Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. Fast1

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    Besides the impact of a non-balanced wheel .. if one of the bearings was not seated to the correct depth in the hub center bore... side load could jeopardize bearing longevity too, if I am understating the assembly correctly.

    Good discussion with lots of variables that impact bearing longevity.
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  2. NicKel78

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    Does someone by chance have the bearing number for the OEM bearings available?

    There are a lot of great points brought up here in regards to seals, bushings, etc. KTM has done a pretty good job of spec’ing high quality components from the start. There are some good bearing brands out there also but it seems like many of the aftermarket all in one kits are probably Chinese crap. All-Balls comes to mind in that category. I likely impossible to determine but it would be interesting to see a comparison of failures from OEM (or equivalent quality) vs. the no-name stuff. I would suspect there is a significant difference.

    Same goes for seals. Possibly an even bigger difference in quality on the seals compared to bearings just because the compounds used are trickier for the Chinese to get right than hardening and grinding bearing steel these days. Elastomer is not just elastomer but they haven’t figured that out yet. I have seen SKF seals with lots of hours on them be in great condition and brand new Chinese seals come out of the package already hardened up and unable to seal.
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    The Husky/KTM/Husaberg? lol packaged bearings I have in my spares box are NSK (Japanese) and are a quality manufacturer.

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    The inner races shouldn't load much if the spacer tube is in good condition. Perhaps if you over torque the wheel nut it will squash the spacer though.
    Is the spacer alloy (I can't remember)?
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    Horn relocation on my 2020 FE501;

    Want mine up out of the mud from the front tire, and generally out of harm’s way. Possibly not quite as loud in this location??, but sounds the same to my ears.
    Used the OEM bracket, slightly hand-bent to suit, and rounded/deburred a few of its corners. Then added a small welded triangular tab with a pressed in 1/8” pin (mated to a 1/8” newly drilled frame hole) to keep the now horizontal horn and bracket from wanting to rotate away from the chosen location. Also fashioned an aluminum spacer to place the bracket a hare’s breath away from the frame’s paint when fully installed. The mounting screw head is low-profile to avoid its touching the radiator. That screws into an M6 compression-nut which was installed directly into an existing frame hole. Note the valve cover barely touches/flexes the horn bracket during removal for valve clearance checks, so I chose to loctite the bracket screw, as there’s no need to remove it during any routine maintenance.
    All fits without interference under an IMS 4.7 gallon tank. Horn’s “bell” doesn’t touch anything around it so nothing mutes it, and the horn aims directly out a fuel tank air vent opening to the right.
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    You get a Cerakote kit for Christmas?
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    Disclaimer;
    The tank came that color, it's not Cerakoted.
    Project bike, not finished yet


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    There is a lot going on in that picture.
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    Even the shock spring is painted!?

    Is that a carbon-fiber header guard, painted beige!?

    You just blew my mind dude.
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    The Renazco seat looks god... And same Clake as i have.. nice bike..
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  17. Fast1

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    what crawled up here?

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    A piece from a toy dinosaur set dad gave me when I was 4 or 5, that’s been zip-tied to nearly every dual sport throttle cable I’ve owned…

    and in case anyone was curious, that’s a McCruise controller next to the throttle.
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    "Project bike, not finished yet".

    I'm trying to imagine. Guess I'll just wait! :rofl
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  20. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Like to know your opinion of that device after you get some time testing and using it.

    Who makes the silver bar clamp that you have mounted?