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

Which bike?

Discussion in 'Vintage/Left Kickers' started by 310huskyTE, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. Bigbill Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '83 250wr
    Other Motorcycles:
    0 right now
    The 400cc remember it's all in the twistie. The 400 has a very traceable power. She moves effortless.
  2. Michel Dufayard Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    France
    The 400 will still have a yellow tank !!!
    The 250 (tank) can be painted to become a white knight.
  3. slosh Husqvarna
    A Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 wr 430, 84 wr 500, 86 cr 500
    Other Motorcycles:
    93 Husqvarna wr250, 99 Suzuki rmx250
    ^^Agree. The 400 would be more desirable at $2500, whereas the 83 is an iconic model at reasonable price (bearing in mind that it was probably bought in the US for $500 - $1000 before being shipped to Australia). I wouldn't think that either bike would be ready to ride as is.
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  4. fran...k. Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    eastern ct
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    88te 98wr125 2004wr250 others
    Other Motorcycles:
    electric freeride 1993 yam gts
    I would get the second one the dual shock air cooled one. It would be a bit harder to decide if the first one was an 87-88.

    I like the airbox, metal tank, and the hard to smash pipe.
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  5. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, bike in a box Moto Villa 350
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    the twin shocker is the way to go.
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  6. gday Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR250 1982
    Other Motorcycles:
    84KDX200,KTM125-85,250-82,85maico250
    I see you are in Melbourne, so if you want it for vinduro in Victoria , remember most events are pre 85 (veri) .
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  7. Bigbill Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '83 250wr
    Other Motorcycles:
    0 right now
    When at a cross road or fork in the road with two choices we have I end up with both anyway. Somehow it works out that way. Buying two bikes can be cheaper if we haggle the price. Don't pay the asking price for both. You have the best models between the two. Practicing on the 400wr will make you so much better on the 250wr.
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  8. 310huskyTE Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2014 FE 350, 2011 Meo.
    Other Motorcycles:
    67 CR250, 71 400 Cross, 78 CR250

    Cheers for the replies everyone, i appreciate it.

    That bio has nowhere near enough room to list all my bikes! i'm leaning towards the 83, but probably won't be able to buy it.
    She who must be obeyed has said 14 is more than enough bikes! (yes she's crazy) How about we go on a decent holiday for a change! :( So i won't be getting either at the moment. :cry:
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  9. Eric The Leg Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Currently Tacoma, WA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1986 WR400, 1985 WRX400, 1979 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    83 Kawasaki KZ 440
    Last time I bought a bike, SWMBO's first question "Was it at-least a Husqvarna?" :thumbsup:

    When you've got 14, can't you just pick one up, slip it into the herd, and not mention it for a bit?
    Granted, I know the struggle is real. If I buy another bike any time soon, it should probably be a Vespa for her...
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  10. 310huskyTE Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2014 FE 350, 2011 Meo.
    Other Motorcycles:
    67 CR250, 71 400 Cross, 78 CR250
    I probably could slip one into the herd without her noticing, explaining the gaping hole in the bank balance would be tricky though.

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  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
    beautiful line up...a single shock swede really would round things out nicely :D
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  12. shawbagga Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Eaton, Western Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    Lectronified 2010 WR300 & 2013 WR165
    Faaaark dude u have serious issues! Respect
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  13. Michel Dufayard Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    France
    I like the bikes and the Eucalyptus, too ! :thumbsup:
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  14. Eric The Leg Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Currently Tacoma, WA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1986 WR400, 1985 WRX400, 1979 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    83 Kawasaki KZ 440
    Yeah, that's an awesome lineup! Puts me on team 400 if she changes her mind though, a 400 LC mono is a creature to behold, and would be an asset to your collection. Of course sounds like SWMBO is enforcing some semblance of sense in this case....
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  15. 2premo Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Northern NV
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    93 & 99 360, 87 CR250 & 430, 88 430
    Other Motorcycles:
    Honda CT 90, KTM 380 EXC Sherco 300
    nice collection, very impressive
    the 400 as others stated would be a better addition, since you have milk truck now
    I'm sorry did your wife say something :lol:
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  16. 310huskyTE Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2014 FE 350, 2011 Meo.
    Other Motorcycles:
    67 CR250, 71 400 Cross, 78 CR250
    You sound like my Mrs! Haha!
  17. 310huskyTE Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2014 FE 350, 2011 Meo.
    Other Motorcycles:
    67 CR250, 71 400 Cross, 78 CR250
    Haha! Yeah she did, I don't often listen to her! But I might have to his time.
  18. Eurofreak Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Western NY
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1986 Wr 400, 1982 CR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    70's Triumph , KTM , Buell, etc
    What is in the Australian water ?? Nice collection! Any off brands not shown?
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  19. 310huskyTE Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2014 FE 350, 2011 Meo.
    Other Motorcycles:
    67 CR250, 71 400 Cross, 78 CR250
    Don't know about the water, maybe it's all the beer!
    There's a 83 WR 430 missing, it's nearly finished, then there the Meo replica in my profile pic, and there's my 16 YZ450 and 15 YZ250FX.
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  20. Eurofreak Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Western NY
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1986 Wr 400, 1982 CR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    70's Triumph , KTM , Buell, etc
    I think it's in my beer too :cheers:
    I count KTM, Triumph, BMW, Rickman and Moto Guzzi in my stable along with my Huskies.
    But I don't live in Australia...
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