Clutch issue

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    Then I got an answer to the problem at the workshop. It turns out that there are O-rings that are weak in the pump housing on the clutch, common on 701. Husqvarna is working on a 3rd generation O-rings that are coming these days. They say they are very random which clutches are affected by this problem. Ask your workshop to check your clutch pump the next time you are close by, there is a 5 year factory warranty on this.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by AvatarEspen.

    Hey guys.

    I just wonder if that issue could also lead to a clutch which opens very late. As my wife and me own two Vitpilens i can compare directly. On my bike, everything seems fine, but on hers, you need to pull the lever completly to the handlbar to open the clutch fully.

    When you adjust the lever to the closest position it’s nearly impossible to get in a gear.

    Tomorrow her bike will go to the 1000km service, i will mention it for sure and keep you informed. Just would like to hear your thoughts on it.




    Hey Markus,

    As the issue progresses the clutch pulls more so it sounds like the problem We had. It went from normally working through the kind you specified your wife has to being unable to stop without turning of the engine, all in 2 km in my case. And from what I hear every evolution of the problem is different from bike to bike. If I were you I’d ask them to change it in your bike too unless they’re sure that you’ve got the updated piston fitted. I’ve got one of the first production models and AFAIK every bike my dealer sold showed up for repair. 🙂

    Hope they’ll fix it soon for you!


    I had the same issue (one of many with this bike) and the dealership replaced the clutch slave cylinder under warranty. This took weeks (24days) of back and forth with the dealership and Husqvarna.

    AvatarSome Guy

    Just happened to me while I was in stopngo traffic on the highway. Only a little bit terrifying! 🙂 2018 Bike has 5400 miles on it.

    My shop is replacing it under warranty, but the parts are backordered for approximately four weeks! 🙁


    For all the people that got this replaced under warranty, have you had any issues since then? I mean, they are going to be using OEM parts so wouldn’t the bad seal fail again?

    Somehow mine failed on me right when I got in front of my garage. Was looking into upgrading to the Oberon, but I also don’t want to void my warranty. I have my first service and diagnostic check next Friday so i’m hoping I get my bike back quickly.


    Hey Savovo,

    As far as I know the new parts are updated, Husqvarna knows about the problem. I’ve Got no issues so far and I’ve seen that the new parts sealing is different. Should be fine now as it seems someone screwed up the choice of sealing material for DOT 4 on the factory part. My seals were puffed and broken. 🙂


    For what it’s worth, the Oberon is a better unit and not wildly expensive (but also not free like a warranty replacement). Installing it will not void any warranty on the bike, except if it were to fail it would not be replaced under warranty. I have it and glad I put it on.


    @Nerbane I hope that’s the case.  Especially since I have the 2018 model so they had plenty of time to fix this issue. I’m still surprised that my local dealer had no clue what I was talking about when I called the service department.

    @Qwandree I’m glad the Oberon is working for you! I’m going to give the warranty replacement a try and if it ever comes back, i’ll be sure to order the Oberon and do the work myself. Thanks for the info.


    Clutch Slave failed @ 1500mi. Replaced under warranty with “improved” part.

    Clutch Slave #2 failed at 1600mi. Currently at dealer waiting for new-new replacement. We’ll see what husky says but dealer will replace with Oberon and I’ll pay the delta. Frustrating ass hell.


    Mine slave cylinder with some seals replaced this week. 11000km on the clock.


    Went through 2 slave cylinders before they installed the updated. Last event left me stranded about 30 minutes after leaving dealership for scheduled maintenance. Now I have a fuel leak and need a new tank, on backorder. I’ll be without bike until mid December.


    Hello! Has this problem been solved?



    Umm. Apparently not. I brought a brand new 2020 svartpilen 701 .  Today. 11 miles on the clock. Clutch goes out. 11 miles!!!. Oberon on order. I don’t want  warrantyjunk I have to  wait for put back on


    Can you give me the link of the right piece?

    I’ve already had 2 times this problem, and i think that when i’ll start to use the byke again it will happen again.

    Thank you

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