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

Wrx vs. Wr

Discussion in 'Vintage/Left Kickers' started by Googledave, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Googledave Husqvarna
    C Class

    Location:
    Poughkeepsie, ny
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1985 wr 250
    Other Motorcycles:
    1984 rm250
    Im new to husky's and I'm a little confused.. I I'm purchasing an 85 wr 250.. While looking for parts I found an 85 wrx250, which is mono shock and has the safety seat.. What gives? What was the reasoning for this? Also it looks as if the wr 250 was the only twinshock liquid cooled model that year?
  2. ruwfo Administrator

    Location:
    NJ
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1980 390CR,1982 430CR, 1987 250WR
    Im new to husky's and I'm a little confused.. I I'm purchasing an 85 wr 250.. While looking for parts I found an 85 wrx250, which is mono shock and has the safety seat.. What gives? What was the reasoning for this? Also it looks as if the wr 250 was the only twinshock liquid cooled model that year?

    WR were always a year behind the XC or MX models, so yes the 85 250WR was liquid cooled but still a twin shocker. 84 had a mid
    year addition a water cooled 400, still twin shock though. 85 also had a mid year 250 WRX along with the 400 WRX, Single shock ,
    though the XC & MX already had them in early 85 & LC confusing???

    Husky John
  3. Norman Foley Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Trumansburg, NY... The Beautiful, Finger Lakes
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR 86 250WR 93 WXE350 03 TE610
    Other Motorcycles:
    '85 Fantic 300 '12 HUSABERG TE250
    The '85 250WRX was a US only model, that was supposed to bridge the gap between the 250WR twin shock Enduro focus and the 250XC single shock Desert focus.
  4. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, bike in a box Moto Villa 350
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    I understood that the liquid cooled single shocker was supposed to be the new blinged 84 / 85 model (they were in the 84 six day enduro) but some issues with the linkage caused them to run with the twin shocker for a period till it was sorted for public consumption which is why the WRX suddenly appeared mid 85.

    Husky being a small manufacturer could chop and change its production of models fairly easily.

    can anyone confirm this?
  5. jimspac Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR, 82 430WR, 84 250WR, 85 400
    Other Motorcycles:
    86 400WR, 82 Montesa Cota 349
    England had a version of the WRX in 1985. It was there as the WRB
  6. jimspac Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR, 82 430WR, 84 250WR, 85 400
    Other Motorcycles:
    86 400WR, 82 Montesa Cota 349
    Husqvarna had the twin shock LC 400WR in 1985 prior to releasing the WRXs mid year
  7. visiteur1948 Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    france Europe
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    husqvarna only
  8. Googledave Husqvarna
    C Class

    Location:
    Poughkeepsie, ny
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1985 wr 250
    Other Motorcycles:
    1984 rm250
    Thanks guys!! I love this site!!
  9. 84scrambler Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    mid Florida
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    87 xc 250, 85 wrx 250, 79 wr 250
    85-2.jpg
    Here's mine was not sure about it at first , but now I love riding this thing... 85 wrx 85.jpg
    I heard the same, a mid year thing. They were just trying to get us use to the single shocker ?
  10. endurokids Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    250WRX, CR167, 83 430WR, TE449
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 Guzzi 850T
    I'm hoping to be racing my '85 250 WRX this summer at the Hayes Farm event in So. Illinois.
    Craig Hayes is doing most of the rebuilding on it.
    I also found a nickel plated Pro Pipe for it. It should rip!
  11. 84scrambler Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    mid Florida
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    87 xc 250, 85 wrx 250, 79 wr 250
    Cool, got all the stock stuff on mine but its still loud , but sounds so good when your in the woods and your putting power to the ground...
  12. wrx Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    845 newyork
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1973 to 1986 husky's various models
    Other Motorcycles:
    RM -250 / Buell / Penton 400 mc5
    the WRX was also DRUM front brake.
  13. Trailridernut Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Texas

    Craig is a VERY good Husky guy and his farm is will be great! Craig maintains my bikes( he has my 82 cr250).
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  14. endurokids Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    250WRX, CR167, 83 430WR, TE449
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 Guzzi 850T

    I also have a "Hayes" built '83 430WR that is just a sweetheart of a bike. Just found a stock pipe in excellent condition for it, I just need to have it ceramic coated.
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  15. Trailridernut Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Texas

    Good idea, done it on race cars but never on a bike... plz give feedback after a test ride.
  16. endurokids Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    250WRX, CR167, 83 430WR, TE449
    Other Motorcycles:
    75 Guzzi 850T
    I have done it on several 2 stroke pipes and they look new after 2 yrs of use. The only issue is some discoloration at the exhaust port but that's normal.
  17. Arthur Smith Husqvarna
    A Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1972 250 WR
    Other Motorcycles:
    none
    You have an address and number for Craig? Sorry to bother you with something I should be able to find, but I can't find.
  18. slosh Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 wr 430, 84 wr 500, 86 cr 500
    Other Motorcycles:
    93 Husqvarna wr250, 99 Suzuki rmx250

    Not sure about engine differences between the two models. If I had to choose between them it would be the twin shock WR by a teensy bit. So much old school character.
  19. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, bike in a box Moto Villa 350
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    singles ride better, i love the twins tho
  20. RTFliferide Husqvarna
    A Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    85 wr-250,
    Other Motorcycles:
    atk, can-am
    Was informed the WRX 250 was only produced for 1/2 0f 85. Standing side by side with the WR 250 it stands a bit taller with more suspension front & back. 85 WR last of the twin shocks , water cooled. 85 WRX first of the single shock, water cooled , seems to me it was more oriented for desert than woods.