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Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By GCRad1
Best lightweight Street Legal [CA] bike for Daughter?

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Let the research and advise begin! My daughter is 14, riding a 2002 Honda XR100. When she get's to that card carrying age, I want to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 19,511
Posted By GCRad1
SUBSCRIBED!!! Any new updates? Thanks for taking...

SUBSCRIBED!!! Any new updates? Thanks for taking the time to document your build! I will have questions here at some point as I have a CA plated XR400 and this would be my dream build and I have...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8,226
Views: 1,595,115
Posted By GCRad1
Hey Stretch67, Awesome engine swap! :lurk...

Hey Stretch67,

Awesome engine swap! :lurk Thanks for the share!http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v638/Stretch67/Bikes/IMGP4175_zps046f2f3c.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
Front Fender Mod for MSR Spare Tube Bag

When riding out in the desert or anywhere as far as that matters, its a good idea to be prepared by having a spare tube. I have actually had rides saved by not having to cut it short due to flat...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
BronkoRob - THANK YOU FOR THAT LINK!!! WOW! That...

BronkoRob - THANK YOU FOR THAT LINK!!! WOW! That is an impressive history from the Jones family!
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
Hello Mr. De Wayne Jones Performance Suspension

Took the ATK for a test ride and noticed I had not gotten rid of my subtle little knock coming from the read end. Well, some of it from the wheel bearings, but not all of it, not the biggest part....
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
Another little item that I discovered: ...

Another little item that I discovered:
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The front number panel seemed...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
crusty chain of destruction

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The chain was not even thinking about participating in the freewheel action.
So I picked up a DID chain to freshen it up....
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
New Bearings Loaded

Doing a little inspection after noticing some rear wheel wobble and noticed the rear wheel had some bearing slop so it was off to the bearing supply house and source some new bearings....
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
Get The Green Gunk Out!!!

WOW! A year and 11-months since my last technical post! So sorry! I have missed much riding! But I did buy two Honda XR100's for the kids and one has BBR "adult" springs front and rear, so I have...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,933
Posted By GCRad1
Wicked Congrats on the ATK 605 Restoration!!!

Congrats on the ATK 605 Restoration!!!

Subscribed!
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
I would call Lee personally at ATK! Call the shop...

I would call Lee personally at ATK! Call the shop at 801.298.8288 I do not want to give out his personal number. Lee has been the biggest help in me keeping my ATK running top notch and he's been...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By GCRad1
MEMBER SPOTTING "The Other Kris" On Palomar Mountain in the snow KTM640ADV

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The Other Kris giving us the ADVrider.com "offical salute."

We ran up on The Other Kris during our little wheeling mission up...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,421
Posted By GCRad1
Any of the old Honda XL's, XR's or the way cool...

Any of the old Honda XL's, XR's or the way cool Scramblers if you want to do a little something different that is ADV-CAFE style.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
Atk 605 rear axle service

Time to do some service work to the ATK. Basically I learned from the Baja bike verterans about polishing the rear axle for ease of use. Race spec preperation is "the details." There is a bigger...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
Adventure Ride: Primm - Searchlight - Boulder City - Primm

Riding time has been on my side! Another little ride was planned. We would start at the CA/NV stateline and ride towards Searchlight. We thouhg we would be able to traverse the train track a bit,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
Baker & Mojave Desert Ride

My buddy and I planned another little outting. While in Baker, Ca we did some trail hopping on the West side of the 15FWY and then over to the Mojave National Preserve side. Got to love a plated...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 974
Posted By GCRad1
History of Honda Dirt Bikes Part One

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Check out this story by Rick Sieman over at Off-Road.com...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
Big Bear Ride

My buddies wanted to hit up Big Bear as everyone is mostly transitioning to the desert now. Their thought is, this could be a last ride for the year up in the mountains as from here to April we will...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
Wicked How does the ATK605 ride vs. the Honda XR400?

[QUOTE=ZuminaZX]How did it fare against the XR?

