Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. Doc Sarvis

    Doc Sarvis Advent-ia before dementia Supporter

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    I have a Bullet Proof aluminum guard that protects the linkage. Mind boggling how much punishment it takes from rocks/sand coming off the front tire. Well worth the $75.
  2. Fast1

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    all these tracks in WI are near that area.. PM me if you want me to send any to you

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  3. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty rock and roll the bones

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  4. Fast1

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    yes I believe one is the NWAT but the link you provided is much better for @Snake Oiler purpose to hone in on local
    trails where he will be staying.

    thanks for refreshing my memory of the source and the link..

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  5. Fast1

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  6. Snake Oiler

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

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  7. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    @Snake Oiler

    Keep an out out for ticks on your body after riding the brush..

    Seems you are spending some quality time in the forest. lucky you.

    Bet that terrain is a complete opposite from NM..
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  8. Snake Oiler

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

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    Yeah I know all too well about those things. In Missouri I got into a mess of them. And not sure what, but got a bite that night on, well let's just say I'm not going to play with my meat for a few days. Actually got concerned enough to go see a Dr about it. First time I ever paid for someone to just look at it. And wouldn't you know if was a dud. Just my luck.:becca
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  9. Snake Oiler

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

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    No really The biggest difference is trees. Haven't gotten into much sand as I thought, yet. Lol
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  11. memopad

    memopad Been here awhile

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    If you head up into the UP and want to ride any single track let me know. Lots of good two track and dirt roads around up here as well.

    And if you really feel the need to find some cooler weather just get a little closer to Lake Superior. Highs in the 50's up here tomorrow, north wind off the lake :D
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  12. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Here is a better source link for a large catalog of tracks in the region. GPS Files Archives - Cannonshot.net

    Always best to get tracks from the orginal source since sometimes they have to be updated to comply with land use changes. :D

    Hope they prove helpful to you in the future. :thumb
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  13. Fast1

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    one spot that has tons of sand trails is Black River Falls (BRF) Also certain areas of the UP of MI will give you a good dose. I'm sure @WIsixfitty has some good destinations also for those sand regions.

    Some of my favorite sand trails are north east of Danbury, WI but they are only open to motos during late fall..

    The quad track trails (class 3 trails on attached map) north of Iron River, WI can be a good challenge with some whoops thrown in.

    https://www.bayfieldcounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/1827/2020-21-Bayfield-County-ATV-UTV-Map?bidId=

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  14. Snake Oiler

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    I was looking for a site in the NF up there for the week of the 4th, but wasn't able to locate one. So I got the site in the Ottawa NF in Wisconsin. Until the 8th. Then I need to go back to Pennsylvania for so business on the 13th. So it's going to have to be another time. I've been wanting to check out the NP for a bit now.

    Thanks for the offer though. Really appreciate it.
  15. Snake Oiler

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    Thanks much @Cannonshot I'll check it out later today. It's a rain day here so I'm going to just hang and maybe do something out of the truck.
  16. Fast1

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    Finally finished up my fork servicing with the Redline lightweight "feels like water" suspension fluid after Stillwell did the seal replacements (blue and purple seals) in the oil separator (seal ring retainer) for me. If anyone has the old school 4CS forks I found this documentary nice to have for servicing.

    https://aomc.mx/mm5/graphics/00000001/13_4CS_en_RM.pdf

    First test ride hitting 7" abrupt straight edge curbs straight on at 10-20 mph seemed impressively better, like there wasn't even a curb there. Will take some time on a real ride for complete opinion but at this point I'd say the Redline lightweight is an asset mated with the 4CS forks.


    Heard a bunch of noise out in the garage this afternoon and went out to look.. found a bunch of forks gathering around to get a glimpse of the 501 trying to finish off the rest of the fork beer.. :lol3

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  17. Snake Oiler

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    Curious on your results. Does the Red Line play well with others or does a complete take down and cleaning needed to change over from other oils?
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    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    I didn't do anything special other than pulling the base tap, cartridge and springs and internals out.



    Nothing different than one would do for a fluid change. Then I wiped the parts down with a papertowel and ensured complete drainage. Refilled with Redline Lightweight feels like water. Was one of the suspension fluids a number of pages back rated very well. This fluid is very thin and flows through the shim stacks and cartridge a bit better for my likes.

    Unfortunately I found a couple of seals in my 4cs that required replacement and I didn't have those seals (could not find them on line anywhere) nor did I have the tool necessary to hold the cartridge in a vice for dismantling and seal replacement. Stillwell had stock of the seals and quick turn around so I sent out the cartridges to them. From my experience during this little interchange, I'd use them again for further suspension modifications.

    These are the two seals I had to have replaced. #3 was leaking fluid from one chamber to the upper chamber.

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    If your forks are ready for a fluid change I'd give the Redline Lightweight product a try.


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  19. Snake Oiler

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    Okay I was just wondering. I have different cartridges in my forks. I put the Lucky ones in. Very happy with them I might add. I've been using Belray fluids in everything to date. But I might switch to Amsoil dirt bike engine oil. I ran it in my X Challenge and it really quieted down the engine noise with no ill effect I could find in 7k miles. But it didn't run at the high rpms like the husky can/does.

    Oh is the Red Line 2.5w?
  20. Fast1

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