November 4th, 2016, 05:11 AM
Joined: Nov 2016
From: Perth, Australia
48hrs to FE570 ownership
Just did a deal on an 09 FE570. Bike is pretty clean having spent most of it's 10000km on road. Picked her up for $5800 with a spare set of motard wheels and some other spares. Bike itself has underseat LR tank (unsure if 70 degree racing product or another), map switch, radiator guards, pivot pegs and FMF pipe. The other contender was the 08/09 KTM530exc but I'd read a lot about oil issues and any km frightened me a bit, and very low km 8 year old bikes seemed a bit suspicious. Just wondering what a new owner should be looking out for or looking to modify early on. Vaguely recall something about an oil breather venting into the throttle body? It's my first dirt bike in 10 years (last was a KTM 640 Adventure) -my background is mostly road and track riding on Ducati super bikes, and while it may prove a bit of a handful at times the FE450 felt lacking, probably due to my diet of big V twins. The big thumper seemed to fit beautifully, even throwing in a surprise wheelie on the test ride. Intended use is half day "get out in the bush and explore" type rides with the odd overnighter. Already searching for luggage and loading options, and options for increasing oil capacity (I've seen the plumbed frame but was hoping for something like the Blais version for the 530exc). Any hints or suggested threads more than welcomed!
Now to see how long I can keep the bike a secret from the wife...