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Discussion in 'Australia' started by jardine, Jan 29, 2016.
A rare event to get all 5 Husqvarna 701’s ( and a random 690) together for a quick overnight trip, this time through dry station county east of Ross river, to ruby gorge, then to Hale river homestead for swimming and cold beer,
Here, on the other side of the world, in New Jersey, USA, I have just went through the same exact experience.
Bought a 2015 R1200GS thinking it would make a great bike for road touring AND off road trail bikd in the South Jersey Pine Barrens.
BIG mistake. The 19" front and 17" rear wheels suck big time time down here. Hit a tree once, laid under a 550 lb. motorcycle for over an hour before my buddies with lighter bikes came to drag me out. Each time I took that bike off road, my intensity level went up, and I went down.
Bought a 2018 Husky 701 2 weeks ago and already logged over 100 miles on deep sand whooped out trails with No crashes.
65 mph on the highway it's as smooth as the BMW. It's been a good choice.
You simply bought the wrong bike and you weren't prepared for what it was.
Don't get me wrong, the BMW is a great bike, just a bit too big and heavy for me where I ride off road.
Hey Viktor, are you going for new luggage or can you run the Andy Strapz without racks.
I managed to make the Andy Strapz work well without the racks using the passenger foot pegs and rear grab handles as anchor points. And layer of fabric tape on the plastics to protect them from abrasion :)
Here is what is left of a Motoz rear tyre after about 7000 km mostly on seal with quite a bit of luggage. The front to match was a write off. Every second lug worn off. Normally it’s 2 rears to one front but in my case it would have been the other way around.
About what I would expect after running the Motoz on my 1190R.
The rear is great for wear, the front is a POS. May as well go a Pirelli Rally or an MT21 on the front, last much the same.
Hello legends just bought a Husky 701 to add to the collection and Ive been busy ordering bling and farkles , can anyone tell me what is the best rear rack and luggage racks to get , Aesthetics do count too !
Whoops and best place to get them from too
Why did you change it
I and many others run this Perun rack. It’s only small but does the job well for me as I only do day rides so only need to carry a tail bag. Very good quality & allows easy access to fuel cap.
B&B also make a strong small rack Aus made too.
Congrats on the new ride Toejamii.
I've no experience with their racks but give the Barrett (mufflers) racks a look, if for no other reason than they're as Aussie as a Weetbix.
Buy through the Adventure Bike Specialists for the same reason (and coz they're cheap)
Any one here have the 701 SM and what do you think of it, is it a practical ride all day solo bike. I am tossing up between the 701 and a KTM 690 Duke R any one tried both and your thoughts have tried to get a demo 701 but none available in VIC
We use the Perun moto racks for all 6 off our Husqvarna 701's, they are strong, smooth and well designed, good people to deal with way over in Serbia Iv had no problems with them, they also stock the sub frame replacement bolt kit which I would recommend you research and consider as there is a weakness with the upper and lower tank mounting bolts on the Husqvarna 701 and KTM 690, its an easy fix with the Kit from Perun moto.
The racks are also designed to support the Mosko moto "Reckless" style bags (available in 80 or 40 Litre size)which are a great addition to these bikes we use the Reckless 40 Litre size., although be warned if you use these "throw over" style bags they will rub against your Husqvarna plastic side covers and permanently scratch them, (who cares) but if this is going to upset you then get a fixed pannier style rack and attach soft (Andystrapz .com or Moskomoto.com ) or hard panniers to that. its up to you., hope this helps, John.
Thanks everyone for the replies very much appreciated i'll post a photo when I've finished adding all the bling . It'll take a few weeks for sure
I'm very happy with my Barrett rack. I prefer the design. Strap loops and a centre bar for rotapax option but importantly I think keeping bags off bike and exhaust. Very solid. And works well with Perunmoto rack.
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Welcome to the White side ...
You're ruined now, the Farkles have begun.
plenty of options and plenty of opinions to support them.
I think the only necessary one to do is the clutch slave, there are lots of other things that you will Need
Let the building begin