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Old 06-29-2014, 12:08 AM   #1
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1954 Husqvarna... Any Info Out There?

A friend has just picked up an old dirt bike project, in the form of set of boxes containing a mostly complete 1954 Husqvarna 281, 175cc. I guess having looked through the piles of parts that around 90% is there, although it could all be there? we won't know until it is thrown back together



Now there is not too much info out there in web land that I can find, so maybe you guys can help?







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Old 06-29-2014, 08:07 AM   #2
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Carb needs some coffee. :^)

Really lovely parts and workmanship, hope it goes well.
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:40 AM   #3
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Very nice, parts unavailable in the USA but Sweden has them, TS Trading on the web. I have earlier 50's model 32 and a model 37 Sport rigid frame with rubber band forks, The high pipe model is blue, the street model is maroon pretty rare these days. The first 250cc motocross bike grew out if your model, then the Huskys we know from the 60's and 70's.

If you see a 120cc 3 speed motor, my model 37 is missing the motor.

Some photos appear in Torsten Hallmans Book "Husqvarna Success"
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:22 PM   #4
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I can offer nothing to help you but that is a really cool find! Would *love* to see a build thread.
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Old 06-29-2014, 07:13 PM   #5
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Hey Kev.... the chap I bought my first ST from had oodles of them (old huskies). Named Richard and lives in Kingsteignton... can't for the life of me remember his name but I can get it for you when I look at my bike documents...if I still have them as the bikes are exported and can't remember if I threw away the V5's.
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:40 PM   #6
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Wow, cool bike. I had no idea that Husky's have been around that long, I don't think I've ever seen one older than the mid sixties.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:32 AM   #7
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Very cool indeed!
If it were mine, I wouldn't touch that tank. Magnificent patina!

Regardless, I'll keep a watch on your progress. Good luck.
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Husqvarna V-twin from the late teen's. Husqvarna's been around since 1918.
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Husqvarna V-twin from the late teen's. Husqvarna's been around since 1918.
Actually this year is the 110th anniversary.
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If they had just had the vision to mount those bars upright, they would have sold hundreds in the USA

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Husqvarna (pronounced [ˈhʉːskvɑːrna]) was originally a military arsenal founded in 1689 to produce muskets for the Swedish Army. The company has since grown and its production has changed from weapons to sewing machines, kitchen equipment, bicycles, motorcycles, lawn mowers, chainsaws and construction products. The Husqvarna brand is used by the company Husqvarna, but is also licensed. Husqvarna may refer to:
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Or rather the 325 th anniversary if you go back to the roots.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:15 PM   #12
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There's a fairly useful Husky FB group, at least I imagine it's useful certainly active and blessed with many fine pictures.
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