Category: ATV_Tech

Ask the Editors: A Stronger Reed Valve

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Dear ATVC: I was wondering why reed valve petals aren’t made of something more durable, like thin metal. This is the second time I’ve had to replace them on my 89 LTR250 in five years. You’re logic is sound but you’re thinking is taking you in the wrong direction. Early reed valves were indeed equipped […] More »

  Comments | By - November 28, 2016

Ask the Editors: Suzuki Starting Trouble

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Dear ATVC: Last weekend I rebuilt the carb, cleaned the gas tank and valves on my 86 Suzuki LTF230. I was able to crank it by hooking up a car battery – I put the negative to the negative lead and touched the positive directly to the starter. Vroooom…. things are looking good. This was […] More »

  Comments | By - November 21, 2016

Ask the Editors: Help Me Identify My New ATV

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Dear ATVC: I bought a cheap off-brand 4-wheeler for my stepson and I to play around on. I bought it at an estate sale so not much info came with it. It’s a 110cc 3-speed with reverse and electric start. It’s a big 4-wheeler but have no clue what it is. Clueless110 When it comes […] More »

  Comments | By - November 13, 2016

Ask the Editors: The OEM Look for My 3-Wheeler Please

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Dear ATVC: Does anyone know what the proper/original decals for a 1981 Honda ATV 200 look like? When I look online it shows different kinds. Jarret You’re right, it seems throughout the years there have been countless aftermarket variations of the Honda lettering or wing littering the metal tanks of the ATCs that have survived […] More »

  Comments | By - November 7, 2016

Ask the Editors: Best Choice for Cleaning an Air Filter

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Dear ATVC: I’m due for an air filter clean and the last time I used dish soap, the sponge started to crumble apart shortly thereafter. What do you recommend that is strong enough to clean up a pretty dirty filter but gentle enough not to destroy the material? AsterIk You’re in luck – the perfect […] More »

  Comments | By - October 30, 2016

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