Clutch issue


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  • #2288
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    Christopher
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    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.

    • This topic was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by Avatar Christopher.
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    Zwillis
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    There is a known problem with the clutch master cylinder, your dealer should change under warranty. takes 10min to change.

    #2592
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    Brett Hawton
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    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.

    http://www.oberon-performance.co.uk/acatalog/Husqvarna.html

    #2622
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    Zwillis
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    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.

    #3024
    Qwandree
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    I had same issue yesterday, drained master cyl but no visible leaks at cyl, plunger, or on ground.

    #3025
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    NeoRetro
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    ^ 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.

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    arnel
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    had clutch slave on my 701 replaced only after 1st oil change service.  they took a part from a showroom unit.

    #3522
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    paulcapetown
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    picked up my 701 a day ago and this morning i have the same issue.

     

    #4036
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    Nerbane
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    Hey Guys,

    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. 🙈

    #4038
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    arnel
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    watch out for leaking gas tank as well

    #4120
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    Vit701Pilen
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    Hey guys,

     

    is there a bulletin from Husqvarna regarding which VIN’s are affected by these issues?

     

    Thanks!

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    #4530
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    elpedro
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    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…

    #4531
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    Nerbane
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    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.

    #4701
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    Espen
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    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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