Husqvarna Motorcycles Made In Sweden - About 1988 and older
Discussion in 'Vintage/Left Kickers' started by Coffee, Dec 28, 2008.
83 CR500, 72 CR450
both regularly raced !
love the pipe on the earlybird
Some new parts but not restored 1989b 510 TE
1984 WR250 in MX Trim, first of the water cooled last of the twin shocks.
Just got it back running was imported from Sweden last year and had a worked on cylinder which
ran like a pig at low revs, but went like stink at the top end.
So now has another standard cylinder fitted and runs very well.
84 WR was air cooled. Nice bike tho.
agreed, sharp bike, would love more pics! bike has frame loop which says wr but the "uni-rad" setup was 84 cr 250 only. could be mix of parts? doesnt really matter, looks like a nice bike
the 84.5 year bike is the first of the LC motors 250 / 400 in the twin shock frame. Initially there was an 84 a/c with the steeper rake then they added the lc frames into the mix until 85.5 when the first wrx in single shock appeared. the l/c single shock frame was designed for 84 release but wasn't fully proven so they "interim modelled it" with the twin shocker till it passed quality control.
note this is my read on what happened based on what I was told when I purchased a new lc 250 in late 84. Other people with a more intimate knowledge of husky marketing and developement may have a more informed opinion.. as my father used to say to me..."your not often right ...and your wrong again my boy "
the wrx you speak of have the normal 85/86 tank and shrouds with 2 rads tho..this bike has the odd 84 cr250 single rad setup with unique shrouds. the 84 cr 250 was liquid while the 84 wr250 was air. when the wr went liquid it never saw the weird rad setup the cr first got.
I had a great ride on the twin shock 430 today.
I see the "wr" has cr fork lowers as well....
need to be a husky chainsaw in that pic to go with that orange!
1984 500WR completely redone to be a replica of Bobby Grossi's 1982 500CR works bike..
Did Bobby Grossi have a brother Billy ????
Ya, I should have said Billy, not Bobby.. Oops!
Yes he does. They are both on Facebook. Bobby is in my friends list
240 WR 1984 and 250 WR 1980 restored 2016
430 CR 1981 restored 2015 and 2016
A 125 rider project I had for a while lives again.It was a trade deal some years ago.The frame kind of puzzled me.Ends up someone did a very good job of steeping the rake a bit.Looking at it side by side with my 75 360 you can see the difference.They also spent a lot of time drilling holes in everything:brake shoe,axle spacers,shift drum,foot pegs.I had scored the asch pipe a while back,and with some porting it really runs strong.I always hung on to my 75 can-am 125 as a bench mark for fast,looks like I don't need it any more!