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Title: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Spectaitor on October 31, 2019, 11:25:27 am
Hey guys,

Anyone near that can have a look at a bike for me. I'm a bit new to this and might be buying from a friend but would like to get a view on the bike from someone who has owned one or worked with one. I am riding the bike currently so I can come to you  :ricky: this weekend if you are available.

Also WHAT A BIKE!
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: BuRP on October 31, 2019, 12:49:22 pm
If you're on it why not ask a dealer?
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Spectaitor on October 31, 2019, 02:29:49 pm
Ah, good ol common sense, I'd have to visit KTM in Durban then I presume? Although I'd still love to have someone with first hand knowledge to chat to about the bike's everyday running.
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Mark D on October 31, 2019, 03:00:16 pm
Perry Bikes are the Husqvarna agents in Durban North. 1 Sneezewood lane Glen Anil.  I have only had mine a few months now, but could still have a look. I am on the Bluff. Unfortunately busy with shift work this weekend,
but will be free next Tuesday & Wednesday if that is any help.

Cheers
Mark.
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Spectaitor on October 31, 2019, 03:54:14 pm
Thank you Mark, I'm only riding it this week and giving it back on Monday. Riding it to see if I can convince myself to buy it but battling to convince my wallet as I initially looked at getting a CRF250 Rally @ R50k instead of the Husky @R90k. Wish there was a bike right in the middle of that though lol.
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Colin Kaapschehoop on October 31, 2019, 05:02:55 pm
Maybe you should look for a DRZ400, you could probably get a excellent example for a good bit less than R50k!
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Colin Kaapschehoop on October 31, 2019, 05:07:18 pm
Or: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=241975.0
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Mark D on October 31, 2019, 05:42:21 pm
Thank you Mark, I'm only riding it this week and giving it back on Monday. Riding it to see if I can convince myself to buy it but battling to convince my wallet as I initially looked at getting a CRF250 Rally @ R50k instead of the Husky @R90k. Wish there was a bike right in the middle of that though lol.

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Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Mayhem on October 31, 2019, 08:51:44 pm
If it's a 2017 701 then that is a great price (90k?)even a good price for a 16. Just get it and never look back, they are great bikes

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Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Spectaitor on October 31, 2019, 09:54:44 pm
Can you get crash bars for that 610? Are they reliable bikes? I've always wanted them but steered clear because of how few there are. I just felt that as my first bike, it might be difficult for me to source parts etc while being new to this all.
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Spectaitor on October 31, 2019, 09:58:05 pm
Its a '16 701. Barely used. I'm a fairly new rider so don't want to get a new bike and drop it everywhere while learning how to ride on the dirt.
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: BuRP on November 01, 2019, 09:46:27 am
Its a '16 701. Barely used. I'm a fairly new rider so don't want to get a new bike and drop it everywhere while learning how to ride on the dirt.

You now have ridden it.... get on any 250 next and you'll be bored!  :-\
The lightness of the 701 is excellent thus helping with any offroad outings, whilst on tar you safely can get used to the hooliganism character of this bike - which is addictive and you fuggen know it!
If you're worried you'll dump it look at Toys2Go crashbars & luggage rack, they complement the looks and do as intended.
Your brain controls the right hand, so if your brain works then the rest will follow - really!  :thumleft:
Goodluck with your decision...  :P
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Mayhem on November 01, 2019, 09:53:18 am
Its a '16 701. Barely used. I'm a fairly new rider so don't want to get a new bike and drop it everywhere while learning how to ride on the dirt.

You now have ridden it.... get on any 250 next and you'll be bored!  :-\
The lightness of the 701 is excellent thus helping with any offroad outings, whilst on tar you safely can get used to the hooliganism character of this bike - which is addictive and you fuggen know it!
If you're worried you'll dump it look at Toys2Go crashbars & luggage rack, they complement the looks and do as intended.
Your brain controls the right hand, so if your brain works then the rest will follow - really!  :thumleft:
Goodluck with your decision... 
What he said

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Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Colin Kaapschehoop on November 01, 2019, 10:17:53 am
I’m not the expert on the 610 but I don’t think there are reliability problems, motor is Rotax based I think like 650 BMW, Ask chopperpilot, I think he’s got one.
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Colin Kaapschehoop on November 01, 2019, 10:25:23 am
Just read the rest of the post on 610. It was chopperpilot’s bike, so he’ll be able to all the info. I might be wrong about Rotax based motor.
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: chopperpilot on November 01, 2019, 11:39:45 am
Just read the rest of the post on 610. It was chopperpilot’s bike, so he’ll be able to all the info. I might be wrong about Rotax based motor.
The 610 is still a genuine, sort of, Husky, with a Husky engine. (Cagiva factory!)

My ex-610 TE should be in the Fraserburg area with @AAK , and @Hardy de Kock showing interest.

No issue with parts and reliability.

The 701 is based on the 690 KTM.

Dealer base will be limited, but parts not for the 701.

Stunning bike!

If its low km, and excellent condition, it will be fine!
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Spectaitor on November 01, 2019, 11:58:22 am
Thank you very much for the replies. When moving the bike (engine off)  I notice that the plastics creak a hellovalot, is that normal?
 I know it's a big thumper and as such will be quite untamed but just feel like the plastics are going to just rattle off entirely lol.

