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Author Topic: An ATC90 trike in progress  (Read 1094 times)

Offline morto

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An ATC90 trike in progress
« on: Jan 30, 2018, 13:10:42 »
I was told im I have too much time on my hands and i need a hobby so i decided to re-live a fond teenage moment and restore a motorbike. Well this was ok i found a cheap motorbike and started at it, then waited for parts and work i couldn't do myself to be done..... back to bored and too much time. Started chatting to a chap whilst having a nice alcoholic beverage who would like someone to fully restore back to factory his ATC90 balloon tire trike. I jumped at the chance.  Then he delivered it and i realised what i was in for with this one.
"Does it run mate?", "it did", "well yes they all ran at one point in time" ....spare time be gone.
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Offline morto

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Re: An ATC90 trike in progress
« Reply #1 on: Jan 30, 2018, 13:11:44 »
Tear down began shes looking rougher by the bolt.
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Offline morto

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Re: An ATC90 trike in progress
« Reply #2 on: Jan 30, 2018, 13:12:57 »
down to a bare frame
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Offline morto

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Re: An ATC90 trike in progress
« Reply #3 on: Jan 30, 2018, 13:15:29 »
looks like he PO spat a chain, a nice little hole in the case. I found degreasing and a light coat of UHT shows a few hard to see potential issues
A Bunch of bikes and yet only one ready to ride
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Offline morto

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Re: An ATC90 trike in progress
« Reply #4 on: Jan 30, 2018, 13:16:39 »
Top of tank was rusted through and a write off, the bottom seam also had a rough repair
A Bunch of bikes and yet only one ready to ride
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and still collecting

Offline morto

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Re: An ATC90 trike in progress
« Reply #5 on: Jan 30, 2018, 13:18:31 »
its like Christmas, a new bottom end (nothing wrong with old one but owner wanted full new rebuild)
Note the case in the background, is a new left side case i purchased and was cleaning to replace the cracked one.
A Bunch of bikes and yet only one ready to ride
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and still collecting

Offline morto

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Re: An ATC90 trike in progress
« Reply #6 on: Jan 30, 2018, 13:21:12 »
Oh, that case i spent hours polishing..... i didnt have and couldnt get the correct font for the engine numbers to be stamped on, so send the old one to dear old dad to weld up for me. then clean the old case. at least i got cleaning practice i suppose
« Last Edit: Jan 31, 2018, 07:46:27 by morto »
A Bunch of bikes and yet only one ready to ride
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and still collecting

Offline morto

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Re: An ATC90 trike in progress
« Reply #7 on: Jan 30, 2018, 13:23:46 »
oooo look i found some 40 year old tires in good condition, well all bar one had a small rip in a seam. only $1000 a tyre what a bargain
oh and the exhaust was shot on the original so happened to find a near untouched one as well.
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and still collecting

Offline morto

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Re: An ATC90 trike in progress
« Reply #8 on: Jan 30, 2018, 13:27:26 »
cleaned the cases and started polishing, having trouble getting the finish i want on them am thinking of trying soda on them then a polish, the intake came up pretty good, now the head, Im going to need to bead blast it to get the old scratch marks out im thinking
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Re: An ATC90 trike in progress
« Reply #9 on: Jan 30, 2018, 13:27:52 »
Looks like this one sat on the beach for a bit too long  :o

Nice find on the tires!

Also fair warning that aluminum will oxidise pretty quickly even with a good polish, which is why I choose to paint.
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