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Title: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: BuRP on April 03, 2018, 10:35:37 am
At Runner's shop I recently saw a Husky 701, complete with a few very nice accessories.
I'm no Katoom fan but this is a bike I could like - but dunno a thing about it!

Pls tell me about any flaws or potential flaws?

Ditto reliability, what may break and what needs special attention?
Read a little, some valve rocker thing, clutch.... electrically, is it reliable?

What range may be expected with the std tank, and which tank(s) are bets to increase the range?
I know about a 5.5L tank which replaces the std airbox but found them with 2 different airfilters, TwinAir & K&N, the latter definitely not for me.
But, those 'wing'-tanks, expensive btw, do they last if you drop it?

The narrow seat some may have replaced by a more 'tolerant' SeatConcepts one?
If so, how is it?


701-novice here, will appreciate some comments!
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on April 03, 2018, 12:15:02 pm


Quote from: BuRP on Today at 10:35:37 am (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=222660.msg4031908#msg4031908)>
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on April 03, 2018, 12:16:20 pm
The K&N-filtered RADE tank has been REPLACED with the Twin-Air, which is a better system, so they are not old side-by-side; the one REPLACES the other.We stock/supply, for both 701 and 690, as well as 950/990 WITHOUT ABS module fitted.We feel since it does not place weight around the front wheel, and CENTRALIZES the weight, it is a good option, and safe from damage in a fall.(old pic of K&N here, but you get the idea...)Chris & Team
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: aka.Goliath on April 03, 2018, 05:55:34 pm
You have a picture there of the Twin Air setup?
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: BuRP on April 03, 2018, 07:06:52 pm
Thanks Chris,

that looks like the German setup I saw - with TwinAir filter.

Anyone knows if the gearbox-ration of the 701 is different than the 690, the latter allegedly too close ratios?
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Crop Sprang on April 03, 2018, 11:21:24 pm
I have just got a 2018 701....incredible bike
Fitted rade aux tank, rade screen, seat concept 20mm high seat, Perun rack, cycra hand guards and ast bashplate
It is fantastic in all situations...muddy midlands tracks, gravel highways and on tar
Goes like stink......components and build outstanding.....light as a feather....very little vibration with the new dual balancer motor
Looking forward to a long ride soon.....maybe Swaziland tracks
Have always wanted a lighter adventure bike that allows me the peace of mind when attempting testing tracks
I think I have found nirvana !
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Hennie on April 04, 2018, 08:34:50 am
Baie geluk.

Nou gooi dan foto's man
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Crop Sprang on April 04, 2018, 09:05:29 am
some pics
twin air filter has replaced the k+n setup from rade for the aux tank
am getting 25k's to the litre so that now totals +/- 19 litres = 475km range
the wings exhaust was the first thing I did...the oem zorst was very very hot...
the rade screen includes the tower which allowed me to fix my old touratech gps mount....that thing works well...also brings bikes dash up and into view.....
the seat concepts is just the cover...20mm higher and it makes a huge difference to my disappearing middle aged rump....did a 3 hour stint on the old seat....it was kak...this one no issues
the AST bashplate ordered directly from the maker in france....great service....good price.....8mm plastic and fits perfectly...as tough as nails
cycra pro bend handguards are solid...my hands are my profession......click click click
waiting for lower wider footpegs
may consider rallye moto damper and folding mirrors but that is for the future
it is not a cheap build but a thing of beauty in my eyes and the ride is just amazing
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: BuRP on April 04, 2018, 09:35:35 am
Crop Sprang,

Congrats!
I'm reading around on the net. It would seem that this bike, quite like the 690, is
- geared high (someone said for environmental reasons, not impossible) however a larger rear sprocket seems to solve that,
- in technical stuff first gear is way too high, so one has to ride the clutch if the going gets slow.
Basically it would seem that this bike hasn't got the 'W'ide-ratio gearbox i.e it is missing a short first gear - is this true?

Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Kortbroek on April 04, 2018, 09:44:43 am
I am reading here with interest as well.

