Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. Anatoli

    Anatoli Pale rider

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Oddometer:
    2,527
    Location:
    Skagit Valley, Washington
    Diagnostic connector?
  2. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,429
    Location:
    Olympia, WA
    Bingo it’s a second OBD2 connector. Leave it alone with the cap on it.
    Anatoli, Snake Oiler and Fast1 like this.
  3. tokig

    tokig 20 Husqvarna FE501s Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2016
    Oddometer:
    398
    Location:
    east coast
    The two plugs are the same connector type?
  4. Pundy

    Pundy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    514
    Location:
    North of North New Portland
    Dan, do you know this to be a fact, or are you guessing? This connector is a completely different size than the diagnostic connection under the seat. See pics below.
    IMG_5848.jpg IMG_5847.jpg
    tokig likes this.
  5. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,429
    Location:
    Olympia, WA
    Taken from a discussion about the TPI bikes on ktmtalk.

    “They are needed for the diagnostic interface (under the seat) and the 2020 EXC TPIs actually have full CAN-Bus access including power and "wake up" on a separate plug behind the headlight. Don't know why the XC would only have the CAN-Bus lines (blue/white, blue/black), but maybe KTM has something in store where this would be needed. Traction control maybe? At the same time the CAN-Bus has some specifics regarding topographic requirements so it may have to do with line length or whatever?

    Usually red/white is DC directly from the battery, yellow/blue DC switched by the main relay, yellow is DC switched by a secondary relay for lights.”

    “Just to make sure, in the pictures it is hard to clearly determine: is the color of the line "yellow" or "orange"? Both are 12V DC, "orange" is main power (which also powers the ECU and all sensors, 10A fuse), "yellow" would be an extra circuit for lights and such. I've been running LED lights from "orange" no issues, but if you blow the fuse the bike stops. "Yellow" has a dedicated fuse which is independent.

    Red/White, DC directly from the battery, no relay, fuse sits in the start relay.

    Black/White (wake up) to ground will activate the main relay regardless of the engine running and power the "orange" line.”

    Here’s a link to the thread. https://ktmtalk.com/showthread.php?...re-d-they-hide-the-wires-for-the-lights/page3

    I don’t have a 2020 FE but have seen these connectors on the new TPI bikes and im assuming ktm/husky did it on all the enduro models that are injected. Hope this helps.
    Bitingdog, BogeyMan, tokig and 2 others like this.
  6. Pundy

    Pundy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    514
    Location:
    North of North New Portland
    That's awesome. Thanks Dan!
    Dan950ser likes this.
  7. tokig

    tokig 20 Husqvarna FE501s Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2016
    Oddometer:
    398
    Location:
    east coast
    Anyone using Mako 360 bar clamps on their 501?
    I cant find a listing for a '20 FE501s, i do see '19 501

    Mako_2.jpg
  8. Pundy

    Pundy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    514
    Location:
    North of North New Portland
    I swapped all my old clamps from my '17 500 EXC to my '20 FE 501 so I suspect they are all the same from '17-'20 for either KTM or Husky.
  9. LANCIVPT

    LANCIVPT Carbon Pilot

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2015
    Oddometer:
    246
    Location:
    Cremona
    I installed the metal CPC quick disconnect - ordered it from the Beemer boneyard. IMG_0379.jpg
    Snake Oiler and Anatoli like this.
  10. LANCIVPT

    LANCIVPT Carbon Pilot

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2015
    Oddometer:
    246
    Location:
    Cremona
    Today I rode the 501 for the first time on gravel, mud and ice-snow mix roads and for the first time at full throttle. IMG_0385.jpg


    What a machine! It’s a monster and the easiest bike I’ve ever ridden off-pavement. ( I usually ride a GSA R1200 ).

    I now know why it’s used as a desert racer - it flies on gravel roads. IMG_0386.jpg
    IMG_0388.jpg
    IMG_0389.jpg
    I love the Scotts steering dampener - the bike feels like it’s on rails.
  11. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,429
    Location:
    Olympia, WA
    Nice bike! You’re going to be really impressed once you try it without the crappy TKC80’s.
  12. Xcelite

    Xcelite Been here awhile Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2014
    Oddometer:
    176
    Location:
    Corner of No and Where.
    Do the OEM connectors have a habit of leaking or breaking? Or was this more of a want than a need? I'm all for farkles but I just about spit out my coffee when I saw the price tag on those CPC connectors.
  13. empedrado

    empedrado Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2004
    Oddometer:
    640
    Location:
    Central NM
    Never had one leak in over 10 years except when the o-ring has been nicked. And that is through dozens of bikes and hundreds of removals of tanks.
  14. NoelJ

    NoelJ Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2016
    Oddometer:
    1,186
    Location:
    USA
    Ditto. It's "plastic anxiety". Or maybe plastic PTSD. I have a little of it; if I was ten years older it'd be worse.
    Dan950ser likes this.
  15. LANCIVPT

    LANCIVPT Carbon Pilot

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2015
    Oddometer:
    246
    Location:
    Cremona
    Breaking...

    To be honest I was initially a bit gun shy because of the price - I saw Josh on MVDBR ( his broke on a ride)and Adam Chandler promote the product on YouTube.

    Then while installing the new fuel line on my IMS 3.0 Gal tank I broke the plastic barb trying to cut the Oettinger clamp -and there you go...
  16. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    661
    Location:
    Southern VA
    So impressed with Oberon. Ordered the CLU 1000 Clutch Slave Wed afternoon. It arrived via Fed Ex today, Fri 10:30 am!
    markbxr400 likes this.
  17. Anatoli

    Anatoli Pale rider

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Oddometer:
    2,527
    Location:
    Skagit Valley, Washington
    Mine broke 12 miles from Staging high on the mountain. This is a serious problem as the line runs at 50 psi. I replaced my factory clamps with field serviceable FI clamps and now carry an extra dry break fuel fitting and extra fuel line. Its not like a carb bike with gravity feed that you can tape up.
    Bitingdog, LANCIVPT and Snake Oiler like this.
  18. Xcelite

    Xcelite Been here awhile Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2014
    Oddometer:
    176
    Location:
    Corner of No and Where.
    Being that i'm on my first FI bike, I have to ask: Would a brass male <-> male barb fitting and some quality hose clamps not be able to fill the gap in a pinch? Or, worst case scenario, enough hose to run the whole line without a QD fitting in the middle?​
  19. LANCIVPT

    LANCIVPT Carbon Pilot

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2015
    Oddometer:
    246
    Location:
    Cremona
    I repaired the OEM CPC as a temporary fix until the metal one arrived-so I can go ride. I used just crazy glue but it did not even withstand the re-assembly process.

    Then I used an old RC modellers trick and sprinkled some baking-soda powder on the crazy glue and it makes a super hard buildup on the joint and accelerates the curing process.

    It’s been holding up pretty well but definitely a temporary fix. IMG_0390.jpg


    Carrying a tube of crazy glue and small packet of baking soda might be a “get to safety solution” fixing critical plastic parts.
  20. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 21, 2018
    Oddometer:
    252
    Location:
    Calgary
    The length of hose is a good idea. If you have not replaced your tank a couple of clamps too.

    On another note I spent the afternoon disassembling the linkage and greasing all the bearings including the swingarm. I now wish I had a PDS lol. It is quite scary how little grease is used from the factory. Also a good tip lesson I learned the hard way is to remove the wheel adjuster bolts and liberally applied anti seize. Oh and the Ryan F9 tip: I am soaking the chain in gear oil overnight..
    Anyone and Snake Oiler like this.