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Old 01-01-2007, 01:02 PM   #1
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If you're sportin' a gray pompadour and soul patch and have an affection for Marlboros, beer and one-eyed pigeons it might be for you.



If not I'd stay away.
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Old 01-01-2007, 01:35 PM   #2
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"Is Husqvarna moving into the U.S. market in general or is this just a local fluke? "

The original (Genuine) Husgvarnas were made in Sweden, and were popular in the USA (I owned three) until Cagiva bought them out in

the early '80s, IIRC. They then proceded to put Husqvarna stickers on Cagivas and tried to shove them down the " Husky" dealers' throats, effectively destroying the Husqvarna Dealership network in north America. This is the way it was told to me by a former "Husky"

dealer. We had a lot of fun on those old red & chrome bikes in the '70s.

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Old 01-01-2007, 02:10 PM   #3
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well a Husqvarna dealership has just popped up near me, realizing they got bought out by Cagiva years ago. The power/weight ratios of their street legal bikes look appealing. I saw a dyno reading of 48 hp for the 260 lb 450 SM.



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Old 01-01-2007, 03:52 PM   #4
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I used to use a Husqvarna chain saw when I was fighting forest fires.... Pretty good saw better than a Homelite but not quite as good as a STIHL
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Old 01-01-2007, 04:07 PM   #5
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There's been a Husky dealer near me (San Francisco) for a while, but as has been noted they're no longer Swedish. As an old fart it's weird to think of the bikes Malcolm Smith used to ride in Baja as being Italian, but everything changes! I don't know if the following incident is representative of the marque in general but I know someone that bought a new Husky last year. Asked him how it rode and he said he didn't know as he hadn't been able to get it running yet. If you want a Euro thumper, my advice would be KTM. Massimo Tamburini has recently redesigned Husky so at least they'll look good!
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Old 01-01-2007, 04:38 PM   #6
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Well, between bikes, aircraft and chain saws you're pretty good. Now all you have to do is learn the design brief of a clue and you'd be in decent shape.



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Old 01-01-2007, 04:53 PM   #7
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Most of the Husky guys love their bikes. They are a blast! I went KTM, but the Husky's have some distinct street advantages (Tank size, smoothness, tach, and such.). Either way, if you like handling and fun, you'll love 'em.
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Old 01-01-2007, 05:40 PM   #8
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The closest dealer to me has Huskys and KTM's. He says he likes the Husky SM better than the KTM. Says reliability is good. I took a very short test ride on one...too short for a good test but the bike felt light and had plenty pep. Im considering the 510 enduro but my Vintage race habit is eating up my discretionary funds so I'll probably keep dreaming. MO....a comparo of the Husky,KTM and maybe the Suzuki SM would be cool.
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Old 01-01-2007, 05:53 PM   #9
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KP: "Boy, cuttin' a firebreak sure is hard work! It took me almost FOUR HOURS to cut down a tree that was only 8-inches thick!"



Captain: "What was wrong? Did the motor on yer Husky keep givin' out?"



KP: "Motor.............?"
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Old 01-01-2007, 10:25 PM   #10
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And right there is your root cause of all that global warming.



Captain called for a firebreak.



Response was a chain brake.



"It kept slipping."

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