Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Dirt and bugs not showing, that sounds operationally equivalent to clean in my book. Mopping the garage floor? Is that a thing? I try to keep mine reasonably swept. I keep thinking of washing the floor and putting a fresh coat of sealer but it would take a whole day and two people to get the stuff out and then again to put the stuff back. That hasn't happened in the 20-something years since I built it. It may well end up being something the kids take care of later on...

    Well, you should have a great time on this new bike as long as you don't let it get the better of you. Which is easy to do... The other potential drawback is that you now put yourself in a position where you can't put the blame on a slow bike for taking up the rear of the pack. ;)

    Kudos, Enjoy!
  2. trikepilot

    trikepilot Been here awhile

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    Amen, brother!!!



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  3. Dirt Rider

    Dirt Rider Old Adventurer

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    Onand Off,

    Should be no problem getting used to the power as the KTM 350EXC I just sold was a very good running 2016. He liked it better than his 2013 because it had an orange frame.:rofl And after the goofy reed assembly fell off the new scoot, I figure it will run about the same. Also since it is more of a dual sport than a trail bike, I am going to gear the Husky like my KTM, 14/48. 14/52 just seemed too low. That worked ok for all the kinds of jeep roads, passes, etc. we did in Ouray area this year. And I can always put a 13 on the front if need be.

    Usually my riding now consists of riding til I'm tired or it gets gnarlier than I want to do, my young friend, 51, an expert A enduro rider, then heads up the really nastier stuff, takes his pics, comes back down and we head for the Outlaw for a good filet and my visit to John Wayne's hat. :-)

    Oh, I usually try to get the maid to back the car out and clean the floor, wipe off the tools, bring beer, etc. :jack and I'm always the rear of the pack.
  4. cjlemon

    cjlemon HC Piston and Camshaft next....

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    Just a cautionary note. The 140 may fit fine but when/if it goes flat it may hit the chain and prohibit the bike from coasting. I downsized from a 140 to a 120 due to this problem on an older KTM I had.
  5. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    :super

    Cool shit, man! My hat's off to ya for sure!
    I'm midway between you and your young friend. I may be on the verge of elderly to switch to KTM, and it showed me who's boss. Yeah, i was warned... But i love the bike! And as long as i don't try to outride it, it helps to keep me young.

    Stay young, man, great sense of humor!
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  6. Anatoli

    Anatoli Pale rider

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    The young cool kids all ride Huskies
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  7. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    The Huskies play football. The cool kids ride Gourd's
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  8. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    I thought that was the Seahawks.

    The world is moving faster than i am these days. :fpalm
  9. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Huskies are the WA university team
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  10. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    "You ain't from around here eh boy?" :lol3

    I'm catching on... I think... Gourds are the counterparts to pumpkins?
  11. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    You catch on quick. Damn that big IQ of yours. Speaking of big IQ's, wonder how @wilmar13 is doing with his rebuild?
  12. nopper

    nopper Been here awhile

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  13. puckpuck

    puckpuck Been here awhile

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    Anyone know where I can find detail information to desmog 2017 FE501S ?
    cheers.
  14. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    :lol2 yeah.

    He's probably too busy to mess with this silly banter, me imagino.
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  15. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    It appears compact and easy to mount.
    Any more details to share?
  16. Harder1

    Harder1 braaaap!

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    This one is pretty good. https://thumpertalk.com/forums/topic/1217889-the-official-2017-500-exc-de-smog-how-to/
    You'll probably have better luck googling 2017 KTM 500 desmog rather than Husqvarna. Lots of people leave the charcoal canister in the frame since in weights practically nothing and is a challenge to remove. Lot's of write ups and vids out there. :beer
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  17. wilmar13

    wilmar13 Long timer

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    Big IQ? No. I don't belong in that group. :trp IQ? sometimes. I am curious and like to explore new things. Ideas have a lot of thing value, so I tend to follow where they lead farther than most people and often that can lead to greater understanding and sometimes (rarely) unique insights... usually you just loop back to more of the same old same old or find another dead end and have to back track to the last cool path you passed in blind hope it goes somewhere new and exciting. People with big IQ's stop into the LifeĀ® park visitors center to buy the guidebook, a map, and look over the brochures to find interesting things to do, make a plan, and follow it. I don't know what a guidebook is for, glance at the display map on wall just to get my bearings, and look over the brochures to see all the things that I want to avoid for sure, make a plan (not to have one), and then follow it. You only see the cool things I found that aren't in the guidebook, you don't see the clueless idiot thinking he is somewhere new while wandering around the trails that are already well mapped 99% of the time. :lol3

    I still don't have the head back yet (they called today to say it was finally ready). 3 weeks to get 2 measly valve seats recut, when I was told 2-3 days (before they had my stuff and I had no leverage). I hope to get to it this weekend.
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  18. nopper

    nopper Been here awhile

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    It's the moto3 made by 4xled.
    Together with the hdb handguard setup with a dash relocation this was a pretty easy install.
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  19. spaceman_spiff

    spaceman_spiff Long timer

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    Put on a 50 tooth rear sprocket with a 13 tooth counter.
    Single track is finally enjoyable!
  20. jekaio

    jekaio Ride The Lightning

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    greatest bike ever made.