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Offline Buff

Re: 501
« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2019, 03:05:53 pm »
I rode GJ's 501 last week on some tight technical terrain near Stellenbosch and I cannot believe how easy this bike is to handle. It honestly feels like a 350 in the slow stuff and it doesn't stall out like so many of the big thumpers often do. I was blown away, it's a really lekka bike  :thumleft:
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Re: 501
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2019, 04:11:42 pm »
I need a softer and wider seat.
What brand should I be looking at?
thanks

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Re: 501
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2019, 05:51:57 pm »
I need a softer and wider seat.
What brand should I be looking at?
thanks

Seat Concepts for the win.
HI Big Dom - I see they have quite a few different "models"  - Are you familiar with the range they offer?

Essentially they have different heights and then different widths - Comfort and XL. Comfort is already wider than OEM and XL is even wider. They use a better quality foam and a higher seat obviously also has more foam. The comfort comes from a combination of the foam and the width - width very simply gives more surface area on the butt. They widen the seat whre you sit so you still have the same legroom standing to grip the tank etc. Styles depend on the material they cover with - generally their gripper fabric is good with carbon or plain finish sides. The ribbed ones are for enduro - mostly racing and extreme to prevent you slipping backwards on climbs - for adventure use this willgive you see re arse monkey butt if not carefu, so avoid. Some seat options you can buy just the foam and cover which is the cheapest solution.


Your other option is to the local route and get Nithrone to make you a custom seat.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2019, 05:53:55 pm by BiG DoM »
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Offline JacoM

Re: 501
« Reply #43 on: January 06, 2020, 11:36:15 am »
I changed to the Acerbis tank in December. The LR tank came as extra when I bought the 501.
It does not have a filter sock at the inlet though.
Do I need to fit something similar to what is on the standard tank?
 

Offline BuRP

Re: 501
« Reply #44 on: January 06, 2020, 12:50:27 pm »
It does not have a filter sock at the inlet though.

A Guglatech filler sock which keeps out debris & water (it does!) is a good idea, and you'll get one from @zebra - Flying Brick
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Re: 501
« Reply #45 on: January 06, 2020, 12:54:27 pm »
I rode GJ's 501 last week on some tight technical terrain near Stellenbosch and I cannot believe how easy this bike is to handle. It honestly feels like a 350 in the slow stuff and it doesn't stall out like so many of the big thumpers often do. I was blown away, it's a really lekka bike

I find it handles very close to my 300 TPI, weight nigh on the same, with the biggest diff being it stalls whilst the 300 does not.
Hence I ride it with a clutchfinger when the going gets slow.
Awesome bike this, a real doitall  :thumleft:



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Offline Jayson

Re: 501
« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2020, 03:25:45 pm »
Chaps

I have recently moved from a KTM 350 to a Husky 501 and must agree, the weight or more so where they hide it is amazing and power is out of this world....feels allot like my 690 was when you hit the hammer down....just brilliant. I have lowered mien and couldn't be happier.

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Offline JacoM

Re: 501
« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2020, 07:57:44 am »
I need a rear tire for a trip up the west coast to Hondeklipbaai.
I have used only enduro type tire an the 501 -
What other type/brand should I consider for full offroad ?
 I have a Metzeller on the rear which was basically destroyed over 3 days at the Tankwa recently
 

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Re: 501
« Reply #48 on: November 10, 2020, 12:30:42 pm »
Michelin Desert Race worked well for me. Used it for a 2400km trip through Namibia and a few trips thereafter. Combined it with Michelin mousses

Was still on the bike when I sold it and had done close to 6000km if I recall....
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