Walther

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  1. I want to see Husaberg up there!
  2. If you don't mind doing a lot of oil changes and checking the valves regularly this may be an idea for you. You can pick up a Husaberg 04' FS 450 for about the same or less than the DRZ 400 SM. There is a Husaberg I was going to purchase at the power sports in Hayesville, NC for $5,600 with the baja designs light kit installed before I found a dealer in South Florida. I have been riding street bikes for many years and though many say the DRZ is fine the way it sits. I couldn't come to grips with the weight, power or 5 speed transmission (was really close to buying one though). As someone stated earlier, it all depends on what you want to do with it. I'm getting one this week (Husaberg '04 FS 650) and I'll let you know how it goes. If I can get it registered in Florida I don't think you'll have any problem. BTW what part of W. Virginia are you from? I spent many a summer in that part of the country. The riding should be incredible there for a SM
  3. I did it. Went down to Longs last week and gave him the money to order an '04 FS 650. I'm now impatiently awaiting my bike. I sure hope I can get a tag put on her. Thanks again for all of your input. It was very helpful.
  4. Everyone has been extremely helpful. I thank all of you for your input. I'm pretty much sold. Now all I need to do is line up the bike. Think I'm going to go with the 2004 FS 450 E since money is a little tight after the holidays and hurricane. Thanks again and Happy New Year to all!
  5. Could you tell me if the hub on the FS 450 E is cush drive? I'm having problems finding it in the manuals.
  6. One more quick question. Anyone know where I can get the brake switches and a horn for it? The guy I'm dealing with is in NC he said he can plate it right there if I have the horn and brakes hooked up (don't need turn signals).
  7. Alright, I like what I'm hearing. Now say I go for the FE 550 and want street wheels (which I really do). I saw a guy post you can buy KTM hard part (?) wheels for the 'berg for about $700. Can I get them with a cush drive? Do they make a bracket for the fork to allow the use of a larger caliper and rotor, or would the 10" rotor work fine for the road with some better pads? I know it's a lot of questions and I thank all of you for your time.
  8. I've had an R6 and a host of other sport bikes in my 38 years. Never had a euro or a super motard. Guess I want something different. Something that won't cost a fortune in plastic if I drop it and I can have a blast trying different things with (tard, track and trail). Thanks for your replies, please keep them coming. I'm still on the fence.
  9. They have lights but no horn, turn signals or switches for the brake lights. The Husky is tempting. There is a guy selling a 510 on ebay right now. I'm sure it would fit the bill.
  10. I was in the local shop the other day and almost bought the DRZ 400 SM. I'm mainly going to commute to and from work (18 miles) with it but would like to do a little track time also. I got to looking around online and found the husaberg FS 450 E. Wow! this looks more like it. I'm concerned living in South Florida that the heat may be too much for it. I don't plan on going on the highway, just taking back roads and getting a grin on before work at the FD. Questions: Does this bike have a cush drive? I realize it will require more maintenance than most but will it be too much for the 'berg being a somewhat hooligan commuter? If I got a set of off road wheels for it would the suspension be able to handle light trail, off road work? What are the differences between the 2004 and 2005? I can find the 2004 for what looks to be a great price, about $6000 with baja design light kit installed, tax and tag. I know it's a lot to ask for one bike. But I'm really hoping you guys have the answers and that they are what I want to hear