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. 87husky500xc Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Dayton NV
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    15 te300 and 6 others
    Other Motorcycles:
    77 honda xr-75..
    The 87 250 wr is one of the best motorcycles ever built imo I love my big bores but my 87 250 wr is just an all around incredible bike for just about any scenario. Beautiful bike by the way!
    86 400 XC and justintendo like this.
  2. 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
    Nice to hear that about 87 250 WR. I found one that needs some love.

    Looks like it has the WP forks too. Nice addition.
  3. ajcmbrown Husqvarna
    AA Class

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

    Hi Jon, great looking bike! I'm building an 88 WR250, same bike with some minor changes.
    I noticed that you have two expansion chambers, would you consider selling one? Mine is trashed and I'm having trouble finding one to replace it.
    If so, could you please pm me here?
    Regards, Tony Brown.
  4. 87husky500xc Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Dayton NV
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    15 te300 and 6 others
    Other Motorcycles:
    77 honda xr-75..
    Everfree, buy it and give it the love cause it'll be well worth it.
    everfree likes this.
  5. jonhicks Husqvarna
    B Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1987 250 WRLC
    Other Motorcycles:
    IT175J 1982 YAMAHA
    Thanks for all the replies and likes - I had what turned out to be an ignition problem (just finished working on it).
    There was an issue with the engine not revving out - I had the pit bike ignition fitted it was like it was hitting a rev limiter - it wouldn't rev out.
    I know there are pit bike cdi's with and without advance curve but I could not find info on that spec wise when looking at the eBay listings of them for sale. I think this may be the issue with that set up in my bike.

    I refitted the original CDI & Coil pack - and it fired ! Surprisingly - as it wasn't giving out out spark when I was rebuilding the bike which sent me on the pit bike CDI route in the first place.

    Started it 3 times looks like I may have found some luck.
    Fingers crossed it holds up on the first ride in the next few weeks.
  6. ajcmbrown Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Michelago, NSW
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1988 400WR
    Other Motorcycles:
    Many
    Good news, might be a good idea to run a ground wire from your coil to the engine.
  7. Darrel78 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Central Arkansas
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    360 WXE, 87 WR430(X3)
  8. stormer254 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    England
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    More than I dare let her know
    Other Motorcycles:
    Yes!
    Don't go riding on your own old Motosplatt and SEM quite often don't like getting warm!
  9. 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
    some motoplats run a long time. once proven, of course, i trust them. just finding an old one and seeing it had spark it would take a few sessions to trust i guess.
  10. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, big space in shed
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    the SEM is a drama when they warm up so I would get it right up to operating temp then do some stop starts to make sure it wont fail straight away
  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
    the sem yeah...i dont feel they are anywhere near as reliable as a good motoplat.
  12. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, big space in shed
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    if the sem's are ok after a few years, they seem to survive. its pays to keep them very clean as heat is their worst enemy
  13. 86 400 XC Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Calgary
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    75,82,83,2x84,85,3x86,87,88 and 89
    Other Motorcycles:
    more Huskys
    Well 2016 was very good to me as i found these 3 gems.
    Hope to find and rescue more vintage in 2017 ;)

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  14. msg315 Husqvarna

    Location:
    Northern California
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2016 FC350 1970 400cross
    Other Motorcycles:
    2012 Yamaha YZ250 Ducati 749RS
    '70 400cross. 400 cross with 749.png

    Attached Files:

    Eurofreak and oldbikedude like this.
  15. matthew golden Husqvarna
    AA Class

    1985 500ae with 700 miles DSCN0146.JPG
    Palito, wrx, Svenskbike and 4 others like this.
  16. matthew golden Husqvarna
    AA Class

  17. matthew golden Husqvarna
    AA Class

  18. matthew golden Husqvarna
    AA Class

  19. matthew golden Husqvarna
    AA Class

  20. 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
    Nice collection, welcome to the cafe.