Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. backpain

    backpain Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2013
    Oddometer:
    412
    Location:
    around
    Is it even possible to remove/install mousse on a black rim without scratching it up? Even with MP rim savers - would probably need 4-5 of them and still get tired of being “careful.”

    I should just give up on “pretty” and/or dedicate 1 rim set to the ordeal (trivial p$$y stuff). About to have to remove one that never fully seated. Already threw away a nitro that sat in my garage so long it shrunk to unusable. Mousse install fear . . . . . .
  2. Snake Oiler

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

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Oddometer:
    5,737
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, but living in a toy hauler full-time
    I can't do it without marking the rims. But I'm sure someone has a method of doing it or different tooling than I.

    Pretty, damn man it's a dirt bike she's a queen.
  3. dpep1

    dpep1 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2020
    Oddometer:
    23
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Not my wife’s idea of “fall decor” but I think it really ties the room together, man. 4094A5B4-42E8-4AA1-A82E-A9ED46DC93AC.jpeg
    I also bought a bunch of parts for the bike before I got it and wound up with some wrap arounds for the oem flags for the 21 and older MY that didn’t fit my 22. So if anyone is interested PM me!
    LANCIVPT, PYG RYDR, NicKel78 and 9 others like this.
  4. rexbro

    rexbro Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    Oddometer:
    697
    Location:
    SE PA
    Some accent lighting would really make those Husky colors pop. :lol3
    Fast1, NicKel78, dpep1 and 1 other person like this.
  5. GSBS

    GSBS FunHog

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Oddometer:
    4,061
    Location:
    Mentone, AL
    Just bought 2022 501s this week.
    7773A7F9-938C-475E-9986-BB96C65A7877.jpeg Love it so far!
    LANCIVPT, PYG RYDR, RTWstare and 12 others like this.
  6. Snake Oiler

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

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Oddometer:
    5,737
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, but living in a toy hauler full-time
    Okay there a TE250 in TN for sale. How's the 250 standup to the 300? Maybe I should hold off for the 300, what do you folks think?
  7. Snake Oiler

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

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Oddometer:
    5,737
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, but living in a toy hauler full-time
    Meantime how about some husky porn. IMG_20210914_140303884.jpg IMG_20210914_125120780_HDR.jpg IMG_20210901_121227809_HDR.jpg IMG_20210827_110528140.jpg IMG_20210825_152132110.jpg
    LANCIVPT, PYG RYDR, RTWstare and 7 others like this.
  8. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 21, 2018
    Oddometer:
    729
    Location:
    Calgary
    Nice. I'll contribute:

    Great.jpg

    hill.jpg
    LANCIVPT, G-lat, PYG RYDR and 9 others like this.
  9. rexbro

    rexbro Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    Oddometer:
    697
    Location:
    SE PA
    I would hold out for the 300. You know that’s the one you want anyway… :ricky
    NoelJ likes this.
  10. Mike Dirt

    Mike Dirt Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2013
    Oddometer:
    243
    Location:
    Feather Falls , Ca.
    I didn’t know that the 2022 501s came in a blue color scheme . My 2022 is grey . 149164C6-A404-42CB-8BCB-11DFA3789A30.jpeg
    PYG RYDR, Bitingdog, NicKel78 and 2 others like this.
  11. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5,563
    Location:
    Clark Co, Wa
    It'll be brown before too long if you use it properly.
    Bitingdog, Xcelite and Mike Dirt like this.
  12. Snake Oiler

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

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Oddometer:
    5,737
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, but living in a toy hauler full-time
    Your right. I believe I'll hold out
    NoelJ likes this.
  13. philipbarrett

    philipbarrett Been here awhile Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011
    Oddometer:
    702
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    I married the best kitchen decorator on the planet!

    PXL_20210825_195108650.jpg
    LANCIVPT, Fast1, Bitingdog and 6 others like this.
  14. Rot Box

    Rot Box Diesel and Dust

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2010
    Oddometer:
    469
    Location:
    Smithfield Utah
    A86D4F02-1020-4500-829A-BCE6F4B74E9D.jpeg D14BE931-0DE8-4931-B18B-1C0E136CF1EE.jpeg B7E045C3-E80F-4347-9ED9-58E3FC2D0C1D.jpeg

    The leaves are a changin’ wow where did this year go?!
    Fast1, Bitingdog, Yeti2ride and 10 others like this.
  15. OneManWolfPack

    OneManWolfPack Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 21, 2018
    Oddometer:
    729
    Location:
    Calgary
    It's the constant march of time. Get out there and ride before it is too late!
  16. Snake Oiler

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

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Oddometer:
    5,737
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, but living in a toy hauler full-time
    Sure hope it's worth the effort. Pain to bleed but I believe I finally got it. I'm almost positive it's going to help me with my bad legs. Rear braking has always been a chore for me IMG_20210929_141155939_HDR.jpg
  17. dasgaswolf

    dasgaswolf bruh. Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,262
    Location:
    Maryland
    just did 1600 miles on the NEBDR. awesome trip. couldn't have been happier with the 501. normally I subscribe to the philosophy that it's the Indian and not the Arrow, but as someone that self identifies as an "advanced intermediate" dirt rider, I gotta say that the Husky really helps tip the scale in favor of the rider. so for any lurkers in this thread I'd offer that the 501 can help make you a better rider simply because it's so precisely balanced (suspension et al.)

    ...but don't get me started on the fucking spring'd kickstand and trying to get off the bike on anything other than flat ground! :lol3

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    G-lat, Rot Box, Bitingdog and 7 others like this.
  18. backpain

    backpain Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2013
    Oddometer:
    412
    Location:
    around
    Sole reason for delay on my end - I watched the Clake install/bleed video and decided it would make it to the uninstalled parts shelf forever . . . .

    More motivation welcome . . . . .
  19. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    703
    Location:
    Southern VA
    2019 FE 450

    1st dash died with water leaking into it. Replaced under warranty.

    2nd dash died with the lower case breaking into pieces for unknown reason. Repaired with electrical tape and zip tie, but now have moisture again. Had valves and suspension work done by a mechanic. Wondering if bike fell off work stand and the dash crashed onto the floor?

    Anyhow, thinking it may be time to try a Trail Tech Striker dash.

    Please offer your experience with the TT Striker.

    TIA
  20. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Oddometer:
    18,440
    Location:
    日本
    Question for Mojavi users. How do you stop the underside of the bags from flopping around? Everything is cinched down tight but I can still lift the bottom up because there’s no anchor strap on the bottom. Obviously it’s going to flop up and down over bumps.

    F495EE22-840B-40C9-9F32-D7E75E29F115.jpeg