Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    It's all good. I have found that most systems fail if your travels involve routes where the suspension is being worked 100% (bottoming and such. Like in heavy whoops etc.) I think in these situations racks like Dan's would come into their own.

    I can't imagine having having panniers etc in the scenario below. This is me at 210lbs (2 spring rates stiffer on the front and rear, preload adjusters upped and compression increased) landing a small whoop at speed. When the suspension hits the stops the impact is nasty lol. Forks have been revalved since..


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  2. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Back in the 70s when that happened too many times on my Elsinore while racing motocross, the result would be the foot peg mounts breaking off the frame. Then you can imagine where your foot goes and how that might impact your walking ability the next day.. :lol3

    I'd assume most guys riding dual sport with camping luggage know that running race pace on multi-use roads/trails will catch up with you sooner or later.. sometimes in very serious collisions with oncoming traffic and completely removed from immediate ER assistance.

    IMO if you attached even an 10 lb object to a tail rack and ripped through the whoops at race pace for a while at 50-60 mph you would have damage to one of the components regardless of type of luggage/mounting framework or straps used. You know how easy it is to simply destroy the stock OEM rear tail light assembly...
  3. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    True; my stock assembly lasted for a half a ride.
  4. Folgore

    Folgore Adventurer

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    What tail rack do you have mounted under the roll-sack?
  5. AndyB21

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    it’s a Nomad rack.
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  6. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum Super Supporter

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    I went from a Garmin Zumo XT to the Trailtech Voyager Pro then back to the Zumo XT. The Voyager Pro worked great and I had the engine RPM and temp sensor in the radiator installed. All worked fine. I ride solo or with small groups so despite having the buddy tracker installed I never used it. I was disappointed in the map screen and had a hard time seeing forest service road numbers on the map. The map screen on the Zumo is way better and much easier to read. In the end I realized I really did not need to know RPM or engine temp so off came the Voyager Pro and back on went the Zumo. I am going to keep the Voyager Pro just in case I change my mind again.
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  7. endurists

    endurists Been here awhile

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    FE501 vs Ford Ka

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  8. rexbro

    rexbro Been here awhile

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  9. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    About 100 hours. This appears on my oil drain magnet. Other than that have had very little. It looks to be about 6mm long and perhaps o.25mm thick. Straight so I am thinking off a gear?

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    D82253A5-280B-46F8-856E-C5A70A47FCB6.jpeg A good time at St. Anthony Idaho!
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  11. Fast1

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    8 paddle rear? psi? How did that work for you?
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  12. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    It must be a little rough on the pavement ? :D
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  13. Rot Box

    Rot Box Been here awhile

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    8 cup Kings Turbo paddle @ 12 psi. I prefer the Scat Track paddles because they’re lighter but this one worked well enough and it was free.
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  14. ItsDoAble

    ItsDoAble Bird bait Supporter

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    Hey Rexbro, is that one of those Wolfman little bags behind the 4 gallon Acerbis tank? I've been thinking maybe 1 of them mounted on each side of the tank 'bulb' (over the logo)? Would mounting 2 work that way?
  15. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    agree, a buffed rear tire carcass with Skat Track hooker paddles at low pressure with Tubliss rips... weight is everything in the dunes especially the hill climb drags at St. Anthony..

    Haven't been in the dunes for a long time.. miss it. Bet it was a blast!

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

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  17. rexbro

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    Yes It is a Tincup pocket and It would probably work used like that. That’s a pretty good idea too. I could use a little bit more room to stash stuff. Maybe I’ll get 2 more and try it out.
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    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    They are pretty weird on pavement till you get used to it:))) feels like your shit is disintegrating
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  19. MCoupe99

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    Got my bike (2020 FE 501S with about 550 miles) back from a local performance shop (2 Wheel Dynoworks) today. Had them first do a baseline run with the stock intake, exhaust, and fueling; baseline wheel horsepower (WHP) was 37.07 with the power & torque curves being pretty rough. They then installed the Pro Moto Billet / Fastaway exhaust end cap, partially drilled out the noise baffle in the exhaust can, and adjusted the fueling with a Power Commander V (PCV); WHP increased to 45.14 with much smoother power & torque curves. They then removed the reed block in the intake and re-adjusted the fueling with the PCV; WHP increased to 55.25. All dyno runs with the stock TKC 80 rear tire. Initial riding impressions including smoother take-offs from a stop, more consistent low speed throttle control & feel, and much improved mid and upper range power. Exhaust sound is louder, but not as loud as an aftermarket exhaust can.
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  20. Sidehil

    Sidehil On any Sunday

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    Time to get some dirt on it:) shit can those tires immediately:)))
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