I've realised lately that no matter how I look at it, the XRR's are getting long in the tooth and their maintenance requirements show it.  :'(

Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Crop Sprang on April 04, 2018, 09:47:26 am
Hi Burp

thx
to be honest I do not know much about these kinds of things....
i am still getting used to it
did my own slow race on lawn at the weekend though.....trying to remember how to ride after a couple of years out
it seems to be good for me
i did find myself looking for another gear up at times when speeding along.....perhaps that is the thumper motor character
will be watching for more intelligent responses to your question
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: iamgigglz on April 04, 2018, 10:14:47 am
i did find myself looking for another gear up at times when speeding along.....perhaps that is the thumper motor character

This interests me - I have "severe" mechanical sympathy and really don't like the idea of a thumper screaming away at highway speeds.
What kind of speeds were you doing when you started looking for a 7th cog?
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Crop Sprang on April 04, 2018, 10:22:21 am
probably in the 120-130 region
perhaps just a muscle memory throwback to the days of the 990
learning to go easier in the 'need for speed' category
at 100 it feels a little vibey
at 110 it pretty smooth
at 120 it feels just right
getting past the hyndai's sitting at 120 ish is when the foot looks for the next gear up
but when it's not there just turn the throttle and away we go
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Dwerg on April 04, 2018, 10:24:16 am
Crop Sprang,

Congrats!
I'm reading around on the net. It would seem that this bike, quite like the 690, is
- geared high (someone said for environmental reasons, not impossible) however a larger rear sprocket seems to solve that,
- in technical stuff first gear is way too high, so one has to ride the clutch if the going gets slow.
Basically it would seem that this bike hasn't got the 'W'ide-ratio gearbox i.e it is missing a short first gear - is this true?

The clutch is super soft and feathering with 1 finger is no problem. How much of your riding is so technical to make that even a consideration?
I've got one tooth up on the rear but it doesn't make a massive difference in slow stuff.

i did find myself looking for another gear up at times when speeding along.....perhaps that is the thumper motor character

This interests me - I have "severe" mechanical sympathy and really don't like the idea of a thumper screaming away at highway speeds.
What kind of speeds were you doing when you started looking for a 7th cog?

I've read this so many times. The motor is happy to rev, it's just rider conditioning that's the issue. I've ridden mine at 140-150 for extended periods when I still had the rally kit. Stock form it's too uncomfortable to ride at those speeds for long. Stock gearing it runs into the limiter at 179 GPS and I've had it up to that on tar too. I think with stock gearing it runs at 6000 revs at 140-145 and it will do that all day long.

This is 690 by the way. I think the 701 red lines even higher
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Dwerg on April 04, 2018, 10:29:39 am
That said I also try and do an oil service or two in between scheduled services. I wouldn't ride it like that for 10 000km intervals.
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Xpat on April 04, 2018, 10:44:05 am
I have 690, but 701 is more or less the same, the main difference being suspension. And on newest 701 different dngine with two balancers.

Yes, the gearbox is close ratio snd takes some time to get used to, especially if you are used to classic thumpers, or twins. But once you get used to it and find the sprockets that suit you, it is non issue. The jey difference with this engine compared to normal thumpers is that it is short stroke engine and hence much happier to rev higher, ehere one usually doesnt want to go on long stroke dngine. I have a lot of mech sympathy, but have no problem reving 690 higher than usual, as it feels perfectly at home there.
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: BuRP on April 04, 2018, 03:00:15 pm
The clutch is super soft and feathering with 1 finger is no problem.

I never meant any clutch-clumsiness, I have a problem using the clutch to reduce speed on a powerful bike, and this is one: it'll wear quick or may burn, not for me. A 2stroke is rather different here, no problem.

How much of your riding is so technical to make that even a consideration?

No idea, but when one wants/needs to do it then such must be possible - and if it's not then that IS a consideration!
And, as 'travelling' is my main aim, i.e tar also, then dropping the gearing a lot ain't an option either.
If it is true that the new 2018 still has a close-ratio gearbox then that's a dealbreaker for me - and Kortbroek, this is the same for our XR650R, never mind that that's only a 5-speed, the first is too long.
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: BuRP on April 04, 2018, 03:05:31 pm
did my own slow race on lawn at the weekend

Excellent CS, so, in first at idle, is the speed a slow pedestrian pace or is that a bit/a lot quicker?
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Buff on April 04, 2018, 03:28:32 pm
First gear is long but certainly not prohibitively so. I have 3 sets of front sprockets for my 690 and swop them out depending on what I'm doing with the bike.

Standard - every day riding and commuting
1 tooth down - riding cameramen around on mtb events or blasting around the local sand quarry
1 tooth up - Longer trips involving higher speeds
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Amsterdam on April 04, 2018, 05:14:46 pm
I have just gone one tooth down in the front to make tricky stuff slightly easier.  I don't bother to change it for longer trips but on long trips I travel quite slowly when I am on my own (100-105).  But if everyone else tootles along at 140-ish then it is no issue either and I have the 2016.  The 2017-18 has another 1000 RPM on top of it.

