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

1982 430 WR reading crank case oil level

Discussion in 'Vintage/Left Kickers' started by Chris Rowan, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Chris Rowan Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Burnaby, BC
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1982 430 WR
    I know from a specs chart that the crankcase is to hold 1.4L of 20W Motor Oil, but short of measuring the volume before adding it, is there a visual inspection level? When I open the oil cap, is it supposed to be, say, 2 inches from the top, or something? Filled right to the top?
    Thanks,
    C.
  2. Dewy123 Husqvarna
    A Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 WR430, 83 TE510 Bitsa
    Other Motorcycles:
    Lots of old Vinduro Bikes & Pre75-80
    I always, well the old man who has owned his 82 WR 430 since new has filled it to the bottom of the crank shaft gear nut.
    No idea how much oil that is but? Sorry I can't help any more. Probably take more notice next time you put a freash lot of oil in it. And next time i do ours i will put 1.4L in it and see were it comes up to. Thanks Dewy.
  3. Kartwheel68 Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Newnan, Georgia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 125XC, 250XC, 430XC, 430WR, 250CR
    Other Motorcycles:
    83 175WR , 76 250WR, 74 250 Mag
    I dont measure, I just "eyeball" 1.5 bottles. Half a bottle by eye is close enough.
  4. 2premo Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Northern NV
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    93 360, 87 CR250, 82 87 88 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Sherco 300
    in the fill hole fill it to the bend in the case
    fill it correctly and you will see this
    it was in my owners manual
  5. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, bike in a box Moto Villa 350
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    Check out my rebuild thread, some nice punter slipped in the official "how to measure the oil level" page from a manual.
  6. 2premo Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Northern NV
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    93 360, 87 CR250, 82 87 88 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Sherco 300
    something like this one trans-oil.jpg

    a picture is worth a thousand words
    well in this case maybe 50 -60
  7. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, bike in a box Moto Villa 350
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    That be it, who would have thoughts the Swedes would be all technical about something like this:confused:
  8. 2premo Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Northern NV
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    93 360, 87 CR250, 82 87 88 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Sherco 300
    don't forget they have VEEEERRRyyy long nights in the winter to sit down and design
    yhey are great machinists too
  9. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, bike in a box Moto Villa 350
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    if they are great machinists?? why didnt they put in a simple oil level bolt like everyone else? That way you can use the foot test for oil level. when it runs onto your thongs, you know it full!
    Picklito likes this.
  10. Picklito Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Northern Kalifornia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    430, 430, 430...
    Other Motorcycles:
    KTM 150xcw
    Because they don't need an oil level bolt. They gave us a huge filler hole we can look right down into and see the oil, and they gave us a liter and a half oil volume. THAT's the swedish way.
  11. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, bike in a box Moto Villa 350
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300