1. Husqvarna Motorcycles Made In Sweden - About 1988 and older

1977 360 auto

Discussion in 'Vintage/Left Kickers' started by DeathFromAbove, May 28, 2018.

  1. DeathFromAbove Contributing Member

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 ME76 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    I took the forks apart and found I could not remove the lower bolt from one of the tubes. I ended up putting it on the press with a shaft in the lower section and it took so much pressure I felt the need to put the safety board on the front of the press! It finally popped a few times and out the bolt came, along with some extra crap! It almost looks like a piece of pipe with internal threads or part of the dampening spindle threads. Though they are intact on the spindle I removed. The bolt is ruined, but at least I got it out. So I blasted the lowers and some other stuff and got the paint on them, Hoping for more parts from HVA and the platter, I want to get these together so I can start on the chopper!!HAHAHAHA

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  2. DeathFromAbove Contributing Member

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 ME76 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Now that I'm looking at the pieces, it looks like the extra stuff was UNDER the upper washer! Between the washer and the lower itself? What would that have accomplished? Maybe the bolt was stripped at the tensioning point and it raised it up to a new position on the bolt? Why not replace the bolt!!I've seen some screwy shit but come on!! Looks like I should check the spindle threads!
  3. motomwo Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Imbler Oregon
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    Many vintage big bore and automatics
    You will most likely also need a new or good used dampening rod/spindle.

    Marty
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  4. DeathFromAbove Contributing Member

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 ME76 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    After a closer look you are correct Marty. Will a set from a 250 mag work? There's a set for sale on fleabay. Or if some one here has a set to part with let me know. Chris

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  5. motomwo Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Imbler Oregon
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    Many vintage big bore and automatics
    Chris,
    A set from the 74 250 mag will not work. Your forks should have about 7 1/4-7 1/2" travel. If I remember right your lower legs are 1/2" longer than the 74 mag forks. Measure the length of you lower legs top to bottom and let me know the casting number.
    Just in case all else fails I do have a complete straight set of correct 77 360 auto forks with nice chrome.

    Marty
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  6. Vinskord Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    400 CR
    Fork component interchange info from Husky Newsletter #38:

    HNL 38 - Copy.png

    HNL 38 2 - Copy.png
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  7. DeathFromAbove Contributing Member

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 ME76 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Thanks for the info guys, but I think for now I'll make another thread-sert to replace the one that was destroyed.:) Plus I got my stuff back from zinc plating. Yeah Team!:banana:

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  8. oldbikedude Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Honey Brook Pa.
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1988 wr 430 with cr suspension
    Other Motorcycles:
    66flh,67 CA77,76 CR125M,73H1,74ty250
    Your zinc look great
  9. DeathFromAbove Contributing Member

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 ME76 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Thanks OBD. It took a week longer because of Christmas, and I don't know if it's all there yet, but it looks awesome!:cheers: The Lady said that I could put about 50% more in for the same price...100$.:applause: I'll never do my own again!:notworthy: As long as she answers the phone!
  10. oldbikedude Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Honey Brook Pa.
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1988 wr 430 with cr suspension
    Other Motorcycles:
    66flh,67 CA77,76 CR125M,73H1,74ty250
    Yup, it,s the way to go if there is a lot to be done. I have done some "home" plating and it's very time consuming. I could never get that blue huew to my parts but i was only using house hold ingredients for my solution.
  11. DeathFromAbove Contributing Member

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 ME76 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Me either, that's when I started looking for a platter. It's like spackling, I can do it , but I would rather point and pay!
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  12. Brad Burris Husqvarna

    Location:
    Plano,Texas
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1970 400 Cross x two, 10 more
    Other Motorcycles:
    71 Honda cb750 x 2, triumph 750
    Was it an “ocean find”?
  13. DeathFromAbove Contributing Member

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 ME76 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Thanks for reading that far back Brad.:D It came out of western North Carolina. But he may have received it from the Aquaman!:eek:
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  14. DeathFromAbove Contributing Member

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 ME76 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Started building the motor today. Damaged a bearing and can't find the main clutch woodruff. When I get those the trans will be installed. I'll put the motor in the frame tomorrow, and rebuild the forks. Some pics.

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  15. DeathFromAbove Contributing Member

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 ME76 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Got the motor in the frame and the rear shock on!

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  16. DeathFromAbove Contributing Member

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 ME76 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    I repaired the spindle that lost it's internal threads. I went next door to the transmission place and went thru their extra bolt bins and found a 14x1.50 hardened bolt. Drilled and tapped that SOB. I've broken many taps in my time but I was able to get this one 1" into the hardened bolt, the tap flexed something awful, even with tap magic. Cut it to length. Then some high strength lock tight. We'll see if it works tomorrow. Then I can get tis bike on it's wheel.

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  17. motomwo Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Imbler Oregon
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    Many vintage big bore and automatics
    Looks like that will work!

    Marty
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  18. DeathFromAbove Contributing Member

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 ME76 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    I rebuilt the forks with the repaired spindle and It tightened up perfect and came undone perfect, so back together and on the bike. No fluids yet and drain plugs are out so I remember. Installed the fenders I cleaned and painted, and she's looking like a bike again.

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  19. DeathFromAbove Contributing Member

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 ME76 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Checking the main shaft assembly closely I found the circlip is damaged and the spring retainer is extremely tight on the shaft. I also found some trouble with the engagement gear and teeth on the main shaft. Looks like someone welded the ends of the engagement teeth and the gear. I cleaned them up on the lathe and filed the sliding surfaces the best I could. I will probably have a problem with them so if anyone has decent replacements I am interested. I guess this is what... auto... warned me about!

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  20. DeathFromAbove Contributing Member

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 ME76 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    After repair.

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