HUSABERG FE600E

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I found one for sale
anything I should look for?

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BEN
I don't have to out run the bear I only have to out run you!
 

efi

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Ben, other then the general stuff, I would try checking the following:
1. Take the magneto cover off and see if every thing is clean and dry. While you're at it, check for any crank movement (up and down).
2. Open valve adjustment covers and see that they're adjusted properly.
3. Check clutch action, it should have some drag but other then that the bike should have good clutch action when the oil is hot.

These are the "weak" points I have found with my bike:
1. The rocker arms are fragile, so it's important to properly adjust the valves.
2. I have had the main bearing behind the clutch falling apart.
3. The coils should be oiled and cleaned especially if you ride a lot in the mud or clean the bike with a pressure gun.
4. The crank bearings last less time then on conventional 4-strokes as they are not submerged in oil.

Other then that, if you maintain it properly it's one of the funnest bikes around.




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Efi

Husaberg FE501 1996
 
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Thanks efi.
What coils are you refering to?

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efi

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Hi Ben,

I'm referring to the Magneto Coils.
I actually made a small hole in the Magneto cover just big enough for pushing the straw of an oil spray can through it. After a wet ride I always oil the magneto coils through this hole and then close it up again with a little bit of silicon.



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Efi

Husaberg FE501 1996
 
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They are asking $3999
What year is your Husaberg?
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BEN
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[This message has been edited by HUSAFREEK (edited 04-03-2001).]
 

TGR

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Hey Ben,

Just lettin' ya know I've got a '96 FE 501 for sale. $3500.00 o.b.o.

Tom
 
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Hey Tom don't sell yours. Unless you're getting a new one.

I thought Husabergs were unique enough without mixing and matching.
How do you guys like your bikes? I had a 1994 FC600 that I loved. I didn't get to ride it much though, because it had a broken case. the previous owner had derailed the chain and trashed the right case half. I took it back to the dealer where I bought it and got a 98 KX250. I've almost got it paid off and want to get another Husaberg. I hope before the Vantage 100.

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BEN
I don't have to out run the bear I only have to out run you!
 
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I saw a brand new FE650e at Malcolm Smith in Riverside CA yesterday. Sweet, sweet, sweet. I thought I had gotten over my 4-stroke fanaticism, but it all rushed back when I sat on that bike. I could see riding the 400 or even the 501, but a 650? Is that really necessary? It's a killer machine...

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William
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#11
Necessary.... Well it isn't up there with breathing, but what the heck.


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BEN
I don't have to out run the bear I only have to out run you!