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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 02-08-2009, 08:43 PM   #7
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OK, I'm in.

Here's one of the two, 1997 605s I own.




Here's my best at finding the relevant ATK threads on here:
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:53 PM   #8
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Hey, how do you get/make one of these bitchin front tanks?





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Old 02-08-2009, 09:02 PM   #9
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That's the Acerbis 1.1 gallon auxilliary number-plate gas tank. As designed, it's supposed to mount to the fork tubes. The problem is that the brake hose won't clear with it mounted that way, nor can you mount a headlight.

It took a bunch of time to fabricate that bracket out of tubing, then brazing or welding every joint. It's a one-off that only fits that ATK triple clamp. I'm not entirely happy with it but it was the only way to add the needed range to the bike.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:04 PM   #10
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That's the Acerbis 1.1 gallon auxilliary number-plate gas tank. As designed, it's supposed to mount to the fork tubes. The problem is that the brake hose won't clear with it mounted that way, nor can you mount a headlight.

It took a bunch of time to fabricate that bracket out of tubing, then brazing or welding every joint. It's a one-off that only fits that ATK triple clamp. I'm not entirely happy with it but it was the only way to add the needed range to the bike.


Got plans? There's BOUND to be someone else lookin for the range.

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It would be pretty pricey. The Acerbis tank alone, sells for about $100. The headlight (without the shell) is $40 for a Chinese one and $100 for a Hella. It wouldn't be an inexpensive solution.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:21 PM   #12
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It would be pretty pricey. The Acerbis tank alone, sells for about $100. The headlight (without the shell) is $40 for a Chinese one and $100 for a Hella. It wouldn't be an inexpensive solution.
I've heard rumors that a Katoom aux tank ala the Dakar bikes would mount on the subframe opposite the exhaust.

Thoughts?



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edited to add: quick search turned up this tank on abay
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:24 PM   #13
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Anything is possible with a welder and enough desire. Maybe one of the XR rear saddle tanks would fit? I don't know.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:48 PM   #14
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I'll play.
hmmm...seems to be something going on with Smugmug, so I'll post some pics later.

Basic maintenance is easy. It takes about 30 minutes to adjust the valves, including r&r the seat and tank. It's kinda weird to check the oil, I still haven't been able to determine what my oil level should be.

I'm in the process of fixing my dragging clutch. The clutch is a real PITA to get to, needing more disassembly than most due to the timing belt.

I wish it had a larger tank and a real sub-frame, but I really like riding this thing.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:49 AM   #15
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Monday bump for those that were out riding yesterday

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