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Old 11-29-2014, 10:40 PM   #1
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the mighty Husqvarna FE350S

Any other owners of the Husqvarna FE350S? I would love to see some photos of other specimens! :)

First impression of the bike is that it's so good, it's hard to find fault. Except of course that the stock gearing is WAY TOO TALL. Nothing a sprocket and chain swap can't fix.

Suspension is amazing and the bike feels lighter than I expected. I'm glad I chose the 350.
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Old 11-29-2014, 11:57 PM   #2
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These are such great looking bikes! Very nice, I'll be watching this thread for updates. Was a possible option for the lady in the future.
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Old 12-06-2014, 02:29 PM   #3
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Just brought one home, still in the truck.
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:10 AM   #4
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I'm loving the 350... It doesn't look brand new any more :)

Any recommendations for handguards?

How do I keep the kick stand from automatically popping up? I don't understand this "feature" - is this an evil plan to sell more parts when people knock their bikes over? Makes no sense to me.

Any thoughts on suitable gearing for offroad riding?
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:14 PM   #5
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2ride, check your blue folder, there should be a countersunk screw in it. Remove the one on the bike and put that one in place, problem solved.
Kickstand is for DOT legal bikes, Its a PITA.

Gearing: what do you want the bike to do? How much road work how much climbing or desert? The stock gearing is terrible for anything other than running 120 down the freeways.

Im at 14/48 now, likely going to 14/52. Mostly forest and desert for me.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:56 PM   #6
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I need one.
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:03 AM   #7
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I know what tr25w means.... (had a couple)


but ya.... I'd like one of those Huskys
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:57 PM   #8
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2ride, check your blue folder, there should be a countersunk screw in it. Remove the one on the bike and put that one in place, problem solved.
Kickstand is for DOT legal bikes, Its a PITA.

Gearing: what do you want the bike to do? How much road work how much climbing or desert? The stock gearing is terrible for anything other than running 120 down the freeways.

Im at 13/48 now, likely going to 14/52. Mostly forest and desert for me.
Thanks for the tip, I will give that kickstand fix a try.

How do you like the 13:48 gearing?

I am thinking to switch to 13:52 like the offroad-only version of FE350 since I got the bike mainly for single track.
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:19 AM   #9
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Thanks for the tip, I will give that kickstand fix a try.

How do you like the 13:48 gearing?

I am thinking to switch to 13:52 like the offroad-only version of FE350 since I got the bike mainly for single track.
Actually went 14/52 for a trip this weekend and its a monster now on the low end! Im staying right here. 14/48 was good but 14/52 puts the rpms in perfect place for me between gears.
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:48 PM   #10
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Actually went 14/52 for a trip this weekend and its a monster now on the low end! Im staying right here. 13/48 was good but 14/52 puts the rpms in perfect place for me between gears.
Is the original chain long enough with 14/52?
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:46 PM   #11
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Is the original chain long enough with 14/52?
Nope. I saved the oem one for use in death valley when I'll go back to 48
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:58 PM   #12
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Any bigger tank options for the 350?
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:32 PM   #13
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Any bigger tank options for the 350?
I'm looking too. I ram out at 101.6 mile last weekend, not bad but not good enough.
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:37 PM   #14
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Actually went 14/52 for a trip this weekend and its a monster now on the low end! Im staying right here. 13/48 was good but 14/52 puts the rpms in perfect place for me between gears.
They're the same ratios.
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:48 PM   #15
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but ya.... I'd like one of those Huskys
I'm restoring one but it kinda stalled once I got my wr250r.
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