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Old 07-13-2010, 07:56 PM   #1
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GCRad1's ATK 605 The ADV-Rotaxerie [1998 Model]

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 up back in December 2009 from a friend of a friend... yea, one of those deals and the deal was GOOD! With work being such, no leg would be thrown over the saddle for six months! And stabled not in my garage, but at my buddies house who arranged the purchase. No, he is a good friend.. How do I know? The brand new tires are still brand new! That is a real friend! Thank you J-Shizzle!!

What spurred a ATK 605 purchase? The KTM950ADV is gone. A little bit missed, not forgotten, but not the right tool for me currently. It could come back into my life...

And then there is the XR400 Dirt Dawg that died in battle of the great forest of Big Bear Mountains protecting the West Coast. It will come back to hunt again and is a "life-keeper" due to it's "CA-plated-status!" A hunting dawg with PAPERWORK! And it too sits in wait as the ADV80 has taken some time and status more with the family members.

A lot of my time has been spent on, more like in the ADV80 Land Cruiser, because it hauls the kids for the family adventure's.

A name is a name, and everything is in a name... So, why: GCRad1's ATK 605 The ADV-Rotaxerie?
GCRad1 - cause that is who I am, search around.
ATK 605, 'cause that is what it is!
But why the trickery wordplay.. "ADV-Rotaxerie"
2: Rotax & Rotisserie together make: Rotaxerie. Belt driven motor spinning some BEEF and that is what this motor delivers - BEEF!

Fun research:
ATK Motorcycles:

Rotax Engines

So the journey begins.................................
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:43 PM   #2
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ATK 605 Manuals; Owners / Engine Repair / Engine Parts

Got all these important items: Owners Manual, Engine Repair Manual and Engine Parts Manual. They come as three separate manuals.

Spoke with Lee of ATK USA in Salt Lake City, Utah today! He said, change the timing belt once a year and to keep an eye on the sprocket shaft, best time to check it is when doing oil changes. Other than that - ENJOY! Bit more detailed than that, but never the less, I was able to spend time talking with him as he personally has built a lot of these bikes and has some serious racing history with his 605.
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:15 PM   #3
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Congradulations on getting an ATK. If you like XRs, you should love it.

Two good sources for parts and such are:

Keith at ADB. He is a weath of knowledge on the Rotax models, and can supply lots of parts.

Dan and Motoxotica stocks a surprising number of parts and can get them to you super quick.

Also check out the ATKRIDER forums.

I have a '97 and love it.


"So I think the WR250R is a primo dual sport, especially for trout bums"-Jäger
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:53 PM   #4
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Rotax's Rule! Come out an hit the CNF with us sometime for an early morning beer run up Saddleback.
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:17 PM   #5
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Being a rotax man, an ATK is on my short list.

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Old 07-16-2010, 08:45 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by MZcountryboy

Being a rotax man, an ATK is on my short list.

Funny, I feel exactly the same way! Loved the engine of my MZ Saxon Country, but the suspension just wasn't up to the task. A buddy sold his Saxon Tour rolling chassis to a guy in FL and I bought the engine. Just picked up a '91 604 rolling chassis last month, a new-old-stock 4.6 gallon "desert" tank and a Corbin seat more recently. Hope to have it done by Spring of 2011. Should look pretty much like this:

'69 Guzzi Ambassador,'77 Yamaha XT500,
'88 Ducati Paso, '91 ATK 604
'94 MZ Silver Star, '96 CCM 350
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