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June 16th, 2019, 12:22 PM   #1
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Bought an FE650!!

Hey guys, glad I found this place. I live in a quiet suburban city in Utah called Springville. Iím a Designer/Engineer for Vanderhall Motorworks (vanderhallusa.com) for my day job, and in the evenings I like to tinker. Iím pretty inexperienced when it comes to Husaberg. I picked up a 2006 FE650 a few years ago. Back in 2013 to be exact. Wow itís been sitting for a bit I guess. I got it for $1500 because it was so hard to start. I couldnít kick it, and the electric start wouldnít do it, and I could only start it by dragging it behind a truck and pop starting it in 5th or 6th gear. All the other gears would just drag the wheel no matter how much I bounced on it. Once it started and I was able to ride, I crapped my pants! This bike wants to wheelie in every single gear. I have to be cautious on the throttle because it wants to do a back flip. Iíve never experienced something so torquey and terrifying! ... so then I never rode it again. Itís just sat there. It was way to hard to try and start, and I didnít always have someone to pull me behind a truck. So it went into hibernation. So Iíve been riding other easier things instead. Well the time has come that I am dying to ride this thing, so Iíve been googling what could be wrong. Thatís how I found this forum. Sounds like an auto decompression issue of course so last night I pulled the top cover off and sure enough the auto decompression spring is broken.

So thatís where Iím at. Iíve heard there are modified springs that are better than the stock one. Iím not sure. Iíd love to hear the advice from you experienced Husaberg people! Thanks!!
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June 17th, 2019, 12:24 AM   #2
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welcome to UHE mate. its all here somewhere.

the modifed spring as a purchase is what i sell.

blow out your choke jet and your pilot jet too.

fresh fuel.

set the valve clearances.

kick it.

cheers

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June 17th, 2019, 06:59 AM   #3
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it's not uncommon for the valves to be adjusted on the wrong tdc, which makes the exhaust clearances WAY too big, thus eliminating the manual decomp (on the bars). if the valves are right, using that lever will allow you to kickstart it by kicking from barely after tdc.
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June 18th, 2019, 07:04 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! I need to order that spring. Where do I find it?

Also, I donít have a manual for this bike. Does anyone have info that can help me? I know how to work on engines. Iíve done a lot of rebuilds. And because of that Iíve learned to not wing it. Do any of you have instructions and specs for the valve clearances and setting TDC?
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June 18th, 2019, 11:45 PM   #5
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TDC is when the ignition staple comes around to 9 o clock and the leading edge is in a line betweent he middle of the crank and the botom edge of the cover bolt hole that you can see at 9 o clock.

the valve clearances are set at 0.12mm or a loose 4 thou and a little squeezed 5 thou. but people don't use that method, they use 'a 1/6-of-a-turn'.

my rule is that you should be able to morse code the rocker arm afterwards and hear it at the rear number plate. not beyond it. loose is as bad as tight.

as for the "modified ADC" or "modified auto decomp", just put those words into a search in my web shop.

other changes I make to your engine are;
starter repair kit (SRK)
Iridium plug of which I prefer the IXU24 Denso
jetting kit

but most of all, the DVSK, dual valve spring kit.

cheeers

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June 21st, 2019, 09:04 PM   #6
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Iím looking all over the forum for a thread detailing this 1/6 thing. Is thereís thread?
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June 21st, 2019, 09:05 PM   #7
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And thanks for the info and the help Taffy
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June 30th, 2019, 05:00 PM   #8
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A word of advice, when you kick start it wear riding boots. Anything else will bring about a world of pain.

A lot of them don't start well cold with the the starter, but mine does. If you like tinkering you've bought the perfect bike.
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