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

Post up pictures of your vintage Husqvarna bikes!

Discussion in 'Vintage/Left Kickers' started by Coffee, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. ktmal Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Greenville,mi
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    79 390 auto, 84wr250, 82 250ae
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 150xc/200, ktm 300xcw, rokon rt
  2. ktmal Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Greenville,mi
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    79 390 auto, 84wr250, 82 250ae
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 150xc/200, ktm 300xcw, rokon rt
  3. ktmal Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Greenville,mi
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    79 390 auto, 84wr250, 82 250ae
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 150xc/200, ktm 300xcw, rokon rt
    the 1979 390 was the first one, then the 250 auto , then there was this 20 mile Rokon for sale and then finally I just could not buy this 1984 250wr. Not pictured is the 83 420 auto that is under going a rebuild and frame is being powder coated some if not all will be vintage raced and are rode weekly
    everfree, SteveJ and justintendo like this.
  4. Michel Dufayard Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    France
    Nice ktmal !!!
    So you have a Rokon...
    Can you tell us about the difference with hva auto when riding ?
    Thanks
  5. ktmal Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Greenville,mi
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    79 390 auto, 84wr250, 82 250ae
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 150xc/200, ktm 300xcw, rokon rt
    The rokon cvt works perfect ,but I have done all of the clutch mods , almost never spins the tire shifts up as soon as it slips .It is very quick but is heavy compared to the Husqvarna . It feels heavy and the suspension is no where what the Husqvarna has. The disc brake are very nice , I prefer the hva over it but they are both fun to ride
  6. ktmal Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Greenville,mi
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    79 390 auto, 84wr250, 82 250ae
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 150xc/200, ktm 300xcw, rokon rt
    auto and justintendo like this.
  7. Michel Dufayard Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    France
    OK the Rokon is heavier, but what about the motor and the CVT versus husqvarna automatic motor ?
  8. ktmal Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Greenville,mi
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    79 390 auto, 84wr250, 82 250ae
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 150xc/200, ktm 300xcw, rokon rt
    The rokon has a perfectly flat power curve , very easy to control and still very fast mainly as it almost never spins.So it is very easy to ride but because of that the husky autos are more fun. The 390 has the front wheel in the air with just a twist of the throttle. The rokons lifts the wheel but nothing like the husky autos . The rokons are very crude in comparison but they are dead reliable, no springs or freewheels to change !
  9. Michel Dufayard Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    France
    So, put a Rokon motor in a HVA frame ! :)
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  10. ktmal Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Greenville,mi
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    79 390 auto, 84wr250, 82 250ae
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 150xc/200, ktm 300xcw, rokon rt
    I really wish that both companies would have kept making them . I cant image how great they would have been by now
  11. ajcmbrown Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Michelago, NSW
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1988 400WR
    Other Motorcycles:
    Many

    Great bike to ride (with the 500 six speed), works really well. This bike is a credit to you!
    Tony Brown.
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  12. Roon Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '75 CC175, 360 Auto,'84 510, '89 510
    Other Motorcycles:
    VOR x 3, Honda x 4, BETA x 3, + more
    My "new to me" '85 TE510.....trying some Old School backdating just for laughs..
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  13. everfree Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    SE Portland, Oregon
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    three 430 Autos..... 87 & 88 430 WRs
    Other Motorcycles:
    87 250 XC, '14 CR 144, '12 TE310
    Interesting... no springs or freewheels? I've never seen the inside of a Rokon motor. I wonder how it works?
  14. Roon Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '75 CC175, 360 Auto,'84 510, '89 510
    Other Motorcycles:
    VOR x 3, Honda x 4, BETA x 3, + more
    The 510 running, I only collected the bike a few days ago (thanks Suprize) and this was my first opportunity to actually get it outside and start it...took it for a quick blast up the road, but it was drizzling rain and not very appealing, cant wait to get it in the dirt for a squirt...
    https://www.facebook.com/100009511745698/videos/1731616297165412/
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  15. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, big space in shed
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    looks fab with that metal tank. would love a maroon wr tank special....
  16. ktmal Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Greenville,mi
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    79 390 auto, 84wr250, 82 250ae
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 150xc/200, ktm 300xcw, rokon rt
    The rokons are a snowmobile drive with the belt they are exactly like a Polaris quad. There are two springs but they never break
  17. everfree Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    SE Portland, Oregon
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    three 430 Autos..... 87 & 88 430 WRs
    Other Motorcycles:
    87 250 XC, '14 CR 144, '12 TE310
    I see. Thanks, ktmal.
  18. jonhicks Husqvarna
    B Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1987 250 WRLC
    Other Motorcycles:
    IT175J 1982 YAMAHA
    Hi guys, my first post -

    Here's some photos of my WR250 1987 non power valve model.

    Purchased March 2015 it sat 2000 klm away in storage for over a year on the Sunshine Coast Queensland, before making it's way to me in Melbourne.
    This first photos as the eBay ad images - this is how I received the bike in pieces engine dismantled.
    Most of the bike was apart or needed servicing, there was also the KTM front end which needed some wheeler spacers machined up to get it together.
    However there was a good amount of new parts from air filter to the water pump impeller.


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    Rossik and 86 400 XC like this.
  19. jonhicks Husqvarna
    B Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1987 250 WRLC
    Other Motorcycles:
    IT175J 1982 YAMAHA
    Here is the bike now - I've got many more photos of the build - however perhaps I need to start another thread for that?

    Started to rebuild the engine December 2015 as I had that sent down separate & received the rest of the bike in late July 2016

    Here is a list of some of the work carried out:

    Full engine rebuild
    Every engine bearing changed
    Upgraded conrod - bigger pin and bearing
    Complete crankshaft rebuild
    New piston from Italy genuine
    New clutch
    New radiators - old ones were unrepairable - spent $70 trying to repair but had to compromise with Chinese aftermarket radiators
    New cables
    New CDI - pit bike style thanks to this forum for the tip!
    New swingers bearnings
    New UFO Part No 1307
    Ohlins shock rebuilt
    Suspension linkage rebuilt - all new bearings
    Rear wheel media blasted - was rattle can painted black all over - small amount of the gold anodised now showing

    Attached Files:

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  20. jonhicks Husqvarna
    B Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1987 250 WRLC
    Other Motorcycles:
    IT175J 1982 YAMAHA