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Offline emperor zog

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Re: 690/701/PR7 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #120 on: June 08, 2019, 02:31:51 pm »
Didn't really want to get into this whole debate but I'm such a fan of the Husq 701 Enduro, I had to say something. I own a 701 and have recently acquired  KTM 790 Adventure R on which I've done close to 2500kms. So is the 701 the best adventure/DS bike on the planet? In my opinion, yes! It is just such an incredibly capable bike: astonishing engine ( I always find it hard to believe its single cylinder), wonderful suspension, amazing brakes, great gearbox perfectly suited to offroad riding, so light and manoeuverable. I've kitted it out for long adventures ( second fuel tank, giving range of plus 400kms, windscreen, rear luggage carrier, Cycra hand guards, Wings exhaust etc etc) and there's nowhere i wouldn't take this bike. The 790, great bike that it is, simply cannot compete offroad. Well how can it, being 60 kg heavier. But as usual its horses for courses. So if I'm doing short tar and long dirt, take the 701. and if I'm doing long tar and short dirt, take the 790.
 

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Re: 690/701/PR7 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #121 on: June 08, 2019, 02:56:17 pm »
Shaft still spinning in gearbox bit no oil being pumped to bearings etc

The whole lot is sitting in oil.
You don't say I've worked on a few gearboxes where the oil won't be in the right place without the pump running, and just splashing oil over the gears is not going to get it where it needs to be.

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Re: 690/701/PR7 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #122 on: June 09, 2019, 08:14:08 am »
Back home after two days of LDBA black routes. Just amazed with the 701. I’ve done a lot of the routes on it before, but mostly it was slow going as we were recce’ing the routes.

Yesterday I rode with Saay on 690 and @trevo on DRZ400. Pace was brisk and the 701 felt like an enduro machine on the challenging route. Granted there were 1290/1090/990 s on the route as well, but they just cannot ride at the same pace of technical terrain.

Very glad I came to my senses and decided to keep the 701.....





















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« Reply #123 on: June 09, 2019, 09:21:57 am »
Noneking, where is all that riding happening?

Is it open terrain, I mean, can you legally ride there, and over how many square kilometres does it stretch?

I mean, is it a very big area that you can ride over freely?
 

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« Reply #124 on: June 09, 2019, 10:10:06 am »
Noneking, where is all that riding happening?

Is it open terrain, I mean, can you legally ride there, and over how many square kilometres does it stretch?

I mean, is it a very big area that you can ride over freely?


Riding happening roughly in the Numbi area. There is a massive stretch of land (let’s call it tribal land??) stretching from the Kruger Park Western fence in the east, to R40 West. Virtually no limitation on riding, apart from natural obstacles within the area.

Small rural communities and larger “towns” at regular interval.

I have no idea of the size of the area, but must be thousands of square kms.

@Just Blip It! Did more than 2000km on his 990 while recc’ing the routes in the area

The area is also home to the annual Casterbridge enduro

In short, adv biking heaven!

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« Reply #125 on: June 09, 2019, 10:11:39 am »





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« Reply #126 on: June 09, 2019, 03:17:00 pm »
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Thanks for the reply, Noneking, that is definitely adventure bike heaven!

Could I invite myself for a ride with you guys sometime?
 

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« Reply #127 on: June 09, 2019, 03:25:14 pm »
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Thanks for the reply, Noneking, that is definitely adventure bike heaven!

Could I invite myself for a ride with you guys sometime?


Absolutely, you are most welcome! Would be awesome to ride with you!
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Re: 690/701/PR7 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #128 on: June 09, 2019, 05:45:19 pm »
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Thanks for the reply, Noneking, that is definitely adventure bike heaven!

Could I invite myself for a ride with you guys sometime?
You could even find a few old Berede/Bike Squad guys up here to ride with as well
 

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« Reply #129 on: June 09, 2019, 05:53:33 pm »
Noneking, where is all that riding happening?

Is it open terrain, I mean, can you legally ride there, and over how many square kilometres does it stretch?

I mean, is it a very big area that you can ride over freely?

Net solank jy nie jou bike gaan trailer tot daar nie!! ;)
 

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« Reply #130 on: June 10, 2019, 08:39:44 am »
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« Reply #131 on: June 10, 2019, 12:35:33 pm »
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Could I invite myself for a ride with you guys sometime?
Absolutely, you are most welcome! Would be awesome to ride with you!

I'll come with and make sure you behave...
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« Reply #132 on: June 10, 2019, 12:47:31 pm »
I would like to join as well.

Was actually considering a new 690/701, so maybe if and when this ride does happen, I might be ready with my new bike.
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« Reply #133 on: June 10, 2019, 12:47:53 pm »
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Could I invite myself for a ride with you guys sometime?
Absolutely, you are most welcome! Would be awesome to ride with you!

I'll come with and make sure you behave...

Now there's a plan..... :ricky:
 

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« Reply #134 on: June 10, 2019, 01:11:06 pm »
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Could I invite myself for a ride with you guys sometime?
Absolutely, you are most welcome! Would be awesome to ride with you!

I'll come with and make sure you behave...

Now there's a plan..... :ricky:


So, wanneer maak ek reg vir julle?
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« Reply #135 on: June 10, 2019, 01:14:22 pm »
Dave, kom drink koffie sodat ons kan begin beplan.
 

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« Reply #136 on: June 10, 2019, 01:24:47 pm »
I'll come with and make sure you behave...

Now there's a plan

Ek's ommi hoek, sal wil saamkom dan ook.
Noneking, nog n 701 is reg hoop ek?



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Re: 690/701/PR7 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #137 on: June 10, 2019, 01:25:54 pm »
I'll come with and make sure you behave...

Now there's a plan

Ek's ommi hoek, sal wil saamkom dan ook.
Noneking, nog n 701 is reg hoop ek?


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« Reply #138 on: June 10, 2019, 01:28:48 pm »
The more the merrier

Puik!
I'm in Pretoria which Dave knows - and sure as anything I'll 'trailer' (read: bumper!) my bike to die ou mooi Oos Transvaal  :P
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« Reply #139 on: June 10, 2019, 03:00:02 pm »
I'll come with and make sure you behave...

Now there's a plan

Ek's ommi hoek, sal wil saamkom dan ook.
Noneking, nog n 701 is reg hoop ek?


The more the merrier

Fokkit, as almal gaan, gaan ek ook... :thumleft:  Ongelukkig nie n 701 nie, maar the almighty XT600E... :naka: