Husqvarna 250CR 1980

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11/19/2017 11:04 AM

Hi Vital!

I recently acquired this Husqvarna 250CR 1980, which I'm going to clean and put back on the track. I bought it with the engine overhauled, so what I need to do is fix the suspension, brakes and tires... more or less smile

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11/19/2017 11:27 AM

Very cool! My dad had one of those, and a friend had the 390 with the black tank. My first “real” MX bike experience was on the 390 (a slight eye opener after the DT100 I was starting out on...).

As I recall, weak points on dad’s were the chain rollers and the shocks (his were Ohlins piggyback style-couldn’t keep the seals from blowing).

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2/19/2018 8:41 AM

Long time no posting. Alot has happened since last, in fact just yesterday it became a runner again. Photo

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2/19/2018 8:42 AM

I encountered alot of tiny issues along the way, but I'm almost there.

On the want list is a new front rim and another swingarm as I'm not satisfied with the repair I made.

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2/20/2018 2:57 AM

Nice job. I liked the Husky's of that era. I had a '82 250 for a while. Not sure why I sold it.

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2/20/2018 4:53 AM

Nice!

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2/20/2018 7:02 AM

I used to race one in 1980. I worked for Sportsman Cycles in Las Vegas at the time. We ported the cylinder to GP specs, lightened the flywheel and ran an Asche pipe if memory serves......... The bike was quite fast, but did not have the quick rev to get out of corners as well as the Japanese bikes of the day. Rear remote Ohlins were fine after being re-valved. Forks were horrible. Gave up trying to make them work right, so I put a set of Simons on. Wish I still had the bike....cool

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2/21/2018 8:48 AM

Thanks guys! I can't wait to try it out!

I've heard lots about the terrible forks, but I have a set of RM465 forks that I thinking of putting on smile

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