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June 30th, 2007, 11:41 PM   #71
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What gearing are you running on the big girl...


15/45?
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July 1st, 2007, 01:51 AM   #72
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15/47 closes the gears up a bit and makes first a bit more useable in the snot. http://www.husaberg.org/index.php?set_a ... _photo.php

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July 1st, 2007, 04:52 PM   #73
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Hi Steve,
Yes mate I was very sick, everything hurt !!!! I didn't want to share that flu with you mate.
Glad to hear the Dyno work is bringing joy. I suspected it would. I used some emery tape and took the sharp edge off the modified end cap and ran a small bead of engine silastic inside the end cap and smoothed it with my finger to keep those annoying little strands of packing inside.
That oil leak is a big disappointment !!!!! I believe Orangeberg has version two of that kit in development. I find oil leaks damn irritating as well. There is no excuse for them now days.
I noticed you have replaced your LED rear blinkers ? I have just fitted LED's and a variable load flasher unit. They don't look much until you get a few meters behind the bike, then they are quite bright.
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July 2nd, 2007, 12:11 AM   #74
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Jeez Gary,you are paying attention!

One of the original LED blinkers that I fitted went largely AWOL so I replaced them with some Hella parts that are heavier duty and brighter as well. Almost as low profile as too. No crash, but the glue holding the lense to the body seems to have let go, maybe encouraged by some passing scrub, dunno.

Spoke ro OrangeBerg today and replacement seal and gaskets bits will be in the mail ASAP. Riding this weekend so the plan is to fit the following weekend. Riding this weekend is part of the suspension workshop. 3 Bergs out of 8 and I'm accused of sponsoring the Berg owners club!

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July 2nd, 2007, 02:34 PM   #75
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Yes you can't get away with anything you know Steve !!!!
I believe John has sourced some "better" double lipped seals. Care in fitting them goes a long way to their success or not in sealing.
Good luck with the suspension workshop. I'm looking forward to ours in a fortnight.
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July 7th, 2007, 11:46 PM   #76
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A Cautionary Tale!

Did a 20 hour service a week ago and a brief test ride suggested all was OK, apart from the oil leaks. No time for any more bike until this weekend when we had another suspension tuning weekend which I'll start another thread about. 650 started first kick this weekend from very cold, and I had some fun riding and wrenching and dialing clickers. Problem was that the 650 didn't seem real keen to crank over on the starter, the starter labouring. Started first kick though. Ahh well, work to do and I'll think about it while I'm working on other's bikes.

The thing was, in the back of my mind was that the exhaust valves had seemed tight when I did them and I was pleased that I'd picked it up before it became a problem, and the starteing problem seemed to be related to the auto decomp not working.

Another quick check of the valves revealed that somehow I'd got them too loose, loose enough that the decomp didn't work, but not so loose that there was any excessive tappet noise.

Not sure what/why/how I got it wrong. I've been doing the valves on my 501 since 1998 and now 3 times on the 650 so I think I know how to do it.

All I can think of is that I didn't get the base circle on the cam on the follower, or maybe that as it was very cold when I did it and the Delo 400 is a bit thick when cold it didn't squeeze out, or something. Inlets were OK though. Dunno.
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July 8th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #77
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Accelerator Pump and Dyno

I also got some more time in between clicking suspension to have a play with the AP stroke. As noted previously, with a Lineweaver jet kit and no AP I was really happy. Still, others (Taffy et al) seemed to think that some AP was good, and my 501 needs 0.8 mm in its current form otherwise its a bogs a bit. 650 didn't bog, but?

So I fitted a set screw and reinstalled the AP actuating rod as discussed above and decided that 1mm was good. I rode Louee this way 2 weeks ago and liked the snap off the bottom. The dyno work followed and I got to try that this weekend.

Heaps more snap, not to mention pull everywhere. I started thinking that for the first time in my life I could see the need for a SLOW action throttle. It was a bit of work in the tight stuff compared to what it had been. I played a bit with the AP set screw and am now at 0.5 mm and happy. Still snaps, but its in control now, and boy does it go. We had a standard 06 650 here this weekend and its flat by comparison, no snap, and doesn't rev!!

The modded muffler is OK too. I was concerned about noise in particular, I hate noisy bikes. It has a bit more bark, and deeper note, but it isn't obnoxious and I'll live with it, its OK.

All up, it'll light up at any speed, crack it at 100 k and it'll spin up and snake away. Lots of fun and the $400 for the pipe mod and dyno work that gets 1/3 more hp out of a standard 650 has to be money well spent. Overall, to get 1/3 more hp than standard, how much would you normally spend?

Happy, yep. Get the oil leaks sorted and I'll be ecstatic
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July 8th, 2007, 04:20 AM   #78
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Don't you just love it when things just work !!!!! I'm having a chuckle reading your last post Steve as I can see that smirky smile on your face after a good test ride on your freshly dyno'd bike. That smile has that "yes, how good is that now !!!" look about it. Am I right?
Every time I ride my 650 now I get that smile as it never ceases to amaze me somewhere during the ride.

I have just had the Kurtz bearing and seal mod fitted to my bike by ORANGEBERG and he was telling me that yours leaked. It is mandatory that the shrink tube be fitted and great care be taken when fitting the seal, as one small scratch or mark in the seal and it's working life is shattered. Did the other workshop fit it correctly the first time ???? Makes you wonder ???? Good workmanship, care and cleanliness is gospel at all times. I used to be a mechanic and I know how the standard can slip at times in some workshops. I suspect though that if ORANGEBERG had done both your oil leaks that you would now have oil only on the inside of your engine !!!! Anyway it should be OK now if your going to put the new seal in. The instructions are very clear that come with it.
Only six more days until suspension day !!!! Do you think I'm excited !!!!!!

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July 22nd, 2007, 12:29 AM   #79
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Leaks Fixed!

Well I hope so. I got some replacement seals for the wp from OrangeBerg and pulled the motor from the frame last weekend. Took a day off work and delivered the lot to Suttos on Thursday at 09.00, a 4.5 hr drive there and drove off at 14.00 heading for home, another 4.5 hrs. Another warranty job, he was keen to sort it, and frustrated that it hadn't been fixed last time.

Engine back in Sat am and 0.75 hr shake down run. Looks promising. Dump oil and fresh filter and 3 hrs more today. Still dry, just like a new one should be, only its now 57 hrs young.

The countershaft leak seemed to be caused by the bush. The 07 design is different to earlier ones and this one seemed to float a bit. An older bush, a new seal, so far, so good.

I am now a happy camper, loving it, torque, hp, GRUNT, wonderful. Swapped today onto my old 501, its rider onto the 650, and it feels sluggish and doughy by comparison. He was spooked by the 650 though. Rode a KTM EXC 450 last weekend back to back with the 650 and it was like a 125, kept running out of revs and gears.

650s rule,
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July 22nd, 2007, 12:39 AM   #80
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