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

1987 430 barn find. Need some help.

Discussion in 'Vintage Restoration Projects' started by huskyJames, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. Eric The Leg Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Currently Tacoma, WA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1986 WR400, 1985 WRX400, 1979 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    83 Kawasaki KZ 440
    I don't know the carb diameter off hand, the clutch hole and groove are for adjusting your clutch. There's a set screw at the center of that piece you took a picture of, and you stick a nail, small screwdriver, etc through that hole, use it to hold the crown in place and use an alen wrench to turn that set screw to adjust your clutch play.

    When you do set your clutch play, don't adjust it too tight. You lose play as the clutch wears, and if you set it with little-to-no play, you might burn through faster than you think.
  2. huskyJames Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Elverta Ca
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    85 XC500, 87 WR430
    Other Motorcycles:
    85 ATC 200x, 88 rm 125,
    Thank you very much guys!!! Ok 2premo I figured it out, it pops of the cover with out screwing with the springs. I poped it in the case it has 1/4 in play up/down and sideways. It does fit tight in the case though, Is that enough to make it work. are there any other options vs splinting the case to replace half of it. I do have a machinist friend I could talk to. machine them both and add a needle pin bearing?? Its not good, hope it can be fixed, I'M not wanting to split this dam case.

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  3. 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 you have the needle bearing between the idler gear and the shaft? if you have a shim between the bearing and case it may be ok. the needle bearing needs replaced occasionally..
  4. huskyJames Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Elverta Ca
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    85 XC500, 87 WR430
    Other Motorcycles:
    85 ATC 200x, 88 rm 125,
    yes I did replace them. the shaft does not spin in there though right? It got this bad because there was nothing left of the bearings that were in there. I need a few opinions on it how it is now, and if it will work as is. . It does fit tight into the case side. I can machine down the case, put a hardened seat and machine the shaft to fit in the seat, this way it is all tight. It would be a lot of work and I would still have to split the case but its the only way I can think of to fix it and make it strong. Any other simpler ideas are welcome.
  5. Eric The Leg Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Currently Tacoma, WA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1986 WR400, 1985 WRX400, 1979 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    83 Kawasaki KZ 440
    The shaft does not spin in there. I would think that you could drill out the case to make the hole round, press in a sleeve and leave the shaft stock (or maybe replace your shaft with one that isn't chewed up, and leave that one stock). That approach is a common repair when the holes in the clutch cover go out of round on older model clutch covers. Later model clutch covers came from the factory with steel sleeves.
  6. huskyJames Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Elverta Ca
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    85 XC500, 87 WR430
    Other Motorcycles:
    85 ATC 200x, 88 rm 125,
    Ok that sounds like something I was thinking about, It just has to much play. Enough to make me worry anyway. Little by little, I was hoping to have it going this coming up weekend. Hmm Hmm, o well, nice little project.
  7. huskyJames Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Elverta Ca
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    85 XC500, 87 WR430
    Other Motorcycles:
    85 ATC 200x, 88 rm 125,
    I got the shaft cleaned up as good as I could without taking to much off. I had the gear hardened, I would rather go through pawls faster than have the gear wear out like it did. I cleaned up the inner case and machined a steel pilot bearing to fit as a retainer sleeve to fix the problem. Need to take another 4-5 mills more off though, its to tight still. I found a lot of small cracks in the case someone has epoxied up. Some under the water pump. So i will be hunting for a new case if anyone knows anyone who may have one? I will call halls on Tuesday, maybe they can get an updated aftermarket.

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  8. Eric The Leg Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Currently Tacoma, WA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1986 WR400, 1985 WRX400, 1979 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    83 Kawasaki KZ 440
    Looking good. I do think I mis-spoke on the shaft though, it does spin when you are kicking, but stays stationary when the bike is running, so you will want to have a little clearance between your pilot bearing and the shaft.

    Also, the gear faces the other way :)

    When you refer to case, are you talking about the clutch cover or crankcase itself? I'm not 100% clear based on context. You can get clutch covers from HVA Factory. Crankcase you may have to watch ebay for.
  9. jimspac Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR, 82 430WR, 84 250WR, 85 400
    Other Motorcycles:
    86 400WR, 82 Montesa Cota 349
    HVA Factory is the only source for current production replacement clutch covers. NOS is non existent unless one pops out of the woodwork.
  10. 2premo Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Northern NV
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    93 & 99 360, 87 CR250 & 430, 88 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Honda CT 90, KTM 380 EXC Sherco 300


    that is true, so i bought one years ago and set it aside
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  11. huskyJames Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Elverta Ca
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    85 XC500, 87 WR430
    Other Motorcycles:
    85 ATC 200x, 88 rm 125,
    thanks guys. Yes Eric i fiddled around with it and figured out it would spin on kick, I clearance it to hover in there tight but spin as needed. I will start checking out the covers.
  12. Bigbill Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '83 250wr
    Other Motorcycles:
    0 right now
    The carb is a 38mm the 36mm has a thicker wall.

