Aussie Husky 701 owners thread

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

  1. DeLewis

    DeLewis Been here awhile

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    Spotted riding past my work on La Trobe st Melbourne this morning: 701 SM with pannier racks and sporting a couple of large car horns below the rad shroud. One of the inmates here?
  2. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    So there is a bit of fluff at the moment about 701 v 690 well i have my 701 pulled to bits at the moment and i have had my 14 690 pulled to bits more times than i care to remember so here are some observations.
    • New frame
    • new motor
    • new airbox
    • new forks
    • new triples
    • new tank
    • new suspension linkage
    • new plastic
    • new seat
    • new wiring loom
    • new ECU
    There is no doubt much more.
    Now i'm not saying one is good and the other is shit, its just the 701 is a natural model development progression of the 690 that was updated in 2014. Conceptually they are very similar and there are many small parts that are interchangeable but they are very different.
    Quality issues aside the 690 was a nice bike to ride in 14 and now the 701 is better as will the 2021 701 will be better again.
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  3. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Will the 2021 be made in China too?
  4. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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    I thought you would be old enough to remeber the old saying Japanese Junk...so maybe by 2021 China will be a quality accepted manufacturer.

    They manufacture so much stuff today that is quality.
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  5. wass

    wass Adventurer

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    The bike I've always wanted. Life is good.

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  6. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    Looks different somehow? but gorgeous!

    Watch it doesn't blow away :D
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  7. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    That isn't why I was asking. Just know that the 790 etc is being built there.

    However, seeing as you suggested it, it did take quite a few years for the Japanese to get their design and manufacturing to a desirable level, same as it has taken Korean manufacturers building cars now.
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  8. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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  9. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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    Looks like the Aurora Rally Lite
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  10. Dlyttle

    Dlyttle Adventurer

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    My 701 has been in South America now for 2 months and 8000 km in Chile Bolivia and Peru. It great having fuel injection at 16000 ft. The sub RON 90 fuel in Bolivia was no problem. Makes a great adventure bike. The only problem is those Crossroads tanks keep expanding and now the RHS is rubbing on the spark plug cap (again). The extra fuel is essential

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  11. Kiwirich

    Kiwirich Been here awhile

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    Decompressed issues ..
    On my 2017 701, I've had an interesting starting issue.
    Sometimes only it'll crank over and stop cranking like it's stalled.
    Let go of the button
    Crank again and it starts up ok
    Seems there is a recall to fix this issue.
    More info in the 701 thread

    Kiwirich
  12. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    701 takes a 140 / 80 TKC..wear pattern after 4730 km..
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    It's not really squaring off like the D606 does on the DR...130/ 90...after 2780 km.

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    The D606 is the same width as the TKC..the sidewall on the TKC..feels to be stiffer.
    |Same prerssures and road conditions for both.
  13. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    44,000 out of a TKC is good going :D

    I could only get 4,xxx out of one on the 690 :evil

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  14. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    oooops 2 many 4's...fixt.
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  15. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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    I must ride with you @UncleGra instead of @Kiwirich , maybe my tyres might last twice as long :lol3
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  16. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    :gergI wear a hat under my helmet..
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  17. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    What I was after was ...why is a 140/ 80 the same width as a 130 / 90....ploise explain..
  18. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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    Uh oh...this thread is about to go down hill...just like OIL threads :lol3
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  19. silverfox Racing

    silverfox Racing Adventurer

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    Been lurking for a while but looks like a 701 might be in the shed soon. Whats the best soft luggage to go on one of these. Do not really want to put side racks on. Just want some mid sized stuff and a tail pack to go with it for some trips away. Cheers
  20. Marma

    Marma Been here awhile

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    I'm like you, I like to go light. I've got Giant Loop tank bag and mojavi saddle bags which are slightly too small for winter (won't fit jumper and the shoes) so would recommend the Wolfman E12 size. I've done 3 day rides in summer with just a tank bag and backpack with no saddlebags.