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Ask the Editors: DS650 CDI Blues

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Dear ATVC: I bought a DS 650 with no CDI box. Last owner wired in new box that did not work. I since got a factory CDI but don’t know where wires plug in. I have a connector but don’t know order in which to place wires. Can anyone send me picture please? sailorjack50 Why […] More »

  Comments | By - March 28, 2016

Ask the Editors: Winch Induced Electrical Trouble

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Dear ATVC: I was putting an electric winch onto my 1998 Arctic Cat 300 4×4 (I didn’t touch any wiring at all) and when I went to go start it, nothing would happen. No headlights, neutral light, nothing. I already tried all the fuses with no luck. I have no clue what it could be […] More »

  Comments | By - March 14, 2016

Ask the Editors: Honda Big Red Frames

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Dear ATVC: Hi, I’m rebuilding an 82 Honda Big Red with hi/lo range and it looks like I can get an ’84 motor and transmission with shaft drive and reverse. So is there much difference in the frames or is the ’84 completely different? I’m handy with a mig welder but don’t want to rebuild […] More »

  Comments | By - March 7, 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: ATV Winter Hibernation

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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

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