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

84 KIckshaft Issue

Discussion in 'Vintage/Left Kickers' started by Dwarf66, Dec 25, 2018.

  1. Dwarf66 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    MA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    79 250OR 84 250WR 86 510 TE
    Other Motorcycles:
    78.5 RM250C-2 82 PE175Z
    I have to replace the kickshaft on my 84 250WR. Large spline. The kicklever just barely fits on. Very tight fit. Is this normal due to inconsistent machining? This is a very lightly used part. Seems like I have to relieve the shaft splines as they are slightly larger.
    On a side note does anyone have 1 clutch cover dowel they can spare?
    Thanks boys.
  2. husky jim Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    st.peters mo
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    14 WR300,87 430wr,86 430ae,88 250wr
    Other Motorcycles:
    BWM R1150Rt

    I have spare '85 cover that is rotted at the water pump I can steal a pin from. What's your address ? I'll mail it you tomorrow or Thursday!
  3. 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 kickstart lever fitting would indicate the shaft was at the high limit during the manufacturing process
  4. DeathFromAbove Contributing Member

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 ME76 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Over time the lever/spline contact will loosen up. Clean both splines lever and shaft with solvent and a wire brush. It will never get tighter than it is now!
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  5. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, bike in a box Moto Villa 350
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    check for any burrs or slightly extruding steel on the splines that may be causing the issue
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  6. DeathFromAbove Contributing Member

    Location:
    North New Jersey
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    72 450cr 73 360rt 77 360auto 83 500x
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 ME76 75 DT400 80 KDX175 ZRX1100
    Have any pics?
  7. ruwfo Administrator

    Location:
    NJ
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1980 390CR,1982 430CR, 1987 250WR
    Jim is 100% correct, and yes a little on the tight side is better..

    The 1984 Husky's were recalled for the kicker shaft snapping off right were the lever almost touches the side case.