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Ted West 12-04-2009 06:27 PM

1982 Husqvarna 430 WR (update)
 
So, what do you guys think?

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GalacticGS 12-04-2009 07:11 PM

Looks to be in great condition.

That's a real score if you just picked it up! :thumb

mtn500 12-04-2009 07:14 PM

flippin sweet:D

Blakebird 12-04-2009 07:15 PM

what do I think?
 
I think I would like to have that bike :nod


very nice.

HammerD0wn 12-04-2009 09:53 PM

ooohh that's pure dirt bike porn.... awesome

Ted West 12-05-2009 05:33 AM

Thank you gentlemen,

I picked it up a year ago and spent some time on it. Nothing major:
- Shock bearings and bushings
- Fork seals and oil
- Replaced broken shifter spring
- New fenders
- New seat cover

The bike actually has low hours and starts on the 1st or 2nd kick. I took it into the woods a few weeks ago to keep its spirit intact (not a show piece, just a well preserved dirt bike) and I figured I'd just ride around gently. She wouldn't stand for it and the next thing I know I was rolling on the power and flying off rock jumps etc. The thing is, the bike handles extremely well and the power is ridiculous. I look at how simplistic all of the decisions are compared to modern bikes and I have to say, modern bikes take the long way around the technology block for modest gains. You can see why guys won on the old Husqvarnas. It was real education riding this bike that hard and one of the best experiences I've ever had on a motorcycle. It was the best!

Thanks for letting me share with the class. Peace and enjoy the holidays :thumb

B.Curvin 12-05-2009 05:42 AM

Absolutely gorgeous.


:tb

buls4evr 12-05-2009 06:17 AM

Pretty bike and fast....They would pass everything but a gas can.

Ted West 12-05-2009 06:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buls4evr
Pretty bike and fast....They would pass everything but a gas can.

That's funny! The gearing is also interesting. 1st, 2nd and 3rd are pretty close then there is a big jump between 3rd and 4th. You roll the power on in 4th and it's like warp speed. The front end will snap right up in forth too (surprise, surprise). And the bike is light, 242 dry. My '06 TE250 is 237 dry and with fluids (water cooling) I bet they are close. Power? Not close. the 430 is an animal. Diablo really :eek1

mattc 12-05-2009 07:07 AM

That's beautiful! Reminds me a lot of my 198? xc250. Thing was a beast, and would not die!

Here's a pic of a pic, after the new owner fancied it up.

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._8035677_n.jpg

305racer 12-05-2009 09:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ted West
Thank you gentlemen,

I picked it up a year ago and spent some time on it. Nothing major:
- Shock bearings and bushings
- Fork seals and oil
- Replaced broken shifter spring
- New fenders
- New seat cover

The bike actually has low hours and starts on the 1st or 2nd kick. I took it into the woods a few weeks ago to keep its spirit intact (not a show piece, just a well preserved dirt bike) and I figured I'd just ride around gently. She wouldn't stand for it and the next thing I know I was rolling on the power and flying off rock jumps etc. The thing is, the bike handles extremely well and the power is ridiculous. I look at how simplistic all of the decisions are compared to modern bikes and I have to say, modern bikes take the long way around the technology block for modest gains. You can see why guys won on the old Husqvarnas. It was real education riding this bike that hard and one of the best experiences I've ever had on a motorcycle. It was the best!

Thanks for letting me share with the class. Peace and enjoy the holidays :thumb

Nice piece ya got there:wink: Dont be afraid to flogg that thing thats what it was made for.

sam2 06-01-2012 10:07 PM

I just bought one of these today. Its surprisingly clean and smokes a LOT but runs and runs FAST! This is my first thumper (I've had a sportster for a couple years now), and I am blown away by the power of this bike. I want to get her running like she should be but first things first i need to put fresh gas in it. Does anyone know what type of 2 stroke oil and what mix is best for this beast? The previous owner said yamaha oil mixed at 32:1 but he barely rode this bike and knew very little about it. Also I wanna change the motor/tranny (the same stuff has been in there for years of mostly sitting, he didn't even know what it was. The speedometer is not attached, but I have it and the cable, haven't tried to hook it up yet. I paid 1400. Was this a good buy?

Euromad 06-02-2012 10:48 AM

If the bike is in good shape it was a decent deal. If you have to replace tires, rebuild shocks, maybe not so much. check the inside of the tank for rust- the ethanol in gas absorbs water that will rust tanks that sit a lot. Sorry I can't give you more info. Other old Husky riders will give you oil info.
Congrats!

RealOldDualSportGuy 06-02-2012 02:16 PM

430 wr
 
Had on back in the day.

First race was against Frank Gallow, Phil Andrews, R. Brown Warner, (one of the Lojack boys), Tom Penton and Al Chuppa.

Only time I ever beat anyone to the first turm in a hare scramble.

They all passed me in the trees, but what memories.

Sold it to Mark Hyde when I moved to NY state.

LOL

Motoduc1 06-02-2012 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sam2 (Post 18819163)
I just bought one of these today. Its surprisingly clean and smokes a LOT but runs and runs FAST! This is my first thumper (I've had a sportster for a couple years now), and I am blown away by the power of this bike. I want to get her running like she should be but first things first i need to put fresh gas in it. Does anyone know what type of 2 stroke oil and what mix is best for this beast? The previous owner said yamaha oil mixed at 32:1 but he barely rode this bike and knew very little about it. Also I wanna change the motor/tranny (the same stuff has been in there for years of mostly sitting, he didn't even know what it was. The speedometer is not attached, but I have it and the cable, haven't tried to hook it up yet. I paid 1400. Was this a good buy?

Not a thumper, you know. Two stroke! Raymond @ Hall's Husky (one smart dude when it comes to vintage Husky) recommends Golden Spectro for pre-mix. I run at 45:1. And they really like good race fuel!


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