Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    Vortex is supposedly shipping the 2020 501 ECUs Friday
  2. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    5 kg (11 lbs) on the nose partially worn. A fresh one would be even more. IMG_4038.JPG
  3. Dirt survivor

    Dirt survivor Been here awhile

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    The lock nut for my rear brake adjusting screw came loose and my rear brake fried pretty bad. Put in new pads and rotor, but now I have very little rear brake action, is it time to rebuild or replce the caliper? 2015 501S
  4. craigt

    craigt I just wanna ride

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    I had the same thing happen to me except I did not fry my brakes or rotor. I now clean my parts very well not just wipe them off before I Loctite them.
  5. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Thanks

    I want to weigh the GoldenTyre version when I remove it and compare.
  6. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    How did the caliper piston move when you did the pad service? easily? stuck? Might just need a complete fluid change and bleed before going further. I'd start there.
  7. motodirtlover

    motodirtlover Motodirtlover

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    Before you pull the trigger on that battery, you may want to check out the Earth X units. Made in the USA and very robust. I've bought my last Shorai....
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  8. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    Yes please do and be sure to share. After all I heard of fatty tires being the bomb I really found the Shinko to be a letdown. At speed you could move the bars a few inches and nothing would happen, just a bunch of sidewall flex. It took away all the feel in the front end. I run UHD tubes at around 12psi but then had to crank up the pressure to get rid of the marsh mellow handling feeling.
  9. aai

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    I was reading up on those also. This is my 3rd Shorai on different bikes and SXS and haven’t had a reason to switch brands yet. Earth X is definitely my option from what I’ve read.
  10. thejrod

    thejrod Been here awhile

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    I’ve tested and weighed both - the GT is almost a full 2 pounds lighter.
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  11. craigt

    craigt I just wanna ride

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    That is a very significant unsprung weight difference. I have been trying to decide between the two of them and I guess that decides it for me.
  12. Dirt survivor

    Dirt survivor Been here awhile

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    Changed fluid several times, pistons move but not sure if they move like they should, probably time to rebuild or replace.
  13. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Only one piston on the rear caliper.

    Looks like the parts are available. The excessive heat might have just ruined the sealing rings (#2) to hold pressure or the piston is
    distorted (#5) . You could pull them from the caliper and examine for issues.

    Thinking back a few years... I remember a friend that had a similar issue and if I remember correctly we replaced the sealing rings to resolve the poor braking.

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  14. thejrod

    thejrod Been here awhile

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    Yeah, you can feel it. Also, I got about 40 hours out of the Shinko before side knobs started to rip off. The GT is at 45 hours now with so little wear that I expect 70-80 hours out of it. It's worth the extra $30.
  15. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Do you recall the weight of the GT? and was it new or used when weighed? I won't be removing my front GT for a while since we are in the off-season here in the upper midwest..

    Have ~3500 miles on my front GT (primarily easy dual sport use). Might have worn in the center quicker (scalloped) since I used low pressures in the rocks/roots/mud and wasn't always able to air up on short pavement sections at speeds above 65 mph.

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  16. Ned1

    Ned1 Back to bicycles

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    Good data on the GT vs Shinko, thanks bros. 2lbs, with the centrifugal factor is more like 8 or 10 once the wheel is spinning. Not ideal in fast, tight conditions with a lot of directional transitions. The business case for a couple wheelsets....
  17. thejrod

    thejrod Been here awhile

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    The GT was new, 8 lb, 12.8oz.
    The Shinko was used 40hrs, 10 lb, 8oz. (and missing a few side knobs).
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  18. Dirt survivor

    Dirt survivor Been here awhile

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    Many thanks, looks like the way to go!
  19. thejrod

    thejrod Been here awhile

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    Anyone tried the Tusk shift lever? I thought I read the Hammerhead levers strip easily. Wondering if the Tusk is the same. For $19, it's a steal compared to 75+ for OEM.
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