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TOPIC: New rider, new (to me) AT3!

New rider, new (to me) AT3! 09 Aug 2018 09:49 #1

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Hey everyone!

Just picked myself up a '73 AT3, got her running pretty well and looking to turn her into a beach-rippin' machine, so I'll be asking around the forums and thought I'd introduce myself. This place has been a huge help already in getting her smoothed out, but I know there's a long way to go.

I'm 29 years old and handy with a wrench, though by no means a master mechanic. This is my first foray into motorcycles and 2 stroke engines, so we'll see what happens! If anyone has any suggestions for performance improvements, I'm all ears. Looking to do the 125-175 top end conversion eventually, but I've got a few oil seals to replace first.

Anyway, 'nough rambling', see y'all around!
PS: Her name is Rita.

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New rider, new (to me) AT3! 09 Aug 2018 12:19 #2

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Lovely Rita, AT-3!

(with apologies to the Fab Four)

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New rider, new (to me) AT3! 09 Aug 2018 19:40 #3

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Awesome bike. The 175 top end is the way to go, but just know your electric start is going to struggle to turn it over. Once tuned, kick starts are easy. I have a at2 that I'm always tinkering with. Check you charging system and focus on the mechanics. The rest is easy.

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