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2019 Husqvarna FE350

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    Re: 2019 Husqvarna FE350


    I have that wolfman bag as well on my 200. Mine has metal cam buckles. I like the bag so much that I bought a 2nd one for my WR.
    Mine stays pretty clean inside.

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    Re: 2019 Husqvarna FE350

    seriously guys, if you want to come and see the desert, come to a rally

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    bike ran great, blah blah blah...but we didn't hit anything *too* technical.

    150 miles before the gas light came on at day 1 (50mpg!)...day 2 was only 60ish miles

    super dusty...I need a new air filter and oil change ASAP + 1st valve check

    need that Kriega

    next stop: LAB2v

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    Re: 2019 Husqvarna FE350

    You're not running prefilters so you can carry a bunch and change them as needed each day?

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    Re: 2019 Husqvarna FE350

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    You're not running prefilters so you can carry a bunch and change them as needed each day?
    That is the answer. If you’re not leading your choking, the dust is brutal. But the weather is tits right now!

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    Going to have to do that...was planning on bringing a 2nd filter for day 2 of LAB2V

    [indian]Got my Kriega R15...$130 hydration pack that doesn’t come with a bladder [/indian]

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    Oof $397 for my first valve check/adjustment, oil change, air filter service, and GPS install

    Oh well...if I am this far...

    Got my BaoFeng UV-5R on a frequency that my buddy uses. Still need to pack my Kriega (and figure out a bladder), try out the GPS mount, change the screen on the GoPro Session, mount the roll chart, and get an idle air controller swapped on the truck. 2 weeks from now I hope to be checking into the Orleans in Vegas covered in dust

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    Re: 2019 Husqvarna FE350

    on a bladder, check out USWE. built really well, last forever, can freeze them and zero funk if you forget to empty.

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    They make some quality stuff

    Luckily my Camel Bak bladder fits in the Kriega and I like it’s durability, mouthpiece, and short hose length.

    Next challenge: low of 15 degrees and high of 28 through Red Rock Canyon near Vegas

    Possibly snow through Rocky Gap and original forecast said rain...

    So far I threw a ton of money at:
    -smartwoolbase layer
    -Klim jacket over pressure jacket/pads, Troy Lee ADC pants
    -REI rain gear 2 piece over the Klim jacket
    -thick winter gloves

    Hopefully that’s enough...Will take a night canyon ride on street at 50mpg to simulate the cold

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    Re: 2019 Husqvarna FE350

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    Next challenge: low of 15 degrees and high of 28 through Red Rock Canyon near Vegas

    Possibly snow through Rocky Gap and original forecast said rain...
    Rubber gloves under your regular gloves can help keep your fingers warm. The side effect is they trap all the sweat and if left on for the whole day, it'll cause the skin to peel a bit the day after. But worth it for me. Trashbag is also a super effective windblocker that packs real small if you want a simple back-up option in case the jacket isn't enough at speed.

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    I tried that before without much luck somehow lol

    I have also used the Cyclegear winter gloves (thick - like snowboard gloves) and they did a pretty good job. It takes a little while to get used to fat fingers on the controls but I felt safe, and will switch to lighter gloves by 11am or so

    Added a freeze-out cyclegear balaclava and base layer sweat shirt

    Still need to do the following:
    -find my light gloves
    -Mount roll chart holder to ram plate
    -Mount ram u-bolt to handlebars
    -add D-ring to truck bed so it’s easier to tie Down 2 bikes with CNG tank at front of the bed
    -get new Dirtbike jersey (wearing same one from 2010ish in MA)
    -replace cracked gopro screen
    -replace dying iPhone 6 battery
    -replace cracked/torn windshield wipers/rain X truck windshield since it will rain the whole drive up

    We drive up on Thanksgiving to have dinner with the district 37 AMA crew and volunteer with parking lot duty since, for the first year ever, their host location moved from Palmdale Supercycles to the Embassy Suites Hotel down the street and all 300+ riders and their families are going to be hella confused

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    ^ bot post deleted, thank you!

    productive day!

    roll chart holder is on the bars now...checked off pretty much everything on the previous list...garmin tested in the powered mount...the two base layers (smart wool & freeze out) actually fit nice and snug under the armored pressure jacket. Jersey over that. Klim jacket over that. REI XXL rain jacket over that. I don't think I can tolerate any more layers

    THE PRECIPITATION FORECAST IS PERFECT! rain in Palmdale Thu, tapering off by night, & clear/damp on Friday #NODUST #TRACTION

    I've put two bikes in the back of the F150 before, but they had a little bit of wobble that I wasn't too confident with.

    I would really prefer D-rings be able to test out several tie down points until I got the right combination of low and wide, but I needed something quick and dirty for tomorrow.





    The CNG tank makes the front stake pocket too far forward (minimal lateral pull)...so adding a tie down point closer to the front axle helped while the bike is tucked all the way to the side.



    plenty of room now for the 701 coming along

    I'll pull out those and replace with a low profile d-ring eventually

    new windshield wipers installed, added rain-X, rotated the tires, got an oil change, and topped off the gas. Truck is ready!

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    Oh F this



    WHY DOES BOSTON WEATHER FOLLOW ME

    the Way SoCal is laid out, the desert is at a higher elevation than the beach cities. So 3 days of rain meant snow driving up. It wasn’t Nor-Easter bad, but the open desert has snow on the route. The last part of the ride through red rock is completely snowed in.

