Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 1/27/2020 7:43 AM

That's good advise, but my real problem is I have hardly ridden the bike, so I honestly don't know what is going to be comfortable. As much as I would like to powdercoat these, I probably should just spray paint them as its very likely I'll be chopping ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 1/26/2020 4:00 PM

Nice shots Jeffro! And Matt I was going to try and use the stock seat cover....but, now you've got the gears turning. Made some progress on the pegs tonight. I traced the old peg flange and bolt holes to a sheet of mild steel. Here I used a block of

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Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 1/24/2020 9:12 PM

I was thinking the same on the front fender but it was looking a bit too much. I think an "ATK powered by Rotax" will fit nicely on the front number plate or tip of the front fender. Im done with the blue frame! What do you think of all white swinger/frame? ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 1/24/2020 8:52 AM

Progress has come to a halt. I've been sick, its been snowy/single digit temperatures, and I'm out of Argon/Co2 for the welder. Once I get a new bottle I'll be able to repair the broken upper engine mount on the frame and continue on the foot peg mounts.

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Added reply in a thread Chrome powder coat 1/24/2020 8:34 AM

For the KX that finish looks great, but I like the hubs a lot better. At this point I'm thinking about giving up on the nickle plating or metal type finishes. I'm getting into unknown and more costly territory and its holding up progress. My guy does ... more »

Added reply in a thread Chrome powder coat 1/22/2020 10:31 AM

That is unlike any black chrome that I've seen. Do you have any other shots of it?

Added reply in a thread Chrome powder coat 1/22/2020 10:27 AM

I had some parts chromed for a car maybe 5 years back. It was a supercharger outlet and three intercooler tubes and was about $500.

I would think for a MX frame and a swingarm, after shipping it would be nearly a grand. And yes, this shop did ... more »
Added reply in a thread Chrome powder coat 1/21/2020 2:21 PM

That looks pretty good to me. I'm only after a nickle plated finish. Thanks for sharing, I'll have to talk to my guy one more time. Micah

Added reply in a thread Chrome powder coat 1/21/2020 8:26 AM

Difference between $150 and about $1000.

Added reply in a thread New Project You guys Are Gonna Hate Me 1/15/2020 7:51 AM

I always wondered how those cases came apart. That's pretty slick.

Started new thread Chrome powder coat 1/14/2020 2:41 PM

This may be as good of a place to post this as any, but does anyone have experience with chrome powder coat? I already know it won't look anything like chrome, but I talked to my local guy today and he said that in his experience it hasn't been flexible. ... more »

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Added reply in a thread New Project You guys Are Gonna Hate Me 1/7/2020 7:59 AM

I just don't like riding four wheelers. I imagine I would get it out once in a rare while to putt around the yard or play in the snow. Kinda hard to justify investing that much time/money into something that is cool, but I don't really want in the end. ... more »

Added reply in a thread New Project You guys Are Gonna Hate Me 1/6/2020 2:56 PM

Sweet! I have thought about doing a Banshee myself but the rub for me is having to ride it when done. I wouldn't.

Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 1/5/2020 3:54 PM

Sounds like a rewarding and exhausting career! Knock on wood I wont need anything more for these pegs unless I chop and reweld them, but thanks for all the info. I made a little more progress on the pins. It is hard to find time these days.

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Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 1/4/2020 7:36 AM

The pegs actually fit flush in those mounts. There is a sizable boss on each side of the peg which you can't see in the pic. However, if I shaved them off that would give me probably 1/4 inch adjustability front/rear. What I also like about these pegs ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 1/3/2020 7:44 AM

My awesome $17 foot peg brackets wouldn't work with the KTM pegs. Rather than try and work with them, I ended up bending some metal and making my own. They aren't the prettiest but thankfully powdercoat will cover a multitude of sins.

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Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 12/28/2019 3:17 PM

Cleaned up the wheel, got the new tire and tube mounted, cleaned out the wheel bearings and tried to breath new life into them. They will work for a little bit but eventually they will need replaced.

Added reply in a thread 1989 ATK 406 Restoration 12/27/2019 7:40 AM

I started tearing the bike down to the frame for powdercoat. I was able to salvage the foil VIN tag with some dental floss. I believe that I've settled on white for the swingarm and frame.

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Added reply in a thread 98 KX250 opinion 12/18/2019 8:21 AM

Dibs on the clutch fiber plates

Added reply in a thread Twisted Development, $7000-dollar question, can you afford it?? 12/4/2019 5:33 PM

I think my argument is pretty clear and it's not that thumpers are bad. I also think you are being too generous to Yamaha in predicting the future of the sport.