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February 28th, 2018, 04:10 PM   #11
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Hello everyone, I also bought a Husaberg 570 from 2010 and I have a question about how to activate the fuel reserve. I read the manual of the motorcycle, but it does not say much, only the capacity of the reservation is mentioned.
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PD: it's my first Husaberg xD
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February 28th, 2018, 04:36 PM   #12
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The reserve starts burning when the low fuel light comes on. The manual is just referring to how much should still be in the tank when the light comes on.
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March 1st, 2018, 04:13 PM   #13
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Man I admire your ingenuity. Great ideas abound. If I hadn't plugged that hole completely up already I would love to try that.

Update is, the tank was holding after plugging up that caveman hole in the bottom right. The red plug was buried under a pool of epoxy. Someone had obviously not had the internet and just wanted to be done with that thing. It didn't work. It smelled of gas so my dad took a dremel carefully dug into the pool and got the red plug out. It's now fixed the correct way and holding so far. Another leak was found after that. It had also been plugged by a pile of something that didn't work. It's a hole straight across from the battery box screw. It didn't have threads and had been poorly plugged when I bought the bike so I'm not sure what it was for but it was working ok without it so we'll plug that up the right way and hopefully that'll be the end.

Very much looking forward to trying to sand the ignition cover case down but I'm back in Oakland working so I'll have to do that later in the month.

The next question I have is 2 (1 intake and 1 exhaust) valves are out of spec by .02 mm and the others are in, 1 right in the middle and one just barely in and on the tight side (all on the tight side except the one in the middle of the range). Should I be shooting to get everything middle of the range or just leave the ones that are in spec alone and call it good?
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March 2nd, 2018, 07:07 AM   #14
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Be thankful you have a low fuel light. My 2009 doesnít. I figure Iíll carry a good sized fuel bottle with and thatíll be my reserve. I may get a sensor and wire in a light someday if I get ambitious.

Hope you love the bike! Itís a great one from my limited experience.

Originally Posted by amv View Post
Hello everyone, I also bought a Husaberg 570 from 2010 and I have a question about how to activate the fuel reserve. I read the manual of the motorcycle, but it does not say much, only the capacity of the reservation is mentioned.
Thank you very much to all.

PD: it's my first Husaberg xD
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March 18th, 2018, 09:34 AM   #15
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Update on the 570 project...

So far I've done:
Knobbies (the inside of the spoke nipples are pretty rusted. Any advice on that would be welcome)

Hand guards (yellow, looks so badass)

I sanded down the ignition cover successfully (I think, hasn't been tested yet). Took about 45 minutes. It was really out of whack. I wonder if they came from the factory like that.

Subframe tank leaks were super patched and pressure tested but since reinstall it's still leaking. Slower now but no doubt not fixed. Can't be sure from where. My dad said he tested the hell out of it before reinstall so maybe the fuel line between tanks?

Valve adjustment. One intake was tight by .03 mm and one exhaust was tight by .04 mm (this to get them both mid spec). One shim was cupped a bit. Wondering if this is an indication of anything for future maintenance. Let me know. Actually I have a worry about the cam chain too. I had already reinstalled the valve cover (multiple times, I was very tired of dealing with it) when I installed the cam chain tensioner. After multiple failures getting the tensioner to engage I finally did but to verify that it was engaged I unscrewed it a bit to see if I felt tension and then screwed it back in when it was clear I did. At that point I still felt unsure so I took the valve cover off again and tested the cam chain and it had tension on it (obviously should've done this originally). My question is, does my unscrewing and then rescrewing the tensioner after it's been engaged mess with the tension on the chain and am I risking damage to chain or worse, the engine? There was no oil in the tensioner since I had pushed it all out compressing it and since it's hydraulic I'm hoping that the actual tension hadn't been established until I started the bike and oil began to circulate and fill the tensioner again.

Sorry. Long winded, but I'd really hate to screw this bike up. It looks so clean inside.

Any advice or words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated and much anxiety relieved.

