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

New Facebook group is over the top.

Discussion in 'Vintage/Left Kickers' started by 86 400 XC, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. auto Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    NJ,USA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    too many
    Just joined the FB group.Maybe I just don't get it,A boat load of pics I've seen before.I really don't see how it would be helpful if you needed info.Or i'm not viewing it correctly.
  2. 86 400 XC Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Calgary
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    75,82,83,2x84,85,3x86,87,88 and 89
    Other Motorcycles:
    more Huskys
    Open up the replies, not all about pictures.
    There is 558 active members in just 5 weeks, 610 members total.
    445 different posts, how active was this section after 5 weeks?
    I see around 20 (maybe) active members here posting in the left kickers section.
    Not 1 dumb question or reply like you get from some on here. (no names, not worth it)
    The search function works great in the group, i cant even find my own stuff here unless i click through 40 pages of the wrong stuff.

    Its not for everyone, i get it.
    Its been growing very fast and i like it. :cheers:
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  3. Norman Foley Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Trumansburg, NY... The Beautiful, Finger Lakes
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR 86 250WR 93 WXE350 03 TE610
    Other Motorcycles:
    '85 Fantic 300 '12 HUSABERG TE250
    I can't argue with that at all. But the circle is pretty much closed here and the new people can join, but not really enter the circle and participate. They go where they can find something...
    Last time I bring it up, so Merry Christmas and a Husky New Year!
    86 400 XC likes this.
  4. Michel Dufayard Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    France
    Is Bigbill on facebook ?
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  5. Michel Dufayard Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    France
    HVA 125 with 125 TAU top end on facebook ! I used my father in law facebook password !
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  6. auto Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    NJ,USA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    too many
    I'm sorry I don't get it.It's just a dribble of pics.It's useless for tech info.
  7. bultokid Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Houston, Tx
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '84 250/500 '87 250/430 '18TC250
    Other Motorcycles:
    Bultaco, Fantic
    The more the merrier on the Husky brand. Both are great resources of info/knowledge for guys like me. Can do enough mechanically to keep my bike in good, sound condition and race/ride it. Master mechanic I'll never be for sure, those that are I appreciate their knowledge even when it's over my skill level.
  8. dartyppyt Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Illinois
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    17 TE 150, 82CR 500
    Other Motorcycles:
    82 125,250,430&500 79 390 83 250
    Well, if there is a no interest trend coming on Cafe Husky and everyone starts going to Facebook. I probably should stop posting my stuff. It's kind of a pain anyways.
  9. Action Jonny Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Up north UK
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    xc250
    Joined Cafe Husky when I bought my 82 XC250. When I got stuck I posted questions and got all the information I needed. I'd rather have a small number of members that know what they're talking about than hundreds that don't. I'd rather be riding than spend hours looking at pictures on Facebook
  10. jimspac Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR, 82 430WR, 84 250WR, 85 400
    Other Motorcycles:
    86 400WR, 82 Montesa Cota 349
    I think he is actually, I saw a William making the same statements I have seen BigBill making.
  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
    booooo :thumbsdown:
  12. 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
    You can't bail on us dartyppyt :)
  13. Kartwheel68 Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Newnan, Georgia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 125XC, 250XC, 430XC, 430WR, 250CR
    Other Motorcycles:
    83 175WR , 76 250WR, 74 250 Mag
    Yes.

    That is him.

    There are some ways Cafe Husky and the traditional forum are better than Facebook, and there are some ways Facebook is better. I created a group for Vintage Husky's that now has 5400 members. The two biggest advantages Facebook has is sharing pictures and the user base of 2 Billion. It seems to be easier for Europeans to find a Facebook group than Cafe Husky, and there are a lot of members in my group from Sweden. I'll never leave Cafe Husky, and I totally understand thate Facebook is not for everyone, but I have gotten and learned information from the Facebook groups that I didnt here.
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  14. Vinskord Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    400 CR
    If Café Husky is having challenges for new members, what can we do as a community to improve the situation? Is it just a bit of programming keystrokes or a bigger issue?

    Would hate to see the wealth of information and member comradery here being passed over due to something that can be fixed.

    Kinda like our 'old' bikes - if they need help, we fix them - not pushing them aside for the easier newer ride.
    Crashaholic and oldbikedude like this.
  15. jimspac Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR, 82 430WR, 84 250WR, 85 400
    Other Motorcycles:
    86 400WR, 82 Montesa Cota 349
    It was certainly easier to upload pictures to illustrate what we are writing about 1-2 years ago.
  16. Michel Dufayard Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    France
    William ???? To be or not to be on facebook..... :rolleyes:
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  17. ajcmbrown Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Michelago, NSW
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    400WRX 400WR 250WR 07 WR500 610TE
    Other Motorcycles:
    1985 500CR
    I quite enjoy your posts, but I don't think there's a "no interest trend", more of an inability of new members to use the forum due to it's current issues.

    I wasn't aware of these issues with Cafe Husky until I read about it in this post, and if it continues to go on in it's current form with new members unable to participate, then it will surely die a natural death.
    I don't believe that anyone wants that to happen, so the obvious question is, how do we fix it?
    Tony.
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  18. 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 joined this site, Dec 17th 2016. In that year, I have taken a piece of crap 1972 450CR and made it look and run excellent! I've found that trying to get a POC 1973 360RT into the same condition is an hell of a expensive proposition. Still I bought a POC 1983 500XC because I've seen the ones built here and I want one of those. All the questions and advice, some marginally helpful, some playful, some off subject and some, nail on the head. Have made me a better mechanic and INFO SHARER. Ever wonder what happens to a ship without a Captain? The oceans are full of the remnants. Also I got booted from Facebook on my Birthday quiet a few years ago, when one of my ex girlfriends wished me a Happy Birthday. My wife made being on Facebook EXTREMLY UNPLEASANT! I hope this place stays and we can come up with a way to make it thrive so other C- class posters can get the same help that I 20170901_082028_resized.jpg 'VE RECEIVED. Chris
  19. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, bike in a box Moto Villa 350
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    wife V1 and girlfriend 1.2 are not compatible:lol:
  20. 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
    Ain't that a fact!