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August 5th, 2017, 03:09 PM   #1
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Is a 2001 501 e worth saving?

I have a 2001 501 Fe that Lost spark and it's condition is verging on rough. Needs plastics, seat cover, master cyclinder, tires, stator, and? Is it worth fixing assuming the rest of the bike is good.

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No. Husaberg really should have recalled all 01's and melted them down.

However, if you are mechanically inclined, have lots of money and enjoy taking imperfection and making it perfect then this is the challenge for you.
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agree with eric, financially it is suicide if you're not a mechanic. if you ARE a mechanic then it will be a long hard slog and a lot of money. there'll be NO PROFIT in it for you!

BUT, getting them right IMHO is also a straight solid mechanical application. you strip out the head, all the left cover, ignition cover off, carb out, battery out and you start from there. it'll cost you a grand in dollars let alone pounds (that's the currency the English use, the English are over the Atlantic, the Atlantic is on your right as you look at a map of the world).

I list everything you have to do in a video on my facebook page and the link is at the bottom of this message.

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Thanks for the info.
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Husaberg really should have recalled all 01's and melted them down
agree with eric, financially it is suicide if you're not a mechanic. if you ARE a mechanic then it will be a long hard slog and a lot of money. there'll be NO PROFIT in it for you!
you listening, fritz?
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Perhaps we can develop a sort of 2001 Husaberg repository. When your 01 gives up the ghost for the last time you could take it to a place and leave it there. If someone needs a part to keep their 01 running they just come and take it.

At least the 01ís will then have had a purpose in life other than being the first and worst year development of a great motor to come 02-08 and especially 04-08.

I nominate Nedís place as he lives in Arizona and has a mostly temperate dry climate.

Just take your 01 to Nedís when passing through the State of Arizona and drop it off.

Iíll even help you organize all of the laid to rest 01ís when I move to Prescott Valley (or thereabouts) someday.

Whatdayasay Ned? Would you care to be keeper of the worst bikes that Husaberg ever produced?

You are retired and need something to do right?
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as i put a camshaft in my 650 (due to a seized cfb), i realize that if i had more spare used parts, i could keep it going indefinitely. i DO have a lot of room in the back yard and could prob squeeze 50 or so bikes back there.
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That happened to me too Ned. Grinding down the cam with a siezed cfb. If you have to adjust valves after only a few rides there really was another problem going on.
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a knackered CFB makes a strong ticking noise very quickly. from nothing to really, really tappety in an hour. come on lads! surely the alarm bells should shout 'ding-aling-aling'.

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a knackered CFB makes a strong ticking noise very quickly. from nothing to really, really tappety in an hour. come on lads! surely the alarm bells should shout 'ding-aling-aling'.

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It was some time ago and and I was oblivious to the Alarm bells that day.
And yes I went home and adjusted the valves making sure the cfb froze up good and grinding a nice big groove in the cam.
Hope I dont do that again.
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