Husqvarna Motorcycles Made In Sweden - About 1988 and older
Discussion in 'Vintage/Left Kickers' started by DeathFromAbove, May 28, 2018.
Is the tank supposed to be this high in the rear? I need a tank strap.
Nice work DFA, looking forward to updates!
I love building them, but can't ride for shit. Went to the Irish valley race and being my first was optimistic. That 450 killed me I DNF, not even one lap! Granted I'm fat and it was pretty muddy, buy I'm looking for an early 175 to build, in the mean time I think I found a 1974 Honda 175. The big bikes are gonna be my dirt road rides. I want to try with the smaller bike and see if I can kinda compete! We'll see!
Tank in the rear looks about the right height for that style of tank. You should have just one rubber oem tunnel pad on the top frame tube.
Forget the Honda! Buy my restored 1975 husky 175XC!!!
I'm sure it's sweet Marty , but I can only afford them totally trashed . But you can post a pic and pm the price after the missis heads off to bed!
So I have been having trouble with the auto starting and keeping it running, no control with the idle screw. Started to look at the ignition AGAIN, and saw the exhaust marks on the front down tube looked a little high compared to the exhaust port. Pulled the exhaust and found the cylinder head nuts were loose!! The 2 bolts were tight but the nuts were loose. Pulled the head and there was a huge oil slick out the front of the head. Cleaned it up and reset the head. Torqued everything down and reinstalled the pipe hoping I found the problem. The bike started right up and controlled with the idle screw. Yeah team!! Now that I think about it, the kicker felt a little soft lately. So I learned a lesson. Also changed the rear shocks to a set I bought from Marty, and the bike feels much better to ride, still a little different with the front brake on the left and no shifter! Looks like I'll be selling a set of Ohlins, not sure what bike they would be for. Chris