Husqvarna 701 Super Moto and Enduro!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by motocityktm, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    The seat decals are showing up in OEM parts fiche with a zero price. I haven't tried to order these yet (sometimes that means the part is not yet available, or only a dealer can order the part).
  2. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    I find that I can usually straighten (somewhat) an OEM brake or gearshift lever one time (it usually breaks the second time I need to straighten).

    For side covers (since yours are not leaking) these are a good price and quality (if you don't have to pay VAT):

    http://shop.carbonadi.de/advanced_s...719ed4194d8c5d36f55c&keywords=ktm+690&x=7&y=7
  3. jacinto

    jacinto Been here awhile

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  4. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Cut mine a little closer to the tire.
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  5. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    I saved a second set of wheels (18", 21") that I had from a 690 I owned for more than 7 years. I run Conti Trail Attack II tires on those wheels (I don't have a good picture of those wheels on the bike).

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    I'm wondering how the grip/handling of your setup compares with what I'm running. I'm old and being fast is now a figment of my imagination. The grip of Trail Attack II's are more than I can use. :D
  6. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Really I'm in the same boat. I'll never use anywhere close to the potential of the sumo wheels. I wanted a 19/17 set, but there isn't a clean, affordable way to do that.
  7. Pooz

    Pooz Adventurer

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    Hi guys,
    I'm still waiting for a decision from Husqvarna. It's over a month, and Husqvarna always asks for new photos. It's seems they don't wanna be fair. Too bad for me...
    It's my first new bike and it's the last one.
    It's my first Husky/KTM and it's the last one too.
  8. PoleRbear

    PoleRbear Been here awhile

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    What's the problem?
  9. darren70

    darren70 KTM, Ready To Spend

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    They are half a spline out so you can’t get it in the right position
    I have tried both the hammerhead types that are supposed to fit. I run a 13 690 one on my 14 so you get rid of the rubber tip
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  10. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Long timer

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  11. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Long timer

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    Thanks for the heads up Darren, might just see if I get used to it before trying options.
  12. Dlyttle

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    Started fitting the Happy Trails racks. I had drilled the holes for the handholds in the positions marked on the plastic covers. The line up of the bolts was always a struggle. Now I come to fix the spacers and have to cut more out of the cover. I think the best way to cut the plastic covers for the handles or racks is to drill a 10 mm hole in the cover as marked then find a spacer or even a heavy washer and insert a M8 bolt then mark the holes. I used a Dremel to cut the hole. Important to hold the Dremel vertical as the resulting hole alignment is a lot different to making a hole in the marked position with the plastic cover removed. Getting the holes right reduces the chance of cross threading the inserts. IMG_6139.JPG IMG_6140.JPG IMG_6143.JPG IMG_6144.JPG
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  13. DRV

    DRV Been here awhile

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    I'm in too!
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  14. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    For me, the easiest way to cut these holes is to drill a 1/4"-6mm pilot hole at the marked point and to use a sharp (hand held) step bit to enlarge the hole to the required size.

    https://www.google.com/search?sourc...026.0..0i131k1j0i20i264k1j0i3k1.0.yhH7qBkbE2M

    I use a tap holder to hold/turn the step bit by hand.

    https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=tap+holder&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    A sharp step bit makes a clean cut of the soft plastic which needs no additional clean-up or finishing.
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  15. sdd04

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    +1 on the sharp step drill. That's the ticket.
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  16. Dukehunt

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    I used these type of drill bit for mine:
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  17. lonsomecrow

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    Installed PCV yesterday to my husky 701 with wings (with DB killer on)/stock intake map. Didn't notice much difference other than its little smoother. So may be now I need to upgrade intake and remove DB killer from Wings ;)
  18. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    PCV is not needed unless you remove dB killer from Wings or other aftermarket pipe.
  19. lonsomecrow

    lonsomecrow Adventurer

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    But they dont have maps for Wings without DB killer. Is there any other resource to get these maps other tha power commander website?
  20. KDiqq

    KDiqq Been here awhile

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    Good luck :( I tried a 2nd dealer after a rider tipped me off they were doing full seat replacments and apparently I missed the date by like a week. I'm getting stickers... They did say the new seats were only $125. Not awful at all, but I'm not sure it's worth it to spend anything on a seat of the same comfort level.