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

Fuel tank question

Discussion in 'Vintage/Left Kickers' started by Alfie, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. Alfie Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Pembrokeshire
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    76 360 WR
    Other Motorcycles:
    Honda XR600r
    Hello,
    Just wondering if anyone knows why Husky made tanks out of Aluminium and steel ? Why didnt they stick to one type of metal or did it just change over the years depending on the fashion at that time ?
    Cheers !
  2. PEZBerq Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    390AMX, 430XC, 240WR, 2x510TE
    My guess. Steel is cheaper, easier to make and less dent prone. Alloy lighter but more difficult to make so used on higher performance models.
  3. fran...k. Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    eastern ct
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    88te 98wr125 2004wr250 others
    Other Motorcycles:
    electric freeride 1993 yam gts
    Aluminum is made electrically. Eventually inert gas shielded, many chemical advances. Same with plastic or other synthetic material. They also are making a price point and have varying degrees of competition in the marketplace as time goes on. I assume the fuel tanks were steel from 1903 or whatever date you choose until my guess is somewhere in the 70's
  4. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, bike in a box Moto Villa 350
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    im guessing early 70's when performance was becoming a marketable option
  5. jimspac Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR, 82 430WR, 84 250WR, 85 400
    Other Motorcycles:
    86 400WR, 82 Montesa Cota 349
    Some European countries did not allow plastic tanks
  6. Michel Dufayard Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    France
    Yes, no cars here ! We ride only horses and donkeys.
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