Category: ATV_Tech

Ask the Editors: Help Me Go Bigger

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Dear ATVC: I’m thinking about upgrading my Kawasaki Bayou 220 to a bigger ATV this summer. I bought it for a good price and definitely got my use out of it. It never let me down but I want something a bit faster and 4×4. I was looking at the Kawasaki Prairie 400, 360 and […] More »

  Comments | By - February 8, 2016

Ask the Editors: ATVs More Affordable Then or Now?

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Dear ATVC: I’m wondering if ATVs are a better deal today than they were back when they first came out. The prices seem so high now but I realize too that the machines are also much more advanced. K Simms That’s a really good question. In 1970 Honda would have sold you the US90 3-wheeler […] More »

  Comments | By - February 1, 2016

Ask the Editors: Let There be (Head)Light

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Dear ATVC: I was wondering if it is possible to put a headlight on a 1986 Honda trx70? If so what wires would I use? RickandTracy It’s definitely possible but considering the stock ignition and stator weren’t designed to accommodate the electrical load of a headlight, your best bet would be to simply pick up […] More »

  Comments | By - January 25, 2016

Ask the Editors: How Important is a Solenoid?

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Dear ATVC: I have a Champion ATV winch (model no. 100243 3500) with no solenoid and only a remote. Will running it this way damage my winch or anything else? Olie The starting solenoid to any electrical device performs a very crucial function- it acts as an electrical current valve. To summarize its function as […] More »

  Comments | By - January 17, 2016

Ask the Editors: Dry Gas Needed With Ethol Blends?

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Dear ATVC: I’ve always added a few cap-fulls of dry gas to my ATV’s tank to keep condensation from freezing during the winter months. The gas station attendant told me that there’s no longer a need to do this with modern blends. Is this true? Believe it or not, yes but depending on what kind […] More »

  Comments | By - January 11, 2016

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