- Aug 15, 2002
I just came across a ~79 390CR Husky. It is in really good shape. The rear fender is torn off, looks like someone looped out and parked it. My Uncle had it, never rode it (he had it for 6 yrs) and then gave it to me. I plan to ride it. The forks and shocks are blown, but the motor still seems pretty tight. Has anyone came across an old bike like this and tried to get it running again? I have drained the tank (it was empty acturlly), drained and cleaned the carb, and checked for spark (its there, kind of blue-ish, not really a white spark) The bike has tons of compression. But it won't start. Then I got to thinking (a real problem sometimes..) that the seals and gaskets are probably dried out pretty bad on this thing. I live in Alaska, and this rig has sat outside for years. The cold is tough on the seals. Should I just pull it down and redo the seals/gaskets before trying to run it? Would it hurt it to run it after not running for so long? Just wondering if anyone out there has came across something like this and what they did to get their vintage bike going again. We are trying to get a vintage class added to the Alaska MX Series, so I want it to make a full season. Also, any good lines on places for parts for this bike? And last, how do you ID the year....I can't really find much for markings. Thanks!