Archive for the ‘ ATV_Tech ’ Category

December 18th, 2014

Technology Report: Lithium-ion Batteries

The Future of Batteries Has Finally Arrived Anyone who has ever plugged a cell phone into a charger is already familiar with lithium-ion batteries. Known for their reliable use and fairly quick charge times, lithium-ion has been the go-to power source for consumer electronics for years (laptops, tablets, phones) but of late it appears the [...]

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December 15th, 2014

Ask The Editors: Best ATV for Inexperienced Wife?

Dear ATVC: I recently purchased a 2006 Honda TRX400EX after moving to Florida. I like riding with friends, but I would also like to share the experience with my wife. She is interested in riding, and has been looking at machines on Pinterest (of all places!), pointing out ATVs she likes. Now obviously, what she [...]

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December 8th, 2014

Ask the Editors: Coming Back to the Sport with Performance

Dear ATVC: Back in the day, probably around 12 years ago, I was really into quads (as much as a 13 year old can be) , rode around on a little 250 EX, had a ball with it. Then life happened, and I stopped the hobby, became more focused on building fast cars and so [...]

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November 30th, 2014

Ask The Editors: VFORCE 4 Reed Valve for Yamaha Blaster

Dear ATVC: I got a VForce 4 reed valve for my 04 Blaster and am wondering if it’ll work. Clryan We usually get questions like yours before you actually make the purchase but have good news for you- the Moto Tassinari VFORCE 4 Reed Valve (part # V4145) will indeed install and function for your [...]

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November 24th, 2014

Ask the Editors: Why Doesn’t my UTV Have a Fire Extinguisher?

Dear ATVC: Why don’t the manufacturers include fire extinguishers with UTVs? A buddy of mine had a rollover that resulted in spilled fuel. Fortunately it didn’t ignite but with hot engines and pipes and gasoline in the mix, an extinguisher seems like a must-have item. Good call. We agree with the value of carrying onboard [...]

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