Added reply in a thread Do you use t-handles? 4/19/2020 8:00 AM

I think that sums up my relationship with t-handles. If I use the 1/4 ratchet, I never have to go get a 1/4 ratchet. I've never been comfortable using t's, but I'm jealous of those who zip around a bike with them.

Started new thread Do you use t-handles? 4/18/2020 9:48 PM

Thats all. Just wondering if you use t-handles or 8, 10, 12 mm sockets.

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Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 4/17/2020 9:55 PM

Cleaning up the Mikuni TM.

Added reply in a thread HELPPPP!!! 96 Pile Of Parts 4/17/2020 11:39 AM

Good luck and I mean that sincerely. Starting with a basketcase is going to be harder than a fully assembled bike that needs work. If you don't care how long it takes you then go for it, but I would not expect to be riding this bike right away.

Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 4/17/2020 9:11 AM

I can get another ATK shifter and use as a donor (or another shifter from a different bike) but its such a simple part I cant see the point in using a donor. My splines are good and I think I can get the folding tip working again.

Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 4/16/2020 10:00 PM

"Oh, I took it as you were going to use the ringy section on the spline." For phucks sake...thats the section I wont use. Gesus...its like you dont even know me. Can you post a pic or link to the Swed Husky shifters you are talking about. I'm curious ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 4/16/2020 7:43 PM

Gas tank is done. Ive done some thorough refurbishing on tanks before but for this one I gave it a quick polish job. I just dont have the patience to remove all the little imperfections anymore. The seat mounts up ok. I was interested in seeing how all

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Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 4/16/2020 6:48 AM

Lol...I may be Herman Munster in height but my size 13 is somewhat normal. I was only talking about using the thin section of steel in the middle of that wrench. I like the long skinny profile because it will be friendlier to the engine case during the ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 4/15/2020 8:05 PM

I slapped the pegs on to check the shifter lever. Yeah this isn't going to work. Its too short, its twisted up and the tip was welded so it wont fold anymore.

As I was contemplated options I couldn't help but notice how nice this offset Craftsman ... more »
Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 4/13/2020 8:01 PM

Got the triple clamps cleaned up. The lower was missing a steering stop bolt, but other than a good cleaning, everything looked to be in good shape. I'm reusing the bearings and races. The frame rubbers for the gas tank came from a 96-00 RM parts lot.

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Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 4/13/2020 6:19 AM

I will probably have to buy some new parts for the upper. The lower was much nicer except the bearing is shot. I peeled the cover off and put fresh grease inside for now. If i use common sense I think I can run these sprockets for a little while though.

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Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 4/12/2020 5:38 PM

Thats awesome bonseff! They were really dwelling on the ATK at 2:51. Also cool to see some banners around the track.

Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 4/12/2020 7:03 AM

I actually found the problem last night. The wheel was a little tight to fit before but now it slips right in. I also found out that my A-Trak components are all jacked up. It appears there was a chain detrailment that caught up inside the upper. It ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 4/10/2020 9:41 PM

And 4 hours later on some of the cheapest equipment that Harbor Freight has to offer, I've got a rotor that can be described as "Not as bad as it could have been." In all honestly I think it turned out pretty good and seems to fit the look of the bike

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Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 4/10/2020 11:01 AM

I hate to spend this much time on something that is purely cosmetic, but I really can't stand this solid disc.

Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 4/9/2020 8:24 PM

Got the engine cleaned up. I decided to touch up the black engine paint afterall. New bearings in the swinger, fighting with the axle nut and making a spacer for the countershaft sprocket. I need to get the A-Trak componets and chain back on before doing

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Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 4/5/2020 7:25 PM

Started cleaning the engine. There are some huge chunks of black powdercoat missing from the cases. I'm not even sure if I'll waste my time touching them up.

Also busted out the "classic" 2002 YZ250F that I did a really detailed build on. It ... more »
Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 4/4/2020 7:06 PM

Yeah Im keeping it. I hope to ride it, but thats what I said about the CR500R too and so far I just boot around the yard on it.

Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 4/3/2020 7:52 PM

Thinking of cross drilling the rear brake rotor. Basically to just make it look cooler.

Also got the badge reattached to the frame. The blue looks pretty cool from the red frame. ... more »
Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 4/1/2020 5:11 PM

Got the frame, swinger and shock spring back from the powdercoater. It looks so much better than the blue IMO.