Husqvarna 701 Super Moto and Enduro!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Dozer720, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. sjh

    sjh Adventurer

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    I'm still new to my 701, at ~450 miles in a week or so. I'm a little over the intended rider weight (by "little" i mean ~15kg ) so I'm going to swap the rear spring to get the ride height right & planning on softening the front a bit for a less harshness, but other than that it feels ace to my novice hands :) Certainly a hell of a lot better than the DRZ i had!

    If the sidestand has been shortened however i don't think the previous one could have stood up on flat ground!
  2. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    @rjnutt Rob has flex bars and hand guards
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  3. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    fixed that for you. :deal
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  4. Oetker

    Oetker Been here awhile

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    For the enduro the part number has changed but the length isn't part of the description, for the SM it is: 306 vs 275mm.
  5. Requiem84

    Requiem84 Riding around the world @gravelforbreakfast.com

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    If I like softly sprung bikes, and if I like to ride on mostly on not relatively easy gravel tracks (with a lot of washboard shit :(), I'd guess the Explorer forks would fit me better out of the box?
  6. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    If the speedo on the 701 fails due to moisture, is a OEM replacement plug and play or, aside from resetting the odometer, do I need to take it to a dealer to get it to work? Also, does the bike still run if it fails? Any fixes to keep moisture out in the first place?
  7. Folxam

    Folxam Been here awhile

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    OEM speedo is the plug and also the play.

    Bike runs fine, does not care the slightest.

    Disassemble, put some sort of goop around the edges, reassemble, profit.
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  8. justlookin

    justlookin Been here awhile Supporter

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    If you are proactive and can keep unit from leaking you will have an accurate odometer. When mine failed the dealer told me the odometer would be set at 0000 and could not be adjusted.
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  9. Kiwirich

    Kiwirich Been here awhile Supporter

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    Hey GalacticGS
    I went with the Adventure bend and a GPR submount.
    I wentvwith HDB Handguards mainly for the mirrors.
    41mm of rise.
    Absolutely awesome

    Kiwirich
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  10. MarkV

    MarkV Been here awhile

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    Seems it was '16's & early '17's that were impacted before husky caught on. Rode the bike for four weeks waiting on a replacement after the original failed. Very easy to swap; to access only 3 screws hold the fairing in place & two screws hold the unit in place. I took my soggy unit to the dealer and swapped it out for fresh one. Just keep track of the mileage, my dealer already does. You'll have to reset the front tire diameter in cm & the clock but that's it.
  11. Tired Oil

    Tired Oil Been here awhile

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    Hi guys! I'm back!

    This morning when I was trying to start my 701 in the driveway, the clutch slave cylinder literally exploded and I almost did an involuntary wheelie as the clutch slammed shut.

    I am well aware that the stock slave is the achilles heel of the bike, that there are lots of failures. Mine was already replaced under warranty last year. I was going to swap it for an aftermarket part later, but I put it off. Bad decision. Fortunately I still have warranty until April so they get to pay for it again. I wonder how much money this is costing them across all bikes in the field.

    I called Husqvarna Mobility to get the bike towed to a service station. The friendly lady in the call center asked if it was correct that I own a "701 Eduardo". Clearly they have highly trained and experienced staff.

    Oh and Husqvarna Mobility is estimating over two hours to come and pick up my bike from a suburban drive way on a weekday morning. I wonder how long I'd have to wait if I was out on a trail somewhere on Sunday. But this is a detail.
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  12. Salzig

    Salzig Long timer

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    Only wanted to show off my new bike lift :D

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  13. mtntrails

    mtntrails Life is Short... Supporter

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    Nice lift - who makes it?
  14. Salzig

    Salzig Long timer

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    Italian branded (Fervi) but made in PRC.
  15. ThuleSwe

    ThuleSwe Adventurer

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    Does anyone know if Husqvarna has a fix for this problem, heard something about new o-rings etc ??
  16. new2adv

    new2adv Converting gas into wheelies since 1974

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    From reading the various postings on the topic, it seems their “fix” consists of replacing it with another cylinder of the exact same design, leading to another failure a few months down the road.

    What was it Einstein said? Something like “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results”...
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  17. tft

    tft Spends to much time on advrider. Supporter

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    Is there and aftermarket fix?
  18. SATEX

    SATEX Long timer

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    I'm keeping my 2016. I really like it, but it already has more technology on it than I want .... for the way I use it. To each his own.
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  19. SuzyMoto

    SuzyMoto Flying up to Sky

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    Which year is your 701? I've heard from 2018 owners a lot, but I haven't seen posts from 2017 owners yet...same to Husqvarna 500s.
  20. GlennR

    GlennR Chasin' my tail

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    Has anybody been injured by the faulty clutches?