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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Gummee!, Feb 8, 2009.
They don't exist.
It's not in my grubby little hands yet but soon hopefully.
So aux fuel tanks mounted on the sub frame are the deal I guess. Or something custom fabricated.
Tanks are the Achilles heel of the asymetrical framed ATKs. Stock tanks are almost impossible to find and larger ones never were produced. That leaves the Acerbis tripple mounted tank, which puts weigth on the steering, or beefing up the subframe. Bones over at the ATK site had a couple sweet builds, including a nice adventure ATK with fabbed pannier mounts and a sub tank.
Saw that build. Looks way cool. Can't wait to get the bike. I will miss the tiger but nothing changes if nothing changes.
Has anybody looked into fairings?
I've always liked this look
Check in the vendors section, there are a few folks that make universal fairings.
I need some help with fork oil changing for 46 mm Paioli forks on my 2001 ATK 605.
The "Owner's Manual" shows the procedure for WP forks. The procedure is quite involved for those forks.
I need to know how much oil and how to determine proper level.
Just in case anyone else needs to know...Lee at ATK said Paiolis take 630cc of oil no measuring needed.
The ATK site is back up.
If anyone needs a set of Paioli forks and tripple clamps, I have a set for sale.
you say the nicest things rot box,,, and i havent even taken you out for dinner and a movie for the bribe.
hey bob if you go that direction you'll build a pretty dang cool bike. i was gonna do it but things change. the rally raid fairing, as well as a few others out there very similar are $$ for a w/e guy to ride around, as mentioned there are a couple universal type fairing in the vendor section that are affordable enough to play with, lucky for bob he gets a stock extra fuel tank,,, and a few other nice things.
i like the side number plate tanks, but i really think i would make a rack, or have one made that will drop off the subframe side to hold a rotopax replacing the number plate,when i was looking at this option i discovered you can really tuck it in tight at the same angle of the sub frame..
oh i still have so many ideas for this bike, but i'm ready to move on to more of an explore long distance rock hounding bike that i can ride with the wife two up once in a while.
I recently picked up my very 1st ATK. :huh
I got it from the original owner who said he only rode it 10 hours or less. He bought it brand new in 2005 from a dealer here in upstate NY. The dealer had it sitting in the crate in his storeroom for 10 years!
Looking at the like new condition, I have to believe him that there's around 10 hours on the bike. The only issue is with the tank decals yellowing and starting to peel off around the 2 holes in the tank.
I'm sending in my paperwork today to get it street legal and registered in Vermont. ATK parts informs me that they still have the wiring harness & regulator for lights. I figure that I'll get a headlight and tail light from ebay.
Here's my last street legal 2 stroker. It was just too much so I ended up selling it.
^ Welcome and nice score on the 95 Based on looks I'd have to agree it probably hasn't been rode much!
Don1 your avatar should be Rip Van Winkle.
The wiring should already be there for the lights. I've never seen a LQ that didn't have it.
Nice score! What size is yours? How big is that tank?
Thanks guys. I haven't ridden it yet but I am diggin' it! Too cold here in upstate NY to ride.
The ATK parts dept says the two lighting wires are yellow and should be on the bike. I need to check it out closer next time I go over to my garage.
The manual says the oil/fuel mixture should be 62 : 1! Is that correct?! The seller said he could never bring himself to mix that gas/oil that thinly. I almost don't blame him. I'd be afraid it'll blow up at sich a high ratio.
He's always ran it 40 :1 and says it didn't run that great. :huh
Bobtosi - The gas tank is a 3.1 gallon according to the manual. The engine CC is 260
The owners manual says the oil/fuel mixture should be 62:1! Is that correct?! The seller said he could never bring himself to mix that gas/oil that thinly. I almost don't blame him. I'd be afraid it'll blow up at sich a high ratio.
I ran my LQ at 40:1 for peace of mind. That engine was mostly used in cart racing so that might have something to do with those numbers... who knows. It would take a lot of convincing for me to run one that lean
My kids bikes ran Amsoil at 100:1 till they got a bit faster, then we settled in at around 62:1. They run conventional Wallly Mart junk now at 44:1 and race at A level with no 2t issues so if synthetic, it's probably OK. We buy that stuff by the gallon and use a lot of it, $11 or thereabouts a gal!