ATK 605 Garage Find?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Cafe Racer, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Cafe Racer

    Cafe Racer Calspeed

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    I came across a nice looking bike in a garage. Not thrashed. Definitely used but not beat up. No apparent leaks. Very original.
    STREET LEGAL! Current registration too.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/12087700@N06/8396517353/

    Comments? Suggestions?

    I kind of want it. Thinking of making a street tracker.

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    Miguel
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  2. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    Buy it!!
    Very fun bike
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  3. brucifer

    brucifer Long timer

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    A buddy of mine bought one new in '01 and still has it. He loves it.
    I agree with Baja Dad. Buy it. :thumb
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  4. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    I live about 1 mile from the ATK guru. He is the ownwe of American dirt bike and ran the ATK Factory back in the day.
    Buy that bike and Race it in the NORRA Rally !!! then ride it home from Cabo !!!!:D
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  5. Cafe Racer

    Cafe Racer Calspeed

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    Thanks for the comments.

    I bought it. I got it running. Needs a little work. I'm happy.:clap

    Miguel
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  6. rustyutah

    rustyutah Adventurer

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    How about an update on your ATK? Are you using it as a street tracker? What do you like (or dislike) about it?
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  7. MikeFromMT

    MikeFromMT Past Tense

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    ...and I thought my internet was slow, (this thread was started 2 years ago) :lol3
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  8. NevBlu

    NevBlu Been here awhile

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    My next project is to freshen up mine; it is a 1991 605. These are unique and have low end power delivery. Good luck with it.
    :)
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  9. Cafe Racer

    Cafe Racer Calspeed

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    So, what happened was I purchased the non running bike for very little. It turned out to be a stuck compression release. The bike fired up and then I shut it down to work on it and replace parts.

    Had it running great! Took it on some great multi day rides.

    Then a got an offer on the bike. I sold her and bought a 2004 KTM ADV. Then I took that away on a two week Southwest tour.
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