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Old 11-19-2014, 10:39 PM   #1
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1996 Husqvarna WR250??

Anyone own one? Can I get parts? Thinking about picking up a clean 96, not sure if its a good idea though
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:32 AM   #2
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I am looking at trading my dual purpose bike for an off road bike. In the process I have had to research a few bikes. One of them was a 99 Husky.

Anyways, what I learned from calling around is that parts should be ok. Things like they have used the same sprockets since 92, etc. There are apparently quite a few parts that interchange. Of course, I was calling a large Husky dealership so they have a bias

I live way too far to get parts over the counter, but it sounded like between online and with Huskys interchangeability I would have been fine.

Hope that helps a little........
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:22 AM   #3
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Awesome bikes, but do not expect to find parts easily.. motor parts are not to hard as they didnt change too much over the years. but cosmetics are super hard to find. Those husky motors are awesome though, if you don't mind having an exotic 2 smoke go for it there fun
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:42 AM   #4
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Hmm, thanks guys. It looks pretty clean and the motor was apparently rebuilt 30 hours ago. I think I might hold out for a KTM 300 though
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:03 AM   #5
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That was the other thing, plastics were hard to come by. It seemed like they had good components and interchangeability. The 360 was supposed to be a screamer.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:17 AM   #6
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I believe it, I rode a 97 KTM360 the other day what a blast. Unfortunately the husky sold between 11pm last night and 8am this morning

Oh well the green wasn't really my thing anyhow, the search continues
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:25 AM   #7
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shame it's gone: they're great bikes (in my opinion).

I had all but forgotten about them until recently, on my quest for a "modern" woods bike... someone mentioned Italian built 6spd huskies and the seed was planted.

the only parts that are difficult to find are plastics... but swap the subframe & tank from a newer (2000s) model & the options greatly increase. it's all bolt on; frames were nearly the same.

Hall's has all the mechanical parts, cheaper than you'd imagine for an "exotic" (not terribly exotic in my opinion)... bike bandit has a lot, too. I'd venture to say parts prices are about the same as Yamaha's. Might have to order online, though.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:49 AM   #8
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Well, I just heard back and he actually still has it. I'm on the fence right now, I wish it wasn't an hour away..a clean one owner crf450 just popped up too...decisions decisions...
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:25 AM   #9
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Well, I just heard back and he actually still has it. I'm on the fence right now, I wish it wasn't an hour away..a clean one owner crf450 just popped up too...decisions decisions...
woah... a crf450 vs a husky 250... seems a easy choice to me. those 2 bikes are no were even near each other hah. if your not racing for money pick the bike you will have the most fun with, not just riding it, but working on it and admiring it. You will never look at a modern 4 stroke and say to your self, wow what a truly cool bike. Not when 1/5 of the riders in the world have a honda 450 lol.


Heres my 360, hope you make the right choice
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:28 AM   #10
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keep in mind they've got terrible resale value, so the seeking price should be pretty low...

a plus in my book. I like inexpensive bikes.

get it and rail on it. never mind the horrid green color :)
or... update the plastics and sell the horrid green stuff to me!
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:09 PM   #11
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I was pretty impressed with the technology of the bikes for the cost. Lots to offer for minimal price. Good stuff. Parts, and the fact that I wanted open class kept me away.

There is a pretty clean 99 360 for sale at $1400, and I believe that he would go lower. It is local. Lots of tech for the price of a junk pick-up.




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I believe it, I rode a 97 KTM360 the other day what a blast. Unfortunately the husky sold between 11pm last night and 8am this morning

Oh well the green wasn't really my thing anyhow, the search continues
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:15 PM   #12
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Well I'm gonna go check it out tonight I guess, got him down to $850 with a clean title
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:42 PM   #13
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Alright, well I got it. Overall its in pretty great shape, and apparently the top/bottom ends only have 20 hours on them. However, someone has decided to weld the counter shaft sprocket onto the counter shaft. Very curious, I'm not sure if the splines stripped or maybe the retaining bolt broke/stripped?

Anyhoo, after I saw that and the impending $$$ of tearing the motor down to replace the CS I offered the guy $400 and he took it

Clean title and street/ohv registered til may

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Old 11-21-2014, 07:09 AM   #14
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Looks to be in really good shape. I would have drove to AZ for $400..
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:25 AM   #15
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nice... even with the welded on countershaft sprocket, i'd say $400 is great... looks pretty damn good

do i note a red 6 series in the garage? oh. just noticed your username. nice!
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