Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by trailrider383, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. cjlemon

    cjlemon HC Piston and Camshaft next....

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    I debated for weeks......500 or the 450. Finally decided on the 450 as it lugs surprisingly well, has LOTS of mid-top power but not alot down low actually so its better in the tight stuff versus the 500, for me anyways. Extremely happy with the 2017 FE450. It replaced by 2015 TE300 which was great as well.
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  2. spaceman_spiff

    spaceman_spiff Long timer

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    Love this bike! Does everything so well

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  3. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    I like the garage door.
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  4. socalluke

    socalluke Been here awhile

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    Very Clean looking! Have always like black fork guards to take your eye off of the lower fork.....now starting to think the same thing about swing arm covers:-) Like the Mosko?
  5. spaceman_spiff

    spaceman_spiff Long timer

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    Pretty sexy right?
  6. spaceman_spiff

    spaceman_spiff Long timer

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    Thanks! Couldn't stand the yellow so black it was. The swing arm guards are cheap! Worth protecting just for the resale value if nothing else.
    Absolutely love the mosko. Perfect size for camping trips and with a backpack and small tank bag it's awesome for long distance travel. Just gotta know how to pack and don't take all the unnecessary crap like the big adventure bike kids
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  7. TigerTanker

    TigerTanker Husqurducycle

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  8. TigerTanker

    TigerTanker Husqurducycle

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    Fukking garage doors...
    We are confined in life by the limits of some cheap doors ....
    Go outside, let it all go...
  9. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Sleek and insulated :D
    Double torsion springs, too. Premium shit!
  10. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Don't bogart that joint, my friend,
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  11. jcshew

    jcshew Adventurer

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    Hello,

    I'm soon to be a first time Husky owner. I'm getting a 2018 FE501 and I'm having a hard time finding a rear fender rack for this bike. Does no one make one due to the composite sub-frame? Am I SOL? If they're not available, are any of you strapping a bag on the rear fender? If so, are you experiencing any problems with the sub-frame holding up?

    Thanks
  12. Anatoli

    Anatoli Pale rider

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    Congratulations on you choice. I started with one, now have three. The composite subframe is very strong and adds to the smooth ride. However it also complicates adding a rack. The lack of sufficient mounting points ( 3) makes it harder. I use an inexpensive Nomadic Cycle Rack. It works for me but I don’t crash test it. Others here use some variety of soft bags. Look back a few pages for a nice Mosko setup. Some riders also through bolt a Pro Moto Billet rack on the rear. You can run their chainsaw mount this way. These bikes were designed to be high performance race bikes so the factory never intended them to carry luggage. Some here use their 501 to haul out elk quarters..
  13. Anatoli

    Anatoli Pale rider

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    A3C51B2E-237C-4972-8EB1-6BD8478DF94E.jpeg 70F11252-52F1-4938-9484-E358AD519B8F.jpeg Took a 110 mile ride on the 250 yesterday. The low fuel light never lit up. Running 13/52. The Pirelli MT 43 w/TuBliss really smoothed out the ride and hooked up great on the newly discovered singletrack with 12 lbs. Imagine at 4lbs! 5855C888-CD15-4FE8-95C6-859DA2B36F58.jpeg
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  14. Sidehil

    Sidehil Been here awhile

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    with a little work the globetrotting rack work fine, did 1500 miles on the BOM and it was loaded, look back a ways and there are pics I posted
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  15. daloof

    daloof Been here awhile

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  16. socalluke

    socalluke Been here awhile

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    Looks like some super fun flowy trails!
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  17. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    oops... got a bit out of rhythm there at the end!


    Anatoli, looks awesome, great discovery!
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  18. Eldon

    Eldon 950 ADV

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    Wait what? How did I miss this? You fabricated the globetrotting rack to fit your Husky?
  19. Dirt Rider

    Dirt Rider Old Adventurer

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    IMG_5187 (Medium).JPG This followed me home Saturday. 2018 350. I sold my KTM 350 to a close friend and then decided I needed one more bike at 72. I have a bunch of my favorite parts to install and it will be pretty much like the KTM. I wanted to try the new forks and a linkage bike.
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  20. Sidehil

    Sidehil Been here awhile

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    It fits but you need to cut the seat 2
    Inches back, look back a 75 posts, and few more things....