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Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:25 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,297
Posted By octagonpilot
350 vs 501=chocolate vs vanilla. can...

350 vs 501=chocolate vs vanilla.

can anyone prove which is better?

Both are awesome in this case!
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,297
Posted By octagonpilot
FE350 test

new FE350 test on Jimmy Lewis' site...

http://dirtbiketest.com/bike-tests/2015-husqvarna-350-fe/
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-14-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 853
Posted By octagonpilot
hey guys, appreciate all the info. will...

hey guys,

appreciate all the info. will definitely help with the ride planning!
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,297
Posted By octagonpilot
Epy, I had similar concerns. I looked at the...

Epy,
I had similar concerns. I looked at the 500exc pages here and elsewhere, and kinda concluded that most folks are not totally sticking to the maintenance schedule. Folks seem to be doing oil...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 853
Posted By octagonpilot
Moab-efficient use of time

So a bud and I are taking a couple days to ride the moab area. Ive been there several times in the Jeep, and I've done Hells Revenge, Fins n Things and some other trails.

Curious if any of you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,297
Posted By octagonpilot
501s-Stock (no revalve) suspension setup

For you 501 guys, Curious where you have ended up with for suspension settings...assuming your bike is properly sprung and rear sag is set, post up your clicker settings and any other pertinent...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3,857
Views: 607,944
Posted By octagonpilot
Hey Jon! Find the masterlink, position it...

Hey Jon!

Find the masterlink, position it "on" the rear sprocket somewhere between 12 and 3 o'clock as you look at it from the left side of the bike.

Use a (junky) flat head screwdriver or...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-20-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By octagonpilot
drivers in utah are horrible

Not that you'd choose to move here or not based on this, but I've been living in PC about 1.5 years now. Rural, urban, all the same.The drivers I encounter here and in and around SLC are the absolute...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,297
Posted By octagonpilot
Those handguards are out of the Husky power...

Those handguards are out of the Husky power catalog, low version. Decent enough, but not as stout as metal, I'm sure
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,297
Posted By octagonpilot
pic bump I'm sick of those 500EXC dudes and...

pic bump

I'm sick of those 500EXC dudes and their thread always being on the first page. Suck it KTM koolaid drinkers! my break-in is done...snow's melting:evil

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,630
Posted By octagonpilot
motoman and other "hard" break ins

One of the big benefits motoman cites is increased power output, considering two identical engines with easy vs soft break in. Not just less oil consumption, which is also a benefit.

I've seen it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,297
Posted By octagonpilot
GT216 arrived today, $121 delivered through AS

GT216 arrived today, $121 delivered through AS
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By octagonpilot
yeah, I shoveled the drive twice today before...

yeah, I shoveled the drive twice today before lunch. and its been a pretty mild winter here, but I'm kinda over it
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,297
Posted By octagonpilot
I just ordered one of these through AS. Looking...

I just ordered one of these through AS. Looking for the DHL truck...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By octagonpilot
thanks to all for the replies, hoping to be...

thanks to all for the replies, hoping to be relocated before next winter!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-01-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By octagonpilot
thanks for the scoop guys. is there any...

thanks for the scoop guys.

is there any dirt riding in the santa ana mountains at all? fire or service roads even? or is that all non-motorized....

thanks again
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,599
Posted By octagonpilot
I'm very similar stature, 30 inch Levis. I'd say...

I'm very similar stature, 30 inch Levis. I'd say no worries.

I probably haven't had even one flat foot on any bike since I got off 80s. I'm on a FE501 (I think the husky subframe may make it a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By octagonpilot
SoCal Question

Hey Guys,

I'm considering a job transfer to socal, and weighing options for places to live there. And by weighing, I mean trying to optimize my dual-sporting and offroad riding opportunities. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,297
Posted By octagonpilot
tubliss tips

I'm planning to give the tubliss setup a try when I mount up my next set of tires. I have found the stock front on my 15 FE501 to be pretty sketchy for where I have been using it. Maybe its better...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,840
Posted By octagonpilot
some things to maybe consider

whats your closest dealer? are they any good? hows the parts and service departments? Would you/have you done much business with them in the past?

Is there a better dealer that is within...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-30-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11,135
Views: 3,783,691
Posted By octagonpilot
Nice! Been hoping for some pics of one of...

