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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 10:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,727
Posted By decooney
Congratulations to you all on the recent S10...

Congratulations to you all on the recent S10 purchases.

Took my S10 on my third 2-day trip recently. Rode for 13 hours consistently the first day and another 8 hours the second day up/down the...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:16 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 48,151
Posted By decooney
There are dealers listed in the US now who sell...

There are dealers listed in the US now who sell the PRx bikes.

http://motoajp.com/ajp-dealers/
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,786
Posted By decooney
Hahaha, if Honda could do it with oil in the...

Hahaha, if Honda could do it with oil in the frame in 1996 on XR400s, maybe KTM/Husky could do it with fuel in the frame in 2015.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:13 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,173
Posted By decooney
Thanks McKay. My local dealer just called me and...

Thanks McKay. My local dealer just called me and indicated to just go with the next spring size up on the shock only for my weight. Forks are good stock for me, but like you said to play with oil...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:04 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,173
Posted By decooney
by chance did you try new springs for your weight...

by chance did you try new springs for your weight first before re-valving?

I usually do both at the same time with everything off the bike, but might try springs only this time just to see how...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,786
Posted By decooney
small front tank shot

Zoomed in on this photo. Looks like some sort of small alloy fuel tank up front, maybe just for short ride testing?
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,418
Posted By decooney
Sweet bike. I like the WR250R. Smart, great...

Sweet bike. I like the WR250R. Smart, great combo, way to go!
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,639
Posted By decooney
I did. Sold my pumpkin, bought the new Husky...

I did. Sold my pumpkin, bought the new Husky 501S instead of the 500EXC. Could have bought either, paid more for the Husky. Had to travel to get mine, all my local dealers were sold out of the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,639
Posted By decooney
Maybe it was just a simple case of Pierer wanting...

Maybe it was just a simple case of Pierer wanting to do something more or different.

A similar concept developed with cars for a variety of reasons...Honda/Acura, Toyota/Lexus, Nissan/Infiniti,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,786
Posted By decooney
fuel tank ???

Don't see a fuel filler behind the seat, where is the fuel tank on this mule?

http://therideadvice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ktm-middlweight-690-enduro-test-mule-2.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,173
Posted By decooney
I wonder if this might be old information from...

I wonder if this might be old information from the prior Husqvarna bikes before KTM. Use to see a lot of this about opening the air box up on the old company 2-stroke huskys. In general, on most of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,639
Posted By decooney
My 2008 Beta 450RS was a great bike, had the...

My 2008 Beta 450RS was a great bike, had the suspension resprung/revalved by a pro, and all the bits. I really should have kept it. I have five close riding friends who all owned Beta 450s at the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,173
Posted By decooney
Regardless of what someone tells you, or what you...

Regardless of what someone tells you, or what you read, there is always the option of trying it yourself and making a comparison as to what works better for you. I learned by swapping bikes with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,639
Posted By decooney
Hey there browneye, Well, here was my scoop...

Hey there browneye,
Well, here was my scoop and lessons learned. I sold my amazing (dialed in) '08 Beta 450 thinking I would do longer rides and more dual sporting with friends, so I got the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,639
Posted By decooney
Yes, me too. This is exactly why I just sold my...

Yes, me too. This is exactly why I just sold my 2014 690 Enduro R and replaced it with the Husqvarna FE 501S. The new 690 is an amazing dual sport that I pushed hard to try and ride like a 450, but...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,639
Posted By decooney
- not a valid comparison. Remember, the husky...

- not a valid comparison. Remember, the husky 501 is using the same proven engine/trans, same Keihin EFI, harness, and several other bits shared with the KTM 500. They were smart, and figured out...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,639
Posted By decooney
Let's see, Husqvarna was formed in 1689 (yes...

Let's see, Husqvarna was formed in 1689 (yes 1689) to produce arms for the Swedish Army, and Husqvarna started making motorcycles in 1904, like Beta/Betamotor who started in 1904. KTM started in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,173
Posted By decooney
RideFreak, thanks for the update and for...

RideFreak,
thanks for the update and for confirming this. I wonder if the switch functions so that all three ignition curves can be set from the handlebar switch. Sounds familiar, on my 690, you...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,173
Posted By decooney
I saw that video too and sent it to a few of my...

I saw that video too and sent it to a few of my KTM buddies asking them if they could identify which bike was kicking out, darting offline, not tracking straight. The responses I got was the KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,173
Posted By decooney
Maybe it's more people are sitting on the husky's...

