ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-11-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
Rocket Scientist OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Brighton,CO
Oddometer: 24
Vintage Husqvarna thread

Looking to see if anybody else out there shares the passion of an original Swedish made Husqvarna long gone but not forgotten. I currently have an '82 420 auto project that was "supposedly" used by Terry Cunningham for enduro-cross country racing. Used to have a 390 as well, but the dumb kid in me traded her for a beat up RM 125 . Post up youre stories or memories. My old man got me into them, just keeping the dream alive now. Post em up!

Rocket Scientist screwed with this post 12-11-2012 at 07:08 PM
Rocket Scientist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
AustinJake
TE450-KLE-FXDWG
 
AustinJake's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Oddometer: 3,674
Here I am circa 1973 on a 1972 Heikki Mikkola replica 250CR, you can just see the decal on the air can cover, wish I had kept it, it'd be 40 years old now.





__________________
____________________________________
Get fit. Stay safe. Enjoy life. Learn something to help someone in need.

AustinJake screwed with this post 12-12-2012 at 07:49 PM
AustinJake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
Beezer
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Anchorage, formerly Spenard (hub of the universe)
Oddometer: 5,421
in '72 I had a 360mx with the 2 speed 4 speed. one day it quit on top of the mountain... I still beat my buddies down the trail & back to the truck. crappy Motoplat ignition fried & I didn't have the 100 plus bucks to fix it. it sat a year & I traded it for a Bultaco 350
Beezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 05:12 PM   #4
Rocket Scientist OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Brighton,CO
Oddometer: 24
Awesome posts. AJ that looks like the exact model my dad & I are in back when I was 3-4 y/o. He had one with the red tank, orange tank, & purple tank. All steel chomes.
Rocket Scientist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
redprimo
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: central coast of California
Oddometer: 369
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beezer View Post
in '72 I had a 360mx with the 2 speed 4 speed. one day it quit on top of the mountain... I still beat my buddies down the trail & back to the truck. crappy Motoplat ignition fried & I didn't have the 100 plus bucks to fix it. it sat a year & I traded it for a Bultaco 350
A few month ago I got my step dad taking about some of the mods they used to do back in the mid sixties on the bikes they raced in the So Cal desert. One of the bikes he had was a 1969 400 cross. he said the hot set up was to ditch the stock ignition, grind away some of the fins on the head and drill and tap it for a second spark plug. then run dual honda ignitions with a toggle switch on the bars so you could switch plugs on the fly when one became fouled. He went on to say that the best he ever rode was on the 400 cross.
redprimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 12:43 AM   #6
kateean2
Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Oddometer: 21
Just what I needed, thanks a lot.

kateean2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 07:09 AM   #7
AZ TOM
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Prescott AZ
Oddometer: 3,663
1978 250 OR I put together from a basket case about 10 years ago. Sold it & got back into riding with more modern bikes, but miss it for sure.

AZ TOM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014