Husqvarna Motorcycles Made In Sweden - About 1988 and older
Discussion in 'Vintage/Left Kickers' started by Coffee, Dec 28, 2008.
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
Nice ktmal !!!
So you have a Rokon...
Can you tell us about the difference with hva auto when riding ?
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
If you come over to the McKee vintage enduro I let you take a lap or two on it
OK the Rokon is heavier, but what about the motor and the CVT versus husqvarna automatic motor ?
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 !
So, put a Rokon motor in a HVA frame !
I really wish that both companies would have kept making them . I cant image how great they would have been by now
Great bike to ride (with the 500 six speed), works really well. This bike is a credit to you!
My "new to me" '85 TE510.....trying some Old School backdating just for laughs..
Interesting... no springs or freewheels? I've never seen the inside of a Rokon motor. I wonder how it works?
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...
looks fab with that metal tank. would love a maroon wr tank special....
The rokons are a snowmobile drive with the belt they are exactly like a Polaris quad. There are two springs but they never break
I see. Thanks, ktmal.
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.
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 radiators - old ones were unrepairable - spent $70 trying to repair but had to compromise with Chinese aftermarket radiators
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