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Old 02-08-2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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The Compleat ATK thread

All right... Let's try this one more time!

I know there's ATK owners (and riders) out there in ADV-land.

Let's see em! Action shots are mo bettah!

Tips and tricks?

Are there any hard-won maintenance secrets? (like the valve clearances )

This is the one I'm lookin at:



Its a '96 605. Right now, its kick-only and without a DS kit. Both are going to need to be fixed as the $$ comes in. As you can see, there's no frame guard. Can you say 'hot legs?!'

Looks like there hasn't been an issue with this particular kickstand. Hope to keep it that way!

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Old 02-08-2009, 05:23 PM   #2
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Gummee,

I just have to ask, based on your classic language spelling of the word Compleat, are you a pilot?
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:23 PM   #3
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I was a history major.

Now all I pilot are bicycles and motorcycles.

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Old 02-08-2009, 06:39 PM   #4
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ive had two

just a 450 atk now... I love the 605 nice bike for sure.

ebrew screwed with this post 02-10-2009 at 05:24 AM
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:42 PM   #5
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Here's my 605 right after I bought it.


Shortly after I had an accident induced brake malfunction (locked up) and had a firey crash on the street.

I let it sit for a few months and almost sold it, then Bones blog inspired me to fix her up a bit. I'll post pics when I'm done, but don't expect anything as cool and trick as Bones bikes, I'm just a fat old desert rat.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:45 PM   #6
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Shortly after I had an accident induced brake malfunction (locked up) and had a firey crash on the street.

I let it sit for a few months and almost sold it, then Bones blog inspired me to fix her up a bit. I'll post pics when I'm done, but don't expect anything as cool and trick as Bones bikes, I'm just a fat old desert rat.
You ever find a tank for it? I read that you were looking.

Oh, and did the big tank thing ever materialize?



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Old 02-09-2009, 10:49 AM   #7
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Monday bump for those that were out riding yesterday

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Old 02-09-2009, 09:10 PM   #8
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:52 AM   #9
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Don't tempt me. I have been avoiding the ATK/Cannondale's.

The Subframe is reinforced at the forward bolt with a plate. The Pannier mount also has a lower link that goes from the lower front corner to the lower subframe to main frame mount that transfers a part of the load down and forward. Counting these two mounts the pannier frame attaches at eight points and it also reinforces the Aluminum subframe too. By using the .065 wall Stainless instead of Carbon steel I ended up with a rack that only weighs 15lbs but can support 25lbs per can (I probably had more in it last trip) plus the added fuel on the LH side. Bike weighs in at 330lbs in a certified scale with both tanks full and the hard cans mounted but empty.

I think it got up to 18deg F today, I might just rid to work tomarrow...
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:46 AM   #10
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Don't tempt me. I have been avoiding the ATK/Cannondale's.

The Subframe is reinforced at the forward bolt with a plate. The Pannier mount also has a lower link that goes from the lower front corner to the lower subframe to main frame mount that transfers a part of the load down and forward. Counting these two mounts the pannier frame attaches at eight points and it also reinforces the Aluminum subframe too. By using the .065 wall Stainless instead of Carbon steel I ended up with a rack that only weighs 15lbs but can support 25lbs per can (I probably had more in it last trip) plus the added fuel on the LH side. Bike weighs in at 330lbs in a certified scale with both tanks full and the hard cans mounted but empty.

I think it got up to 18deg F today, I might just rid to work tomarrow...
We're in a cold snap here. Didn't get above 60-ish! Down in the upper 30s at nite.

Still ended up out running with the dog tho. Just hadta put on a base layer.

Rode the GS-Adv to work. Hadta put on a light fleece under my poseur suit's (aka Rallye 2) jacket. I keep lookin at these jhavelina tracks thru the desert wondering WhereTF does THAT go? ...but am too skeered to take the GS-Adv out there to find out.

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Old 02-10-2009, 01:02 PM   #11
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Woke up late so did not ride. It was about 8Deg F when I left the house.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:20 PM   #12
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Can any of you guys help me with a little information?

I have a set of Motard wheels from my old ATK 350DS, do you know what other bikes the Talon Hubs suit, i assume ATK didn't get their own custom hub, instead they would have used an existing Husky/KTM/BMW hub.

Any information would be appreciated. I contacted Talon head office, but they were totally useless, they just suggested i contact the Australian Distributor......

How would he be expected to know about a small US manufacturer, using Talon
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:46 PM   #13
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Ebrew's ATK



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Old 02-20-2009, 11:31 PM   #14
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My cousin rode his 97? 98? 605 on the TAT this year.

He is as mechanically inclined as a road cone... so me and my father (also an ATK owner) are his mechanics.





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Old 02-21-2009, 07:19 AM   #15
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My cousin rode his 97? 98? 605 on the TAT this year.

He is as mechanically inclined as a road cone... so me and my father (also an ATK owner) are his mechanics.





Where'd he put the extra fuel?

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