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Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    The SC seat is wider where the ass bones are but narrow in the front. It is a huge improvement over stock but again not a great candidate to sit on for long days. Actually I can't sit on the 500 all day. Off road standing and moving around no problem all day but sitting static pounding road miles? Maybe an hour or two at max. Best to avoid that scenario for me.
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  2. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    Gas tank question for the masses: On the stock tank when does the low fuel warning trip (fuel remaining?). I switched the original pump assembly into my 4.5G (17L) IMS tank. The low fuel warning triggers with 2L remaining. Is this roughly the same for the stock tank? I don't remember anymore..

    FWIW 10L remaining on the big IMS tank is right at the top of the "wings" of the tank. Handy reference point since this is about 1/2 of the usable fuel consumed (not including reserve)
  3. craigo298er

    craigo298er Been here awhile

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    Mine came on and I put 1.9-2.0 gallons in. 2.2gal tank, right?
  4. Snake Oiler

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

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    It's been awhile since mine came on with the ims tank. But I believe it's near the same. The sensor is on the pump so in theory they should be the same. But the shape of the tank will determine that. If the pump sits in the ear lower and the tank is not as wide or the ears tapered different that could make small differences.
  5. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    I seem to recall about 1L with stock tank but was not sure. The .3 G noted above is close to 1L so it sounds about right. The 1L in the stock tank does not give much warning before high and dry!
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  6. Xcelite

    Xcelite Been here awhile Supporter

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    I have an SC tall seat from a 500EXC on mine. I can stand flat footed over it no problem. :D
    I have a legit 36" inseam though.
  7. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Did the 500EXC foam require any modifications to fit the differing Husky plastic seat pan? Seems the KTM and Husky seat pans differ in shape, at least for MY14-16.
  8. Xcelite

    Xcelite Been here awhile Supporter

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    It was on there when I bought the bike. Turns out the seat from the older 500EXC does fit on the '16 501s, but you have to run a strap/buckle around the back side to keep it on since the sideways mounting points don't exist on the KTM seat pan. Makes removing literally a snap, which is nice. It's also plenty secure so i'm not at all worried about needing screws to hold it down.
  9. Sidehil

    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    Holy shit anyone sat a round a a campfire, I work in downtown Seattle, these people think they are fucking dying:)) wish they would....
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  10. Sidehil

    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    Not taking anything from the folks that have lost everything:(
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  11. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    Anyone running Acerbis case covers? They don't list 2018 FE501 as a fit but they do for EXC500 17-20. I guess the clutch slave is perhaps different but I figured the EXC500 and FE501 would be a match?
  12. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    I have them on my 19 501. Had to trim around slave. Otherwise fine
  13. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    OK great thanks!. They list 19+ as a fit but not the 17-18s. They do list KTM 500 EXC 17+ as a fit. I will prepare myself for some trimming. Would you recommend?
  14. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    Yea. I like them. I run the Rekluse slave. Trimming may not have been required with the OEM Magura. Seems possible that the covers are designed for the KTM with Brembo slave, which is slightly different than the Husky Magura. In any case, just minor trimming at the slave would seem to be the worst case. No big deal IMO
  15. LANCIVPT

    LANCIVPT Carbon Pilot

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    More mountain tops and abandoned mines explored this weekend on the 501. IMG_0098.jpg
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  16. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    You are hitting the Wanduro highlights lol. Looks nice and you got there before the smoke.
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  17. Anyone

    Anyone Been here awhile Supporter

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    This remindes me of my ktm 1290 sar. Its a great adventure bike, just dont get it wet!
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  18. LANCIVPT

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    One day later and we would have been in the tick of it - great timing and a nice ride. We went back on the ridge just above the cabin and went straight down the shale on Panorama’s side - that was exciting brake management, lol. I saw the video of Cory on his T7 doing that trail to the mine at Wanduro on his YouTube channel Camel ADV and my buddy who is a mine freak said - I know where it is let’s go.
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    markbxr400 Been here awhile Supporter

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  20. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum Super Supporter

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    Try sitting around a smoky campfire 24/7 for weeks.