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

Which bike?

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

  1. dukkman Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Warwick Queensland Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    85/WR 400,86/WR 240,83/430 is mates
    Other Motorcycles:
    69@71/TS90-76/TS100-72/DKW-78/PE
    "Bitza" , made out of bits of different bikes.
    1 The frame is not a 86 WR
    2 The swing arm is not a 86 WR
    3 The Headlight is not a 86 WR
    4 The Radiator shrouds are not 86 WR
    5 The upside down forks are not 86 WR

    Remember that that bike is advertised as a 86 WR.
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  2. fran...k. Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    eastern ct
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    88te 98wr125 2004wr250 others
    Other Motorcycles:
    1993 yam gts (ball joint front end)
    1 The frame is not a 86 WR
    2 The swing arm is not a 86 WR
    3 The Headlight is not a 86 WR
    4 The Radiator shrouds are not 86 WR
    5 The upside down forks are not 86 WR

    1) Use the frame with the best holes at the swingarm
    2) I do not know how the Australia bikes cam they may have had a key to lock the steering. I did notice that upper roller for the chain which hurts the ankle. wr would be a chain guard but that may limit the tire size depending on what you put on it.
    4) I associate the white shrouds with the dual shock frame.

    None of that is as significant as things like how many chips come out in the oil or the condition of all the linkage parts on that model. At least for me to answer the question in post 1. It is a whole bike and it is for sale.
  3. 87husky500xc Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Dayton NV
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    15 te300 and 6 others
    Other Motorcycles:
    77 honda xr-75..
    Why does that 86 have no brake stay? Especially since it's the Xc swing arm. I thought they didn't go to that design until 87 hit.
  4. fran...k. Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    eastern ct
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    88te 98wr125 2004wr250 others
    Other Motorcycles:
    1993 yam gts (ball joint front end)
    The brake stay to the block that slides in a groove is a 1985 to 1986 change. I would prefer the stay, the swingarm and the backing plate tend to wear on the later version. Even can loosen up the axle if you use the rear brake to hold the bike in place (bike pointing uphill) on a hill. Most of my swingrms with the 85-86 linkage have/had the later set up.
  5. 87husky500xc Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Dayton NV
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    15 te300 and 6 others
    Other Motorcycles:
    77 honda xr-75..
    Gotcha! Thanks for the info. Never had an 86 so I was interested to see that and both my 85s have the stay. Nothin better than learning something new about old hvas
  6. 310huskyTE Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2014 FE 350, 2011 Meo.
    Other Motorcycles:
    67 CR250, 71 400 Cross, 78 CR250
    Seems like I'm not supposed to get another bike at the moment. My garage ceiling collapsed yesterday and will take a few dollars to fix.

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  7. 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
    whoa...thats not good at all:eek:
  8. 87husky500xc Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Dayton NV
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    15 te300 and 6 others
    Other Motorcycles:
    77 honda xr-75..
    No that just means buying the husky is justified... how else you supposed to get over it? Sometimes you just gotta buy a new husky to feel better about the cruel world haha total bummer though. Not only money but labor and time getting it all patched up. Double burn.
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  9. jo360 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    perth australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 exc framed wr430 engine
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 520exc
    Its a sign from god...buy another husky...why risk his wrath.
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  10. ajcmbrown Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Michelago, NSW
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1988 400WR
    Other Motorcycles:
    Many
    What happened? Water got in? Sorry to hear about your ceiling.
  11. Eurofreak Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Western NY
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1986 Wr 400, 1982 CR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    70's Triumph , KTM , Buell, etc
    Kangaroo jumping around up there? Maybe you've got really big rats...
    Good luck with the repairs.
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  12. Michel Dufayard Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    France
    Now you can ask your wife for sweeping the garage ! :D
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  13. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, big space in shed
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    garage ceiling collapse syndrome its a phenonena sweeping oz at the moment. the last 30 years has seen builders skimp on the nails holding sheets up in the plaster..relyimng more on glue but they also don't insulate the garage roof (even if its in the house roofline..)

    so moisture gets on the top of the sheets, rots the plaster around the beams and glue points... then we had a windy winter / spring.
    this pressurises the ceilings slightly and Voila! down comes your plaster.... especially with tiled roof.

    my old mans back room and kitchen ceilings have come down, all on the west side -- prevailing wind side. insurance should pay as you say the wind has caused it...

    PS, those huskys are nuthin...a well known huskynut on the Vinduro scene in vic had 52 huskys, one of every capacity from72 or so up to around mid 80's:eek: . he has thinned the herd a bit recently
  14. 310huskyTE Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2014 FE 350, 2011 Meo.
    Other Motorcycles:
    67 CR250, 71 400 Cross, 78 CR250
    It's pretty much as surprize says, except the ceiling was screwed up as all ceilings should be. If your ceiling is nailed up your plasterer doesn't know what they are doing.
    Over time the plaster has absorbed moisture and it finally gave way last week.
    A mate of mine is a plasterer so he will fix it up for me.
  15. jimspac Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR, 82 430WR, 84 250WR, 85 400
    Other Motorcycles:
    86 400WR, 82 Montesa Cota 349
    The is no difference between the bare frames for the 1986 WR and Cross Country. I got an XC frame to replace the knackered frame on my 86 400 Enduro. The difference is in the removable sub frame. Between 86 and 87 no frame changes mostly plastic configuration.
  16. fran...k. Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    eastern ct
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    88te 98wr125 2004wr250 others
    Other Motorcycles:
    1993 yam gts (ball joint front end)
    We call that stuff wallboard or sheetrock.
    The fire code stuff has fibers in it and is a higher grade product. With an overhead door like that one might think the fire code stuff would be found at a location similar.
  17. fran...k. Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    eastern ct
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    88te 98wr125 2004wr250 others
    Other Motorcycles:
    1993 yam gts (ball joint front end)
    I respectfully disagree. The 87-88 has a black gas tank that attaches with one fastner in the vertical plane near the steering stem. The white tanks of prior attach with a horizontal 6mm bolt. The shock and linkage attachment points are different 86 vs 87. The placement of the frame tubes under the engine has a few variations as time went on.
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  18. jimspac Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR, 82 430WR, 84 250WR, 85 400
    Other Motorcycles:
    86 400WR, 82 Montesa Cota 349
    That is likely but I do have a 1987 main frame with no detectable difference to the 1986 frame I have
  19. 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
    this....the subframes are also slightly different as the shocks are shaped slightly different above the reservoir. the frame look the same until you start swapping parts, between 86 and 87 there are a ton of differences.
  20. jimspac Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR, 82 430WR, 84 250WR, 85 400
    Other Motorcycles:
    86 400WR, 82 Montesa Cota 349
    I just checked the frames side by side and they are identical .......... because they are both 1986 frames. The PO had hand stamped a 1987 prefix before the XPxxxxxxxx ID for whatever reason. When I got it that prefix number was filled with body filler , sanded, and painted over. Amazing what you find when you strip down to bare metal sometimes