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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2140 on: November 27, 2020, 01:01:38 am »
Anyone done this with the FE 501?
That composite subframe worries me a bit.

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2141 on: November 27, 2020, 05:11:31 am »
Anyone done this with the FE 501?
That composite subframe worries me a bit.

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I haven't done as much as the others, but I did ride from CT to Botswana and back on the husky with no issues at all. I did a fair amount of research on it and it seems like the composite subframe is tougher than the ally one and just as strong
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2142 on: November 27, 2020, 07:03:47 am »
Anyone done this with the FE 501?
That composite subframe worries me a bit.

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I haven't done as much as the others, but I did ride from CT to Botswana and back on the husky with no issues at all. I did a fair amount of research on it and it seems like the composite subframe is tougher than the ally one and just as strong
Thanks for the info.
What year model is that?

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2143 on: November 27, 2020, 07:56:28 am »
Anyone done this with the FE 501?
That composite subframe worries me a bit.

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I haven't done as much as the others, but I did ride from CT to Botswana and back on the husky with no issues at all. I did a fair amount of research on it and it seems like the composite subframe is tougher than the ally one and just as strong
Thanks for the info.
What year model is that?

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2144 on: November 27, 2020, 11:39:39 am »
Anyone done this with the FE 501?
That composite subframe worries me a bit.

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If you search this thread for subframes it's full of experts saying it's not up to the task (at least on the KTM, does the FE have a different one?).  Also, for the KTM, if the subframe breaks it's peanuts to replace (think around R3000 last time I asked for a price).

In our group of 500's we've done collectively about 40 000km's over 3 years carrying at times as much as 30KG worth of fuel and luggage on the subframe. Not a single issue.
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2145 on: November 27, 2020, 11:46:25 am »
Anyone done this with the FE 501?
That composite subframe worries me a bit.

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If you search this thread for subframes it's full of experts saying it's not up to the task (at least on the KTM, does the FE have a different one?).  Also, for the KTM, if the subframe breaks it's peanuts to replace (think around R3000 last time I asked for a price).

In our group of 500's we've done collectively about 40 000km's over 3 years carrying at times as much as 30KG worth of fuel and luggage on the subframe. Not a single issue.
Ya. The Fe has a different rear subframe, it's a plastic with fiber reinforcement if I recall correctly. I've not yet heard of the Fe subframe breaking
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2146 on: November 27, 2020, 12:02:54 pm »
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2147 on: November 27, 2020, 12:13:44 pm »
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If I'm reading that correctly, that's loop over damage from a Wheely that ran out of talent. I have heard of this before now that I'm reminded. Obviously nothing is unbreakable...
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2148 on: November 27, 2020, 11:04:01 pm »
Too late for any regrets now.
Got this today :

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2149 on: November 28, 2020, 07:24:00 am »
Too late for any regrets now.
Got this today :

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Absolutely nothing wrong with that decision  :thumleft:
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2151 on: December 22, 2020, 10:01:17 am »
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If I'm reading that correctly, that's loop over damage from a Wheely that ran out of talent. I have heard of this before now that I'm reminded. Obviously nothing is unbreakable...
Iíve had friends of mine break their subframes like this from hard landings off jumps
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2152 on: December 22, 2020, 10:33:03 am »
Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2153 on: December 22, 2020, 10:34:42 am »
Anyone done this with the FE 501?
That composite subframe worries me a bit.

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I haven't done as much as the others, but I did ride from CT to Botswana and back on the husky with no issues at all. I did a fair amount of research on it and it seems like the composite subframe is tougher than the ally one and just as strong
How did you fasten the rear strap of your GL?

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2154 on: December 25, 2020, 06:39:29 am »
Anyone done this with the FE 501?
That composite subframe worries me a bit.

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I haven't done as much as the others, but I did ride from CT to Botswana and back on the husky with no issues at all. I did a fair amount of research on it and it seems like the composite subframe is tougher than the ally one and just as strong
How did you fasten the rear strap of your GL?

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I drilled a small pair of holes in the subframe under the plastics. Tied a loop of rope just big enough to get the GL hook through. Washer and a spot of superglue on the knot to make it permanent.
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