FI 250f bikes have come a long way. What the FE250 my lack in grunt compared to a 450 it doesn't give up in the much lighter easier to handle department.
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