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Mine is a 2018. Yeah, I also did some further investigation, and you guys are correct. Thank you guys! I think that May be part of the slipper clutch. Again thanks!
 

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What year is that from? Are You able to look up a ‘18 701SM.
It's the 2019 690 smc-r manual. No I cannot, I don't own that PDF. However, that was the first year KTM adopted the Husq 701sm dual balance shaft motor, so it should be the same.
 

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It's the 2019 690 smc-r manual. No I cannot, I don't own that PDF. However, that was the first year KTM adopted the Husq 701sm dual balance shaft motor, so it should be the same.
Thanks! We were looking at the difference between clutch parts in my bike and a 2020 690smrc. There were a lot of parts with different part numbers. I was surprised to see that.
 

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I have a 2018 and the OEM slave cylinder failed. I have no idea if the issue has been fixed. People have been replacing them with Rekluse which are far more superior.

Can't speak to sprocket sizing. All my non-cosmetic mods were completed after engine break-in.
Twas foretold. 800 km in on my 2020 SM the clutch lever started acting dodgy. About 10 seconds later I realised the pickle I was in, managed to drive home like a grandpa and called the garage.
They refused to give any discount on an aftermarket slave cylinder. Husky assistance organised for my bike to be picked up the same day. I was told there is a new, improved part to replace this broken ring. The issue should be fixed with the new part altogether, anyone has any experience with this yet? (Does the 'improved part' still break?)

Not that anyone asked, but here's a short summary of the ownership so far;
This bike is amazing for me as a first time SM owner, every time I drive it again and again.
Went a bit loco on random aftermarket parts initially, (i now own 6 sets of handguards, only 4 of em actually fit the bike, none of them are suited to mount the crg arrows on as intended), got extra plastics and a seat in the oldschool colors, ordered a second set of the crg mirrors because i fudged the first ones too much from mounting and remounting them 50 times (more money down the drain), chose akra exhaust, had more than one accidental erection because of it, ordered +10 items that didnt fit the bike, invented a few new curse words, lost my nomad adv skidplate while driving 50 km after installing it (got very lucky there), remounted the thing with bigger and better nuts and bolts, decided to go with a custom stickerset that I'm drawing now in MS paint to save the designer a few frustrated moments (FML, theres already 30h of my life im never getting back and I'm only halfway there), had first maintenance done at same time as new o ring replacement under warranty, tried installing the rottweiler air intake, found some screws loose that véry much should have been tightened, had a small nervous breakdown, decided to swap garages, called a specialist garage (supermoto focus) for an appointment, finished the install next day with a lot more cursing, actually got scared I may have done something wrong because of how absolutely sick and loud this bike sounds with just a new air intake, had a whole additional bunch of accidental erections, took it to said garage to have the pcv mounted , go on the bank and have it loaded with his mapping and getting a 44t sprocket in the back (front stays 16t).
once i get my stickers finished (ETA 2 months) and a new set of rims/Wheels, it should be pretty much finished and it will undoubtably be the bringer of a lot more erections (let's face it, they wont be accidental anymore).

Thanks a bunch for the slave cylinder fail heads up (to all of you advising on how to recognize and deal with it), that could have been very messy if I didnt know what was happening.
 

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No, the slave cylinders have not been fixed. Install an Oberon. I’d also go to a 15T front sprocket. You’ll still be able to cruise the freeway at 80 mph.
 

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Twas foretold. 800 km in on my 2020 SM the clutch lever started acting dodgy. About 10 seconds later I realised the pickle I was in, managed to drive home like a grandpa and called the garage.
They refused to give any discount on an aftermarket slave cylinder. Husky assistance organised for my bike to be picked up the same day. I was told there is a new, improved part to replace this broken ring. The issue should be fixed with the new part altogether, anyone has any experience with this yet? (Does the 'improved part' still break?)

Thanks a bunch for the slave cylinder fail heads up (to all of you advising on how to recognize and deal with it), that could have been very messy if I didnt know what was happening.
Hi Raein,

Yah it's ridiculous that this issue isn't fixed right from the factory. Mine failed while I was in the downtown area of my city. I managed to get it home tho without too much issue. I was told that mine would be fixed with the new and improved part under warranty. Local dealer got it done fairly quickly and I have not had an issue since... I'm knocking on wood here.
 

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Hi Raein,

Yah it's ridiculous that this issue isn't fixed right from the factory. Mine failed while I was in the downtown area of my city. I managed to get it home tho without too much issue. I was told that mine would be fixed with the new and improved part under warranty. Local dealer got it done fairly quickly and I have not had an issue since... I'm knocking on wood here.
Keep knocking! The only thing that changed is the part number. Go, put an Oberon slave on, before you get killed!
 

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I need bar end mirrors!!! Or a mirror set up that works that looks nice. I bought the CRG mirrors a long time ago but the adapter doesn't fit because the handguard bracket mounts into the bar ends. So I have an undermount mirror on my left just to the inside of the switch housing. Problem is - I can't see directly behind me. I can see well to my 7 or 8 oclock position but my body is in the way to be able to see directly behind me.

Cop was chasing me the other day. I literally had no idea hahahaha. Not joking. He pursued me for maybe 200 meters and then broke off. He showed up at my house with a stack of traffic fines a couple days later. I didn't even break the speed limit. I just simply didn't stop because I couldn't see him.

That's what he says anyway...

Back to riding my cruiser for the time being while I wait for the heat to die off on my 701. Cruiser are more "socially acceptable" around here unfortunately.

But yah..... need a proper mirror set up badly!!!! Any help is appreciated.
 

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Put a set of 19-20 KTM 690 mirrors on your 701. Tell you the truth, they ain't all that bad for a factory mirror.
 
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