    Drill and ream the hole and epoxy or press in a oil lite bronze bushing. But I would use a harden steel washer as a thrust washer between and case and gear. Go by the teeth line up when you shim it.
  13. 87husky500xc Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Dayton NV
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    15 te300 and 6 others
    Other Motorcycles:
    77 honda xr-75..
    I'm fortunate enough to have a nos replacement that the factory sent my old man since the originals corroded. It's mint never been installed. Don't know which of my bikes it'll end up on yet
  14. fran...k. Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    eastern ct
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    88te 98wr125 2004wr250 others
    Other Motorcycles:
    1993 yam gts (ball joint front end)
    I noticed some familiar damage to the case half near the needle bearing at the starter gear. Most of the kicker gears for that set up which is a bit different than say an 1983 in the teeth have less than desirable surface inside that kicker gear. This is most likely why the needle bearing fails. I did a thread years ago about how to install the shell of a shell needle bearing that is longer and trim off the ends restoring that surface to same as original. I never installed my work. I also did get a replacement gear, new one and that does not have the lightening holes, they probably are nla by now. The shaft in the picture generally is fused together in my experience the part in the hole in the composite picture generally wants to stay stuck to something else. Perhaps it only comes apart to make it easier to produce. I probably tried to improve the case a bit with some epoxy so the shim sat flush.

    Those gears in the pictures in this thread look very good on the teeth. Like in post 43 some shimming may be called for on those starter gears. It has been a while the intermediate gear I think had a champher on one corner of the teeth on most of them which I do not see in these pictures, maybe it is an 1988. I do not think the hole in the case being a bit sloppy is going to be an issue, the cure if it bothers you is install a bronze sleeve.

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  15. huskyJames Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Elverta Ca
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    85 XC500, 87 WR430
    Other Motorcycles:
    85 ATC 200x, 88 rm 125,
    Thanks Frank, thats what I ended up doing. I inserted a steel sleeve after machining it to fit. I left it a tad longer so the bearing could ride against it and not the messed up inner case, picture 1, doesnt look like it but its about 1/8 inch longer. I may try and fit a thin Steele washer between the gear and inner case were the bearing will ride? I am still waiting on a few parts so i can fit it all and play with it. Here are a few pics of it so far. I am having a problem with my kickstarter shaft seals. I went to parts store and sized some out. the outer one, were my finger points in pic 3 keeps walking out on me when the shaft spins. Im ordering some off husky parts to see if it will help. I was told to just run 1 by a friend. Not sure if thats right though. It had two on tear down as shown in pic 2.

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  16. huskyJames Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Elverta Ca
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    85 XC500, 87 WR430
    Other Motorcycles:
    85 ATC 200x, 88 rm 125,
    cant remember how this shifter spring went in. Anyone help? Do I have it messed up? Cant seem to find a clear pic online.

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  17. ajcmbrown Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Michelago, NSW
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1988 400WR
    Other Motorcycles:
    Many
    That looks correct. If it doesn't sit flush on the shaft, you can try to flip it around, it may improve how it sits.
  18. ajcmbrown Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Michelago, NSW
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1988 400WR
    Other Motorcycles:
    Many
    Here's mine fitted, works great. IMG_20150805_203316897_HDR.jpg
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  19. huskyJames Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Elverta Ca
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    85 XC500, 87 WR430
    Other Motorcycles:
    85 ATC 200x, 88 rm 125,
    sweet I think its right. Thanks bud.
  20. Bigbill Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '83 250wr
    Other Motorcycles:
    0 right now
    When I was assembling the 155mm howitzers for the US ARMY every threaded hole I inserted a heli coil. We used a lacquer paint in the threaded hole before we installed the helicoil to glue it in. Just a little will do. If the government trusts helicoil coils and the aircraft industry does too then I have faith in them.


    I have every metric and inch helicoil repair set. I also have 7mm screws too. I drilled and tapped a stripped out exhaust bolt and tapped it 7mm. Either way I can do the repair. I also have snap on thread restorers too.

    I been buying up extra parts when there affordable. Lower case and tranny assemblies, cylinders, cranks, etc. if my son is going to run them into the future he may need parts here and there too.