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Offline BuRP

Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #40 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  ;)
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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #41 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.
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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #42 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.
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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #43 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  ;)
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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #44 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.
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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #45 on: April 17, 2018, 12:41:44 pm »
also get false neutrals betwen 5 and 6......cause i are a kak rider !!!!
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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #46 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!
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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #47 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
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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #48 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 !!!!!
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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #49 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
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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #50 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!
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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #51 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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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #52 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:

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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #53 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:

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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #54 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'.

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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #55 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?
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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #56 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
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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #57 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!
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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #58 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).

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Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2018, 03:22:54 pm »
Ah ja, that works....  :thumbsup:
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