The purpose of this website is to gather all -to me- relevant information about the Husqvarna 701 Enduro. There is just to much information available on Facebook groups, blogs, forums, videos and webshops to remember. This website will be my collective memory on all those tips, tricks, goodies and things that are just interesting to know. Feel free to use, link or share this information. Lot's the knowledge that's displayed on this website isn't mine either. I do try always to point towards the original source.
Yearly maintenance. For details look here
This year’s extra: WP 4CS forks oil and seals changed
11-19 September 2021. With Arjan Brouwer https://dutchdakar.com and fifty other dutchmen offroad riding in Greece.
Check out the pictures
Back in the day, when i started driving offroad in 2004, one of my first events was the Midsummer 1000. A yearly event that’s held on or around midsummer (21 june) and covers a thousand kilometers of allroad tracks thru the Netherlands. One year it starts north, the other in the south. This year i’ve re-entered the MS1000 after about 10 years of absence.
Transwallonië Adventure Raid +
A five day offroad trip by Tripy roadbooks. We drove from home to the start in Vught (the Netherlands) and then thru Belgium to the north of France, near Verdun. Together with Frank, we traveled as light as possible. Only some clothes for the evenings. We’ve slept in hotels near the track. We followed the TAR track south to Givet. Then we improvised to pickup the most northern track (roadbook 3) from Dun sur Meuse. The next day in Dun sur Meuse we did roadbook 1. On our way back we took the remaining part of roadbook 3 back north and picked up the TAR track back home. The tracks were provided by Ad K.
TET United Kingdom
In may 2019 we drove a major part of the Trans Euro Trail UK. We picked up the dutch TET trail, that’s only a few kilometer from my house. At the Belgium border we continued the TET untill about 15.00. From that point on we took the highway to the ferry. To loose the minimum of quality time on the bike we took the nightboat from Zeebrugge to Hull. In the morning we arrived in England and drove about two hours to pickup the track at Masham/Swinton. From then on we had a dry week of riding 🙂
In total we drove almost 2500km from 9-16 may.
Bought myself a 21Brothers Rogal 40 liter bag
For my travelplans i’ve bought myself a white 40 liter bag. Made by 21brothers. Waterproof and very solid made.
Added a heat shield
To protector my leg from burning (and buying new pants every
week) I’ve added a carbon heat shield to the exhaust manifold.
First (1000 KM) maintenance
Today my 701 enduro got it’s first maintenance. In fact it’s only
an oil and oil-filter change. The dealer also added some injector
Building an Adventure bike
In the first week after I picked up my new bike, my new
accessories got delivered one by one. I started to build
my ideal adventure bike. I’ve added the next things to my 701:
- Rade Garage fairing
- Rade Garage skidplate with toolbox
- Wings exhaust (muffler only)
- Pivot pegz
And then I started breaking in the bike…
Rade Garage fairing & skidplate
The same week I had my 701, I started to tear it apart. Never had a new bike before, so it was kinda strange to start disassembling half the bike. The day I ordered my bike is also ordered some goodies from Rade Garage: the F3 fairing and the skidplate with toolbox. Fitting the fairing took about 4 hours. Very nice kit. I’m writing this timeline-story on feb. ’22 and it hasn’t failed anything yet. So very please with it.