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Postby spook » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:57 pm

I picked this one up for not much money. It's a Husaberg FE501E 2001. It's the newest bike in my shed! :lol:

It's not running, but I think it is something simple. It needs the normal going over, fork seals, shock service, fluids, check everything. It has massive compression. It will have to take a back seat for a while, as I have a hundred other jobs to do before I start another...

Husaberg are no longer made, so I think it will be a collectable motorcycle in the future. Husaberg where Enduro and MX specialists, they didn't build any other type of bikes. They won 6 world enduro championships with their machines. 4 MX world championships, and a host of junior championships as well.

The bike itself is a very high spec. Chrome Moly frame, high end WP suspension front and rear, Brembo brakes, etc etc.

Looking forward to doing some adventure riding on it. Being an Enduro bike it can be road registered. :thumbup:

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Postby sickle44 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:56 pm

Those were/are great machines Ralph,

Great buy!
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Postby spook » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:59 pm

Michael, I'm a bit in love with this one! Im hoping to have some mad fun on it!

JasonL who gets on here occasionally was over on the weekend to watch a bit of the F1.... he now has motocross eyes!

Another mate has just registered a KTM 250 two-stroke. The adventure touring-weekend away gig is definitely a growing thing!

Looking forward to it! :thumbup:

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Postby sickle44 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:46 pm

There is tell of bringing back the CR500, close to 100hp on a friggen dirt machine, INSANE!!!
Michael

Yes Yes I know, I said, I'm building a project YZF1070, K. Well you mix two kids a WCB appeal, bringing a BMW 850i up to snuff & then some, mix in a little depression and .......



K, Yeah, I know excuses are just like a,holes; everyone's got one

I will be starting some day??.

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Re: New family member

Postby spook » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:24 pm

I've been thinking about 2 strokes! :shock:

The ATK 700 intimidator engines are available to purchase stand alone from ATK in the USA.

700cc 78 rwhp. Chain and kick start on the same side as the Husaberg 501 so a relatively easy fit up?

The 501 engine makes 52 hp, so that will probably be enough to get myself into trouble on! Dunno yet, engine parts are hard to find for the Husaberg.

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Re: New family member

Postby sickle44 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:17 pm

Yes, I would say 52hp would be plenty enough before you need get into a 700cc 2 stroke. Make sure you're more than used to the Husaberg's power and handling before you go up in machine as it's quite the starting off point for anyone, dirt and street are quite two different kinds of riding. Can't says I know what your experience in the dirt is, but your Husaberg is not a starter machine for the dirt at all. Although if/when you are looking for more, I'd say look into the CR500, I know of a company or two who's been producing knock off powerplants even after Honda stopped producing them, I think even Honda still made the engine for sale a while after the bike was done too. Not that I'm a Honda salesman either, but you can't argue with their reliability and definitely not 97hp for a bit more than 200lbs of machine. Frankly, I'd love to see all of the 2smokers sizes come back to life, in all brands.
Michael

Yes Yes I know, I said, I'm building a project YZF1070, K. Well you mix two kids a WCB appeal, bringing a BMW 850i up to snuff & then some, mix in a little depression and .......



K, Yeah, I know excuses are just like a,holes; everyone's got one

I will be starting some day??.


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