Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. LANCIVPT

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    No I did not - no cutting required as the tail piece is a two piece assembly I.e upper and lower. I used the Sicass plate support. The tail light has a light that comes on with the number plate light and will have to double as the number plate light.
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  2. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    Thanks for the reply!
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  3. Snake Oiler

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

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    Hey folks. It's time to get new chain and sprockets. I'm still running the stock size, but was thinking about making the gal a little more dirt friendly . If I'd do a 14/48 would that still be good on the slab? And just how big can I go with the stock chain guide at the sprocket end?
  4. NVTS

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    Roger that. My confusion stemmed from the stock size listed on RMATVMC as a 110.
    Here's what the good folks in Mattinghoffen reccomend..
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  5. Snake Oiler

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

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    Damn. I don't know if a 140 would fit in there.
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    I've got a Michelin Desert Race in there and it fits fine.
    I wouldn't put a Pirelli Scorpion Rallye however. I've got one mounted on my 950SE and that's a lot of tire to push around.
    NVTS
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  7. Sno Dawg

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    Asking the experts...

    I have been looking to pick up a used 2017 - 2019 Husky FE350 and I found a nice 2017 FE350, but was wondering exactly what I should look for. It has 2,750 miles and is loaded with a Rekluse, skid plate, shark fins, rad guards and seat concepts. The owner rode it in dual sports and it looks to be clean and well kept.

    What types of things should I look for/ask about - be concerned about?

    I am a bit short on money to buy a brand new/leftover one at $8500 so that is why I am looking at a used one. I plan to use it for dual-sport rallyes, 24 hour race I do and general woods riding. I am not as fast as I used to be and now ride events to finish, not to place.

    Thanks,
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  8. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    I noticed that incorrect size previously at RMATV also..
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    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Any suggestions on a source for the Michelin Desert with good pricing? I've worn my Desert out and am looking for a replacement.
  10. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    The stock Conti is undersized at 120/90-18. FWIW Michelin uses their own sizing so a 140 Michelin is usually closer to a 130.
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    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Not the 140 Michelin Desert..

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  12. Snake Oiler

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

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    Really. You are running a $200 rear tire? I'm living life wrong I guess
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    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    I am running 13:48 on both my wheel sets. For technical single track I would drop 13:50 to be perfect. 13:48 is still fine on the pavement. Interesting tip is reversing the spacer blocks on the rear axle is exactly two on the rear sprocket. In the future I may run 13:46 for the dual sport set and 13:48 for the knobbies. No need to mess with the adjustment bolts.
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  15. Snake Oiler

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    Hey thanks for the input. I was looking at the Dirt Tricks sprocket and they aren't available in the 46 that I can see. The only reason I was considering them was they were so talked up on the thread in the past. I've never really had a problem with chains and sprockets wear, but I never really pushed it hard. But since I'm in the desert more now and have a power house of bike I was wondering if it would be best if I upgraded to them. That's an interesting bit of information about the blocks. I'll definitely store that thought.
  16. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    I changed the rear sprocket to a 50 tooth sprocket, so it's 14/50.
    I also bought a 13 tooth front sprocket just in case I want to mess with the gearing using the 48 tooth sprocket.
    14/48 = 3.43
    14/50 = 3.57
    13/48 = 3.69
    13/50 = 3.85
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    I have been running stealth supersprox and very happy with them. Strike the balance between light and durable.
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    That was my first choice to be honest.
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    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    I swap in a 13, 14, 15 with a rear 48 and use the same chain. Covers everything from single track technical to those rides you run at 60mph+. Sprockets, chains and brake pads wear quickly if you ride a lot in mud.


    ha... I've got mountain bike tires that ran close to $100/ea..

    I need a rear tire that will last at least 3500 miles but am open to try alternatives besides a Michelin Desert. Alternatives such as Dunlop 908RR, Motoz Rallyz or a Mefo Super Explorer.. the Desert seems to be the most dirt offroad worthy of that group though.

    I got 3500 miles out of the Goldentyre front fatty last year. Will stick with that for front replacement.

    If you are just riding super technical or single track I'd consider a narrower tire than 140 on the back like a 110 or 120 Motoz Arena Hybrid Gummy.
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    No I'm not doing much if any technical stuff. But being not the best rider I like all the help I can get. I'm a fan of the MotoZ tires. But the Kenda Parker DT has worked pretty well. Be to try something different I just mounted a MotoZ Tractionator IT on the rear with the tubliss to try. Really haven't nailed down a front for the 501 yet. At present I went cheap with a Tusk, and I'll say it seems harder tread than I'd like. But time will tell.