Aussie Husky 701 owners thread

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

  1. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Long timer

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    Almost finished and then off to do some riding.
    Cut the original seat is a yes, hardest part is recovering the seat again, I will get a professional to do it in a few weeks time when it is in getting the suspension done if all things line up correctly.
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  2. Doms01

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    Has anyone got any stock parts they want to sell? Namely gear shifter left hand rear plastic and bar mounts?
    I managed to throw mine down the road last night in a moment of stupidity. Now I have to fix it.


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  3. Dukehunt

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    Getting out for a test ride today, all well so far.
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  4. Dukehunt

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    After 150k's today I am quite happy with the bike, there seems to be enough power to lose my license and get me in to trouble, motor is smooth and revs freely, nice induction noise from the air filter with the UNIFilters fitted. Brakes are good, not too powerful on the dirt.
    Suspension needs some work, very harsh over corrugations at the rear mostly, front a bit soft with the tanks and 15lts of fuel. The seat well its a bit of 4x2 so what can I say, my boney arse is not too bad after today but hard to imagine a full day in the saddle.
    Booked in to Krooztune tomorrow for suspension work, first of all lower the beast so I can at least touch the ground, uprate the front springs for the additional fuel and see what we can do about the harshness in the rear.
  5. DeLewis

    DeLewis Been here awhile

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    Nice work - looks great!

    I called Byrners in Seaford where my bike is still waiting on a replacement dash (moisture inside) and asked about getting the Husky performance remap after reading Outbackflyer's excellent posts. Was told no worries it'll be done before I pick it up. Given how little information there is about this performance map and the exceptional improvement especially in the low-mid rpm range (see dyno chart in 701 thread in the Thumpers section) I'm amazed it isn't the first resort ahead of a PCV. I'm stoked at not having to fork out $600 odd for PCV.
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  6. Dukehunt

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    Bugger about the dash, I spoke to my local dealer about the performance map and he said he has had no luck getting it installed so I'm not sure what's going on, maybe I'll give Lee a call at Crossroads Grafton and have a chat. I'm not forking out $600 for a PCV that's for sure, and don't really want to install any more gadgets.
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  7. Marma

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    Thought this might be useful for some, its a 10min mod if you ride where there's potential for snagging cables. I used a round file to lower the existing mount for the rear brake line so the ABS line could go under it to be better protected.
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  8. Dick0

    Dick0 Been here awhile

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    Exactly. Have had the performance map on mine since near new. With an exhaust and free intake it makes for a good improvement over stock. Runs strong. Not seeing the need to spend the extra $ to go the PCV.
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  9. Carl Down Under

    Carl Down Under Aussiwican

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    HAPPY BOY ;-)

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  10. outbackflyer

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    Sorry to hear your bike got messed up, what bar mounts are you after I may be able to help?
  11. Marma

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    Cheers Outbackflyer, I too thought why not just remove all the abs rubbish but gave in to the dongle since I didn't have enough experience on the system. I did install the Rottweiler SAS removal plate which took away alot of useless junk. Am installing the rade fairing/tower/headlights tomorrow if you're interested I'll post a few photos.
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  12. Doms01

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    I was just thinking of the stock handle bar mounts, do you have some aftermarket ones?
    I have managed to straighten it all out so it's only marginal (can't feel it only see it when you really study the bars and compare them with the triple clamps.

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  13. outbackflyer

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    Hi Marma, yeah Im interested and awaiting on Rade to post my Fairing/lighting Kit but he says he is waiting supplies of the screen to come ,(2 weeks?) you got in in time obviously, very keen to see pics of the fitting/ setup.
    Thanks , John.
  14. danketchpel

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    Do you have contact info for those tanks?

    Thanks
  15. outbackflyer

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    Sorry for the delay, was out of town, i used my standard mounts on a 690 so sorry no can help.
    Please consider replacing the Two original 10x35mm bar mount bolts if there is a chance they took some stress in the fall, cheap insurance.
    Cheers John.
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  16. Doms01

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    All good mate. Cheers for the help.

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  17. outbackflyer

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    9C073622-DAE9-44F2-B544-C5C35D05053E.jpeg Hey just a heads up, if you’re Husqvarna 701 decals haven’t parted company from your seat it’s likely to quite soon, mine started to lift on one corner so called the folks at Adeaide moto, they sent a replacement set under warranty, some are lifting in the showroom!, no big deal, probably not a good idea to expect a sticker to stay on a plastic seat.
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  18. DeLewis

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    Yep mine are beginning to peel. Apparently Husqvarna was replacing the whole seat for some customers until recently - now we just get replacement stickers.

    Out of curiosity, has anyone else had issues with the speedo? Mine had condensation under the screen from delivery 2 months ago and despite assurances that the part was only “days away” repeated on numerous occasions, my dealer has yet to replace it. It has now started to blank out intermittently and reset the clock and distance counters. Great bike but not great service...

    Incidentally, what is the warranty on the 701? The US owners say 2 years but my dealer says 1 year!?
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  19. Dukehunt

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  20. outbackflyer

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    that is just nice,real nice,
    Question; are you required by law to wear the god-awful rear mud gusrd extension out the back like that?having said that maybe youall ride in mud down there and it might work, we have not that stuff up here only once every 4 years or so, cheers.