With regards to the 610 - I know it is a different bike made in a different time of ownership for the company when comparing to the 701 so I wont do it.

Instead, in your humble. If I was happy to spend that money on a mid (engine) size adventure bike, could I do better? I'd rather have a lightweight fun bike than super comfy long trip bike. Is this an everyday bike too? I commute 5 kms a day.
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: BuRP on November 01, 2019, 01:56:14 pm
I'd rather have a lightweight fun bike than super comfy long trip bike. Is this an everyday bike too? I commute 5 kms a day.

I hope that's 5km each way?
It better be, otherwise your oil won't get up to temp - and in any case halve whatever the service interval says oilchange wise, 10K or 15K km is silly.
Depending on your definition of 'super comfy' the 701 is not a long distance bike!
Sure, it can do it, but if you want that then the 790 beats is into any corner you like to mention, except for gnarly technical offroad stuff.
I see my 701 now (since I have the 790 R) as a bike for technical off stuff, and although I can get there on tar I just hope that is not hundreds of km's!
In town though it's a hoot, hooliganbike personified, however easydoesit is also possible.... reluctantly  :P
A small bike isn't fun anymore compared to it, sorry.

Having said all of this, I will take my 701 and will ride prolly a thousand km's in December on it, a lot of it on tar probably.
Reason being my bro comes to visit and he'll be on the 790, so good company!  :thumleft:

Oh, remember that your higher initial 701-outlay will come back once (or if lol) you sell it again, contrary when selling an average smallish bike.
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Spectaitor on November 03, 2019, 06:04:19 am
Aaah, @BuRP  now that's the sort of advice I'm looking for! So if i let the engine warm up for a good 5 minutes or so would that be better for the bike? it's just over 2kms each way.
I do see that these bikes keep their value for quite a while, which is nice.
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: BuRP on November 03, 2019, 10:22:46 am
Without turning this into Oilthread Humongous+1 - NO, don't run any modern engine warm by idling it!
Start it, put your helmet on, gloves and off you go, and cars are same here.... this gives the oil a chance to start circulating, all that's needed.
Of course you limit yourself to lowish/moderate revs as well as engine loads (zero robot sprinting!) until the coolant has reached it's full operating temp, and in case of a diesel I wait a lil extra for the oil to reach its temp (oiltemp lags on the coolant's) before I give it serious stick.
A cold idling engine has more blowby than a hot one hence will blow more awful chemicals (acids, soot, oxides, water etc) into the sump
- where these are absorbed by the oil, one of its tasks - in fact this may cause the volume to increase noticeably, called oil dilution,
- or into the intake via the PCV, in doing so fouling the intake tract unnecessarily.
Just ride/drive it, it'll get warm quick enough hence all will be normal.
However, if one only drives in town i.e typical stop & go with lowish speeds the oiltemp does not reach the higher temp, like when driving on a highway, it wants to reach, and needs to reach to evaporate off all the shite in it - which will then be 'eaten' by the engine via the PCV, good riddance!
It follows that the oil (even the best expensivest synth!) has a genuine hard life in town, and will thank you for being replaced more often by leaving a happier engine.
Same for when you only hammer it on the highway, eternal high loads & revs, perhaps towing even.... poor oil, renew it a bit more often - and halving the prescribed 10 or 15 Kkm intervals (or the whatever comes sooner, once a year > do this per 6 months!) is then a very good idea!

Adding to this, it is a patently bad idea to opt for a lesser quality oil (perhaps saving a buck?) because you change it more often and 'only ride in town' - read above.
So no, never idle your engine warm, and realize that townriding is the worst-case scenario for your oil.
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Manic on November 03, 2019, 10:48:16 am
Aaah, @BuRP  now that's the sort of advice I'm looking for! So if i let the engine warm up for a good 5 minutes or so would that be better for the bike? it's just over 2kms each way.
I do see that these bikes keep their value for quite a while, which is nice.

get a Mountain bike  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 03, 2019, 02:29:29 pm
Aaah, @BuRP  now that's the sort of advice I'm looking for! So if i let the engine warm up for a good 5 minutes or so would that be better for the bike? it's just over 2kms each way.
I do see that these bikes keep their value for quite a while, which is nice.

get a Mountain bike  :laughing4:

A 701 is a mountainbike. :deal:
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Spectaitor on November 03, 2019, 04:44:32 pm
That is some valuable information. Thank you for that!

I rode the 701 the entire morning today and it was a serious blast! A little stiff on the road coz my ass started hurting after 3 hours or so but so fun and really torquey down low.
Feel like I should never have ridden it though because the 250 will feel so pap now lol.
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: Spectaitor on November 03, 2019, 04:45:56 pm
Aaah, @BuRP  now that's the sort of advice I'm looking for! So if i let the engine warm up for a good 5 minutes or so would that be better for the bike? it's just over 2kms each way.
I do see that these bikes keep their value for quite a while, which is nice.

get a Mountain bike  :laughing4:

I stay in Pinetown, I'd like to keep it for more than a week.
Title: Re: Husky 701 Inspection KZN Durban Area
Post by: BuRP on November 04, 2019, 01:52:13 pm
For Pinetown a week is long!




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