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. stormer254 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    More than I dare let her know
    Other Motorcycles:
    Yes!
    Hi, I am afraid that your gear engagement will be very unlikely to work, George at Uptite will do the job, sourcing those new parts is extremely difficult!
    Steve good mourning.
    If you are asking if I can refurbish the Mainshaft that goes thru the Main drum and the gear that engages on to it. Yes I do fix them.
    Just press the shaft out and send them.
    Later George
    Up-Tite Husqvarna/Beta
    111 West Dyer Road #B
    Santa Ana , California. 92707
    714 540-2920
  2. motomwo Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Imbler Oregon
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    Many vintage big bore and automatics
    I had Forest Stahl repair three sets of the main shafts and 1st gears several years ago. I installed two and they are all still working great. You may also want to change that 1st gear with the one the has the needle bearing pressed in the bore of the bearing. I may have an extra set still available (can't remember for sure at this moment). PM if you want.

    Marty
  3. DeathFromAbove in your rusty scabbard now the sand has taken seed

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    2x 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Is forstall still doing business?
  4. motomwo Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Imbler Oregon
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    Many vintage big bore and automatics
    Yes, I just dialed his numbered and got his answering machine since it is Saturday.

    Marty
  5. DeathFromAbove in your rusty scabbard now the sand has taken seed

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    2x 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Thanks Marty I'll try him on Monday as I have two sets of these shaft and gear one of them is pretty roach but it does have the bearing in the back of the the gear I'll see what he says about them whether he can fix them or what if he can't then I'll be looking for shaft and and a gear so you may be my next call. Chris
  6. DeathFromAbove in your rusty scabbard now the sand has taken seed

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    2x 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Called George at Up-Tite, and he's too busy right now. Says he moved and has some 40 motors to build. Told him I would call back in late Feb. I'll try to run what I have and if I screw it up at least there is Feb. Seems Forrest Stal is still sick, he was when I talked to him last year. Hoping and Praying for him! Thanks for the info guys. Chris
  7. DeathFromAbove in your rusty scabbard now the sand has taken seed

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    2x 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    What am I missing?
  8. DeathFromAbove in your rusty scabbard now the sand has taken seed

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    2x 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Got the bike on it's wheels! But it's gonna be hard to start!

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  9. stormer254 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    More than I dare let her know
    Other Motorcycles:
    Yes!
    Nothing a bit of tape would not sort out!
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  10. DeathFromAbove in your rusty scabbard now the sand has taken seed

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    2x 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Found both of the fork drain holes were stripped. Installed 3/8-16 x 6-1.0 thread serts, and milled them flat.

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  11. DeathFromAbove in your rusty scabbard now the sand has taken seed

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    2x 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Thanks Marty, Looks new and a great price. Super fast shipping! Chris

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  12. motomwo Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Imbler Oregon
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    Many vintage big bore and automatics
    Your welcome and thank you!

    Marty
  13. DeathFromAbove in your rusty scabbard now the sand has taken seed

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    2x 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    The new main shaft has a bigger gear than the old one. So it wouldn't fit to the kick gear idler. I found that the rotted trans had the same big gear so I salvaged the kick gear and idler gear and they fit with the new shaft. I put the new (to me ) main shaft in the drum. Then assembled the trans by lifting the disengagement lever shaft. I put the main clutch drum on the crankshaft with the bearings and then the woodruff key, adding the clutch assembly and the spring cover by Gritzner on fleabay. It won't fit without some extra bending so in my BV&H it went for some massaging to make it fit without touching the springs. Then I made the holding tool for the clutch assembly and followed the instructions I got with the retainer for final assembly. New gasket and clean fasteners and it is together! The retainer misses the cover by about 3/16" so no milling the cover. I have some super magnets ordered and will put those on the cover when I change the oil after the first run as I'll need to re-torque the crank and fly wheel nut then.

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  14. DeathFromAbove in your rusty scabbard now the sand has taken seed

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    2x 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    All closed up for the first run!:notworthy:

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  15. 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
    Congratulations, thats got to feel good!
  16. DeathFromAbove in your rusty scabbard now the sand has taken seed

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    2x 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Yes OBD, awesome! Still the end is not near, chain and sprockets, cables, controls, and on and on! But after all the crap with the original and replacement motors !!:cheers: Does anyone know where to get a billet oil cap ??
  17. stormer254 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    More than I dare let her know
    Other Motorcycles:
    Yes!
    Looking good!!
  18. DeathFromAbove in your rusty scabbard now the sand has taken seed

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    2x 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Does anyone know why the size difference in the main shaft gear? Was it a year change, or to fix a part that was breaking a lot? I would think that more teeth on the gears make a more positive control and a less vague feel. Why were both the different gears on the same year motor, knowing that these early auto motors were kind of interchangeable. What's the diff and why? I don't have a disengagement cable yet, but the lever feels tight and I did not check the engagement gear 1st to the secondary shaft gear. Looks like I should take it apart to make sure. Sheesh! Sitting here drinking beer and second guessing my self.
  19. stormer254 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    More than I dare let her know
    Other Motorcycles:
    Yes!
    I know the feeling but least they are easy to take apart!
  20. motomwo Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Imbler Oregon
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    Many vintage big bore and automatics
    Chris,
    Your OK, Husky used the same 1st gear ratio on the 360, 390 and 420 autos. They changed the mainshaft/gear late at the end of the 360auto and the beginning of the 390amx. I have also seen the 360 autos with the two different mainshaft/gear. Double check the gear on the kick lever shaft matches the idler gear. If you need a different kick shaft gear let me know and I will send you one.

    Marty