Nice!

Been hoping for some pics of one of these in the wild. Glad to see someone is able to get out and ride...

Post up some more, if you've got 'em!
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27,025
Views: 3,936,851
Posted By octagonpilot
may want to take a quick look at the cold start...

may want to take a quick look at the cold start lever and cable, cuz it was idling at 1600 when it left here. Idle screw is a b#$tch to get at...enjoy the riding:1drink
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-18-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By octagonpilot
octagonpilot's 2014 Year in Review-2009 TE610 in UT, NV etc

Part 1-

So with 2014 behind us, and me having plenty of time on my hands being in recovery from recent surgery, I decided to put together a review of my riding of the past year. Couldn't really...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,297
Posted By octagonpilot
dudsamoto, or anyone else really, ...

dudsamoto,

or anyone else really,

another question, have you or are you going to get one of the TPS adjustment harnesses?

if so, what you gonna set it to?

I've been reading all over...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,297
Posted By octagonpilot
Hey Dudsamoto, thanks for posting the update,...

Hey Dudsamoto,
thanks for posting the update, you're definitely on your way to a trail ready mosheen! good to see somebody has some weather that allows some riding!

Where'd you get the hose kit? ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,297
Posted By octagonpilot
cool. thanks for the update. If you did...

cool. thanks for the update.

If you did the switch, what are you switching between? from one map on the ecu, to another? like one more mild than the other?
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9,211
Views: 1,931,453
Posted By octagonpilot
whoa! cancel my guess I guess!

whoa! cancel my guess I guess!
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9,211
Views: 1,931,453
Posted By octagonpilot
guessing here, but it looks like the filter still...

guessing here, but it looks like the filter still had a little solvent in it when you oiled it. which thinned your filter oil or lip grease and it sucked a some of the thinned stuff down into the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,297
Posted By octagonpilot
Hey decooney! congrats on the new bike! ...

Hey decooney!

congrats on the new bike!

don't know about the switch or which ecu you'd need for multiple maps, but the "S" ecu is not locked. I had the euro map loaded on my "S" before I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By octagonpilot
I can't tell you every thing you need to know,...

I can't tell you every thing you need to know, but I'd take a TE610 over a DR every day of the week. TE is a better performer in every way there is except maybe the "can you drop it and not really...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,297
Posted By octagonpilot
great minds.... and thanks for the scoop on the...

great minds....
and thanks for the scoop on the end cap
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,297
Posted By octagonpilot
end cap

forgot to mention, I had the euro map loaded before I brought her home.

the end cap off a straight FE sounds like a good idea, keep the stocker with all the smog stuff.

keep posting any...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,297
Posted By octagonpilot
FE501s from a TE610

Sold my TE610 recently and picked up a new 501s. so far I've dismogged it, regeared to 13/50 and set the sag. Winter here, so haven't even started it yet.

planning on a zipty fuel filter and...
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,548
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 353,106
Posted By octagonpilot
Just so you know

Not exactly garage specific, but one should know:

Pyrex cookware has been independently verified to NOT be safe for the stovetop.

Additionally, it seems to efficiently store and then rapidly...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By octagonpilot
thanks J

thanks J
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By octagonpilot
TE610--->FE501 tell me what I need to know

So I made the mistake of going into a dealer and checking out a 500EXC in person, and generally liking my Husky, I'm now considering a FE501s. I was looking over the maintenance schedule and noticed...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27,025
Views: 3,936,851
Posted By octagonpilot
Speedo weirdness

Hi All,

I picked up a used 09 TE610 recently. It had a bent front rotor when I got it, and it's winter here in Utah, so I only rode it around the neighborhood a few times at first.

I replaced...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,152
Posted By octagonpilot
home safe/vault

Hopefully this post is in the right place.

I'm just starting to research getting a safe for the house. It will primarily be for some valuables/cash that I keep onhand, may have a few documents in...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,849
Posted By octagonpilot
evidently not all that popular!!!

evidently not all that popular!!!
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,849
Posted By octagonpilot
Roll out garage floor covering

Anybody have any experience with any roll out garage floor coverings? like G Floor, or any others? I've had epoxy in the past, but I'm considering something like this...

Many thanks...
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