Vintage Husqvarna thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Rocket Scientist, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Rocket Scientist

    Rocket Scientist Adventurer

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    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 :huh. Post up youre stories or memories. My old man got me into them, just keeping the dream alive now. Post em up!
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  2. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    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.

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  3. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer

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    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
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  4. Rocket Scientist

    Rocket Scientist Adventurer

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    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.
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  5. redprimo

    redprimo Been here awhile

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    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.
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  6. kateean2

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    Just what I needed, thanks a lot.
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  7. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    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.

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