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Discussion in 'Australia' started by jardine, Jan 29, 2016.
690 and 701 facebook group, for those so inclined
Seems to be a few 2017 701s getting around in qld. Hmmm they may be getting here earlier than we thought.
Also, does fitting a any of these rally kits to a new bike affect the warranty in any way? I'm considering getting a 2017 701 later in the year and will most likely fit the aurora kit to it. Also thinking of other mods like longer travel suspension and rally airbox.
There was a few come in last week, the main stock is still March from what I hear.
Had one ordered a few mths ago.
I can't see warranty an issue, same with any accessory. As long as whatever it is didn't cause or contribute to the problem you're claiming.
Just finished putting a HARD kit and a few other bits on. Quick ride around the block the other day felt good. Now to try it out properly.
Love your work @Dick0 , be good to hear what you have to say after your initial ride, are you planning any suspension mods?
Whenever non genuine parts are used on the bikes, this may invalidate the warranty. Imagine that in the orange sister bike people had to dremel the frame. No going back these days...
My feeling is that all these kits will invalidate some warranty, but it will depend on the damage. For example if you have a melting indicator, that has nothing to do with the front tanks added on the bike. But if you get a burned stator, then it may be argued that the lights caused that, blah blah blah.
I got the 2016 model and so far, the mothership bike had to go to the KTM South East Europe for claims, but the kit caused no problems on that (Trailtech speedo).
For the aribox I hear you, and especially with the twin air sand cover it's really amazing. In Eco Race all the RFR's were using the sand cover and not a single tiny minute spot of sand inside the airbox. The longer travel would be nice, on my 701 I run the Dal Soggio kit in front with excellent response at the moment, especially with the kit on the bike.
Quoting myself, but what the heck...
So, now I am back and had the chance to look at the Data loggers, I can report that Pål's bike every single day recorded 20+g's and in the accidents some values are close to 30.
So, to understand what these mean. Simply put, each single part of the bike, at the time of impact (crash or jump), weighs 20 or 30 times more. Complex put means that I have to do some math analysis to find the frequency of those impacts and understand better what happens fatigue-wise on the components of the bike. But imagine that the rear tank, at full load approximately 20kg ? Something like that (14kg the fuel, + 5kg the tank + battery and other stuff). At the time of landing from a big jump, the four mounting points are 'seeing' 400kg / 4 mounting points, so 100kgs each. No biggie, as the M8 bolts used are more than capable to handle that amount and all the rubbers will attenuate some vibrations, but add the rider dynamics onto that and you get the picture. Especially the towers, which in some cases can reach easily 6-8 kilograms depending on the parts put onto them, and you see how stressed the headclamp is. Especially the vibrations will kill anything that does not clamp the head of the bike properly.
My2 scientific cents
Had a good look at the 2017 models today, very nice. Been invited for a test ride tomorrow, not sure I should go, might end up costing me a new bike.
You couldn't handle the power Bruce!
I can always plug the muffler .
Might have more trouble with the seat height actually , pretty high .
Byrners Suzuki/Husqvarna at Seaford by any chance? I've lined up a demo ride today too :)
Yer it was at Byrners , I`m guessing you turned up on a Huskie .Impressive power hey .
For me DEMO ride will mean that I come home with a new bike now, not want I need to do so I am waiting till August and hopefully get myself a new 701.
Yeah I ride the TR - you were there? Yep, amazing power rush in the mid/high rev range - pulls monos like crazy in 1st and 2nd (not that was trying :). Definitely the "next" bike for me.
Yeah, Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ?
I did think though that you were allergic to blue and white ?
A can of orange paint will fix that
You can buy this one
One lady owner, never raced, (or thrashed), cough, cough, bullshit!
Happy girl - just won a class race.
Couple more to go - hopefully podium today.
@Bluetonguejak Gunna sit back for a while Jack , hope Jardine did well .
Did very well - 2nd in class (missed by 2 points) and 1st. in SM (on the SXF450)
Take it easy young man!