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

1987 husqvarna xc 250

Discussion in 'Vintage/Left Kickers' started by shizcol, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. shizcol Husqvarna

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    87 xc 250
    i might be getting a 1987 husqvarna xc 250, wondering if anyone can help me in finding parts, and if theres a big difference between the cr 250, wr 250, and the xc 250? im new to these bikes and know nothing at all.. just thought it was a good deal and might be picking it up.. any help would be apreciated.. thanks
  2. shizcol Husqvarna

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    87 xc 250
    So i picked up this bike today. 1987 husqvarna xc 250 and let me just say.. Wow this bike has power. It has so muh power it scares me. Lol i like it. I got it for 250 bucks and the guy said it didnt run i just started kickin and kickin it and finaly it popped a few times and then it ran. Took it for a ride and it is one crazy machine. The power band is so intense it gave me a whip lash. I guess i just wasnt expecting it. I need to do
    Some work to it tho. It needs 2 tires, rear sprocket, rear brakes, clutch slips, and as far as i can see thas about it. The handlebars are really narrow i find. But its gonna be a fun project. Im working on getting the rear wheel adjustments to work with me. They are so rusted that they turn really hard and cant really get them to go in far enough. I think i have to remove a link in my chain cause the chain is wicked loose and the rear wheel is all the way back as far as it will go. Can anyone help me find a place that sells parts?

    Here are a couple
    Pics of the bike..
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  3. Coffee CH Owner

    Location:
    Between homes - in ft Wayne IN
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2006 TE250, 2013 TR650 Terra
    Looks great :)

    I will move this over to vintage since it is older than 1988 so you will get more responses. Click on the Housekeeping button if you want it moved back for some reason.
  4. shizcol Husqvarna

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    87 xc 250
    Ok thanks
  5. husky jim Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    st.peters mo
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    14 WR300,87 430wr,86 430ae,88 250wr
    Other Motorcycles:
    BWM R1150Rt
    Soak the chain adjuster bolts in some penetrating oil like Liquid Wrench. Let soak awhile then work the bolts back and forth slowly, apply more oil while you do. Just don't break them off, replace bolts when you do get them out. It took me a few days. If you are in the U.S. Raymond at Hall's Husqvarna Springfield Illinois.
  6. fran...k. Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    eastern ct
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    420ae 98wr125 2004wr250 others
    Other Motorcycles:
    electric freeride 1993 yam gts
    Generally Halls is the first place to see if you can get parts. They seem to be having less than they did a few years ago but some things like rubber parts to hold the exhaust on are actually less expensive than they used to be. There is a section on this part of this forum where to get parts.

    If you can get the bolts out of the swingarm that adjust the chain and clean them up and never seize treatment. Sprocket specialists will make any number tooth rear you want if they don't stock it. You need coutnersunk holes, or both countersunk and normal which you don't use the normal. If the chain is ok you could just get a tooth or two bigger, You have to take out two rollers if you go that route. Well one could mess around with industrial half link stuff but not recommended. In theory two rollers should move the axle 5/8 inch. I like to try and make sure the front one has equal amount of splines sticking out on both sides, some places want to sell you ones with less spline and a washer. As for the clutch if you take that cover off there is a plsce to stick a rod like an allen wrench to keep the thing from spinning, loosen it and make sure that the rod isn't under pressure and adjust the cable. If that doesn't work you would most likely need plates which are different than 86 and earlier.

    Looks like it should have a lot of life left before it is worn out just from the lack of wear on the seat lettering. The xc is probably the best one in my opinion. You have the wide ratio six speed and the longer travel suspention. Not sure what is the most reliable ignition set up 25 or so years later but it has some output for lights. At least I think it is that way for the 250. The cr might have had an upside down fork, a first generation power valve a 5 speed transmission and a different rear brake set up though you can get the parts sheets off halls website and see for yourself. Make sure you keep the swingarm pivot bolt tight.
  7. Daniel508s Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Vacaville, CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2009 TC510
    Other Motorcycles:
    2009 Suzuki RMz450, 2013 KTM250sx
    Cafe Husky website sponsor MotoXotica could help you with stuff too. Give them a call, they ship worldwide.
  8. shizcol Husqvarna

