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Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,542
Posted By decooney
Agree 100%. All of the FCR carbs I had on...

Agree 100%. All of the FCR carbs I had on different bikes, including the Beta was great, never an issue. Super reliable. Just like EFI, you cannot let fuel sit in the tank or system for too long...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,542
Posted By decooney
Dan, here are some notes that I saved on the...

Dan,
here are some notes that I saved on the Synerjet EFI system and dirt bike test feedback on the Beta 350RR. Maybe some of it will carry over to the future EFI 430/500 RS bikes Beta will...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 08:25 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,461
Posted By decooney
ac, no, not at the time I was about to buy the...

ac,
no, not at the time I was about to buy the 1190 and when the 1290 was coming out soon, was not going to risk it on a bike that had several known issues and the next size-up version was coming...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,542
Posted By decooney
Bob, congrats on the 500RS coming in. Me too,...

Bob, congrats on the 500RS coming in. Me too, came to the exact same conclusion...resold my recently new '14 KTM 690 Enduro R while it was in demand and picked up a '15 Husky FE 501S. Man, I sure...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 12:15 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,461
Posted By decooney
That's part of it for the KTM of course, but...

That's part of it for the KTM of course, but there's more, and hopefully fixed with the new ADV 1290.

Yeah, and for the S10 also upgrading to the '14 Tenere clutch basket helps get rid of the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,461
Posted By decooney
Quite the contrary early on regarding maintenance...

Quite the contrary early on regarding maintenance vs failures caused by non-maintenence debates on the KTM 1190 Enduro; a hot engine and warped air box not sealing and letting dirt in the engine is a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,461
Posted By decooney
Oh I checked the maintenance schedule all right,...

Oh I checked the maintenance schedule all right, AND a lot more. When engine failures and warranty nightmares started showing up, many of us stopped there. I'd take a Tenere valve adjustment and pay...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,542
Posted By decooney
For starters, suspension partially depends on...

For starters, suspension partially depends on your rider weight and what type/difficulty of single track riding you are doing; steep, flat, big jumps, super rocky,,?

I had to re-spring and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 31,466
Posted By decooney
It's a toss up. You pretty much have to test...

It's a toss up. You pretty much have to test ride both. There were just some things I preferred this time around on the new Husky, even though the Beta was available for $900 less at the time....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By decooney
Wisdom. .

Wisdom.



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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,461
Posted By decooney
I started off ready to buy the KTM 1190 ADV bike...

I started off ready to buy the KTM 1190 ADV bike then it hit me right before purchase, I can't be spending my off-work weekend time on maintenance for two hi-perf bikes. I appreciate the Tenere too...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 31,466
Posted By decooney
As a former Beta RS owner and now Husky 501S...

As a former Beta RS owner and now Husky 501S owner, I can share with you without a doubt the carb'd Beta is silky smooth by comparison, even after I remapped my Husky with the Euro map. My last Beta...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By decooney
Same here. I had to pull the choke/fast idle out...

Same here. I had to pull the choke/fast idle out before remap on cooler days, and now I don't after remap. It's a bummer they need to set these bikes up so lean to get them them to pass. My newer...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By decooney
Yep. I'm in that camp too. It's lean...

Yep. I'm in that camp too.

It's lean stock. Now with the exhaust opened up, more lean again. Now at 40 degrees, needs fuel. As a simple test at 40 degrees, pull the choke on, see if it runs. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 392,538
Posted By decooney
That's how i started out on my '14 690 opening...

That's how i started out on my '14 690 opening them up most of the way, letting the springs break in first the first two rides out, then slowly started closing the clickers back up about 4 clicks at...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 392,538
Posted By decooney
Yes. They are general fit. Different...

Yes.

They are general fit. Different bars/bends/angles on each bike. Ended up sending my Cyrca units back and bought Enduro Engineering guards and they are not exact fit either. Gotta bend...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,456
Posted By decooney
Great reply, I like how you described it. Agree,...

Great reply, I like how you described it. Agree, 100%. This reminds me of why I chose the FE 501S Husky over the 350S, and one other reason - less up/down frantic shifting required with a wide...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,456
Posted By decooney
I don't have a link but I recall a test where a...

I don't have a link but I recall a test where a larger KTM dealership had a group of capable riders run a familiar woods course, at their normal pace, timing each run on each bike, It went something...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,456
Posted By decooney
I'm with ya on that one. A 425 would be nice,...

I'm with ya on that one. A 425 would be nice, just right. EFI and remapping brings things to a new level, more snappy than I ever expected on some of these newer gen dirt bikes with a plate. In the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,456
Posted By decooney
Been riding the new Husky 501s (510cc KTM engine)...

Been riding the new Husky 501s (510cc KTM engine) for my 3rd time out on it in dirt after remapping the ECU with the euro map and applying an ignition curve switch with (standard, mild, wild)...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-22-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,756
Posted By decooney
Murdock, Just got back from a ride with rough...

