Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. Hertz13

    Hertz13 Been here awhile

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    a whole shim set is a total waste of money unless you have a bunch of bikes that use that size or are doing work on a lot of bikes.

    Pull out the one you need to adjust, measure it, and order a new shim.
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  2. Snake Oiler

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

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    Sounds good to me. Ok since I've got a larger gap than spec, I need a thicker shim right? And in my case again , from the photo I should get one .005" thicker? Will it change any of the other ones when I do that?
  3. backpain

    backpain Been here awhile

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    Brake cleaner/contact cleaner and a soft rag (even paper towel/paper shop towel) will remove virtually any dirt/stains. Then, when you wipe back over it with a dirty rag, you will see where the texture is the problem (which is where Magic Erasers excel). Smooth out the texture (scratches, etc) and the pieces will hold less dirt/wipe off easier. I'm too lazy to polish the plastics, so I keep using brake cleaner on the difficult sections. It will eat some types of decal ink, though.

    X3 on Magic Eraser for the textured metal, for sure.
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  4. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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  5. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    Yes, yes and no, in that order.
  6. Hertz13

    Hertz13 Been here awhile

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    if you want to get that 0.010” to 0.005” then yes, go 0.005” thicker. You’ll have to take the one you want to change out and measure what it is then add 0.005”.

    I like to use metric feelers and measure in metric because that’s what the spec is and that’s what the shims are sold as. Sure you can convert but you’ll want to use a mic to measure the shim
  7. Snake Oiler

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

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    Thanks I'm looking for new shim now. I need a 2.260mm it looks like the stock was 2.1336 plus my .005" hopefully I did my math right
  8. Sidehil

    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    but they are a nice box of washers:) too or rivet backers for sled parts:)
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  9. Snake Oiler

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

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    Yeah I'm sure metic feelers would be best. But I don't have any right now. I used dial calipers to measure the shim and came up with .084 which converts to 2.1336mm I can go to .090 which is 2.286. RM has shim sizes 2.24 and 2.28mm so I'll get one each. Hopefully the 2.28 works that would be good I think
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  10. Sidehil

    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    I tried magic eraser but did not seam to work on my latest crash:) I can ride a dirt bike better than I can walk......

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  11. Snake Oiler

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

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    Ouch that one hurt.

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  12. Snake Oiler

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

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    Almost erased the whole front end
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    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    Guy pulled a u turn and I did not have but a Mili second to respond.... lucky like the guy that fell into the river on the TPI thread, I’m hard to kill......
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  14. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    You need to spray Simple Green with a little Wd40 on the magic eraser first and all that will buff out...




    Glad you are ok.....wow
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    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    Back to bikes, I’m thinking a new 300 in blue will make me feel better or just break more bones :)
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    Magic Eraser is a NO GO.

    It works great, but is abrasive and will take off the sealed top layer of the plastics making them even more susceptible to staining.

    WD-40 + Rag + Elbow Grease works like a charm.
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  18. Sidehil

    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    I’ve used 15/40 diesel oil with absolutely no problem, chevron or shell work just fine, you never know what you will find on a long ride, but I’ve changed oil in the Fairbanks Walmart and their car shop takes your old oil.... and your new oil pan you just bought:))
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    N8 Masked pumpkin rider Supporter

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    I hate oil posts but that pic was too cool to not like. Rotella T4. Nothing but the best for my girl.
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  20. new2adv

    new2adv Converting gas into wheelies since 1974

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    Yup, Rotella is great for these bikes. 5W40 if you can find it, 15W40 otherwise.
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