From: WoodsChick on 23 Mar 2010 18:52
I forgot to add that the CR has a 19" rear wheel and the WR has an 18.
The WR comes with an 0-ring chain and the CR doesn't.
From: MXEditor on 23 Mar 2010 19:57
On Mar 23, 6:52 pm, WoodsChick <TamiRow...(a)msn.com> wrote:
> I forgot to add that the CR has a 19" rear wheel and the WR has an 18.
> The WR comes with an 0-ring chain and the CR doesn't.
OK cool. I'd want the CR! The WR looks like a MX bike with a
kickstand. I didn't notice any skidplates, there was no light, etc.
That kickstand just threw me.
Husky is doing big contingency this year. Maybe there is a bike I can
beg a ride on.
From: Dean H on 24 Mar 2010 08:17
> > > How about parts? I don't even know who handles Husky around here?
> > > RMR
> > One dealer in CT:
> > Motofit Motorsports
> > 10 Mill Plain Road Danbury, CT
> > (nice shop - good people)
> > Two in MA
> > Wagner Motorsports
> > 700 Plantation St Worcester, MA 01605
> While those bikes sound like a deal and of course every kid my age knew
> someone who had one when we were kids. I just don't know how I could run
> a 20 event race season with even the most basic parts, more than an hour
> and a half away.
Ahem... OK I guess I had your aprox. location incorrect. It's only two
hours between Danbury and Worcester. I thought you were right along
that corridor there. I guess you're in one of those "can't get there
from here" locations.
Anyway, UPS is your friend when you ride an exotic. I would imagine,
because Husqvarna has such a huge and established presence here with
its power equipment, that parts availablity is better than one might
expect. I wonder if power equipment dealers can order bike parts.
From: Dean H on 24 Mar 2010 10:40
> Any idea of why Valley Motorsports and Midtown Kawasaki no longer carry the
> brand? I know Bob Ellis and his dealership went off to do different things
> and can guess about Morrel's Cycle.
No idea. And my list might be incomplete anyway.
I think midtown dropped GasGas.
I could speculate about niche marketing, but it would only be guesses.
It is a difficult business even with the mainstream bikes.
From: fran...123 on 24 Mar 2010 11:30
"Dean H" <dfhyman(a)optonline.net> wrote in message
> Anyway, UPS is your friend when you ride an exotic. I would imagine,
> because Husqvarna has such a huge and established presence here with
> its power equipment, that parts availablity is better than one might
> expect. I wonder if power equipment dealers can order bike parts.
No my understanding is Electrolux of Sweden bought husqvarna corporation and
sold off the motorcycle division to Cagiva and later majority interest went
to Malaysian photon and now total ownership to my understanding is with BMW.
Your local roto tiller type husqvarna dealer won't help you with bike parts
any more than they will with say vintage husqvarna rifle parts or husqvarna
sewing machine parts. However many folks use Hall's in Illinois,
Springfield I think for mail order. Generally that is what I do. BMW has
some of their stuff available on bikebandit and perhaps husqvarna will in a
few years time as well.