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March 17th, 2006, 11:55 AM   #1
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Husaberg fe501s Starting problems...

Hi.. I have a 2002 Husaberg Fe501s.

The problem is that it is very difficult to start.

impossible to start with the EL-start and very hard to start with the kick...

any suggestions! tips?!

anything? help!
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March 17th, 2006, 11:59 AM   #2
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Re: Husaberg fe501s Starting problems...

Is the bike new to you?
if it is you have much hate to come BUT after the hate will come the love for more husaberg fun.
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Re: Husaberg fe501s Starting problems...

I would suggest downloading the "hard start guide" and going through all of the checks there first.
The guide can be found in the downloads section over in the left margin of the page under "resources"
Give that a try first and let us know how you get along.

There is also alot of usefull information in "the doc" found under "resources" as well.
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Re: Husaberg fe501s Starting problems...

Hey Mr Jim make sure your carb is clean, you have new gas, highest octane available, and that you have spark.

If you have all this, all you need is a good kick and that's part of what you need to learn.

It does not start like a 125. You need long good kicks from the top to the bottom.
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Re: Husaberg fe501s Starting problems...

hi again..

I have now checked most of the wiering, and cleaned the carburator. i Have also changed the ignition lock, cause it was crap!

let me start from the beginning, regarding my problem!

In the mornings, when the bike is cold, the starter often just makes a summing noise, then it can suddenly get a hold and drag the engine throug its 4-strokes, then it stop, then turning the engine for a couple of seconds, before it stops agiain, all this without the engine starting .. then it can suddenly starts summing again...

i then start the engine with the kick leaver. I have to kick approx 10 times before anything happens, and it starts....

Then after driving for about an hour or so, and then stopping the bike, the starter always work (does not make any summing noises, but drags the engine around), but the engine seldom/never starts.. the starter just drags then engine around, untill the power runs out..

BUT then, when I removed the petrol tank yesterday, and tryed to start it with the el-start (without the tank on - disconnected), it started right away...!!! just hit the button, and afther a coupple of drags=brumm!
I stopped it, and started it again with the el start = no problem...
I then put the tank back on, connected the fuel lines, and drove off.. afther ca 10 minutes, i stopped the bike, and then I started it again, with the el-start... and it still started!! I did this a coupple of times within the next hour, but then it suddenly would not start with the el start anymore, it just draged the engine around, untill the battery was flat! then it didn`t start again with the el start anymore.... except three times to day, when i was complaining to a friend about the start problem, of course... suddenly it started with the el start... Three times, before it would no longer start, (just started draging the engine around again, without starting) and i had to kick it started (4-5-6-7 kicks)!!!

What in gods name shall i do, to make it start EVERY TIME, with the El-start...

Maby one teori is that the carburator got more air thrue the hoses when the petrol lines was dissconected, or something!!??

Why is the starter often just wiinnniinng in the morning, when the engine is "cold"?? for then to just dragging the eingne around without starting!?

I have downloaded the "hard to start guide", and has followed some tips, but I do not have the brain capasaty to go true every single step....

help will be so insainly apprisiated, it is hard to discribe

hope you understand my problem, and mu explanations...

(Sorry for all the miss-spelling by the weeiiii )
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Re: Husaberg fe501s Starting problems...

Hi mrjimh,


Give this a try. I have to do it on my 04 550 when the outside temperature is near freezing and the engine is cold, or if it has just been siting for a few days in 50 degree F or colder weather.

1. Put the choke on.

2. Pull on the handle bar decompression lever and hit the starter button. It should spin the motor. As it is spinning gradually release the handle bar decomp lever. It should keep spinning and start within a dozen revolutions or so.

3. Release the choke after a minute or so, but keep it running at a fast idle with the throttle until the engine is warmed up.

If the engine is warm and the E-start will not spin the engine, go directly to step 2.

Let us know how this works for you!

When you have the tank off next time check the leads that go to the big common grounding ring underneath the frame air box, just behind the CDI box.

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Re: Husaberg fe501s Starting problems...

Sometimes it will indeed start on the button, especially if you ran it the day before and if the weather is warm.

But your year model unfortunately will not start all the time on the button and I would just keep it for REstarts.

Consider yourself lucky, because my e-start only works when I stall while riding and I pull the clutch and hit the button, then it will work, but otherwise my 2001 is a kick start only.

10 kicks sounds like a lot. You need to concentrate on giving good strong kicks that will give a lot of rpm.

It took me more than 6 months to learn to start that bike and I made sure to share the frustration on this board.
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Re: Husaberg fe501s Starting problems...

[quote="mrjimh"]hi again..

Hi,

try to check the electricity. When you engage the e-starter, 12 V is fed to the CDI to lower the rpm for a spark. Without this extra 12V there seldom will be a spark at the e-starter rpm. Can be some oxidation on the connectors.

/Christer
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Re: Husaberg fe501s Starting problems...

hi, and tnx for the advice...

the de-compression cable and handle is disconnected form my bike... I just bought it...

But I will re mount it, and try your tips...

regarding the CDI .. is this the unit placed under the tank, mountet on the frame!? in case, i just "greased" the connectors, and "tightend" the connector kabels...

but will check the ground also...

Ill be back with status..

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Re: Husaberg fe501s Starting problems...

Yes, it's mounted under the seat. Make sure you use dielectric grease.
You can also make sure that all the ground wires connected to the frame
dont have rust. A bit of sandpaper will fix that right up.
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