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Old 06-02-2012, 08:57 PM   #16
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.. check the inside of the tank for rust-
The WR fuel tanks are aluminum until the plastic tanks came out in the mid 80's.
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All of that decade big bore WR's were fast, when they were still 'Made in Sweden and you even got a build tag from the dude who put your bike together.
A 430 Auto will always be on the wish list.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:36 PM   #17
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Darn nice Husky that one.

Reminded me of this photo I though other Husky fans would enjoy. This is local expert Walter Nitto taken about 1978 or 1979 at Bridgehampton on long island. That is a CR390...



I never owned a Husky but did put a Husky rear wheel in my 400 Maico Magnum after elongating the spoke holes in the mag hub!
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:32 PM   #18
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What would you guys use for the gearbox? I was told honda 80w-85w trans oil would be okay. Also I've been told by my dirtbiking friends that I should use fuel treatment and octane booster with pump gas or racing fuel if I can get it. It feels like the pilot jet is a bit off, lots of popping and rough running at small throttle openings, but screams like it should once I open it up. I took her out to the pine barrens and the shocks seem to be fine (found myself flyimng over quite a few dirthills), but there is oil on the forks so it looks like its time for new seals. I figure 15-20wt fork oil should be good. I also need an air filter and I'm gonna order two plugs, has an old splitfire in it but I was gonna go with the ngk ones that came on the bike.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:40 PM   #19
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A friend has a 1987 430 Husky as his regular everyday trailbike,he loves it wont consider getting anything else.
He's sure it weighs 219 lbs,lightest bike ever made. I dont think so but hate to mess with his dreams.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:48 PM   #20
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Sweeeeet !!!!
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:50 PM   #21
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That was my bike back in the 80's riding in the Mark Twain National Forest near Chadwick, MO!

Awesome machine then and now!
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:00 AM   #22
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So, what do you guys think?



I think it is beautiful ... but it doesn't appear to have a chain in the pic'.

Wassup with that ?



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Old 08-17-2012, 03:36 PM   #23
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So, what do you guys think?

I THINK ITS SPECTACULAR!
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:06 AM   #24
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In 1982 I would have traded every girl in high school for that bike.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:15 AM   #25
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In 1982 I would have traded every girl in high school for that bike.

Good trade
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:08 PM   #26
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beauty, I ALMOST bought one a few years ago and would have if the guy had had the title. I was going to get it (in the condition of yours) for $350.00....should have bought it!
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:35 PM   #27
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Well, I blew up my motor and its rebuild time. Its already on the first oversize, and the cylinder is badly scored,but i found a guy that has several more oversizes and can get it bored to whatever I need. $100 for bore job and shipping both ways sounded pretty good to me. Now it is time for case disassembly...
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:39 PM   #28
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Malcolm and Alexander Smith raced one close to this vintage at the Mexican 1000 rally back in May. It had the plastic tank mentioned.

Seems like they grenaded the bike too, rebuilt it trailside and still pulled off a good run. They scored a 3rd place behind a 950 SE and a Honda Rallye of some type.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:41 AM   #29
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Well, I blew up my motor and its rebuild time. Its already on the first oversize, and the cylinder is badly scored,but i found a guy that has several more oversizes and can get it bored to whatever I need. $100 for bore job and shipping both ways sounded pretty good to me. Now it is time for case disassembly...
Beautiful bike! What exactly do you mean by "blew up"? The the piston come apart? Hope all goes well with finding parts.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:06 PM   #30
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I pulled the motor and took the cylinder off.... it kinda looks like the ring melted/ piston slapped. on opposing sides of the piston there are big gouges in the cylinder wall and the ring is ground down. I found a guy that has all the parts I need including several oversize pistons he wants $200 for the piston kit and $70 to bore it out. Sounds alright to me, at least better than any other source I've seen.
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