Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. Its not Ginger!

    Its not Ginger! Long timer

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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.
  2. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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  3. 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.
  4. 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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  5. Anatoli

    Anatoli Pale rider

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

    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    I’ll bring my Turbo Sled:)
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Snake Oiler

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

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Lurkerlou

    Lurkerlou Been here awhile

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    Brilliant !
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  14. 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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    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    The top plate will have a rotopax mount and many spots for straps to tie down to. Also probably won’t be quite that big. This was just for mock up. It will be laser cut once the finish design is done.
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    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    The rack is a modular design and the top plate is a big part of the strength and integrity of the system. I will be designing a smaller top plate. The large one in the photo was a rough cutout just to complete the prototype.
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  17. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    Looks awesome. I will echo the smaller top plate and to make it light as possible. Can the rack be done in aluminum?
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  18. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    Thanks! It is very light for the weight it is built to carry. Probably be right at or under 5 pounds. I’ll get a verified weight once I have the proper hardware and the rear rack cut to size. Could it be done in aluminum. Yes. Will it cost more than everyone is willing to pay if all aluminum. Yes. Stainless is an option I’m considering. I like the feedback coming in. What dimensions of a rear rack would most be interested in? Current rack is 9”x11”.
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  19. wfv56

    wfv56 Been here awhile

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    Rack looks great. Consider one for 2016 model year.
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  20. RichK

    RichK Long timer

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    I don't know what is up with RockyMountain, but they refuse to acknowledge they sent me a slim tail light that doesn't fit. 2020 is different. I have sent pics and VIN....it's ridiculous. I guess they got too big over the years.

    I wish they would just take the parts back.