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October 7th, 2020, 06:41 AM   #1
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differences FE/fC

Hello everyone!
I'm thinking to buy an FC 550, model year 2004/05.
I need to know the differences to the model FE, to are sure that the bike I'm buying is an real cross model.
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October 7th, 2020, 11:30 AM   #2
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Try to get the chassis number and communicate it in the forum. I am not an expert but here is who can tell you if it is an FX or a FE. However the differences between FX and FE are in the suspensions and lack of equipment to circulate on the road, in the direct exhaust without restrictions, perhaps in the 4-speed gearbox but I'm not sure.
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the FC will have a lightweight flywheel and tiny 'ignition only' stator under a different cover.

the exit from the exhaust will be 30mm+ instead of 25mm.

the FC had proper titanium valves.

the chassis number will start with either FC or with FE etc etc.

the FC had a slightly different crankshaft, not really sure why because I never sat the two together and checked the difference.

the frame didn't have a side stand mounting point at all.

THE DANGER WITH THE 550 IS THAT THERE ARE NO CON RODS AVAILABLE. i have been using XR400 rods with a stepped pin and this works well. An Australian says he has had a few made but I don't know any details.

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October 8th, 2020, 05:28 AM   #4
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So, to are sure it is really FC, the bike must have:
- 19" rear wheel
- No side stand mounting point
- No steering lock
- frame number FC xxxx
- no wires for headlight
- exhaust exit will be 30mm +
- 4-speed gearbox
- engine number will start with FC ???????
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