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. 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
    phil has them...there are some on ebay too. any liquid swede one will work..they are a z instead of being flat
  2. Houredout401 Contributing Member

    Location:
    New England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '77 CR250 '78WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    '76MR250 '83IT250 '84 IT490 '69CT70
    Mike, don't slow down keep the build going. I have had excellent service from HVA Factory - crazy fast shipping to the US.
  3. Skoalman Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    maryland
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 & 83 HUS 430WR
    Other Motorcycles:
    Maico, Penton, KTM, DKW, Rokon, BUL
    MikeDi, if you're still looking for an exhaust stateside, you might want to give HVA guru Marty Strouse (AHRMA member, previous Husqvarna dealer and owner of Paradise Cycle-Kart in PA). He just might be able to help you find what you're looking for.

    In Jan 2013, he rebuilt my 83 Husqvarna motor -- very pleased with his work and HVA expertise. Here's a contact info link: http://www.yellowbot.com/paradise-cycle-kart-reynoldsville-pa.html

    Sidebar: I have an old Dirt Bike magazine test article on this bike, and it stated that this was the best big bore enduro of '83 -- aka, the ultimate "Lazy Man's" bike. True talk, for sure. After the motor was done, I had my Ohlins rebuilt by Drew Smith, installed a proper set of Racetech fork springs, changed out my stock KS for the 84 & up KS lever, went one tooth down on the CS sprocket (from 12 to 11), and finally, put on some very nice aftermarket footpegs. What a difference properly setup bike makes. This bike will go up & around & through anything that's thrown at it...very smooth,tractable with stable and predictable handling. Actually like my aircooled WR430's (82 & 83) more than the four LC 400WR's that I previously owned. Wish you the best on your 430 resto.
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  4. MikeDi Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    U.S.A. New England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Stuck in the 80's vintage
    Thanks for the information, I appreciate any advice at this early stage of the build.


  5. 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,
    When installing the kick start return spring, do you have to wind any tension into the spring or just assemble as is. I took it apart to replace the O ring and felt it snap back.
  6. MikeDi Husqvarna
    A Class

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

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, bike in a box Moto Villa 350
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    send it to NASA,they may be able to figure it out...I mean they sent a man to the moon........:lol:
  8. Houredout401 Contributing Member

    Location:
    New England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '77 CR250 '78WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    '76MR250 '83IT250 '84 IT490 '69CT70
    So we were close, should have thought of the vise trick.
  9. Houredout401 Contributing Member

    Location:
    New England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '77 CR250 '78WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    '76MR250 '83IT250 '84 IT490 '69CT70
    Separate topic, but should the nut that holds primary crank gear on be threadlocked? And does that nut only take 40Nm of torque? When we pulled the primary gear with a puller, it shot off the shaft like it had 200bps of torque on it.
  10. jimspac Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR, 82 430WR, 84 250WR, 85 400
    Other Motorcycles:
    86 400WR, 82 Montesa Cota 349
    It is a right hand thread so the normal engine rotation will keep it from backing off. I have never found any anti lock compound taking a primary gear off.

    When a taper lock has line to line contact, it takes very little torque to seat it, but so much more to release it when removing. You may have noticed there are no key slots in the gear or crankshaft end. Because keys are not needed for a proper taper fit. They were used quite a bit for counter shaft sprockets on some older Euro bikes.
  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
    do not over torque it. you wont get it off. husqvarna engineers arent stupid, theres a reason it has that torque spec.
  12. MikeDi Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    U.S.A. New England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Stuck in the 80's vintage
    It's on there, and it ain't comin' off.. Braaaap.
  13. MikeDi Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    U.S.A. New England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Stuck in the 80's vintage
    I had reached my limit at that point. Let me know when it's time to do yours. Extra hands helped. I'm going to make a tool for holding everything in place for next time.

  14. Joe Chod Moderator

    Location:
    upstate NY
    bring it to Albany NY I will do for you and show you how
    easy once you see it done
  15. 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 modified a pitman arm remover (2 arm) with an exhaust cutoff wheel to fit under the primary gear then use an air impact to break the taper. You can also use a 3 jar puller but be careful as some are thin enough to break
  16. MikeDi Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    U.S.A. New England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Stuck in the 80's vintage
    Thanks guys, we did get it off and reassemble so good to go.
  17. MikeDi Husqvarna
    A Class

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

    Location:
    upstate NY
    scuff off where the front engine mounts touch frame (4 holes) to ensure good ground. same where coil mounts.....swingarm to frame (inside) helps too
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  19. jimspac Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR, 82 430WR, 84 250WR, 85 400
    Other Motorcycles:
    86 400WR, 82 Montesa Cota 349
    Some have added a secondary ground wire between engine and frame as a backup. If you intend to run a single wire kill switch you will need to add a ground between the handlebar and frame. Otherwise use a 2 wire kill switch as one lead goes to the frame. Essential if you have rubber mounted bar clamps.
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  20. MikeDi Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    U.S.A. New England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Stuck in the 80's vintage
    Well, Front rim is split on the seam. a coating of filth hid the crack.