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Bought a Husky 701

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duggram

I held out as long as I could.   I do want to reconsider a Tenere 700 after they’ve been out a while, like three years from now.

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Cruizin
10 minutes ago, duggram said:

I held out as long as I could.   I do want to reconsider a Tenere 700 after they’ve been out a while, like three years from now.

Post some pics!

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T700

I started writing a reply how the two bikes don’t really compare but then I thought hey you are buying a bike to buy some time to see how the T7 turns out, good choice really with the 701, I’m similar and just killing my DRZ 400 until then so no big deal for me waiting, again two different bikes but I’m out riding and the T7 is going to feel so good in comparison. 

Happy Trails ?

 

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TavisB

Nice. That's a sweet bike. I've considered it myself.

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duggram

By the time both the 790 and T7 come out, get used a bit, any worts exposed I hope to have a lot of miles on the 701.  2.5 or 3 years from now I will definitely be ready for change.  I’ve owned a lot of Yamahas and appreciate their reliability. So you know which way I’m going to lean in the 790/T7 debate.

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krucymucy

I am considering it also.

And you can get really nice fairing kit for it.

 

https://www.radegarage.com/parts/ktm-701-fairing-kit/

 

with this kit looks like a decent adventure bike.

It has very good off road capabilities and is also powerful enough to do some boring transfers at decent speed.

 

As for the engine, it's proven piece of engineering and it should run without a problem if serviced regularly.

After all it's not a racing unit and some people did RTW with 690's enduros.

 

 

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prwatts

It is a nice looking bike, good spec, lightweight.

I really like the idea of combined subframe/fueltank and made of plastic - same as the AJP (which I also like 🙂  )

What are the engine service intervals (oil change?)

Does it have a cush drive in the rear wheel?

Lastly, is the Husky much different to the KTM?

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duggram
1 hour ago, prwatts said:

It is a nice looking bike, good spec, lightweight.

I really like the idea of combined subframe/fueltank and made of plastic - same as the AJP (which I also like 🙂  )

What are the engine service intervals (oil change?)

Does it have a cush drive in the rear wheel?

Lastly, is the Husky much different to the KTM?

Oil 6000 miles

yes cush

The '18 Husky is a different motor, double balancers, and other things.  The '19 690 has the same motor as the 701.  I had my dealer lower mine 2" and then I put a tall Seat Concepts on it.  Very comfy now.  I've also ordered a MasTad windshield, Wings can, bar warmers.  I can ride all winter in T or C.  So far it's a great bike.

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prwatts

Thanks for the info - can you send us a photo?  🙂

 

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duggram
2 hours ago, prwatts said:

Thanks for the info - can you send us a photo?  🙂

 

It's a stock 701.

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TavisB

@duggram, do you think the 18 701 is worth paying a little bit more ($1500) than for an 18 690? There are a couple for sale locally and I'm thinking about one...

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