working on photos, few more days! just spent a couple hrs twidling clickers and suspension/chassis baselining according to the manual. an excellently refreshing owners manual, filled with detail. clearly, other than major mechanical, they expect someone who buys a bike like this will set it up and do the basic work themselves.
it's my understanding (having spoken to the dealership it originally came from- International Motorsports) and an awesome dealer in Sooke called Kenco who seems to know all things Husaberg, said no 390's came into Canada street legal. i just registered and plated mine today after exhaustive conversations with ICBC back office and there is less grey area than you think. the bike checks out as 'normal' and 'street legal', registered and plated from the original owner in 2011. there are no restrictions as to where i can ride it back and forth to work, wherever. it is not considered a RUM. (it may be in reality, but ICBC does not consider it this way)
now, having said that- there is no question about it- this bike is pure off road, competition bike. it says that all over the frame. 'close course use only', blah blah. but it's too late, the bike made it in under the wire with functioning lights and blinkers and it's a done deal. all these guys (bike shops, dealerships) told me they can take that away. so i researched it exhaustively: ICBC registration dept told me in no uncertain terms they CANNOT reverse the plating. a cop can pull you over and question you, and even make you go for an inspection. so you loose it then right? i called the only motorcycle inspection facility in the region. he said a) he has never seen a plated dirt bike called in by the police b) if it so all he would look for is lights, horn, mirrors and DOT tires. if it doesn't have, must get, then free to go. i heard endless baloney about how they can interpret the law and it's hyperbole. if you check it all out, it's a done deal.
having said that, i want my bike to be more ergonomic and user friendly (and secure) and the switch gear that's on the bike is horrible. maybe fine for a pure dirt bike, but very user unfriendly. i just ordered a key ignition, a replacement left hand signal/lights/horn module and an EFI mapping switch from the curiously named 'Sicass' racing. they seem to have all kinds of unique parts and electronics and switches for high end obscure bikes. great guys, very helpful. anyhow, i want the bike to have a similar set up to the KTM/Husqvarna dual sports. the upside is that mine will never had those massive and hideous rear fenders that are required on those bikes.
anyhow, the bike is crazy cool and a bit intimidating. i want to change oil and establish a baseline of maintenance before i take it for an off road spin. it has 90 hrs on it and i think it's lived fairly hard. the manual leaves me confused about the valve schedule. how often do you guys do it? every 15hrs? kinda terrifies me!
My 390 has the full sicAss lighting kit, they make great products for sure. I also just installed enduro engineering bar risers this weekend and got out for a ride (25mm rise) and wow I can't believe how much better it is! Grip Heaters on my bench, hope to get them installed asap!
I change oil between 10-15 hours and always do the oil filter @ the same time. I put in fresh air filters every second oil change or sooner depending on the riding i've been doing.
Valve checks every 40 hours or so for me, but for you i'd be wanting to do it ASAP as it's a bit of an unknown. It's not that difficult, just a little time consuming and it'll help you get to know the bike :)
www.husaberg.org is going to be your best friend, it's a really great site that's been around for ages and has tons of info.
I also have a bunch of pdf's / documents on the bike if you wanna PM me your email I can send .
Not so great pic from my weekend ride. -2, but nothing some warm gear couldn't keep @ bay (those damn grip heaters would of been nice though!)