Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. Snake Oiler

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

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    It's on my short list. But Bighorn NF in WY is next.
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  2. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    Is that from today? It's not smoky? Bah we are getting all of BC, Sask and N US smoke. here.
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  3. Beamerpilot

    Beamerpilot Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yep went riding the 501 in the smoke for two hours…one hour of that spent trying to find neutral…lol…
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  4. Rot Box

    Rot Box Diesel and Dust

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    Yesterday. Not too smokey lately but it’s coming that’s for sure. A few more weeks and this whole state will be on fire :uhoh
  5. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Always nice to have new plastics..

    You have your peg clamps upside down for your chassis lift.

    Should be like this... big washer and spin nut under the loop on the jack.. Hook goes through the center of the peg as a hold down.. at least that is what my directions said when I purchased it. Plus it provides room on the sides above the pegs to work on the bike without interference.


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  6. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    I do it your way if I am removing the covers etc but I do it upside down (for speed) if I just need the stability.
  7. Anyone

    Anyone Been here awhile Supporter

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    A buddy just got back from riding Idaho (not sure where) for 2 weeks. he said he had a sore throat from the smoke.
  8. Comanche13

    Comanche13 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I have had great performance with the Earthx
  9. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!! Supporter

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    Shorai for me. I’ve used them for years in 300-990s. They have never let me down
  10. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    I looked at the shorai but it had different dimensions from the OEM one. I ended up with this firepower which had an identical case to the OEM. It lacks the one shot feature of the anti gravity but it is what it is.

    I drained my original (third time) by inadvertently leaving my key in after turning it off. The dealer told me this is a common problem (just the 2017/18?). If key is left in it needs to be removed and then placed back in otherwise the bike is sitting in some sort of standby mode which drains the battery over time. Remove key after riding or remove and place back in. Unfortunately I have to leave key in place for my theft coverage to be valid. The optimate could not save the old battery this time. This firepowewr is about 100g heavier than the original but has more CCA battery.jpg .
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  11. DLRuapuke

    DLRuapuke Been here awhile

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    Hey OneManWolfPac
    Question please
    What tank you running ?
    Looking to get more fuel for my '16 450
    Ta
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  12. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    That is a 4.5G IMS. I can squeeze in about 17.5L which is slightly more than 4.5G. Design difference between 16 and 17 so tank options may be different.
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  13. BogeyMan

    BogeyMan Been here awhile Supporter

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    Wait. What?
    So, if your bike is stolen and you DON'T leave the key in it, you're not covered? Or, am I misunderstanding you?
  14. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

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    Sorry I wasn't clear. I have to leave lock mechanism in place. I can't use a bypass dongle.
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  15. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Starcross 5 Hard is one of my favorites in the rocks and roots here. It's a big tire, like you said
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  16. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    90/100-21?

    any idea on the weight and longevity of this front tire?

    Didn't know it was a motocross tire designed for supercross.. any pics of it on your moto?

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  17. Rot Box

    Rot Box Diesel and Dust

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  18. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!! Supporter

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    I have run one soft and one intermediate version on my 500s and 300-dry country with sand and rocks, one Baja trip. They wear very well with no knob shedding. The hard terrain/soft compound version may be different. If I am being picky, these tires are almost/maybe too wide IMO. They barely clear the fork guards on my 19 501. They are great in the sand. But like any of these wide fronts there is a small downside IMO--the wide profile with almost horizontal side knobs will tend to climb out of ruts and track small hard packed rut lines. Not un workable, but noticeable to me. Lately I'm thinking I'll go back to the Bridgestone M59. But I have been on a never ending quest for the perfect tire....

    Didn’t weigh it. But it’s light
    FWIW
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  19. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    sometimes generalities, too wide, don't mean much

    I just measured the GT216AA front fatty with a caliper from widest point of side knob across to the other side and got 3 - 15/16"

    carcass width, excluding the knobs, is 3 1/4"

    knobs add 11/16" in total width over the carcass measurement

    What do those measure?
  20. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!! Supporter

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    4.068” with the always accurate Harbor Freight calipers