Radical flat track racer

By the Staff of Dirt Wheels


Francis Raynauld is a Dirt Wheels reader up in Quebec, Canada and here is the 1979 Honda ATC70 that he put together. You’ll note that the engine is not the stock 70 unit.  It is a 160cc engine purchased from one of those pit bike companies. Their motor mounts are designed to lineup with ATC and mini frames.

Some of the most fun you can have is getting a bunch of ATC70s together and racing around a small oval. It’s a total blast when those things drift out sideways with the throttles pinned.

Below is the list of items used to build this custom ATC70. It’d be easier to count the number of stock parts.

1979 HONDA ATC70

-YX 160cc Engine

-1985 Oem Fenders

-Genuine Clarke Fuel Tank

-Daytona Outer Rotor kit

-2004 Honda Foreman coil

-Black Dwt Wheels 10×6 Kart rears / 6×8 Atc70

-Custom Red Wheel pinstripes

-Hoosier tires 12×9-6 rears / 15×8-8 front

-Genuine Mikuni Vm26-609 (P.22.5/N.middle notch/M.190)

-UNI Dual Stage angled filter

-2004 Honda Foreman 450 Throttle assembly

-Pitbike throttle Cable

-Renthal Handlebars

-Neverland Handlebar Risers

-Spangler’s brake/clutch levers

-Spangler’s brake/clutch cable

-Spangler’s downwards exhaust

-Spangler’s Recoil

-Spangler’s Spigot type intake

-Spangler’s footpegs

-Spangler’s chain tensioner

-Spangler’s shifter

-RK Red Chain

-Nsk Front/Rear Axle bearings

-Gripper Seat Cover with sprayed on Honda logo

-Hydro Dipped fork

-ODI Lock-on Red Grips

-Custom Number Plate

-Custom Grab Bar

-Custom Rear Hubs

-Custom Rear Plate

-Tether Killswitch

-Ngk CR7HSA Spark plug

-Honda Gn4 10w40 oil

-Shell 91 Octane fuel


Also in his collection are more ATC70s from 1985, 1984, and two from 1983. The blue one is rare.

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