Now, if the gear ratios really bother you and you have a bit of spare cash (R 37,000 ex UK) then this is the upgrade you need to make and you will have bragging rights in these discussions -
http://www.novaracing.co.uk/ProductKTM690WRGearset.html

Quote:
A full wide ratio gearset for the KTM 690 with undercut dogs for fast, accurate gear changes and positive retention.

These gears transform the bike into a truly go anywhere machine, with a low 1st gear to tackle the steepest terrain, and a tall top to keep the revs down on the open road!

We supply the fully assembled input and output shafts ready to fit.

Following feedback from our long term test rider Lyndon Poskitt (races-to-places), we made a slight change to 1st and 6th gears and improved engagement design to give slick shifting in the harshest conditions.
Unquote
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Crop Sprang on April 04, 2018, 05:30:11 pm
I have just gone one tooth down in the front to make tricky stuff slightly easier.  I don't bother to change it for longer trips but on long trips I travel quite slowly when I am on my own (100-105).  But if everyone else tootles along at 140-ish then it is no issue either and I have the 2016.  The 2017-18 has another 1000 RPM on top of it.

Now, if the gear ratios really bother you and you have a bit of spare cash (R 37,000 ex UK) then this is the upgrade you need to make and you will have bragging rights in these discussions -
http://www.novaracing.co.uk/ProductKTM690WRGearset.html

Quote:
A full wide ratio gearset for the KTM 690 with undercut dogs for fast, accurate gear changes and positive retention.

These gears transform the bike into a truly go anywhere machine, with a low 1st gear to tackle the steepest terrain, and a tall top to keep the revs down on the open road!

We supply the fully assembled input and output shafts ready to fit.

Following feedback from our long term test rider Lyndon Poskitt (races-to-places), we made a slight change to 1st and 6th gears and improved engagement design to give slick shifting in the harshest conditions.
Unquote

Yo yo yo......the accessory to beat all accessories......note to self...sell 701 and buy this accessory.......
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Amsterdam on April 04, 2018, 05:37:50 pm
Yo yo yo......the accessory to beat all accessories......note to self...sell 701 and buy this accessory.......

Yes, that is the snag in this scheme.  And when you try to sell it someone will tell you that this reduces the value of the bike.
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Crop Sprang on April 04, 2018, 05:44:35 pm
 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
i don't think i will ever want to sell this bike
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: BuRP on April 04, 2018, 10:20:26 pm
Both Buff and Amsterdam (thx, nice link indeed although rather pricey) confirm what I was afraid for: the gear ratios aren't what they should be!
No doubt they'll be fine for SMing or Duke-ing but not really for "Enduro".... hence Husky themselves putting this bike into a one-only-bike class "Dual Sport", refer http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/za/enduro/
How difficult can it be for Husqvarna to put in the correct gears?
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Buff on April 05, 2018, 09:15:00 am
Neither the 690 or 701 will ever be an "enduro" bike, not in the true sense of the word anyway. Don't get hung up on that, the bike was never intended to compete with the 300 2T's.

I have however raced the 3 day Tankwa X-Country with my 690 with stock sprockets without any hassles... and many other riders have raced Offroads all over the country on them without issues. This bike is capable of far more than me... and you for that matter.
That's not meant as an insult, it's the reality of this beast. I've only ever seen 2 guys race a 690 to its full potential and that's @GJ  and Kobie van Breda and both are ex-SA offroad champions :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: BuRP on April 05, 2018, 01:07:08 pm
... and you for that matter.

Absolutely!
That's why I need that slow first - to be able to enjoy myself of course, because not getting over/through there aint fun.
Perhaps I should try to get a leg over it at some stage.... and now we wait for him who spots a pun  :P
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: w@nted on April 05, 2018, 02:47:32 pm
I picked up my 2018 701 yesterday. It is awesome.  :ricky:

