Archive for the ‘ Yamaha ’ Category

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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September 25th, 2014

Yamaha Volunteers Improve Coxey Meadows OHV Area

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., employees and volunteers returned to the San Bernardino National Forest in advance of National Hunting and Fishing Day and National Public Lands Day planting shrubs and cleaning up OHV areas for the seventh straight year alongside members of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF). More than [...]

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September 18th, 2014

2015 Yamaha Vikings Rolling Out For Fall Hunt and Harvest

The Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. has announced word that the 2015 Viking Side-by-Sides (SxS) are rolling off the U.S. assembly line in Newnan, Georgia, just in time for fall hunting and harvest. With class-leading cab room and comfort, and superior handling and off-road capabilities, the Viking is a tough and hardworking utility-based vehicle that is [...]

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September 8th, 2014

Ask the Editors: Why Are The Back Tires on Performance Quads So Little?

Dear ATVC: I’ve always wondered why the rear tires on sports quads are so small compared to other ATVs. I always thought it looked kind of ridiculous, especially when the front tires are normal sized. What is the reason for this? Excellent question and indeed, it can look a little disproportionate when compared to the [...]

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September 2nd, 2014

Ask the Editors: Checking My Piston Rings Without X-Ray Vision

Dear ATVC: I’ve got a YFZ450R and I’m a little paranoid about top-end maintenance and don’t want to blow up my engine. I ride pretty hard and race the open class on weekends. Is there any way to tell if my top end (rings specifically) are wearing or worn down without actually tearing into the [...]

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