Husqvarna 701 Super Moto and Enduro!

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

  1. HBSURFDAD

    HBSURFDAD Oops, Sorry Supporter

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    Going to the Pahrump Noobs rally Tomorrow thru Sunday morning. BIG ride planned for Friday all day. Other than that I just want to do a night ride to test my cool new light.

    On my cul-de-sac the light made my wife say "wow" after I showed her the before and after with the "C" and the Moto Minded. And I have the double bright "C" set up as a starting point.
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  2. duggram

    duggram Sunrise Bahia de LA Supporter

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    Thank you for posting. That is so cool. If I had the money I'd do that too. I'm just happy keeping my 2 bikes and a Jeep going.
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  3. hardhat

    hardhat Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    So, does the water in the outhouse really go counter- (or, as you would say) anti-clockwise?

    in a more serious vein... given all the weight you've added, what did you do to the suspension? Did you change springs? mod compression? (and yes, it looks totally badass!)

    thanks
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  4. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Tall windscreen might be in the way and the ABS shrouds are a little bit delicate if you're riding a 701 like a dirtbike, but mine is more dualsport / lightweight ADV-oriented, so from my perspective the main thing Aurora rally lite kit adds is $$$ - other than that, it's pretty much all upsides. Dimitri told me he's working on having some composite side panels made and that ought to help with droppability!
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  5. Norty01

    Norty01 Occupant

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    What brand tail rack you have there? I gotta get a pack about the same size as you, too.
  6. Kiwirich

    Kiwirich Been here awhile Supporter

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    The nett weight gain with the kit is only about 5kgs.
    Lots of stuff stripped off
    rear suspension is new spring , xtrig preload adjuster and revavle.
    Front suspension is new springs and change to open circuit damping.
    Transformed the ride completely.
    With the front tanks full, it's certainly more planted .
    But you can still lift the front at will.

    Kiwirich
  7. Kiwirich

    Kiwirich Been here awhile Supporter

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    The tail and side racks are from Barret engineering here in Australia.
    Solid stuff.
    I've focused on longevity instead of weight saving.
    I can't afford to have stuff fail 1000 kms from assistance.
    Also run the standard airbox with a foam filter and it's had a remap to Evo1 specs
    Luggage is Moskomoto R80.
    Absolutely excellent stuff.

    Kiwirich
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  8. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    anyone running fastway handguards? I don't want to do the dash relocation with the highway dirt bikes set up
  9. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    dam I just put together a 2000$ wish list on rotwellers site. thats not including sumo wheels and lighting.

    anyone running the yoshimura can? what has to happen with the tail light and plate holder to clear it?
  10. c5ip

    c5ip Adventurer

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    Have them but run with a Rade tower. Attached some pics so you get some idea of what they look like in the bike

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  11. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    Thanks. Think they obstruct the stock dash?
  12. Tyestick

    Tyestick Hooligan at heart

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    @Chillis is running it. He seems to be happy with it.
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  13. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Just install it and enjoy.

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  14. Yukon Ho!

    Yukon Ho! We can go ANYWHERE! Supporter

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    I put the Lynx R on my 2017 701 the year I bought it.
    I also had an earlier Lynx on my 2007 BMW G650 XCountry.
    The LED light output is really fantastic.
    The GPS mount high is also fantastic, closer to my aging eyes than a stem-mounted fairing can do.
    I did move the instruments and indicators up into an HDB "bucket", photo below.
    I basically never raise the windscreen at all, stays down always.
    I don't do 500 mile days on the 701 (have an R1200RT for that).
    I don't notice the steering weight but then I only ride gravel logging roads, no gnarly single-track or sand.

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  15. Zepphead

    Zepphead Ride,explore,camp Supporter

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    @Yukon Ho! @ktmrandy @Chillis@jonz

    Thanks to all for insight and experience!
    Exactly what makes this thread so great and the Advrider forum such a resource!

    Many thanks , Zepphead
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  16. sati8d

    sati8d REALLY?? Eh! Oh! ca va pas non??? Supporter

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    I installed the RG F4 fairing and am not happy with light refraction at night.
    The whole lower bowl lights up and the upper lip of the shield glows.
    Wish I had taken a picture.

    Did I install it wrong? Too much light behind the light
  17. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    @chasejj s few years back in this thread you said “upgrade-itis” :imaposer

    I might have that I am madly making wish lists with no seat time lol.
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  18. mtntrails

    mtntrails Life is Short... Supporter

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    I have had the same issue with my Madstad shield - was able to fix it with flat black vinyl wrap on the lower half of the shield and flat black paint on the lower edges. The edges were very smooth, so I lightly sanded the edges before applying the paint. I used Rustoleum flat black paint.

    Looking at the Rade fairing, it looks like there is a separate cover for the lights. You may want to carefully paint all of the outer edges with flat black paint. As well, paint the inner edges of the windscreen surrounding the light cover.

    I have a Rade tank on my 701. I called Rade with some questions prior to the install. They were very helpful. They may have some alternative suggestions for you regarding the light refraction.
  19. tomasv

    tomasv Check the Czech!

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    Post a picture - you need to make sure the shield sits above and around the blue/ orange tubes. In addition, you should put the new stickers that R/G includes on the inside of the integrated shield to limit the amount of light that goes into the actual windshield.

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  20. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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    ^^^^^exactly, same here.