Maybe it's more people are sitting on the husky's 501s than their brother in showrooms, breaking in the spring a little more, hahahah :lol3 but I measured three different bikes and the seat height...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,639
Posted By decooney
wiswoodsguy, Yes, I sure hope so. The Husky...

wiswoodsguy,

Yes, I sure hope so. The Husky brand seems to be back in force, and thanks to KTM's owner and some diehard engineers taking the best of the former Husaberg and KTM 500 drivetrain and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,173
Posted By decooney
It's gonna be fun to watch him go this year and...

It's gonna be fun to watch him go this year and see what he can do on the new Husky. A closer look at Jason Anderson's FC450 and trick component parts,

video here:...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,173
Posted By decooney
...and if you like Black rims over aluminum rims,...

...and if you like Black rims over aluminum rims, and prefer White/Blue over Orange. Nice black billet triple clamps on the new Husky too. Looks aside, I prefer the trail handling, suspension feel,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By decooney
The 690 can do most, but not all once on dirt

I went from 450 > 690 > 500

Before I bought my new 2014 690 I poured through thousands of posts for months attempting to answer this question. After buying one and attempting all types of dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,173
Posted By decooney
About 60cc and different stroke. i.e. from...

About 60cc and different stroke. i.e. from Husqvarna - quote "The FE 501 shares most of its engine components with the FE 450, the main difference being the 72mm stroke of the 510cc engine.".

If...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,173
Posted By decooney
Rarely are any of the dealers clear on this...

Rarely are any of the dealers clear on this topic. Additional clarification is needed relative to the the factory ktm/husky/husaberg 2-way ignition curve switch vs. the 3-way Trailtech map switch...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,639
Posted By decooney
"None in stock" meaning the dealer has not...

"None in stock" meaning the dealer has not ordered any -or- they are sold out of S10s?

i.e. some will tell you when the next order is coming in or may have dealer trades available.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,173
Posted By decooney
McKay, If you take this route, can you ask...

McKay,
If you take this route, can you ask them if the husky ignition curve switch can be used to switch between mild and wild settings?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,639
Posted By decooney
murdock2002, Did you do a test ride yet? ...

murdock2002,

Did you do a test ride yet?





???
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,173
Posted By decooney
octagon pilot, cool, thanks. I looked under the...

octagon pilot, cool, thanks. I looked under the seat to try and locate the interface plug(s) on the non-S bike there to tap into for the switch. Definitely need to speak with a dealer to see what...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By decooney
Ignition Curve Switch install on 2015 Husqvarna FE 501S ???

Hello, I purchased a 501S yesterday and became a new member of the 500 club. I've been researching the "dual map switch" concept for the new 501 "S" model.

I'd like to use the factory 2-way...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,173
Posted By decooney
Ignition Curve Switch on 501 "S" model

Hello, I bought a 501S yesterday, now a member of the 500 club. I've been researching the "map" question too, for the "S" model. Would like to get this figured out.

I'd like to use the 2-way...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-01-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,639
Posted By decooney
Agree. After about 30 minutes offroad, it seems...

Agree. After about 30 minutes offroad, it seems bumpy dirt roads is about the limit for any of these big 1000cc+ ADV bikes and people in average physical condition. The savings from buying a new or...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,639
Posted By decooney
Or, find yourself a one year old used low miles...

Or, find yourself a one year old used low miles BMW GS, try it for a bit and see how it goes. If for some reason you decide that you don't like it... take advantage of the reported "high resale...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,727
Posted By decooney
This is one of the main things I really enjoy...

This is one of the main things I really enjoy about the engine character of this bike. It's kind of deceiving until you go riding with other bikes in mountain canyons and you see how it puts power...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-28-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,639
Posted By decooney
With all those euro bikes over there, go rent a...

With all those euro bikes over there, go rent a few and see for yourself!

Perhaps you can find a place over there to go rent one or two different bikes for a day or more. It's totally worth it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-28-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,727
Posted By decooney
:clap Well, did ya get it, how's it ride?

:clap


Well, did ya get it, how's it ride?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-27-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,778
Posted By decooney
removed. found answers on Monterra/Montana thread.

removed. found answers on Monterra/Montana thread.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,639
Posted By decooney
murdock2002, If there is any way you can...

murdock2002,

If there is any way you can test ride both before deciding, it's really helpful. Your opinion could vary greatly (more or less) comparing on-road vs. dirt use between the two. I've...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,415
Posted By decooney
chism, Rode the 12,13,14 ES pretty much back to...

chism,
Rode the 12,13,14 ES pretty much back to back. The torque and power delivery of the '14 is decent in stock form, and it's a bit smoother too. On a related note comparing '12/13 to a '14...
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