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Offline JacoM

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Re: 501
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2019, 08:39:38 am »
Liqui Moly is excellent and compatible imo.
I got Liqui Moly from PSS Racinf in somerset west. Did the 45hour oil change over the weekend.
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Re: 501
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2019, 08:41:36 am »
Lets say we have determined with certainty the oil is free of friction modifiers or FM.

How do you know that the oil properties are within the specs required for your specific bike?

It is going to be hard to do that without using the Jaso ratings.
 

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Re: 501
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2019, 10:16:21 am »
How do you know that the oil properties are within the specs required for your specific bike?

Did you actually read this thread?  ???



If so then you are right, everybody else is wrong!
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Re: 501
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2019, 12:33:29 pm »
So...Who has a 501 on WD's?

My bike came with a steering dampner, which I want to remove due to the "extended" steering distance. Note the black spacer (20mm?) on the photo
My Q : Is a dampner really required on a 501? Will I be worse off without it stability wise?
Some bikes really requires this, others don't (Like an HP2 with its long rake angle is as stable as it gets at speed...)
 

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Re: 501
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2019, 11:00:18 am »
Must admit, I cannot keep up with the reply s on this page ;)

Anyhow, will keep trying...Is there a std option available from Husqvarna to install a  key switch on the 2016 501?
 

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Re: 501
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2019, 11:30:22 am »
So...Who has a 501 on WD's?

My bike came with a steering dampner, which I want to remove due to the "extended" steering distance. Note the black spacer (20mm?) on the photo
My Q : Is a dampner really required on a 501? Will I be worse off without it stability wise?
Some bikes really requires this, others don't (Like an HP2 with its long rake angle is as stable as it gets at speed...)

Hey Jaco ... my bike came with the STD Husky damper. Same issue. I removed it because it raised the bars 15mm, which I don't like. I have fitted the top mount Scotts now, which I find better.

I personally prefer having one then not. It's great for those hard deflections from rocks.
 

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Re: 501
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2019, 12:29:32 pm »
Must admit, I cannot keep up with the reply s on this page

I read it but was going to say "Jeezz, you have a Scotts damper (= the best!), and now you're half complaining?" but decided not to say that - so I won't.  :P
Perhaps keep it but just mount lower/flatter bars?

Dunno about an OEM-Husky option but mounting a key switch must be quite easy to do.
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Re: 501
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2019, 09:49:44 am »
Must admit, I cannot keep up with the reply s on this page

I read it but was going to say "Jeezz, you have a Scotts damper (= the best!), and now you're half complaining?" but decided not to say that - so I won't.  :P
Perhaps keep it but just mount lower/flatter bars?

Dunno about an OEM-Husky option but mounting a key switch must be quite easy to do.
It's the distance from handle bar to wheel that is bothering me. It interferes with the "feel" of the front wheel.
Mostly only a issue on the sandy hoops of Maccaser - or maybe it is my lack of skill, but by the time I "feel" the sideway movement of the front, it has moved quite a lot off the line, and it takes effort (read o shit moment) to get it on track again. Had a similar issue with my 300, and after I went to the standard handlebar set-up, I felt more in control.
I guess I will look for a "above" handle bar mount then.
 

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Re: 501
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2019, 09:21:22 pm »
Jaco,

mounting flatter/lower bars will do exactly what you want and more cost effectively, but hey, it's your bike  :thumleft:
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Re: 501
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2019, 09:03:41 am »
Did that cable guide come on the bike? Where can I get one  :thumleft:
 

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Re: 501
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2019, 09:16:12 am »
Did that cable guide come on the bike? Where can I get one  :thumleft:
Very easy to make and works!
Take piece of rubber pipe (typical fuel line, say 5 or 6mm internal) and put a cable tie through it, loop around at one end support, then back through the piece of rubber pipe and tie onto the other end support you want - pull tight and done.
 

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Re: 501
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2019, 10:42:30 am »
I have a FE450 and really never felt the need for a damper. It's a really stable bike
 

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Re: 501
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2019, 08:46:59 am »
I had my 501 at Eddie2Race last week for 60hour check-up.
Valves still in spec.
I did notice recently that the bike had more "flame outs" at idle, more so when cold.
It turned out that the fuel filter was dirty and it was replaced
Man..what a difference it made.
The bike pulls now even stronger and  I am concerned that the new rear tyre will not last long   :P
My bike has seen very little dust riding so far so I was very surprised about the dirty fuel filter..
I suggest you keep this in mind and have it checked frequently
 

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Re: 501
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2019, 04:43:43 pm »
Just a few photo's taken in the Tankwa this last weekend.
This is the most amazing flippen bike I have ever owned..
So nimble and powerful.
 

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Re: 501
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2019, 06:15:11 pm »
Nice pics, making my twisting wrist itchy...
Did you ever find anything for a key? My idea was to put an isolator in similar to what is required for race cars. Haven't found a suitable spot yet.
Stabilizer outcome? Did you keep it or ditch it?
I am in the final stages of prepping my bike for a run to Port Nolloth and maybe onto SW Botswana..
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Re: 501
« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2019, 07:30:57 pm »
Nice pics, making my twisting wrist itchy...
Did you ever find anything for a key? My idea was to put an isolator in similar to what is required for race cars. Haven't found a suitable spot yet.
Stabilizer outcome? Did you keep it or ditch it?
I am in the final stages of prepping my bike for a run to Port Nolloth and maybe onto SW Botswana..
No to both....The key switch I will sort out later. The higher handle bars with damper is growing on me. Actually not an issue on normal offroad. Only on sand I prefer lower handle bars. For now the 300 will do sand duty at Maccaser
 

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Re: 501
« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2019, 10:07:57 am »
At the Bikeburn 2019 drag race...501 staying infront of 690 and ...1290 up to about 500m!
https://youtu.be/61RRVjgkvGw
 

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Re: 501
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2019, 09:21:41 pm »
Just a few photo's taken in the Tankwa this last weekend.
This is the most amazing flippen bike I have ever owned..
So nimble and powerful.

Hey Jaco, we'll get you on a 701 next week  :thumleft:
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Re: 501
« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2019, 02:09:56 pm »
I need a softer and wider seat.
What brand should I be looking at?
thanks
 

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Re: 501
« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2019, 03:05:36 pm »
I need a softer and wider seat.
What brand should I be looking at?
thanks

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