No rev counter for exact revs, but that bike will ride at 140kph the whole day. Vibrations at 120/130kph are less than at 100kph for me. So ideal cruising speed. I have not played at very slow speeds in first gear yet, but like Dwerg mentioned, the clutch is as light as a feather.
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: w@nted on April 05, 2018, 02:48:50 pm
some pics
twin air filter has replaced the k+n setup from rade for the aux tank
am getting 25k's to the litre so that now totals +/- 19 litres = 475km range
the wings exhaust was the first thing I did...the oem zorst was very very hot...
the rade screen includes the tower which allowed me to fix my old touratech gps mount....that thing works well...also brings bikes dash up and into view.....
the seat concepts is just the cover...20mm higher and it makes a huge difference to my disappearing middle aged rump....did a 3 hour stint on the old seat....it was kak...this one no issues
the AST bashplate ordered directly from the maker in france....great service....good price.....8mm plastic and fits perfectly...as tough as nails
cycra pro bend handguards are solid...my hands are my profession......click click click
waiting for lower wider footpegs
may consider rallye moto damper and folding mirrors but that is for the future
it is not a cheap build but a thing of beauty in my eyes and the ride is just amazing

Did you remap the ecu after fitting the Rade tank and air filter? Where is the best place to have this done?
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Crop Sprang on April 05, 2018, 02:59:02 pm
no....have not done anything to it......did a lot of research....no mention of remapping
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Crop Sprang on April 05, 2018, 02:59:45 pm
I picked up my 2018 701 yesterday. It is awesome.  :ricky:

No rev counter for exact revs, but that bike will ride at 140kph the whole day. Vibrations at 120/130kph are less than at 100kph for me. So ideal cruising speed. I have not played at very slow speeds in first gear yet, but like Dwerg mentioned, the clutch is as light as a feather.

enjoy nirvana !!!!!
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: w@nted on April 05, 2018, 03:15:14 pm
no....have not done anything to it......did a lot of research....no mention of remapping

From what I have read, the bike runs a bit lean with the more "open" twin foam air filter and requires benefits from a remap. This remap is included in the acrapovic kit with the different airbox. The mechanic at Bikers warehouse was not aware, but on the facebook group many have recommended the Akra map...
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Crop Sprang on April 05, 2018, 04:16:44 pm
cool...will check that out and ask the dealer here about it...
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Dwerg on April 05, 2018, 04:54:39 pm
Acra map was for the pre 2014 690s. After that bikes couldnít be mapped. The 15 minute idle is supposed to sort the mapping out


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Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: aka.Goliath on April 06, 2018, 07:44:40 am
Acra map was for the pre 2014 690s. After that bikes couldnít be mapped. The 15 minute idle is supposed to sort the mapping out


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Not sure about that, I have a 2014 690 that has been remapped with the akro/evo mapping. It definitely makes a difference but only really needed if you have the Evo air box cover as well. In the case of the twin air filter it would definitely be a good idea.
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Dwerg on April 06, 2018, 08:02:30 am
That's just what I got off ADVRider. ECU was apparently changed on 2014 models. May have just been at that time and something came along after. Mine has had Akra and Evo box since day 1. Went back to stock pipe a while ago though
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Crop Sprang on April 06, 2018, 09:05:19 am
should I do the 15min process or not ?
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: BuRP on April 06, 2018, 10:10:42 am
Crop Sprang,

Pls explain what that is, a 15min thing?
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Dwerg on April 06, 2018, 10:24:41 am
Crop Sprang,

Pls explain what that is, a 15min thing?

From the 690 index found here  (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=132683.0)

"Problem: The FI system is prone to a lack of smoothness. Sometimes this is due to a lack of calibration or failure to re-calibrate after adjustments.
Fix: Anytime there are changes to the exhaust/intake/engine management systems, the bike benefits from a 15 min idle and a throttle adjustment.

The 15 minutes idle involves letting the bike idle for 15 minutes without ANY throttle input. After 15 minutes, turn off with key.

The throttle adjustment involves key'ing on, slowly opening throttle to full and slowly coming back to closed, then turn off with key.

For many people this has made things much better - it's not a panacea but the improvements can be significant.
Credit Bartron @ Advrider"
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Amsterdam on April 06, 2018, 10:51:05 am
... and you for that matter.

Absolutely!
That's why I need that slow first - to be able to enjoy myself of course, because not getting over/through there aint fun.
Perhaps I should try to get a leg over it at some stage.... and now we wait for him who spots a pun  :P

BuRP - I am in the happy hacker category myself.  Just dropping one tooth in the front helps a lot with the low speed stuff.  I have ridden some really gnarly uphill stuff with luggage on (both on my KTM 690 2014 and the Husky 701 2016).  The clutch has coped just fine.  And some of those rides definitely required quite a bit of clutch use.  Don't be too wary of it.  Try the bike and see if it is for you.
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: w@nted on April 06, 2018, 10:51:29 am
Crop Sprang,

Pls explain what that is, a 15min thing?

