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August 2nd, 2018, 04:18 PM   #1
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Hi Men, I'm down here in Australia and have my heart set on joining the 70 degree club in purchasing a FS/FE 570 and converting it to Motard like my profile pic, can anyone please give me a heads up on what to look for in regards to possible issues with the bikes, I'm aware they can have valve clearance, fuel pump/ filter, Water pump leakage issues, Hope alls well you lot, hope to get some feedback, Kind regards Pete
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August 2nd, 2018, 07:39 PM   #2
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Valve clearance shouldn't be a problem unless it has an S'@t load of miles on it! You covered all problems I could think of and some I didn't know. Filter? Like any modern bike check all electric connections/earth also look at wheel bearing. Chain guides for wear there cheap replace as needed the top swing arm guide is the most important if not in good shape the chain hit the tire/tyre. I know and it did. new guide and tire.
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August 2nd, 2018, 10:55 PM   #3
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Hi Rainerio, apparently a lot of people get caught out when water starts coming out of the small hole on water pump, they aren't sure what its for but its away of being told the seals are shot, the factory fuel filter are known to block an starve the bike for fuel leaning it out which is never a good thing, Thanks for input, just gathering as much Intel as pos before purchasing it regards to FE/FS 570 and FS 650E...
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August 3rd, 2018, 01:16 AM   #4
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This theead is quite good: https://advrider.com/index.php?threa...egrees.902781/

Note however that these are exceptionally reliable dirt bikes!

The water pump leak thing is because crud might get into a vent hole (flung up by the front wheel). Protect the hole and it’s trouble-free. One method is to glue a small metal tube in the hole and place some clear hose on that. Very simple, and ample protection. Not an enormous issue - more of a measure of caution.

I got a Golan Super Mini fuel filter to place on the hose as per recommendations on here, and dumped the inline filter.

Valves on these bikes are rock steady. As in don’t need work after 100s of hours. The motor is very stout and well designed.

You might want to keep a spare fuel pump on hand. Forst pump design can swell and stick. I believe that bikes with an updated pump are trouble-free. haven’t had issues with my ‘10.

I’d get a cush hub or sprocket if you’re doing a supermoto conversion. The factory FS supermoto is quite cool - it has tubeless wheels iirc, and a cush hub.
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August 3rd, 2018, 01:52 AM   #5
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Pete, FE bent Bergs don’t handle real well with motard wheels. They wash out in the front. Speak to a suspension specialist like MPE in Brisbane? There is another crowd in Melbourne.

Awesome robust bikes.
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August 3rd, 2018, 01:55 AM   #6
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August 3rd, 2018, 05:32 PM   #7
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Thanks for the tips Alan, So if I go with a FE 570 motard conversion you'd recommend stiffening up the springs? Or try and source a FS570? Which is basiclly a FE with stiffer springs and Motard rims anyway?
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August 3rd, 2018, 05:34 PM   #8
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Cheers Tourist, Great thread!! Hope its not to cold up there��
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August 3rd, 2018, 06:39 PM   #9
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If you want a motard, go for a FS, otherwise get a FE sorted. Triple clamps are different, front brake, shorter suspension travel, different valuing/spring rates....... some models run a shorter swing arm.
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August 3rd, 2018, 06:50 PM   #10
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All good thanks for the tips mate..
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