Aussie Husky 701 owners thread

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

  1. jardine

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  2. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info!
    Needs bigger pegs? Are they the same as the standard ktm enduro bike pegs?
  3. jardine

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    I am happy with the stock pegs and yes they are the same as the KTM pegs
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    LivingdeadCamo Been here awhile

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    I can live with those pegs, cant stand the pivot pegs!
    I'm all but sold, just in the process of tracking down a local dealer with a demo for this weekend.
    If that goes well I'll be straight on the phone to Crossroads.
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  5. Dick0

    Dick0 Been here awhile

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    Don't go for a seat concepts seat.
    Had one on the 690 and was pretty good so automatically bought one for the 701.
    Its not as wide. Best to get custom one from bloke poppy said.

    Avoided putting heavier springs in mine. Had it revalved by stillwell performance in cairns and happy with it. Takes a big hit, happlily jumps erosion mounds and grids and still plush for travelling.
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  6. Rus

    Rus Been here awhile

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    Hi LDC, re 2016 701:
    4. Has anyone upgraded the seat in terms of comfort for long hauls?
    Yes, Seat Concepts. Better than stock but not as comfortable as the one I had on my 630. I'd investigate elsewhere unless you want quick, cheap & easy.

    5. In comparison to say an Enduro 450/500, how is it at highway speeds?
    It's a far better road bike than the Enduro bikes - smoother, more stable, turns in easier, & heavier so doesn't weave around. However it's better & much more fun riding it like a SM, hard up & down through the gears, rather than droning along an expressway. It can do that though if you need to, and without fuss - will sit on 130kmh or more all day.

    I also have a 2016 501 - not bad on the road & goes like stink, but it's not as nice as the 701. Kills it off-road though, naturally.

    7. Any regrets?
    None, other than I got a 2016 model instead of the 2017 that has the new, smoother Duke motor. Not a big deal as the 2016 model is still awesome, it's just annoying that I expressly asked the dealer whether there would be any major changes between the two and was assured not.

    My two machines:
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    And the Seat Comcepts: IMG_5039.JPG IMG_5040.JPG
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  7. DeLewis

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    I reckon Husky has got it spot on with the 2017. The engine is exceptionally smooth, mountains of power and the stock fuel mapping surprisingly good. Highway performance is excellent but I would like some wind protection on longer rides.

    Dukehunt, what is the unifilter and prefilter you refer to? Not a pod type filter? I'm looking to potentially put the Evo 1 airbox lid on with foam filter (perhaps the Husky twin foam filter) and factory performance map to match. Seems like a pretty cheap performance upgrade and avoids a costly PCV solution.

    For some reason it is really hard to find information on Husqvarna performance parts on their website or any website and very little information on safe / recommended factory performance upgrades.

    Edit: should have checked first - found the Unifilter with prefilters on their site. Looks like a good thing.
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  8. Dukehunt

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    Once you have used Fastway Adventure footpegs it spoils you especially when you need to stand for hours on end, bloody expensive though..
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  10. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Been here awhile

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    So was at the stealership today looking for a test ride (back tomorrow for that) and the rep just happened to be in store.
    We were talking about the bike and the HARDkits, showed me a vid of him railing a customer bulit 710 round an mx track... very impressive.
    But he also mentioned that Husky are going to be selling twin 5 litre tanks that mount up front... still refining the design but suggested they may be available around December.
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  11. Carl Down Under

    Carl Down Under Aussiwican

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    Hi all! I've sort of fallen for this bike and am this close to buying. I want to use it for adventure riding trips.

    Following is what I want to add to it and questions I have. Any advise or comments would be greatly appreciated.

    Rade Garage 5.9L tank - http://www.radegarage.com/parts/husqvarna-701-auxilliary-tank/
    WHAT RANGE YOU YOU GET FROM THE STANDARD 13L TANK? I THINK ANOTHER 6L WOULD COVER MOST RIDING I WANT TO DO.
    Radiator protection - http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.co...el=F2603Q1&category=KE3-15514709/KE4-15591504
    I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND A PICTURE OF THIS ON A BIKE TO SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. DOES ANYBODY HAVE THIS OR SIMILAR? Bent both my DRZ radiators so think I need this!
    Radiator grille - http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.co...el=F2603Q1&category=KE3-15514744/KE4-15514775
    Bash plate - https://bboffroad.com.au/products/bash-plates/bash-plate-husky-701.html
    SEEMS MORE ROBUST AND COVERS MORE OF THE ENGINE THAN THE HUSKY ONE.
    ABS dongle - http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.co...el=F2603Q1&category=KE3-15514711/KE4-15514771
    SHOULD REALLY BE A BUILT IN SWITCH. IS FRONT ABS ONLY WORTH IT OR ABS OFF IS ALL YOU NEED?
    Pannier rack - http://andystrapz.com/product/frame-husq701/frame-husq701-frame-set-husky-701
    Rear rack - https://bboffroad.com.au/products/carry-racks/rear-carry-rack-husky-701.html
    WHAT OTHER PANNIER AND REAR RACK OPTIONS ARE THERE? ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THESE?
    Oxford heated grips
    Hand guards - http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.co...el=F2603Q1&category=KE3-15514711/KE4-15514769
    Screen - I DON'T LIKE A LOT OF SCREEN IN FRONT OF ME WHEN RIDING DIRT BUT WOULD GO FOR A SHORT ONE BUT CAN'T SEEM TO FIND ANYTHING THAT IS NOT TOO LARGE.
    Pivot pegz? - GOT TO DO SOME RESEARCH ON WHETHER THEY ARE WORTH IT.

    Thanks again for any feedback.

    Cheers, Carl :-D
  12. DeLewis

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    Hi Carl,

    I just bought a 701 about a month ago and have yet to fit any accessories. I went with the B&B bashplate (yet to fit) for the same reason - the Husky OEM doesn't seem to offer as much protection. As for racks, one of the most popular options are the Vanasche Engineering (formerly Shift Engineering) pannier racks and the Perun rear rack. I have ordered this combination which is offered direct from Vanasche as a package (great service BTW). I like Andy Strapz bags but I don't rate the pannier racks as far as my experience with the Husky TR version - the tubing is simply not strong enough to resist bending from the weight of the bags over moderate terrain. I understand his reasoning re the racks bending instead of the subframe as I did bend the subframe on the TR with a very strong set of pannier racks previously. But in my experience the racks were not fit for the task.
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  13. Carl Down Under

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    Thanks heaps for that advice DeLewis! Will check those out. :-)

    I did. Looks good. Agree, I'd rather strong than bendy.
  14. Dick0

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    The pannier racks from Dalby Moto are a good option. They keep the weight as forward as possible and are made to go with the B&B rear rack and the Andy Straps bags. Well proven as solid and robust.
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  15. Carl Down Under

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    Did it! Pick up next week. :-D

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    Carl Down Under Aussiwican

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    DickO, could not find any racks on the Dalby Moto site?
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    Ph. 0746621211....ext.- spares- ask for Laurie. He will be glad to help you. They are great racks, designed to transfer load to foot peg brackets, and add strength to rear of bike for carrying a load on a tail rack. Their strength is in the simplicity of the design. Cheers.
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  19. Dick0

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    What he said :)
    They can also supply the b&b rack to suit so you can freight all together. Make sure you specify 701. The rh side is slightly different to the 690.
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  20. Dick0

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    Most pics in collection have bags on them. Heres a pic without from when was deciding luggage colours.

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