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

1983 Husky 430WR Resto NETRA Hare Scrambles

Discussion in 'Vintage Restoration Projects' started by MikeDi, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. MikeDi Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    U.S.A. New England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Stuck in the 80's vintage
    So i'm starting into my winter project. Back in the day I couldn't afford the milk wagon, but i finally got one. Having said that, it's a tired horse.
    I've started to line up sources and tear it down primarily making a list as I go.

    If you have any suggestions or recommendations, feel free to chime in. Thanks Mikedi

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  2. ruwfo Administrator

    Location:
    NJ
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1980 390CR,1982 430CR, 1987 250WR
    Good starting point & a real good model, keep us posted on your progress, and of course
    post plenty of pictures...good luck
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  3. jimspac Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR, 82 430WR, 84 250WR, 85 400
    Other Motorcycles:
    86 400WR, 82 Montesa Cota 349
    Hello Mike where are you in New England? I am in north central CT and grew up in western MA. I used to ride NETRA Jr and reg Enduros in the mid to late 70's
  4. justintendo klotz super techniplate junkie

    Location:
    mercer, pa/northwest pa
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    84 250,86 400,87 430,88 250,95 360
    Other Motorcycles:
    99 kawasaki zrx 1100
    real nice starting point. hopefully no bad surprises..
  5. troy deck Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Republic MO
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    87 250wr 12 cr125
    Other Motorcycles:
    kx65 ty80 rm80 kdx250
    looks like a solid core to me hope it doesn't need much and go's smoothly
  6. MikeDi Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    U.S.A. New England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Stuck in the 80's vintage
    Jim, I'm in Southern Rhode Island. There's two NETRA vintage HS, come on by and check it out. Lots of bikes to check out and you'll feel right at home. Probably know a few guys also.
  7. MikeDi Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    U.S.A. New England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Stuck in the 80's vintage
    Well, pulled the motor out doesn't seem to be shifting.
  8. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, big space in shed
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    cool bike, will come up a treat. you going to split the engine for a reseal?
  9. MikeDi Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    U.S.A. New England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Stuck in the 80's vintage
    Most likely going to freshen up the engine seals. Might as well do it right!
  10. Joe Chod Moderator

    Location:
    upstate NY
    if you can find a later water cooler....put in the clutch and primary gear....better ration and easier start up....have to go up a tooth or 2 on front though
  11. justintendo klotz super techniplate junkie

    Location:
    mercer, pa/northwest pa
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    84 250,86 400,87 430,88 250,95 360
    Other Motorcycles:
    99 kawasaki zrx 1100
    a liquid cooled clutch actuating arm is a nice little bolt on too
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  12. MikeDi Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    U.S.A. New England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Stuck in the 80's vintage
    keep those tips coming! I appreciate to know how to set up this old horse
  13. MikeDi Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    U.S.A. New England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Stuck in the 80's vintage

    Joe, what year would work? By later you mean like 87?
  14. Joe Chod Moderator

    Location:
    upstate NY
    84 400 85 86 .......later clutch basket was different
  15. Bigbill Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '83 250wr
    Other Motorcycles:
    0 right now
    Years ago I had two of these 83/430wr's very tractable power. The newer clutch basket held an extra clutch plate too?
  16. MikeDi Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    U.S.A. New England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Stuck in the 80's vintage
    Hey guys, I just pulled a rookie move. Bought a pipe online. Was advertised as a 83 CR500 430 WR pipe. the mounts are all in the wrong spots, no biggie, but it contacts the frame in two spots so it's going to vibrate like a tuning fork.
    i have to send it back, Should a CR500 pipe fit? It looks to me like the bends are the same but the shortened head portion of the pipe tells me has me concerned about low end. if you have one for sale let me know also. i don't want to screw around with trial and error.
  17. jimspac Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR, 82 430WR, 84 250WR, 85 400
    Other Motorcycles:
    86 400WR, 82 Montesa Cota 349
    I got lucky getting a pipe for the 83 430WR I am building with a 1982 430WR engine(no difference, same engine number). I traded a stock 84 - ? LC expansion chamber for a pipe that looked like the 83 430WR chamber I had been looking for for over 5 years and it turned out to be the one.

    I remember someone asking the same question you did and one of the former pro riders here told him there is a difference between the 430 & 500 chamber and that the 500 pipe would not work properly on the 430. Stock pipes are scarce because the 430WR was a one year finale model. To answer the possible next question the 82 430WR chamber does not fit even close enough to consider moving brackets on. If you can get a 500CR pipe in and mount it, it would be worth the effort to put 20mm extension in the head pipe to enhance the low end and mid range. The chamber cones may be too large so compare to the chamber you took off assuming you started with one.

    I just checked the picture you posted and I would have to ask, Is there something wrong with the pipe that was on it? I would not change from the stock pipe for New England riding but put a more effective silencer on it. Few people need more power than the stock 430 anything has.
  18. MikeDi Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    U.S.A. New England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Stuck in the 80's vintage
    Thanks Jim, The stock pipe is completely rotted and too far gone to repair. Mice took up residence and the pi$$ rusted the pipe from the inside out. The chamber seems too large so it contacts the frame. Of course I could make a couple of well placed modifications with a hammer. ha ha
  19. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, big space in shed
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    if you can find a good pipe maker, he will whip up a nice custom for you. Geoff Morris Concepts in aus does good pipes
  20. MikeDi Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    U.S.A. New England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Stuck in the 80's vintage
    Thanks, I called a couple here in the states but no one has the proper jig. I've seen some of Geoff's pipes on another forum, nice work. thanks for the suggestion.