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Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2019, 07:47:13 am »
Does the 701 also have the mapping settings? You can set the 690 to DRZ mode and tame down the power and throttle response
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Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2019, 07:48:28 am »
What I am saying, and have seen lots in real life, is that while it's OK to start on any bike, including R1's, you may well never be totally at ease on it.

There is a good reason why countries like Britain have learner restricted bikes for new[ish] riders, and why they can only upgrade after passing their test period on these.

I guess I am saying, out of personal experience, that a 701 can catch out even an experienced rider.

Of course, if youare goingto alwys be very careful on the 701, may you not just as well buy a 250 then? :pot: 250's are so much cheaper to run too. :snorting:
 

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Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2019, 07:48:54 am »
Does the 701 also have the mapping settings? You can set the 690 to DRZ mode and tame down the power and throttle response

Only the 2016's.
 

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Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2019, 08:09:19 am »
Get the Husky man.

For on-road use it's really not that hectic.  For offroad, yes the power may get you into trouble but you'd still get used to it and then it'd be normal to you.

I went from a 400cc Japanese cruiser that was slow as anything, to a 990 SMT.   Granted, I crashed the SMT the 3rd month i owned it but that was more due to the brakes (and no ABS) than the power. And then an 1190 and then a 1290.  With all the respect to singles, the 701 is "Only" a single cylinder bike, it's not like you're jumping onto a Fireblade.

Does the Honda have ABS? That'll save your ass in a panicked moment on the street when something jumps in front of you.   Think about that.


 

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Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2019, 08:43:47 am »
Both bikes are 2016, I don't believe that it has ABS. My plan was to actually fiddle with the mapping on the 701 to make it a little less killer in those first few months and then open it up once I was confident.
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Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2019, 08:48:02 am »
What I am saying, and have seen lots in real life, is that while it's OK to start on any bike, including R1's, you may well never be totally at ease on it.

There is a good reason why countries like Britain have learner restricted bikes for new[ish] riders, and why they can only upgrade after passing their test period on these.

I guess I am saying, out of personal experience, that a 701 can catch out even an experienced rider.

Of course, if youare goingto alwys be very careful on the 701, may you not just as well buy a 250 then? :pot: 250's are so much cheaper to run too. :snorting:
I agree with you, but careful doesn't always mean slow does it? It's not like the bike was just made to pop dank nooners all day.

I'd like to keep the bike for as long as possible, hence the changing of mind from the CRF to the Husky.
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Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2019, 09:09:46 am »
Husky for sure man.

In traffic you also WANT something that can get around idiots and get out of sketchy situations quickly. 
 

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Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2019, 10:24:53 am »
What I am saying, and have seen lots in real life, is that while it's OK to start on any bike, including R1's, you may well never be totally at ease on it.

There is a good reason why countries like Britain have learner restricted bikes for new[ish] riders, and why they can only upgrade after passing their test period on these.

I guess I am saying, out of personal experience, that a 701 can catch out even an experienced rider.

Of course, if youare goingto alwys be very careful on the 701, may you not just as well buy a 250 then? :pot: 250's are so much cheaper to run too. :snorting:
I agree with you, but careful doesn't always mean slow does it? It's not like the bike was just made to pop dank nooners all day.

I'd like to keep the bike for as long as possible, hence the changing of mind from the CRF to the Husky.

If you want to keep the bike as long as possible, your choice is the wrong way around. :pot: :pot:

The 701 is an amazing bike.
 

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Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2019, 10:25:44 am »
Get the Husky man.

For on-road use it's really not that hectic.  For offroad, yes the power may get you into trouble but you'd still get used to it and then it'd be normal to you.

I went from a 400cc Japanese cruiser that was slow as anything, to a 990 SMT.   Granted, I crashed the SMT the 3rd month i owned it but that was more due to the brakes (and no ABS) than the power. And then an 1190 and then a 1290.  With all the respect to singles, the 701 is "Only" a single cylinder bike, it's not like you're jumping onto a Fireblade.

Does the Honda have ABS? That'll save your ass in a panicked moment on the street when something jumps in front of you.   Think about that.

It is often "due to the brakes" when you arrive at a corner carrying too much speed. :deal:
 

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Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2019, 10:31:32 am »
If you want to keep the bike as long as possible, your choice is the wrong way around. :pot: :pot:

The 701 is an amazing bike.

