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Old 02-02-2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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The Rescue Bike (ATK build)

Several weeks back we were out in the dinghy checking the docks and came across this :




It was on its side and our first thought was STOLEN!
A friendly nudge, nudge, wink, wink at the local burrito shop revealed that NOPE no DOJ stop on that baby.
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DMV test is not there to teach or prove you can ride the bike, it is there to prove that you can control the bike.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:34 AM   #2
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We went to bed that evening a little sad and confused. An ATK 605 is a beast a production works bike if there ever was one. Yeah, old by today's standards but not a bike that should be on its side on a dilapidated dock in the No-man's land zone of the San Rafael Canal.
We finally left a note.


About a week later we got a voice mail "Hi, this is (owner) and it's there because it don't run and I owe you money?"

No clue but with nothing to lose played phone tag for a couple of weeks. We agreed to forgive a forgotten debt and grab the ATK not knowing its condition. Great, now off to DMV to make sure it's really this guys bike to give away.
Yep, no problem, just pay the thousand of past due registration and penalties

Decided to walk away. But there it was, on its side, on a beat to hell island of an old dock, getting swamped every time a big boat went by

The DMV was able to reduce the penalties to under $1000 so last Tuesday we pulled the dock around to a ramp and:


Thank you TOM (OFG) for the carrier.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:43 AM   #3
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:51 AM   #5
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Home safe with its older brother Note the rear fender mounting





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Old 02-02-2013, 08:52 AM   #6
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Initial inventory of condition:
Complete with the exception of skid plate. Brakes frozen, clutch frozen, and some of the typical ATK stuff seavoyage outlined in his ATK thread.



typical ATK kickstand weld

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:59 AM   #7
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First things first, hang the old girl up for an in depth getting to know you exam and cleaning.

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Old 02-02-2013, 09:06 AM   #11
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Just wondering if you can kick start a 600cc thumper and is it a bit tall? My XR600 gives me fits at times...
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:08 AM   #12
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After about a 4hour cleanup job the condition is surprising



The oil is clean and appears not to be contaminated.

Flushed out the brake system (fluid looked and smelled fresh) and the Brembos seem to be operational. The pads are in like new condition and the rotors cleaned up revealing no pits

phase 1 of brake cleane up. When I pull the wheels for the new tires I will use some fine stainless wool and really clean them up. For now the pad surface area is free from pits and that's a big deal!



Very pleased that with just a mild detergent the Talon hubs cleaned up to new

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The owner had reported that the bike was very "surgey" and would cut out and then come back at full throttle.

When we pulled the tank we noticed some chafing on the inner tank surface.
A closer look revealed the ignition wire chafed through and in sporadic contact with the frame:

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Old 02-02-2013, 09:55 AM   #15
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I won't be needing this bye bye .75 oz:

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