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

1987 Husqvarna WR 430/Suzuki 1996 RM fork swap

Discussion in 'Vintage/Left Kickers' started by Torben45, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Torben45 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1986 Husqvarna 510 TE
    Other Motorcycles:
    Ossa TR 300i, Aermacchi 350,
    Hi,

    I am building a 1987 Husqvarna WR 430 and have a set of 1996 Suzuki RM conventional 49mm forks and was wondering if anyone has done the swap? I am assuming a bearing swap is on order but anything else?
    Thanks!!!
    T
  2. adam6402 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    None
    Someone else here did the same swap awhile back, you might do a thread search.
  3. troy deck Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Republic MO
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    87 250wr 12 cr125
    Other Motorcycles:
    kx65 ty80 rm80 kdx250
    :eek: i have the bike and the forks but no t-clamps or wheel:cry:
  4. wrx Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    845 newyork
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1973 to 1986 husky's various models
    Other Motorcycles:
    RM -250 / Buell / Penton 400 mc5
    I put a complete 2001 cr250r Honda front end on my 1986 400wr. had to turn down the bearing races .015 on a cylindrical grinder to get them to fit in the Husq frame and 2 spanner collars under the top clamp . otherwise it bolted right up. now it has good fork action/ no leaky seals and BRAKES that actually stop .
  5. Torben45 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1986 Husqvarna 510 TE
    Other Motorcycles:
    Ossa TR 300i, Aermacchi 350,
    I searched for it on here and couldn't find it? Lots of other fork swaps but not the one with the 49mm conventionals RM fork?
  6. adam6402 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    None
    Yeah I can't find it either. Now it's going to drive me crazy. I know I saw it somewhere, had gold anodized lowers with a silver rim bolted up to a white husky. As I recall, it bolted straight up.
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  7. GaryM Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Austin, Tx
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1981 430cr second 430 CR 500cr
    Other Motorcycles:
    1981 490 Maico
    Working on issue on 500CR - this bike is was started by craig of husky newsletter fame. He sold before I could purchase it - but I found the buyer who did not finish either and purchased bike at great price. ( sorry long story )

    Problem on this bike to be solved is the larger fork tubes hit the tank and you turn the larger dia forks. So, do I move tank mount back, use 80 seat, smaller tank, cut and re-weld tank ?

    All engine work is ready for finish just have to put it together. Bike came with two brand new tanks, new never used ohlins. . Thought pic would help on ideas on late model fork installs for others
    500 cr project.jpg
  8. adam6402 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    None
    Well, depends on what you want graphics wise for the tank. I think a 1980 CR tank in white might look cool, by won match up well if you plan on 83 side panel graphics. I like what Husky37 did with the WP Extreme forks, very clean. Although I must say those Ohlins forks look extra nifty!
  9. slosh Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 wr 430, 84 wr 500, 86 cr 500
    Other Motorcycles:
    93 Husqvarna wr250, 99 Suzuki rmx250
    Pretty sure wildebeest from UK bolted up a set on his 82 "silverstreak" custom about a year ago.
  10. 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
    I like that tank. I envision vertical curved channel notches in the tank for the forks to tuck into. Would look even more trick than it already does.
  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
    gary, wouldnt it be possible to do something with the steering stops? or would this restrict steering too much for you?
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  12. Torben45 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1986 Husqvarna 510 TE
    Other Motorcycles:
    Ossa TR 300i, Aermacchi 350,
    So an update on the WR/96 RM fork swap. Everything bolts up perfect with a bearing change. The measurements are very, very close to stock with a slight increase in travel.
  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
    Got any pics
  14. Torben45 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1986 Husqvarna 510 TE
    Other Motorcycles:
    Ossa TR 300i, Aermacchi 350,
    Not yet...but will have some soon!
  15. adam6402 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    None
    When you say bearing change, I assume you mean to the husky bearings and races? If not post up the bearing swap details.
  16. Bigbill Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '83 250wr
    Other Motorcycles:
    0 right now
    The '85 to '88 has the cut outs for the fork tubes in the tank?

    Funny when husqvarna used olins it wasn't cool, husqvarnas weren't cool unless you owned one b
    Ack then, but when Yamaha purchased the olin company and the awesome quality olin shocks appeared on dirt bikes, to snowmobiles they were more famous then the invention of pockets on your pants go figure.
  17. Torben45 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1986 Husqvarna 510 TE
    Other Motorcycles:
    Ossa TR 300i, Aermacchi 350,
    The '87 i'm doing has cutout on tank. I am using the 49mm Conventional twin chamber Showa fork so there is more room up top than a USD. It JUST clears the tank.
  18. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, bike in a box Moto Villa 350
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    get into a high speed "tank slapper" and all your problems will be solved. two custom made fork shaped channels in the tank...put on some longer steering stops, paint her up and all will be cool:D
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  19. Torben45 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1986 Husqvarna 510 TE
    Other Motorcycles:
    Ossa TR 300i, Aermacchi 350,
    [IMG]

    Attached Files:

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  20. Torben45 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1986 Husqvarna 510 TE
    Other Motorcycles:
    Ossa TR 300i, Aermacchi 350,
    Here are the forks mounted up. Have to play with fork height but they are the RM 125 forks that have the lighter spring/dampening. [IMG]

    Attached Files:

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