Husqvarna 701 LR (Long Range)

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Mahhbechh, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. Graniteone

    Graniteone 3,2,1...Beer me! Supporter

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    The only dealer my bike will visit during my ownership was the dealer who crated it and shipped it, I won’t see a dealer unless something catastrophic happens under the two year warranty. I don’t trust any of these knuckle heads and I already switched by clutch slave to an Oberon.
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  2. TiuSo

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    My solution is this (see the picture). Nomad tower, and GPS weight is 434g, nearly half kilo with the garmin cradle (not counting the ram parts). IMG_9482.jpg

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  3. TiuSo

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  4. Blakebird

    Blakebird r - u - n - n - o - f - t

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    I've replaced many seats on KTM's and Husky's over the years with Seat Concepts, but so far on the LR it's been fine, and that includes a 600 mile trek in one shot.

    I suspect my early clutch slave failure (on that 600 mile ride home from purchase) was due to the bike sitting a while in a warehouse and the o-ring dried out - though it would likely have failed at some point.
    So far, the Brembo parts that replaced the oem Magura parts have worked fine and there's hope it will continue to be fine. The excellent dealer here was proactive and changed the oil and filter when it was in for the clutch slave - I mentioned it and they said they already did it while waiting for the parts for the clutch

    I've read a few posts in the other thread about notchy shifting, but mine has been like butter - a sweet gearbox. Maybe some folks have their chain adjusted too tight, pretty common if you're not a long time offroader with five decades of tinkering and tuning under your belt.
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  5. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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  6. Bamako

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    Just got back from an epic trip with my LR. Plan was to run from Baie Comeau QC, up 389 into Labrador to Goose Bay...well, we did that but were having too much fun so we kept going. Crossed Labrador, jumped the Ferry from Lanse-Au-Claire over to Newfoundland. Rode across Newfoundland. I've got a ton of epic photos but will keep it LR specific. The bike ran flawlessly for the entire trip and it pulled double duty of on and off road very well. After doing a trip like that I do have a list of a few more mods and tweaks I'm going to make to dial the bike in even more.

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  7. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    These are such beautiful motorcycles. Shame there’s no 2021.

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  8. TiuSo

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  9. TiuSo

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    Indeed they are! And they get you to places..
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  10. TiuSo

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  11. TiuSo

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    I have SAS delete (EU model, no charcoal canister), but the issue still exists. I simply drive a few km's with current selection (usually rear tank because I tend to empty the front first) and then I can switch to the front without problems. Mine is going to the dealer to warranty work on front tank, I have never seen a warning light for front tank. Also they will change the stupid switch, and I want to put it on tower, not on the bar..
  12. GeorgeD

    GeorgeD Been here awhile

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  13. GeorgeD

    GeorgeD Been here awhile

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    Thanks for commenting. Good to know!
    For me as said the opposite: the indication for the front tank works but not for the rear (rear worked only 2-3 times in the beginning).
    Please let me know what replacement parts they are going to use/used for the repair (any wiring harness or only the fuel sensor).

    Regarding the switch: I clean mine very often. However I asked my dealer and will order an extra one for me (by the way it costs the switch along with the wire harness: 120 euro. Is one article number the whole assembly).
    I am planning to remove the OEM switch and install a toggle switch (2 positions ON/ON). Will get back with info regarding my modification.
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  14. docwyte

    docwyte Long timer

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    I’m not sure I’d call them beautiful, the “wings” on the front tank are really awkward looking
  15. AdamChandler

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    I finally hit 600 miles so did the first oil change….

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    Technically it’s my 2nd oil change. First oil change was done with Dino-oil at 10 miles on the odometer when I installed the Rekluse and now that we’re at 700 miles (oops but didn’t realize until I was well into a long riding day), it’s Time to go full synthetic. I hope that quiets up the chain clatter a bit. It’s a pretty loud motor so we’ll see.
  16. Jan from Finland

    Jan from Finland Long timer

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    Should we apply some Red Bull decals on it?
  17. AdamChandler

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    Took the LR and 690 out for a day of off roading. 130 or so miles total:

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  18. chanjahops

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    Might as well keep the porn flowing...
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  19. Psionic79

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    i second that!
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  20. AdamChandler

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    ...now that most of us have some miles, what tires did you go with and why? I'm going to convert to tubeless setup and am partial to MOTOZ given how long they last and they're very hard tires so you can air them down a bit without really much flex at all.

    Tire for me needs:
    1. 25% highway miles
    2. Longer than 3,000 miles of tread w/ a Mosko Reckless 80
    3. Good in varying terrain (think TAT / long grated gravel roads)