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Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. Sidehil

    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    I took my FJR in for new tires, it was so grimy they felt sorry for it and washed it, great service from Hinshaws Honda back when it was open!
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  2. Sidehil

    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    I put a sicass on my 17, plug and play, and light off for sneaky riding......
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  3. new2adv

    new2adv Been here awhile

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    Hand wired a Tusk switch on my ‘15 FE350, the lowest headlight position turns off both high and low beam and just leaves the “parking” light on.
  4. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    I sell the factory CEV switch which is much better quality and allows the lights to be turned off.
  5. pontoon

    pontoon Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I must have wired mine wrong. Did you by chance notice whether the OEM wire connector had one more wire in it than the tusk connector?
  6. new2adv

    new2adv Been here awhile

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    Oh boy, it was a long time ago when I did it. Sorry, I just don’t remember.
  7. pontoon

    pontoon Been here awhile

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    No worries, thank you. I’ll go try to pull out a wire and see if it works the way I hope.
  8. Xcelite

    Xcelite Been here awhile Supporter

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    I could use a bit of help from the collective here. I just bought a 2016 FE501s which has had that ignition key removed. In the box of spare parts that the previous owner gave to the dealer was a key lock cylinder. I cannot figure out where it may have plugged in. I can only assume that it was removed from the bike when nearly new and then the wiring on the bike had subsequently been messed with. I would like to put the ignition switch back in. Can anyone tell me where or how it plugs in? There's not an open 4-pin connector anywhere for me to plug it.I also did not see one of those little plug-in dongles to bypass the switch, but I may have missed it if it was cleverly hidden somewhere other than behind the headlight.

    I tried looking at the wiring diagrams but (A) I'm not so great at reading electrical diagrams and (B) nothing seemed to match up to the colors that I'm seeing, which pertains to (C) I'm a bit color blind.

    Here's the switch:
    Ignition Switch (5).jpg Ignition Switch (4).jpg Ignition Switch (2).jpg

    Here's the wiring on the switch:
    Ignition Switch (6).jpg

    Here's an open/unplugged 6-pin connector and two separate single connectors that were not plugged into anything:
    Photo Jan 28, 8 15 28 PM.jpg

    Photo Jan 28, 8 16 01 PM.jpg

    Photo Jan 28, 8 16 24 PM.jpg
  9. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    :clap
  10. empedrado

    empedrado Been here awhile

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    Sent you a PM
  11. Sidehil

    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    25298778-57AF-4D96-AA40-C6A1F79E4C2A.jpeg Another happy rack customer from Dan at True North Motors:). First beer the rack has seen and hopefully more but in the mountains of WA 3849579C-CCFE-429C-9057-8AF93C3C12DC.jpeg
  12. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    Been busy with the 300 and the 790....Bought a new 501 last fall....0 hours....time to get serious....

    here we go more to follow IMG_8016.jpg
  13. Snake Oiler

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

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    Whats that Orange on there doing? :rofl
  14. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    More orange to come. Makes it wayyyy faster
  15. Snake Oiler

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

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  16. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    my gearing makes the bike slower not faster.....thus the need for the orange
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  17. Sidehil

    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    Does that water pump make a diff? I’m happy with lowering the fan set points and it’s really helped, the water pump is the last thing I can do to this poor bike:)))
  18. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    I like that the housing is sooo much stronger then the sticker

    Same with clutch cover and ignition cover

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  19. jams229

    jams229 Been here awhile

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    I REALLY like the blue frames on the 2020's, especially the 701. So purdy.
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  20. S10gto

    S10gto Been here awhile

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    Could use some final decision help. 350 or 501. I'm thinking 350 but what would you do. I am around 170 geared up and been riding for 30+ years. I'm no expert by any means but no slouch. Terrain is New England woods single track. Rocks , roots , ect. Got to ride 15 miles to trail. I have a 350 but it's a supermoto so no offroad experience with it. I question the 350 as even on the supermoto the bottom end feels alittle soft. I just feel the 501 maybe a little much when it get into the first gear rock sections. Of course no 450's for 2020. Your advice is greatly appreciated.