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Old 12-02-2012, 06:25 AM   #451
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I'd be quite happy with a 605 DSES from '94 to '03. With the conventional frame design of the '94-'95's, a Mad Scientist can fenangle some sort of aftermarket tank and luggage to get good ADV range. Not so much with the single-side frame and aluminum subframe on the '96 and up... you're stuck with the 3.6 gallon factory tank, of which about 3.0 is actually usable.

But since nearly 100% of my riding is singletrack trails after offloading the bike from a pickup... the 3-gal tank capacity isn't a deal-breaker for me.

I'm a Honda XR kind of guy, growing in my appreciation of simple air-cooled singles, but after 30 years of riding under my belt I'm growing tired of kickstarting. The 4T Rotax must be one of the most widely-produced big singles of all time, and has a great track record for reliability. Me wantee.

The top-quality (for its time) suspension and brakes are icing on the cake. Compared to my olde skoole mass-production cookie-cutter dual-sport 250s ('87 XL and '94 DR), a hand-built ATK is a max-radoo custom-built trail muncher made of chocolate rainbows and anti-gravity unicorns.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:23 PM   #452
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Im glad some one agrees w me on something and Im finally right about somethingANyway does atk still make the maico breako 2 smoke big bore mills? If I ever got one it be for the coal hills in PA as there is no place to ride anything off road in peoples communist republic of nj.WE can have dual sports but that was almost taken off the list too.I think the same aholes who have an agenda of land grab in the west also write the rules and policy for NJ.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:07 PM   #453
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To the guys who are waiting to get accounts on the atk site; this is atkrider. We had a spammer get loose and I had to lock things down for a while. I am working full time and going to schools so my time is limited, but I try to help out on the ATK site when I have time. Be patient, it may take a while but I will try to activate your accounts. I just don't want to give a spammer access.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:55 PM   #454
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Okay, that's reasonable. When the time is appropriate... I'm Stretch, Member 1114, registered on November 23rd.

Thanks for checking on us.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:03 AM   #455
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Yep, thanks rustyutah.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:23 AM   #456
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My ATK605.......it's seized on first start as the clown i'd bought i off (English bloke living
in Sidney,Montana) hadn't bled the oil from the frame to the engine.
Awaiting Porter Brothers in England finalising there move,as i'm wanting their billet casing
set to fit a Ducati 916 gearbox into (that means a slipper clutch can be used!).P.B. are
pushing over 90BHP(NINETY!!!) out of the 604/605 engine! I reckon that could still win
supermoto races even though it's nearly 20yrs old,abeit a fork and brake update!
Going to ship the bike to Scotland next year,but it'll definitely be used in some form
again.......needing to grow longer legs though!
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:29 PM   #457
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Hey Guys,

I ride a plated 99 490 Enduro. Needs tires. What do you run? I did just order a Pirelli MT43 trials tire for the rear and a Pirelli Scorpion Pro F.I.M. for the front. Will install Saturday.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:37 PM   #458
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Theres another company called ADB that sells the old Rotax style mills n bikes like the 605,I think some of there bikes are old stock atks w the rear brake on the countershaft.I dont see many of these for sale by me.Either they werent made in big numbers or people who have them know a good thing what they have and arent selling em.Ive seen the 406s and L_C 250-260s for sale.Always wanted a 406 but being there is no legal areas in NJ its pointless to have any dirtbike here.thats not street legal.

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Old 12-13-2012, 08:54 AM   #459
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Pawnee National Grasslands

I took my ATK out for some fun yesterday. Love this bike.

After one tip over I got a continous drip from the carb overflow tube. Need to pull the bowl bottom off and see if the float got stuck somehow. Other then that, the bike was flawless.

Here are some pics.

















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Old 12-13-2012, 09:31 AM   #460
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Looks like fun! That's just what this thread needed--more action photo's
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:35 PM   #461
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I've got a 99 605 for sale if anyone is interested. I bought it for a project and just don't have the time. Got a box of spares, including some plastic and a tank. Runs good, just needs a battery. PM if you're interested. I'll make you a great deal!
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:34 PM   #462
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Dammit! Where were you two weeks ago when I was shopping for a 605 (for the past two months)? I found an XR400R last week and bought it instead.

Dah well... good luck on the sale to some lucky fucker.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:35 AM   #463
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Dammit! Where were you two weeks ago when I was shopping for a 605 (for the past two months)? I found an XR400R last week and bought it instead.

Dah well... good luck on the sale to some lucky fucker.
Some dude wanted it and pretty much wasted my time, so here I am
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:38 AM   #464
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Hey all, life happens and the 87 ATK resto project took a back seat.. Finally getting around to working her again.. The entire year(s) long resto project here.. She's now to the point I can strip suspension and have all reworked..




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Permalink Submitted by dcarver on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 19:04.
Decided to show Ms. ATK some love. Several things I wasn't happy with -
  1. The rear fender hanging below the frame rail
  2. Wiring routing going to tail light
  3. Leaky o-rings at engine outlet to oil cooler.
On the stand, ready for fixin'..


I spent 3 hours fabbing a mount from the right peg to the engine stand. and it bent on the first application of force. Oh well..


I like the FJR headlight reflection in the background. Hey! Let ME in the nice warm shop!


Here is where the O-rings were leaking. New o-rings, and straightening the holder bracket fixed it. Of course, I first had to remove all motor mounts but one, then jack the engine up so those stupid bolts could be removed. What a PITA.


High tech at work...


On to the carbs and leaky float valve. I have both these carbs. The No Fit carb had better main jet baffling, and the needle valve and seat looked identical. So I swapped parts. Made one good one out of both of them. And, apparently, it worked!


More pix later of modifying the rear fender for a better fit..




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Old 12-17-2012, 08:46 AM   #465
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Nice to see it on the hot plate dcarver

I had an ATK/XR kit bike for a short time until I found out it was stolen I returned it to the rightful owner and it all worked out ok in the long run but I sure do miss it!
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