The Betor forks were praised while the rear suspension was reportedly ultra stiff. Then you have come to the right place. Dye also wanted Husky to produce a 125 motocross model that beginners could start with then eventually graduate to the bigger bikes. There was additional sheet vinyl added to protect the air filter and where this wrapped to the rear , it was used as a number plate surface. It's right hand shift may cause temporary dexterity problems for unfamiliar riders, but well worth the practice! It is both strikingly beautiful and quite a performer in the Sportsman classes.
This particular bike is owned by Lennart Kråksberg in Karlskrona , Sweden and is a show quality example of this modell. It was, as all Huskys, raced right out of the box and continued to grow an outstanding number of top class winners in all off road events. Actually, testing on long travel started in the fall of 1974, and I was fortunate to have been there during the development. Get your hands on this manual and start locating for the parts you need. One of the more successful dealers on the West Coast, Anaheim Husqvarna was owned by a guy named Mitch Payton who later changed the name to Pro Circuit.
Although it looked like a street version motocrosser, it was a complete stand alone model. Ultra lite weight and designed for limited use these bikes were custom made for each ordering customer and you could choose Norton forks or Ceriani forks. This model is inexpensive to buy and cheap to maintain! It's hi performance are comparable to none! This manual is ideal as replacement for a missing copy and for you to learn more about your product. The model 31 series was introduced as a replacement for model 30. Revisions included an added battery, engine displacment, motocross seat, quickchange rear wheel hub, frame tubing added under the tank, chainguard, headlite and horn were updated, and Trelleborg motocross tires were standard. Collecting, riding and racing classic and vintage bikes is a big deal now. The article even addressed the off road potential of the super light weight 175 cc Swedish motorcycle.
Not that it will change my mind, but it might make you feel better. The '66 250 Husqvarna was a true killer weapon in 1966 off road events. And when they didn't, vile curses filled the air. The candy apple red paint was retained for a last year and, as shown above, was the most beautiful and competitive off road motorcycle for that year! Husqvarna was building these models to fit the under 75kg 165lbs class of motorcycles in Sweden which existed due to license by driver age. The eight speed option was popular for all around trail and desert use, but the motocross purists wanted only the four speed.
Teuwissan, Jack van Velthoven, Gerrit Wolsink, Torsten Hallman, Uno Palm, Kalevi Vehkonen were heros on Huskys. There was no doubt which competition off-road bike was to be bought by the experts in 1967. Just don't come whining to me when you can't find a part for that turkey. One example comes to mind: The 405 American Eagle. The hand loop rear fender brace was a nice touch.
Actually this model can be converted to right hand shift with the only piece needed being a left hand brake pedal assembly which you can fabricate in a home shop. This was the last year for the original style tank, steel rims , steel tail fender, and small front brake for all models. I acquired this bike in March 2007 from the 2nd owner in Grand Junction Colorado. Husqvarna was very keen to engineer and sell state of the art equipment and to keep quality high and within reasonable cost. The 360 enduro 4 speed was carried over thru this year to serve as the Enduro offering.
There was still no reed valve. Experts and historians agree that the last year of the vintage bike era - and its greatest year - was 1974. It had an 118 cc engine with 3,5 hp and 3 gears. Apparently the dealer felt differently. Some of the bikes had extremely limited production runs, and chances are you might never have seen one, or even heard of it.
Most were normal straight-through induction systems, with flat-topped pistons. He had purchased the bike from the original owner in 1996 as an investment and never rode it. It's lite weight and hi performance are comparable to none! Lesson learned was - It wasn't how many cc's your Husky has, just how you train as a rider to use them. It was used by many people every day for transport to work. Of course you could equip these models with all sorts of great add-ons like package trays, saddle bags of different sorts, double seats, leg guards, or you also could convert them to successfully off road race. Also the practice of putting model number on the tank was replaced by putting it on a chrome sticker on engine left case, which is visable in the above photo.