Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    As narrow as possible. Not planning to carry a rotapax (Running a 4.5 IMS). As I understand the rack is more of a structural component? My setup would be a couple of paniers combined with a small fender bag.
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  2. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    I will consider making one for the 2014-2016 models. I will be focusing on the 2017-2019 ktm and then the 2020 bikes first. I am a one man show with a full time job and family so it may be a little bit.
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  3. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB lucky dog Supporter

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    I am interested in a '16 rack also.

    Bob

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  4. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB lucky dog Supporter

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    I like that the side bars are tied together by the top rack.

    FWIW, if anyone wants to part with a Rovina rack for a 14-16 let me know...

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  5. Sidehil

    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    I got a globetrotting rack to fit but you have to loosen and rotate it up to get at air filter yours looks better, can’t wait to see the finished product, multiple size top plates may be a good idea..... I had a large duffle strapped to mine but I got a nice diamond plate cut from a riding buddy..... these things should sell really well!
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  6. RichK

    RichK Long timer

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    RM fnally concurs after a week and a half, and I'm allowed to send the incorrect parts back.
  7. Snake Oiler

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

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    I had a problem with them also on a return. It was a real hassle. But never a problem with RevZilla, no questions asked. They sent me a email with a return label and off it went.
  8. Lurkerlou

    Lurkerlou Been here awhile

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    My girlfriend just got a 2020 150 TPI , I’d try and get ahold of one of those setups vs the Sicass route. Deadly looking little light setup.

    Equally as nice as the Sicass setup I put on my 19’ 501

    Edit went out to take a picture and test it ....sadly no brake light function.

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  9. Sidehil

    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    I was loaded for the Best of Montana, 1500 miles or so I recall and this why you might have different top plates for different needs..... Bear Tooth pass 10 feet shy of 12k or 11k can’t recall that either but damn good time with that crowd:) Got to meet Thee Big Dog who inspired use to ride to Dead Horse AK on WR- 250s but I’m off track, Build Rack and they will buy!

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  10. RichK

    RichK Long timer

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    Unfortunately, Sicass has nothing available for the 2020....just spoke to the this a.m.
  11. RichK

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    Historically RM has been great...to me this was new. I hope it doesn't become a new pattern. Revzilla has been excellent.
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  12. Lurkerlou

    Lurkerlou Been here awhile

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    This is a great looking slim light , you’d just have to see if you could wire it to function as a running and a brake light.

    Sorry looked like the other pic didn’t show
  13. RichK

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    The good news is you can cut the carrier from the stock whale tail to hold the stock tail/brake light. For now, that's what I'll do, and it should look clean too...almost like what you show. There will be no license plate lamp, and I'm OK with that. Just wondering if it will show a code.
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  14. matloik

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    Here's my hack that is holding up.
  15. Snake Oiler

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

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    Ok here's a age old question. "OIL". Husqvarna manual says to use the belray 10/50 in with the classification SN. The last few quarts cost me close to$25/qt. That's starting to get steep in my opinion. So I was looking online for the same and I found it cheaper, but the bottle has a SM class not the SN. Other than that it seems to be the same. Does anyone have a good place to get the Belray or what are you folks running in the 2017+ models?

    I got back from a trip around the North Rim of the Grand canyon Sunday and was looking at some of my notes. I put 1200 miles and 32 hours on the gal. Avg just about 61.4 mpg, changed oil today looked a little dirty, but really not as bad as I thought it would be. Didn't use any oil on the trip neither. It was my first time really riding after the emission delete and Dobeck tuner install, wow what a difference. I noticed it from the first twist of the throttle. Not that's just the way the tuner came out of the box, so I felt the mid range to be a little lag when needing to pass so I think I could work on that a little.

    Sorry for being long winded, but one more question. I Believe I need to check out the valves. Now I've never fiddled with anything like these machines. So bare with me alittle. All the videos I could find were for the orange 500, is the procedure for the 501 the same? Do I need anything special, such as longer feeler gauges or other tools? Hopefully they will be good or I'll be back with more dumbass questions.

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  16. Grayjet

    Grayjet Ride on!

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    All right, someone out there has a fantastic way to clean the white plastic side panels where boots grind dirt into them. Please enlighten me. Ive tried Plexus with plenty of elbow grease, but that doesn't help in the boot areas.

    While I'm at it, what's the best way to clean the aluminum swingarms?

    Cheers,
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    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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  19. Snake Oiler

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

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    Well looks like I have one valve out of tolerance. This should be fun, I've never messed with valve work before. Is a shame too I'm going to have to buy a shim set it looks like. IMG_20191009_141719728.jpg

    Peace
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    Go Jo Hand cleaner absolute satisfaction, gets into the fine scratches