Husqvarna FE501S & FE350S

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

  1. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    100% more unless you're revving the tits off it
  2. rexbro

    rexbro Been here awhile

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    “20 FE350s uncorked with Vortex ecu and FMF slip-on are the only engine related mods - runs much better than stock with no flame-outs and often 65mpg+ too. Oil every 1000 miles or so and air filters as necessary. No valve adjustment has been required yet. At this point I’m not checking again unless the bike starts to run poorly or use oil.
    The hype regarding maintenance and longevity is overblown imo. This bike has been easy to work on and maintain with the short oil change interval being the only thing that is sometimes annoying. :ricky
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  3. 911

    911 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Wow . 16000 miles on a 2020.
    Serious riding.
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  4. NoelJ

    NoelJ Long timer

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    I'm just curious if that's a stock seat!
  5. rexbro

    rexbro Been here awhile

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    Seat Concepts Comfort - worth every penny! :ricky
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  6. Doc Sarvis

    Doc Sarvis Advent-ia before dementia Supporter

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    The newer models have tits? Heading to the dealer this morning for a look see.
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  7. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    :imaposer
  8. new2adv

    new2adv Converting gas into wheelies since 1974

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    Hey these husky’s have EVERYTHING a guy needs!

    Thanks @rexbro, that’s pretty amazing you have crammed 441 hours of riding time into the last year and a half. Ride on brother.
  9. NoelJ

    NoelJ Long timer

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    Tits and tires? Certain doom....
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  10. Doc Sarvis

    Doc Sarvis Advent-ia before dementia Supporter

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    Looks like I have triggered something primal in the tribe
    Okay back from the dealer. They are 350T and 501T models. Unfortunately only street legal in certain counties in Nevada.
  11. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer Supporter

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    Stock gearing? I went to a 13t front on my '20 350 (exc) and it almost feels like I am abusing it over about 60mph on the highway. Mostly worried about hammering the sh*t out of the valves. I'm only at about 30 hours and two oil changes.
  12. rexbro

    rexbro Been here awhile

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    Another glorious riding day! :ricky
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  13. rexbro

    rexbro Been here awhile

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    Running 14-50 right now - a little better for my riding. I’m trying a 48T next as the 350 has plenty of power for DS use. :ricky
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  14. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer Supporter

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    I'm dropping the bike off at the dealer for its first valve check this weekend. Once I have an idea of what the valves are doing I'll probably be less worried about running it on the highway.
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  15. Snake Oiler

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

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    But I believe in Utah you can have one of each
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  16. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Meh, small bikes can take the revs. I had a Ninja 250 years ago and it was comfortable reving to the moon, just that the mpg's would suffer. I suspect these are just as capable if not better.
  17. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    I also use a trifold aluminum ramp for my truck.. works very well.. and have also witnessed a few comical acts with those using single ramps and a step up platform.
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    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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  19. Camarodude

    Camarodude Been here awhile

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    Sounds similar to Arizona.
  20. dasgaswolf

    dasgaswolf bruh. Supporter

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    Does anyone have any recommendations for hand grips that you think help with handlebar vibes a bit?