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May 11th, 2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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Hi from a new (to me) Berg owner....

Hi, all. I bought an 08 550 Berg to race the NORA/BSMC National series this year and done a couple of practices and 2 rounds on it already. Despite niggly problems (brake fade, oil leaks, slipper not slipping!) I can't help but think it's not the unreliable tractor it's made out to be! Loadsa questions to come and advice gonna be needed but for now i'll check out the forum and search facilities!!!
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May 12th, 2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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Re: Hi from a new (to me) Berg owner....

Ok, 40 views and not one hello....


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May 12th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #3
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Re: Hi from a new (to me) Berg owner....

I dont think the veiw counter is totally accurate.... it was probably a lot more than 40

welcome to the crew, i think each berg is its own, some are good and some problematic, get your stuff sorted and keep up on maintenece and it will be as reliable as anything else....this coming from a guy whos bike is more than a decade older than yours and has been nothing but relaible even with its oil leaks.....
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May 12th, 2012, 12:39 PM   #4
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Re: Hi from a new (to me) Berg owner....

I viewed 39 times and just now worked up the nerve to say, hello!
Welcome to the site and I hope you have a blast with your 550.

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May 12th, 2012, 01:20 PM   #5
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Re: Hi from a new (to me) Berg owner....

Howdy!
As far as compared to the older bergs the 08's are as reliable as a ball peen hammer when used for their intended purpose. When it comes to racing SM, I don't know that anything can be considered reliable anymore.
As far as the brakes and clutch, those are components that have likely been added to the bike. Not really sure you can knock the bike for that. As far as the oil leaks go, perhaps we could help with a little more info.

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May 15th, 2012, 10:25 AM   #6
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Re: Hi from a new (to me) Berg owner....

Looks like a nice bike Hope you have as much fun I have with my 2008 Berg Greets from Belgium
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May 26th, 2012, 01:54 AM   #7
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Re: Hi from a new (to me) Berg owner....

I've sorted the brake problem. I stripped and rebuilt the caliper and put some Motul RBF600 fluid in, all good now. Going to investigate the oil leaks as I have a few weeks break from racing. I've been told to give it a mid season main bearing refresh to be on the safe side. That's when all the questions will be coming as I may do it myself!!!
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May 26th, 2012, 10:28 AM   #8
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Re: Hi from a new (to me) Berg owner....

2nd time I've viewed your post... Btw, Hello. Nice bike. Keep us posted on your results. Both on the track and in the shop. I have an 01 fe650 that I've been sorting out and now becoming friends with. although it still wants to bite me it I'm too heavy handed. I'm interested in your main bearing freshen up as that is likely in my future.

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May 30th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #9
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From one relative "newb" to another...Welcome and congrats on the bike!
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May 30th, 2012, 12:03 PM   #10
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Re: Hi from a new (to me) Berg owner....

the 550s are generally good. I would flick the seal back on the right behind the flywheel and see if you have roller mains. if you do I'd take (a small) chance and go to the end of the season. rollers on a 550: normally last forever!

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