My first Husky! Purchased this 1980 WR 390 off of a Facebook page ad. I saw here and knew I had to save her from possibly being parted out. She had been in a garage fire and all the plastics were melted as well as the cable sheaths, etc. The rims were scorched black and the tank singed and blistered. First night home... She was so greasy and dirty that she would slide right off the stand so I sprayed her down with gunk degreaser and let her soak for an hour... Some Specialty Reducer and elbow grease and the rims cleaned up rather well... The rear after cleaning. The front before cleaning... The rear was worse than this! Before even trying to start her a good carb cleaning was in order... The carb broken down before going into my ultrasonic cleaner. I checked for spark and reinstalled the carb... After working up a sweat kicking and pulling the plug several times and finding no fuel on the plug I sat down for a drink... I pulled the carb off and stuck my fingers into the intake to be sure the reeds were intact and not stuck. I pulled the reed block and made sure the reeds worked. I put the carb back on and kicked some more... still no fuel to the plug! I had another cocktail and thought some more.... Then it hit me! The exhaust could be clogged and since nothing can get out of the exhaust then nothing can get in through the intake! Pulled the pipe expecting a mouse nest or something like that... What I found was the bottom bend of the exhaust was filled with fuel... While I had the pipe off I figured the base of the engine also was loaded with fuel so I turned the bike upside down in the dirt... Another pint or so came out while turning the engine with the plug out. Note the dark spot under the bike... I tried to embed a video but no luck... I'll work on that! Anyway she runs, she shifts and rides... I have played around with her for a few weeks now and once I get the parts I ordered and fit them up (plastics, etc) I will be tearing her down to have the frame powder coated then build her back up... More to follow.