Husqvarna 701 Super Moto and Enduro!

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  1. Doc Sarvis

    Doc Sarvis Advent-ia before dementia Supporter

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    I run the Flexx's really soft (yellow rebound with blue compression) with Cycras with the BRB dogbone link to get back to the bar pivot. You get used to it in a matter of minutes and it feels like an extra inch of fork travel. Wish HDB offered a pure solution for these bars.
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  2. Outtomunch

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    Converting a 701 Enduro to Supermoto............

    I thought I'd share some knowledge here and give thanks to an inmate on here (Ian Chappell).

    The following applies to an EU 2021 bike ie with the new dash and electronics.

    Over the years I've converted many bikes over to SM trim so when I bought myself a new 701 Enduro earlier this year an SM conversion was always in the mix.

    I sourced a second hand set of Husky SM wheels, cut away the fork protectors (for the wider front wheel) and fitted a shorter Husky SM stand (which is left on with the Enduro wheels and is much better than stock). Stock Enduro front sprocket and a 42 on the rear (I may go to 43, not yet decided.......). Stock chain for both wheels, just change the adjuster blocks around.

    Every SM conversion I've done I've fitted a 320mm disc and had to get a spacer bracket for the calliper. The 701 has a 300mm disc and because I couldn't source an off the shelf spacer I thought I'd try with the 300m disc before getting a spacer made for me....... The 300mm disc is absolutely fine so need need to fit a 320mm disc (apart, I guess, for looks......).

    The biggest issue has been losing ABS, TC and the speedo being out with the 17" wheels. The speedo I can live with but I would like ABS and TC. The old trick of reprogramming the dash doesn't work on the new dash models. I'm guessing you can 'switch' the EMS somehow but was unable to find out how........so, after asking on here, I was pointed in the direction of Ian who makes custom ABS rings for the big KTMs.

    Ian couldn't have been more helpful so big thanks from me Ian.
    We first tried just a front ring as the rear ring has recessed bolt holes to clear the calliper so is harder to manufacture. The front ring gave me a very accurate speed reading but actually made things worse as it threw up all the usual warnings as will as kicking in TC on Map 1 above 1/4 throttle.
    Ian then came up with a beautiful (but tricky) solution to the dished rear ring by carefully tack welding on spacers to the back of the ring.

    Job done, both rings fitted, everything works perfectly and I now have a wonderful, mental SM as well as perfect, for me, off road bike ~ very happy :clap

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  3. Jan from Finland

    Jan from Finland Been here awhile

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    O-rings fell back to the groove?
  4. Jan from Finland

    Jan from Finland Been here awhile

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    If I had the same error three times in a week, I would check if there really is an issue with that sensor.
    After having the 640 Adv for 20 years, I am not yet ready to sign that. :lol3
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  5. dstutz

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    The factory radiator hose clamps. How does one get those off? I assume some special tool and are they even reusable or just switch to a hose clamp?

    "VARIABLE ONE-EAR CLAMP 33,1MM 00050331706"

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  6. smdub

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    Thats probably an Oetiker clamp. One time use. Just use wire cutters on the protruded loop part. Better than almost any hose clamp (they expand/contract over temp and keep a constant force as the rubber hose 'flows' out under aging.) Though I haven't noticed them in the cooling system I know they are on the fuel system.
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  7. NoelJ

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    Pop open with a small screwdriver; one-time use. You can replace them with a hose clamp although they are slightly superior. Amazon sells kits of them, the tool is also there, and is identical the ones HD and Lowes sells for PEX piping.
  8. Honda Rider

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    Clueless why it started working again but sure enough, the oring (x-ring???) is torn.

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  9. Pooz

    Pooz Been here awhile

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    For sure. Especially when you travel and that NO reseller can give you an appointment within 2 weeks.

    The 640 I have shows 42.000 km on the speedo. Suspension is still working, motor is still the original one, etc. And I'm not sure you will keep the Husky 20 years. Mine for sure not...
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  10. el_heinzo

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    Let‘s get dirty :wings

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  11. pizza_party

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    I've been lusting over this bike, but the rational part of me is keeping me from owning one. I've got zero dual sport experience, a few years of street experience, but want to pick one up. For context, no single track in the near future, just dirt roads, jeep roads, that kind of thing.

    Part of me says get something like a DR650 and learn skills on that, but the price on those (and lots of used motorcycles, really) lately have been insane. The other part of me just wants to spend a few more grand on a 701 and have something I can keep indefinitely. I'm not worried about the height, as I'm pretty tall myself at 6'4". I'm not really worried about dropping it as a new off-road rider, because that's inevitable anyway. I'm mostly worried about not developing fundamental skills if I go right for this bike.

