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Offline Broad-Arrow

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Re: Husqvarna WR430 Auto 88
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2016, 12:05:24 PM »

This information is on the crated AE430 on display at the Husqvarna museum in Sweden and apparently explains everything (if you can read Swedish).

A translation of the above sign:

430 AE US

This motorcycle, model year 1988, was produced on 2 October 1987, and sent from the Husqvarna factory in Ödeshög [Sweden] to Kansas City, USA, on 13 October 1987.

The motorcycle remained unsold and was stored among others in a large surplus stock in California.  Hans Appelgren, who was the Husqvarna distributor in Australia [Husky Imports], bought all the unsold motorcycles in the 1990s and shipped them to Emu Plain, New South Wales, Australia. The motorcycle remains unsold in its original crate and was shipped to the Husqvarna museum in 1997.  It was donated to the museum by Hans Appelgren.

The marking on the case was mislabeled with model 510 TE (TE ZHU 510 JSO ...) which may be the reason why the motorcycle remained unsold in the United States.

VIN number: ZHU AE 4309 JS 028 135
Engine number: 2182-0125

Owner: Husqvarna Factory Museum

And a few websites with images from the museum...
« Last Edit: March 13, 2016, 12:34:32 PM by Broad-Arrow »

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Re: Husqvarna WR430 Auto 88
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2020, 06:35:17 PM »
Interesting read. I have picked up an 88wr430 that had one of those container engines fitted into back in the day. Guy pulled his manual430 motor out and slotted a brand new auto in it, Explains why a few things don't fit as it really should, Water pipes and chamber must be different. Trying to work out the starting system on it atm but seems weird!! Might need to be in oil to work properly
To many, 72 Husky CR400, 73 Husky CR250, 77 RM370 x 2, 77 & 79 Honda CR125, 77 AW400, 82 CR480, 87 430 auto, 79 Honda 500/ Husky hybird

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Re: Husqvarna WR430 Auto 88
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2020, 10:23:54 PM »
Get on to Cafe Husky on FB, there is a vid on how to set the kicker should never pull it apart unless it needs servicing.