Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. Sidehil

    Sidehil Been here awhile

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    It lines right up with KTM bolt holes
  2. Sidehil

    Sidehil Been here awhile

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    I hope I can stand up at 72:)
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  3. Anatoli

    Anatoli Pale rider

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    Great choice. I bet you will ride it more than your other fine steeds. The 350 does it all.
  4. Dirt Rider

    Dirt Rider Old Adventurer

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    Got a few things added so far. Waiting for my springs and a couple Sicass switches. Cleaned up the license plate frame, added my damper, installed a pipe guard and my favorite pegs. Also a linkage protector in case I get to go to Colorado one more time. Also going to install a lower profile rear tire, a T63, 130/80 as I liked the way it worked in CO when we went this year. IMG_5194 (Custom).JPG IMG_5198 (Custom).JPG IMG_5192 (Custom).JPG IMG_5189 (Custom).JPG
  5. Anatoli

    Anatoli Pale rider

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    Even the shop floor is immaculate.
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  6. markbxr400

    markbxr400 Been here awhile

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  7. Bungholio

    Bungholio Long timer

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    Is this the same guy whose garage door everyone was crooning about? Your text is practically green.
  8. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    I was getting ready to say... that's gotta be the cleanest and least cluttered garage in the country. And with spotless bikes... Mine wasn't that clean when I first built it. :nah

    Se puede decir dinero?
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    ONandOFF more off than on

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  10. TigerTanker

    TigerTanker Husqurducycle

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    Woodcutter trail in Bishop Ca today. Got up to 11k feet and could see Death Valley and the entire Sierra range.
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  11. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Sweet crossing pic! And view from the microwave link site!

    What kind of rack is that on his 350?
  12. TigerTanker

    TigerTanker Husqurducycle

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    The nomad. It’s fine unless weighted and running gnar.
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  13. Matt P

    Matt P Adventurer

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    Hey Dirt Rider, what did you pay OTD please on your FE350 and where did you purchase.
    I'm in Fresno and going to buy one.
    Just trying to get a sense of what persons are paying.

    I'm screwed up now since the 450 is so close to the 350 in weight. I am honestly trying to slow down but would I be a moron to go 350 when I could just go 450.
  14. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Depends on what your riding goals are, eh?

    Would be good to ride both before choosing...
  15. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Apparently Vortex doesn't make their magical ecu for the fe450s? If not, I'd suggest either 350 or 501. What I had heard was that you can use a Vortex for a tx450, but then your cooling fan won't work (it's controlled by the ecu)

    Check with Slavens for the info
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  16. Anatoli

    Anatoli Pale rider

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    Scale weight is only part of the equation. The larger motor has more reciprocating mass, thus more gyro effect. This will give the 450 different handling characteristics ( slightly slower to change direction but more stability) and will produce more useable torque lower in the rev range. Best to ride one of each first. I would try to determine what terrain/ use you want to optimize for (D/S, desert, singletrack) then pick the bike best suited.
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  17. Dirt Rider

    Dirt Rider Old Adventurer

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    The floor is not clean. I had the floor done when we bought the house 12 years ago. It has held up pretty well through building a roadster and a 56 Chevy restoration. I only mop it about once a year.
  18. Dirt Rider

    Dirt Rider Old Adventurer

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    Bikes are not clean. I was just up in OR on the little Honda and the dirt just does not show. The GS has never been washed and is covered in bugs, etc. I bought the new bike because after riding the Honda 250 with my friend and his son, both on KTM 350's, I knew "Slo-Red" would just be a backup bike like it was intended.
  19. Bungholio

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    It looks cleaner than any of the rest of ours, apparently. :photog
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  20. Dirt Rider

    Dirt Rider Old Adventurer

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    Pretty much retail for the 18. Bought it from Moore and Sons where I have bought all my KTM's over the years. I noticed that a dealer in Sac has a '16, a '17, and now an '18 350. The 17 and 16 were discounted. Check out Cycle Trader. I believe The owner of Moore told me he had a 450 in stock. I saw a 501 there also.