Tag: ask the editor

Ask the Editors: How Important is a Solenoid?


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: ATV Winter Hibernation


Dear ATVC: My ATV has to be put into long term winter storage while I spent some time abroad. What is the best technique for storing it until I come back in a couple years? Unless you enjoy replacing expensive batteries, the first investment we’d make would be for a good battery tender/ maintainer/ trickle […] More »

  Comments | By - December 28, 2015

Ask The Editors: Mojave Timing Blues


Dear ATVC: I have a 1988 Kawasaki Mojave 250. When I set it on timing and try to kick it over, both intake and exhaust valves open when piston is returning to TDC. I’ve got it in a trade so I can’t really tell you the history behind it but all I know is that […] More »

  Comments | By - July 12, 2015

Ask The Editors: Vintage Suzuki ATV Engine Swaps


Dear ATVC: What other engine/s can fit the 1986 LT230S Quadsport? Just interested to know. Thank you. SincereW The answer to this question isn’t quite as cut & dry as we would like on account of the fact that it really depends on how far you are willing (or comfortable) to take the modifications necessary. […] More »

  Comments | By - March 9, 2015

Ask the Editors: A Moment of Silence for the Kawasaki KFX450R


Dear ATVC: Just read your article on the Apex 450F and was sad to discover only three companies still make 450cc race quads (Yamaha, Honda and Can-Am. I’m hoping it was just an oversight on your behalf as I have managed to locate it on Kawasaki’s site but is the KFX450R really no more as […] More »

  Comments | By - March 2, 2015

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