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  1. katoomed00

    why would the dealership recommend me the fc350?

    I can only speak for the 2016 FC/FE 250, after riding both, the FE motor was kind of boring, the FC is a little monster that sips very little fuel. The bike itself seemed to turn sharper and felt lighter. The con was the on/off throttle at slow speeds and it being a 5 speed close ratio met you were revving the motor more. I purchased the FC for $4500, revalved the suspension and installed a Rekluse, for me this is the perfect bike to trail ride. If I would have come across a FX for a good price it would probably be a better choice. In no way would I ever want to plate a FC for street riding.
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    2017 FE250 with KTMand Husky.com Mods

    Purchased a 2016 fc250 an exciting powerful little bike (claimed 44 hp), then got a chance to ride a 2016 FE250 and wow what a difference in the power. At the time I thought to myself that I was glad not to have purchased the FE, but there were things on the FC that I really didn't like. First off the on/off throttle at slow speeds, next is the harsh suspension. Since then I've installed the G2 ergonomic throttle tamer and sent the suspension of to Enduro Engineering. Always wondered how the FX would be, maybe a cross between the 2.
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    2014 FC250 Not Starting

    Congratulations, you must feel relieved. Things like that will aggravate the hell out of me.
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    2014 FC250 Not Starting

    If it attempted to start with starting fluid the injector may be spraying to much gas and flooding the cylinder. After you attempt to start it, pull the plug and see if it is wet.
  5. Use the original without the pumice, Thought the foam filters is what we were talking about?
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    2014 FC250 Not Starting

    Did you check compression, I had a cam chain break on a 400exc. Cam chain could have jumped a tooth. Also If you spray a little gas into the intake and the engine pops or acts like it wants to start then you would have a fuel issue
  7. Hand full of GOJO hand cleaner (2 bucks a container @ walmart) then rinse with water.
  8. I was turned onto a product called FLOOD Penetrol about 10 bucks a quart (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Flood-Penetrol-1-Qt-Clear-Paint-Additive-FLD4-04/100130893), it's a product to be used with oil base paints to help remove brush marks, also used to bring back the luster on faded fiberglass. I use it on the entire bike that has some sort of dullness, it works great on stained areas like the rims. After a thorough cleaning and drying, I'll take put a small quarter size amount on a clean rag and just rub it on, let it dry then wipe it off in a few minutes. On plastics (especially white) take a clean rag and spray a small amount of brake cleaner on it then clean to remove all dirt and grime (try to get it spotless by using a different part of the rag with cleaner) then pass a little Penetrol on it and it seems the scratches disappear. After all done I'll pass a little tire shine on everything and wipe it down. Some folks complain about Purple Power, I've been using it for almost 20yrs on my bikes. Thing I found is not to leave it on for more than a couple of minutes and rinse it off thoroughly, then hand wash afterwards. I think it's very useful to get to areas that are hard or impossible to clean and it will remove dirt film that the pressure washer alone won't. As far as the Penetrol use it at your on risk, I'm just passing on how it works for me.
  9. Personally like them, been using on a 2010 Husaberg FE570 since almost new and never had a seal leak. I was constantly cleaning the seals and on my grandson Ktm 105, put a set on them and no more leaks. I use the short sets and only put about an 1" below the seal. Also I did not remove the fork covers. I have read were they hold debris and it cuts into the fork, but I never experienced that.
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    2004 300exc spooge

    Bike running way to rich, wrong or wore out jets, needle/nozzle. Is your bike leaking gas with the engine shut off? If so it's your float needle and seat out of adjustment or wore out, leaking excessive gas in the cylinder while running. ( you may have noticed your fuel consumption has got worse). A buddy of mine after fighting with trying to set the carb on his KTM 200 ended up changing it because it was wore out. Also something to think about might be the crank seal sucking in transmission oil. Silencer packing won't cause this, but will need to be changed after you resolve the issue.
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    cooling issue on FC450

    All the KTMs and Husqvarnas and Husabergs 4 strokes hate to be at idle, they will get hot if you let idle without a fan. I ran the Evans coolant in my Husaberg, it would allow the engine to get hotter before boiling over, but for me it was to hot. My Husqvarna boiled over the other day slow trail riding then idled for about a minute. I have since installed a cheap Ebay fan and toggle switch with a Tusk radiator cap that has the temp gauge on it. no problems since. Trail Tech and KTM sell nice fan and automatic switch with temp gauge, but I'm to cheap, LOL
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    2009 Fe450 randomly shut off. Pls help

    Did you every solve the problem? For me it was the fuel pump cutting out then wait a few minutes and it would fire back off. The gas in the tank was getting to hot and caused the pump to go out prematurely. Ended up changing the pump and installing a tank heat shield cover.
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    Rear fender mounted gear bag

    Used rear fender bags for years, now using the Holeshot number plate bag and like it much better.
  14. Went from a 2010 Husaberg 570 to a 2016 Husqvarna 250FC, made a few adjustments and wow, not near as wore out, so light and nimble with sharp turning and plenty power. Had several Hondas and KTMs and this is the one I'm going to stick with for a while. Tried the FE and glad I purchased the FC just because of the motor. My riding buddies used to wear me out, now I'm kicking their a$$ at the end of the day.
  15. Using this unit. https://www.thegpsstore.com/Magellan-TR5-Off-Road-GPS-P5561.aspx with this bar mount case. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Garmin-Nuvi-40-42-44-45-50-52-54-55-56-57-58-LMT-GPS-WATER-RESISTANCE-Bike-Mount/382287516592?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649