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    87 xc 250
    thanks man.. i called a few places today was able to find a salvage place will find out tomorrow what he has when he calls back
  9. shizcol Husqvarna

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    87 xc 250
    i apreciate all this guys.. i know nothing about these bikes.. mine is in ok shape. it looks real bad when u get close to it ( alot of oil from the exhaust splatered all over the bike and stuff but other then that it is all there.. cosmeticly the bike is in good shape.. the rear brakes i was able to fix lol.. i took the rear wheel off and took the cover off and the shoes werent even attached to the springs..the shoes are like new.. and i was able to get the adjuster bolts out of the swing arm for the rear wheel. just got to get me a new sprocket, tires, and a clutch kit.. and then once i get the bugs out of it, i want to tear it all down, paint the frame and clean it all nice.. this bike is rare.. i plan on trying to restore it as much as possible.. also, what parts from the wr 250 will work on here..wil the wr rear sprocket work on it? i found alot more parts for the the wr then the xc on ebay.. any more help would be apreciated.. u guys have been greeat so far.. keep the info coming..

    another thing i wanted to ask some of u with this bike.. something happend when i was riding it. theres a c clip that goes on the carb needle (the big one that goes down through the slide). and made the needle just sit there and caused my bike to bog at open throttle.. i found a new c clip and was able to put it on, but there are like 4 or 5 grooves that the c clip can go on.. which one does it go on? i used the highest setting i dunno if its right but i was able to run it but the idle is a lil funky.. any help with this? again.. thanks for all ur help.. its very helpful.
  10. shizcol Husqvarna

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    87 xc 250
    Im finding alot of parts for the wr and cr but when it comes to the xc its very hard to find parts for it. Does the wr and xc have the same engine? And would sprockets for a cr 250 or wr 250 work. They look the same
  11. fran...k. Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    eastern ct
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    420ae 98wr125 2004wr250 others
    Other Motorcycles:
    electric freeride 1993 yam gts
    https://www.halls-cycles.com/Catalog/PDF/Husqvarna .PDFs/1980-1989/87_all_models.pdf

    http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/vi...ech-data-and-husvarna-service-bulletins.4694/

    These two links will enable you to verify which parts from a cr or wr are exactly the same.

    Things change from year to year, generally the wr and xc are pretty similar the xc has longer travel suspention and the wr comes with a headlight of sorts. the cr have a bit less frame in the back often a bit smaller tank, a different rear brake set up sometimes a different transmission which may or may not have different primary drive. There are different years and displacements and I don't feel inclined to do the research for you but that is a bit of it.

    I also don't think it is rare. I consider the 87-88 as one model and they made so many perhaps to bump up the selling price of the company, that an 1988 four stroke could be bought for about $300 less than an 1983 two stroke of similar displacement cost five years prior.

    Oh that carb needle thing is used to tune the air fuel mixture. It isn't supposed to effect it at idle or much at full throttle. The farther down the needle is the leaner it runs in the portion of throttle opening that effects which is probably most of the range just not the extremes of idle and full to much degree. There is a jet the needle goes into and without stating what number is on that even someone with an identical bike can't really advise. The stock needle, needle jet, and clip position should be on that tech reference pdf linked above. Altitude makes quite a difference but if you get fussy temp and humidity can as well.

    fran
  12. husky jim Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    st.peters mo
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    14 WR300,87 430wr,86 430ae,88 250wr
    Other Motorcycles:
    BWM R1150Rt
    The c clip goes on the center grove. Make sure when you put it back together, needle first then the hold down plate, that traps the needle. The oil coming out the exhaust is normal with a fuel mixture of 20:1, new exhaust springs and a little bit of high temp silicone on the pipe to cyclinder connection and the pipe to silencer connection. Almost all the parts for the 87-88 will enterchange but there are some differences so do your homework.
  13. shizcol Husqvarna

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    87 xc 250
    Wow i cant thank u guys enough. U guys are fricken awesome. I did alot of research so far. I been finding more and more stuff as i read up. I will keep up with this thread as time goes. I thank u guys so much for ur help. I was able to find some sprockets on ebay and i was able to take mine off. Just waiting for pay day to get the parts. I need a new axle nut now cause when i was pounding the axle out to get the rear wheel of i kinda messed the nut up. Now i just need to find a clutch kit. Thanks again guys