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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking at getting a dirtbike.

It's been a long time since I sold my old YZ400 Yamaha and I've missed off road riding a lot.
I have my eye on an '88 ATK 406,any opinions on this bike?
I've found mixed reviews online but from what I've gleaned so far they have a following and are well built reliable machines.
I like that it's American made and very lightweight at 218 lbs and that it has good low end power as I plan on using it as a woods bike at a moderate pace being I'm getting too old for crashes lol.
The current owner has taken very good care of it and it has a new rear shock and some other new parts,asking price is $895.

it's just like this one

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-28-2011, 11:31 PM
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I've been riding dirt bikes for years and have ridden several ATK's that were owned by buddies and all of them sold them due to their quirks - left side kick, non linkage rear suspension, and older technology. ATK was just never able to keep up with the Japanese giants. Now in your situation - that may not be an issue but I would be concerned with reliability as they were never that good in the first place and parts to replace may be an ebay nightmare. My personal recommendation would be to get a used 2 stroke as they are easy to work on/rebuild and easy to start.
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