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1 hour ago, JustinXR said:

And that right there is why i don't own a husky

These year Swedish Husky are heavily sought after and very reliable. You can get everything for them too. There’s aftermarket too. . I just rather not pay higher dollar for now if I don’t have to. Husky I think is probably one of the easiest to get parts for compared to other vintage mx bikes.  It’s like getting parts for 55 to 57 Chevy or jeeps  or 64-66 mustangs or Model A’s. Etc..You can get everything for them. 

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Interesting, see for my bikes which range from 80s-90s when someone goes bad 99% of the time i just end up replacing it with a more modern part anyways, but its cool they still sell and sometimes even make parts for these bikes. You can build a CR500 engine with panthera cases, liger cylinder, hinson clutch, and basically only have very bare basic OEM parts with no pattern failures for everything else which is cool, it is a shame more machines didn't end up that way. 

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2 hours ago, JustinXR said:

Interesting, see for my bikes which range from 80s-90s when someone goes bad 99% of the time i just end up replacing it with a more modern part anyways, but its cool they still sell and sometimes even make parts for these bikes. You can build a CR500 engine with panthera cases, liger cylinder, hinson clutch, and basically only have very bare basic OEM parts with no pattern failures for everything else which is cool, it is a shame more machines didn't end up that way. 

Some stuff has upgrades but early 80’s Husky and 70’s for that matter were pretty js reliable and great for its time. I never had problems racing it. The brakes weren’t that  good but it’s drum brakes so that’s just sort of normal. ..they tended to disappear at the end of a race. That wasn’t uncommon. Just got used to riding without brakes back then if it happened. Now can buy brake shoes that supposed to be better..must try to see. I was going to go to fabricate or adapt some disc brakes front and back too but naaa . I got other new bikes to ride and upgrade if I like. . I want this bike to ride to enjoy how it ran . It’s not to try to change it too much .  A 430 is fast and had great power. 6 speed and light and fun. It vibrated but so what. It didn’t bother me then. I’ll probably feel it now though but that’s ok. This project bike though. I know zero of its history and it’s like a grab bag to see what’s inside. The bike is so simple though and I forgot how light these bikes felt. Carbs are duck soup easy. Im looking for the kick start shaft now. It’s just the very start now.

 

 

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5 hours ago, hawaiidirtrider said:

It’s finding the parts suppliers for now and comparing prices and a just making lists. ..and figuring how much projected this all can cost.

You're correct, it always costs more than we think going in - But we do it anyway !?!?!?

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3 hours ago, motoxvet said:

You're correct, it always costs more than we think going in - But we do it anyway !?!?!?

Boy, been there, done that!

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On 12/4/2020 at 3:11 AM, TannerG1223 said:

I apologize in advance to all the Suzuki purists out there! Parts for my bike are scarce and at 18 years old, this bike gives me freedom and fills my heart with joy! 
Here’s my 1980 Suzuki RS250!

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DC. Plastics, Ebay, VMX might get you hooked up with the stock look. Ebay might have that cool head light it had back in the day. Pit Replica will have your Seat Cover. If later on you want to do a full restore...

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On 12/10/2020 at 11:31 PM, hawaiidirtrider said:

Got my 82’ Husky 430 cr project. Finally looking through what I need to get it running and moving on it. Too many projects.  I’m doing an accounting of what is needed.  It’s been sitting as a project for a couple years now..After seeing what I need Im wondering how much to go in with this. I bought it with a variety of issues and it’s going to cost more than I originally planned.What else is new .. 🙂  All project bikes are that way most times right..🤣 Anyway a friend will be doing all or more of the work. He’s an ace mechanic so everything will go faster and better. I got plenty work with the other bikes I have to catch up too.  Anyway  Here’s some of the ugly before. It’s got some trick for it’s time parts but I see some money waving goodbye. That’s ok. It’s still cheaper than brand new bikes though..

This is a 430 cr. It’s got a Fox fork and pro circuit rear fender and dual cam yz 465 front brakesetc..   I used to raced a new 82’ 430xc for a few years from 82’ and on. I loved that bike and it was super reliable and easy to ride and it was fast. It was a one bike ride and race everything. 

 

 

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Huskey!!!!!!! Restore!!!Yeah Baby!!!!

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1 hour ago, M E T A L A C I D said:

Huskey!!!!!!! Restore!!!Yeah Baby!!!!

