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These Huskys absolutely need to be on display at the Legends and Heroes Supercross booths!
Yep, hillbilly is who I am saw this few yrs ago but they wouldn’t let me back in. I know more about these bikes than anyone I feel sure. The factory got washed away in a huge flood and that killed the 4 strokes that were coming. Bummer.
I replied but may have fuckit, let me know if u got it
I just sent you another message back if you don’t get it let me know ? I would really really like pick you brain on some stuff I have the cagiva/husky addiction now lol and trying restore a 87 wmx125 I just picked up . Really really enjoy talking to you guys that ran these machines back then and that know them Inside and out
Known zack and dad since he started. He tried to buy me bike but i found out to late
the cagiva, I probably know more about them than anyone, lol. Pretty sure I’m the only one to get wood at Loretta on one. 9 th 25 plus 88, it says other as manufacturers
raced a 85 ktm 500 in 85/86, if u ever can ride a fresh one without a bunch of basegaskets and timing detuned to lessen the hit. It had white power first gen usd fork and white power shock. I bought a 50 gallon drum of shock oil, valved forks to it , 7 wt . The shock is pain to get air out on assembly with the pull rod rebound setup. So I would assemble it in a 5 gallon bucket of oil, some days I may have it off 5 times, I went thru that suspension till I knew what effect any part had.
fall of 86 a husky shop opens here , I get a deal going cause I knew cagiva was buying husky from Electrolux and 250 was coming out. I think Electrolux stil owns the gunsight trademark. Got 87 430 and 250 shop demo and rode b class. Muddy creek wasn’t ama till 87 so I’d never had a card . Won bunch races and 8th at Loretta . Cagiva gave me two 250 s and a leftover 87 125 cause they killed the 500 class that yr.
At Loretta in 87 I was alternate in 250 b and it was 1st practice and the track was all grass , that was so cool and we got to ride last cause the track had change so much so I got 3 sessions. Dropped 250 b cause a kid behind me had driven forever as wasn’t gonna get to ride and the husky 250 was slow , class was stacked .
anyway get the cagivas and hit gator back for winter am on new yr, it was tradition to hit that first one, I’d set suspension before going to what my ktm was but the cagiva landed like a sack , jumping the elevator was butt puckering. Get home and the swingarm was cracked. I take shocks off all bikes I had and measure wheel travel to shock travel and graph it. All bikes were similar with a rising rate meaning first inch wheel travel use quarter inch shock , last inch of wheel travel use half inch of shock . But the cagiva 250 had a straight rate. No idea why they would do that , the 125 was like the rest and that linkage would not swap. So I got a shock spring for like a f250 , fuckin stiff as a ministers dick and ran like half inch free sag and hell with race sag , had fork springs made that were the fattest wire my guy could wind and get in tube, I guess they were like a .54 of today . Rotated five swingarms , some getting welded , some in school bus as spare . I raced out of a school bus, lol
I’ll tell a bit more later, it’s super cross time
Can’t wait hear more and hope you can help me a bit on my cagiva rebuild and I might of picked up a 91 husky could use some pointers on also buddy . Thanks
I can't wait to see your Cagiva build too! I didn't like the bike when I rode it, but my Dad loved it for some reason!
I haven't been on a dirt bike in over 10 years and haven't posted on Vital more than a few times since but this thread caught my eye and I have checked in since the start. I raced at Englishtown mostly in the Vet Class and wasn't any good but felt a draw to FBF and the Huskys since Dengler and Plotts raced the FBF shop was never more than 30 minutes from my various living quarters.
Low and behold, I took my wife out for birthday dinner tonight to a local Italian restaurant I've driven by numerous times over the years and was always curious to try. We're well into dinner when I white haired gentleman comes int speaking english with a thick Italian accent, he gives the gentleman at the front desk a hearty hug and breaks into speaking fluent Italian. The white haired gent then walked over with a younger man and joined a couple already seated. The white haired gent then starts speaking with the others fairly loudly (only a few diners in the restaurant as it after 8pm but also as if he's been around loud engines without hearing protection for way too long) and I can hear some words like Ducati and World Superbike. So I start thinking, I eating at an Italian restaurant in Hosham, PA, there's older Italian gentleman talking about Ducatis and World Superbike and I know we are less than 15 minutes from the FBF shop where I last passed by it years ago. I went up to the employee at the front desk who received the hearty hug and asked "The white haired gentleman sitting over there who gave you the big hug when he came in, is that Eraldo Ferracci?" and the employee said "Yes it is"
How frickin' awesome to find out Eraldo Ferracci was sitting a few tables from me!! The employee said it was ok to go over to Eraldo's table and that Eraldo would enjoy it. So I walked over and as politely as I could interrupted their dinner conversation, introduced myself as an old former not so good motocross racer from NJ and that I loved his FBF MX/SX days. The few minutes I spent speaking with Eraldo about those days was awesome. Best of all I had pulled up this thread on my phone before approaching the table, I showed Eraldo some of the posts with your various bike photos and after seeing some of the photos he was recalling Tyler Evans and Damien Plotts and how the team had to make a bunch of one off parts and eventually started sending them to the home factory telling them they need to incorporate this or that part into the showroom bikes. What a great chance meeting!!
He was even polite enough to allow a photo with me! I'm 55 and was like a like kid the few minutes I got to speak and share this thread with him!
Carl Nunn rode the bike in 2002 we restored it for Zach osbourne to ride at the vmxdn last year
another rider will be riding it this year as well as a prototype 1998 cr125 and a 2001 fast by ferracci cr125
FBF CR125 all built ready for some new graphics. And plastics we went out testing last week and she rips
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