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January 29th, 2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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FS570 Front Fender mod/addition

Hello all - recently picked up an '11 FS570 and was doing a bit of lurking while researching the new ride. I gotta say that I'm really liking the way that husaberg/ktm have put this thing together, then again I'm not really all that surprised after having a 300exc and a superduke - I just love the way these things are engineered/built and finished.

Got a quick question that I'm looking for some help on. I commute on mine (20km round trip) and find that riding in the rain and/or on a wet road usually leaves me covered from visor to crotch in every possible bit of crap that there could be on the road. I'm not too concerned with the spray off the front wheel on my riding gear but I am a little annoyed at the headlight that never stays clean for more than 50'. Considering that I ride to and from work in the dark it already makes a not so great headlight seem like a hand held flashlight.

I was looking at the 690smr fork leg protector/shortie front fender as an adder to the front fender to keep some of the spray down - can this be done? I've even been looking at sport bike fenders for the wet months but haven't seen anything with a similar mounting pattern to the fork guards???

I've completed the following so far:
H4 halogen bulb conversion in stock mask (has a nice fog effect when hit with rain!!!)
Zeta handguards
Custom skate wheel sliders (hit a patch of frost on 2nd ride while fabricating the sliders and lost a bit of metal - won't have that happen again)
Frame guards (husaberg issue - very, very nice)
Shock heim cover (husaberg issue - very, very nice)
Map switch (still playing with it)
De-restricted and re-mapped
CAM change (warranty) to improve cold weather starting

Thanks in advance,

Jim
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January 30th, 2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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Re: FS570 Front Fender mod/addition

i remember riding in wet on mine, all the spray was coming from the front wheel and forward of the front fender, it created a great arc of water that the headlight lit up nicely and yes spray'd you silly. short of extending the front fender I'm not sure how you'd fix it. putting anything at the wheel may cause you problems if you bottom out the front suspension as you could run out of clearance. maybe a small fender like the hypermotard has would help?
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January 30th, 2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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Re: FS570 Front Fender mod/addition

The enduro fender might help? It's longer, wider and a bit bent down. I think I'd go for a low mounted fender though.


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February 6th, 2012, 05:47 PM   #4
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Re: FS570 Front Fender mod/addition

Newf... I too just bought a 11 FS570. How did you get it derestricted and remapped? I did see a link to an EFI tuner on this site (JD jetting) https://www.jdjetting.com/xcart/home.php?cat=21 or is there another way?

My background is in sportbikes but I do have an old KLR that I have taken on long trips and almost killed myself (physical exhaustion) trying to run with the "street legal" enduros at dual sport events. I made the mistake of throwing on a motard front fender on my KLR and ended up using all my tearoffs trying to see through the mud. Not a very useful fendor...but they look sharp

I have talked to other sportbike racers that love their supermotos...so I can't wait for the salt to wash away...and to try it at the track!
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Re: FS570 Front Fender mod/addition

I had the dealer do it when he was replacing the cam under warranty. He did the following:
- Removed all of the emissions plumbing (air injection, charcoal canister, etc...) and permanently plugged the air injector fitting on the cylinder,
- Remapped the ecu with the competition map (dealer used the factory re-mapping tool),
- Removed the exhaust restrictor which has increased exhaust flow and sound,
- Added husaberg map switch (i just put it on the 2nd setting and haven't messed with it),
- Also had the dealer flush the tank for any debris.

I was getting use to being sprayed with road junk until I just gave the bike a good cleaning... the first rain ride will take care of that! I don't think that I could do the enduro fender, the look would be wrong imo and i would rather just put up with the spray for now. I'm still wondering if a hypermotard/690 smr style 'small' fender would stop the spray coming off of the tire just enough so that I don't have to ride through it???

Just curious, have you been having any dragging on your front brake?

Jim
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February 10th, 2012, 06:16 AM   #6
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Re: FS570 Front Fender mod/addition

care to elaborate on the CAM replacament for cold weather starts, thanks
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February 10th, 2012, 09:42 PM   #7
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Re: FS570 Front Fender mod/addition

I read about the fix on one of the threads here on this site, I'm sure if you have a look it'll pop up.

It turned out that one of the repliers was the guy that had his bike fixed at the same shop where I go, he was just in to pick up his bike (FE570S) as I was riding mine to the shop to have it looked at. To make a short story long, the owner told me that there was a batch of cams that had a slight machining flaw that prevented the auto decompression from properly actuating when the temps dropped.

They ended up solving the problem on the FE570 by removing the cam from the owners FE450 and comparing it against the original cam and the replacement cam that they had previously put in the FE570. Turned out that both the original and the replacement cam had the same part numbers and the cam from the FE450 had a different part number. They re-ordered another cam with the FE450 part number, installed it and problem solved.

Originally I thought that it was the battery. I assumed that the battery wasn't maintained properly at the dealer before I picked up the bike and I had it sitting in my unheated garage for 2 weeks before I started it? The first morning that I was going to work it wouldn't crank over (1/2 crank then click, click, click) with an outside temp of 1C. I put it on a tender overnight and the next morning it was 3C and it just barely started, that evening it wouldn't start after work. I did some research here, called the dealer and the rest is history. Now it starts every time after 3-4 cranks regardless of temp. I've rode to work on mornings where it was -1C/-2C and have not had a hitch except for running out of gas 'cause the freakin' gas warning light didn't come on... luckily there was a gas station 100' away!
I would have to say that my first week of ownership was almost my last (cam, boil over in traffic, fuel light, useless headlight at night especially in the rain (really glad I know my local streets well) but am totally glad that I stuck with it. I've even found a few 'shortcuts' on my daily commute that I didn't think could get anymore hilarious when I was on my superduke - I just don't know if my licence is going to survive this bike, I've always got the mtn bike I guess???

Jim
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April 30th, 2012, 02:59 AM   #8
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Re: FS570 Front Fender mod/addition

Hey Jim,

Could you possibly post some pics up of your bike? I'm taking ideas from here there and everywhere and you sound like you've got some nice bits on your bike. Would love to see them
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