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

390 Kick Arm Stripped

Discussion in 'Vintage/Left Kickers' started by tigercnk, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. tigercnk Husqvarna

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1980 CR390
    Other Motorcycles:
    82 ktm 495 and a 490 Maico
    The kick starter on my 80 CR 390 has stripped. The splines are toast. Can’t seem to find a used unit in good condition. If anyone has a good used unit please PM me
    Aloha
    Tiger
  2. Crashaholic Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Antelope Valley, CA.
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    73 450 DM
    Do you need the kicker lever, the kicker shaft, or both?
  3. Bigbill Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '83 250wr
    Other Motorcycles:
    0 right now
    eBay? I think the 250/360 shafts of that era are the same. Any pics? The splines changed one year.
  4. markt2 Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Nevada
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1976 250CR (times 2)
    Other Motorcycles:
    Several vintage Yamahas
    The levers come up on ebay every once in a while... Often for crazy prices. If you're patient you can find a good one at a decent price.

    In a pinch the far more common kick levers from the earlier bikes... at least back to the start of the GP frames in 1975 and probably a couple years earlier... should be adaptable to your bike... but you lose the nice way the lever swings out and away.
  5. tigercnk Husqvarna

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1980 CR390
    Other Motorcycles:
    82 ktm 495 and a 490 Maico
    The splnes on kick unit itself are stripped, not the shaft it attaches to. So essential I need the entire unit. I found a used
    arm on ebay, splnes appear to be ok. No
    NOS to be found unfortunately.
  6. markt2 Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Nevada
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1976 250CR (times 2)
    Other Motorcycles:
    Several vintage Yamahas
    Save the old one! Another thing that goes wrong is the lever part splits where it slips over the stub on splined part. I had one do that and have seen some split like that on ebay. I was thinking I still might have the splined piece from my old one and was going to look for it this weekend... but glad you found one!

    Also be careful about installing the new one... easiest with the cover off... lots of threads on here about it. You probably know this already but if you install the splined piece wound up to where the internal kick gears engage too soon it's very likely the cover could break on a kick back.
  7. stormer254 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    More than I dare let her know
    Other Motorcycles:
    Yes!
    Probably the poorest part of the Husqvarna design, fine splines, hitting the footpeg and on the left side, plus the vibration of single cylinder engine is not a recipe for a long life. This has lead to a pretty extreme shortage of kickers and the only other one I have found with the same splines is the similar era Rotax 2t, probably even harder to find!!
  8. DeathFromAbove My Cat Says AREAR!

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    2x 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    I welded mine on the 450, no problems since. If I need to pull it, it's easy to grind it off. The shafts are fairly available.
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  9. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, bike in a box Moto Villa 350
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
  10. DeathFromAbove My Cat Says AREAR!

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    2x 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    HAHAHAHAHAH!! The pot has been stirred!
    hvaloz2 likes this.
  11. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, bike in a box Moto Villa 350
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    :thinking: i might have been suckered...:mad:
  12. DeathFromAbove My Cat Says AREAR!

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    2x 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    No trick or treat here, I did weld the kicker. It has been a bear to find another cheap enough for me. One day I'll get one. It was a fast and easy repair. I've kicked that bike a thousand times with no ill effect except the damage to my foot. I wish it would start! I still limp around after 3 months. I know it's not the kind of thing to admit on a Husky Forum. But I aint sceert.
    suprize, justintendo and hvaloz2 like this.
  13. Crashaholic Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Antelope Valley, CA.
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    73 450 DM
    Well then fix it. When properly tuned, absent of air leaks, and have a clean carb. bowl Huskys are not difficult to start.
  14. DeathFromAbove My Cat Says AREAR!

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    2x 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    I'm working on that.

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  15. stormer254 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    More than I dare let her know
    Other Motorcycles:
    Yes!
    :)

    I would still dispute that big bore Huskies are easy to start, relies on to many factors to be right including the basic of just being able to stand at the right height to kick them over.
  16. PEZBerq Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    390AMX, 430XC, 240WR, 2x510TE
    Had the same problem on my 78 390. After going through 2 kick start levers I installed a decomp device in the head and no problem since. Takes the load off the fine spline.
    Crashaholic likes this.
  17. tigercnk Husqvarna

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1980 CR390
    Other Motorcycles:
    82 ktm 495 and a 490 Maico
    Was able to find a clean unit in Oregon. Thanks for all the help.
  18. PEZBerq Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    390AMX, 430XC, 240WR, 2x510TE
    Dave Pratt in Oregon?
  19. motomwo Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Imbler Oregon
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    Many vintage big bore and automatics
    It would be great if someone started reproducing the 1978-1980 fine spline knuckle. Or make the shaft in the coarse spline to use the 82 and later kick start levers

    Marty
  20. Michel Dufayard Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    France