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Aussie Husky 701 owners thread

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

  1. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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  2. outbackflyer

    outbackflyer Of.

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    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,

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  3. Montewest

    Montewest Adventurer

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    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.
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  4. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    You simply bought the wrong bike and you weren't prepared for what it was.
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  5. Montewest

    Montewest Adventurer

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    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.
  6. a2zworks

    a2zworks Así es la vida

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    Hey Viktor, are you going for new luggage or can you run the Andy Strapz without racks.
  7. DeLewis

    DeLewis Been here awhile

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    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 :)
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