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January 17th, 2021, 07:42 PM   #1
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2011 FE 570 RTW Trip Questions and Inquiry

Hello I am new to the forum and thinking about purchasing a 2011 FE 570 for touring around the world. In order to pick the right platform i am interested in maintenance on the bike, underlying issues concerning the 2011 model and what would or should be changed/modified on the bike.

I pack light and have rented bikes all over the world. Although I have never ridden a large adventure bike (BMW, KTM, Africa Twin), I do know what terrain I have navigated across just on 90cc scooters and 150cc bikes however the RTW trip would present many different challenges.

Any advice on soft luggage, tool kits, gearing, maintenance, top end rebuild cost, bottom end rebuild cost, parts and service availability worldwide, seat options, etc..

I will start the adventure from Canada down Pan American then ship the bike from Argentina to the next continent whenever that date comes.

Cheers and thanks for any advice. My apologies in advance as Iím still trying to figure out how to navigate the site.
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January 17th, 2021, 11:57 PM   #2
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should start you off. Search here will fill in most of the questions ie:

Longevity /maintenance
approx FE570 miles before valves, top end rebuild etc?

Cush drive, more fuel/oil capacity, fuel filter and perhaps keep an eye on the wiring harness - its tight and can provide a break in a critical wire or two.

a friend has done round 6000km+ riding Cape York In Australia on a 570.
Great lightweight choice. No sweat
another berg owning friend has ridden a mountain bike (Alaska to Mexico). Twice. You'll love it.

although nowadays I'd probably just buy a Husky 701 LR if funds permit
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January 18th, 2021, 01:23 AM   #3
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Welcome Rip.

Excellent choice with the 2011 570.

Like any bike there are many mods that can/should be done. I own threee bent Bergs. One is set up for tripping, one is my trail bike and the other was my motard which is a spare these days for mates who dont have a ride.

I have done substantial mods. My 570 will hold 34 litres of fuel. I run a cush drive rear wheel. A 320mm front disc, a jump starter, iPad, LED lighting in a mini tower etc etc.

These are the shiz.
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January 18th, 2021, 08:26 PM   #4
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Thanks fellas Iíll check out the links and really appreciate the advice. I look for some of the aftermarket parts as well. Cheers
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January 19th, 2021, 10:58 AM   #5
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Rtw trip on a 570

I've only done short trips / a few hundred miles, and also portions of the TransAmeria Trail for a few days, so I'm not experienced in long trips, but I do have some comments that might be helpful. FIRST, I totally agree about the Cush Drive hub - would not go without it. SECOND, if NOT using the clutch a lot (as in Enduro racing) you can go much longer between oil changes (less clutch fiber material in oil). On my 2011 FE390, I've been going 1500 miles between oil changes on trips with little clutch use (per my dealer's suggestions, also a Husaberg rider). THIRD, be very carful when packing any weight on the back. On my first TransAmerica trail trip, on a warm day, my plastic sub-frame began to sag and I ruined a dry bag when it rubbed on the chain, due to the sub-frame bending. Luckily no permanent damage. I had to re-pack on the trail side to remove weight from the back and put it in front of me near the fuel filler cap. My dealer STRONGLY suggested using the Giant Loop brand of luggage - the Coyote model is probably the best size (the Great Basin model is too large). He has traveled with his Coyote model for years and swears by it. Keep the bag very close to your behind, in other words as far forward as possible to keep the weight off the subframe. (See Youtube vids for the Giant Loop Coyote.)
FOURTH, all the 70 Degree bikes are "buzzy" and the vibration made my hands go numb. Most people really need Grip Puppies or other type of foam grip covers to reduce vibration to the hands. Other than that, I hope your ride is magnificent (I'm jealous!). - HusaGeezer
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January 19th, 2021, 08:10 PM   #6
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Thank you for all that fantastic information Husageezer. I will look at those options. I emailed Woody wheels and waiting for a response on the Cush hub. Is there anyone else that makes the same type of hub?
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January 21st, 2021, 02:56 AM   #7
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I bought a Cush hub that came off a KTM Street bike it was 17” rim though. That would be a good place to start. Before you go on a long trip take a short trip 300 to 400 miles. I took my 570FS over 200 miles mostly freeways and it kick my butt took me 24hours to recover from that ride. I’m old 63 at the time. I would say a wind shield as a must.

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February 4th, 2021, 06:27 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Rippentear View Post
Thank you for all that fantastic information Husageezer. I will look at those options. I emailed Woody wheels and waiting for a response on the Cush hub. Is there anyone else that makes the same type of hub?
Rippentear, its seems any/all wheel builders will set you up with a cush drive, Warp9, Dubya USA.... Woody's and Dubya would land you the best, but we've had decent luck with Warp9 setups as well, off road racing though, never cush drives.

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February 4th, 2021, 07:07 AM   #9
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I have been doing a ton of research and reading the forums. I have found a to. Of useful information and with the help of all the suggestions I have received if will be a fun project. Cheers and thanks for all the info. I appreciate the feedback.
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