Its unique and cool looking....it would be a fun twin-shock VMX racer...🏁🏁🏁

Probably ought to keep it close to the ground...that swingarm design looks a little 'flexible'.🤷🏻‍♂️

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1 hour ago, SlowDinoDog said:

Its unique and cool looking....it would be a fun twin-shock VMX racer...🏁🏁🏁

Probably ought to keep it close to the ground...that swingarm design looks a little 'flexible'.🤷🏻‍♂️

Yeup, they had that design up until 1983 ish, It looks like a great woods rider, and yes a desert rider also.😎image.png.8192373779fffd8a9b73fc908fa30548.pngimage.png.ed8030e76ae5f66876af9cb465287289.png

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On 12/10/2020 at 10:31 PM, hawaiidirtrider said:

Got my 82’ Husky 430 cr project. Finally looking through what I need to get it running and moving on it. Too many projects.  I’m doing an accounting of what is needed.  It’s been sitting as a project for a couple years now..After seeing what I need Im wondering how much to go in with this. I bought it with a variety of issues and it’s going to cost more than I originally planned.What else is new .. 🙂  All project bikes are that way most times right..🤣 Anyway a friend will be doing all or more of the work. He’s an ace mechanic so everything will go faster and better. I got plenty work with the other bikes I have to catch up too.  Anyway  Here’s some of the ugly before. It’s got some trick for it’s time parts but I see some money waving goodbye. That’s ok. It’s still cheaper than brand new bikes though..

This is a 430 cr. It’s got a Fox fork and pro circuit rear fender and dual cam yz 465 front brakesetc..   I used to raced a new 82’ 430xc for a few years from 82’ and on. I loved that bike and it was super reliable and easy to ride and it was fast. It was a one bike ride and race everything. 

 

 

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Set the timing to 16deg, rather than 18 to prevent Kickstarter catastrophe. 

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3 minutes ago, JustinXR said:

I almost bought a husky 430wr but it was like insanely overpriced for me, it was a fairly newer one like an 87 or newer

I'm not sure how the parts supply is for those.  I know there is a certain year range that is really BAD for parts availability.  Then there are some years that are just "not so good".  

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Just now, motoxvet said:

I'm not sure how the parts supply is for those.  I know there is a certain year range that is really BAD for parts availability.  Then there are some years that are just "not so good".  

The 81-85 has good parts support. HVA factory has pretty much everything. The late 70s has less aftermarket support, but there are a ton of used parts on eBay. Pistons, cranks rods, bearings, clutches are all reproduced now. The early Cagiva buyout years has very little aftermarket support. 

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29 minutes ago, Willie71 said:

The 81-85 has good parts support. HVA factory has pretty much everything. The late 70s has less aftermarket support, but there are a ton of used parts on eBay. Pistons, cranks rods, bearings, clutches are all reproduced now. The early Cagiva buyout years has very little aftermarket support. 

That was probably the "bad years" I  mentioned.  The thing is, I'm not a Husky fanatic so I wouldn't know exactly what those years are.  Not sure most guys would.  

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2 hours ago, Willie71 said:

The 81-85 has good parts support. HVA factory has pretty much everything. The late 70s has less aftermarket support, but there are a ton of used parts on eBay. Pistons, cranks rods, bearings, clutches are all reproduced now. The early Cagiva buyout years has very little aftermarket support. 

This is covering my end time on Husky with my 82 430 xc back when. I love those years still air cool. I had a 73 Husky cr 125 and rode a bunch of different Huskies ( and whatever bikes then) in those in between years. Those were the hard core all I did was ride and go to school years that imprint for life. My Dad formed this environment too and his love of motorcycles stoked  the fire.  I’m stoked that there’s parts and a hardcore Swedish following. Vintage bikes aren’t a logical thing. It’s a nostalgia connection thing. Hell I’m happy just having this Husky just to look at it . It just connects to stuff like going through  6 gears on the back wheel for a few telephone pole lengths and doing shit that only makes sense when you are young. I’ll never do that again. I can’t risk getting hurt now. Bones are brittle compared to then.  I restrict myself now  to more single track which I did heavily on my old 430 as well. I figure maybe I can ride that while Im still with some diminished skills. Maybe..  What’s weird is I don’t see many pics or video of guys riding Husky in vinduro or other stuff. There’s some though. It’s just showing my age I think. I mean 82 is still 4 years out of High school for me. I still feel like a kid riding.  
 

Here’s one vid that reminds me of my Husky. Wr though so a little lower seat height of my xc. Wr’s are supposed to turn a little better for woods. My xc was fine though. The cr and xc were the same taller frame in 1982 except there was a middle frame rail piece under the motor I guess to help protect against rocks and add strength. The mx cr’s don’t have that bar. 
 


This is a fun mx vintage race with a 430.  It’s awesome to be able to race a race like this . 

 

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