This is Part 3 in our Polaris Barn Find series. In this video, we show some of the freshly painted parts, test the compression, machine the head, and then show the plastics that will be going on next. If all goes well, we should have the Polaris completely back together for the next video. Then we’ll get to start having some fun with it.
This is the first part in a series of videos, where we will resurrect this old Polaris ATV. This particular quad was built as a prototype for Ritter Cycle Racing’s stroker kits. It’s appears to be a Polaris 350L, but it’s actually powered by a 409cc Two-stroke stroker engine. This really is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Over the next few weeks, we plan to bring it back to life and even transform it into more of a sleeper. Then hopefully we’ll lure in some unexpected victims for a little drag racing action. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Ritter Cycle .Racing, in St. Jacob, IL
The background track is “Roads That Burned Our Boots” by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com/). It is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0.
I thought you might like a look at this nicely restored 1972 Kawasaki H2 triple. This one has been modified a bit with some custom port work by Ritter Cycle Racing and some aftermarket expansion chambers. As you can see, it looks and runs great. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!
Rick Ritter is one of the best machinists and engine builders around. He opened Ritter Cycle Racing in St. Jacob, IL, in 1984. Now, after over 30 years in business, he’s still going strong. I’m proud to call Rick a friend and I thought you might want to get to know him too. I hope you like this little glimpse into Rick’s life. Thank you for watching!