Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. tr0yy

    tr0yy Been here awhile

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  2. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Not suppose to push down on the top of the tire when you hold it on the scale:lol3

    some will disagree with your weight assessment https://thumpertalk.com/forums/topic/1085207-list-of-tires-with-their-weight/page/2/

    I don't know about the slow stuff (what is slow to you may be different to me), I run the GT fatty at 50-80 mph on deep sand (winter snowmobile trails) routes at 7 or 8 psi and it floats perfectly. The GT Fatty did work well in the mud and also in the rocks of the San Juans (CO) when riding Alaska, American and Yankee Boy Basins but this is not really first gear single track stuff since line selection capability impacts your speed factor.

    Didn't get much over 65 mph here because I was filming a new sand rider so he could review for improvement. He is using a scorpion pro front with a stabilizer on and his front wheel is swinging all over the place. He now uses a GT front fatty, everywhere.


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  3. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    That is just for the 250/350 issue... right? Not the 500.
  4. Anatoli

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    I weighed this 90/100-21 GT 216 aa. It showed 9.2 lbs. It is a couple pounds lighter than the Shinko Fatty variant. Below you can see the typical side knob shearing with the Shinko.


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    Golden Tyre 90/100 Fatty top.

    Shinko 90/100 MX bottom.

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  5. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    It makes sense you like the fatty for float if you ride sand. We don't see sand up here, just lots of rock, dirt and roots but not bottomless sand. I guess if I am looking for a sand tire I'll give it another swing one day. I have no idea on the weight discrepancy other than GT has moved their production around a bit? it was 3-4 years ago so maybe it was an old one. I'll weigh the parker dt before i spoon it on, perhaps it is just as heavy.

    This video comparing the shinko and GT is informative. They had 4.68Kg.

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  6. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!! Supporter

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    I don’t use the Shinko front due to the knob shedding. And I don’t use the GT front as it has leaked in the tread area with Tubliss.

    Lately I’m liking the Michelin Starcross 5 and my old standby the Bridgestone M59 fronts for dry terrain/ sand and rocks.

    FWIW
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  7. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    Jeff Slavens explained exactly what I experienced with the GT 216 fatty. He explains it better than I ever could. Also explains why sand riders probably love it.

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    Fun relaxed day ride in the Colorado State Forest. 20210717_110450.jpg
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    Looks beautiful. Up here we are on fire.
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    OK my original battery may have died. While I try to resurrect it what is the current recommendation for batteries?
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    @OneManWolfPack Down here we are on fire. Over there they are flooding…Burning, drowning or something in between-tough times. Just Part of the cycle.
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    Ok thanks. It looks like the AG ATZ7RS or the Earth X ETZ5G is the way to go. Currently seeing if my optimate charger will bring the old one to life. The voltage was too low but I jumped the bike and rode for awhile. The charger then was able to put some juice into it. We will see as it ran a faulty diagnosis test and is repeating it.

    My husky has a weird issue. If I leave key on no problem all turns off after 15 seconds or so. If I turn key off softly and leave it in I get a drain that depletes battery. Turning key off hard seems to be ok. I failed to pull key and had a dead battery.
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    KTM / Husky 450 / 500 / 501 are coming soon in testing as I type.... Now I need to go test more :) it just rained.
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    Too smoky to ride and the original plastic was more zip ties than anything so I bought the ol girl a new outfit.

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    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    it seems that rocky mountain has them in stock
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