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7,300 SOLO MILES ON AN Omega Husqvarna 701

Allowing the mighty Omega 701 to stretch its legs on an Olympic Peninsula logging road.
(Photo by Spencer Hill)
Master mechanic David Harris of Zen House motorcycle shop in Point Arena, California standing beside a 900cc Ducati motor pulled from a Cagiva Elefant.
(Photo by Blake Draguesku)

My solo adventure began early one morning in July 2018 in a garage just outside of Austin, Texas. A month prior I’d set about building the Omega 701, starting with a stock 2018 Husqvarna 701 Enduro and using Omega Fibre’s (OmegaFibre.net) full carbon-fiber rally kit along with a long list of aftermarket parts. The result was a Dakar-ready machine. Back then, the “plan” of riding a dual-sport bike from Texas to Canada and back was merely that, a plan. Things didn’t get real until that morning as I finished checking over the bike, threw on my jacket, and hit the starter button.

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