Husqvarna 701 Rally build

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  1. Ni3ous

    Ni3ous Double Axle Rider

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    Before I bought H701 I knew there are quite a few companies that offer various fairings to make H701 more appropriate for adventure travelling or even for real rally racing.

    When I ordered H701 2018 model I immediately went deeper in to investigation on all details and tried to learn as much as possible from every fabricating company available on the market. I knew that for most of them there is some waiting time for delivery so I wanted to decide soon and make an order soon, not to wait for the kit for too long.

    After comparison I realised that the only real deal for me design vise is RFR screen look and since I am attending this years Hellas Rally I knew i need to get the best product on the market and not just one of the cheaper ones or ones which towers are not really designed to carry all that heavy rally navigation gear. I need something that can take 50 000 km of abuse without sweat.

    Taking those facts in to account I removed from the equation Rade Garage, Nomad ADV and MST.
    So on my short list ended KIT690(701), Omega and Aurora. But no one from them is offering what I really need. And I don't need full Rally Replica. Those fuel tanks are too big for my needs, the weight is unnecessary high and the bike gets too wide. I was in a difficult position. What to do... what to do...

    Been in contact with the companies, but RFR screens were in back order all over the world. Waiting time can be half year or even more. But there was one company with RFR screens on stock and that company was promising to build a unique bike. No build was done like that before. An ability to get FRF parts, RFR looks which I love, a tower that seems to be bulletproof and designed to carry the weight of full rally navigation. There seemed to be an option to keep the bike light, not too heavy and wide with those big RFR fuel tanks and the design that gives the look of the bike like a complete 701 design and not just some addittional panels next to original radiator shrouds.

    This cought my attention...

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    To be continued...

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    Apparently the garage has been tested on the Hellas.
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  3. Ni3ous

    Ni3ous Double Axle Rider

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    So after contacting the company and after few emails I ordered parts. Meanwhile there was also Africa Eco Race and Dakar, which makes this complany very busy times during the events, since their parts are used on some of the toughest rallyes of the world.

    First parts arrived:

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    Tower comes assembled, so no worries with that!
    Having in back of your mind that maybe something is not assebled properly is history since Aurora puts all bits and pieces together for you on a way its designed to be.

    All parts are on extremely high quality level as I expected.

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    Spider clamp attachment system is probably the best solution there is on the market to keep the tower with all the weight in place.
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    Company made tests with 3 axis accelerometers and G force with general hard use can go up to 15 - 20G.
    So imagine the load on 5 kg front fairing! The load on materials when taking hits at high speeds is going up to 100 kilos. Add 3-4 kilos of rally navigation gear (2xICO, RB holder...) and the load can go close to 200 kilos! So attachment system in my opinion is really important.

    At the moment I am also waiting to receive accelerometer to test G-forces on the tower on motocross track. Curious what the results will be.

    Having strong as possible lights is very important for me, since I often ride in the dark. I decided to upgrade to Baja Squadron Pro and HID Morimoto Japan.

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  4. Ni3ous

    Ni3ous Double Axle Rider

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    While I was waitng for the tower to arrive I ordered F2R Rally Navigation Pro bundle to use for rallying.
    Parts were ready to be assembled on the Aurora tower.

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    I decided to use RB750, since it has double gearing, so less chance to fail.
    ICO Rally Max and Rally Max G, aditional remote control that combines ICO and RB contol on one unit.

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    I mounted parts on Aurora back plate which is good quality and all fits perfectly.

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    I use Loctite on every bolt I can. (here lots of it due to taking photos with one hand and repeating the process)
    Rally gear is mounted on rubber dampers to lower the stress on the parts and brackets/holders.

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  5. Ni3ous

    Ni3ous Double Axle Rider

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    When tower was ready, I started to work on the bike.

    At first all those cables seemed like a dead end...
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    But it pays of later if you mark all of them before putting them apart.
    After removeing black plastic behind the cables, you can start attaching the tower.
    I had to cut black plastic on two spots to remove it from the bike.

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    Than assembling begins! Wohooo! Looking sweet so far!
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    sub'd so hard.
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    And then there was nothing...
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  9. Ni3ous

    Ni3ous Double Axle Rider

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    Ok, guys, sorry for late reply on this one. Its been crazy, for the last few months...

    Lets continue.

    Since I am also adding rally navi gear there is a lot more with wiring to do. But I managed to sort it out quite fast. Without rally navi cabling this would be a simple plug & play task. Lights are working!

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    There is quite some fine tuning if you want to do rally cabling right for good. It takes some testing on rides to make it all work regarding the routing not to damage the cables on long term.



    I made a before and after test of the lights and the difference is huge.
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    Quite a difference already in the general apearance of the bike:

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  10. Ni3ous

    Ni3ous Double Axle Rider

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    Here some shots of the build .
    Tower finished, rally navi gear installed, all wiring done. Only sensor and brake cables here are not yet on final position.


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    Before adding decals:
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    And after I added all the custom made graphics.
    Moto Pro Works did a great job implementing all my ideas, wishes and colour scheme.
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  11. Ni3ous

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    Soon as I could I went on a motocross track and rode the hell out of it. Partly to test every bit and partly to train for the coming Hellas Rally.
    I was on a motocross track twice week doing some serious amount of laps...
    The kit needed no attention what so ever. The build quality of the kit and attention to details is above my expectations, really.

    Bike feels great!
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  12. Ni3ous

    Ni3ous Double Axle Rider

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    Some photoshooting for national motorcycle magazine and other places... there was a lot of interest of this bike.
    I can see that in practice also. Almost every time I go on a ride, people stop and ask about the bike and take pictures.

    Its a beauty!
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  13. Michhub

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    Looks fantastic! What are your plans for the exhaust????

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