Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    Are there any significant changes from 2017 to 18 for the 501?...

    Starting a build....have started piling up parts but haven't bought a bike yet....hahaha


    This bike will get a big bore...AER forks....a small fairing.....big tank.....and titanium muffler bearings...
  2. trikepilot

    trikepilot Been here awhile

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    Big bore on a 501? Whatcha looking for?

    sent from my phone with fat thumbs. please forgive my typos
  3. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    More cowbell

    Rally 540. Small big bore kit plus fueling hoping for a nice bump in hp and trq to make up for the 501s weught. Will strip close to 10lbs off bike...

    Should screen

    I took my 350 to 380...what a difference
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  4. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    I trust that you'll get the larger capacity halogen fluid reservoir? IMG_2631.JPG
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  5. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    The 501 needs more power?

    :patch
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  6. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    I used Motul hahahahaha
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  7. spaceman_spiff

    spaceman_spiff Long timer

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    Yea I've got low pegs too. Probably just need more seat time.
    Next time someone tells me they wish they were as tall as me I'm gonna punch em in the face. Try buying a dirtbike or pants and being tall is no fun
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  8. jcshew

    jcshew Adventurer

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    That's good stuff! So far I haven't noticed any real gains with the headlamp, but I get about 37% more blinks between fluid changes.
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  9. jcshew

    jcshew Adventurer

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    I just put a deposit down for a 2018 FE501. I may not be picking it up until early December, though, as I'm out of the country on business. In the mean time I'm going to be searching and sourcing the items I think I'll need to get it how I want. I'm a first time Husky owner, so please forgive my ignorance if it gets too annoying.

    I already know I'll be putting on the larger tank, adding some protection, Seat Concepts saddle, the BRP rubber sub-mount w/Scotts damper and a few miscellaneous items from KTMandHusky.com

    I have a couple of questions I'm hoping some you might be able to help with.

    1) I weigh 185lbs without gear and I'm a "B" enduro rider. At what weight would a guy need to change the fork and shock springs?

    2) What's the deciding factor between going with just the TCP adjustment or the Vortex ECU?

    Thanks
  10. Anatoli

    Anatoli Pale rider

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    Great choice! If you intend to race or do any ripping then a spring change is required. I prioritize proper springs at the top of the list. Be sure to weigh yourself with all your gear including backpack. All that adds 20-25 lbs for me depending on safety gear (first aid, water, tools, food, bivy sack).
    If you make no changes to the exhaust then the TPS sensor adjustment is appropriate. A new free flowing exhaust system will require more fuel to avoid melting the motor and preserve rideability. The Vortex ECU is very adjustable to whatever engine mods you select. The best way to get the air/fuel settings optimized is with the aid of an exhaust gas analyzer. Skilled rider/ tuners can also do it seat of the pants but I prefer quantifying the A/F ratio with numbers. These motors are expensive to replace but I have not heard of any failures that were not caused by abuse/ unskilled modification.
  11. Benduro

    Benduro It's been handled.™

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    It's so, so good there.
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  12. Benduro

    Benduro It's been handled.™

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    So bummed I was hurt.
    I live in El Portal, 8 miles down the river from Yosemite valley.

    I could have taken you to some cool old gold mines.
  13. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Get better, man!

    Being hurt is a reminder to be careful...
  14. hennikerjd

    hennikerjd I am Jack's wasted life

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    Practically my backyard, I ride there quite a bit. Not that steep but lots of rocks. Lots. of. rocks. More rocks than dirt. Except the whoop sections... That has to be where all the dirt ends up.
  15. Benduro

    Benduro It's been handled.™

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    After ten days dislocated badly at the cmc joint (they tried to put it in place three times and it would pop back out) and then surgery and pinning...
    Then 5 weeks in a cast (also broke the ulnar styloid process off of my ulna)...
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    I got the pins removed...

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    Longest pin on my other hand for size reference: this was the pin going through the mp joint of my thumb and through my index metacarpal.
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    And I'm going back to work in AK on Tuesday! A little swollen, not as much range of motion, very little strength but I'm improving every day.

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  16. SirWinston119

    SirWinston119 #rainbowdash119 #notgay #mylittlepony

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  17. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Wow, messed up, but getting better. AK now, in the winter? May it go well. Must be some big money!
  18. Romanousky

    Romanousky Been here awhile

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    Little late in the year but I decided to join the club. Found an old outdated 2017 501 on the showroom floor and decided I couldn't live without it. This is going to be a fun winter build.

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  19. markbxr400

    markbxr400 Been here awhile

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    Spring rates go in 22 lb increments. Stock bike is good for 165-187lbs. With gear, (15-25lbs), you'd be in the next rate. Since so close, I'd try to set sag and see where are. Go ride it and see if it's ok. If not, go up a spring size. I was 3 spring rates off, so a no brainer to swap springs. You're close enough to do a little experimenting.
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  20. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Damn. I need 15# of gear and pack just to reach the minimum!