1980 Husqvarna 390 OR



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If you’re a serious desert / off-road racer, this is what you ride…no bike – repeat: NO BIKE – has the awesome winning record in the desert that the Husky big-inchers enjoy. The latest machine – our test 390 OR – is such a successful weapon in the desert, that it’s difficult to get one.” That’s how Dirt Bike magazine basically started their review of the 390 OR, a bike they’d go on to praise with comments like: “Believe us. The machine is that good. Possibly even better.”

Whoever was on the Husky instantly became The Man. Riders’ skill levels seemed to mean nothing. The fast guy was automatically the OR rider.”

Nothing, absolutely nothing, would even stay in sight of the 390 OR. It would dance off into the distance, with the rider popping arrogant wheelies.”

That might be why a gentleman named Emrah Gonulkirmaz picked this up and customized it with the intent of competing in the Baja 1000 Vintage Class. His work on this machine was recently profiled by our friends over at Bike Bound.

This example is VIN: MN06084.

There is no odometer, true mileage is unknown.

Custom-ordered Lectron carburetor. “With Lectron carbs, there are no electronic components and no need to re-jet because the carburetor adjusts itself depending on your elevation and temperature.”

Motion Pro Throttle. “It’s a must with Lectron carbs. It’s best to replace it with the carburetor so that you won’t have an issue afterwards. It’s very smooth and responsive.”

Rechargeable LED lighting system. “For the electrical system, I was thinking about upgrading the machine to a 12-volt system, but then I thought about doing something different and keeping everything original with a 6-volt system. There is a very simple setup on these machines which is meant to be used on rallies, or back in time for the Baja 500 / 1000. Some of the models came without lights, but you can actually connect a 6v 35w headlight and 6v 5w tail light. It’s a very plain rally setup under the tank with a couple of cables coming out of the Motoplat unit, and as far as I know it was mandatory to have these lights back in time if you were going to run these rallies. It looks like Husqvarna kept that option here. I wanted to reuse that, and on top of that I wanted something modular to be able to take it off for off-road use and put it back for street use. What I have done is, I did everything externally rechargeable instead of trying to connect everything to the Motoplat. There’s a very small battery connected to my steering head, whose charge lasts about a week with my daily usage. Considering I’m in LA, I didn’t have a snow or rain problem, or extreme cold weather so it works great! My taillight / stop light, signals, and horn are all connected to this external small battery and they can be taken off easily if needed for off-road use.

Spark arrestor. “They are mandatory here in California. I was fortunate enough that it came from the previous owner, because I do know that they are very hard to find for these machines.”

Cylinder head anti-vibration rubbers. “It sounds simple, but they use to come with these from the factory, and they cut the noise + vibration drastically. I have them on the cylinder heads and on the sides.”

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Shinko Adventure Trail 804 (front) and 805 (rear) tires with date codes of 4420 and 0821.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Husqvarna is offered on a clean South Dakota title with registration current through March 2022.

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Santa Monica, California






390 OR


True Mileage Unknown





Title State/Country

South Dakota

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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