Murdock,
Just got back from a ride with rough roads, twisty roads, then long high way home. At the flip of a switch, being able to go from soft, then standard, then firm, and back to soft on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By decooney
As to some of the bikes you've mentioned, I've...

As to some of the bikes you've mentioned, I've cycled through a few. Each has it's own pros/cons. I missed having a 6spd on my former DRZ, and former XR400 for that matter - and having to gear them...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By decooney
Other than a down tube change and different...

Other than a down tube change and different subframe, very minor difference.

i.e. same base engine/chassis platform, with different bolt-ons and subtle experimentation going on by Husberg-Husky...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By decooney
looks a little different...

Similar, not exactly the same. There are some differences in the details.

New 2014-2015 Husky white FE chassis on top, 2015 KTM orange large SX chassis below.



Husky FE chassis:...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,456
Posted By decooney
This is the part that's gonna suck on the 350 vs....

This is the part that's gonna suck on the 350 vs. 500. I do the same, 35 miles to the trails. It's a compromise in either situation. If I had a 350 with the plate, I'd save that cool dual overhead...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By decooney
Have not thrashed and scuffed mine enough yet to...

Have not thrashed and scuffed mine enough yet to find out. I do hear they get dirty just like any set of plastics, and should be cleaned after rides if you want them to look less stained over time. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By decooney
Husaberg + KTM = new Husqvarna

Just for fun, here is a visual comparison I created to compare and study the origin of my new 2015 Husky 501. Interesting how it came together as one bike after KTM's owner bought Husaberg, then...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 31,466
Posted By decooney
Design free next year could be we don't see the...

Design free next year could be we don't see the actual product off of the assembly line for a few years later after that; or 3 years from today - quite a ways out.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 31,466
Posted By decooney
No worries. Yes, the indication is my bike...

No worries. Yes, the indication is my bike starts and runs correctly now and does not flame out when it gets warm; not to mention it's a bit more of a handful under half or more throttle now. Fan...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 31,466
Posted By decooney
Aviatordoc, yes, installed the switch yesterday...

Aviatordoc, yes, installed the switch yesterday with the EU map instead of going through TPS first. I don't have the 5V tool so I went straight to the map. Did a first test run with the switch...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 31,466
Posted By decooney
That would work, I could see it being a tad less...

That would work, I could see it being a tad less jerky in 1st on super technical trails with 14/52 but probably winding up pretty good in 6th if you have to do any road to the trails 'eh?

Right...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 31,466
Posted By decooney
I did notice the first time I rode the bike the...

I did notice the first time I rode the bike the throttle rotation was more like an MX bike than enduro. My former Beta 450 came on electric smooth off the bottom once I put a slower ramp needle in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 31,466
Posted By decooney
I checked a few side by side at the dealer. KTM...

I checked a few side by side at the dealer. KTM was 38.1, Husky was 37.0, both 350S and 501S

When i checked my bike while changing the rear spring, I did notice there was minimal preload on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 31,466
Posted By decooney
Dudsamoto, did the EU map, installed the 3-way...

Dudsamoto,
did the EU map, installed the 3-way switch too. Runs better for sure, but have not had a enough time with the switch offroad yet to tell a difference... do you know if the switch just...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14,804
Views: 816,910
Posted By decooney
Your post and regular rants puts everything in to...

Your post and regular rants puts everything in to context for all to see, Nimrod. I ride woods, in the mud and rocky stuff too, and use the roads to get to the trails, not riding this lame dusty flat...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14,804
Views: 816,910
Posted By decooney
Precisely, a quality "Yamaha" 250cc enduro...

Precisely, a quality "Yamaha" 250cc enduro weighing close to a 300lb 690 enduro with double the power reveals yamaha engineers need to get with the times and go back to the drawing board and update...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,474
Posted By decooney
Great thread!

MasterMarine,

What a great thread and awesome progress detail about your KTM 500 conversion, and great trip PHOTOS! Came across this during a tire search but didn't want to see it get derailed...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 31,466
Posted By decooney
I did, like McKay, tried -4 softer off stock on...

I did, like McKay, tried -4 softer off stock on shock and forks to see in more technical trails, but went back to stock when riding more aggressively on faster single track and open stuff. It's okay...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14,804
Views: 816,910
Posted By decooney
Noob no, been racing and riding for 46+ years as...

Noob no, been racing and riding for 46+ years as a rider-owner of several Yamaha and Honda offroad and on-road bikes (40+ bikes now), instead of buying Yamaha or Honda now have to buy KTM, Husqvarna,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14,804
Views: 816,910
Posted By decooney
Uh, perhaps the same WRR bike with 50lbs less...

Uh, perhaps the same WRR bike with 50lbs less weight for starters. It's a porky 250. Comparably, my 2014 KTM 690 Enduro with 67hp weighed only 11lbs more than the WR250R at 295lbs. That's 440cc more...
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