October 2, 2018 at 8:21 am #2288ChristopherParticipant
Has this happened to anyone?
All fluid was drained and the clutch would not engage, as to imply that there could be a leak somewhere down the line.
October 28, 2018 at 8:06 am #2584ZwillisParticipant
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There is a known problem with the clutch master cylinder, your dealer should change under warranty. takes 10min to change.October 29, 2018 at 5:20 pm #2592Brett HawtonParticipant
I thought the “know problem” was with all KTM/Husqvarna 690/701 slave cylinders. A lot of people have switched to this aftermarket version because it’s supposed to have a better seal design.November 3, 2018 at 10:52 am #2622ZwillisParticipant
The issue with the master cylinder has happened with the 701 supermoto and some of the Offroad bikes as well. I’d change it before changing the slave cylinder.December 22, 2018 at 5:21 pm #3024QwandreeModerator
I had same issue yesterday, drained master cyl but no visible leaks at cyl, plunger, or on ground.December 22, 2018 at 6:35 pm #3025NeoRetroParticipant
^ it’s a small amount of fluid so it might be on the road. the problem on mine was with the o-ring on the slave cylinder. the o-ring part has been updated.January 31, 2019 at 9:34 am #3311arnelParticipant
had clutch slave on my 701 replaced only after 1st oil change service. they took a part from a showroom unit.February 16, 2019 at 10:23 am #3522paulcapetownParticipant
picked up my 701 a day ago and this morning i have the same issue.March 22, 2019 at 8:27 am #4036NerbaneParticipant
Same thing happened with my 701 after 400 km. No visible leak, dot 4 almost vanished from the reservoir. It sucked in the membrane from the seal and clutch started to pull. Looks like an O-Ring failure.
I was going to ride to my dealer tommorow for him to fix the leak of oil on the front sprocket shaft, as the seal is wacky. Looks like I’ll have to use a car now. 🙈March 22, 2019 at 9:01 am #4038arnelParticipant
watch out for leaking gas tank as wellMarch 27, 2019 at 2:49 am #4120Vit701PilenParticipant
is there a bulletin from Husqvarna regarding which VIN’s are affected by these issues?
Thanks!March 27, 2019 at 3:01 am #4121QwandreeModerator
enter your vin here:April 16, 2019 at 9:11 pm #4530elpedroParticipant
This exact same thing just happened to me. Fluid is pouring down the left side of the catalytic spoiler. Called the dealer and taking it in tomorrow, they’re replacing the OEM part with a Brembo unit.
My VIN doesn’t bring anything up on the Husqvarna VIN search…April 16, 2019 at 9:29 pm #4531NerbaneParticipant
From what I’ve heard from the dealer, every bike that they’ve sold had the same problem (one of them one day after mine). Looks like rubber of the o-ring was not ready to work with dot 5.1. After the fix everything is mint for now. Regarding the recall info on the website, I’m too unavailable to use it, nothing shows.April 25, 2019 at 4:56 am #4701EspenParticipant
Hi. After retrieving my Vitpilen 701, yesterday after 6 months of winter storage, I experienced that the clutch did not work as normal. 701 would not go in neutral when I was going down before the traffic lights. I had to stop and force it out of gear. When I started up again from N and had to put it in 1st gear, it jumped and stopped despite the clutch being inside.
I tried, after reading up on how to bleed out the clutch and how this would be done, that it just “ran” the Dot 4 oil right through the clutch. No leakage, although it seemed that the clutch worked when I pressed it in, the oil from the small scaled on the handlebars disappeared. I refilled this 6 times before I just had to give up. This morning I tried to drive it a little, then the clutch worked for about 10 minutes before the same problem happened.
It seems like this is a common problem on Vitpilen 701 (2018 mod).
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