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Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By PANTERA
Interesting Honda SL350 History

I recently came across this interesting photo of a 1971 SL350 that set a world jumping record. On March 5, 1972, Gary Davis used it to jump over 21 cars (138 feet) breaking Evel Knievel's record of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 111,540
Posted By PANTERA
Just listed my 605 in the Flea Market; I know...

Just listed my 605 in the Flea Market; I know I'm going to kick myself for it, but I just don't have the time any more for it. Someone is going to get one heck of a deal. Comes with lots of spare...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,641
Posted By PANTERA
Yes, they've rebadged them, but thankfully they...

Yes, they've rebadged them, but thankfully they are now assembled here at ATK's factory in Utah.

They weigh in at 368 pounds.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,641
Posted By PANTERA
I heard that they might come from ATK. These are...

I heard that they might come from ATK. These are both 250's though. 25 Hp....
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,443
Posted By PANTERA
I'd love to take a look and give some feedback. ...

I'd love to take a look and give some feedback. I have 42 years of off-road riding experience. :norton
Forum: 2 smokers 06-16-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,887
Posted By PANTERA
http://www.yamahaenduro.com/ :norton

http://www.yamahaenduro.com/

:norton
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,882
Posted By PANTERA
That"s a 1975 Honda XL70 ...

That"s a 1975 Honda XL70
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/$%28KGrHqMOKj0E6mQp4CHVBPzVcUUgQw%7E%7E60_1.JPG?set_id=8800005007

I have lots of fond memories riding on it's predecessor, the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,179
Posted By PANTERA
I have to admit that I like the simplicity of the...

I have to admit that I like the simplicity of the good old carb, but then again I'm still running the original electric fuel pump and fuel injection on my Jeep Comanche. 24 years and 180,000+ miles...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 111,540
Posted By PANTERA
Congratulations!:thumb I'm only on my 3rd...

Congratulations!:thumb

I'm only on my 3rd ATK, so I've got some catching up to do! It's pretty telling how many ATK owners end up seeking out ATK's again and again.

As for the belt, I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-04-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,404
Posted By PANTERA
BTW, if you do get an ATK 605 the best years IMHO...

BTW, if you do get an ATK 605 the best years IMHO are the 1999-2003. They came with the Paioli Forks, Ohlin shock, softer seat, upgraded muffler mounts, and a few more tweaks. Nothing wrong with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-04-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,747
Posted By PANTERA
Talking A couple of years back I took a friend to a DMV...

A couple of years back I took a friend to a DMV in a small town here in East TN after he purchased a new KTM 250SX MX bike.

He handed them the MSO that clearly stated For Offroad Use Only and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-04-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,404
Posted By PANTERA
Thumb ATK does indeed make street legal bikes; I've...

ATK does indeed make street legal bikes; I've owned 3 of them. I currently have a street legal from the factory 1999 ATK 605. Most folks don't know a lot about ATKs; they are basically a hand built...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By PANTERA
Thumb I must admit that I do feel that way a bit when...

I must admit that I do feel that way a bit when I'm thumping around the neighborhood on my ATK or buzzing around on my DT1-250. :D

Fortunately for me, most of the riding areas I grew up around...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 38,275
Posted By PANTERA
Thumb My Perfect Thumper

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz271/pantera1973/MMS_Resized_Pix.jpg (http://s835.photobucket.com/albums/zz271/pantera1973/?action=view&current=MMS_Resized_Pix.jpg)


For me the ATK 605 Dual...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By PANTERA
Thumb I've run 15w40 Rotella T in my last 2 ATK 605s...

I've run 15w40 Rotella T in my last 2 ATK 605s (598cc Rotax) with great results.

It's an excellent oil for our application.:norton
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 111,540
Posted By PANTERA
Thumb Yeah they actually do quite well; you can go to...

Yeah they actually do quite well; you can go to the base of the seat if you've got that seal on there correctly and keep some forward motion going. The low point of the airbox has a drain that...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,095
Posted By PANTERA
How about a big Rotax. 50+ hp stock, easy to get...

How about a big Rotax. 50+ hp stock, easy to get 65+ with a cam change/head clean up, 80+ with more work. That Rotax sound is definitely a head turner! Reliable as a rock.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 111,540
Posted By PANTERA
Thank you so much; I really do need to quiet it...

Thank you so much; I really do need to quiet it down a bit.

I have to wonder if this bike has had a little work done on it, it feels mighty strong; stronger than my 97 605 did. I know the jetting...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 111,540
Posted By PANTERA
Thanks. :norton I might end up doing the...