    2 base layers, armor, jacket, rain shell, and hand warmers...HALP

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    Re: 2019 Husqvarna FE350

    Omg so EPIC


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    in my opinion, the snow made this a truly unique and epic Day 1 for LAB2V...so I'm going to highlight those areas

    be careful of black ice



    the initial transition into the trails contained many patches of snow, light mud, and puddles



    then eventually into a trail a little wider than a single track, with snow to you left and right



    muddy, snowy whoops!



    to connect some of the trails, we did end up on some dirt roads (be wary of 2 way traffic)



    muddy jumps



    heading into some snowy hills





    what's LAB2V without a couple rocky hills to climb?



    watching the transition from snow trail to open desert was a fun part for me



    some of it was just soft, traction filled, wide open fun dirt





    freemont ridges were not crowded towards the end of day 1







    then the rest was your usual desert trails out near the husky

    the bike ran well, minus the speedo/odo cutting out for 30 miles

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    Re: 2019 Husqvarna FE350

    Now that you've had more time with the bike, I'm really curious if you're still a little 'mehhhh' about the bike?

    Never really had the desire to ride the desert, but seeing that dirt stripe down the snow is kinda changing my mind I think I'm warming up to the idea of being able to run wide open from sun up to sun down. Don't really get that kinda opportunity in the woods.

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    it's a fantastic bike! all newer bikes are...they're not supposed to have explosive power in a narrow power range...if you gas it, there is good power available immediately.

    I had it in the mid-rpm range, gassed it up the the hill, and it wanted to wheelie after I already made it up



    but yes, I feel like EVERYONE from NESR/east coast that rides dirt should come out and ride the desert. Freaking epic cool ish for miles.

    Not going lie, being into it for ~$14,000+ with all the recommended dealer servicing still sits at the back of my mind. When I'm riding it, I forget all about it...but when it's sitting in the storage unit when I'm doing budget stuff, I definitely think about if it's worth it.

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    Re: 2019 Husqvarna FE350

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    it's a fantastic bike! all newer bikes are...they're not supposed to have explosive power in a narrow power range...if you gas it, there is good power available immediately.
    I think you might have bought the bike that's going to have the most predictable/smoothest power curve too. I'm not sure I'd agree that this is true of all newer bikes. In the road legal bigger-bore dual sport category? Sure. But an MX-trim bike is going to have more of a hit to it. You could probably do a cam-swap or re-time the cams to get something a little more aggressive.
    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    Not going lie, being into it for ~$14,000+ with all the recommended dealer servicing still sits at the back of my mind. When I'm riding it, I forget all about it...but when it's sitting in the storage unit when I'm doing budget stuff, I definitely think about if it's worth it.
    The only regret you should have is if it still has the same tires this time next year.

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    Re: 2019 Husqvarna FE350

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    The only regret you should have is if it still has the same tires this time next MONTH.
    FIFY

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    Re: 2019 Husqvarna FE350

    How is the suspension? Are you happy with it? Any plan to revalve it?

    The riding looks awesome and I'm super jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldend123 View Post
    I think you might have bought the bike that's going to have the most predictable/smoothest power curve too. I'm not sure I'd agree that this is true of all newer bikes. In the road legal bigger-bore dual sport category? Sure. But an MX-trim bike is going to have more of a hit to it. You could probably do a cam-swap or re-time the cams to get something a little more aggressive.
    actually - I agree with this 100% - this is what the YZ was made for - competition MX use...the newer dual sports are not designed for that, but they can be adapted. You don't even need to swap cams...just de-smog it, put on an FMF pipe, and install a Vortex CDI which re-maps the bike. Boom...crazy power boost.

    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
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    this is such a different category of bike from the traditional low maintenance Japanese dual sport...you actually don't want to waste it's precious hours on riding so often...especially not on slab. Best to "save" it for the "good" terrain and truck it out there...if you are planning on that, just be prepared to spend the time and $$ on the maintenance.

    Quote Originally Posted by maxim_X View Post
    How is the suspension? Are you happy with it? Any plan to revalve it?

    The riding looks awesome and I'm super jealous.
    Actually, the springs are pretty well suited to my weight (most are sprung for 150-160lbs and I'm 138-140), and the clickers have 17ish clicks of adjustment. So we went out to the whoops, I played around 1 or 2 clicks on each direction and was good to go. I could go WOT in 5th on high speed open stuff, nail a drop, it would absorb the bump and I'd be riding straight.

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    Re: 2019 Husqvarna FE350

    Will you change your signature already?

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    Hell naw...ain’t putting no title on it

    Heard back from the dealer from the 2 tip overs I had - bars ($200+) are bent and brake lever bent - need new for both. Oopsie.

    Photos from LAB2V by “Grumpy” (the photographer) are up

    OMG I AM DEAD (why we left late at 8:30-9ish instead of 6:30-7am)


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    braaapity braap

    the pro photos are up









    in the mean time, the new (grey) bars are on...$279 for that work (rough total of expenditures over $15k so far)...just waiting for the speedometer (under warranty) to arrive

    sooo....I've been doing a lot of thinking, and I talked to the dealer...and...I will update you guys soon

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    Re: 2019 Husqvarna FE350

    That wasn't your bike in the pile up with the guy in the black ice video correct?

    Cracked me up that the guy that walked over didn't think to get the guy that was stuck under two bikes unstuck.

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    Re: 2019 Husqvarna FE350

    If your patties are getting cold look into putting some grip heaters on.. I did and it makes winter riding so much more fun.

    PS. it looks like you are having way too much fun.

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