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Old 12-12-2014, 04:37 PM   #1
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New bike! What did i get myself into?

Saw this puppy on craigslist for $600, got it for $500.


2002 husqvarna wr250
Though the more i look at it, the more i think it is a cr250. No lights, cr in the VIN, etc.


Needs some work, of course. Mainly new plastics, the front is pretty gross and the back fender isnt there.


I was told it needed a new piston, so i took it apart and found a terrible, terrible surprise.


So looks like i gotta find a new jug.


Other than that, what is the reputation for these bikes? I want to start doing hare scrambles, and i figured this would be better for that than my dr650 lol.

Think i got a good deal? Worst case im sure i could get over $1000 worth of parts off it easy, it has raven wheels, procircuit pipe, and other goodies.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:46 PM   #2
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cool... i'm a husky fan. i think you got a decent deal...

reputation? i think they're totally under rated. reliable, quick, '02 seems to be "the" year to get.

CR or WR, it likely has the same gearing... can drop a 6 speed from an earlier bike in it, too.
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:35 PM   #3
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Good deal! I believe you could put a 300 jug on it if you wanted to.
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:57 PM   #4
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'02 seems to be "the" year to get.
Nope.....Metal tank huskys ....rock!
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Old 12-17-2014, 05:59 PM   #5
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Those are really good bikes.
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Old 12-17-2014, 06:07 PM   #6
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Nope.....Metal tank huskys ....rock!
ok... let me re-phrase that. '02 seems to be 'the' year to get of the Italian huskys...

now, for the real deal swede builts, yes; metal tank huskys do indeed rock!
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Old 12-19-2014, 12:40 PM   #7
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Can you get it welded up and re-plated?

US Chrome used to be the go-to place for that. http://www.usnicom.com
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