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June 3rd, 2007, 10:03 PM   #1
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New on forum and with few questions?

Hello.

I"m from Croatia and I have Aprilia SXV 550. This is great bike and is so much fun to ride, but then it is so often in service because my service shop is so lame and they dont even try to understand mechanical and electronical setup for SXV. So i ride few weeks and when i go for service they always fuckt up something and than the bike is at service for couple of weeks(as i write this my bike is still in the service - 3 weeks ago they fuckt up starter gears on SXV). So why i dont go to another service? Because it is 200 km away.

So in last few days I was thinking to buy Husaberg FS 550e(2007)(after I sell SXV). There are just few Husabergs at road at my place but the service shop is only 50 km away from my place. I would like to know did these bike has any major mechanical problems and how often do you make service intervals on your Husaberg.

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RE: New on forum and with few questions?

I would like to know did these bike has any major mechanical problems and how often do you make service intervals on your Husaberg.
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Maybe, but only maybe, you can even try one. Not a girls model 550, but 650, for boys

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RE: New on forum and with few questions?

Is this cool or what? How many other sites could boast two dirt bikers from Croatia and how many Americans could even point it out on a map???
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There is even more Berg riders than that in ostralia ..... How many Americans can point that out on a map???
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There is even more Berg riders than that in ostralia ..... How many Americans can point that out on a map???
Anyone see the CNNN episode shown just after the US and it's asslicking toadies (are you there little Johnny Coward) invaded Iraq. One of them went around N.Y asking Yanks how they should invade next. Every one of them said North Korea. They were asked to point it out on a map. Thing is, the map had Australia labeled as Korea, and Tasmania (which is south of the mainland) labeled as North Korea. Everyone of them pointed to Tasmania.

Now, now. No tassie jokes. This shit is serious.
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Must be nice to be sitting in sunny Australia, having money and the freedom to ride motorcycles anywhere you want, whenever you want, while people in other countries sit underneath the umbrella of an ideological, often times religious, dictator regime, where they're unable to afford a supermoto bike, unable to criticize the backward system they live under, unable to escape or leave the system they're subjected to, and have no freedom to do what they want to do when they want to do it. riding motorcycles, and having the freedom to ride motorcycles--whether it's supermoto, a 170mph sports bike, dirtbikes, touring bikes, or whatever, is something you're making the mistake of taking for granted in sunny australia. my guess is that even though you can find north korea and Iraq on a map--you've never lived in either place or even visited either place. otherwise, you wouldn't be making the mistake of placing so much importance on a geography lesson and so little on the freedom to do ride wherever you want, whenever you want.
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can understand m0n0mans comments but he'll probably find that those apply to people from just about every country in the world.
frank. don't know where your from, i'm not going to assume Norway, things are never straight forward and the simple fact that people don't have freedom is usually on the bottom of the list when it comes to reasons for invading places.

this thread was about amd64fx asking about advice on bergs not about the socio/economic/ethical/ right or wrong,blah blah blah of anything else so lets get back to it and give the guy some advice.

myself, 550 don't know as i've never ridden one. but i luv my 400
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Originally Posted by m0n0man
Originally Posted by ozrider
There is even more Berg riders than that in ostralia ..... How many Americans can point that out on a map???
Anyone see the CNNN episode shown just after the US and it's asslicking toadies (are you there little Johnny Coward) invaded Iraq. One of them went around N.Y asking Yanks how they should invade next. Every one of them said North Korea. They were asked to point it out on a map. Thing is, the map had Australia labeled as Korea, and Tasmania (which is south of the mainland) labeled as North Korea. Everyone of them pointed to Tasmania.

