Archive for the ‘ ATV_Tech ’ Category

October 20th, 2014

Ask the Editors: How to Combat Mushy-Feeling Brakes

Dear ATVC: I have a 2006 Honda TRX400EX that I love in every regard except for one: I got new brakes put on late last season and they feel mushy to me. Not as crisp as the stock ones were new. Is it because I went with cheaper aftermarket stuff rather than OEM Honda? We’re [...]

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October 12th, 2014

Ask the Editors: How Important Are Suspension Travel Numbers?

Dear ATVC: Concerning the difference between front and rear suspension travel numbers, does it matter if the rear travels more than the front, or vice versa? Would too great a difference create an imbalance? FindTheBest Interesting question and the short answer is absolutely. When we head to our local dealership sales-floors or browse the product [...]

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October 9th, 2014

2015 Polaris DAGOR Ultra-Light Combat Vehicle

Each year when we hear news of companies like Polaris nabbing military contracts, the first thing we tend to think is boy I’ll bet they come up with some wicked-cool vehicles for getting troops and gear out into the field. Rarely do we get to check out these mythical beasts… until now. Polaris Defense, a [...]

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October 6th, 2014

Ask The Editors: What Makes a Helmet Worth $800?

Dear ATVC: I’m in the market for a new helmet and happened upon one that cost $750. I’m all or safety but what makes a helmet command such a price tag? Is it really 7-times better than the $99 one I’m considering? You are presumably referring to the ATR-1 from relative newcomer to the helmet [...]

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September 29th, 2014

Ask The Editors: Want to Remove the Quiet Core from My Stock Muffler

Dear ATVC: If i take the silencer/ quite core out of the stock muffler of my 2007 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE, do I have to make any changes to air or gas flow? peslraptor Generally speaking, no, removing the baffle within your Raptor’s muffler shouldn’t require adjustment of the fuel & air ratios. In the [...]

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