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Offline Jamie

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1986 Husky WR240 project
« on: May 29, 2016, 07:15:13 PM »
Well, finally got myself a Husky. It's pretty much in pieces, but is mostly complete.

This one will be a full strip down, but not concours or anything. Just a tidy rider to enjoy.

I'll attach some of the ebay photos to start with, but there's also a couple showing damage where the front sprocket cover mounts. I can't find any cracks in the case, but will crack test when it's apart. Anyone had mag welding done?

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Jamie

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Re: 1986 Husky WR240 project
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2016, 07:20:20 PM »
damage

Offline ajcmbrown

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Re: 1986 Husky WR240 project
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2016, 10:34:01 PM »
Nice bike, if its anything like the '86 400 I had then you'll love it! Don't sweat the damage around the sprocket, fairly standard for this era bike. My '88 400 is not as bad but damaged all the same.
Hopefully no oil leaks.
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Re: 1986 Husky WR240 project
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2016, 09:03:28 PM »

 Nice Jamie ..

Warning  Be sure the Bloke that does Any Welding know that Euro Magnesium is a Shit loads Higher than Jap stuff ..
I got some KTM stuff welded and this Blokes well He said Don't tell me I know Welding I welded this stuff all the Time ..
Well I pick up My KTM Engine case I left with a Crack in them well now had a F$%king Big Hole ..
I asked What happen   ....He said that's stuff is Shit  ...
I got on to a Bloke works for a Air line Company and Welds High Grade Magnesium and Look at the F$%Ked Engine cases ..
 
He had the wrong Rods and Did not know what he was doing ..

So Jamie if you can get away with it DONT Weld it

Dennis



 
Buy the way a cant spell for shit ...
And I have bean told I have Bad Grama too

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Re: 1986 Husky WR240 project
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2016, 10:31:37 PM »
Thanks guys. I think you're right.

I've done some web research and much of it aligns with what you're saying. I've already started trawling ebay etc. for good engine cases just in case there is a crack. One of the missing parts is the sprocket cover, so I'll buy one and see how well it fits 'as is'.

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Jamie

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Re: 1986 Husky WR240 project
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2016, 11:06:53 PM »
In case you weren't aware, the Husqvarna crankcases are not sold as matched pairs like Japanese cases, they have a different part number for left and right, so you will only need to replace the right hand one if need be. This is the easy case to replace, ask me how I know!

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Re: 1986 Husky WR240 project
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2016, 11:17:15 PM »
Also, someone with more knowledge than me may confirm that you may be able to use the earlier right case from an aircooled model which could make your search easier if you need one, but I doubt you will.

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Re: 1986 Husky WR240 project
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2016, 09:01:28 PM »
Looks like you got away with ground out material only from the pictures. ..JB WELD maybe.
Of course I talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice.

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Re: 1986 Husky WR240 project
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2016, 10:10:51 PM »
In case you weren't aware, the Husqvarna crankcases are not sold as matched pairs like Japanese cases, they have a different part number for left and right, so you will only need to replace the right hand one if need be. This is the easy case to replace, ask me how I know!

I have all the genuine parts manuals for Huskies from 1980 to 86. The good thing about the Husky manuals is that the cross reference all parts with each model eg:125, 250, 430 etc.
My 82 XC 250 appears to have the same cases as my 85 WR240. If there were any differences I would suspect that it would be on the inside, bearing journals etc.

As for Jap cases I've heard they are matched but don't believe it. I have numerous Nos cases for Yammies, Suzuki's all have individual part numbers therefore are supplied individually to replace if needed. I'm curious about the history of your bike. I sold an 85 WR240 back in 2003 to a guy in Sydney. It's funny I've never seen it resurface. When I saw you pics I thought it could have been my old bike.

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Re: 1986 Husky WR240 project
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2016, 11:15:34 PM »
That is a bike I was watching on Ebay too Jamie, I declined to bid so that I didn't lose focus on my '88 400WR. I doubt you will need another case, as BIG O said, jb weld or similar two part epoxy putty is amazingly strong, you can drill and tap it, machine it etc.
It looks as though the bulk of the work has been done already regarding the frame, does it have good compression?

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Re: 1986 Husky WR240 project
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2016, 11:20:38 PM »
I'm not 100% confident Brooksie but I believe all 240/250 primary kick cases interchange whether they are air or liquid cooled, can anyone verify this?

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Re: 1986 Husky WR240 project
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2016, 09:36:18 AM »
Big O: I've been thinking about JB weld, primarily to build up the area around the lower front so I can use the bottom screw.

Tony: I haven't checked compression, but it's had a recent top end rebuild with new wossner piston kit. The frame has been repainted, but needs some minor repair to a lug that partially broke (attachment for the left plastics).

Brooksie: The story goes that I'd be the third owner. The fellow I bought it from lives in Singleton, and he bought it from the original owner who left it sitting in his shed for years after he stopped riding it. The 2nd owner bought it for $250 a while back as a project, and put about a grand into it since then.

Steve (b490) has given me some leads for things like fork rechroming and rear shock rebuilding, so I'll be sending bits and pieces off for repair meaning at least some progress is being made while work is taking alot of my time. (and I want to do a bit more on the KDX so I can ride it sometime this year)

Cheers
Jamie

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Re: 1986 Husky WR240 project
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2016, 11:00:37 AM »
I machined mine down and fitted a chain guard under the cover although your back hole looks pretty far gone.
1985 WR/400 and 1986 WR/240 , PE 250c , DKW 125mx

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Re: 1986 Husky WR240 project
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2016, 03:59:01 PM »
....your back hole looks pretty far gone.


Steady on  :D.

In all seriousness, I've been wondering if I can repair the rear thread, or JB weld / re-tap it so it works. I'm hoping to find a good case to replace it altogether.

Cheers
Jamie

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Re: 1986 Husky WR240 project
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2016, 09:07:53 PM »
....your back hole looks pretty far gone.


Steady on  :D.

In all seriousness, I've been wondering if I can repair the rear thread, or JB weld / re-tap it so it works. I'm hoping to find a good case to replace it altogether.

Cheers
Jamie
Having reread my post I believe I may have worded it better.
Although your lower front hole looks sus as well. ;D
1985 WR/400 and 1986 WR/240 , PE 250c , DKW 125mx