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March 19th, 2018, 09:04 AM   #16
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update

Finally set my sag last night. I have a 76-250 spring which is rated for 187 to 209 lbs and I'm only 155 plus riding gear (guessing 15 to 20 lbs). Right now I'm at 5 mm preload, 30 mm static sag, 109 mm race sag. Seems pretty close to good, at least for a good test ride in some dirt. Hoping for that this weekend but rough weather lately. A quick test ride on the road still felt way stiffer than my DR but that's to be expected. I wonder if I should keep this spring, ride it like this most of the time and then increase the preload when I gear it up for camping or is it way over-rated for my weight?

The ignition cover didn't leak on the test ride so that's amazing news. I'd be super stoked if that was fixed. Thanks to you all for the solution.

While the shock was out I took a look under the tanks to see where the fuel leak was happening and it might actually be coming from the front tank. I didn't have great light or much time so I'll have to do a more thorough inspection.

Still wondering about the cam chain tensioner. I'm new enough to bikes that I can't quite tell if it sounds right but it runs well so I'm trusting it for now.

Any advice welcome.

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March 19th, 2018, 10:38 AM   #17
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Those sag numbers look good. Generally you want to have a stiffer spring more than you want a lighter spring! As long as the rear doesn't KICK! up when going over sizable bumps and you can't dial that out with the rebound damping. (This happens on the DR-Z which is super oversprung and super underdamped on the rear rebound. Neither is going on here, just a spring on the stiffer side of fine, and a quite decently set up shock). - I think you'll be fine!

Sag is a rule-of-thumb. If you drop the rear further, steering will stabilize a bit. (I recommend trying it! Just to get a feel for the effect! Even only a few mm will be noticeable.)

Keep us posted
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March 19th, 2018, 01:13 PM   #18
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I just use my ‘trail’ settings when ADVing. Try to balance your load. Remember you have the subtank to the rear so any luggage you fit out here will add to the rear bias. Run a tank bag and consider fitting tools to your front fender. Make sure your bike has the fender brace.
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March 19th, 2018, 03:46 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by tourist View Post
Those sag numbers look good. Generally you want to have a stiffer spring more than you want a lighter spring! As long as the rear doesn't KICK! up when going over sizable bumps and you can't dial that out with the rebound damping. (This happens on the DR-Z which is super oversprung and super underdamped on the rear rebound. Neither is going on here, just a spring on the stiffer side of fine, and a quite decently set up shock). - I think you'll be fine!

Sag is a rule-of-thumb. If you drop the rear further, steering will stabilize a bit. (I recommend trying it! Just to get a feel for the effect! Even only a few mm will be noticeable.)

Keep us posted
Perfect. That's great info. Planning to ride it hard the next few months and see how it feels. So easy to adjust I'll definitely mess with different settings.


Originally Posted by Alan View Post
I just use my ‘trail’ settings when ADVing. Try to balance your load. Remember you have the subtank to the rear so any luggage you fit out here will add to the rear bias. Run a tank bag and consider fitting tools to your front fender. Make sure your bike has the fender brace.
Yeah. I've read a lot about the rear bias with these bikes. I've seen some pics with dudes putting the big Wolfman bags on the tank. No way I can ride like that. My knees go right there! But I'll definitely get something to put some weight up front. Maybe I can get away with the mid size rollies. Thinking about getting a skid plate tool box made too.
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
Perfect. That's great info. Planning to ride it hard the next few months and see how it feels. So easy to adjust I'll definitely mess with different settings.




Yeah. I've read a lot about the rear bias with these bikes. I've seen some pics with dudes putting the big Wolfman bags on the tank. No way I can ride like that. My knees go right there! But I'll definitely get something to put some weight up front. Maybe I can get away with the mid size rollies. Thinking about getting a skid plate tool box made too.
Force in Dandenong Melb make a combo 2 litre tank tool box plate.

I got them to make up a batch of 4 litre fuel tank/bash plates. Brilliant. With I could post pics for you. Are you on Facebook? If so link to me, Alan Howarth and I’ll send some pics. Check out the Husaberg 70 deg forum.

The most success I’ve had is Kriega panniers down back, the 70* tank, the 4 litre bash plate tank, tank bag and a bag for tools etc on the rear guard. It does sound like more rear bias but it works. You can still back it in, slide it out with control. A mate on his Berg strapped his bum bag across the rear guard. It worked so good.

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