How does the ATK605 ride vs. the Honda XR400?
The positives:
Well, for starters - POWER! LOTS OF POWER! Now I know how my buddy on his XR650...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,720
Posted By GCRad1
Dual Sport Mirrors

Found this thread as I too am searching for some decent mirrors to put on this ATK 605DS that I purchased used and the previous owner did not have mirrors. I've tried the Acerbis folding mirrors and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
ATK 605 Speedometer

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You know when you buy a used "anything" there is a box that comes with it of "stock" stuff the original owner removed, well, lucky for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 28,081
Posted By GCRad1
Scared Oil Pump Cogs XR400

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The oil pump cogs are scared a bit and will replace these. Replacing these will help keep the oil pressure up to par and oil pressure...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8,226
Views: 1,595,115
Posted By GCRad1
XR400 Busted teeth's on the Second Gear

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Love my XR400! And while I love this bike, it managed to somehow have some transmission failure. While I think this is VERY RARE for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 28,081
Posted By GCRad1
XR400 Busted teeth's on the Second Gear

SO, the main reason for tearing the engine down...
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Second gear lost...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 28,081
Posted By GCRad1
Honda XR400 Rocker Arms & WEB CAM

The previous owner/shop/racer team of Rick & Phil Gero of Vance & Hines Motorcycle Center located in Sun Valley, California built this bike for his Phil to race in the desert. That was many years...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 28,081
Posted By GCRad1
XR400 Clutch Basket

Clutch basket looks like it has been used for basket weaving:
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This...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
Finally Time To Ride! Desert in JULY!?

We played our cards right and got some great weather in the desert after the "desert crowd" has headed down to the beaches or up to the mountains. Yes, the summer heat is on, but got lucky with some...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 620
Posted By GCRad1
Inmate BMW Spotting: Skreminegul of British Columbia[?] in San Diego, CA

I love the power, the juice, the status of ADVrider.com!!!

My riding buddy and I had a couple of days work in San Diego and while there, got the wild hair that we needed some hot wheels to roll...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
Haggard old grips gotta GO! PROGRIP #714 RALLY RAID TO THE RESCUE!

First things first, after getting the bike to my house and doing the initial inspection, the first signal of things to change are the GRIPS! These old dawgs have seen better days!

Top sides are...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,617
Posted By GCRad1
Sweet bike and welcome to the club!!!

Sweet bike and welcome to the club!!!
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
ATK 605 Manuals; Owners / Engine Repair / Engine Parts

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Got all these important items: Owners Manual, Engine Repair Manual...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,717
Posted By GCRad1
GCRad1's ATK 605 The ADV-Rotaxerie [1998 Model]

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SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND... My new to me [1998] ATK 605 Dual Sport Rotaxerie Machine! Who is not so little... I picked this bike...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 25,890
Posted By GCRad1
AWESOME JOB!!!! Like the thread too. Do you think...

AWESOME JOB!!!! Like the thread too. Do you think you will be adding a little front fairing in the future? I saw the photo notes...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 28,081
Posted By GCRad1
Wicked XR400 Power Freshy-Fresh'en'ing

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The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 108,709
Posted By GCRad1
Gcrad1 1998 Atk 605

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HEY HEY HEY!!! I get to join the ATK Family Thread now!

I picked up...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 28,081
Posted By GCRad1
Ordered the H-Factory Manual

I have the Clymer repair manual....

http://www.repairmanual.com/images/22/hondaort.jpg
But the Honda Factory Manual has been purchased for the more intensive or in-depth stuff that is not covered...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 28,081
Posted By GCRad1
XR 400 Engine Removal

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/4679462613/" title="Honda XR 400 Engine Removal (1) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4679462613_a3f1d75621.jpg"...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 108,709
Posted By GCRad1
WOW!Those are some FULL-COVERAGE HAND...

WOW!Those are some FULL-COVERAGE HAND GUARDS!!!!:eek1

Nice bike too!!! I will be posting up in the ATK thread soon too....:evil
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 28,081
Posted By GCRad1
13 Months Later!!!....

Thirteen months later... it's finally time to start working on the XR400. Yes, it's been way over-due on getting the motor out of the XR and seeing just want is ailing this puppy! Too much work, too...
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