Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    2018 FE501 54 hours of primarily single and double track off road. (going on three sets of tires in that time ) Stock clutch slave was ok upon removal. Oberon has taken its place and stock will be spare I guess.

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  2. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    125lb heavier AT?

    You either have the world's heaviest 501 or an AT without an engine haaaa
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  3. Anatoli

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    Good catch. My 2017 Africa Twin standard shift model is 474 lbs dry, my 2016 FE 501S is 254 lbs dry. I was thinking ( mistakenly) of my 1997 KTM 620 Adv at 354 lbs dry. My apologies.
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  4. MaineDrummer

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  6. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    There's nothing stronger than Trailjammer's case covers. He's a small operation, fellow rider and ADV member. Even the legendary Tiger Tanker can't break a Trailjammer cover
  7. OneManWolfPack

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    What skid plate are you using. TMD makes one with the integrated linkage guard. The wings on the sides wrap around the leading edges of both the ignition and clutch covers. You would really have to work at it to damage them with this skid plate installed.

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  8. Nowwhat

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    Toast on his 501 going up up up 20191013_121204.jpg
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  9. Lurkerlou

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    I’ve loved the TM Designs skid plates in the past on my other bikes then I saw the AXP skid plate .......the 501 got one and I can’t believe how much protection it offers. Easily twice as thick as the TMD. Same idea with side coverage and linkage protection.

    Another option if you are in the market.
  10. Sixgun

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    My2020, so far love it off-road but I’m not sure I could do many miles on road. Wow this thing vibrates on pavement. My dealer says it’s normal, took it back twice. I changed out my tires put in the tubeless system and balanced. Changed seat to a Seat Concepts and Fast anti-vibration pegs. I am waiting on the bars to do the BRP with Scott steering dampener but not ready for 2020 yet or flex bars.
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  11. Camarodude

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    ^ Has what you done so far made any difference?
  12. ovlaicu

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    Yeah it vibrates like a dildo. Sumo wheels with cush drive help a bit, but not too much.
    The gear ratios help more than anything to keep the rpm in that sweet spot.

    How do you like the pegs? Do they work?
  13. Sixgun

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    I think the pegs made a big difference but the seat was huge!!!! I almost cried on my first ride. Lol
  14. ovlaicu

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    Yeah, I got the SC XL seat as well, and it's a world of a difference. Hands dont bother me that much, but feet....I can barely stand:)
  15. Snake Oiler

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    The 501 found a new friend to play with. A Beta 300, sounds a little strange. Somewhere between a weed eater and an RC plane. Lol IMG_20191013_142156267_HDR.jpg
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  16. Snake Oiler

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    Ok folks. Does anyone have a pair of .44 kg springs for the Explorer forks?
  17. MaineDrummer

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  18. MaineDrummer

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    Thanks, strong for sure, but there seems to be a good bit of the stock cover left unprotected.
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  20. Anyone

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    Im sad to hear the 2020 suffers vibes. How does it compare to the last gen? My18 isnt terrible with different rims, but i was hoping the new gen would tune some more engine vibes out.