Aussie Husky 701 owners thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by jardine, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Dick0

    Dick0 Been here awhile

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    Yeah the performace kit is a bit of a scam. It includes a whole new airbox,( with one breather hole blanked off and a few slots in the top cover) a blank plate for the extra crankcase breather on the side of the head and the akro exhaust. Haven't priced it in aus but have seen overseas it looks to be 900 odd euro and some countries wont install the map without buying the kit.

    Mine runs a large unifilter pod, wings exhaust and put a t- piece in the crankcase breather hose.
    The dealer just upgraded the map no probs. Worked out probably half the cost of the husky kit and the same result.

    I may fit the power commander and have it dynod properly one day but no hurry. Ive seen another aus user with one and the dyno shows a slight increase over the performance map but all in all I'm pretty happy as is.

    Some overseas look to be going the power commander route as the dealers aren't as accomodating on the performance kit/ map as its for offroad use only, blah blah blah.
  2. micmen

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    I'm comparing all new bikes bog stock, and short rides around the dealerships, it is a bit deceptive with stock pipes they are very quiet and all of them sound like sewing machines! Hard to tell the difference when your not riding them back to back.
    Glad your happy with the bike .
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  3. micmen

    micmen Been here awhile

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    Has anyone run a stock 701 and a kitted 701 on a dyno to compare HP ?
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  4. Dick0

    Dick0 Been here awhile

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    Pretty sure Poppy on here posted it a while back, he had day on the dyno with a bloke who has a 17 model. or maybe it was the book of faces.
    If he sees this may post it again.

    Aside from figures, the biggest difference for me is being more pleasant at cruising,.. that doesnt show on a dyno :)
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  5. micmen

    micmen Been here awhile

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    I wouldn't believe him he bleeds orange! :super

    That was a 16 vs 16 models and the kato had more HP than the husky. Ktm standard air box cover and akro pipe, husky has a open air box filter and wings I believe. Correct me if I'm wrong poppy.
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  6. Hoots

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    This would be a big plus - never any doubt that the 690 with std gearing could pull the higher revs and cruise through transport legs at a good speed, but it's not relaxing - left you a bit wrung out by the end of the day
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  7. Dick0

    Dick0 Been here awhile

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    That he does :)

    There was his, Darrens 16 701 and Justin the bloke with the dyno has a 17 model. Ive been sent a bunch of charts from Justin when he was setting his up with the power commander but it's not really my place to post them up.

    Also. I should add I'm out and about at the moment in the middle of a ride and just remembered this morning I have my 2nd rear wheel on. It has a 45 on it, not the 46 on the original wheel. so comments on cruising are with that fresh in mind and actually 1/45th betterer :) 1 tooth is really 2 parts of buggerall but added info for disclosure.
  8. DeLewis

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    If you haven't seen this vid, he covers the question pretty comprehensively:



    In short, it seems the power boost is very large over the spread of revs but negligible peak increase (not that that's needed).
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  9. a2zworks

    a2zworks Adventurer

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    $17500 ride away without negotiating, in Hobart.
    I want one, the wife says NO.
    I just might put my GS up for sale, let her upgrade her 1 year old $3000 sawing machine and then pounce on the 701 :D.
    Seen an Adelaide dealer offering excellent deals last week.
  10. veetwo _tls

    veetwo _tls RENOVATIO:

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    Guys need some help on front guards

    I got a set 2017 701 triples on my 690 i'm trying to find a after market guard (without having to use the 2014 KTM690 guard as i'd need to make up L brackets to mount it)


    are these the right fit for the 701 ? really like the Acerbis look

    Cycra KTM SX/SXF 16-17 EXC/EXC-F 17 White Front Fender
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    Acerbis Enduro White Front Fender For Husqvarna FE TE 125-501 2015
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  11. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    FWIW A 701 Fender will bolt directly ono a '15 FC450
    The only difference is the vee-profile where headlight/race plate mates

    I've pre-fitted a 701 SM fender to my FC and had to trim the bottom of the race plate to match the ribs on top of fender.

    Prolly doesn't come into play for you rally bike

    So if the bottom one suits a '15 FC too - it will bolt straight on 701 triples
  12. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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  13. Dukehunt

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  14. jardine

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    Sweeeet!
    Still love mine lots
  15. DeLewis

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    The fantasising is over, I finally got myself a grown up bike...

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    The acceleration is mind blowing...
    Engine feels more like a sports bike than the thumpers I'm used to. I thought the Husky TR was not bad but these are next level in every aspect.
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  16. jardine

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    Fantastic DL
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  17. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Long timer

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    Looks good DL
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  18. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Been here awhile

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    Few questions for you owners. (I'm interested in the 2017 models specifically but grateful for any feedback)
    1. Do the wheels come balanced and with rim locks?
    2. What's the story with the air filter, does it require upgrading and what upgrading if any are the options?
    3. Any 2/3rds HARDkit owners out there? If so, could you please drop me a PM.
    4. Has anyone upgraded the seat in terms of comfort for long hauls?
    5. In comparison to say an Enduro 450/500, how is it at highway speeds?
    6. HARDkit owners, have you needed to do much upgrading of the suspension to counter the extra fuel?
    7. Any regrets?
  19. poppy

    poppy Slow and Steady

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    G'day LDC, @Dukehunt would be the person to ask as he has just picked up a Husky, i am not a Husky owner but may be able to help answer some of your questions.

    No weights on wheels standard, no rim locks. You will change tyres and probably tubes anyway, so do it then.

    Should come with a foam twin air filter and prefilter i think from memory. Dealer should fit these as pre delivery. What they give you works fine with the snorkel, if its HP your chasing you will need, filter and pipe and mapping to richen it up and give it smoother power and torque. There is easy power to be had but it's all dollars.

    I have a full kit on a 690, has been awesome, and happy to have it fitted to the bike.

    Winna just had his seat done by John Moorehouse with an extra 25mm put in it and he loves it. They are quiet thin toward the rear standard.

    Different bikes, fine on the highway, can cruise above speed limits for hrs and being a bit heavier than the 450/500 they have a bit more road presence about them.

    Suspension, with twin 9ltr tanks up front you are basically adding a bag of cement over the front wheel. I personally don't like the 4CS forks, but plenty do. I would be changing springs as minimum unless your about 60kg. You don't need to run the tanks full all the time, and like any bike, take into account what you want from it and do what is needed. Again personally i would make that a first stop. Good suspension helps give you confidence when riding and they basically have more power than most would use, a pipe will help take some weight away and get rid of the hot burny thing on the side.

    Hope some of it helps.
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  20. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Long timer

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    Haven't finished my build yet but answered what I know..

    Few questions for you owners. (I'm interested in the 2017 models specifically but grateful for any feedback)
    1. Do the wheels come balanced and with rim locks? NO
    2. What's the story with the air filter, does it require upgrading and what upgrading if any are the options? I have a UNIFILTER as a spare ready to go and install the pre-cleaner kit
    3. Any 2/3rds HARDkit owners out there? If so, could you please drop me a PM.
    4. Has anyone upgraded the seat in terms of comfort for long hauls? It is a typical enduro seat, getting mine done down here locally but it is a must for the long haul
    5. In comparison to say an Enduro 450/500, how is it at highway speeds?
    6. HARDkit owners, have you needed to do much upgrading of the suspension to counter the extra fuel? Yet to be determined given I am about 72kgs I am going to say yes with full tanks
    7. Any regrets? Not yet

    Needs bigger foot pegs.
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