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Old 12-04-2009, 06:27 PM   #1
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So, what do you guys think?





















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Old 12-04-2009, 07:11 PM   #2
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Looks to be in great condition.

That's a real score if you just picked it up!
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:14 PM   #3
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:15 PM   #4
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what do I think?

I think I would like to have that bike


very nice.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:53 PM   #5
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ooohh that's pure dirt bike porn.... awesome
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:33 AM   #6
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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
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:42 AM   #7
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:17 AM   #8
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Pretty bike and fast....They would pass everything but a gas can.
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:55 AM   #9
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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
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:07 AM   #10
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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.

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Old 12-05-2009, 09:10 AM   #11
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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
Nice piece ya got there Dont be afraid to flogg that thing thats what it was made for.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:07 PM   #12
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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?
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:48 AM   #13
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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!
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:16 PM   #14
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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.

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Old 06-02-2012, 08:37 PM   #15
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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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