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Sacrilege? 8 years 4 months ago #1569

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So here it is, Nordvarna.

Just to recap; I ran a Nordwest for several years, and during that time I also bought a stolen/recovered/accident damaged Husqvarna TE610E Supermoto. I payed far too much for it and part-ex'd a decent bike in for it too. The bike was a mess, it had been neglected, was filthy from standing in the salvage warehouse and had been chucked up the road. On the plus side it only had 1047 miles on it, heated grips (on a supermoto?) and ran fine with a menacing burble thru the twin pipes. After 2 hours in the garage it was totally stripped and packed up in boxes. I cleaned up the frame, swingarm and a few other bits, painted the frame metalflake blue and then it all went in the attic……..
I sold the Nordwest as I thought the funds would kickstart the Husky project as I'd rather be out blasting about on the Nordie than in the shed. Then the awful dread of what I'd done started to sink in. I missed the Nordie, I kicked myself for selling it especially as the bike bounced out of the trailer of the guy who bought it, less than a mile from his house and smithereened its bodywork all over the road. Goodbye one-off paintwork. So, I devised a cunning plan; buy Nordie/RC rolling parts, frame etc and put the Husky motor in, build a hybrid and go supermotomental on a one-off best of both worlds machine. Too many issues with fitting the Husky in the RC frame later I went back to Plan A; re-build the Husky. But with a twist.
So, in early stages we have Husky motor and frame/subframe/seat swingarm with RC600 tank and fairing and Nordwest forks/wheels/brakes. Forks are a straight bolt over swap as the bearings/yoke/stem seem to fit real nice. Tank and fairing need some mounting brackets made up but not a huge job so with the mock-up I'm off to a good start. So far……..

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Re: Sacrilege? 8 years 4 months ago #1572

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Get thee behind me Satan, for thou no-est not what you have done :S I LIKE IT B)

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Re: Sacrilege? 8 years 4 months ago #1574

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Your approaching your Nirvana! Being picky, conventional bitza naming conventions mean a Husqvarna engine a Gilera frame should be a Husgilera or perhaps a Husqwest. ;)

I named the 250 single racer I built the 'Rotarini' as SWMorini was a mouthful and the SWM was a Rotax engine anyway.

That will be a good one to fox the 'Thumpertalk' forum Americans with in their 'exotics' section. :laugh:
"Do not adjust your mind, there is a fault in the reality"
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Re: Sacrilege? 8 years 4 months ago #1575

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After a few false starts I'm starting to get somewhere with it. Moving into a bigger office at work helps too- more space and I'll get the lathe in as well.

It's all abit smoke'n'mirrors, well cable ties actually, but it's sitting pretty close to where it should be and surprisingly close to the Husky mounts. A bit of bracketry should tighten it all up considerably.

I'll maybe get the forks on tomorrow but the biggest issue will be the rear caliper mount as the Husky swing arm is slightly narrower than the Nordie so it'll need a few mill shaved off it to get it in. Once I get the front to rear sprocket alignment set up it'll become clearer.

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