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November 4th, 2019, 02:34 PM   #1
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I Ride: "2000" FE600, 1994 FC660, 1994 FE501 (in pieces), 2001 FE 501 (in fewer pieces), 2015 Beta Xtrainer
'00 to '08 yellow frame color

I had another Husaberg follow me home the other day. Near as I can tell, it's a 2001 400cc FE that was converted to a supermoto. I believe that someone here had it before me as I recall a post somewhere detailing the damage this bike has to the cylinder head. Apparently a cam bolt came loose and the head was severely gouged.

It seems that a previous owner liked the black frames of the '06 to '08 bikes and decided to follow suit. There are areas where the original blue is showing through so I'm toying with the idea of stripping it down to the bare frame and having it powder coated. The big question is what color. Anyone have the frame of their '00 to '08 painted yellow? How'd it look when finished? Pics would be awesome.
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November 7th, 2019, 04:31 AM   #2
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probably best having it done to the same yellow as the earlier Husabergs. Husaberg just used what are called 'RAL' colours. basically a standard-anyone-can-use-it colour. So look for a RAL chart on Google and go from there.

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November 7th, 2019, 06:48 AM   #3
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Thanks Taffy! That's a good suggestion. Incidentally, once the Christmas bonus comes in, I've got a long list of parts this bike needs so I'll be filling a cart in your web shop.

If the VIN# is any indication, this appears to be the 27th bike built for the 2002 model year and it has the 28th engine. It'll be the first Berg 400 I've ridden and my intention is to keep it for more technical riding. I'm excited to compare it to an '06 KTM 400 EXC that my Dad used to ride and which is still "in the family".

Once complete, I'll have a 400, a 501, a 600, and the big bore 660 in my stable. Hoping to spend a weekend running a local 14 mile loop of tight single track to see which I'm fastest on under those conditions. Obviously the supermoto wheels will be swapped in favor of a 19/21 setup I've got sitting around as spares.
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November 7th, 2019, 07:22 AM   #4
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it'll be tough on the Huasaberg but it'll still give a nice ride. probably the KTM engine and the Husaberg handling.....

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