Now, now. No tassie jokes. This stuff is serious.
As for me, I'm ready to invade Tasmania!
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You're absolutely right; back to the question: a FS550e would be a fantastic bike to own for a variety of reasons:
1. it has both a kick start and an electric start. if you ever run the battery down or it sits to long and gets weak, guess what? you just kick start it and go on your way. the Aprilia has only an electric start.
2. the Aprilia weighs over 120 kilos dry, the Husaberg weighs only 112 Kilos dry. it's by far the lightest supermoto out of the box.
3. The husaberg only requires frequent oil and filter changes to keep it in tip top shape. the aprilia has more parts, hence, more things to go wrong.
4. the husaberg comes standard with a FCR 41 carburator. it's the Mother of All Carbs and hence, it's one of the first things Suzuki, Honda, etc owners want to change in order to get more HP. i had a 2006 suzuki 400SM and it's was in drastic, drastic need of an FCR 41 Carburator for more power! the Husaberg will lift the front end effortlessly in the first three gears. my suzuki could only manage it in first and with a lot more effort.
5. The FS550 Husaberg, like the Aprilia, comes standard with the Supermoto kit already installed on it--310mm front brake, 17 inch wheels, etc, etc.
6. the Husaberg and Aprilia have the most Horsepower to Weight ratio right of the box, than any other supermoto. of course, the aprilia has more HP but then, it also has two cylinders instead of one, which makes it a rather unfair comparison in this regard. otherwise, i think the Husaberg probably has more HP to weight ratio of any single cylinder bike out of the box without doing any speical modifications to it. Of course, i'm talking about street legal supermoto's that can be plated!! so don't bring up KTM 560SMR becuase that has no lights and cannot be plated without lots of modifications. the Husqavarna can be plated but it doesn't come even remotely close to the 112kg weight of the Husaberg.
7. in another one of my posts on this sight i provide a magazine comparison test between a FS650 husaberg vs.Aprilia sxv 550 vs. KTM 660SM. the Husaberg won every category except top gear roll on.
8. the Husaberg, like the KTM, are one of the few bikes that hae 6 gears. can you say easy cruising? i knew you could!

here is the article again: http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u79/ ... C02062.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u79/ ... C02061.jpg
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Originally Posted by franknorway
You're absolutely right; back to the question: a FS550e would be a fantastic bike to own for a variety of reasons:
1. it has both a kick start and an electric start. if you ever run the battery down or it sits to long and gets weak, guess what? you just kick start it and go on your way. the Aprilia has only an electric start.
2. the Aprilia weighs over 120 kilos dry, the Aprilia weighs 112 Kilos dry. it's by far the lightest supermoto out of the box.
3. The husaberg only requires frequent oil and filter changes to keep it in tip top shape. the aprilia has more parts, hence, more things to go wrong.
4. the husaberg comes standard with a FCR 41 carburator. it's the Mother of All Carbs and hence, it's one of the first things Suzuki, Honda, etc owners want to change in order to get more than 50HP. i had a 2006 suzuki 400SM and it's was in drastic of power.
5. and FS550 Husaberg, like the Aprilia, comes standard with the Supermoto kit--i.e 310mm front brake, 17 inch wheels, etc, etc.
6. the Husaberg and Aprilia have the most Horsepower to Weight ratio right of the box, than any other supermoto. of course, the aprilia has more HP but then, it also has two cylinders instead of one, which makes it a rather unfair comparison in this regard. otherwise, i think the Husaberg probably has more HP to weight ratio of any single cylinder bike out of the box without doing any speical modifications to it. and of course, i'm talking about street legal supermoto's here than can be plated!! so don't bring up KTM 560SMR becuase that has no lights and cannot be plated without lots of modifications. the Husqavarna can be plated but it doesn't come even remotely close to the 112kg weight of the Husaberg.
7. in another one of my posts on this sight i provide a magazine comparison test between a FS650 husaberg vs.Aprilia sxv 550 vs. KTM 660SM. the Husaberg won every category excpet top gear roll on.

here is the article again: http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u79/ ... C02062.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u79/ ... C02061.jpg

1. Yes KickStarter is so much needed on SXV.

3. I change oil in machine, oil filter and gearbox oil every 1000 km.

Before Aprilia SXV i had Yamaha 50 DT Supermoto, so i never riden bike with more HP and one cylinder so i dont know what is diference in vibrations(SXV = no vibrations).
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