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Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. RichK

    RichK Long timer

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    Haven't ridden just yet....matter of fact they will be at UPS for pickup tomorrow. I went with Level 2 plus respring for my weight. Another 501 rider was raving about their work so I gave them a shot.
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  2. ztrab

    ztrab Long timer

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    I have a bud who sent his 690 out with a lot of mods, he is inseam challenged. He did not like the local shop suspension mods, he did the same for his 500 EXC 6 days. Seems happy with it but very $$$. He is heavy guy with short legs, so it was more about ride height and spring resistance than valving or shims as far as I can tell.
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  3. Sidehil

    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    I got mine set 183, cycles a couple times after shutdown then I’m good
  4. avconnect

    avconnect Been here awhile

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    What is the thermostat set for in stock form?
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  5. Anyone

    Anyone Been here awhile Supporter

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    I know suspension can get crazy. I was talking to someone earlier today who said there buddies did a $6k suspension mod. Im going the ‘works’. big money to me, but im planning to hold on to the bike for 4 or 5 years, and as great a time as i have on the bike, it deserves the best i can offer it.
  6. OBJMS33

    OBJMS33 Adventurer

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    Help me out please, has the 2019 350 s been changed for 2020? I know the site says new chassis for 2020. But I don't understand what was changed. They are discounting the 2019s here, but I would prefer the most updated depending on the change. I also have a KLR and a Vstom. Will probably lose the KLR if I pick up a 501 or 350.
    Thank you, sorry if redundant post but these threads are getting soooo loooong now its kinda hard to get info anymore.

    ++EDIT I guess its a 2018 I was actually looking at. The dealer has the listing messed up. They got a 2018 for 8995, and a 2019 for 9895
  7. Its not Ginger!

    Its not Ginger! Been here awhile

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    I understand they made big changes for 2017, my (UK) Husky dealer told me the 17/18's were identical except for graphics I only asked as I was looking at a bike advertised as an 18 that turned out to be a 17.

    I did not ask about subsequent changes, I assume that after a big revamp a manufacturer will want to get 2-3 seasons to keep costs of R&D / production line changes etc down - so would imagine it is about due for a bigger update by now.
  8. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    https://dirtbiketest.com/fresh-dirt...t-and-enduro-350-and-500/#Uuycb1vd23REH2uF.97
  9. aai

    aai Adventurer

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    from my research the 2020 Springs are much softer than the 2019s and Im assuming internal stuff has been done also for the 2020s to accommodate the softer spring. Pulled this off the Slavins website and also verified by owners manual on the stock spring.
  10. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Y'all should come visit. No snow at McNutt. TT's ride here was cut short when he broke his shifter. If it can be broken, the big guy will break it
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  11. Anatoli

    Anatoli Pale rider

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    That was 4 bikes ago for him. TT destruction testing continues unabated.
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  12. Sidehil

    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    No shit it continues, ran into him a Whistlen Jacks a few weeks back, he is in stellar form:))
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  13. Sidehil

    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    I’ll bring my Turbo Sled:)
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  14. Sidehil

    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    Looks like we are down to 4 or 5 weeks till it’s time to snowmachine
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  15. ovlaicu

    ovlaicu Noob

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    Better be!!! I can hardly wait to put the snowbike kit on the 501 again!!!!:)
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  16. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Ten days around the North Rim and the gal ran grand after the Dobeck tuner and emissions delete IMG_20191003_142422498_HDR.jpg IMG_20191003_135415114_HDR.jpg IMG_20191003_121518628_HDR.jpg IMG_20191002_175144556.jpg
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  17. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    So I started a new company called True North Motos. My main focus is setting up KTM and Husqvarna dual sports and also converting off road bikes for street use in Washington state. My website is still a work in progress but my Facebook page is up and going. I have a emissions delete kit and dual sport wiring kit in the works using almost all OEM products. Another focus is making rack systems for late model bikes. Here is the first prototype finished up today. Still need to get some additional mounting hardware and put it through my home course for testing. Also I will be taking the top plate and brackets to be designed and cut out using a CAD program. Thought I’d share some pics to see what people thought. This first rack is for the 2017-19 Husqvarnas but will be developing for the 2020 as well. Remember this is the first prototype so many changes will be made, mostly in top rack and bracket design. 5CC6BCBE-EF96-4DBC-A037-85DAEE3F1E5B.jpeg

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  18. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Man I like those racks. Any options for them without a top plate?
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  19. Lurkerlou

    Lurkerlou Been here awhile

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    Brilliant !
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  20. Anatoli

    Anatoli Pale rider

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    Great idea Dan. Consider milling ( or laser cutting) some slots on both sides for tie down straps. @Sidehil will want to strap on 1/4 of a bull elk.
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