In the second recall announced in the past month, Husqvarna Motorcycles has announced a recall for the brands 2018-2020 701 models regarding an issue with the clutch slave cylinder.
The recall involves all Svartpilen 701, Vitpilen 701, 701 Enduro, 701 Supermoto from the 2018 model year through to 2020 models in which the bikes could have potential damage to the seal in the clutch slave cylinder.
It is a reasonably well-documented issue, with plenty of accounts on YouTube of bikes suffering from the clutch slave issue so its nice to see that Husqvarna is working to rectify the problem for any owners who haven't already replaced the clutch slave seal.
Husqvarna notes in its press release that the issue may not be apparent on all motorcycles and as a safety precaution all owners of these models are required to return their machine to an authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer who will inspect and, if needed, replace the clutch slave cylinder.
"Customers who have already acquired one of the above-mentioned motorcycles are being informed by a personal letter and are asked to immediately contact an authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealer to arrange an inspection appointment.
In addition, customers can check online in the ‘Service’ area of the Husqvarna Motorcycles website to determine if their motorcycle is affected by this recall. The check and replacement of all parts involved will be carried out at no cost to the customer and must be performed by authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealers only. "
Currently there is no word on whether Husqvarna's sister-brand KTM also will be recalling its LC4 powered models which also anecdotally suffer from the same potential flaw. We'll keep you posted.