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

1983 WR 250 Project

Discussion in 'Vintage Restoration Projects' started by jt-438, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. jt-438 Husqvarna
    B Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 250
    Other Motorcycles:
    2013 husaberg fe 250
    When I was growing up my dad always talked about how good the old Husky's were. A few years ago I was looking on craigslist and found this bike. $500 dollars later I was the proud owner of a pretty rough non running 1983 WR 250. The bike was pretty complete so it was a good starting point. After a year of working on it, it was finally "finished" [IMG]

    When I bought my new TC 125 I had graphics made to make it look like my 1983 and I think it turned out awesome. [IMG]

    Now I'm updating the suspension and brakes a little by adding a set of 4054 WP forks and a Brembo front brake set up. I still have the original front suspension and wheel in case I decide to go back to the original setup.

    [IMG]
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  2. disonny Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    upstate ny
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    73 360 wr/rt, 75 wr250 78 cr250,
    Other Motorcycles:
    83 wr250, 84 wr400
    Nice bike. I have the same bike, but not as pretty. Should be great with the upgrades.
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  3. wrx Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    845 newyork
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1973 to 1986 husky's various models
    Other Motorcycles:
    RM -250 / Buell / Penton 400 mc5
    sweet ride good luck with it .
  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
    sweet bike, and yes, your father is very correct.
  5. oldbikedude Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Honey Brook Pa.
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1988 wr 430 with cr suspension
    Other Motorcycles:
    66flh,67 CA77,76 CR125M,73H1,74ty250
    Nice bike. Your 125's graphics look great. Do you know what bike those forks came off? Just curious.
  6. jimspac Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR, 82 430WR, 84 250WR, 85 400
    Other Motorcycles:
    86 400WR, 82 Montesa Cota 349
    The bike is done very nice.Did you bob the rear loop or did you get it like that? It has the center guard rail under the engine so it has to be a WO or XO frame prefix.
  7. jt-438 Husqvarna
    B Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 250
    Other Motorcycles:
    2013 husaberg fe 250

    The forks came off of a 1986 ATK. I found it setting in a junk yard, bought the front wheel, forks and triple clamps for $25.00.
  8. jt-438 Husqvarna
    B Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 250
    Other Motorcycles:
    2013 husaberg fe 250

    It was already cut. When I bought it, the bike still had the original WR decals on the plastic. So I'm pretty sure its a WR, it also originally had a black seat cover.
  9. jt-438 Husqvarna
    B Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 250
    Other Motorcycles:
    2013 husaberg fe 250
    It turned out pretty good, just have to rebuild the mastercylinder and it will be good to go.
    [IMG]

    I know its not a Husky but here is my next project I need to finish. 1983 MX 250 KTM.


    [IMG]
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  10. jt-438 Husqvarna
    B Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 WR 250
    Other Motorcycles:
    2013 husaberg fe 250
    [IMG]


    I guess it helps if I upload the picture the correct way!
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  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
    it
    its ok, that one has the kicker on the "right" side!
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  12. jimspac Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR, 82 430WR, 84 250WR, 85 400
    Other Motorcycles:
    86 400WR, 82 Montesa Cota 349
    So are the lights going back on or are you planning on multi purposing it? I plan to set up mine versatile so I can ride enduros or hare scrambles. If the mood strikes Unadilla Rewind Weekend.

    No problem with the KTM, Husqvarna and KTM are now siblings.
  13. oldbikedude Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Honey Brook Pa.
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1988 wr 430 with cr suspension
    Other Motorcycles:
    66flh,67 CA77,76 CR125M,73H1,74ty250
    Husky looks great & I love the "other" bike
  14. slosh Husqvarna
    A Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 wr 430, 84 wr 500, 86 cr 500
    Other Motorcycles:
    93 Husqvarna wr250, 99 Suzuki rmx250
    The Ktm is cool, but the Husky just looks so much better out of the two 83 models.
  15. ruwfo Administrator

    Location:
    NJ
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1980 390CR,1982 430CR, 1987 250WR
    The KTM looks sort of weird , like the mid 80's Kawasaki's, something with back suspension look & the rear fender.

    great bikes, just NOT my cup of tea in styling .. Now the Husky a different story...:thumbsup:
  16. oldbikedude Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Honey Brook Pa.
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1988 wr 430 with cr suspension
    Other Motorcycles:
    66flh,67 CA77,76 CR125M,73H1,74ty250
    Your description is dead on. I agree, the husky is way better looking but I like different & the KTM is different for sure.
  17. 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
    im always amazed at how much the primary kick swedes and the 80s ktm engines look...who copied who? i know the primary kick husky existed in prototypes and works racers late 70s...
  18. oldbikedude Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Honey Brook Pa.
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1988 wr 430 with cr suspension
    Other Motorcycles:
    66flh,67 CA77,76 CR125M,73H1,74ty250
    JT, what kind of fork guards are on that husky? Do you know who makes them?
  19. ruwfo Administrator

    Location:
    NJ
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1980 390CR,1982 430CR, 1987 250WR
    JT, what kind of fork guards are on that husky? Do you know who makes them? Looks like Acerbis to me
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  20. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, bike in a box Moto Villa 350
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    ditch the disc cover and cut the side plates down to reveal all that "air" behind the twinshox and it would look sensational....