    Should I stay rational, or just pull the trigger?
  12. Todd157k

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    Buy it nice, or buy it twice. You pick.

    I've had both and while the DR650 can be set up well, it just never makes a good dirt bike. We did the COBDR on it and it did fine. When we hit the hwy, it was pretty tough to keep up the 70-75 mph traffic (bike loaded and 2up). We did the AZBDR on the 701. The DR would have been a real handful on that one.
  13. playinatwork

    playinatwork Been here awhile

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    6F0B682C-06CE-4997-9296-AAF9AFD76616.jpeg Spent the weekend on the Tour De Coalfields with my 701. 484 miles in 2 days of mixed asphalt, dirt, and rock gardens. I can't think of a better bike for what we did. I highly recommend this bike and route, just watch out for the slime monster.
  14. Doc Sarvis

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    Noting white goo in pic.....

    Guy takes his 701 to the dealer for a slave cylinder failure. Mechanic tells him he will look at during lunch. Guy comes back and says to the mechanic "blown seal"? Mechanic wipes his lips and replies "Nah just a little too much mayo on my sandwich"
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  15. NoelJ

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    You fucked that up completely. It's an Eskimo that goes to town, drops off his sled, kills time by getting an ice cream cone, returns to mechanic who says "you've blown a seal". It's one of my top five favorite jokes. Even 90 year-old ladies laugh at it. It's a sacred joke and can't be messed with.
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  16. Doc Sarvis

    Doc Sarvis Advent-ia before dementia Supporter

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    Ha!- I apologize to the gods of humor but want some credit for trying to keep it on topic. Tied to the whipping post now.
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  17. Honda Rider

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    Haha. Or...

    Is that grease or are you just excited to see me?
  18. ktmrandy

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    Guglatech air filter
    I just turned over 10,000 miles and am getting ready for the IDBDR. I checked my Guglatech filter I cleaned at 5000 miles and even though it did not need to be cleaned I cleaned it any way to be ready for another 3000 mile trip. This filter has really worked out well for me. I ride by myself so maybe I don't get as much dust as others but to be able to go 5000 miles between cleanings while riding the BDRs is sure nice.
  19. smackyface

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    I went straight on to a 690 with very limited dirt experience and I have no regrets. These bikes are perfect for the riding you’re describing. Some things to be ready for:
    • I’m 6’6” and it’s not fantastic over about 75mph or in a crosswind, but it works. I run the OEM touring windshield and a cheap spoiler from Amazon and it’s a huge improvement, but long freeway trips are still not ideal.
    • The bike is tall but the distance from pegs to seat is not. I run Pivot Pegz in the low position with a tall Seat Concepts seat and my knee angle is still fairly steep but comfortable enough for me. Before those upgrades it was very cramped.
    • 2” Rox risers were necessary for me. Before I got them I had a nagging shoulder pain after long days in the saddle and I couldn’t counterlean the bike far enough in turns.
    • Depending on your shin length, gripping the bike with your knees when standing might be uncomfortable on the stock seat. When I pinch the bike my knees are above the stock seat, which puts my shin bones against the hard plastic corner just below the seat. It sucks. Dedicated knee armor and a taller seat helped, but Steg Pegz were the real fix.
    • The suspension can’t be adjusted enough to accommodate heavy riders. I’m 240 pounds and had serious problems, especially with the forks. The money I spent on a full rebuild was the best I’ve spent on the bike. It’s like a different machine now.
    • You will fall desperately in love with it and shower it with love and money. People will see you hugging it and think you’ve lost your marbles
    Good luck in your choice and feel free to DM me if you have any questions!
  20. 2aRover

    2aRover Been here awhile Supporter

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    Pull the trigger. I'm a dirt noob, 5'8" and a 30" inseam, and this is my first dirt bike. I did the IDBDR on it this summer, and a few days outside St. George in 2019 (Toroweep Overlook, etc.) and lived. I had ridden a KLX230 in a class once, but that was my sole prior dirt experience. Some friends have 701's, which helped inform my decision. A key requirement was the ability to pick it up solo when I dropped it, and I have certainly done that. It's tall initially, but it's much shorter when you get your weight on it and compress the suspension. It's fast, fun, and forgiving. If you're short and you put a duffel or something on the seat or tail rack, you'll have to learn to do rolling starts. It's a fine machine.
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