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November 18th, 2018, 08:26 AM   #1
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I Ride: HB 570 FE
Bike-try-out-day

Had a bike-try-out-day (eng?) with the local dirt club. Come as you are, bbq and try anyones bike out that turns up.
Very interesting thing to try other bikes, even a similar model has likely been altered some or have different settings from yours.
I tried:
Husqvarna 240 -86
KTM 450 -05
KTM 350 -14
Husqvarna 300 -14
Husaberg 450 -09

From memory:
- Husqvarna 240 turning sitting, bloody hell, there is no rear brake to speak of but you dont need one either, just lean over (peaing your pants) and youre already through, jaw dropping!
- KTM 450 RFS engine, what a darling, absolutely loved it, chassis very similar to -14 (Reckon this engine will be similar to Berg pre 09?)
- 350 had been altered to not work properly imho, cant comment on that. Did try a properly set up husqvarna 350 that I really liked, so the model as such is fine I bet.
- Husqvarna 300, a completely different bike to what Im used to, would have needed the day to learn how to ride it properly, felt very agile, a bit twitchy on the gas, liked the 250 berg more.
- Husaberg 450 my favourite of the lot, you get where you aim safely with no fuzz.

Point isnt really which one is the best, its the input your head gets from trying something different, very interesting! Do ask to swap bikes next time

We were at an old quarry with a fairly short technical but crazy fun loop + a bit of forest single trail.
Awesome day overall, old farts playing around!

Thanks from tourist, Alan and 2ndGen
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November 18th, 2018, 12:09 PM   #2
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Interesting that you liked the ‘old’ bent Berg over the later bikes.
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November 18th, 2018, 01:31 PM   #3
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Funny thing is I liked every bike better than my own until I tried my own again, and then THAT was the best, go figure
My brain is funny, or likely most peoples are, do the swap and youll see its not what you expect.


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Interesting that you liked the ‘old’ bent Berg over the later bikes.
Thanks from tourist and Alan

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November 20th, 2018, 09:18 AM   #4
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Caught Björn on the 1986 WR 240, see what I mean its not a slow bike at all
Funny story is the guy owning it bought it new, sold it and then bought it back recent years.
(Had some issues with the memory card, so please accept the glitches!)

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November 21st, 2018, 02:00 PM   #5
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I Ride: 7 Husabergs two FE570S,FS570 FE390/450,07 FE650,05 FE550,2 Husqvarna's 86 WR400,87 510,09 Buell
This riding area is very similar to Foresthill Ca (Northern California) there are 4 seasons so before You go check to see if it's open. You'll like it!
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November 21st, 2018, 11:13 PM   #6
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Ok thanks, I have relatives in Portland and the forest there is very similar yes, the thought of going over and ride have occured
BC Canada is quite tempting aswell. Tips are welcome!

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