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February 16th, 2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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Greetings, Im new and need help 2003 FE501

Hi folks, just picked up a 2003 FE501 and getting my head round it. Ive got all the info I could from the husaberg site (owners, parts, workshop manuals).
So ive not really had proper go over the bike other than 2 kicks to fire it up (Im ok with a left boot as Ive had rotax and husqvarna in the past!!)
reading in the book it has 3 decompressors... the owners manual doesn't really explain how they work or when to use the manual one on the clutch lever mount.
there is a switch on the throttle side labled Hi/Lo ive followed the wiring diagram but even with 20years in the electronics industry I cant work out what it does.
any tips on how to get the battery out as it needs replacing.
finaly how many links should the chain be for a 15/47 set up.

Many thanks... no doubt ill be after more as I begin to delv deeper!!
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February 16th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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Re: Greetings, Im new and need help 2003 FE501

Im fairly new. Hi low is ignition curve, hi power/ lower power. Battery, I found remove the battery box with the battery by removing top shock bolt and the rear wheel splash guard. I'm no expert on the decompression but I did find out the auto on the cam needs to be functional for the e start. My .02$
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February 16th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #3
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Concerning the HI LO switch check out page 18 of the Year 2002 Brochure PDF-file.
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February 16th, 2012, 11:20 PM   #4
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Re: Greetings, Im new and need help 2003 FE501

Like Kayeffess says, easiest way to take out battery is together with box, when you take down upper bolt of shock apsorber. Once I take it out without removing shock (between shock and engine and then on left side out) but I really don't know how I do this
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February 17th, 2012, 01:11 AM   #5
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Cheers guys!!

I figured the shock would need to come free (im learning quick with this type of bike now ) I hadn't thought to look at the 2002 stuff... thats the bike I have, so it was put on the road here in the UK towards the end of 2003.

Im in 2 minds as to stripping it, blasting and coating the frame, full service etc OR just drop the oil/filters put air in the tyres and get out and use it!!

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February 17th, 2012, 03:20 AM   #6
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if you get a 118 link chain you'll be fine.

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Am i being stupid but is the starter soleniod really just 'shoved' between the 2 metal plates on the back of the starter and held with a cable tie?
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It should have a rubber carrier that holds it to the plates.
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Re: Greetings, Im new and need help 2003 FE501

Thanks for that, I found a pic on the net, mine is missing that and the big cover. Not to worry, cable ties and squishy foam have sorted that issue

Im close to getting MR Grinder out though.... No plug spanner i have will fit between the rocker shaft castings in the head Dont panic though... Im not going to grind my tools up ill take it off the head HAHAHAHAHA.....

Just trying to recover the battery with the charger... its a YTZ7S Yuasa thats fitted.... its more than a new battery for my Landrover at 90.... Is this the correct one? Looking at the specs it has 130CCA which i know is a lot but I have been spinning it over (ok it killed the battery after 8 starts) with an NSR125 which is a CTX5L-BS but only cost 25

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