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November 27th, 2019, 02:36 PM   #1
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Opinions on 2004 FE501

Hello all,
this is my first post as I dont actually have a husaberg yet. I have ridden xr650r's xr400s xr250s and some street bikes. I am 19 so I havent had a chance to gather up a whole bunch of bikes haha. Currently ride an old xr250r.
So, theres a pretty good deal on a 2004 fe501 near me. The owner says it doesnt run right now because it needs a kickstart spring. Is that a legit reason it wont run? Would that inhibit the electric starter from working?

From what i know the 2004 model is more rare, it has updated engine parts and is overall more reliable that the older 00-03 models. Where do you guys get parts for your bikes? I know it will need a rebuild at some point and I would like to know where to get a top end kit or something along those lines.
Thank you all
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November 28th, 2019, 06:46 AM   #2
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needs a bit of info as to how it is known and how it happened and whether it's just a smoke screen,
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November 28th, 2019, 07:16 AM   #3
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as ned says, how can we tell?

one of the best Husabergs ever produced and if a genuine 2004 model it is a rare bike. it was said that Husaberg only made them in 2004 to use up excess stock of parts but it was a beauty.

if the kickstart arms is snapped you can still turn the engine over and return the lever. but if it starts, your foot will be at 6 o clock the return ratchet will be rattling away like a lewis gun!!! wouldn't really do any harm in a few moments.

I do the parts for these things!

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November 28th, 2019, 03:30 PM   #4
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How do u tell the difference between
2004 fe550e and
2004 fe 501e ?
My 550 has head and rocker cover
Both say 498 rocker has E also ?
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November 28th, 2019, 09:52 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! I will ask him how it broke and how many hours etc it has. People around here dont really describe what theyre selling so they tend to not sell very fast. If im not mistaken it is an electric start as well correct? So i could at least turn it over? Anything I should look for other than the general checks?
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December 1st, 2019, 08:01 AM   #6
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I would be surprised that it were an 04 501, as I thought those models were EU only, or possibly it was that BMG didn't import any. Post pics, specifically around the ignition cover and carburetor area....
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Originally Posted by Errol View Post
How do u tell the difference between
2004 fe550e and
2004 fe 501e ?
My 550 has head and rocker cover
Both say 498 rocker has E also ?
The 501 has the engine nr. 800 most of the time.
810=450
815=550
820=650

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Originally Posted by Fryguy2 View Post
I would be surprised that it were an 04 501, as I thought those models were EU only, or possibly it was that BMG didn't import any. Post pics, specifically around the ignition cover and carburetor area....
Yeah the guy says its an 04 but I am not sure. He hasnt responded to any of my messages unfortunately. Bummer
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December 3rd, 2019, 01:34 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Fryguy2 View Post
I would be surprised that it were an 04 501, as I thought those models were EU only, or possibly it was that BMG didn't import any. Post pics, specifically around the ignition cover and carburetor area....
Hi Fry

Australia, the Uk and Europe got a few each so i'm not sure why the USA wouldn't have taken a few?
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Originally Posted by Taffy View Post
Hi Fry

Australia, the Uk and Europe got a few each so i'm not sure why the USA wouldn't have taken a few?
Lets hope that happened, a 501 with a Kukosan ignition and a Keihin is magic
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