Don't scare the lad off. My 690 is 5 years old, not that old yet I know but it's seen some harder use. I'd take it on an overland trip without hesitation.
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Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2019, 10:42:25 am »

I agree with you, but careful doesn't always mean slow does it? It's not like the bike was just made to pop dank nooners all day.


I give it a month till you're pulling dank nooners and asking about a bit more power :biggrin: :thumleft:

I'm so tempted by the 701 myself.
 

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« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2019, 02:53:49 pm »
Well when I say keep it as long as possible I don't mean for it to outlive me, and I don't want my skill to outgrow it. :biggrin: :biggrin:
Assuming I have any  :lol8: :o
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Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2019, 03:03:26 pm »
Get the Husky man.

For on-road use it's really not that hectic.  For offroad, yes the power may get you into trouble but you'd still get used to it and then it'd be normal to you.

I went from a 400cc Japanese cruiser that was slow as anything, to a 990 SMT.   Granted, I crashed the SMT the 3rd month i owned it but that was more due to the brakes (and no ABS) than the power. And then an 1190 and then a 1290.  With all the respect to singles, the 701 is "Only" a single cylinder bike, it's not like you're jumping onto a Fireblade.

Does the Honda have ABS? That'll save your ass in a panicked moment on the street when something jumps in front of you.   Think about that.

It is often "due to the brakes" when you arrive at a corner carrying too much speed. :deal:

Mine was just doing normal traffic speed, 60/70 on a dead straight road and a guy coming the other way shot across (he turned right) me. Now, it would've been nothing and I probably wouldn't even get to the point of engaging ABS.   But back then, I locked the rear and then the front and I woke up 10mins later on the pavement.

When you've been riding as long as you have (no offence meant at all), you have forgotten more than I have learned probably. I still remember what it's like to have to fight those panic reactions, and that's where things like ABS and TC are literal life saver for a noob rider.
 

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Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2019, 03:21:26 pm »
I feel you, and I do agree but I'm willing to chance it and do it like countless others learnt without abs. I say this because bulk of my riding for
the foreseeable future will be the 2km ride to work and back, max speed would be around 50kmph and I'd be riding full caution anyways because
I I know how stupid people are on the route anyways.

I will be getting another bike as a dedicated commuter at a later stage finances permitting, nothing fancy
but second-hand you can get a decent bike with abs and the likes.
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Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2019, 03:45:27 pm »
I feel you, and I do agree but I'm willing to chance it and do it like countless others learnt without abs. I say this because bulk of my riding for
the foreseeable future will be the 2km ride to work and back, max speed would be around 50kmph and I'd be riding full caution anyways because
I I know how stupid people are on the route anyways.

I will be getting another bike as a dedicated commuter at a later stage finances permitting, nothing fancy
but second-hand you can get a decent bike with abs and the likes.

Dude, my point is the Husky HAS ABS and the Honda doesn't.    Even though the husky has more powerful, it's probably safer.
 

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« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2019, 04:32:23 pm »
Nice to see more people leaning to the Husky regardless of the cc, most crap online screams to just get a 300cc otherwise you will never really learn to ride etc. blah blah.
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Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2019, 07:49:28 pm »
Nice to see more people leaning to the Husky regardless of the cc, most crap online screams to just get a 300cc otherwise you will never really learn to ride etc. blah blah.

Get the Husky, and a serious upgrade in your Discovery health. :pot:

Or are you getting the Husky to ride it like the Honda? :peepwall: :pot:
 

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« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2019, 07:23:40 am »
If I lived 2 kilos from work I would just walk to work. And I am fat and lazy. I would still buy the 701 though. :biggrin: :thumleft:
 

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Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2019, 07:30:34 am »
my 1st adult bike was a KLR.
much lower down on power than the husky,  but intimidating at the time.
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« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2019, 07:48:10 am »
If I lived 2 kilos from work I would just walk to work. And I am fat and lazy. I would still buy the 701 though. :biggrin: :thumleft:

It's not that I'm lazy, but in my mind even more reason not to walk to work when it's so close lol, it'll cost nothing if I have the bike anyways. If I was never gonna get a bike then maybe I'd walk.
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