From the 690 index found here  (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=132683.0)

"Problem: The FI system is prone to a lack of smoothness. Sometimes this is due to a lack of calibration or failure to re-calibrate after adjustments.
Fix: Anytime there are changes to the exhaust/intake/engine management systems, the bike benefits from a 15 min idle and a throttle adjustment.

The 15 minutes idle involves letting the bike idle for 15 minutes without ANY throttle input. After 15 minutes, turn off with key.

The throttle adjustment involves key'ing on, slowly opening throttle to full and slowly coming back to closed, then turn off with key.

For many people this has made things much better - it's not a panacea but the improvements can be significant.
Credit Bartron @ Advrider"


Thanks Dwerg, will test this after installing the rade auxiliary tank and foam filters
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: BuRP on April 06, 2018, 05:38:37 pm
Dankie Dwerg,

leersaam.

Try the bike and see if it is for you.

How right you are...... and how difficult this will be done in practice, one of the drawback living in this small bike-market country I suppose.
I will try though, and you bet I'll let the outcome be known here  ;)
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Omninorm on April 07, 2018, 09:14:12 am
Acra map was for the pre 2014 690s. After that bikes couldnít be mapped. The 15 minute idle is supposed to sort the mapping out


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Can still be mapped but not by the software available freely on the net like they were done pre 2014.

@BuRP you are overthinking it. The gearing isnít a problem. Iíd like first to be a bit lower in real tough stuff but just feather the clutch. Yes, clutch might wear sooner but then just replace it.  ;)
Just want to note that Husqvarna is basically KTM. So if you are saying you are not a fan it must mean that you just donít like the color or a particular dealership. Older 701 has 690 enduro engine and frame etc new one has 690 Duke engine in with different suspension.
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: BuRP on April 08, 2018, 03:11:45 pm
... you are not a fan it must mean that you just donít like the color or a particular dealership

Nope, don't like that orange helicopter in Cape Town.
The bikes are good but costly, overly so, and they've become a bit more reliable over the years - which is important if you want to take them far away, not so much for the dirty weekenders.
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: BuRP on April 17, 2018, 10:58:46 am
Got one, running it in.
But my my my, what a shite gearbox, false neutrals everywhere.... why didn't you guys who own one mention this?
Also yes, first is loooong, will see how that goes offroad.
Suspension is stonehard too, will have to twiddle a few things.
But, it wheelies off the throttle in the low gears, and this is before opening it up, so not all's bad  ;)
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: w@nted on April 17, 2018, 12:40:07 pm
Got one, running it in.
But my my my, what a shite gearbox, false neutrals everywhere.... why didn't you guys who own one mention this?
Also yes, first is loooong, will see how that goes offroad.
Suspension is stonehard too, will have to twiddle a few things.
But, it wheelies off the throttle in the low gears, and this is before opening it up, so not all's bad  ;)

Congrats! What year model did you buy? Apparently there was a change made to some spring (will look for details) on the 2018 models to reduce/prevent false neutrals. I occasionally get a false neutral between 5th and 6th gear, but mostly due to clumsy shifting on my part. (2018 model). The spring kit/upgrade can be bought separately.
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Crop Sprang on April 17, 2018, 12:41:44 pm
also get false neutrals betwen 5 and 6......cause i are a kak rider !!!!
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: BuRP on April 17, 2018, 12:48:56 pm
Thanks W@nted,

that is good to know - and no, I'm no kark rider, geezz bru CS, surely you know what is normal and what's not?
This definitely is not, it is "twatwaffle" bad, it seriously needs to be addressed - which I will.

W@nted, if you can find out I'd appreciate!
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: w@nted on April 17, 2018, 12:58:46 pm
From advrider forum: "Screw it, did my own detective work. The shifting spring is the actual upgrade. The arm is just a selling point with a fancy bearing. The real shift action in the kit is the spring.

Looking at the fiche, the part number for the 2017 goes from 60034023000 to the upgraded 60034023100

I just ordered this part for.. wait for it... $2. Next oil change I'll put 'er in and verify with you inmates as to the efficacy of this expensive mod."

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/husqvarna-701-super-moto-and-enduro.1086621/page-755#post-33246746
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Crop Sprang on April 17, 2018, 01:37:52 pm
Thanks W@nted,

that is good to know - and no, I'm no kark rider, geezz bru CS, surely you know what is normal and what's not?
This definitely is not, it is "twatwaffle" bad, it seriously needs to be addressed - which I will.