Thanks. :norton

I might end up doing the Pro-Circuit Endcap & insert mod you did; for some reason this 605 seems quite a bit louder than my last one.

Although the packing seems to be in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 111,540
Posted By PANTERA
Thumb Going over my latest purchase (ATK 605)

Just been going over/cleaning up my latest purchase; 1999 ATK 605 DSES. Overall she's in great shape. I love these bikes! :norton...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By PANTERA
According to the VIN, that should be a 1983...

According to the VIN, that should be a 1983 IT250K.

:norton
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 724
Posted By PANTERA
Thumb Article on the design of the 1996-2003 ATK 605

I found a neat article on the design of the 96-03 ATK 605, my favorite bike of all time.

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz271/pantera1973/ATKAM1.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By PANTERA
ATK is alive and well. Order direct from...

ATK is alive and well.

Order direct from them: http://atkusa.com/atk/%28S%28yfjdju45ojs40x453xwdo3ad%29%29/parts/parts.aspx

Or from Keith at American Dirtbike:
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By PANTERA
The Stainless Steel filters down to 35 microns. ...

The Stainless Steel filters down to 35 microns.

http://kandpengineering.com/faq.shtml


They are certified for aircraft use which demands strict quality/performance standards. You'll not find...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By PANTERA
Many General Aviation Piston aircraft use brass...

Many General Aviation Piston aircraft use brass screens to remove particulates from the oil. Every turbine engine aircraft I've ever seen uses a stainless steel mesh for oil filtration.

Even...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,900
Posted By PANTERA
Get an ATK 605 and call it a day. :D Great...

Get an ATK 605 and call it a day. :D

Great suspension (founder of the company designed KTM's suspsension for them), bulletproof air cooled engine, kick and electric start., weighs the same as an...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 111,540
Posted By PANTERA
Does anybody have a cross reference for the Lower...

Does anybody have a cross reference for the Lower Chain Roller for a 1999 605? Mine just gave up the ghost. I'd love to find one available in a color rather than the natural one it came stock...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 111,540
Posted By PANTERA
ATK Site back up. :clap

ATK Site back up. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By PANTERA
Known issue on some of the big Rotax singles. ...

Known issue on some of the big Rotax singles. ALWAYS use an OEM front sprocket on them. Aftermarket often don't fit nearly as well as OEM.

I'd also recommend using loctite on the splines when...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,442
Posted By PANTERA
That's one the best things about an ATK, at least...

That's one the best things about an ATK, at least the big Rotax powered ones like mine. Parts are actually very easy if you know where to look and what to look for. I find it easier and cheaper than...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,442
Posted By PANTERA
Thumb My 3rd ATK

Well, it took me a few years, but I finally got another ATK 605!:clap

This time it's a 1999 605 DS/ES. Very low time bike.

I had a 2002 ATK 260LQ which was absolutly amazing in the tight...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,410
Posted By PANTERA
Here's an ATK 605 Snocycle Prototype. I don't...

Here's an ATK 605 Snocycle Prototype. I don't think the conversion it ever made it to production.


http://www.snocycle.com/snocycle_-_rt_side.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,586
Posted By PANTERA
Not all of the 1915 8-valve Indians came with...

Not all of the 1915 8-valve Indians came with those holes in the cylinder.

Perhaps the holes provided some sort of pressure relief/extra cooling for the sustained high RPM's of racing. I believe...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,960
Posted By PANTERA
SUPERCHARGED ...

SUPERCHARGED
http://thekneeslider.com/images/2010/10/randakks-supercharged-goldwing.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,960
Posted By PANTERA
http://www.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12...

http://www.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/naked_honda_gold_wing.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 8,891,395
Posted By PANTERA
Yep, & there are many more there that are a lot...

Yep, & there are many more there that are a lot "better". :wink:

http://sdcvr.smugmug.com/Teyo/
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 8,891,395
Posted By PANTERA
Talking I didn't know that Nancy Pelosi rode a...

I didn't know that Nancy Pelosi rode a trike!!:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 8,891,395
Posted By PANTERA
Thumb http://sdcvr.smugmug.com/Teyo/Old-shop-pictures/sm...

http://sdcvr.smugmug.com/Teyo/Old-shop-pictures/small187/1103712874_WVcfG-XL.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-30-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,771
Posted By PANTERA
Very good advice. It's also critical to...

Very good advice.

It's also critical to make sure the oil slinger cover is installed the correct way or no oil will get to the topend of the engine!! Here you can see one of the two oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,771
Posted By PANTERA
12,000 is nothing on these bikes. Just...

12,000 is nothing on these bikes.

Just check the valve clearance and make sure the cam chain is adjusted properly and you'll be fine.
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