W@nted, if you can find out I'd appreciate!

howzit BuRP

just like wanted i also get a false neutral from time to time....and thats because I am a kark rider !!!!!
i know what normal is....glad you deciphered the spring issue...looking forward to see if it sorts the issue out.....enjoy the bike...good choice..love mine to bits !!!!!
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Dwerg on April 17, 2018, 02:01:53 pm
Gearbox has it's negatives and positives. Positive is you can kick it down a couple of gears when entering a corner without using clutch like on a dirt bike. Seamless up shifts are also super smooth. I'd trade that for the occasional false neutral when not shifting properly through the entire throw
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: BuRP on April 17, 2018, 03:59:41 pm
Lol Dwerg,

call me funny but I want it all - everything you say you want PLUS seamless/faultless shifts, and nope, it's definitely not me or my boots or dop or why, it simply is the bike .... which will be fixed!
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Dwerg on April 17, 2018, 04:35:30 pm
Best shift on a 690/701 is rev to to 7k in first, keep the throttle pinned, slip the clutch and hook second, enjoy the power wheelie :ricky:


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Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: w@nted on April 18, 2018, 08:09:23 am
Best shift on a 690/701 is rev to to 7k in first, keep the throttle pinned, slip the clutch and hook second, enjoy the power wheelie :ricky:


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I still need to get used to the surprise wheelies! Yesterday again, pulling away at a stop street, pinning it past a taxi the front wheel suddenly became airborne. I do not know who looked the most frightened  :imaposer:

Love this bike. Hooligan machine of note.
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Amsterdam on April 18, 2018, 06:26:56 pm
From advrider forum: "Screw it, did my own detective work. The shifting spring is the actual upgrade. The arm is just a selling point with a fancy bearing. The real shift action in the kit is the spring.

Looking at the fiche, the part number for the 2017 goes from 60034023000 to the upgraded 60034023100

I just ordered this part for.. wait for it... $2. Next oil change I'll put 'er in and verify with you inmates as to the efficacy of this expensive mod."

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/husqvarna-701-super-moto-and-enduro.1086621/page-755#post-33246746

But if BuRP just received hi bike he probably has the 2018 which has the new spring in it.  But there have been several changes other than the spring form 2016 to 2017 and more to 2018.  I put it together below:

2016 - http://bikerswarehouse.co.za/spares/Husqvarna%202016%20701%20ENDURO/enginePartsCatalogue.pdf
2017 - http://bikerswarehouse.co.za/spares/Husqvarna%202017%20701%20ENDURO/enginePartsCatalogue.pdf
2018 - http://bikerswarehouse.co.za/spares/Husqvarna%202018%20701%20ENDURO/enginePartsCatalogue.pdf

Bit tricky to check in the above so:

Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: BuRP on April 18, 2018, 08:07:19 pm
Dankie Amsterdam, waardeer!

Checked the VIN-sticker today and it states '10/17', no idea when Husky changed over to 'next year'.

Also, had a Stealth silencer made & fitted today: awesome worksmanship as per their usual, fair price, quickly done (made & fitted in ~4 hours!), and it now has a bark that will rattle cages. Best though is, when I rode out of their workshop I immediately felt 'more', especially low down, I actually pulled a lil wheely unintentionally.... so to compensate I pulled a few more on the road home  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: w@nted on April 19, 2018, 08:33:43 am
Dankie Amsterdam!

Enjoy the wheelies Burp :ricky:

Can the Mods move this thread to the Husqvarna page?
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Amsterdam on April 19, 2018, 04:46:58 pm

Checked the VIN-sticker today and it states '10/17', no idea when Husky changed over to 'next year'.


Put your VIN number in here and hit enter.  It will then bring up your model year.

http://sparepartsfinder.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/?lang=en
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: BuRP on April 19, 2018, 07:09:55 pm
Nope Amsterdam,

that does not work - seems to be a parts-finder of sorts, not a model-year seeker.
Nice link anyway!
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: Amsterdam on April 20, 2018, 07:28:56 am
Once you are at the spare parts page it gives the info at the top left (or at least it does for mine).

Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: BuRP on April 22, 2018, 03:22:54 pm
Ah ja, that works....  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
Post by: BuRP on May 07, 2018, 08:45:17 am
Anyone knows how to adjust the idle speed - lower I mean, mine's running a bit on the high side?